Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Guest Show for June - Paul Kingsbury

 Sea Fever by John Masefield
I must go down to the seas again, to the lonely sea and the sky,
And all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by,
And the wheel's kick and the wind's song and the white sail's shaking,
And a grey mist on the sea's face, and a grey dawn breaking.

I must go down to the seas again, for the call of the running tide
Is a wild call and a clear call that may not be denied;
And all I ask is a windy day with the white clouds flying,
And the flung spray and the blown spume, and the sea-gulls crying.

I must go down to the seas again, to the vagrant gypsy life,
To the gull's way and the whale's way, where the wind's like a whetted knife;
And all I ask is a merry yarn from a laughing fellow-rover,
And quiet sleep and a sweet dream when the long trick's over.
A love of the sea - that's what John Masefield and Paul Kingsbury share. Masefield expressed his feelings through poetry, while Paul Kingsbury uses canvas, paint and brushes to convey his affection for "the lonely sea and the sky."
Kingsbury acrylics are featured on the Guest Wall at Art On Broadway during the month of June in his solo show, "The Wonders of the Sea.". The show opens on June 3 and continues through Saturday, June 27. A reception to celebrate these glorious paintings and to honor the man who painted them will be held on Saturday, June 13, from 6 to 9 p.m.
This is a wonderful collection of seascapes from an artist who has spent over 40 years depicting a subject he knows and loves. Be sure to visit the gallery this month - you'll swear you can smell the salt air.

Monday, June 1, 2015

Featured in June - Pam Nichols and "Rust & Wax"

The fascination with encaustic paintings continues, and Pam Nichols is one of the reasons it is so popular in our area. Pam is inventive, fearless, and always challenging herself. She is generous with her time, energy, and knowledge; and is an inspiration to all of us at AOB and a magnet for anyone anywhere interested in the arts.

"Rust & Wax"  reveals more of her work using rusted metal and pigmented beeswax, and opens Wednesday, June 3. The show runs through June 27, with a reception in her honor on Saturday, June 13, from 6 to 9 p.m.

Although Pam's work can be found in other galleries and annual shows, "Rust & Wax" is her major show for 2015. We feel very honored to have Pam as a member of Art On Broadway and to be unveiling her latest body of encaustic paintings.

Planetary Travel

Updates on May Events

Lake Area Artists 2015 Show:
A number of our artists are also members  of Lake Area Artists, a group of 40 artists that exhibits annually at the Lake Oswego Art Center - Linda Baker, Alex Boyden, Sandy Dutko and Gretha Lindwood,

Congratulations to Gretha Lindwood whose painting "Quiet Anticiption" was awarded the First Place blue ribbon at the 49th Annual Show. Her painting, "On The Path," received the Mayor's Choice award ribbon. Check out the "red dots" in the photo of Gretha and her display.

In addition, Gretha has work in a pastel show at Valley Art Gallery, 2022 Main Street in Forest Grove, during June. Artist demo and reception on Saturday, June 6, from  2 to 6 pm.

AOB's "At the Movies" Group:
The group was small, but the conversation was lively as we met to share our thoughts on the movie, "Big Eyes." The highlight of the discussion was the unveiling of Margaret Keane's portrait of Linda Baker as a small child. At the time when the portrait was painted, Margaret lived next door to Linda's family in Redondo Beach, CA. and did portraits of Linda's entire family. Keane's paintings of waifs with big eyes later became highly profitable and the secret behind how they were marketed is the story behind the movie. Linda and her portrait are show below.

Check our website regularly for announcements of future discussions of art movies/books at AOB. We all agreed it was a good activity and worth repeating.