Tuesday, August 30, 2016

AOB Welcomes Harold Walkup

We are thrilled to welcome Harold Walkup as our newest gallery member. He is a signature member of the National Watercolor Society, the Northwest Watercolor Society and the Western Federation of Watercolor Societies.

In 2015 Harold was living and painting in Valencia Spain where he demonstrated his work at the Valencia Watercolor Society and was invited to paint with professional artists at locations throughout Spain. One of his recent works was acquired by the Valencia Watercolor Society for their permanent collection.

He resumes teaching watermedia at Oregon Society of Artists on September 7. Classes are drop in and offered at $25/class; 9:30 to 12:30 each Wednesday. http://www.oregonsocietyofartists.com/

Please stop by the gallery and see some of Harold's paintings in person.

Friday, August 26, 2016

Sold Yesterday

It was such a pleasure to assist a kind gentleman from Portland in finding the perfect wedding gift for his friends. While picking it out, he happened upon another piece that he had to have for himself. Those things happen when you come to Art On Broadway Gallery - there is eye candy everywhere you look. Congratulations to Rae Campbell and Jim Scheller, and a sincere thank you to the gentleman from Portland.

Bridgetown by Jim Scheller

Multicolored Platter by Rae Campbell

Monday, August 22, 2016

Washington County Open Studios Tour

Once again the gallery will participate in the Washington County Open Studios tour on Saturday and Sunday, October 15 and 16 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. This is the 7th annual tour for Washington County artists.

Last Saturday Bert and I attended a planning meeting for the tour and picked up a supply of tour guides and bookmarks. The guides are free and were designed by Joyce Gabriel who is one of the artists on the tour. She created a beautiful guide which lists information and images on all 42 participating artists and five galleries, along with a map to assist visitors with locating studios. Guides are available now at the gallery; stop by and pick one up!

Five of our current artists will have their studios open for this event: Linda Baker, Gretha Lindwood, Pam Nichols, Virginia Parks, and Donna Sanson. We all hope you will visit us during this event so we can share our creative spaces with you.

Stinger, Oil by Linda J. Baker

Colors of March, Pastel by Gretha Lindwood

Marked by Time, Mixed Media Encaustic by Pam Nichols

Pear In A Square, Encaustic by Virginia Parks

Across, Watercolor/Acrylic by Donna Sanson

Sunday, August 21, 2016

On Our Walls & Pedestals

As always, we have wonderful artwork on our walls and pedestals; our current show runs through next Saturday, August 27. Our guest show, "Through The Looking Glass," continues until then as well. The following Monday our artists bring in new work for the months of September and October. If you've fallen in love with something currently on display, this week is the time to act. We are open 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday; we would be delighted to help make your dream come true.

Following are a few images of current artwork:

Old Soul, Watercolor by Mary Burgess

Pure Purr, Watercolor by Mary Burgess

Poppies At The Ranch, Pastel by Gretha Lindwood

Portland, Glass Platter by Jim Scheller

Bottle, Naked Raku by Kris Paul

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Something To Think About...

     "Keep your thoughts positive, because your thoughts become your words. Keep your words positive, because your words become your behaviours. Keep your behaviours positive, because your behaviours become your habits. Keep your habits positive, because your habits become your values. Keep your values positive, because your values become your destiny."  Mahatma Gandhi

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Sold At The Reception

Among other items, the beautiful platter depicted below by Angela Ridgway sold at last night's reception. Always exciting when a piece of artwork finds a new home. Congratulations to Angela, Peggy Harkins, Rae Campbell, Wendy Givens, and guest artist Susan Schin for your sales!

What You'll See

If you haven't seen the current show at the gallery, there's still time. It continues through Saturday morning, August, 27. Below are several photos of what you'll see. Our hours are 11 to 6 Tuesdays through Saturdays; we hope you'll stop by and enjoy the wonderful artwork created by our gifted local artists.

Something To Think About


       "To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics; to appreciate beauty; to find the best in others; to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded."

                                                                                                                          - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Friday, August 5, 2016

Going, Going, Gone...

Three of our wonderful artists are leaving us at the end of August - Nikki Dilbeck, Irena Ellis, and Peggy Harkins. We have loved having these ladies as part of our "family" and will miss their energy, creativity, and positive spirit.  Time is running out for you to purchase a piece of original artwork by one or all of these talented artists at our gallery in Beaverton.  Stop by Tuesday through Saturday   11-6 p.m. through August 27, or attend our Artists Reception on Saturday, August 13, 5-8 p.m. 

Abstract Acrylic Paintings by Nikki Dilbeck...

Non-Objective Cold Wax Paintings by Irena Ellis...

Sculpted Handpainted Wooden Boxes by Peggy Harkins...


"Through The Looking Glass" - Guest Show for August

Congratulations to the seventeen guest artists whose work was juried into our August Guest Show. A little more than half of the applicants have entered previous shows at Art On Broadway Gallery, but seven are first timers. It's an exciting show with works in acrylic, dyes on silk, fiber, glass, mixed media, monotype collage, photography, soapstone, and watercolor.

The reception to celebrate the artists and their work will be held on Saturday, August 13, 5-8 p.m. Join us in honoring Sima Ansari, Marilyn Davis, Lynn Deal, Kathy Engholm, Laura Hopper, Olga Ivkin, Stephen Kekule, Patricia Mark, Collin Murphy, Diana Nadal, Brianna Schettle, Susan Schin, Susan Supola, George Schweser, Saundra Timberlake, Richard Woodman, and Russell Young.

The show continues through Saturday, August 27.

Time To Start Posting Again

My efforts recently have gone into other projects, but it's time once again to post AOB news to our blog.

We've have some wonderful shows this year and our receptions have been very well attended. Images of some of the original artwork that found a happy home recently are shown below.