Thursday, December 28, 2017

"Change" is Coming in 2018

The first show of our 2018 season will be a group show with each artist contributing a new piece of artwork inspired by the word, "Change." Install of the work takes place this Saturday with the show officially opening on Wednesday, January 3. Just a reminder that starting in January we will return to our regular gallery hours of Tuesday through Saturday 11 to 5.

A Change of Seasons - Glass - Vicki Green

Change can be the coins in your pocket or at the bottom of your purse; it can be a new hair color or cut & style; a healthier way of eating or a new commitment to exercise; change can involve a move to a new city, state, country or maybe just a new apartment across town; it can mean the addition or loss of a family member; a new job or career move, a divorce or a new love.  Change can be scary, exciting, challenging, rewarding, eye-opening, joyous, and heartbreaking. Whether we like it or not, change happens. It's part of our story.

"Open Spaces" - Photography - Russell J Young
As visual artists, we tell stories, share feelings, depict events, and record observations with paint,  paper, canvas, clay, glass, charcoal, metal, wood, fiber, ink, - materials used throughout history. Please visit us in January and February to see what our artists, using their medium of choice, have to tell, share, depict and record about meaningful "change" in their lives.


"the towers fell and the world changed" - Mixed Media - Donna Sanson

Friday, December 22, 2017

Another Look At Some of This Year's Favorites

The following are some of the many wonderful pieces of artwork that were displayed, and in many cases, sold at AOB Gallery in 2017. I am so proud of the high caliber work by our artists -  couldn't resist one more post with selections from their 2017 creations.

Here's to more great artwork in 2018!

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Holiday Hours

Art On Broadway Gallery will be closed on Monday and Tuesday, December 25 and 26.

We will reopen December 27 thru December 30, and then close again on January 1.

A new show, "Change," will be available for viewing on Tuesday, January 2, 11 to 5.

We wish you the happiest of holidays and a safe and prosperous new year!

Starting in January, the gallery will return to our previous regular hours - 
Tuesday thru Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Last Minute Gifts of Art

We are ready to help you make last minute purchases of tasteful and lasting gifts created by our local artists.

 For instance, 
  • Russell Young's beautiful coffee table book of photographs, along with poetry from area writers, would be something truly memorable for those people on your list who appreciate both the visual and literary arts. $40

  • A 6x6 encaustic "Peace On Earth" painting by Virginia Parks for $100. A family treasure you could display each year - or year round if you wish - and pass down from generation to generation.

  • Hand dyed and felted wool purses, pouches, and wine bottle sleeves by Patricia Rehm from $18 to $45 - rich in fiber and color. 

  • Original mini paintings by Linda Baker (oils from $40 to $70) and Donna Sanson (wc and mixed media - $25 and $30) that can sit on your tabletop or hang on the wall.

Mini Oils by Linda Baker

 Mini Watercolors by Donna Sanson

  • Holiday glass collection by Rae Campbell, from $5 to $125, as well as $5 glass icicles and ornaments.

We have something for everyone's taste and budget, so if you're looking for stocking stuffers, hostess or teacher gifts, or gifts for art lovers or for yourself, stop by and see these items in person. 

Monday, December 11, 2017

Mary Burgess's Demo

For those of you who missed Mary Burgess's demo on Saturday evening, I'm posting some photos from the event. A big thank you to Mary for offering this hands-on opportunity as part of her "Oregon Lovescapes" featured show in December.

After coffee and cookies, guests were invited to join Mary as she demonstrated how she warms up to begin painting by creating blind contour drawings and then adding watercolor to enhance them. About seven lucky beginning artists got to try out Mary's methods after she demonstrated what to do.

Mary began by explaining the rules - your pen doesn't leave the paper, you draw large, and you keep your eyes on the subject you're drawing without looking at the paper as you draw.

Using her left hand as her subject Mary demonstrated the technique as her students watched; they then followed her directions drawing their own hands using the blind contour drawing rules.

They added watercolor and then moved on to a second drawing of fresh veggies and other items Mary provided for reference.

Their third subject was a portrait of the person opposite them at the table using the same method.

The results were fun and fresh, and the guests left with three original paintings and smiles all around.

Once again, Bob Ewing joined us on this 2nd Saturday of the month to add holiday music to the evening's event.

Contact The Village Gallery in Cedar Mill to check out Mary's schedule for watercolor classes.

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Holiday Hustle in Downtown Beaverton

The gallery will be one of two dozens businesses in the historic district of Beaverton to participate in the Holiday Hustle promotion sponsored by Beaverton Downtown Association. The event starts now and continues through January 6. When customers make a purchase with us, they will be given a game board and get a stamp from the gallery. Once they have collected nine or more stamps they will submit their stamped game board to any of the participating businesses and be eligible to win the Grand Prize of a Visa gift card.

Or, customers can post a picture of themselves on Instagram with their favorite item from each business they visit. Post using hashtag #BuyBeaverton and be entered to win daily prizes of $20 gift certificates.

Some of the other two dozen businesses include Beaverton Bakery, Beaverton Florist, Clockwork Rose Tea House, Rose City Modern, The Vault, Ava's Roasteria, Beaverton Sub Station, and Gloria's Secret Cafe. 

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

And so it goes...

Eleven down, one to go. The end of 2017 is at our doorstep. We hope this has been a year with more pluses than minuses, more smiles than tears, more steps forward and less back - and that somehow, sometime, someway, art has made a difference in your lives.

We are grateful for your interest and support of Art On Broadway this past year. We want you to know how much we appreciate your visits, your purchases, and your referrals. Our best wishes for a wonderful holiday and for exciting times in 2018.

          "Year's end is neither an end nor a beinning but a going on, 
          with all the wisdom that experience can instill in us. 
          Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right." 
                                                                        Oprah Winfrey

"Peace On Earth," Encaustic Painting by Virginia Parks $100

Give a Gift of Art

Having a hard time deciding what to give to those on your list this year?

May I suggest you consider a piece of original artwork. It won't be duplicated, it doesn't need batteries, and it won't put on pounds or cause dietary problems. Giving a gift created by the hands and heart of an artist seems more meaningful, more thoughtful, more personal.

We have added some small gift items to our collection of artwork at this time of year - more jewelry by Heather John, small metal tree luminaries by Angela Ridgway, felted wool wine bags and pouches by Patricia Rehm, fused glass photo holders, ornaments and holiday glassware by Rae Campbell, 2018 art calendars by Gretha Lindwood, a book of art photos/poetry by Russell J Young, and mini paintings by Linda Baker, Nancy Cuevas, Virginia Parks, and me, Donna Sanson. Most of these items are very reasonably priced and would make wonderful gifts for teachers, hostess gifts, co-worker gift exchanges, etc.

Glass Photo Frames $10 each

Felted Wool Wine Bags & Pouches

Fine Art Quilt by Elizabeth Bamberger/Mini Oil Paintings by Nancy Cuevas

When couples don't know what to get each other, a great solution might be to visit the gallery together and select a piece of artwork that both find exciting. It can be the beginning of your collection of original art or it can be an addition to your current personal art galley at home or work.

If you're contributing to a group gift along with a number of friends, family members or coworkers, once again consider a piece of artwork that the recipient will remember and appreciate for years. This beautiful watercolor by Mary Burgess is priced at $200 and currently is part of our featured show for November and December. 

Watercolor Painting by Mary Burgess

The fine art quilt by Elizabeth Bamberger or any of the cat themed mini oil paintings by Nancy Cuevas would warm the heart of anyone who receives such a gift. Or we have an equisite selection of glass clocks, platters, dishes, and bowls by Jim Scheller, Rae Campbell, and Vicki Green that are both functional and decorative and would make memorable gifts to be handed down for generations to come.

Come by Tuesday thru Sunday, 11 to 5, and allow us to help you select the perfect art gift for those on your shopping list. Don't forget to attend the December 9 drawing/watercolor demonstration by Mary Burgess - 5 to 8 p.m. Refreshments by member artists and music by Bob Ewing.

The spirit of the holidays is alive and well at Art On Broadway Gallery.