Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Planning Is Underway for Washington County Open Studios

Although it doesn't take place until October, registration for Washington County Open Studios Tour is now underway. Typically about 50 artists from throughout the county register for the event which takes place the third weekend in October. They open their art studios to the public and share their creative process with everyone who visits. The tour is free and the Tour Guide is free. It's a wonderful way to spend a fall weekend. Mark your calendar now and save the dates. More news about the tour and where to get a copy of the Tour Guide will be posted as that information becomes available.

Thumbnails From 2016 Tour

Friday, March 24, 2017

Carli Schultz Will Show @ Gathering of the Guilds

Member artist, Carli Schultz, will once again participate in the wonderful Gathering of the Guilds show, which happens every year at the Oregon Convention Center. She has participated in the show since 2007 as part of the Oregon Glass Guild but this year decided to participate as a member of CMAG, the Creative Metal Arts Guild.  

Carli looks forward to sharing her new work with you so stop by her booth and say hi! And don't forget you can always find a selection of Carli's jewelry at Art On Broadway Gallery.

Gathering of the Guilds
April 21-24
Oregon Convention Center:
 Hall A

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Gallery Member Michael Kelly Makes The News

Michael Kelly just received news that his self portrait was accepted into the Intentional 2017 Spring Exhibit at the Emerald Art Gallery, 500 Main St., Springfield, Oregon. This is a national juried competition and it is an honor for an artist to be included. The exhibit runs from May 2 thru June 3. 

In the meantime, Michael's show, Timeless, continues to be featured at Art On Broadway. Sign up on our Contact page to reserve a spot at Michael's April 8 art talk presentation starting at 5 p.m. 

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

April's Annual Spring Boutique

Each spring we invite up to 15 guest artists to bring us an inventory of their work to expand on our selection of gift items in the gallery. This April's boutique will offer jewelry, scarves, photography, greeting cards, functional and decorative ceramics, paper collage and paint-on-glass paintings, and more. It's a perfect time to purchase graduation, bridal shower, wedding, anniversary, teacher, birthday, and - of course - Mother's Day gifts in our friendly, relaxing gallery. 

Tim Havens, Sine Morse, Barb Sedgwick, Peg Silloway, Carolyn Woody, and Russell Young are back this year with more of their artwork; and Ann Altman, Reiko Archer, Susan Gallacher-Turner, Heather John, Olga Ivkin and Deb Steele will join them as first time boutique artists. All are local and offer gifts created by the hand and imagination of each artist!

The boutique will open on Wednesday, April 5, and continue through April 29. We will host an afternoon reception from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 8. Light refreshments will be offered.

Paper Art by Carolyn Woody

Functional Porcelain by Susan Gallacher-Turner

Whimsical Paintings by Ann Altman

Silver and Stone Jewelry by Heather John

Decorative Ceramics by Tim Havens

Monday, March 20, 2017

Congrats to Carli, Gretha, and Sam

All three of our artists who applied for Portland Open Studios this year have received notice that their work has been accepted. Congratulations to Carli Schultz, Gretha Lindwood, and Sam Hingston. This event typically limits participation to 100 artists from throughout the greater Portland area so standards of acceptance are quite high.

Not only was Sam's work accepted but he received notification that his work was awarded one of two PDXOS Merit Awards. This honor "highlights an artist who both receives a high jury score and is identified by the Board as contributing to the diversity and quality of the tour." Kudos to Sam!

The photo images below share a piece of work by each artist and are currently available at the gallery.

Bloom #20, Wood Sculpture  by Sam Hingston

Splat Pendants, Glass & Silver Jewelry by Carli Schultz

  Blue Seduction, Pastel by Gretha Lindwood

Our Artists - Out & About

Linda Baker, Mary Burgess and Gretha Lindwood, three of the gallery's 2D artists, will exhibit work in the upcoming Lake Area Artists Exhibit, April 21-23, at the Lakewood Center for the Arts in Lake Oswego. Work by these three accomplished artists is always available at Art On Broadway Gallery in Beaverton. The paintings shown below are currently on display and for sale at the gallery through the end of April. 

Chinese Lanterns, Oil by Linda Baker 

 Old Soul, Watercolor by Mary Burgess

Clouds Reflected, Pastel by Gretha Lindwood

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Free Demos Every Tuesday in April

I'm happy to announce that we will offer demos every Tuesday afternoon in April starting at 2 p.m. There is no charge to attend. However since seating is limited, we suggest you reserve a spot by contacting the gallery. Call 503.601.3300; email info@artonbroadway.net, or sign up on the Contact page of our Website www.artonbroadway.net. 

Two of our regular guest artists and two of our new members will present a demonstration in a medium in which they specialize. These demos are meant to be fun and informative.The schedule for April is shown here:

April 4 - Encaustic Monotype with new member Dianne Jean Erickson

Dianne joined Art On Broadway in March 2017 and immediately became involved by creating our quarterly postcard design for April, May and June. She also answered my request for artists to offer a Tuesday afternoon demo. A big thank you to Dianne for her willingness to share this exciting process with everyone.

"What I love about the making of these prints is working with gesture, the love of line and irregular shape, spontaneous and in the moment, evidence of the artists hand in the making of a mark. They come from mind to hand to paper in very little time and without preconceived ideas about what they should be. " ...Dianne Jean Erickson

April 11 - Drawing With Pencil & Charcoal, Guest Artist George Schweser

George has been a regular participant in our guest shows since we first started offering them. He holds a BFA in Painting from Kansas City Art Institute; we are grateful to him for his offer to conduct a demo here at the gallery.

George plans to demonstrate drawing with pencil during the first hour and follow with a hour of drawing demo using charcoal and pastel. 

April 18 - Watercolor, Guest Artist Olga Ivkin

Olga, like George, is a regular participant in our Call to Artists open shows. She is also a guest artist this year in our Spring Boutique. Formally trained in fine arts at one of Russia's most prestigious art universities, Strooganov Moscow State University of Arts and Industry, Olga has graciosly offered to share her training and talent as she demonstrates her watercolor process for us.

April 25 - Felting with new member Patricia Rehm

Patricia also joined us in March 2017 after participating in our 2016 Holiday Boutique. We are very happy to have her as a member and to share her wonderful fiber artwork with the public. Her scarves, purses, bags, and hats have already proven to be popular with our guests.

Patricia has been working with fiber arts since 1975, recently creating and embellishing felt pieces, both functional and whimsical. She uses specially dyed fibers, an ancient felting technique, and hand sculpting, to create one-of-a-kind lightweight, durable, and exquisite pieces of art.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Congratulations to Jim Scheller!

We are so proud to announce that one of our gallery artists will have work in a special exhibit of glass at the Mariettta/Cobb Museum of Art in Marietta, Georgia, April 8 - June 18. Below are five of Jim Scheller's pieces which were juried into "For The Love Of Glass." He will be flying to Atlanta to attend the Opening Reception on April 8. 

To see more of Jim's work, you just have to visit Art On Broadway Gallery in downtown Beaverton - no airports, no ticket prices, no crowded planes. Just stop by any Tuesday thru Saturday, 11 to 5 p.m.

Monday, March 13, 2017

Lucky For Us, Their Choice Is Glass

This post is for all the glass lovers out there. We are so fortunate to have four artists in the gallery who chose glass as their medium of choice. Visit us and see the diversity of color, style, and shape of the glass works created by these talented individuals. 

Rae Campbell creates both functional and decorative glass artwork. She says, "I have been working with glass since 1999 and there is something magical that happens when you introduce cold glass to a hot flame or kiln, it goes from something shapeless into a wonderful work of art."

Vicki Green also creates both functional and decorative pieces,as well as whimsical yard art. She describes her art journey this way, "My glass artwork continually evolves and often expresses my interpretation of elements of nature, life experiences, and textiles. I find myself exploring gradient lines, shadows and depth which are attained through multiple processes and constant experimentation."

Jim Scheller discovered glass in 2012 and says his inspiration "comes from the forms, textures and colors of natural and man-made objects, and objects imagined." His works "invite one to gaze inside and view the flows created by heat and gravity on the once molten glass; to get lost in the dance of light and color."

Jewelry designer Carli Schultz shares,"Glass can be made by nature or made by humans, and is one of the most enduring materials a human can create with. Sharing the joy of a glass creation and seeing someone else light up when they look into my small worlds is one of the best gifts of my art. Something about glass is inviting to everyone, at almost every age."

March Reception

If you missed our reception on Saturday, here are some photos from the event. Our thanks to all the people who came out to enjoy the evening with us.

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Busy Day For Art Receptions

Heading out soon for Pam Nichols art reception at Art Elements in downtown Newberg. She is one of two featured artists in the Interwoven show. Reception is from 3 to 5 p.m.

Then from 5 to 8 p.m., I'll be at the reception for Michael Kelly and his "Timeless" exhibit at Art On Broadway Gallery in downtown Beaverton. I'm always fascinated by the strength and confidence of Michael's work and he certainly doesn't disappoint me with these new pieces.

I first met Michael years ago through the annual art show sponsored by Beaverton Arts Commission at the library. His work stood out to me - evidently it also impressed the jurors for 2016 BAM because Michael earned Best of Show for one of his entries "Men In Suits."

Quoting a friend of mine - "Get out and see art."


Quick Time

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Almost Time To Change Our Times

Please Note:

Beginning Saturday, April 1, the gallery will remain open until 6 p.m. More daylight means more time to browse or shop at Art On Broadway!

Friday, March 3, 2017

March/April Featured Member Show - Michael R Kelly

Please Note:  Starting in March, our featured member shows for 2017 will change from a one month to a two month event. We will host our regular Artists Reception on the 2nd Saturday of the first month of the show, and the featured artist will offer a demo or an art talk on the 2nd Saturday of the second month of the show. The time for each remains the same - 5:30 to 8 p.m.

Michael Kelly joined Art On Broadway in November of 2016. He had just won Best of Show at the Beaverton Art Mix (BAM) for his piece, "Men In Suits." His latest mixed media work is our featured show for March and April and is titled Timeless.

In describing his process Michael says, "I work with a variety of tools. Although I do paint, my work is more closely associated with drawing. I work intuitively. I respond to what I see. I do not predetermine."

Timeless is a tribute to the pocket watch and its connection to Michael's family history. Please join us for the reception and/or the art talk and get to chat with Michael in person.

Interwoven - Works by Pam Nichols

Art On Broadway Gallery Artist has new work featured at Elements Gallery in Newberg, Oregon from now through April 8, with a reception from 3 to 5 on March 11. We are lucky enough to have one of her pieces from this latest series on exhibit here in Beaverton. This 50 x 24 x 2 piece is titled Exposed V and is encaustic, graphite, ink, and paper. Come see it in person!

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Guest Show for March - "A Way In: Windows & Doors"

Guest artists this month submitted works in acrylic, embossed pewter, mixed media, oil, pastel, photography, scratch board, and watercolor. The windows and doors they chose to depict in their art are as varied as the materials and styles they work in - a winter view from a home window; a man gathering eggs in a barn lit by morning sunlight; an archway in the ancient Russian city of Pskov; a door opening into a Spanish courtyard; a pattern of windows in the Koin Tower in Portland; an opening into an old Italian wine cellar; and the play of moonlight streaming through an open window.

Works by Norman Enzor, Olga Ivkin, Blaine Johnson, Stephen Kekule, Marianne Monson, Diana Nadal, George Schweser, Barb Sedgwick, Milt Wear, Nancy Wunn, and Russell Young are included in this exhibit.

"A Way In; Windows & Doors" opened yesterday and will continue through April 1. Drop by Tuesday through Saturday, 11 to 5 p.m., or join us on Saturday, March 11, 5:30 to 8 p.m., to meet and chat with the artists.