Wednesday, May 31, 2017

June Ends The School Year, Celebrates Father's Day, Begins Summer, and Offers Great Featured Shows At Art On Broadway Gallery

Angela Ridgway's wonderful show, "when darkness comes," continues through July 1 in the main gallery. Reserve a space for her Art Talk presentation on June 10 by emailing The talk will begin at 5 p.m.; it is free and light refreshments will be provided.

Five student artists from Beaverton High School have their work featured on the gallery's Guest Wall through July 1. Their show, "Emerging Artists," is presented in partnership with the Beaverton Arts Commission, and with the cooperation and support of art instructors Emily Lux and Kathleen Hawthorne, Thanks are also due to the kind folks at Cedar House Media for donating their services to produce the show's postcard. Please join us for an afternoon reception on Saturday, June 3, from 2-4 p.m. to celebrate the work of these fine young artists: Ben Bain, Kayla Dagnino, Kahlil Eugenio, Enjoli Rodriguez, and Angelina Syrop.                

Friday, May 19, 2017

Sam Hingston's Jellyfish Series #5

Sam shares the following about his latest fantastic sculpture, "The 5th piece in my jellyfish series is now complete. Relative to the others I have made, it is mid-sized standing at 42" tall. I designed this one a little differently than the others, using more hardwood ply for pattern and stainless steel, rather than copper, for the tentacles. I also oriented it at a bit of an angle in an attempt to give it more of a sense of motion."

Come by the gallery to see this stunning piece first hand. You won't be disappointed.  

Broadway Street Festival - June 24

Mark your calendars now. The city of  Beaverton and the Beaverton Downtown Association are planning a major event on Saturday, June 24 from 3 to 8 p.m. Broadway Street between Watson & Hall and Hall & East Street will be closed to traffic. Visitors will be treated to live music, food vendors, arts & crafts, a children's activity center, and more.

Art On Broadway will have a double booth in front of the gallery with demonstrations by some of our artists and a hands-on art activity for the enjoyment of guests who stop by our booth. Of course we will also have original art for sale by our outstanding 20 local artists.

In September, the gallery will celebrate seven years in business on SW Broadway. We are grateful for the support of our community, fellow business owners, and city leaders as we continue to provide a venue for fine art in Beaverton's historic downtown.

Be sure to add us to your list of  "must-visit" shops during this special event!

"We're The Dessert"

A visitor came in today after having lunch next door at Gloria's Secret Cafe. Her name was Eileen and she made my day by sharing that she had lunch at Gloria's and came to Art On Broadway Gallery for dessert! How's that for a compliment.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

May Artist Reception - A Big Hit

Helen Brown, Vivian Olsen, and Jacqueline Newbold represented the twelve High Desert Art League artists from Bend, Oregon at our May reception this past Saturday. The group's exhibit, "Dans le Jardin" will remain on display through May 27; still plenty of time to stop by and see these beautiful paintings. 

We sold Jacqueline's painting, "Garden Delight," at the event to one very happy client. Congratulations Jacqueline!

Also being honored at the May reception was Angela Ridgway for her powerful show, "when darkness comes." Angela's work will remain on display through July 1; join us for her ArtTalk presentation on the second Saturday of June starting at 5 p.m. The presentation is free and
will include light refreshments.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Tuesday @ Two Demos Return In June

Visitors to the gallery will have more opportunities to see free art demos each Tuesday at 2 p.m. in June. Call to reserve a spot as seating is limited.
  • June 6:    
  • Rae Campbell will demonstration fused glass techniques. 
    • "As an artist, I get a lot of enjoyment when I am creating my art, and also when I am able to share with others this experience and see the joy on their faces when they either purchase a piece or create a piece of art they love."

  • June 13 
  • Carli Schultz will demonstrate electroforming.
    • "By working in a medium so old, and a discipline so ancient, I reach to the future with one hand, while standing in the footsteps of so many glass artists behind me, stretching back into time for thousands of years."
Carli Schultz - Ladybug: Glass, copper, sterling

  • June 20 
  •  Guest Artist George Schweser will share drawing techniques using pencil & charcoal.
    • 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.

  • June 27 
  • Donna Sanson will share basic watercolor techniques.
    •  "I strive for compositions with strong light and dark contrast, a sense of space and time,  and a color palette that suits the subject and seduces the viewer." 

Friday, May 12, 2017

Michael Kelly Wins Award

Artist Michael Kelly was recently honored with a Merit Award for his self portrait on exhibit in the 2017 Spring Exhibit, "Intentional," at the Emerald Art Center, Springfield, Or. Michael says, "The entire show is awesome. Go see it and support art in your community!" 

Michael is a resident of Beaverton and a member of Art On Broadway Gallery in the historic downtown district.

Self Portrait, Michael Kelly