Monday, August 14, 2017

More Fiber In Your Diet Is Good For You

Isn't that what the nutritionists and doctors keep telling us?

Well, we are happy to announce that you can soon get an extra dose of fiber at Art On Broadway Gallery. This type of fiber, however, is meant to be digested with your eyes. Starting in September, Elizabeth Bamberger will join fiber artist Patricia Rehm who designs and creates hand-dyed felted wool/silk wearable art currently for sale at the gallery .

Elizabeth is originally from England and spent time in Latin America before settling in Portland seventeen years ago. Since retiring, she has found her passion in the exploration of fiber arts, especially fine art quilts. She loves to create her own designs and to push the limits by rusting, painting, and dyeing fabric. Elizabeth says her landscape and cityscape designs have become increasingly more abstract over time.

Here are photo images of two of her recent wall quilts. A big welcome to Elizabeth!

Check Out Our New Look

Thanks to Dianne Erickson we have a new logo that has a fresh, contemporary look. We hope you like it as much as we do! Let us know what you think.

Sunday, August 6, 2017

The Return of Nancy Cuevas

It is with great pleasure that I announce the return of Nancy Cuevas as a member of the gallery. She will be back starting in September and will feature a line of smaller paintings that are sure to please all you cat lovers out there. Below are photo images of some of her recent oil paintings.

Coming Soon...

Our guest wall in September will feature oil paintings by Blaine Johnson created on a recent trip to Scotland for his "First Impressions" solo show in the gallery's west wing. Mark your calendar now for his artist's reception on Saturday, September 9, from 5 to 8 p.m. Here's a photo of Blaine painting and a sneak peek of what he encountered on his travels.

Saturday, August 5, 2017

A Fond Farewell to Kris Paul and Wendy Givens

Working-Hands-5It's always with sadness that we say farewell to our artists. Over the years we have become friends, and it's always hard to say so-long to friends. But both Kris Paul and Wendy Givens will remain in the area and we hope to stay in touch. 

Kris has been with us from almost the beginning. Her signature work is naked raku bottles with their Asian-inspired design and flawless surface quality. Over the years she challenged herself to learn new techniques and work in various media. One new direction led her to discover the world of natural dyes and silk fabric and she created a collection of luscious and elegant silk scarves. Both bottles and scarves will still be available at AOB through the end of August. 

As a member, Kris shared her knowledge, experience, and creative ideas with all of us and we will miss her. She has taken a full time job with Portland's Japanese Gardens; we wish her well.

Wendy joined us in March of 2015 and has shared her whimsical acrylic paintings with us since that time. I first spotted her work at Southminster Presbyterian Church's Celebration of Creativity and loved her palette and how her paintings made me smile - her subjects are fun. I invited her to join us, she accepted, and so the story goes. As with Kris Paul, her work will continue to be available at Art On Broadway Gallery through August 26.

Wendy started out staffing the gallery, then last year took over the task of writing and distributing our press releases. Not only did she share her talent with us, but her kind, cooperative, and reliable nature made her a real asset to our group. Our best wishes to Wendy in all that her future holds.

A "Couple" of Artists

I just discovered yesterday that member artist Gretha Lindwood has another artist in her family - husband Walt Socha is a writer and has published two novels with Crossover Series. Gretha was visiting the gallery and somehow Walt's literary skills came up in the conversation. I've known Gretha a long time now and never knew this about Walt. In the last couple of years, this couple has traveled to various locations so Walt could do research for his books, "Conflict" and "Contact." I always thought they were traveling to discover imagery for Gretha's paintings.

Speaking of Gretha and painting, she will demonstrate her talent on the second Saturday of August starting at 5 p.m. It's exciting to watch her transform a blank sheet of sanded pastel painting into one of her beautiful landscapes. Seating at the gallery is limited. If you have a folding chair, you might want to bring it along.

You still have until August 26 to see Gretha's featured show, "Evocative Blues." The work is outstanding, and it's exciting to see so many of Gretha's pastels all in one place. How grateful we are to have this talent in our gallery!

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Guest Artists Show Opened Today

Our August guest wall show, "At The End of The Day," opened today at Art On Broadway. The show will run through Saturday, August 26, with a reception scheduled for Saturday, August 12, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Fifteen artists had their art juried into the show which features all two-dimensional work. Congratulations to Robin Becic, Rebecca Benoit, Leslie Boyce, Karen Doyle, Karen Fletcher, Blaine Johnson, Terry Johnson, Trev Kubat, Barbara Martin, Denise McDonald, Diane Nadal, Nick Oatman, Pablo DeSantiago, Barb Sedgwick, and Robert Zorko.

Dianne J. Erickson is Out & About Once More

Dianne just reported...
"Betty" and "Cassandra" are on their way with their sister paintings, Grants Pass Museum of Art, whew!!!

What charmers!

Dianne's work can always be found at Art On Broadway Gallery in Beaverton.