Thursday, August 31, 2017

September Show Is Waiting To Impress You

Another outstanding show at the gallery for the months of September and October. We are featuring our final exhibit of artwork by Pam Nichols who moved to Perth, Australia in early August but who will remain in our hearts forever. This show is a tribute to Pam and the energy and passion she gave to all of us over her years as a member of Art On Broadway. "Living: Lessons of Life" includes twelve encaustic paintings with a story.

Images from "Living: Lessons of Life"

In addition, we are introducing three new members to the gallery - each with their own personal style and medium. Nancy Cuevas returns with a collection of mini oil paintings of cats; Elizabeth Bamberger introduces her fine art quilts; and Jan von Bergen shares a collection of her ceramic work. We are so fortunate to have these talented women join our group.

A River Far Below Fine Art Quilt by Elizabeth Bamberger

Our guest show this month is a solo show of oil paintings by Blaine Johnson inspired by a recent trip to Scotland. Rumor has it that Blaine - who loves everything Scottish - will wear his Scottish kilt to the reception on Saturday, September 9 from 5 to 8 p.m.

A Portion of Blaine Johnson's Oil Paintings Featuring All Things Scottish

I love this gallery and the artists who make it so special. Come by the gallery and see for yourself what's happening in this small gem of an art gallery on a charming street in historic downtown Beaverton.

Oil Painting by Linda Baker and Felted Wool Hats by Patricia Rehm

Friday, August 25, 2017

"The mind is like an umbrella..."

This is the first umbrella to be turned in for the October 14 Cultural Art & Tasting Walk in downtown Beaverton. Calling all artists to transform a plain paper umbrella into something really special. We hope to have 48 artisan umbrellas to sell as a fundraiser for the Beaverton Downtown Association. Stop by Art On Broadway Gallery to get started.

The mind is like an umbrella,
it functions best when open.
Walter Gropius

Thursday, August 24, 2017

The Days Are Numbered

The current show at the gallery is coming to a close on Saturday, August 26. If you haven't seen this exhibit, you need to hurry in. If you saw the show and something wonderful caught your eye, now is the time to return and make that piece your own!

It doesn't get much better than Gretha Lindwood's collection of plein air pastel paintings. Gretha has honed her talent to the highest degree and shares fifteen of her latest pieces with this exhibit - "Evocative Blues." Our guest wall show, "At The End Of The Day," also closes on Saturday. Twenty pieces by area artists depict how each of the fifteen participants interpreted this theme.

Gallery hours are Tuesday thru Sunday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.


Imagine what you, as an artist, can do to transform this simple paper umbrella from a blank "canvas" to a work of fine art.
The gallery is in partnership with the Beaverton Downtown Association on a Cultural Art & Tasting Event in October. Watch for more information about this event in the upcoming weeks. The painted/decorated umbrellas will be sold during the event as a fundraiser for the BDA.  
We have 48 umbrellas to complete by the end of September - I'm still working on my first. I can tell you a couple of things about this project - I can't do this by myself, and it's really fun to experiment with various materials on an unusual support and format. So I'm challenging all you accomplished artists out there to stop by the gallery and pick up an umbrella; take it home, create something beautiful and sign it; then return the finished product before the end of the month. Your donated time, talent and materials will be greatly appreciated!


Friday, August 18, 2017

Painters Showcase This Weekend

Gallery artist Linda Baker and her friends at Painters Showcase will feature their paintings this weekend at their annual show. This year the event has a new location - The Grand Hotel at Bridgeport in Tigard. The show opened today and continues through Sunday; hours are 11 to 8 Friday and Saturday and 11 to 6 on Sunday.

Linda has been with us since we opened seven years ago. Her oil paintings can always be found at Art On Broadway in Beaverton.

"Chinese Vessels" - Oil

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.