Saturday, September 30, 2017

Umbrella Update

A number of area artists turned in their one-of-a-kind painted umbrellas today for a fundraiser to benefit the Beaverton Downtown Association, a 501.c3 nonprofit.  A few of the finished designs are shown below. The fundraiser is part of the Cultural Art & Tasting Walk sponsored by the BDA and the Beaverton Arts Commission scheduled to take place on Saturday, October 14, from 2 to 6 p.m. Each umbrella is signed by it's designer and is meant to be used as a piece of decorative art. Some umbrellas will be on display at Beaverton Kia showroom and Art On Broadway Gallery (and possibly some of the art walk host businesses) as the date of the event nears. Contact the Beaverton Downtown Association for details, 

Virginia Parks, AOB encaustic artist, with her design

Virginia Parks, Michael Kelly, Gretha Lindwood, Patricia Rehm, Heather Johns, and Donna Sanson - all Art On Broadway artists -  each donated at least one umbrella design to the fundraiser.

Photos from September's Artists Reception

Russell Young's photos captured activity at our recent September Artists Reception honoring Pam Nichols and guest artist Blaine Johnson. Folks enjoyed themselves inside and outside of the gallery, and Pam even attended through the magic of today's technology. 

Friday, September 29, 2017

Tualatin Valley Creates

Congratulations to Cindy Dauer and her team at Westside Cultural Arts for unveiling their new logo and launching their new mission for the arts in Washington County. The group held a special event last night at Jenkins Estate in Hillsboro to kick off their new look and identity -  Tualatin Valley Creates.

Tualatin Valley Creates

AOB Artists - Out and About

I think Fall should be named The Season of Visual Arts Events in Oregon - there are so many events celebrating the visual arts during this time. Here are some in which our artists are participating:

Dianne J Erickson
Solo Exhibit Walters Cultural Arts Center
Vicki Green & Elaine Tan
Local 14 thru Sunday, October 1
Left  Bank Annex - NE Porland - $5 recommended donation at the door

Sam Hingston, Gretha Lindwood, & Carli Schultz
Portland Open Studios - Oct 14/15 & Oct 21/22
       $15 Tour Guides Available at New Seasons & Dick Blick   

Angela Ridgway
Clark County Open Studios, Nov. 11-12 10-5p.m.
214 E. McLoughlin Blvd., Vancouver, WA.                  

Sam Hingston, Gretha Lindwood, Virginia Parks, Donna Sanson 
Washington County Open Studios - Oct 14 & 15
Free Tour Guides Available at Art On Broadway Gallery

Elizabeth Bamberger, Sam Hingston, Michael Kelly
Beaverton Art Mix (BAM) - Oct 5-8
Free at Beaverton Library during library hours

Vicki Green
Art In The Burb - Oct 14/15
Tigard High School Gym, 9000 SW Durham Rd.

Linda Baker, Elizabeth Bamberger, Mary Burgess, Virginia Parks, Angela Ridgway, Donna Sanson, and Jan von Bergen
First Unitarian Church, Main & 12th, Portland - thru November 3

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Pam Nichol's Final Exhibit At Art On Broadway Gallery

"Living: Lessons of Life," continues through Saturday, October 28, at Art On Broadway Gallery. The exhibit consists of thirteen powerful encaustic paintings by Pam Nichols, former member of the gallery and now resident of Perth, Australia.

For Pam's many followers, this is your last chance to purchase Pam's work here in Oregon, at least for now; however, she has left us with some wonderful pieces to consider.

The story behind this exhibit started with Pam's intrigue of life lessons and how people come to learn them. She asked a number of people to share a lesson they have learned in life and a brief story behind it. "I explore and honor the emotions in each story by translating them into color, shape, and form in my encaustic paintings," shares Pam.

For Lesson #12, "Moving to the Surface," a friend shared, "Sometimes in life we are put in a situation we would never expect. We rise to what needs to be done in these times. We take care of others and provide the support that they need."

Pam's painting of Lesson #12 depicts three rows of horizontal blue brick-like shapes and one vertical "brick" with small metal rods carefully attached by copper wires. The rods create a ladder-like effect leading the viewer out of the blue depth and into a wall of broken brownish pieces with a large field of light and open space on the other side. It's almost as if the "situation" has been faced and broken into more manageable pieces; a brightness awaits with the discovery of openings that offer escape into the vastness of help and support beyond. 

Is this how Pam meant for this painting to be read? Maybe, maybe not. It's what I saw however when I looked at it closely. When you visit the gallery this month, study the painting and see what it means to you.

"Moving To The Surface," Encaustic, 20x16, $895 

Monday, September 25, 2017

October Cultural Art & Tasting Walk Event

Art On Broadway Gallery is a host business along with eleven other old town businesses and Beaverton High School for a cultural art walk event sponsored by the Beaverton Downtown Association and the Beaverton Arts Commission during the month of October. The event features two components - a month long exhibit in our gallery, & an art walk on October 14.

The gallery exhibit will feature a piece of cultural-themed art by a number of area artists from October 3 through October 28, and will host an artists reception for this exhibit on Saturday, October 14, from 5 to 8 p.m. Ruby Vineyards will be on hand to offer wine tasting at the gallery. The artists represented in the exhibit are: Rebecca Benoit (photography),  Michele Bufton (acrylic), Lorraine Bushek (oil), Scott Cutler (mixed media), Mehrdokht  Darabi (painted wood), Kathryn Delaney (digital painting), Lynn Deal (fiber), Karen Doyle (oil), Susan Greenbaum (encaustic), Kirk Jones (photography), Phyllis Meyer (mixed media collage), Dee Rommel (acrylic), Barb Sedgwick (metal sculpture), Sharon Segal (acrylic), Suzanne Tyler (fused glass), and Anne Price Yates (acrylic)

The art walk from 2-6 pm on October 14 will be the first of its kind, and will partner each of the artists participating in the gallery's show with one of the following old town businesses: Art On Broadway Gallery, Beaverton Bakery, Beaverton Kia, Beaverton Sub Station, Big O's Pizza, Bootleggers Whiskey Bar, Clockwork Rose Tea House, Cozy Ground Coffee, Ichabod's Tavern, Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage, Rose City Modern, and The Rise at Old Town. Each location will also offer a complimentary "tasty" treat during the walk. Beaverton High School is another site on the map and will feature artwork by their student artists. The artists will set up their own temporary "gallery" within each business and offer their work for viewing and for sale. 

To begin the walk, visitors should pick up an event Passport (which includes a map) at any one of the twelve locations plus the high school, ask each location you visit to stamp your Passport, visit all thirteen locations and get thirteen stamps, then turn your Passport in at the final location. A completed Passport qualifies you for a drawing of prizes worth over $800. Prizes have been donated by Arthur Murray Dance Studio, Peddlers Pack, and The Vault vintage clothing store, as well as the twelve host businesses mentioned above. The drawing will be held at Art On Broadway Gallery at 6:30 pm that evening. 

Examples of work you will see on the guest wall in October:

"Japanese Koi Pond," Fused Glass by Suzanne Tyler

"We Are All In This Together," metal sculpture by Barb Sedgwick

"Lady in Red," photograph by Rebecca Benoit

Beaverton Artists Show in Portland's First Unitarian Church

Seven member artists from Art On Broadway will have work featured during the month of October at the First Unitarian Church, 1211 SW Main, in downtown Portland. We thank the members of the church for this opportunity to share our work with your congregation and others.

A sample of works included in this exhibit is shown here...

Encaustic by Virginia Parks

Metal Art by Angela Ridgway

Watercolor by Mary Burgess

 Watercolor by Donna Sanson

Fiber At by Elizabeth Bamberger

Oil by Linda Baker

Monday, September 11, 2017

Lost & Found

We had five pieces of jewelry parts turned into the gallery after Saturday's reception. They were found on the ground directly in front of our space. If anyone had a necklace break that evening, please check with us to see if these pieces belong to you.

Monday, September 4, 2017

Call To Artists - Deadline Extended

Area Artists (2D, 3D, Jewelry):  I wanted to be sure you all are aware of an opportunity to show and sell your work at an upcoming event in Beaverton. The city and the Beaverton Downtown Association (501c3 nonprofit) are sponsoring a "Cultural Art & Tasting Walk" on October 14. They have plans to partner artists, wineries, and businesses located in the historic downtown for this event. They asked Art On Broadway to participate and help contact and register artists; our members will also make up the jury panel along with staff from the arts commission and we will display the top fifteen entries in our gallery for the month of October. The great thing about this event is that there is no fee to enter; however, registration is just around the corner.

Interested artists should go to  and click on our "Call To Artists" page. Details for entering and the application are posted there. The deadline for entering has been extended to September 11 at 11 a.m. Please read the terms carefully. 

Quick Overview:  The jury panel will make its selections from actual artwork on September 11. All artwork will be delivered to Art On Broadway Gallery, 12570 SW Broadway Street, Beaverton in the morning and picked up the same day in the afternoon after the jury has met. The 15 artists whose work is selected for display in the gallery will need to provide a quality photo image for publicity and return the artwork for installation on Monday, October 2. The top 15, along with all artists whose work is juried into the event will be partnered with a participating business for the art walk on October 14. Members of the BDA will coordinate artist/business partnerships. Any sales that occur that day outside of the gallery will be commission free. However, 30% commission will be charged on sales of work selected for display in the gallery for the month of October. 

Note:  No fee to enter and no commission on sales you make on October 14. Carefully read the "Terms" listed on our Call to Artists registration form and follow the directions. 

Hope to see some of you take advantage of this opportunity.