Saturday, October 28, 2017

Johnson & Scheller Join Art On Broadway Gallery

When our new show officially opens on Wednesday, November 1, the work of two new artists will be be included in the exhibit.

Blaine Johnson is an oil painter who was recently featured on our guest wall in September. This time he returns as a member of the gallery.

He shares the following about the role painting plays in his life...

"Painting is the very key to my soul - my own delirious rabbit hole. From the beginning process of deciding what to paint, I let inspiration guide me and particularly pay attention to the feeling I want to evoke upon completion.        
I spend a lot of time outdoors painting en plein air - incorporating sight, sound, feeling, smell and intuitive mark-making to create spontaneous and intimate paintings of place and time. I invite you to join me on my  journey." 

"Sauvie Island," Oil On Panel

Beate Scheller is a printmaker - the first printmaker to join our gallery as a member; and she is the second Scheller to become a member. Not a relative, but she shares the same last name as one of our glass artists, Jim Scheller. It's such a small world.

Originally from Germany; Beate works with many types of printmaking including drypoint, etching, and lithography to name a few. She shares this about about her art..

"Experiences from many different countries have shaped my artwork. To see the world in different environments, in different time periods and with a global view is a constant challenge. With my memory (through mind or photographs) of former landscapes in European countries, but also the changes that happen every day around us, is one idea I transform into my work. The main influences of each piece, with a combination of lines, shapes or architectural components, are influenced through these experiences from nature and architecture. "

"Peek Through," Beate Scheller

Friday, October 20, 2017

"Oregon Lovescape," Watercolors by Mary Burgess

You're going to love this show! Because Mary Burgess' new works were painted with the love she has for all things Oregon, and that feeling shines through this entire series of watercolors.

"Oregon Lovescape" opens on Tuesday, November 1, and continues through the end of December. You can meet and chat with Mary at the Artist's Reception in her honor on Saturday, November 11, from 5 to 8 p.m. 

"Majestic Hood," Watercolor

Mary has generously offered to donate a percentage of her sales to SOLVE Oregon, an organization that works on clean up and maintenance of Oregon's rivers and shoreline.

In December, Mary has something else planned that you won't want to miss. Ask her about it at the November reception, or check back with us for more details.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Time for Open Studio Tours

Call your closest art-loving friends and plan to share a day - or two - going from artist studio to artist studio to experience the personal work spaces of artists in the greater Portland area. Both Portland Open Studios and Washington County Open Studios are scheduled for this coming weekend, October 21-22, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. More than 130 artists are involved.

AOB will be open both days, plus a number of our artists will be waiting to greet you and share their inspiration, process, and materials. Sam Hingston, Gretha Lindwood, Virginia Parks, Donna Sanson, and Carli Schultz will each welcome you into the space where their creative juices come alive. Each  works in a different medium so you can watch Sam crafting wood sculptures, Gretha painting pastel landscapes, Virginia creating whimsical encaustics, Donna playing with watercolor, and Carli creating magic with glass and metal.

WCOS catalogs are free and can be picked up at your nearby library or at Art On Broadway Gallery. A few might also be available from participating artists. PDXOS catalogs are $15 and can be purchased at New Seasons, Blick Art Supply, Bullseye Glass, and Portland Art Museum. Both publications include maps, directions, and imagery/info on the artists involved.

Here's a peek at what you might find from our talented AOB artists - in order from top to bottom: Sam, Gretha, Virginia, Donna, and Carli...

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Cultural Art & Tasting Walk in Beaverton

 I hope you'll join us on Saturday, October 14, from 2 to 6 p.m. for Beaverton's first ever Art Walk. The event is sponsored by the Beaverton Arts Commission and the Beaverton Downtown Association, and includes a display of works by 16 local artists on our Guest Wall and their mini galleries temporarily located in 12 downtown businesses. 

Ruby Vineyard will be on hand at Art On Broadway during the event and will offer free tastings of several of their wines. First planted in 1973, Ruby Vineyard has some of the oldest vines planted in the rich Laurelwood soil. Ruby continues to be one of the hidden gems in the Willamette Valley, offering some of the finest Pinot Noir in the region. 

You can pick up a Passport for the event at any of the participating businesses* - visit all twelve and qualify to win one of a number of prizes donated by the business owners and sponsors. Total value of prizes is over $800. 

A sample of the work on display on our Guest Wall - "Writing On The Wall," by Scott Cutler (located at Natural Grocers); "We're All In This Together," by Barb Sedgwick (located at Clockwork Rose Tea Emporium); and "Lady In Red," by Rebecca Benoit (located at Ichabod's). Look for more work by these artists and others during the event.

*Art On Broadway, Beaverton Bakery, Beaverton High School, Beaverton Kia, Beaverton Sub Station, Big O's Pizza, Bootleggers Whiskey Bar, Clockwork Rose Tea Emporium, Cozy Coffee Company, Ichabod's, Natural Grocers, Rose City Modern, and The Rise at Old Town. All are located within an easy walk of one another. 

Then stay for our regular monthly Artists Reception which starts at 5 and continues through 8 p.m. Featured Artist is Pam Nichols through October 28. Enjoy a full day celebrating the visual arts in Beaverton. Music provided by Bob Ewing during the reception. Wine & Refreshments.

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Beaverton Art Mix Winners

Such a pleasure to see two Art On Broadway Gallery artists honored with awards at this year's annual Beaverton Arts Mix (BAM) show at the main library. Sam Hingston's Bloom #22 took Best of Show and Michael Kelly's self portrait received a Juror's Award. The show continues through September 8.

We are so proud of these artists - both are such fine representatives of the high quality artwork you will always find at our gallery.

Sam and Michael at the BAM Reception

Three of Sam's Blooms were juried into the event and his most recent creation, Bloom #22, shown here in the middle of the three, won Best of Show.

Michael received a Juror's Award for his strong mixed media self portrait.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Our October Exhibit at 1st Unitarian of Portland

A number of us attended the coffees and service at First Unitarian Church in downtown Portland last Sunday, and Elizabeth Bamberger was smart enough to take a few photos of our exhibit. I'd like to share them here in case you don't get to see this show. Thanks to the hanging committee for doing such a nice job. The exhibit will remain in place through the end of October but is only available for viewing during Sunday coffees at 10:20 and 12:15.