Thursday, December 28, 2017

"Change" is Coming in 2018

The first show of our 2018 season will be a group show with each artist contributing a new piece of artwork inspired by the word, "Change." Install of the work takes place this Saturday with the show officially opening on Wednesday, January 3. Just a reminder that starting in January we will return to our regular gallery hours of Tuesday through Saturday 11 to 5.

A Change of Seasons - Glass - Vicki Green

Change can be the coins in your pocket or at the bottom of your purse; it can be a new hair color or cut & style; a healthier way of eating or a new commitment to exercise; change can involve a move to a new city, state, country or maybe just a new apartment across town; it can mean the addition or loss of a family member; a new job or career move, a divorce or a new love.  Change can be scary, exciting, challenging, rewarding, eye-opening, joyous, and heartbreaking. Whether we like it or not, change happens. It's part of our story.

"Open Spaces" - Photography - Russell J Young
As visual artists, we tell stories, share feelings, depict events, and record observations with paint,  paper, canvas, clay, glass, charcoal, metal, wood, fiber, ink, - materials used throughout history. Please visit us in January and February to see what our artists, using their medium of choice, have to tell, share, depict and record about meaningful "change" in their lives.


"the towers fell and the world changed" - Mixed Media - Donna Sanson

Friday, December 22, 2017

Another Look At Some of This Year's Favorites

The following are some of the many wonderful pieces of artwork that were displayed, and in many cases, sold at AOB Gallery in 2017. I am so proud of the high caliber work by our artists -  couldn't resist one more post with selections from their 2017 creations.

Here's to more great artwork in 2018!

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Holiday Hours

Art On Broadway Gallery will be closed on Monday and Tuesday, December 25 and 26.

We will reopen December 27 thru December 30, and then close again on January 1.

A new show, "Change," will be available for viewing on Tuesday, January 2, 11 to 5.

We wish you the happiest of holidays and a safe and prosperous new year!

Starting in January, the gallery will return to our previous regular hours - 
Tuesday thru Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Last Minute Gifts of Art

We are ready to help you make last minute purchases of tasteful and lasting gifts created by our local artists.

 For instance, 
  • Russell Young's beautiful coffee table book of photographs, along with poetry from area writers, would be something truly memorable for those people on your list who appreciate both the visual and literary arts. $40

  • A 6x6 encaustic "Peace On Earth" painting by Virginia Parks for $100. A family treasure you could display each year - or year round if you wish - and pass down from generation to generation.

  • Hand dyed and felted wool purses, pouches, and wine bottle sleeves by Patricia Rehm from $18 to $45 - rich in fiber and color. 

  • Original mini paintings by Linda Baker (oils from $40 to $70) and Donna Sanson (wc and mixed media - $25 and $30) that can sit on your tabletop or hang on the wall.

Mini Oils by Linda Baker

 Mini Watercolors by Donna Sanson

  • Holiday glass collection by Rae Campbell, from $5 to $125, as well as $5 glass icicles and ornaments.

We have something for everyone's taste and budget, so if you're looking for stocking stuffers, hostess or teacher gifts, or gifts for art lovers or for yourself, stop by and see these items in person. 

Monday, December 11, 2017

Mary Burgess's Demo

For those of you who missed Mary Burgess's demo on Saturday evening, I'm posting some photos from the event. A big thank you to Mary for offering this hands-on opportunity as part of her "Oregon Lovescapes" featured show in December.

After coffee and cookies, guests were invited to join Mary as she demonstrated how she warms up to begin painting by creating blind contour drawings and then adding watercolor to enhance them. About seven lucky beginning artists got to try out Mary's methods after she demonstrated what to do.

Mary began by explaining the rules - your pen doesn't leave the paper, you draw large, and you keep your eyes on the subject you're drawing without looking at the paper as you draw.

Using her left hand as her subject Mary demonstrated the technique as her students watched; they then followed her directions drawing their own hands using the blind contour drawing rules.

They added watercolor and then moved on to a second drawing of fresh veggies and other items Mary provided for reference.

Their third subject was a portrait of the person opposite them at the table using the same method.

The results were fun and fresh, and the guests left with three original paintings and smiles all around.

Once again, Bob Ewing joined us on this 2nd Saturday of the month to add holiday music to the evening's event.

Contact The Village Gallery in Cedar Mill to check out Mary's schedule for watercolor classes.