City of Beaverton

Posted on: March 9, 2017

Spring Art Displays Feature Photography, Mixed Media, Village Gallery Arts Exhibit

BEAVERTON, Ore. – The City of Beaverton’s arts program will showcase works this spring at several locations, including The Beaverton Building, Beaverton City Library main location, Murray Scholls Branch Library, Providence St. Vincent Hospital, Cedar Hills Recreation Center, Progress Ridge New Seasons, Bogza Coffee, and the Artisan Salon. All artwork included is for sale.


The Beaverton Building (12725 SW Millikan Way) features works by several artists. Members of the public can view works during office hours, Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Featured artists:

First Floor and Council Chambers

Joanna Ceciliani

From Joanna Ceciliani’s first Kodak camera in 1958, her interest in photography has only increased. Her parents built a dance hall called the Division Street Corral that was active from 1947-1979, and they collected the many artists’ photos that performed there (Johnny Cash, Bobby Vee, Hank Thompson, Bobby Vinton, Bobby Darin, etc.). When she was 19, Ceciliani joined the New Oregon Singers who performed locally for conventions and then traveled the world singing for the military and heads of countries. Her focus, other than singing, was documenting everything she saw. In her mid 20s, she did runway and print modeling and after being in front of the camera for several years, people began to hire her to take portraits and group photos of them. In her late 30s, she joined the Portland Opera Chorus and became the official/non-official backstage photographer for 21 years. She continues her passion to this day, photographing people, groups, and creating art for offices and homes. For Ceciliani, it is a gift to be able to continue doing something she loves so much. For more information, visit

Maureen Love

Maureen Love is a Northwest photographer and harpist, and is also a part-time guest harpist for Portland’s premiere group, Pink Martini. Her photography, as well as her music, were encouraged and developed in her childhood. She is now recognized as an award-winning photographer and as one of the Northwest's finest harpists. Maureen's love of photography was inspired by her father, Milton Love, who had a passion for photography and did his work in their home studio. Maureen would sometimes assist him and was delighted to see images appear in the developer. As an adult she would rent a darkroom at U-Develop and do photographs there. She now does most of her work with a Canon EOS 40D camera and can print smaller images on a Canon i9900 printer at home. Her favorite subject matter are vineyards, flower fields, European street scenes, and doors of San Miguel Allende, Venice, and Paris. This show will include aluminum prints of vineyards in the Willamette Valley and more. For more information, visit

Fourth and Fifth Floors: Village Gallery of Arts

This show features over 70 artworks by 25 Village Gallery of Arts member artists in a wide variety of 2D and 3D media. Wall art includes oil, watercolor, acrylic, pastels, digital painting and collages, photographs, and letter-press printing. Among the more unusual techniques included in the show are fused glass, ceramics, oil and cold wax, plaster and ink, and painted fiber art.

Village Gallery of Arts is a nonprofit, cooperative gallery in continuous operation for over 50 years and is run entirely by volunteers without paid staff. Their goals are:

  • To serve as a teaching facility for the community and members by offering classes and workshops to adults and children in a wide variety of art media;
  • To provide a setting for member artists to show and sell their works in the gallery and at outside venues;
  • To offer the community a convenient source of unique and affordable fine arts and crafts, including jewelry and greeting cards.

For more information, visit


The Beaverton City Main Library (12375 SW Fifth St) and the Beaverton City Branch Library (11200 SW Murray Scholls Pl) feature works by several artists. Members of the public can view works during library operating hours. All artwork included in this show is for sale. Featured artists:

Main: Kate Ampersand

Monday to Thursday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

A long-time resident of Washington County, photographer Kate Ampersand creates images with a unique perspective, documenting her travels throughout the Pacific Northwest and recording the details in ordinary objects and places that most of us don’t have time to notice. She appreciates how the art of photography allows her to slow down and really see the world around us. Kate’s eye is drawn to patterns and textures, and she finds inspiration in the lines, shadows and reflections of everyday items. Kate intentionally limits the amount of post-processing she applies to her photographs, preferring to capture real life moments as they actually exist, in-camera, rather than sitting at the computer producing images that are digital manipulations. She does not “do” Photoshop and considers her work to be traditional photography, even though her artistic tool is a digital camera. For more information, visit

Murray Scholls: Doug Hastings

Monday to Wednesday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Thursday to Sunday noon to 6 p.m.

Doug Hastings was born and raised in Long Beach, California, where he attended school through his first two years of college. He has always drawn and painted, beginning in childhood and continuing to this day. Although he is largely self-taught, he took enough courses in art, along with his Education Major, to qualify him to teach art as well as history in a secondary school situation. When he graduated from UCLA, he joined the U.S. Coast Guard and then returned to complete his grad school requirements. Hastings then obtained a job in the Anaheim Union High School District, teaching art, history, and coaching track and football. After more than thirty years of teaching, he and his wife retired and moved to Oregon. Having no children left them free to travel and involve themselves in the activities that they enjoyed the most. For Hastings, that was art.


Providence St. Vincent Medical Center (9205 Southwest Barnes Road) features works by Patricia Mark. The art display is located between the Heart Center and café. All artwork included in this show is for sale.

Patricia Mark 

Color, form and texture have always played a role for Patricia Mark in all forms of art. These are the things she looks for when she shoots a scene. She is always looking at the beauty in the world around her. Patricia Mark is a self-taught artist. In 1999 she decided to take her perception of the world and share it with others through the medium of photography. This became a means of capturing the beauty and preserving those visions to share with others.

“My heart plays a role in my art. I want to convey

to people what I feel, yet have them take away from it 

their own meaning. Mostly I want my art to be

enjoyed by others”

The Pacific Northwest countryside provides much of the inspiration for Patricia. Raised in the Tri-Cities Washington and a long time Oregon resident, she has seen the beauty in our forests, coasts and mountains for years. Her creativity started when she was very young. It has taken many forms over the years including oil painting, floral pieces and interior decorating. Her ability to focus your attention on the most amazing details of nature make her art unique. Patricia naturally pulls the beauty out of each setting, seeing the charm that others may overlook.

OTHER LOCATIONS: Display Schedule Varies 

The Beaverton Arts Commission also has revolving art exhibits at Cedar Hills Recreation Center (11640 SW Park Way), Progress Ridge New Seasons (14805 SW Barrows Road), Bogza Coffee (12600 SW Crescent St., #100), and the Artisan Salon (4430 SW Lombard Avenue). For more information, contact Kourtnee Buechner at 503-526-2376 or

The city of Beaverton is home to more than 95,000 residents and is Oregon’s sixth largest city. We are a friendly, active, and responsible city well-known for our exceptional community services and amenities, helping Beaverton residents enjoy a high quality of life. Ranked in the top ten of Money magazine’s 50 Best Small Cities in America for 2016, Beaverton truly is “The Best of Oregon.”

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Caption: Photographs by Joanna Ceciliani, including Milky Way (pictured), are part of the City of Beaverton’s spring art displays. Various artists are featured at The Beaverton Building, both Beaverton City Library locations, Providence St. Vincent, and other locations around town. (Photo/Joanna Ceciliani)