By Susan Gallacher-Turner

Three shows featuring current and past Portland Open Studios artists are open this weekend. Just in time for Valentines Day, you can visit and select a work of art for your sweetheart.


Sculpture by Joni Mitchell

Showing at the new Amato’s Gallery in Beaverton are many past and present Portland Open Studios artists including Diane Ahrendt, Brenda Boylan, Chris Helton, Gretha Lindwood, Joni Mitchell, Michael Orwick, Joe Pogan and Donna Sanson.


Painting by Gretha Lindwood

Amato’s Gallery is opening in the heart of Beaverton just in time for Valentine’s Day. Featuring fine art from the Northwest in a wide variety of media including pastels, water color and oil paintings, glass, ceramics and sculpture in stone and metal, this new gallery is located inside Amato’s Floral, Wine and Gifts at 12320 SW 1st in Beaverton. The opening reception is Friday, February 12th from 5:30pm to 9pm.


Sculpture by Joe Pogan

Amato Gallery Opening – February 12th from 5:30-9:00pm
Featuring Diane Ahrendt, Brenda Boylan, Chris Helton, Gretha Lindwood, Joni Mitchell, Michael Orwick, Joe Pogan and Donna Sanson.
Amato Gallery
12320 SW 1st Street, Beaverton
Gallery hours: Monday-Friday 10-5pm, Saturday 10-4pm

Also around town this weekend and throughout February are two other gallery shows featuring Portland Open Studios artists Sara Swink and Jill Torberson.


Sculpture by Sara Swink

The Heart of the Matter 2 through February 21st
Featuring Sara Swink and Jill Torberson
Guardino Gallery
2939 NE Alberta Street, Portland
Gallery hours: Tuesday 11-5pm, Wednesday-Saturday 11-6pm, Sunday 11-4pm

Erotica-Be My Naughty Valentine through February 27th
Featuring Sara Swink
Beet Gallery
1720 NW Lovejoy, Portland
Gallery hours: Tuesday-Saturday 11-5:30pm

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