Cedar Mill Business Association Member News
by Dawn Anderson, CMBA news correspondent
Village Gallery News & Events
Celebrate the Arts: The Village Gallery
will be participating in Jacob Wismer elementary school’s “Celebrate
the Arts” night
on 3/15 from 6-8 pm. Village Gallery artist members will be demonstrating
a variety of media including watercolor, acrylic, mixed media,
progressive monotypes, collage on canvas, colored pencils, kid’s drawing,
quilling and jewelry making. Jacob Wismer is located at 5477 NW Skycrest
Annual Meeting & Party: Gallery members and visitors will learn
about the gallery’s goals for 2007, meet the 2007 officers, enjoy snacks
and a demonstration by a mystery artist. Wednesday, 3/21 @ 6 pm at
the Village Gallery.
Artist of the Month: The Featured Artist for
March is Estera Nanassy, oil paintings.
Show of the Month: The theme
for March is Textures. This is one of two juried shows scheduled
for 2007 and prizes are awarded. Stop by and view the winners!
The Village Gallery of Arts is a non-profit cooperative teaching
gallery for arts and crafts. 12505 NW Cornell Road. Next to the Cedar
Mill Community Library. 503-644-8001.
Arts Patrons wanted
The Village Gallery of Arts is inviting local businesses
and neighbors to join the Village Gallery as a Patron of the Arts
to bring stability to this unique art and gallery resource. The gallery
is a non-profit cooperative teaching gallery for arts and crafts
operating in the Cedar Mill area since 1963.
The gallery’s mission is to provide
high quality teachers at reasonable prices and to give emerging artists
the opportunity to show their work. The gallery offers art classes to students
of all ages with local and national artist teachers. The gallery
participates in Beaverton School District school art fairs, offers children’s
art classes in the gallery and displays art regularly at senior residential
The gallery is facing challenges created by increased lease
costs and higher teaching fees. The gallery receives no tax-payer funding.
It supports itself through fees for classes, membership dues, sales
from the Gallery and tax-deductible donations. Allen Greene, Gallery
fundraising chairman, says, “The goal of the Patron of the Arts program
is to increase services to the community and at the same time maintain
affordable membership dues and class fees.”
The gallery is seeking monetary
gifts at all levels. Patron benefits include invitations to gallery
events, the Art Focus monthly newsletter and a certificate of recognition.
To learn more about the Patron of the Arts program, contact Allen
at the Gallery at 503-644-8001.
High Performing Credit Union
Sunset Science Park Federal Credit Union (SSPFCU)
is one of 464 “High
Performing” credit unions, out of 9,500 U.S. credit unions. The “High
Performance” standard is a measure of how well credit unions are serving
“We are very proud of our small credit union and this accomplishment,” said
Judy Makela, CEO. “We are truly doing what Credit Unions are meant
to do: People Helping People…give back to members…they are
Membership in SSPFCU is open to companies on Science Park
Drive and companies within the Cedar Mill community, their employees
and extended family members. SSPFCU is at 11000 NW Murray Blvd, Suite
200, phone 503-643-1335, www.sspfcu.com.
Sisters Open Giftique
|Two views of the "For Mom with Love " basket
is just one of many elegant and fun gift baskets available
from Giftique Oregon
Giftique: Affordably Elegant Gift Baskets, was started
in 2006 by two sisters, Leona Bolton and Jeanne Liberty, who wanted
to create elegant gift baskets for all occasions with price ranges
that are affordable to everyone. A third sister, Lynne Hoyt, is their
full-time employee. Jeanne says: “Whether you are in search of one beautiful gift for a friend
or family member, or several for corporate clients, customers,
or employees, we can help you find just the right choice for any occasion.
Our baskets are not pre-made; every basket is made to order.” Giftique
is a new member of the Cedar Mill Business Association for 2007.
Free delivery in the Cedar Mill area. Nationwide shipping via
UPS ground is available. Visit the company website at www.GiftiqueOregon.com.