City of Beaverton

Posted on: July 24, 2017

Summer Art Displays Feature Painters Showcase, Mixed Media Collage

BEAVERTON, Ore. – The City of Beaverton’s arts program is showcasing works at several locations through Aug. 31, including The Beaverton Building, Beaverton City Library Main and Murray Scholls, 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: Robin Becic

Once upon a childhood, Robin Becic’s little boy heard a strange sound in the garden. Taking her hand, he brought her to the sound. “Look mama!  Leaf laughing!” The morning rain was over, and the moisture dripping off the leaves onto the plants created this magical sound.  A small moment, a child makes a connection, and mother and son shared the intimacy of a new experience. Many years later, Becic chose the studio name Laughing Leaf to serve as a reminder: our creativity is a precious gift of our perceptions, and experiences. When we share it with others we transform a moment between two individuals.

Over the years Robin Becic has worked in different media. She is currently exploring watercolor. On the side, she works in collage, makes things in mixed, and found materials; stirring up what’s behind my thoughts, ideas and memories.  Like most artists, Becic has her own idiosyncratic approach to the work, and embraces the learning process, moving forward in her expressive style. The act of art making becomes the dialogue between herself and the viewer in this creative journey.

Fourth and Fifth Floor: Painters Showcase 

Painters Showcase is a group of twenty-five Portland area artists producing original works of art using a variety of media including oil, acrylic, watercolor, pastel, drawings, etchings, collage and mixed media. They embrace representational, impressionistic, and abstract art with a variety of subject matter. Their mission is:

  • To provide support and learning opportunities for local artists
  • To provide sales opportunities for the artist members
  • To acquaint the public with the work of local artists; and
  • To participate in the cultural life of the community


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: Janet Lucking

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.

Janet Lucking’s artwork is whimsical and vibrant, and will be on display at the Beaverton City Library through August.

Murray Scholls: Buff Holtman

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

Born and raised in Iowa, Buff Holtman has been an Oregonian since 1970. She is a wife, mother, and grandmother. After having children, she earned a degree in Art History. Suddenly, she wanted to paint rather than read about it. In the beginning, she used oils and tried to paint like the masters. It was difficult. Even so, the desire to paint was strong so she kept trying. When Holtman found mixed media, a whole new world opened up for her and mixed media was the beginning of her creating.

Painting and stamping tissue paper to use as a collage, along with commercially made papers, made the entire process fun. Image transfer and stenciling achieved the look she wanted. Color is a motivating factor for her, but using different processes keeps her interested in creating and trying different techniques. Figures are often in her paintings, even when they start out as pours or abstracts. Compositions that are organic interest Holtman more than sharp edges.

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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Warm palette mixed media work of young girl holding paper cutouts of figures.Caption:  Mixed media works by Buff Holtman (pictured) are part of the City of Beaverton’s art displays through August. Various artists are featured at The Beaverton Building, Beaverton City Library Main and Murray Scholls, and other locations around town. (Photo/Buff Holtman)

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