Art in the Garden: New Member Event!
Enjoy a sumptuous Italian feast, featuring a four-course meal provided by Lake Oswego’s newest trattoria and marketplace, Nicoletta’s Table. Dine alfresco, in a private garden setting, surrounded by fine artwork and artists demonstrating their craft. This special event* is for new or renewing members only, and will be limited to the first forty donors who join at the $100 level.** Become a pARTner today and be our guest at the Farm Table for this elegant and artful garden party!
Presented by Board Chair Shari Newman and Board Vice Co-Chair Liane Cabot
**Please note: each seat at the table requires a $100 donation. Thank you.
Our Museum 510 & ARTspace is currently showcasing an exhibit called Variations, with paintings by Lin Loen and ceramics by Andy Vessely. (above)
Both Loen and Vessely express affinities with Asian art in their creations. “I reject perfection,” says Loen, “emphasizing simplicity and freedom from rules. Ideas are implied rather than spelled out.” Vessely’s high-fired stoneware vessels are influenced by Chinese, Korean, and Japanese pottery in the flowing forms, textured surfaces and layered glazes.
We are having an Artists’ Reception on June 7th from 5-8:00 pm and the show hours are Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 11:00 – 2:00 pm; or anyone can contact Jill Greenwood to schedule an appointment. The exhibition ends June 11th.
Museum 510 & ARTspace is located at 510 1st Street in Lake Oswego.
2013 People's Choice Winner Announced
We are pleased to announce the winner of this year's People's Choice Award. It is Cloud Totem by Riis Burwell. The artist is shown at right with his sculpture.
Thank you to everyone who voted, and congratulations to Shirley Peak, who won a one-year membership to the Arts Council and lunch for two at Nicoletta's Table.
We've received many comments with the votes. Here are a few:
Thank you for remembering that art is part of daily life.
I appreciate all the work involved in making this program happen. It makes our city more beautiful and enhances our quality of life. Thank you.
I love all the sculptures around that make Lake Oswego special. Artspace and all the artist demos are very interesting.
Elephant Spotted Along Boones Ferry Road
If you’ve seen a baby elephant in Lake Grove these days, don’t worry, it hasn’t wandered away from the zoo–-it’s August Trunk, the 2011 People’s Choice award-winning sculpture by Alisa Formway Roe. August Trunk was recently relocated there by the Arts Council to enhance and beautify Boones Ferry Road. The “mammoth” sculpture was unveiled on December 13, 2012 to a large crowd of enthusiastic onlookers. A big thanks to business owner Joe Buck, who generously provided the sculpture with landscaping and flood lights. August Trunk is located near 15964 Boones Ferry Road, in front of Babica Hen Cafe.
Follow Your Art! throughout downtown Lake Oswego. In partnership with the City of Lake Oswego, we are pleased to welcome you to our rotating Gallery Without Walls exhibition. Accessible to community members and visitors alike, the new sculptures celebrate creativity and innovation.
Over sixty rotating and permanent sculptures are included in the Gallery Without Walls. The rotating sculptures are on-loan from artists of national and international acclaim for a two-year period, and are for sale. A volunteer committee works for a year to select the artwork, balancing the exhibition to include a wide variety of concepts, forms and materials. Many of our local businesses sponsor the sculptures for the two year period. Click here to download a brochure.
Our iPhone and Smartphone App
Volunteer Brian Strull, with assistance from Joy Strull, developed our smartphone app featuring the Gallery Without Walls sculpture. Backed by 25 years of experience in the computer software industry, Brian worked for several months on the program that utilizes the latest technology. Bonnie Schlieman and Pat Vessely wrote the copy for each sculpture on the tour. The iPhone app is free and can be found in the Apple App store by searching for 'LO Art Tour.' The smartphone app is also free and can be found here. (artscouncillo.org/tour)
The app showcases different tours, including Abstracts, People and Animals. The app allows anyone with a smartphone (excluding Blackberries at this time) to find the nearest sculpture, read the sculpture description, link to the artist’s website, and link to the sponsor’s website.
Lee Kelly's Angkor I on Exhibit
Bonnie Schlieman, Arts Council Board member, started thinking about how well a sculpture by Lee Kelly would look in Lake Oswego. She thought about his many great pieces at the Portland Art Museum’s (PAM) Lee Kelly Retrospective this past winter. Then through an introduction facilitated by the Chief Curator of PAM we were able to approach the artist about a special showing. After several months Bonnie’s vision is a reality, with Angkor 1 placed in a well-positioned site overlooking the lake in Millennium Plaza Park. The sculpture is on-loan from the artist for an extended time. “Our sculpture gallery is beautifully enhanced by Lee Kelly’s Angkor 1. I hope everyone stops to look, admire and study it. It is a treasure for our community to enjoy,” stated Bonnie. (Left: Lee Kelly with his sculpture, Angkor I.)
Totem II Unveiling
On October 11, 2012, Totem II was unveiled at the Jean Road Fire Station on Bryant Road in Lake Oswego. All ages were on hand to welcome the sculpture to the neighborhood. Artist Travis Pond created the sculpture using scrap metals, including items collected by local school children. Funds for Totem II were raised locally. If you would like to contribute to the sculpture fund, please use the Paypal link below. All donations are tax deductible. Donations of $100 and more are honored with named plaques at the base of the sculpture.
Exhibition Catalog is Available
This catalog was made in conjunction with The Great Room: A Chronicle of Design exhibition, held at the Lakewood Center for the Arts as part of the Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts. Included are brief statements from participating artists as well as images of works in the show. Each hard-cover book has 31 colorful pages and shipping is free! $30 per book.
The Great Room Award Winners
We are pleased to announce the winners of this year's exhibit at the Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts, The Great Room: A Chronicle of Design. Todd Isaacs won Best in Show with his chair, Lounge Chair Ash. L. Wendy Dunder's piece Flow won the Purchase Award (shown at left). Matt Bietz' piece 10x42 Bench was Honorable Mention. Click here to view the winners.
Vincent is 2012 People's Choice!
The people have spoken and they have chosen a four foot tall hare named Vincent. Through a community-wide popular vote open to citizens young and old, Vincent, by Sherwood artist, Keith Jellum, will remain in Lake Oswego as part of the permanent public art collection. Click here for press release
Support the Arts Council
Become a member today with your contribution of $50 or more. Your membership ensures that public art and visual art are available to community members and visitors of all ages! Click here for details about member benefits and access to a printable membership form. Or use our secure link to make a contribution online.
The Arts Council of Lake Oswego is looking for volunteers to be on the Public Art Committee. Click here for a pdf of the job description.
The Public Art Committee of the Arts Council of Lake Oswego is responsible for the maintenance, placement and cataloging of the permanent art collection of the City of Lake Oswego. Members are appointed by a selection committee comprised of the Lake Oswego City Council and the Arts Council. Members of the committee are artists, docents, art historians and citizens who are interested in the art collection of Lake Oswego. Call our office at 503.675.3738 to obtain an application or click here for a printable application.
Bringing the Arts and Community Together
The Arts Council of Lake Oswego is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and was formed to ensure a continuation of support for the arts in Lake Oswego. We promote education and appreciation for all of the arts by maintaining the City of Lake Oswego's art collection through exhibits, tours, lectures and performance arts.