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Lake Oswego Gallery Without Walls Brochure

Click here to download the current Walking Tour brochure.

Lake Oswego Gallery Without Walls I Spy activity

Click here to download a fun I Spy activity sheet for Guardian of the Lake.

Summer Event Series

Join us this summer for all sorts of art activities:

Art in the Garden at Arts Council of Lake OswegoArt in the Garden

Dinner and art al fresco, in an elegant garden setting

Sunday, August 17

Enjoy a sumptuous Italian feast, featuring a four-course meal provided by Lake Oswego’s award-winning trattoria & marketplace: Nicoletta’s Table. Dine alfresco, in a private garden setting, surrounded by fine art and artists demonstrating their craft. Be our guest at the Farm Table for this elegant and artful garden party! 

 

This special event is limited to forty guests only, and includes a complimentary one-year individual membership to the Arts Council. The Arts Council of Lake Oswego is a 501c3 non-profit organization. A portion of your ticket is tax-deductible. Tickets $100 Buy Tickets

 

Presented by Shari Newman, owner of Nicoletta’s Table

and your host, Liane Cabot, Catering Manager

 

Art Parties at Arts Council of Lake OswegoLunch with the Artist

From 11:30 am until 1 pm every Tuesday in August, join us at Nicoletta's Table in Lake Oswego to enjoy lunch with an artist. Tickets are $35 per person. more information

 

 

 

 

 

Unveil Your Art! • September 5th

Book a Gallery Without Walls Tour

To schedule a docent-led tour for your group, contact 503.675.3738.

 

Guardian of the Lake, by Brian Mock, 2014 Peoples' Choice winner, Arts Council of Lake OswegoAnnouncing the Peoples' Choice Winner!

We are very happy to announce that Guardian of the Lake, by Brian Mock, is the 2014 Peoples' Choice winner and will stay in Lake Oswego. Our congratulations to Brian and our thanks to the many, many people who voted. Your participation is appreciated!

Consider a Tax Deductible Gift

We bring the gift of art to the community all year long.

 

Please consider making a tax-deductible, contribution to the Arts Council. Your gift ensures programs like the Gallery Without Walls and the 510 Museum & ARTspace will continue to add color, vitality and inspiration to our cityscape.

 

We depend on you generous support! Thank you!

 

Please use the button below to donate via Paypal, or mail your donation to Arts Council of Lake Oswego, PO Box 369, Lake Oswego, OR 97034.

 

Lee Kelly's Angkor I in Lake Oswego

Angkor I is Staying!

We are thrilled to announce, that with the help of more than forty generous art patrons, we have successfully raised the $55,000 necessary to acquire Angkor I, by legendary Oregon artist, Lee Kelly. Now residents and visitors, alike, will have access to this magnificent work of art for generations to come. The 14’ tall, 1,000 pound stainless-steel sculpture will remain a prominent feature in Millennium Plaza, acting as a “gateway” to the Lake. We are honored to add this spectacular sculpture to Lake Oswego’s nationally recognized public art collection.

Board Member, Bonnie Schlieman, first approached the artist and the Elizabeth Leach Gallery to see if they’d be willing to loan the work for public display. Since that time, it has been the hope of the Arts Council to make the work a permanent centerpiece of the city’s collection. In May, the Arts Council received a prestigious Art Acquisition Grant from the Ford Family Foundation in the amount of $10,000. The Arts Council has hosted several fundraising receptions and has been working hard since last May to generate the remaining amount. Significant contributions from Drs. Robert Bastian & Barbara Wagner, and Richard & Janet Geary helped push the fundraising campaign to a successful conclusion.

With deep gratitude, we wish to acknowledge the following foundations, families and individuals for their support:

Ford Family Foundation / Oregon Arts Commission; Elizabeth Leach Gallery; Artist, Lee Kelly; Drs. Robert Bastian & Barbara Wagner; Robert & Bonnie Schlieman; Richard & Janet Geary; Lance & Kristin Lechner; John & Judie Hammerstad; Dan Heine and the Bank of Oswego; Paul & Teri Graham; Jack & Agnes Hoffman; Katherine Immerman & Tony Melaragno; Donna Larson; Mrs. Georgia Marshall; Jon & Pat Vessely; Corinna Campbell- Sack; Richard Benoit & Margaret Snow Benoit; Mr. & Mrs. Gene Wizer; Rich & Liane Cabot; The Meyer Memorial Trust; Sara Ogle Lea; Roger & Mary Beth Burpee; Kevin & Katharine Mead; Dr. Alan & Shari Newman; Lois Schnitzer; Dr. Mark Wagner; Chris Brien; Bonnie & Ted Halton; David & Debbie Craig; Vicci Martinazzi; Larry & Marilyn Reiling; Anne-Marie Simpson; Ted & Marilyn Depew; Ken & Susan Hornung; Chris Utterback; Richard S. Testut, Jr. & Marilyn L. Rudin; Marilyn Nycum; Curtis Schade & Jacquie Siewert-Schade; Kathy Kremer; Max & Elizabeth Greenwood and Mary Bosch.

West on Canyon by Brenda Boylan, Best in Show, A Chronicle of Influence: Then & Now, Lake Oswego, OregonA Chronicle of Influence: Then & Now Winners!

Best in Show was awarded to Brenda Boylan for her West on Canyon, shown here. Here are the other winners of this year's Chronicle exhibition.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Elephant Spotted Along Boones Ferry Road

August Trunk by Alisa Formway Roe, with Arts Council of Lake OswegoIf 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.

 

Enjoy Lake Oswego's Art

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.

 

Arts Council of Lake Oswego Smartphone appOur 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.

 

 

 

Totem II installation, Lake Oswego, Oregon

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.

 

Support the Arts Council

Become a membFind us on Facebooker 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.

 

William Woltjes: Daybreak on the Yangtze

Volunteer Opportunity

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.