2019 Chronicle en Plein Air
Jul
12
to Sep 20

2019 Chronicle en Plein Air

UNCORKED! CHRONICLE EN PLEIN AIR

Chronicle Plein Air returns to Lake Oswego this summer with over 35 artists participating! The paint-out was held the past two weekends throughout the City of Lake Oswego public parks and plazas, along with Campbell Lane Winery and Tumwater Vineyard in West Linn. We are excited to see the finished works that will be highlighted in our exhibition space. Join us for the opening reception and awards presentation on Friday, July 12, from 5 to 7 p.m. at our ARTspace Gallery located at 510 1st Street, Lake Oswego. The exhibition will be on view July 12 through September 20. ARTspace hours are Tuesday through Friday 11 to 4 p.m., or by appointment.

  • July 1-8 Art to be delivered by 12 p.m., July 8

  • July 12 - 5 to 7 p.m. Exhibition Opening reception & Awards

  • Exhibition On-View July 12 through September 20, 2019

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Sora Self-Awaking
Sep
27
to Nov 15

Sora Self-Awaking

Sora, born in Usuki Oita, Japan and currently a resident of Lake Oswego will bring her body of work and performance to the Arts Council of Lake Oswego’s ARTspace and Gallery. Sora creates original pieces utilizing a variety of materials including sumi ink on paper and canvas and is inspired by music, nature, and the energy from those who participate in her performances. Through her performative process, Sora produces a unique artistic expression of a distinct time and place, all in service of the journey of self-awaking – both hers and the audiences.

EXHIBITION // September 27 - November 15

OPENING RECEPTION & PERFORMANCE // September 27, 5-7 pm

DRINK & DRAW // October 24, 6-8 pm (sign up & pre-payment required)

FIRST FRIDAY CLOSING RECEPTION & PERFORMANCE // November 1, 5-7 pm

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Gallery Without Walls Celebration
Sep
14
3:00 PM15:00

Gallery Without Walls Celebration

Join us for the annual celebration of the newly installed Gallery Without Walls sculptures. The celebration will be held in Sundeleaf Plaza and will consist of family-friendly activities, an art-making corner for adults and children, artist talks, a drawing rally with local and regional artists, and docent-led tours.

The event is free an open to the public.

Sundeleaf is located at 120 S. State Street, Lake Oswego, OR 97034.

For sponsorship and volunteer opportunities, please contact us by phone: 503-675-3738 or by email artscouncillo@gmail.com.

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First Friday Reception - Plein Air
Aug
2
5:00 PM17:00

First Friday Reception - Plein Air

The Arts Council of Lake Oswego is pleased to have Uncorked Chronicle en Plein Air exhibition from July 12 to September 20 in the ARTspace Gallery located at 510 1st Street Lake Oswego.

 

Over 40 artists participated with painting the beautiful outdoor landscapes of Lake Oswego and surrounding areas.

  

Join us for a First Friday reception to recognize artists with special awards from 5 to 7 p.m. The public is welcome to stop by and meet the artists, grab a bite to eat, and sample fine wines from Tumwater Vineyard. All artwork is for sale and make a great addition to a home or office!

 

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Uncorked Chronicle el Plein Air Opening Reception & Awards
Jul
12
5:00 PM17:00

Uncorked Chronicle el Plein Air Opening Reception & Awards

Chronicle Plein Air returns to Lake Oswego this summer with over 35 artists participating! The paint-out was held the past two weekends throughout the City of Lake Oswego public parks and plazas, along with Campbell Lane Winery and Tumwater Vineyard in West Linn. We are excited to see the finished works that will be highlighted in our exhibition space. Join us for the opening reception and awards presentation on Friday, July 12, from 5 to 7 p.m. at our ARTspace Gallery located at 510 1st Street, Lake Oswego. The exhibition will be on view July 12 through September 20. ARTspace hours are Tuesday through Friday 11 to 4 p.m., or by appointment.

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Drink & Draw - Watercolor Cards & Summer Coolers
Jun
13
6:00 PM18:00

Drink & Draw - Watercolor Cards & Summer Coolers

WATERCOLOR CARDS & SUMMER COOLERS!

Thursday, June 13 - 6 to 8 PM

GET YOUR TICKETS SOON! THESE EVENTS ALWAYS SELL OUT! LIMITED SEATING!

 Join us for an evening with artist Laura Janes, to create

fun and easy watercolor floral cards from scratch!

You’ll enjoy making them just as much as your friends

and family will enjoy receiving!

Tickets Can Be Purchased Here!

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Laura Janes is a fine artist specializing in painting

hidden beauty. She draws inspiration from elements

found in the natural world, including plants, trees,

water, and rocks. Join us for the popular Drink & Draw

series to learn watercolor techniques, card making

expert tips, and tricks for creating floral watercolor

pieces. All materials, food, and drinks will be provided.

For more about Laura Janes, click here!

$50 PER PERSON - SEATING IS LIMITED.

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ACLO and Sundance Team Up for Fundraiser
May
31
4:00 PM16:00

ACLO and Sundance Team Up for Fundraiser

Stop by the Sundance Store at Bridgeport, 7455 West Bridgeport Road, Tigard, OR, from 4 to 8 p.m. for a shopping extravaganza that benefits the Arts Council. 10% of sales from this evening will go to the Arts Council fund education and outreach programming, along with an interactive viewing experience for the nationally known Gallery Without Walls public art program.

Artist, Heidi Luegers from Reclaimed Wool, will be doing a demonstration on needle felting, and talking about wool and its many diversified applications, including the different breads of sheep that provide specific fibers. She will have an array of home goods including potholders, coasters, and small hand-sewn and felted pieces available for purchase. A portion of sales will go to the Arts Council.

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May Family Art-Making
May
23
2:00 PM14:00

May Family Art-Making

Children 5 to 12 are invited to participate in the Arts Council of Lake Oswego’s Family Art-making. This week’s activity will be putting together a 3D wreath and incorporating different areas of study from perspective to color and shapes. All materials are provided. This event is open to the public. Suggested donation.

This event coincides with Lake Oswego early release. This program is a perfect way to spend an afternoon doing projects with parents and caregivers!

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Art in the Garden
May
18
5:00 PM17:00

Art in the Garden

TICKETS WILL GO ON SALE MARCH 18TH!

Join us for this year’s Art in the Garden at beautiful Tumwater Vineyard on Pete’s Mountain. You will receive an exclusive glimpse into the artistic process with on-site demonstrations by five artists and the opportunity to work with each of them, along with taking a piece home.

Dinner prepared by Nicoletta’s Table, wine by Tumwater, specially selected live and silent auction items, in addition to the beautiful scenery, a good time will be had by all.

This year’s event will provide direct support for the Arts Council including the ARTspace gallery, education and outreach programming, and integrate technology into the public art experience via app and web-based use.

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April Family Artmaking
Apr
25
2:00 PM14:00

April Family Artmaking

Family Art-making is back. Join us Thursday, April 25 from 2 to 4 pm for art-making at our offices located at 520 1st Street, Lake Oswego, OR 97034.

Children 5 to 12 are invited to participate in new art experiences. This week we will be studying perspective: getting a bird’s and bug’s eye view of a subject.

The schedule coincides with Lake Oswego School District early release days., allowing parents and caregivers an after-school activity.

This program is free and open to the public. Suggested donations are appreciated to replenish supplies.

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The Art of Quilting
Apr
19
to Jun 14

The Art of Quilting

On View April 19 – June 14

Six talented and creative artists will be bringing their pieces to the ARTspace gallery for a two-month show. Each brings a different technique and design to the exhibition, ranging from traditional pieces to original art quilts with the idea of educating the public that quilting is a form of art.

Artists include: Dianne Kane, CarolAnne Olson, Judith Phelps, Mary Kay Price, Linda Reinert, and Hedda Wright.

Programming includes:

April 19 – 11 to 1 pm - First Friday Opening

May 3 – 5 to 7 pm – First Friday Reception

June 7- 5 to 7 pm - First Friday reception

Check the Arts Council websites for additional programming that will include artist talks, demonstrations, and sewing techniques.

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Where Are You From?
Apr
2
6:00 PM18:00

Where Are You From?

April 2, from 6-7:30 p.m. ACLO will host Where Are You from? Exploring What Makes Us Oregonians. Kerani Mitchell leads a conversation that asks what makes us Oregonian, and how we can create inclusive communities. This program is part of Oregon Humanities Conversation Project, and made possible by a partnership between the Lake Oswego Public Library, Oregon Humanities, and ACLO. The program is in conjunction with the LO Reads’ 2019 selection, The Book of Unknown Americans by Cristina Henríquez which includes themes of immigration, struggle with unknowns, identity, and assimilation into US culture.

Event will be held at our ARTspace located at 510 1st Street, Lake Oswego.

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March Family Art-making
Mar
28
2:00 PM14:00

March Family Art-making

Join us for Family Art-making on March 28 from 2 to 4 pm at our ARTspace location - 510 1st Street Lake Oswego.

Children 5 to 12 are invited to participate in new art experiences.

Activity for March 28 is creating concentric circles through the eyes of artist, Wassily Kandinsky. A short history lesson will also accommodate the project.

ACLO will provide all the materials. Drop in format. Suggested donation.

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Family Art-Making
Feb
28
2:00 PM14:00

Family Art-Making

Children 5 to 12, along with their parents and caregivers are invited to participate in Family Art-Making on Thursday, February 28th from 2 to 4 p.m. at our ARTspace & Gallery, located at 510 1st Street, Lake Oswego.

Project will consist of Mud Cloth Hangings: Expressing our Cultural Heritage through Art. This activity is in conjunction with our exhibition HERE Now: Art Inspired by the Immigrant Experience and the 2019 LO Read book selection, The Book of Unknown Americans by Christina Henriquez.

Event is free and open to the public.

A suggested donation is appreciated.

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HERE Now - Program with LO Reads and Oregon Humanities
Feb
26
6:00 PM18:00

HERE Now - Program with LO Reads and Oregon Humanities

Join us on February 26, from 6-7:30 pm for Where Are You from? Exploring What Makes Us Oregonians. Kerani Mitchell leads a conversation that asks what makes us Oregonian, and how we can create inclusive communities. This program is made possible by a partnership between Lake Oswego Public Library, Oregon Humanities, and ACLO. The conversation is based on the LO Reads’ 2019 selection, The Book of Unknown Americans by Cristina Henríquez which includes themes of immigration, struggle with unknowns, identity, and assimilation into US culture.

This event is free and open to the public.

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HERE Now: Art Inspired by the Immigrant Experience
Feb
15
to Apr 5

HERE Now: Art Inspired by the Immigrant Experience

HERE Now: Art Inspired by the Immigrant Experience engages the deeper meanings of transcultural migration to the United States. It is an exciting opportunity for a diverse and accessible conversation on US immigration through the artistic lens of those who have immigrated, and now call the US home. The exhibition is curated by the Arts Council of Lake Oswego from community-sourced submissions bringing together personal narratives from a wide range of backgrounds. Art is a powerful vehicle for understanding and community building, and this will be an engaing space to learn more about our friends and neighbors.

HERE Now: Art Inspired by the Immigrant Experience opens February 15, 2019, with a First Friday reception from 5-7 pm. The reception is free and open to the public with refreshments and snacks, along with the exhibition artists on-hand discussing their process.

Then, join us on February 26, from 6-7:30 pm for Where Are You from? Exploring What Makes Us Oregonians. Kerani Mitchell leads a conversation that asks what makes us Oregonian, and how we can create inclusive communities. This program is made possible by a partnership between Lake Oswego Public Library, Oregon Humanities, and ACLO. The conversation is based on the LO Reads’ 2019 selection, The Book of Unknown Americans by Cristina Henríquez which includes themes of immigration, struggle with unknowns, identity, and assimilation into US culture.

As the only dedicated visual arts gallery in the City of Lake Oswego, the Arts Council and its ARTspace have a unique opportunity to inspire thought and conversation through art. The Arts Council of Lake Owego’s mission is to ensure that arts are accessible and an integral part of life in our community.

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ARTmart After Dark
Feb
1
5:00 PM17:00

ARTmart After Dark

The ever-popular ARTmart returns for its fifth year! Arts Council of Lake Oswego offers the community an excellent opportunity to clean out your art collection and collectibles while finding some new treasures. Work includes paintings, drawings, sculptures, prints, ceramics, quilts, fiber art, photographs, posters, mixed media, frames, and more! This event offers community members a chance to donate artwork to benefit the arts in their community and make some room in their homes and offices for something new.

 

On February 1st, the Arts Council will be hosting First Friday After Dark from 5 to 7 p.m. The public is invited to take advantage of discounts on everything in the gallery before the close of the show on February 2nd, along with drawings for free artwork and items.

 

All artwork that is not sold will be donated to Community Warehouse in Portland with the mission of providing artwork to neighbors in need.

 

Arts Council of Lake Oswego’s ARTspace is located at 510-520 1st Street, Lake Oswego, OR 97034. For more information visit www.artscouncillo.org or call 503.675.3738. ARTmart gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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January Family Art-Making
Jan
24
2:00 PM14:00

January Family Art-Making

January 24 –Observational Drawings: Values, Shapes, and Perspective

Project – Using a collection of items as references, children observe and recreate their own still-life drawings.

Purpose – To help budding artists to observe objects and gain an understanding of their shape and size in relation to other objects.

Arts Council will have everything on site for the projects. Ages 5 to 12 welcome with parents and/or caregivers.

Free and open to the public. A suggestion donation of $5 helps cover supply costs.

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Drink & Draw - Rothko and Rum
Jan
17
6:00 PM18:00

Drink & Draw - Rothko and Rum

  • One River School of Art + Design (map)
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Join us at One River School of Art + Design for a night of exploring

Mark Rothko, a well-known American artist known for abstract

expressionist pieces and who changed the way in which art is seen world-

wide. Instruction from One River School of Art + Design will guide you

through the history and thought processes of Rothko, while teaching paint

techniques with acrylic media. At the end of the evening, you will take

home a finished piece. Complete the night with rum cocktails, wine,

flavored waters, excellent food, and desserts!

Address for One River School of Art + Design

15010 SW Bangy Road, Lake Oswego

To sign up:

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ARTmart
Jan
4
to Feb 2

ARTmart

The ever-popular ARTmart returns for its fifth year! The Arts Council of Lake Oswego offers the community an excellent opportunity to clean out your art collection and collectibles, along with finding some new treasures during the month of January! 2019 ARTmart will be accepting donations now through January 18, 2019, of artwork that may no longer have a place in your home, office or has been stored away in boxes collecting dust! This includes works such as paintings, drawings, frames, sculptures, prints, ceramics, quilts, fiber art, photographs, posters, mixed media and more! ACLO will accept artistic creations in good condition, determined by the Arts Council staff. This event offers community members a chance to donate artwork to benefit the arts in their community, and make some room in their homes and offices for something new.

 

ARTmart Key Dates:

·         Work Accepted - Now through January 18

·         Exhibition On View – January 4 through February 2

·         First Friday Opening - January 4 from 5 to 7 p.m.

·         ARTmart “After Dark First Friday Reception” – February 1 from 5 to 7 p.m.

·         Gallery Hours – Tuesday through Saturday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

All or part of your gift may be tax deductible as a charitable contribution. Please check with your tax advisor. The Arts Council of Lake Oswego is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Our EIN number is 93-1278854.

All funds raised from this event will go toward funding outreach and education programs. All artwork that is not sold will be donated to the Community Warehouse in Portland with the mission on providing artwork to neighbors in need.

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ARTmart First Friday Opening
Jan
4
5:00 PM17:00

ARTmart First Friday Opening

ARTmart will open with a First Friday reception on January 4th, from 5 to 7 p.m. Shop the gallery while enjoying a glass of wine, a bite to eat, and looking for that perfect treasure. Every piece is for sale, and you can take what you purchase home that same day!

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Holiday Marketplace Gleeful Giving First Friday
Dec
7
5:00 PM17:00

Holiday Marketplace Gleeful Giving First Friday

Join us for our First Friday reception featuring Gleeful Giving. Shop out Holiday Marketplace, sip some wine, have a bite to eat, and get special savings with a drawing for discounts. All those who attend will receive a minimum of 5% off. Other items will also be given away during the event.

ARTspace is located at 510 1st Street, Lake Oswego.

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Holiday Marketplace
Nov
1
to Dec 29

Holiday Marketplace

  • Arts Council of Lake Oswego (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Work from over 30 artists will be in our ARTspace for our annual Holiday Marketplace. Fine art, wood, ceramics, jewelry, handmade gifts, ornaments, textiles, prints, leather goods, and accessories.

Shop local and support the Arts Council.

Holiday Marketplace hours are Tuesday through Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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Drink & Draw - Georgia O'Keefe and Gin
Oct
18
6:00 PM18:00

Drink & Draw - Georgia O'Keefe and Gin

Georgia O'Keefe & Gin

Thursday, October 18

6 to 8 PM

Join us for a night of exploring the work of Georgia O’Keefe, who sought to capture the emotion and power of objects through abstracting the natural world. Our guest instructor from One River School of Art + Design will guide you through the history and thought processes of O’Keefe, while teaching techniques with watercolor and acrylic media. At the end of the evening, you will take home a finished piece. Complete the night with gin cocktails, wine, flavored waters, excellent food, and yummy desserts!

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Mike Suri Artist Studio Tour
Sep
22
2:00 PM14:00

Mike Suri Artist Studio Tour

Join us for a tour of  Mike Suri’s Studio - SURI IRON.
For decades, Mike has approached metal craft from a standpoint of experimentation and boundary pushing. The work is often created utilizing a vast array of techniques and equipment, both non-traditional and established. Mike is well-known throughout the NW for his public art pieces including LO’s 2010 People’s Choice winner, Sprout and 2016 People’s Choice winner,
Clackamas.

Small bites of food, wine, and beverages are included.

Participants are responsible to getting to his studio on their own.  Address is: 

1803 N. Killingsworth Street - Portland, OR  97217

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