I Have Already Lived The Year - Recent Works by Mark Andres and Chris Knight
Jun
20
Jul 28

I Have Already Lived The Year - Recent Works by Mark Andres and Chris Knight

Mark Andres is a painter and filmmaker living in Portland, OR. His paintings suggest narrative, but belie a sense of space and time, presenting the viewer with scenes that combine past, present, and future. Andres’ work is several public collections across the Pacific Northwest including the Hallie Ford Museum of Art in Salem and the Portland Art Museum.


Chris Knight’s paintings offer a sense of narrative and discovery, often combining familiar imagery in an unfamiliar way. Viewers are encouraged to interpret these seemingly incongruent symbols according to their own understanding of the world. Knight holds a BA in Philosophy from Vassar College, a BFA in painting from PNCA, and both an MA and MFA in painting from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. His work is featured in the permanent collection of Portland Community College, where he has taught since 2005.
Presented by the Arts Council of Lake Oswego. Gallery hours are Tuesday - Friday, 11 am - 4 pm and by appointment.

Unveil Your Process!
Aug
11
Sep 29

Unveil Your Process!

On View August 11 through September 29
Mark your calendar for Friday, August 11th from 5 to 8 pm for the opening of Unveil Your Process! This exhibit kicks off a weekend of celebration surrounding the Gallery Without Walls program. The exhibition features the fifteen new artists with their preparatory work, including maquettes of the sculptures and other pieces that each artist would like to share with the public, including drawings, paintings, and other sculptures.

Unveil Your Art!
Aug
13
11:00 am11:00

Unveil Your Art!

Join the Arts Council of Lake Oswego for a celebration of our fifteen new sculptures!
Millennium Plaza Park
200 First Street, Lake Oswego, Oregon

11 am The celebration begins! Sign up for Docent Tours! Join us for ongoing kids’ activities throughout the day! Bring your appetite: food and beverages available for purchase!


11:15 am Drawing Rally One


12:30 pm Dedication of new sculptures and announcement of 2017 People’s Choice Winner


1:15 pm Drawing Rally Two


2:30 pm Docent-led sculpture walking tours depart from Millennium Plaza Park


Thank you to our sponsors!

The Art of Language & Text Exhibit
Oct
6
Oct 27

The Art of Language & Text Exhibit

Come explore what happens when ink and paper collide! Opening October 6th, the exhibition, Books Arts: The Art of Language and Text will bring together several local calligraphers whose work considers the relationship between text and image. Join us in exploring the beauty, process, and discovery of the written word.

 


Baby Hour
Jul
20
10:00 am10:00

Baby Hour

  • 510 Museum & ARTspace

510 Museum & ARTspace invites children up to one year and their caregivers to join us for Baby Hour!  Crawling, cooling, and crying welcome!  Event will take place every third Thursday of the month (May through September).  Participants will meet at 510 Museum & ARTspace @ 10 a.m.

An educator-led tour of the public art in Lake Oswego followed by time to bond, play, and learn!  Each program offers a sensory, age-appropriate activity for kids & coffee, tea, and conversation for their grownups.

Children must be one year or younger.  Space is limited, so please register in advance by filling out the form below.  A $5 donation is requested at day of event.

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Art Extravaganza
Jun
2
11:00 am11:00

Art Extravaganza

  • 510 Museum & ARTspace

Come by the 510 Museum & ARTspace to make pinch pots, clay beads, and found object sculptures.  Advance registration is encouraged. A $5 donation is requested at day of event. 

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Instagram contest for Chronicle
Jun
1
Jun 19

Instagram contest for Chronicle

Instagram contest for Chronicle

#aclochronicle2017

 

What do you see when you look around Lake Oswego? Show us with your Instagram photo!

As part of the Arts Council of Lake Oswego’s Chronicle exhibition at this year’s Festival of the Arts we are featuring photography of life in Lake Oswego, and we want you to participate!

Follow the Arts Council of Lake Oswego on Instagram and tag your photo of Lake Oswego with #aclochronicle2017.

Show us your best photo showing why you love Lake Oswego. It could be our rich history, natural and open spaces, urban life, farms, parks, people, or Oswego Lake itself!

Your photo may be selected to be included as part of the Chronicle exhibition in our special Instagram contest area. Tag your photo between June 1-19 for a chance to be included! #aclochronicle2017

 

 

Family Artmaking
Jun
1
3:00 pm15:00

Family Artmaking

  • 510 Museaum & ARTspace

Come by the 510 Museum & ARTspace to relax after school with some art making. To tie in with our featured exhibition, all activities will involve clay. We will be make and decorate clay beads to create necklaces.

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Lake Oswego Farmer's Market
May
27
8:30 am08:30

Lake Oswego Farmer's Market

Join the Arts Council of Lake Oswego at the Saturday Farmer's Market.  We will have kids art making activities.  Free and open to the public.

The Farmer's market is held at Millennium Plaza Park.

Family Artmaking
May
25
3:00 pm15:00

Family Artmaking

  • 510 Museum & ARTspace

Come by the 510 Museum & ARTspace to relax after school with some art making. To tie in with our featured exhibition, all activities will involve clay. We’ll make and paint pinch pots,  All supplies provided. Advance registration is encouraged. A $5 donation is requested at day of the event.

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Artist Demo - Ha Austin & Mother's Day Promotion
May
13
11:00 am11:00

Artist Demo - Ha Austin & Mother's Day Promotion

  • 510 Museum & Art Space

Artist Ha Austin will do an artist demonstration on Saturday, May 13 at the 510 Museum at 11:00 AM

Ha Austin will demonstrate Hand- building a slab oval plate with a hump mold and to decorate it with Sgraffito technique.  This Free demo will last 30-45 minutes starting at 11am.

We will also have flowers free with purchase to tie into Mother’s Day on the 14th. This program is free and open to the public. Ha will be at the gallery from 11:00 -4:00. Demo and bouquets will be from 11-1 (or until flowers run out).

Arts Now! Campaign
May
8
Jun 30

Arts Now! Campaign

The Arts Council of Lake Oswego is kicking off its spring Arts Now! Campaign with an eight week giving program targeted to raise money for improvements to Gallery Without Walls and the 510 Museum & ARTspace. As with many facilities and programming, time takes its toll. To continue to be a vital hub of energy to the community, expanded infrastructure and access is needed to reach the community through ACLO’s programs and services.  The campaign will run May 4th through June 30th, 2017. 

Donate

What will your donation go toward?  There are three distinctive categories that Arts Now! will support, the first being added security for the 510 Museum & ARTspace. With technology changing in the world of security, the Arts Council needs better monitoring and equipment. The goal for this portion of the program is $5,000. In addition to security, further upgrades are needed in the museum space itself.  New chairs, tables, equipment, and education program support and supplies for children, adults, and seniors is goal number two with the objective of raising $2,500. And lastly, for Gallery Without Walls, ACLO would like to expand access to the sculptures with portable seating, enrich and expand the education and docent programs, and provide additional interactive programming with more outreach. The goal for Gallery Without Walls is $5,000. In total, the ACLO is looking for $12,500 to be raised by July 1st, 2017.

As a bonus, every Tuesday from May 9th through June 30th, the Arts Council will collect names of donors and enter them into a drawing for the weekly Arts Now! Give Prize. Each donor who gives on Tuesday throughout the campaign has an opportunity to be chosen at random to win a great incentive prize. Items range in value from $40 to $2,500 and includes offerings from a Pete’s Mountain wine basket, to original artwork by local artists. Keep an eye out each week to see what the prizes will be and be sure to give on those days to increase your chances. Information will be posted through the ACLO website and social media.

Are contributions tax deductible? Yes! As a 501c3 organization, gifts to the Arts Council of Lake Oswego are deductible. Our tax ID # is 93-1278854 and we will send you an official receipt in July.

How can you help? Beginning on May 4th, go to and click on the Arts Now! banner under donation tab:  http://artscouncillo.org/donate-to-arts-now-campaign/ and you will be directed to our secure site where you can make a donation to any one of our areas—or all three!

First Friday Opening
May
5
5:00 pm17:00

First Friday Opening

Exhibition artists Ha Austin, Melanie Bjorge, Jean Teitelman, and Jenny Watson bring their hand-crafted techniques working with clay

Earth, Glaze & Fire: A Ceramics Exhibition
May
5
Jun 10

Earth, Glaze & Fire: A Ceramics Exhibition

  • 510 Museum & ARTspace

The Arts Council of Lake Oswego is excited to present Earth Glaze & Fire: A Ceramics Exhibit, beginning, May 5th through June 10th at 510 Museum & ARTspace. 

The exhibit offers a range of exciting examples in sculptural and functional clay work, focusing on different finishing methods, including electric and wood firing, oxidation, soda firing, and how each of these methods yield a different result.  Viewers will be taken through the process from raw clay to finished product, and how changing a variable can produce wildly different results.  The same clay and glazing coupled with different firing temperatures or techniques can make pieces look completely unrelated.  The contrasts give the viewer greater insight into the dynamics of the process, as well as a chance for the maker to refine what they like best in the ceramic spectrum.

Exhibition artists Ha Austin, Melanie Bjorge, Jean Teitelman, and Jenny Watson bring their hand-crafted techniques working with clay, glaze and firing to this multi-faceted exhibition.  Each has a different style which brings a unique display of texture, color, and tactile experience.  Part of the exhibition will incorporate an educational component outlining the different ceramic processes, plus artist lectures, panel presentations, children’s activities, artist demos, and workshops. 

Arts Council Executive Director, Nicole Nathan remarks: “We’re excited to show how the ceramics process can be turned inside out, and bring visitors into that experience. With added programs, demos, and artist talks we can provide a rich artistic experience for visitors of all ages.”

Earth Glaze & Fire is a collection of work that is unparalleled breadth and quality.  The artists will present items ranging from functional everyday homeware to figurative sculptures, and traditional to contemporary pieces.  Items will be available for sale. 

Join us for looking at the versatility of clay and its limitless possibilities.  A First Friday opening reception will be held on May 5th from 5 to 7 p.m.

May gallery hours are Tuesday through Friday 11 to 4 p.m., Saturday 10 to 2 p.m., and by appointment.

 

Beaver Tales Art & Storytime
Apr
27
10:00 am10:00

Beaver Tales Art & Storytime

April 27—10:00 a.m.

Art & Storytime Featuring Beavers      

Authors Margo and Gerry Greeve

@ 510 Museum & ARTspace

510 1st Street Lake Oswego, OR

Drop In Format—Free and open to the public

 

Beaver Tales - Celebration of Earth Day
Apr
22
11:00 am11:00

Beaver Tales - Celebration of Earth Day

April 22—11 to 2 p.m.

Earth Day                                      

@ 510 Museum and ARTspace

510 1st Street Lake Oswego, OR

Join ACLO in celebration of Earth Day

Art making will be done with recycled materials

 

Beaver Tales First Friday
Apr
7
5:00 pm17:00

Beaver Tales First Friday

April 7— 5 to 7 p.m.

Beaver Tales “First Friday”          

@ 510 Museum and ARTspace 

 510 1st Street Lake Oswego, OR

 

ACLO and The Wetlands Conservatory Present Beaver Tales
Apr
7
Apr 28

ACLO and The Wetlands Conservatory Present Beaver Tales

To celebrate International Beaver Day, April 7th,  the Arts Council of Lake Oswego is teaming up with The Wetlands Conservancy, the only organization in Oregon dedicated to promoting partnerships to permanently protect and conserve Oregon wetlands, to launch the second annual exhibit of beaver-themed art.

The beaver is Oregon’s beloved state animal and the exhibit includes artwork of all kinds:  paintings, mixed media, fiber, ceramic, glass, stone, bronze, wood and other materials.  Pieces will focus on images of beavers alone, or in natural stream or wetland habitat.  There are approximately 100 artists participating in this traveling show that will tour throughout the state of Oregon. Along with the month long exhibition, there will be workshops, tours, and other activities around the city of Lake Oswego.  The purpose of the project is to highlight the aesthetic, ecological and cultural significance of the beaver. This exhibit will display original juried art as well as prints, cards, and other merchandise with beaver/wetland images, all benefiting The Wetland Conservancy and the Arts Council.  

April gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 11 to 4 p.m., and by appointment.

Painting featured is by Mary Burgess - "Alder Nosh" - Watercolor

 

 

Creating Visual Energy with Amazing Doodles Led by George D. Green
Mar
29
10:30 am10:30

Creating Visual Energy with Amazing Doodles Led by George D. Green

The event will take place on March 29th.  The arts council invites the community’s young adults and children to participate.  Mr. Green has always believed that it is critical to expose young people to the act of creating art.  By providing them with an opportunity where they can view the process, as well as see and understand the fished product, children’s minds will be opened. 

Two Sessions:

Ages 8 to 12 - 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. - Click here to be directed to Eventbrite sign up

Ages 13 to 18 - 1 to 2:30 p.m. - Click here to be directed to Eventbrite sign up

Cost is $15 for each participant.  There is limited seating for each session.

 Location:  Museum & ARTspace located at 510 1st Street, Lake Oswego, OR 97034.  

ACLO Presents George D. Green: Visual Magic-Robust Exuberance to Contemplative Revelation, 1982-2016
Mar
3
Mar 31

ACLO Presents George D. Green: Visual Magic-Robust Exuberance to Contemplative Revelation, 1982-2016

The work of George D. Green, renowned abstract illusionist artist will be in Lake Oswego for his first and only exhibition. Green is a fifth generation Oregonian and a founding member of Abstract Illusionists.  He has had 160 national and international exhibitions and his work is represented in 72 museums.  After a 30-year tenure in NYC, George is thrilled to have his work on display in Lake Oswego.  

March gallery hours are Tuesday through Friday 11 to 4 p.m., Saturday 10 to 2 p.m., and by appointment.

 

ACLO in Partnership with LO Reads Present a Special Art Exhibit Featuring Greg Marshall and His Astro-Photo Prints
Feb
3
Feb 24

ACLO in Partnership with LO Reads Present a Special Art Exhibit Featuring Greg Marshall and His Astro-Photo Prints

This exciting visual arts exhibition, in coordination with the City of Lake Oswego LO Reads Program, features the novel Rise of the Rocket Girls: The Women Who Propelled Us, from Missiles to the Moon to Mars by Nathalia Holt.  This riveting, true story of the women who launched America into space during the 1940s and 50s inspired the space themed exhibition.  Artist Greg Marshall will feature his Astro-photography prints at 510 Museum & ARTspace for the month of February, along with work from members of the Rose City Astronomers.

Marshall, a retired electronics engineer, brings his astronomy hobby to life with his photography.  Photos will be for sale throughout the exhibition.

Rose City Astronomers Special Program – Wednesday, February 22 @ 7 p.m.

Come and enjoy an evening with Rose City Astronomers members, Dr. Katherine Kornei and Greg Marshall.  Dr. Kornei who holds a B.S. in astrophysics, and an M.S. and a Ph.D. in astronomy, will give a brief introduction including an audience participation exercise.  Greg Marshall will share his amazing Astro-photographs and describe how he captures and processes these images.

February gallery hours are Tuesday through Friday 11 to 4 p.m., and by appointment.

2016 Community Treasure Hunt!
Dec
1
Dec 23

2016 Community Treasure Hunt!

The Community Treasure Hunt begins today: SIXTY ornaments are hidden throughout the City of Lake Oswego for the third community treasure hunt. The 3" porcelain trees are hidden in city parks, within Gallery Without Walls sculptures and in participating Lake Oswego businesses. Each tree, created by artist Dorothy Steele, is signed, dated and numbered.

The ornaments are the finders to keep. When found, the ornament may be taken to the Holiday Gallery at 510 Museum & ARTspace (510 First Street) to receive a 10% discount off the finder's total purchase that day. This offer is valid between December 1-23, 2016.

Arts Council of Lake Oswego Annual Meeting
Nov
30
6:00 pm18:00

Arts Council of Lake Oswego Annual Meeting

  • Arts Council of Lake Oswego

Members of the Arts Council in good standing are invited to attend an Annual Meeting alongside the Arts Council Board of Directors and Staff to learn more about the organization. The Arts Council will provide information highlighting special achievements in 2016 as well as a synopsis of what we do for the community each day.

After the meeting, members are invited to shop at the Holiday Gallery in 510 Museum & ARTspace and will receive a 20% discount on art purchased this evening.

Contact the Arts Council if you are unsure of your membership status.

Holiday Gallery
Nov
22
Dec 23

Holiday Gallery

Holiday Gallery 2016
November 22 - December 23, 2016
510 Museum & ARTspace: 510 First Street, Lake Oswego, OR 97034

The Arts Council of Lake Oswego is excited to present the annual Holiday Gallery. The exhibition opens on November 22nd and runs through December 23rd with receptions and demonstrations from participating artists every Friday from 5 – 7 PM. You’ll find a wide variety of handcrafted art created by thirty local artists. Don’t miss your perfect chance to find artful gifts for your friends and family for the holidays!