The Arts Council of Lake Oswego is pleased to invite residents and visitors to enjoy the fourth annual Chronicle: Plein Air. This city-wide event features local and regional artists painting outdoor landscapes while onlookers witness blank canvases transform into scenes capturing the beauty of Lake Oswego. Plein Air, which translates to in the open air is a painting tradition that began early in the nineteenth century, largely as a result of the invention of portable painting equipment and supplies. Championed by the Impressionist painters, plein air artists paint the majority of their canvases outdoors as they seek to capture the fleeting light. The public can see artists in action from sun-up to sun-down at these Lake Oswego parks and plazas: Luscher Farm, Foothills Park, George Rogers Park, Roehr Park, Sundeleaf Plaza, Millennium Plaza, Lakeview Village, and new this year, beautiful Marylhurst University.
Artwork will be on view June 22 through August 4 at the 510 Museum & Artspace, located at 510 1st Street, Lake Oswego with an opening reception on Friday, June 22, from 3 to 7 p.m. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Friday, 11 to 4 p.m., ab by appointment. All artwork will be for purchase. Artists that participate in Chronicle: Plein Air have the opportunity to enter the juried show for cash prizes and special gifts from Gamblin Artist Colors.
Please note that when attending our events, we reserve the right to photograph and use the photos in our promotional marketing materials including social media, print media, video, event, and website marketing.