Our Mission: 

The Arts Council of Lake Oswego works to ensure that arts are an integral part of life in our community, now and into the future.


Our collective actions and commitment will result in:

• Enlivening our built and natural environments, while adding value to Lake Oswego’s economy;

• Effective collaborative partnerships that strengthen our community;

• Increased visual art appreciation and understanding by all of our residents and visitors;

• Increased arts tourism and visitors as economic drivers for the city and our organization.



Nicole Nathan, Executive Director

Nicole Nathan, Executive Director


Nicole has worked with arts and culture organizations throughout the northwest for over 20 years. Trained in curatorial practice and collections care, she has developed a host of exhibitions, contributed to publications, and worked with such institutions as Museum of Contemporary Craft (OR), Experience Music Project (WA), Oregon Nikkei Endowment (OR), and the High Desert Museum (OR). Nicole currently serves on the board of the Oregon Womens History Consortium, and previously was Treasurer and Board Member of the Multnomah County Cultural Coalition.


Fresh from the top of the Rockies in Colorado, Stephanie brings with her six years of museum collections and exhibits experience. She grew up in Oregon and attended the University of Oregon prior to interning and working at museums in Vancouver, B.C, New Mexico, Oregon and Colorado. In addition to her passion for the arts, she enjoys spending time outdoors hiking, and camping or at the barn hanging out with her horse.


Robin has worked with performing and visual art centers for the past 10 years.  Prior to moving into the arts, she worked for Fortune 500 companies in marketing, PR, fundraising and development.  In addition, she has served on many boards for schools, hospitals, youth sports programs, and other non-profits.

Stephanie Johnson, Public Art & Program Manager

Stephanie Johnson, Public Art & Program Manager

Robin Krakauer, Development & Communications

Robin Krakauer, Development & Communications


Bill Tierney,  President

Andrew Gibson, Vice President

Tiffany Minus, Secretary

Chuck DeRousie, Treasurer

Beverly Aldinger

Marjan Anvari

Bonnie Cartwright

Penelope Fain

Allison Fryer

Carey Haladay

John LaMotte

Randy Miller

Lynda O'Neill

Dave Riback

Pat Vessely

Skip O'Neill, City Council Liaison

John LaMotte, City Council Liaison