Our Mission: 

The Arts Council of Lake Oswego, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, created in 1999 to ensure the arts will continue to be an integral part of life in our community.


We commit to: 

Facilitate the placement and preservation of the public art in Lake Oswego; 
enliven our built and natural environments, while adding value to Lake Oswego's economy; 
raise the appreciation for and understanding of the visual arts among the people of diverse backgrounds; 
provide access to art exhibits for residents and visitors;
 advance learning about the arts through educational programs and docent tours; 
strengthen our community through collaborative partnerships. 



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.


Kelsey is an art historian and educator with a passion for community development through the arts. She has worked with Portland Art Museum coordinating public programs, developing educator resources, and creating mobile and in-gallery learning experiences for visitors.  

Kelsey also teaches design, art, and architecture courses at PCC Rock Creek.


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.

Kelsey Ferreira, Public Art & Program Manager

Kelsey Ferreira, Public Art & Program Manager

Robin Krakauer, Development Associate

Robin Krakauer, Development Associate


  • Margaret Snow Benoit, President
  • Bill Tierney, Vice President
  • Andrew Gibson, Secretary
  • Malcolm Mathes, Treasurer
  • Liane Cabot, Past President
  • Phyllis Carlton
  • Bonnie Cartwright
  • Chuck DeRousie
  • Allison Fryer
  • John LaMotte
  • Randy Miller
  • Tiffany Minus
  • Lynda O'Neill
  • Pat Vessely

Kent Studebaker, City Council Liaison

John LaMotte, City Council Liaison