Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts
Event dates: June 24, 25 & 26 2011
Lake Oswego, Oregon USA
• THE VISUAL ARTS OPEN SHOW
• JURIED FINE ARTS CRAFT FAIRE
• LAKE OSWEGO VISUAL CHRONICLE
• ARTIST’S VISION JURIED EXHIBIT
• KID’S DAY IN THE PARK ACTIVITIES
• LIVE MUSIC & ENTERTAINMENT
• GARDEN CAFÉ BY JOPA NORTHWEST GRILL
Event Profile: Lake Oswego, an attractive arts oriented suburb of Portland, Oregon, is celebrating its 48th annual Festival of the Arts. The Festival, an event created by Lakewood Center for the Arts, is a major regional arts event presenting the creative endeavors of recognized and emerging artists and enjoys an outstanding reputation for bringing special exhibits of quality and diversity to a weekend that is accessible to everyone. Attracting some 25,000 visitors during the three days of the event, the Festival includes several art exhibits, food booths, music, and a Craft Faire. The majority of exhibts are at Lakewood Center for the Arts (368 S. State Street, Lake Oswego, OR 97034) and across the street at George Rogers Park. Additional sculpure pieces are located throughout the City. In 2011, the Festival will feature a special juried and invitational show of sculpture entitled:
This year's cornerstone exhibit, Language of Sculpture, presents sculpture as a visual dialogue between the artist, his environment and the viewer. It is storytelling spun from a variety of techniques and amazing materials with amazing tactile and kinetic results. Showcasing the work from the Pacific Northwest Sculptors Guild and other regional sculptors, artists will translate and explore the creative process from concept to creation. We encourage visitors to stroll about the City or take a docent-led tour to view the amazing 60-piece sculpture collection in Lake Oswego’s Gallery Without Walls. The Arts Council of Lake Oswego facilitates the selection of these loaned pieces and coordinates the installation and maintenance of permanent pieces acquired by the City.
Lectures, displays, and demonstrations are scheduled throughout the three-day festival and the weekend will also include the Visual Arts Open Show at the Lakewood Center for the Arts where over 1,100 pieces of art from regional artists will be showcased. Also at the Center you’ll find the Lake Oswego Visual Chronicle, the Artist’s Vision Exhibit, and student art exhibits. And, as in years past, George Rogers Park will host a Craft Faire with over 110 booths featuring fine arts and crafts which you and your family or friends can experience while enjoying an array of food, music, performances and other outstanding activities.
The exhibit, curated by sculptor and exhibitor, Ben Dye, will feature the works of leading regional, national, and international sculpture artists artists such as:
Ryan Beard*, Rip Caswell, Dale Crawford, Louis Delegato, L. Wendy Dunder*, Ben Dye, Martin Eichinger*, Steve Farris, Robert H. Foster*, Erik Geschke, Robert E. Gigliotti*, Ralph Gilliam, Rick Gregg*, Dave Haslett, George Heath*, Joel Heidel & Angelina Marino, Thomas Hughes, Jason Johnston, Isabelle Johnston-Haist*, Sara Ybarra Lopez, Bonnie Meltzer, Carolyn J. Mills, James Mulvaney, Arliss Newcomb, Urlich Pakker*, Ken Patton*, Jill Perry Townsend, Travis Pond, Mardie Rees*, Alisa Roe*, Victoria Shaw, Ron Simmer, Randy Smithey and Holly Rodes Smithey, Betsy Ellen Soifer, Mike Suri, George Tobolowsky, Christopher Wagner, Bruce West, Susan Wright*
* = PACIFIC NORTHWEST SCULPTORS GUILD MEMBER
PROCESS ARTISTS - The following artists will be showing a step-by-step process of how their work is designed, built & finished: Rip Caswell, Louis Delegato, Ben Dye, Rick Gregg, Jason Johnston, Ken Patton, Travis Pond and Bruce West.
There will also be a special juried portionof the exhibit featuring work recommended by guest jurors sculptors, Mel Katz, Michihiro Kosuge, and Bonnie Laing-Malcolmson, Curator of Northwest Art/Portland Art Museum. (Please click here for more background info on the jurors).
The overall curator for this special exhibit is Ben Dye.
Artwork credits this page:
Top: Wind and Sea by Rodes Smithey
Bottom: One With by Marty Eichinger
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