Past Exhibits

The Lakewood Entryway Gallery is currently open by appointment only. You may schedule an appointment by calling the Lakewood Center for the Arts from 12-2pm at (503) 635-3901 or by emailing . The artists are looking forward to exhibiting their work and meeting you. View upcoming exhibits.

The Lakewood Center Entryway Gallery exhibits work of professional two-dimensional artists. We will be having limited three dimensional shows. The gallery varies from solo and duo exhibitions to group shows. The curator pairs artists and works together to present challenging themes, mediums and to celebrate the visual arts.

The Gallery is located at the main entry of Lakewood Center for the Arts. When it is safe to do so, we look forward to reopening the gallery to the public during regular business hours 9 AM – 5 PM weekdays and 10 AM – 4 PM on Saturdays. (During regular business, the gallery is also open for general viewing during the evening until 10 PM on most weeknights and on show nights.)

 


LOCAL 14

September 21 - October 17

 

LOCAL-14-Gallery-Grid.jpgJoin us in the newly renovated Dee Denton Gallery at the Lakewood Center for the Arts to view a sample of The Local 14 exhibit filled with different art forms and mediums! 21 artworks will be on display. Local 14 has been one of Portland’s premier art shows for over 50 years. Whether you’re seeking the serene calm presented in Emerald Transcendence by Michelle Lattanzi or the playfulness of Eight Lagomophs by Lorraine Bushek, you’ll find it here. But don’t delay! The exhibit is only in Lakewood’s Dee Denton Gallery for less than a month! You can schedule your tour of the gallery today by emailing us at  or calling (503) 635-3901. We’re so excited to welcome you back inside. Masks required.

Featured artists in the Dee Denton Gallery LOCAL 14 Preview Show:  Anisa Asakawa-Acrylic, Lorraine Bushek-Oil, Mary Dennis-Oil Pastel, Michelle Dennis-Photography, Michelle Gallagher-Ceramic, Bonnie Garlington-Fibre Art, Jani Hoberg-Intaglio Prints, Paulina Brie Kriebel-Fibre Arts, Terri Neal-Colored Pencil, and Greta Schneider-Glass.

(Left) Eight Lagomorphs by Lorraine Bushek (Diptych); (Top right) Emerald Transcendance by Michelle Lattanzi; (Bottom right) Big Sky Over Horsethief Butte by Anisa Asakawa (Acrylic)

 


Colored Pencil Artists-Group Show

August 24 - September 19

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To make an appointment to see this exhibition, call (503) 635-3901 M-F between noon and 2 PM or email tickets@Lakewood-Center.org.

Join us for Art Decked Out on August 30th at 5:00 PM to meet the artists! Learn about their inspiration, techniques and see the exhibition. Reservation required.

Exhibiting Artists: Pat Averill CPSA*, Jeanne Cardana CPSA, Dee Wagoner CPSA and CPX, Richard Helmick CPSA and CPX, Pat Jackman CPSA, Terri Neal CPSA, CJ Worlein CPSA
(Left) The Gossip by Terri Neal (Colored Pencil); (Top right) Elinor by CJ Worlein (Colored Pencil); (Bottom right) Ted by Richard Helmick (Colored Pencil)

*These initials indicate levels of achievement that they have been awarded.

 


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Art Decked Out #5-Colored Pencil Artists
August 30, 5:00 - 7:00 PM

Free. Reservations required.

Come to Art Decked Out to meet the artists, learn about their inspiration, techniques and see the exhibition.  Bring a picnic BYOB and sit at the bistro tables on the lawn while enjoying art and music. Note: FACE MASKS ARE NOW REQUIRED AT ALL OUTDOOR EVENTS as of August 27, 2021. 


Lake Oswego High School Class of 1970 Art Exhibit

August 2-August 22


Rain Spark Gallery - Christmas in July

July 10 - August 1, 2021

Verheyden,Beth-WaitingHisTurn-Watercolor-email.jpgRain Spark Gallery is a group of professional artists who exhibit their work seasonally. Members of the gallery work together as a cooperative to run, curate and maintain the gallery. As experts in their own fields of fine arts and crafts, they all support and promote each other in their artistic endeavors. Together, they will host “Christmas in July” in the newly refurbished and dedicated Dee Denton Gallery. The gallery artwork will change every few days with at least seven artists exhibiting at any one time. Artists will also be scheduled to present on the various art techniques displayed. To make an appointment to see this exhibition, call (503) 635-3901 M-F between noon and 2 PM or email . The exhibit will also be available online at www.Lakewood-Center.org under the gallery tab

 Exhibiting Artists: There will be an artist in the gallery 11-5 pm every day & for all Lakewood Center events.

  • Mary Burgess-Watercolor
  • Marta Farris-Sculpture
  • Jenn Ferrante-Glass
  • Gerry Foote-Poems/Books
  • Bonnie Garlington-Fibre Arts
  • Margaret  Joyce-Fibre Arts
  • Debby Neely-Prints
  • Jan Rimerman-Mixed Media
  • Leanne Streit-Fibre Arts
  • Teresa Ruch-Fibre Arts
  • Beth Verheyden-Watercolor
  • Candace Wilson-Ceramic
  • Natalie Wood-Photography
  • Jim Wylder-Ceramic
  • Kris Zorko-Books

 


The Dee Denton Gallery
Jun 26 - July 9, 2021

In Loving Memory of Dee Denton, March 13, 1926 - March 10, 2021On June 25, 2021, the newly renovated Lakewood Center Entryway Gallery was dedicated as the Dee Denton Gallery. The Denton family will hold a private dedication ceremony and introduce the first exhibit in the gallery: Dee’s personal art collection.


This collection will be open to the public from June 26 - July 9. Email tickets@lakewood-center.org to schedule a tour of the gallery.

If you’ve attended the Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts, you’ll recognize some of the artists represented in Dee’s collection. Her personal collection is diverse and reflects what art meant to her. You’ll find everything from a realistic landscape by Mas Kanatsu to the whimsical metal heart sculpture by Marta Farris.


Dee Denton was the driving force behind many of Lake Oswego’s cherished events including Festival of the Arts, Christmas Tree Lighting, Leadership Lake Oswego, Village Flower Baskets as well as an ardent supporter of the arts and local business. For more than 33 years, she served as the Executive Director of the Lake Oswego Chamber of Commerce. Dee served for 47 years as a Lakewood Board member and was part of the team that created the Lakewood Center for the Arts. She was also a trailblazer as one of the first female members of Lake Oswego Rotary and Portland’s Royal Rosarians.



LO Reads
January 25 - March 29, 2021

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The Lake Oswego Public Library has selected Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson as the 2021 book for its award-winning citywide reading program, Lakewood will participate with a virtual online art show with the artists on Monday, February 1, 2021, from 6:00 - 7:00 pm.

Special note: the artwork will be available to purchase either in person (by appointment only) at Lakewood or online through Lakewood’s virtual gallery. You may view the February 3 video on the Library's Facebook page or the Library's YouTube channel

CLICK HERE to visit Lakewood's online gallery to view and/or purchase artwork

CLICK HERE  to download a brochure detailing LO Reads events in February

CLICK HERE to go to the LO Reads website for more info

Short video featuring the art. See the online gallery to view or purchase the work.


Rock...Paper...Turtle...Art for Wetlands
December 24, 2020 - January 24, 2021

About the Exhibit
Rock…Paper…Turtle…Art for Wetlands is an event created by Jan Rimerman and Dave Haslett to promote awareness of native turtles & their vanishing environments.  This is the fourth year of the project where art has been exhibited and 25% of the proceeds have been given to The Wetlands Conservancy.  The target is to restore the Nyberg Wetlands to promote the return of the Western Pond Turtle.  Invasive plants and animals have been removed, logs for basking have been placed and native plants reintroduced to entice the vanishing native species back.  To date there are five Western Pond Turtles that have returned and are residing in their native wetland.

The art exhibition this year  includes Debby Neely’s woodcut prints, Candace Wilson’s ceramics, Jim Wylder’s naked raku, Dave Haslett’s stone sculpture & Jan Rimerman’s book illustrations in colored pencil.  All of the art work is nature oriented and available for sale either in person or online.

Zoom reception Jan. 10, 2021 from 1 – 3 PM
The artists will speak about their work and you may purchase the artwork during the live event.


Beth Verheyden - Symphony of Movement
October 26 - December 22

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(Left to right) Stay Strong; 1946; Pinnacle.


NW Water Media Invitational
September 28 - October 25, 2020

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(Left to right) Swiftly Fly the Years by Chris Stubbs; Peace Like a River by Patrice Cameron; Sun on Water by Sarah Bouwsma.

Experience the incredible water media work of these artists: Ruth Armitage, Sarah Bouwsma, Mary Burgess, Patrice Cameron, Leslie Cheney-Parr,  Maud Durland, Yvonne Knoll, Chris Stubbs, Beth Verheyden & Yong Hong Zhong.


LOCAL 14
August 24 - September 28, 2020

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The LOCAL 14 is exhibiting both two-dimensional & three-dimensional artworks.  We are excited to be exhibiting the following artists in the Lakewood Center Entryway Gallery: Lorraine Bushek-Mixed Media, Debra Carnes-Baskets, Mary Dennis-Oil Pastel, Michelle Dennis-Photography, Michelle Gallagher-Stoneware, Jani Hoberg-Intaglio Printing, Jamie Morgan-Photography, Terri Neal-Colored Pencil, Molly Reeves-Oil, Adrienne Stacey-Ceramics, Rabun Thompson-Stoneware, Li Tie-Pastel, Sandy Visse-Ceramic, Stephanie Wiarda-Soft Pastel, Tom Willing-Wood.

LOCAL 14 is celebrating their 53rd exhibition. This year they are virtual. For more on LOCAL 14, visit www.local14.org.  The virtual show features paintings, mixed media, printmaking, photography, jewelry, ceramics, sculpture, garden art and more by member artists, as well as guest artists from Oregon and the Pacific Northwest.  LOCAL 14 began in Lake Oswego with 14 women and has grown into a yearly show to find unique fine art and crafts.

 

Art Decked Out  #2
September 28, 2020

5:00 - 6:30 PM

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Ruth Armitage, Patrice Cameron & Yong Hong Zhong - The Path of the Creative Spirit

Online registration required! Space is limited to 50 people!

This event will feature a short presentation by the artist and will be followed by limited entry into Lakewood’s gallery (8 masked people at a time) to view the current art exhibit.

We are honored to be exhibiting the following celebrated water media artists in the Lakewood Center Entryway Gallery September 28-October 28: Ruth Armitage, Sarah Bouwsma, Mary Burgess, Patrice Cameron, Leslie Cheney-Parr, Maud Durland, Yvonne Knoll, Chris Stubbs, Beth Verheyden, and Yong Hong Zhong.

We expect all guests to respect all current health code requirements regarding social distancing and masks. Participants are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs (we will have some chairs). 
Please plan to bring your own drinks and treats. Nicoletta’s Table (across the street) has available snacks to go when pre-ordered. Pickup at Nicoletta’s Table before the event. Deadline for orders is noon 
on the Thursday before the event. www.nicolettastable.com.

This event is free. Donations are encouraged to support Lakewood Center for the Arts events. 
Participation is LIMITED, due to Covid-19 restrictions.

Women of Substance

July 28 - August 24

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ART WORK SHOWN (left to right): Blossom by Alma de la Melena Cox (Mixed Media Collage); I Belong by Alma de la Melena Cox (Mixed Media Collage); Elegance by Sonja Donnelly (Acrylic); Accomplished by Sonja Donnelly (Acrylic)

Listen to Alma de la Melena Cox discuss the exhibit



Lake Area Artists

March 7 - April 12, 2020

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ART WORK SHOWN (left to right): Gathering Light by Linda Mraz (Acrylic); Summer Market Fruit by Linda Baker (Oil); God’s Cartoon by Mary Elle (Watercolor)

Lake Area Artists is a membership of 40 juried artists working in many mediums and styles. The group is 53 years young and meets once a month to prepare for its annual show and sale in April. This year, the Annual Show will run April 24 - 26.

Members displaying their works in the Entryway Gallery are:  Linda Baker, Lorraine Bushek, Mary Elle, Jean Gale, Jan Hardenburger, Jani Hoberg, Linda Mraz, Deb Marble, Rob Sanford, and Lisa Wiser.

LAA appreciates the support of the Lake Oswego community and surrounding areas. Once again, the proceeds from the Full Spectrum Project at the Annual Show are a donation from the membership to the Lake Oswego and Lakeridge High Schools Art Scholarships.

Many of the LAA members are award winning and accredited members of Watercolor Society of Oregon, Oil Painters of America and other organizations.

The LAA membership thanks Lakewood Center for its partnering over the years and hopes to celebrate many more in the future.




Past Exhibit

Stuart Adams: Master of Mark & Symbol:

December  30, 2019 - January 27, 2020

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ART WORK SHOWN (left to right):  Happy Valley Headress, acrylic by Stuart Adams; Tally Mark, acrylic by Stuart Adams; Radiant Circles, acrylic by Stuart Adams

Stuart Adams began his professional artist career exhibiting his work at the Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts Open Show. He has won many blue ribbons and has quite the following beginning right here at the Lakewood Center for the Arts.

At age seven, Adams discovered Peter Max and started his collection of drawing based on line and exaggerated perspective. At age eleven, Paul Klee came into Stuart’s world and shape and symbolism became his focus. These influences are still important in his work today.

Stuart Adams is a lifelong student of art and art history. He has drawn and painted his entire life. You may find him in a corner at a crowded event drawing the people and the surroundings documenting the energy of the moment. He has piles of sketchbooks which he uses as a springboard for his paintings.

After growing up in Lake Oswego, Adams graduated from the Pacific Northwest College of Art with a Bachelors of Fine Art. He studied with two famous artists…drawing instructor Harry Widman and master sculpture Manuel Izquierdo. Hints of their teaching are apparent in Adam’s various collections of work.

Fascinated by primitive art from all over the globe, the mark-making and the symbols are inspiring the new series as well as nature and the human form. By painting more and more abstract images, the paintings become storyboards for new legends. “My modern primal style gets inspiration from the art of all eras. My paintings become a merging of abstraction and symbolism, where I explore mark-making and the discovery of image,” exclaims Adams enthusiastically. The collection at the Lakewood Center Gallery “releases of my inner visions,” states Adams. Some are from world-wide creation stories and some are from his own dreams. Stuart Adams is a member of the Lake Area Artists, the Rain Spark Gallery and a regular exhibitor at the Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts.




Past Exhibit

Rain Spark Gallery Comes to Lakewood

October 28 - December 30, 2019

Lisa Wiser, Painter Jenn Ferrante, Glass Artist Marta Faris, Metal Artist

ARTISTS SHOWN (left to right): Lisa Wiser, Painter; Jenn Ferrante, Glass Artist; and Marta Farris, Metal Artist

The Lakewood Center Entryway Gallery is showing a sampling of Rain Spark Gallery 2-D artists. The seasonal gallery exhibits professional local artists chosen by the quality of their original art work. The work must also be distinctive and non-competitive with the other artists in the gallery. Every artist in the gallery is responsible to educate the public about the inspiration, techniques and processes that go into the exhibited creations.

This is the ninth year of the holiday gallery. This is the third year as the Rain Spark Gallery, formerly known as the Holiday Gallery, originally the brainstorm of former Mayor Jack Hoffman. Ten of the original artists are showing again this year. The artists staff, finance and curate the gallery themselves. It’s a team effort. One benefit of coming into the Rain Spark Gallery is that you will find different artists onsite every day to visit with and to ask questions. The positive energy in the Rain Spark Gallery will have you returning several times before December 29. The gallery will look different each time you stop in for the curators are constantly replenishing the art work.

The Rain Spark Gallery has a new location this year at 310 State Street Suite #108. Find us once again in Lake View Village with free parking. The gallery is just around the corner on State Street south of Sur La Table between Kassab Jewelers and Grapevine. October 24 is opening day. The hours are 11 AM - 7 PM, Monday through Saturday and 11 AM - 5 PM on Sunday. The gallery is closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.

You are invited to attend the artist receptions from 5 - 7 PM on Thursday evenings. Some nights you’ll find musicians playing, authors speaking and artists giving explanations of their techniques. There are always festive refreshments too. Come visit the Rain Spark Gallery for a little holiday magic.



Portland Open Studios

September 23 - October 28, 2019

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ART WORK SHOWN (left to right): Garden Girls #1, Marcia Jeglum, oil; MS Giraffe, Debby Radakovich, mixed media; Rabbit Plate, Sara Swink, ceramic.

The Portland Open Studios artists showing in the Lakewood Center Gallery have studios in Clackamas County. They are just a few of the 100 juried artists with studios that you may visit throughout the event.  Join us for an artist reception at the Lakewood Entryway Gallery on September 30, 5 – 7 PM. www. portlandopenstudios.com.

Portland Open Studios creates a unique educational opportunity for the public to witness art in the making.  The observer will learn about media, materials and about the creative process.

Susan Borger, Lily Crowder, Dianne Jean Erickson, Tamae Frame, Kit Carlson, Ben Dye,  Kristy Kun, Dave Haslett, Jani Hoberg, Marcia Jeglum, Christopher Mooney, Debby Radakovich, Jan Rimerman, Sara Swink, Lisa Wiser and several others will be exhibiting here at the Lakewood Center and in their studios this October.


Upcoming Exhibit

 Past Exhibit

LOCAL 14

September 3 - September 23, 2019

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ART WORK SHOWN (left to right): Radiance on the Rise, Mary Dennis, oil; Lady In Red, Susan Greenbaum, CWO; Let's Get Lost, Molly Reeves, oil.

LOCAL 14 - the Lake Oswego Crafts and Art League - returns to the Lakewood Center Entryway Gallery from September 3 – September 23 with a sampling of two-dimensional artworks from their 2019 exhibition. Artists include Mary Dennis, Susan Greenbaum, Jani Hoberg, Molly Reeves, Lisa Wiser, and Natalie Wood. LOCAL 14 has been one of Portland’s premier art shows for over 50 years. The show features paintings, mixed media, printmaking, photography, jewelry, ceramics, sculpture, garden art and more by member artists, as well as guest artists from Oregon and the Pacific Northwest.

In the spring of 1967, Lake Oswego artist Janet Almy decided to sell some of her paintings to earn money to repair her broken player piano. She invited a few friends to join her, setting up a makeshift gallery in her Lake Oswego home. The art sold out and the group decided to hold an annual show. The 14 artists called themselves Lake Oswego Crafts and Art League and LOCAL 14 was born.

Since few women artists were featured in gallery shows at the time, LOCAL 14 became dedicated to creating a gallery quality showplace for women’s art. Over time the show grew to include as many as 45 members, as well as equal numbers of guest artists. In 1974, LOCAL 14 awarded its first art scholarship, and continues to award scholarships to outstanding local student artists with the $5 donation given at the door of the show. In 2016, LOCAL 14 opened the jury to artists of all genders. www.local14.org.

From Bunnies to Bouquets: Ann Munson Retrospective

July 24 - September 3, 2019

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ART WORK SHOWN (left to right): Bunny Pastel (pastel), Pig & Chickens (paste paper) and Cats Plus Pastel (pastel), Ann Munson.

Ann Munson is an artist who has been heavily involved in the art community in Lake Oswego for many years. Ann’s career began at University of Oregon, where she worked with famed artists Thomas Fawkes and Laverne Krause. After receiving a B.S. in art education, she became the youngest faculty member at Junction City High School at age 21, where she taught for three and a half years. She later participated in the Artist in the Schools Art Program through RACC. Her media is varied: Stained glass, colored pencil, metal, paste paper collage, oil, acrylic, pastel, mosaic and now live flowers are all mediums Munson works in. In 1988 she moved to a 14 acre farm with her husband Lynn and their two sons. The rolling hillside, animals and large garden have inspired her throughout her art career.

Life took a tumble, literally, when Ann broke her leg. Six weeks later, Lynn’s health declined and he died of Alzheimer’s disease. “[This] left a big hole to fill. I needed something absorbing, challenging, beautiful and fulfilling.” Ann said wistfully. After experiencing the needs of ailing seniors, she decided to make the lives of others more pleasant, leading to her latest project, 4th Quarter Farm. The goal is to grow flowers that will be picked, arranged and delivered to isolated people living independently or in assisted living. “My hope is to share my gratitude for my wonderful life and for that to extend to volunteer pickers, arrangers, flower deliverers, and seniors who are confined,” she said. Ann Munson’s work can be found in the Lakewood Center for the Arts Entryway Gallery through July 29 – September 3, 2019.

Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts Open Show Artist Award Winners

June 27 - July 23, 2019

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Award winners from the 2019 Lake Oswego Festival Open Show are exhibiting unsold Blue Ribbon winners in the Entry way Gallery. The winners were chosen by judges Tim Timmerman, Colin Kippen and Sandy Sampson, who were selected by Open Show Curator Carissa Burkett. The pieces exhibited are among the Open Show award winners whose work did not sell during the exhibition of the Festival, but whose quality stood out among all 947 artworks in the exhibit.

Please note that all of the art exhibited is for sale. A red dot on the show card indicates that the piece has been sold. 20% of all sales are donated to the Lakewood Center by the artists.

Thank you for attending the Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts, the art exhibits in the Laekwood Center Gallery, the theatrical performances on the Headlee Mainstage, the performances in the Side Door Theatre, Special Events and the classes at the Laekewood Center for the Arts. The arts make all of our lives richer!

"After the Election" by Mark Randall

May 6 - June 10, 2019

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ART WORK SHOWN (left to right): Dots Au Go Go, Scary First Time Girl and Shep In Space, Mark Randall, mixed media.

Mark Randall exhibits in the Lakewood Center Entryway Gallery May 6, 2019 – June 10, 2019. Mark Randall has been part of the Oregon art community since early 2000. He graduated from University of Oregon with a B.A. in art education. He has also worked in the picture framing, antique and vintage furniture businesses. Randall has exhibited in the Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts since 2005, and has also been seen at the Manor of Art, Milepost 5, Grand Marketplace, Wild Shaman and at the CAP Auction. One honor was being awarded Best In Show in the Open Show in 2013 during the Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts 50th Anniversary out of 1,098 pieces of art exhibited in the tent. His work was featured in the IFC show Portlandia, Season 5 in the episode “House for Sale.”

The “After the Election” Collection was created in 2016 and reveals cultural, political and some criminal images from the past. Some of the pieces are reactive and harsh while others are more fun and light. “Since Donald Trump has been in power he has conjured up images from the last turbulent times of Nixon.” Randall states examples of Tania, Jane, Angela, Black Panthers, the Beatles as the beat plays on. “Since Trump is mostly orange, that is my main color choice.” Mark is known for his use of the primary and secondary color palette, so red, orange and yellow are natural predominate color choices for this series. Influences of artists such as Joan Miró and Alexander Calder styles pop up in Randall’s work. Part of the creation process uses the punched out metal pieces as stencils. The xerox transparencies give the pieces the feel of slide or cinema film which is another example of the pop culture influence in Mark’s work. Spray paint is main ingredient found in his work and adds the element of graffiti and street art. 

There will be an artists' reception on May 13, 6 - 8 PM. All are invited to attend.

Lake Area Artists

April 1 - May 5, 2019

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ART WORK SHOWN (left to right): Utah Canyon, Su Jensen, collage; Jean Gale, watercolor; Busy Day, Deb Marble, watercolor.

Lake Area Artists is a membership of 40 juried artists working in many mediums and styles. The group is 53 years young and meets once a month to prepare for its annual show and sale which will be held in May this year. Many of the LAA members are award-winning and accredited members of the Watercolor Society of Oregon, The Oil Painters of America, the Lake Oswego Reads art exhibitors and other organizations. This year the Annual Show will run May 3, 4 and 5.

Members displaying their works in the Entryway Gallery are: Stuart Adams, Bill Bailey, Sarah Bouwsma, Maud Durland, Jean Gale, Susan Greenbaum, Vern Groft, Jani Hoberg, Sue Jensen, Deb Marble, Linda Mraz, Dee Rommel, Rob Sanford and Julie Shirley. LAA appreciates the support of the Lake Oswego community and surrounding areas. The proceeds from the Full Sprectrum Project at the Annual Show are a donation from the membership to the Lake Oswego and Lakeridge High Schools Art Scholarships.

The LAA membership thanks Lakewood Center for the Arts for its continuing partnership and hope to celebrate many more in the future.

Global Inspiration: Beth Yazhari & Mojdeh Bahar Display Work Influenced From Around The World

February 28 - March 31, 2019

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ART WORK SHOWN (left to right): Remembrance of Lua, Beth Yazhari, mixed media; Fragmentation #1, Mojdeh Bahar, wawter media; Sun of Craftsmanship, Beth Yazhari, mixed media.

Lakewood Center for the Arts’ Entryway Gallery will display multi-disciplined artwork by Beth Yazhari and Mojdeh Bahar.

Beth Yazhari’s work incorporates fabrics and beads from a wide variety of cultures into her very detailed work. Yazhari’s globally inspired pieces, with their rich detail and intricate symmetry, are often compared to Persian carpets. She is also drawn to themes of spirituality and social justice in her work. Symbols and designs from her own Baha’i faith and from traditions of other faiths from around the world subtly reveal themselves within her compositions.

Mojdeh Bahar’s work reflects the ancient designs and the vividness of Persian miniature paintings. The colors of nature are also infused into her compositions. Bahar incorporates ancient architectural structures and the Persian tile work into her designs. “My urge was to paint them large! I was so used to painting Persian miniatures and other themes on a small scale that it was a tough-break through for me,” explained Mojdeh. The shapes twist and morph into new relationships which reminisce of the ancient craft now in large formats.

L.O. Reads 2019: The Book of Unknown Americans

January 28 - February 27, 2019

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ART WORK SHOWN (left to right): Bridge & Support, Leslie Cheney-Parr, mixed media; Just Trying to Blend In, Debby Neely, digital grafitti; What Will Befall Us, Sue Jensen, encaustic.

The Lake Oswego Public Library has selected The Book of Unknown Americans by Cristina Henríquez as the 2019 book for Lake Oswego Reads, its award-winning citywide reading program.

A story of hope and dreams, guilt and love, The Book of Unknown Americans offers a perspective that is often looked over when considering what it means to be “American.” Published in 2014, the story centers on the Rivera and Toro families, who have each immigrated to the United States in hopes of a better future. It examines the modern life in America from the points of view of their neighbors and friends, as each comes forward to share their backgrounds, aspirations and how their adopted country has left its mark on them, for better or for worse.

Every fall, 20 artists are selected and given the upcoming L.O. Reads selection. Based on each artist’s interpretation, personal experience and specific medium, they create a piece of art that is inspired by the book. The artwork will be exhibited at the Lakewood Center January 28 – February 27.There will be a reception and presentation at 6 PM on February 4 in the Lakewood Center Entryway Gallery and on the Headlee Mainstage. The reception is free and open to the public. Each artist will be given an opportunity to express to the audience what part of the book inspired them and a bit about their artwork technique. The viewers have the opportunity to purchase the pieces throughout the run of the show.

Layering Movement by Haelyn Y

December 28, 2018 - January 28, 2019

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ART WORK SHOWN (left to right): Dancer #57, Dancer #56 and Dancers #51 by Haelyn Y, charcoal on paper.

Haelyn Y is an artist who explores issues related to memory and feeling through the process her work. Her drawings often reflect a deep fascination with memory and interpretation of shape and form. She attempts to examine the dichotomy between the present and the past through her work.

“Memories have their own lives - some remain still while some change because we, who do the recalling, change,” Haelyn Y states. Her work represents memories, expressed wholly and realistically or in fragments and abstractly.

Haelyn works with vine and compressed charcoal plus conté sticks on paper. She focuses on adding multiple dimensions through layering figures on her drawings. Through this layering, she attempts to not only show movements but also the speed of movement. Her work is heavily inspired by the old masters. Some favorites are Toulouse-Lautrec, Pierre Bonard, Gustav Klimt and Caravaggio. She is also inspired by events of her everyday life through music, movies, travels and pop trends in social media.

Rain Spark Gallery

November 13 - December 28, 2018

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ART WORK SHOWN (left to right): Red Canoe, Stuart Adams, mixed media; A House That Doesn't Change Is a Dead House, Natalie Wood, photography; Wall Hanging Fish, Candace Wilson, ceramic.

The Lakewood Center Gallery presents two-dimensional pieces from the artists of the Rain Spark Gallery. The exhibiting artists are: Mary Burgess (watercolors), Debby Neely (wood block prints), Jan Rimerman (mixed media), Stuart Adams (mixed media), Mojdeh Behar (mixed media), Dottie Hawthorne (pastel), Natalie Wood (photography), Molly Reeves (oil), Candace Wilson (ceramics) and Tom Willing (wood).

The Rain Spark Gallery artists displayed at the Lakewood Center Gallery are exhibiting with 25 other artists in the seasonal gallery on State Street. Here you will find ceramics, fibre arts, jewelry, garden art, metal, enamel, poetry, stone sculpture, hand-stamped pewter, wearables, blank books, mirrors, baskets, and fused glass. There are eight new artists joining 28 of your favorites that have been showing together for the past 7 years. The Rain Spark Gallery is run by the artists, for the artists, so you will meet several of the artists each time you visit. The artists will also be at the gallery to talk about their process every Thursday evening at the Artists Receptions, 5 PM – 7 PM. If you are lucky, Maria Olaya will be there playing Celtic music on her guitar.

Essence of Africa: Through Artists' Eyes

One Night Only - November 12, 2018

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ART WORK SHOWN (left to right): Lioness and Cape Buffalo, Jan Rimerman, mixed media.

Dave Haslett and Jan Rimerman will be presenting a new “Through Artists’ Eyes” event. This program will be “The Essence of Africa:  Through Artists’ Eyes” in the Lakewood Theatre Headlee Mainstage on November 12th, 7 – 9 PM. It is free and open to the public. Dave and Jan will be joined by Cheryl Peters-Moss and Paul Elsner to share facts and impressions of a diverse land and culture.

This is a presentation of photographs and some video of two artists’ discoveries of the Masai Mara in Kenya and the Serengeti Plain in Tanzania. This is an artistic visual adventure, not a vacation review. It is a reveal of the wonders and challenges of a different culture and its’ amazing wildlife. There will be an hour long presentation, a 20 minute break and then a 30 minute presentation. There will be time for questions.

There will be refreshments before the show and during the intermission. Please enjoy the exhibition of paintings inspired by the journey as well as artwork purchased from the local tribes in the Lakewood Center Gallery. 20% of any purchase of Rimerman’s African inspired artwork will be donated to buy water filters for families. There will be information available about water filters, education and the preservation of the Serengeti Plain. 

To reserve a complimentary seat please email Jan at janrimerman@gmail.com. Please state your name and how many seats you would like to reserve.

"Threads on the Edge" by Marjorie Post

October 15 - November 11, 2018

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ART WORK SHOWN: The Painted Hills, Marjorie Post, fabric quilt.

Marjorie Post is an artist who lives and breathes in color. She has a rich creative history that pushes to the edge and thrives on challenge. Her work has morphed through time from colored pencil floral art, to painting, fashion design and quilting. Her artistic experimentations bring her to new horizons within each media - currently, she is working mainly with fabrics through spinning, dying and knitting. Never satisfied, Marjorie creates and stretches to the maximum using each new snippet of knowledge to lead her into new directions.

Marjorie Post’s quilted landscapes exhibiting at the Lakewood Center for the Arts are inspired by her love of nature and aided by the photographs she has taken during her international travels. Post studies the composition of each photo to determine its adaptability for conversion into an art quilt design. “I am looking for perspective, depth, mood and tones already present. The most enjoyable part of my process is the choosing of colors and textures in my vision and creating a vivid and colorful landscape,” Marjorie states. “I use a rough, raw edge method of stitching and quilting to promote a vivid, natural effect. The excitement of the process is similar to that of solving a beautiful puzzle.”

Theresa Truchot & Dotty Hawthorne

September 5 - October 14, 2018

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ART WORK SHOWN (left to right): Structures, Theresa Truchot, watercolor; In the Woods, Theresa Truchot, graphite; Warm Light on Vineyard Rows, Dotty Hawthorne, pastel.

Theresa Truchot and Dotty Hawthorne were born 50 years apart, yet both of these strong women have impacted the world with their own unique style.

Theresa Truchot’s accomplishments are celebrated at the Oswego Heritage House and the Lake Oswego Library. The Oswego Heritage House will focus on her life, the era and her family. The Lake Oswego Library will focus on Truchot’s professional work and community involvement. For more information about Theresa Truchot, visit www.oswegoheritage.org.

Dotty Hawthorne’s work can be found at the Portland Open Studio Tour this October as well as at the Rain Spark Gallery in November. For more information about Dotty Hawthorne, visit www.dottyhawthorne.com.


Festival Open Show Two-Dimensional Winners

June 27 - September 4, 2018

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Two-dimensional ribbon winners from the 2018 Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts Open Show artists are exhibiting June 27 until September 4 at the Lakewood Center Entryway Gallery. The awards are given out by the judges, who are selected by Open Show Curator Carissa Burkett. This year, the judges are Luke Zimmerman, Josephine Zarkovich and Maya Vivas. 

The pieces exhibited from the Open Show ribbon award winners are selected from the artists that are available to deliver and pick up their work on the exhibition dates. Please note that all of the art exhibited is for sale. When a red dot is on the show card, it indicates that the piece has sold. Thank you for attending the art shows, the theatrical performances, events and classes at the Lakewood Center for the Arts.

Rock... Paper... Turtle... Art for Wetlands

April 30 - June 11, 2018

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ART WORK SHOWN (left to right): The Overflow, Toni Avery, acrylic; Orcas Morning, Debby Neely, woodcut; Shallow Water, Ann Munson, mixed media.

Several of the 22 two-dimensional artists participating in the Rock…Paper…Turtle…Art for Wetlands exhibition are on display at the Lakewood Center, April 30 through June 11. 20% of their sales during the Studio Tour and special events will be given to The Wetlands Conservancy to help save the environment for the Western Pond Turtle. Postcards are available in the lobby with maps for the May 4, 5 and 6, Studio Tour in Lake Oswego and West Linn. 

The Rock…Paper…Turtle…Art for Wetlands idea began in November 2016, when Jan Rimerman and Dave Haslett began working on their 2017 exhibition schedule. Jan, a mixed media painter, and Dave, a stone sculptor, planned a show in their studio in West Linn in May.  Little did they know that this show would change their lives, as well as that of our local Western Pond Turtles.

A simple 2017 open studio morphed into a private cocktail party reception, a silent auction, a three day open studio and a happy hour. Photographer Larry N. Olson and ceramicist Candace Wilson joined Rimerman and Haslett at their studio with several wetland and turtle-themed pieces. At the conclusion of the weekend, several hundred people had become aware of the Western Pond Turtle habitat.

This year, the event has grown into an art exhibition at Cascade Sotheby’s in downtown Lake Oswego, opening with a public reception on April 19. The silent auction will also be held that evening and will close at 7 PM on May 3. 22 artists are combining their talents and their studios in Lake Oswego and West Linn for an open studio May 4, 5 and 6, 11 AM – 5 PM. Several other events have been added this year: On May 12, The Wetlands Conservancy will introduce wetlands to children ages 6 – 12 in a classic barn in West Linn through stories and art. And on May 20, tours at the Nyberg Wetlands will be conducted by The Wetland Conservancy at 11 AM and 1 PM.

Lake Area Artists

April 9 - 30, 2018

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ART WORK SHOWN (left to right): Daydreaming, Airi Foote, collage; Early Harvest, Bill Baily, watercolor and pencil; Further In, Pamela Smithsted, oil.

Lake Area Artists is a membership of 40 juried artists working in many mediums and styles. The group is 52 years young and meets once a month to prepare for its annual show and sale in April. The artists enjoy sharing ideas and observing demonstrations by members and other skilled artists. Many of the LAA members are award-winning and accredited members of the Watercolor Society of Oregon, the Oil Painters of America, and other organizations. This year, the Annual Show will run April 20 – 22.

Members displaying their works in the Entryway Gallery are: Bill Baily, Sandy Dutko, Jean Gale, Jan Hardenburger, Jani Hoberg, Lorraine Bushek, Sue Jensen, Airi Foote, Deb Marble, Rob Sanford, Pamela Smithsted and Stuart Adams. LAA appreciates the support of the Lake Oswego community and surrounding areas. The proceeds from the Full Spectrum Project at the Annual Show are a donation from the membership to the Lake Oswego and Lakeridge High Schools Art Scholarships.

The LAA membership thanks Lakewood Center for the Arts for its partnering over the years and hope to celebrate many more in the future.

Lis DeMarco Retrospective: A Creative Life

February 27 - April 9, 2018

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ART WORK SHOWN (left to right): Riot, acrylic; Starry Ooze, watercolor; Last Ship to Valinor, watercolor.

Lis DeMarco lived and painted with intense energy. This great talent was lost early in February 2017, at age 65, due the combination of muscular dystrophy and Alzheimer’s Disease. This exhibition gives a peek into her creative journey throughout art and life. This journey was “a bold fusion of diversified experience with a judicious balance between the avant-garde and the conservative, the blending of art and commerce,” says her husband, Carlo DeMarco. She was “always treading the fine line between creating and the needs of her clients, she is not simply an artist but a very talented communicator.” 

Her artwork lives on and will continue to be a strong reminder of her talent and zest for life. Please join Carlo in celebrating this Retrospective of Lis’ work at a reception on Tuesday, March 6 at 5:30 – 7:30 PM in the Lakewood Center Entryway Gallery.

LO Reads 2018: Good Morning Midnight

January 29 - February 27, 2018

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ART WORK SHOWN (left to right): Aurora, Sue Jensen, encaustic; Cast Adrift, Mary Burgess, watercolor; Sound Waves, Dyanne Locati, fluid acrylic and collage.

The Lake Oswego Public Library has selected Good Morning, Midnight by Lily Brooks-Dalton as the book for LO Reads 2018. The Lake Oswego Reads committee has planned a schedule of programs for February, including the Art Exhibition at the Lakewood Center Entryway Gallery. This exhibit will run from January 29 through February 27.

Works by twenty artists, all inspired by Good Morning, Midnight, will be on display. This year’s artists are: Stuart Adams, Bill Baily, Mary Burgess, Leslie Cheney-Parr, Susie Cowan, Mary Dennis, Jenn Ferrante, Bonnie Garlington, Susan Greenbaum, Dave Haslett, Jani Hoberg, Sue Jensen, Dyanne Locati, Vicki Mintkeski, Debby Neely, Kara Pilcher, Jan Rimerman, Beth Verheyden, Barbara Wagner, and Lisa Wiser.  The works displayed were created using a variety of techniques and media including: mixed media, collage, watercolor, pastel, glass, fibre, scratchboard, printmaking, acrylic, oil, and paper. 

You are invited to the LO Reads 2018 Artist Reception at Lakewood Center for the Arts on February 5 at 6 PM, which will be followed by a program held on the Headlee Mainstage at 6:30 PM. The LO Reads artists will speak about their inspiration from the book and about the artistic techniques they employed to create their pieces. Dessert will follow. 

Three Squared: Lines, Layers and Light

December 22, 2017 - January 29, 2018

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ART WORK SHOWN (left to right): A Private Conversation, Jani Hoberg, etching; Sunlight In the Stream, Jan Rimerman, mixed media; Stormlight, Lisa Wiser, acrylic.

Three local artists share their passion for depicting local scenery ranging from a broad perspective to the tiniest detail often left unnoticed. Impassioned by the flora and fauna of the outdoors, artists Jani Hoberg,  Jan Rimerman and Lisa Wiser found common roots in their hometown of Lake Oswego, Oregon growing up near the shores of Oswego Lake. Intrigued and inspired by the motion of water and what lies beneath and the love of forests and what rests above them, they discovered a rhythm of repeated themes in their work.

As art educators, curators and practicing artists, each in their own right, these three women unleashed their 35 plus years of artistic practices to weave together “Three Squared: Line, Layers and Light.” The one printmaker and two painters believe that this exhibit collaboration brings together a love of working together and the opportunity to blend their individual talents into a cohesive visual impact.  To enhance and unify the exhibit, all work is executed on a square format in varying sizes. As Lisa Wiser states, “We honor the familiar square format to be symbol of honesty, security and stability in the natural physical world at a potentially vulnerable time.”

The Rain Spark Gallery

November 1 - December 22

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ART WORK SHOWN (left to right): Rivlets, Jan Rimerman, mixed media; Snack Time, Susie Cowan, acrylic; Determination, Beth Verheyden, watercolor.

The Lakewood Center Gallery presents two-dimensional pieces from seven local artists of the new pop-up art gallery, The Rain Spark Gallery. The exhibiting artists are:

Beth Verheyden and Mary Burgess, award-winning painters that are very active in the Watercolor Society of Oregon; Well-known printmakers Jani Hoberg and Debby Neely, whose works are inspired by images of the Pacific Northwest; Gerry Foote, a prize-winning poet that incorporates words within kinetic structures; “En plein aire” painter Lisa Wiser, who undertakes the challenging endeavor of painting on location for each piece; and Jan Rimerman, who is known for her 20-plus layered pieces that invite you to “jump inside” to have your personal adventure.

These six painters and one poet displayed at the Lakewood Center Gallery will be joined by other artists in the new gallery on State Street to create an exhibition of unique original art work. You will also find fiber arts, jewelry, garden art, stone sculpture, turned wood and glass at the gallery. The Rain Spark Gallery is run by the artists, for the artists, so you will meet several of the exhibitors each time you visit. The artists will also be at the gallery to talk about their process every Thursday evening at the Artists Receptions, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

LOCAL 14

September 11 - October 24

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ART WORK SHOWN (left to right): Hot Wind, Ruth Armitage, mixed media; Banana Bird, Gia Whitlock, mixed media; Ripple Streaks II, Michelle Lattanzi, photography.

This year marks the 50th Anniversary of the Lake Oswego Crafts and Arts League 14, or LOCAL 14. The group originated in Lake Oswego in 1967, when 14 women came together to make a bit of cash for the holidays using their art talents. They held their first show in the home of Janet Almy; when it sold out, the group knew they had something good on their hands. At the time of LOCAL 14’s founding, very few women artists were featured in gallery shows. LOCAL 14’s goal was to present a gallery quality showplace for women’s artwork and to offer the public a quality mix of well-designed, well-made original work. The group has since grown throughout the decades to include 45 members and is now located at the Left Bank Annex in trendy Northeast Portland. In 2016, they decided to open the group to all genders, and had men juried into their show for the first time. Several invited guests that have been past members are being showcased as part of this grand anniversary celebration.

The LOCAL 14 Artists showing at the Lakewood Entryway Gallery are Ann Munson, Jill Mayberg, Mary Dennis, Michelle Lattanzi, Maude May, Jani Hoberg, Donna Cooper, Gia Whitlock and Ruth Armitage.

Corinna Campbell-Sack

July 18 - September 11

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ART WORK SHOWN (left to right): Columbia Hills, watercolor; Bitter Root, watercolor; Yucca, watercolor.

Corinna Campbell-Sack loves to paint the natural world. Campbell-Sack states, “uncultivated landscape is a constant source of inspiration for my work,” a conviction that is evident in her paintings. The lush forested mountains in the Pacific Northwest, sculptural rock formations of the Oregon coast, and the beauty of the Gorge intrigue her. The history and scale of these varied, untouched terrains offer up mystery and wonder as she interprets and paints them in luscious watercolor compositions. She is particularly interested in our state and national park systems, and uses her talents to honor that legacy.

“I hope I can help a viewer see some beauty in nature that they might have missed on casual observation. I am often delighted by smaller and more intimate views of nature,” Campbell-Sack reveals. The intricacy of our environment is unveiled in the detailed paintings in this exhibition. Join Corinna for a reception and artist talk in the Gallery on August 24, at 3:00-5:00pm. For more information about Corinna Campbell-Sack, visit corinna-art.com.


WildCat Ridge Sanctuary

July 5 - 18

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ART WORK SHOWN (left to right): Calvin, tempera paint; a photo of Shirley the tiger at work; Hobbes, tempera paint.

This unique exhibit showcases work done by the wildcats of WildCat Ridge Sanctuary - yes, the art was made by cats! Many of the cats featured were rescued and brought to the Sanctuary to help them live more wholesome lives, which in this case includes therapeutic art sessions. Each cat's personality is shown through the colors they choose to use and the movements they make across the paper. Paintings by tigers, servals, bobcats, lions and more are displayed in this exhibit. All paintings were made with non-toxic vegetable based tempera paint.

WildCat Ridge Sanctuary's mission is threefold: to Rescue those wildcats who have suffered the fate of abandonment, abuse, or neglect; to Nurture their rescues by providing a safe, natural habitat, the best nutritional and medical care possible, and an active, effective conditioning and enrichment program to provide for their physical and psychological well being; and to Educate the population to promote awareness, empathy, and active concern for the humane treatment of captive-born wildcats through information and advocacy. Learn more at wildcatridgesanctuary.org.

Molly Reeves

May 8 - June 14

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ART WORK SHOWN (left to right): Otherwise Inspired, oil; Color Twist, oil; Rainier, oil.

A native Oregonian, Molly Reeves is an energetic explorer whose journeys are revealed through her paintings. She is a graduate of Portland State University’s Fine Arts program. Though she also holds a master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, Reeves turned all of her attention to the canvas in the 1990s to explore light, color and landscape. She describes her style as, “An evolutionary mix of impressionism and realism.” As she paints, she carefully adds layers upon layers of paint as the imagery takes form. This approach has earned her accolades from critics and peers who have given her numerous awards for her work.

Molly Reeves’ work may be seen at the Art Elements Gallery in Newberg and the Bush Barn Gallery in Salem, and she will also be exhibiting at Lake Oswego Art Festival’s Craft Faire in the Park. For more information about Molly Reeves and her work, visit www.mollyreeves.com.

Lake Area Artists

April 10 - May 8

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ART WORK SHOWN (left to right): Patrice Cameron, Old Wisteria, watercolor; Rob Sanford, O Is For Osprey, acrylic; Linda J. Baker, Window Still Life, oil.

Lake Area Artists is a membership of 40 juried artists working in many mediums and styles. The group is 51 years young and meets once a month to prepare for its Annual Show & Sale in April. The artists enjoy sharing ideas, observing demonstrations by members and other skilled artists.

Members displaying their works in the Entryway Gallery are: Bill Bailey, Steve Kleier, Steve Ludeman, Linda Baker, Susan Greenbaum, Sandy Dutko, Jan Hardenburger, Maud Durland, Jan Youngman, Patrice Cameron, Mary Burgess, Linda Mraz, Jani Hoberg, Lorraine Bushek, Sue Jensen, Airi Foote, Rob Sanford and Dee Rommell. Many of the LAA members are award-winning and accredited members of the Watercolor Society of Oregon, Oil Painters of America and other organizations.

Hazel and Brand Schlesinger

February 28 - April 10

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ART WORK SHOWN (left to right): Hazel Schlesinger, Pinot Vines, oil; Brand Schlesinger, Bolt Bucket and Dry Docked, oil.

Brand Schlesinger and his mother, Hazel Schlesinger, share a love for creating art. They both thrive on color, adventure and expressing themselves through oil painting. While Brand enjoys carefully capturing snippets of time, Hazel has a style that bursts out with broad brush strokes of color.

In June of 2010, Brand was able to work side by side with his mother in the Provence region of France. While studying there, they were each able to gain experience and knowledge of the medium in their own unique style. This allowed Brand to refine his skills and he began painting daily.

Hazel Schlesinger, born on the Oregon coast, paints with an impressionistic and expressionistic style filled with bold flowing brush strokes. The rhythm and energy is evident, whether she is painting the fields of Provence or the sea at the Oregon Coast. She is a bold “colorist” who infuses her landscapes and abstract scenes with brilliant and vibrant light.

Hazel Schlesinger and Brand Schlesinger have both received numerous awards for their paintings. For more information on Brand Schlesinger and Hazel Schesinger, visit
www.brandschlesinger.com and www.hazelschlesinger.com.


Lake Oswego Reads: Rise of the Rocket Girls by Nathalia Holt

January 31 - February 27

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ART WORK SHOWN (left to right): Lisa Wiser, Pinnacle, mixed media; Mary Burgess, Wet & Wild, acrylic marbling; and David Haslett, Reach for the Stars, scratchboard.

Lakewood Gallery displays a collection of artwork inspired by the Lake Oswego Reads book pick of 2017, Rise of the Rocket Girls: The Women Who Propelled Us, From Missiles to the Moon to Mars by Nathalia Holt. Rise of the Rocket Girls tells the story of the unrecognized women who worked at NASA and performed articulate and complicated mathematics to get the first men into space, and eventually the moon. The book is accompanied by a year-long discussion within the community of Lake Oswego and is timed with the release of the movie Hidden Figures, starring Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer and Janelle Monae, and directed by Theodore Melfi.

Sky Meditations - Watercolor Monotypes by Arno Arrak

December 23 - January 30

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ART WORK SHOWN (left to right): In Sacred, Quiet Stream and Sunset Dream, watercolor monotype.

Meet the Artist Reception: Saturday, January 14, 2:00 - 4:00 PM

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The artist posing with his work, Orange Sky, watercolor monotype.

Arno Arrak, landscape painter and musician, exhibits in the Lakewood Center Gallery with his unique watercolor monotypes. The show opens December 23rd, 2016 and closes on January 30th, 2017. Arrak was born in Tallinn, Estonia into an artistic family. His father, Jüri Arrak, is one of Estonia’s most prominent artists who has pieces in major museum and gallery collections throughout Europe and the United States. His mother was a leather artist who has also exhibited internationally. Arrak’s early training began in his father’s studio, where he learned a fundamental base in form, color and perspective. Later, he furthered his studies in drawing, painting and printmaking at the Art University of Estonia. While in his early twenties, Arrak made several journeys into the mountains of southern Siberia in search of ancient spiritual traditions. It was during these pilgrimages that he had “deep experiences of nature’s empowering spirit and purity,” which is strongly present in his work. Currently, Arno Arrak lives and works in Lake Oswego, Oregon as a full time landscape painter. He frequently returns to Estonia to exhibit his work and remain a part of the rich culture and art scene. Contact Arno Arrak at: arnoarrak@gmail.com.


2016 Holiday Gallery Preview Show at Lakewood

October 31 - December 22

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ART WORK SHOWN (left to right): Lisa Wiser, October, Acrylic; Mary Burgess, Flight of the Fulmar, Watercolor; Donnelly, The Misty Veil, Acrylic.

The Holiday Gallery comes to Lakewood once again as 18 two-dimensional works from the 510 Museum & ARTspace 2016 Holiday Gallery will be exhibited in a preview show at the Lakewood Center Gallery from October 31st through December 22nd. This annual show features award-winning artists and their individual and inspiring interpretations of our world. Among the artists featured in the Lakewood Gallery are several familiar favorites from the Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts, as well as some brand new faces. Along with an incredible amount of paintings, etchings and photography, the Holiday Gallery will also be displaying three-dimensional works, including hand blown and fused glass, ceramics, weaving, felted, quilted and wearable art, sculpture, jewelry, poetry, prints and wood at their full exhibit at 510 Museum & ARTspace of Lake Oswego.


LOCAL 14

August 29 - October 31

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ART WORK SHOWN (left to right): “Into the Distance” by Mary Dennis, pastel;
“Cannon Beach Callas V” by Jani Hoberg , etching;
“The Bread Butterflies” by Gia Whitlock, mixed media.

The LOCAL 14 arts group will have featured works displayed at Lakewood’s Entryway Gallery August 29 through October 31. LOCAL 14 Members showing in the Lakewood Center Gallery are: Mary Dennis, Gia Whitlock, Susan Frohnmayer, Jani Hoberg, Sue Jensen and a collaboration by Jude Cornwell and Lonnie Davison. The Lake Oswego Crafts & Art League 14, or ‘LOCAL 14,’ was formed in 1968 by 14 female artists from Lake Oswego who came together to make and sell fine arts and crafts items in order to earn Christmas money. Since then they have grown to 45 members throughout the Pacific Northwest, carving out an influential space for women in the art scene. Ellen Currans, one of the original members who still creates amazing pottery and is a vital member to LOCAL 14, will be joined by the 44 other members and 54 juried guests for the Art Show and Sale at the end of September at the Left Bank Annex on North Weidler Street in Portland. After having exhibited for decades at the World Forestry Center, LOCAL 14’s annual art show and sale jumps into its 49th year with “Leaping to the Left Bank,” running from September 29 through October 2 at the Left Bank Annex in Portland. For more information about LOCAL 14 members, images of their work and their “Leap to the Left Bank” visit www.local14.org.

Artful Wanderer

July 1 – August 29

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ART WORK SHOWN (left to right): “The Hermitage” by Susie Cowan, mixed media;
“Behind the Bryggen” by Mary Burgess in watercolor;
“Saint Remy Artichoke” by Rene Eisenbart, mixed media.


Five professional artists inspired by travel are exhibiting in the Lakewood Center Entryway Gallery.

Susie Cowan’s paintings begin with intuitive underpaintings using various techniques to achieve visual textures. The images are further developed by inspiration of the animals, towns and villages she experiences in her travels. Susie teaches at Clark College in Vancouver, WA, while summers find her teaching “Marbling for Artists” in her backyard “Plein Air” Studio in North Portland.

After being invited to join her mother-in-law on a Norwegian cruise, Mary Burgess was inspired to paint the new collection exhibited. On this trip, Mary explored Oslo and Bergen and cruised close to the homeland of her maternal grandfather. As Burgess travels, she photographs her experiences with future paintings in mind. She creates her own travel journals and never leaves home without them.

The paintings in Jani Hoberg’s collection are made with markers, watercolors and 140-pound watercolor paper. Hoberg works quickly with the initial sketch, then adds shadows and finally color — there is no erasing so whatever lands on the paper becomes the final product. The immediacy of working from direct observation keeps the subject of her paintings full of energy, for the subject is a living breathing object which is going to move whether by itself or with a force of nature.

Rene Eisenbart’s art is a dance between intention and the flow of paint. Infused with plants, creatures and the human form, her paintings are rich with symbolic meaning. In combining layers of acrylic with glazes of luminous watercolor, Rene has developed a signature technique. These interlaced works invite the viewer to construct their own narrative.

Jan Rimerman’s goal is to create work that inspires the viewer to look closer. A recent trip to France with Susie Cowan has inspired the French Collection that is included in this exhibition. Jan’s technique involves applying as many as 22 layers of transparent fluid acrylic on an initial powdered charcoal foundation. The powdered charcoal provides an underpainting which whispers through the thin layers of pigment. The building up of layers reveals hidden images in the different lights of the day and season.


 

Lake Area Artists

April 13 – June 17

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ART WORK SHOWN (left to right): “Mary’s Blessing” by Sandy Dutko in acrylic;
“Celebration” by Jean Gale in watercolor, 27 x 24;
“From the Depths” by Airi Foote, mixed media.

Lake Area Artists is a membership of 40 juried artists working in many mediums and styles. The group meets once a month to prepare for its annual show & sale in April. This year is the 50th Golden Anniversary for the group. The group enjoys sharing ideas, exploring demonstrations by members and other art experts.

Members displaying works in the Entryway Gallery are: Jan Hardenburger, Rob Sanford, Julie Shirley, Sarah Bouwsma, Anji Grainger, Bill Baily, Jean Gale, Sandy Dutko, Airi Foote, Vernon Groff, Susan Greenbaum, Deborah Marble, Gretha Lindwood, Linda Mraz.
LAA appreciates the support of the Lake Oswego community and surrounding areas. The Annual Show & Sale proceeds from donated paintings by the membership sponsors scholarships for a Lakeridge & Lake Oswego High School student to further their studies on an artful path.
Many of LAA members are award winning & accredited members of Watercolor Society, Oil Painters of America and other organizations.
LAA membership thanks Lakewood Center for its partnering over the years and wishes to celebrate many future years!


 

Nancy Tongue

February 29 – April 11

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ART WORK SHOWN (left to right): "Summer Picks" in oil, 30 x 48;
"Geranium Window" in oil, 20 x 20;
"Guardians" in oil, 24 x 30.

Nancy Tongue is a native Lake Oswegan. She travels far and wide, yet it is in Oregon, surrounded by lush natural beauty and endless places to explore, where she is the happiest. Taking nature’s hints, she encourages imagination and creates amazing landscapes.

The gardens and flowers seem to bloom in the rich colors and the sumptuous texture in her impressionistic paintings. Using oil paint on canvas, Tongue captures the light to make each leaf and petal sparkle. The paint is slow to dry and can be shaped and moved in fluid washes or thick juicy strokes.

“I am an optimist and joyously respond to color and the play of light,” Nancy exclaims. “Color can sing, bounce or whisper… I can’t imagine making art without color!”

Nancy paints outside, weather permitting, or with music blasting out of her “dream-come-true-studio” on top of her boathouse that overlooks Oswego Lake. Her self-designed studio received the ‘96 Lake Oswego Historic Merit Award. It is here where the magic happens.

Nancy is an active member of Oil Painters of America & American Impressionist Society. She has studied with Royce Kugler, Sharon Engel and Charles Sovek. Her paintings have been exhibited at The Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts and won honorable mention awards in 1996, 1999 and 2002. In Oregon, the Antoinette Hatfield Gallery, Garden Gallery, Muldoons Gallery, and Gallery at Willamette and Meridian Park Hospital have also shown Nancy’s paintings. She has shown her work at the North Head Gallery and Sleeping Bear Gallery, in Washington and in Sun Valley, Idaho respectively. Her work has also been published by Gango Editions. Her work is collected internationally.

You may find more of Nancy Tongue’s pieces at The Portland Art Museum Rental Sales Gallery, FREED Gallery in Lincoln City, Lawrence Gallery in Sheridan, and the Earthenworks Galleries located in LaConner and Port Townsend, Washington.

www.nancytongue.com

Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher

February 6 – 28

Artist Reception: February 8, 6:00 – 8:00 PM

Lake Oswego Reads 2016
Art Show Reception & Meet the Artists

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ART WORK SHOWN: Dream Catcher by Sally Bailey

Well-recognized artists will explain the art they created after reading Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher which will be displayed during February at Lakewood Center for the Arts.  Enjoy Native American snacks and refreshments. Artists include: Sally Bailey, Lee Baughman, Mary Burgess, Leslie Cheney-Parr, Susie Cowan, Bonnie Garlington, Susan Greenbaum, Dave Haslett, Jani Hoberg, Sue Jensen, Dyanne Locati, Roger Long, Debbie Neely, Loren Nelson, Kara Pilcher, Jan Rimerman, Robert Schlegel, Beth Verheyden, Barbara Wagner and Lisa Wiser. 

Reception & Exhibition are free of charge.

Lake Oswego Reads is a program of the Lake Oswego Public Library.
See Lake Oswego Library for more information on the book
and accompanying events in February 2016.


Stacey (Zebith) Thalden
December 23, 2015 – February 5, 2016

Artist Reception: Monday. Feb. 1, 6:00 – 9:30 PM

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Stacey (Zebith) Thalden is the artist exhibiting in the Lakewood Center Foyer Gallery from 12/23/15-2/5/16. Her work skillfully blends art with science. Her interpretation of nature’s wonderments is revealed in her very personal and unique style. This exhibition will take you on a beautiful journey which introduces you to a subject matter that we do not usually equate with fine art: insects!

Each piece exhibited becomes an invitation to the viewer to engage with the artist’s passionate journey. Zebith is inspired by the smallest of details which enlarged become masterpieces of color and shape. “Through my pieces, I wish to share my wonderment of the biological world. I find creative motivation when looking at the soft powdery scales of a butterfly, the mud clogged roots of a flower, or the iridescent sheen illuminating the feathers of a bird.”, exclaims Thalden. “The more I research and observe the more I am astounded and awe-inspired by the visual harmony found in nature.”

This exhibition features work made with acrylic paint and colored pencil. In addition, Zebith will unveil her new series titled, In the landscape. This unique body of work, which emerged during her Artist Residency at Zion National Park in February, combines her environmental ideology with her design background. Each work of art displays a realistic looking 3-dimensional sculptural insect that was created using landscape pattern photography and is surrounded by a painted or mixed media environment.

See more of Zebith's beautiful artwork at her portfolio website.


Special Holiday Exhibit Featuring
Six Local Artists On Display

November 16 – December 23, 2015

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The 2015 Holiday Gallery artists is currently exhibiting in the Lakewood Center Foyer Gallery November 16th through December 23rd. These award-winning artists have been specially chosen to offer a unique glimpse into our world through their very individual and inspiring interpretations.
Displayed in the Lakewood Center Foyer Gallery is a sampling of the two-dimensional work that is displayed in the 2015 Holiday Gallery. Some of the artists are familiar favorites from the Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts plus there are artists new to the gallery.
Please enjoy the exhibit featuring Susie Cowan, Jani Hoberg, Lisa Wiser, Lee Baughman, Kristy Kun and Beth Verheyden. All pieces are available for purchase. Please pick up a business card of your favorite artist and give them a call to collect their work.

See more of this exhibit in the Arts Council 510 Museum and ARTspace. There you will find unique holiday gifts from November 19 — December 23, 2015.


 Exhibit of Contemporary Realism Painting
October 19 – November 16, 2015

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Award-winning artist Beth Sautter is known as a Lake Oswego contemporary realist painter. She can find inspiration in a whimsical composition of a sparrow perched on a stack of donuts or in a captured facial expression. Each individual subject is exquisitely painted. Sautter is known for her amazing technical ability using the glazing method that gives her work the illusion of luminosity and depth.
Sautter earned a BFA in studio art from University of Texas, worked as a graphic designer in LA, moved to Oregon and continues to flourish in the clean air and serene surroundings of Lake Oswego. Beth began her painting career by showing her work in the Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts eighteen years ago. She has won several awards at the Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts including the Juror’s Choice Award in 2011. Beth’s continued art career has earned her the distinction of being the only painter in Oregon to be featured twice in the Biennial for Contemporary American Realism in the Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Fort Wayne, Indiana (2008 and 2012).
Her work has been exhibited in the Portland Art Museum Rental Sales Gallery, Coos Art Museum, Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Oswego Lake Gallery, Framed by Design and is included in many private collections. Sautter’s prints are collected across the United States as well as internationally in Australia, England, and Singapore.
Portraiture is her current focus. Beth creates custom acrylic paintings of humans, canine, feline, equine, or imaginary beings. She welcomes commissions, she says, for “She loves to collaborate with clients to create a work of art that serves to tell the story of their lives.”

You may find more of Beth’s work at the Portland Art Museum Rental Sales Gallery
or on her Etsy site.
For inquiries, please contact Beth Sautter at: fantasticimagesbybeth@gmail.com.

Lakewood Center Entryway Gallery Call to Professional 2-D Artists

 To apply:
1.  Send eight to ten available images to Please send each image as an attachment (please do not embed your images) labeled with the following information:

  • Artist Last Name
  • Title
  • Medium
  • Outer frame dimensions (Height x Width)
  • Price

2.  Include a resume (Word doc preferred)
3.  Artist Statement