Art Decked Out
An Art Education Event by Lakewood Center for the Arts
A free socially distant evening of art demonstration and gallery viewing
If you’re like us, you’re craving an opportunity to see visual art and meet the artists! At Lakewood Center for the Arts, we’re unable to open our Entryway Gallery with our usual receptions, but we can offer a limited visual art event outside for you!
Art Decked Out is a series of socially distanced art lecture/demonstrations sponsored by Lakewood, and is one of several new programs resulting from the limitations created by COVID-19. Guests are asked when attending 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).
On specified evenings, this arts education program will take place on Lakewood’s entryway deck for a limited group of 50 people only. Each offering will feature a short presentation and/or demonstration by an artist and will be followed by limited entry into Lakewood’s gallery (8 masked people at a time) to view the current art exhibit. Snacks and beverages can be ordered through Nicoletta’s Table & Marketplace. Tickets for each event must be secured in advance online only. This event is free but donations are encouraged to support Lakewood events. Tickets are available on a first-come-first-served basis - click here.
Art Decked Out Event for Christmas in July!
July 11th from 5:00 - 7:00PM
The Lakewood Center deck becomes Santa's Art Workshop for one day only! Choose your favorite artists or travel from station to station as each artist works away, demonstrating the unique techniques and skills they use to create their beautiful artistic gifts. Artworks will be available for purchase during the event and you may take your purchased work home with you! It's the perfect opportunity to get your Christmas shopping done early.
Bring a picnic from home or arrange a take-out order from the always delicious Nicoletta’s Table to complete the evening.
Featured Artists: Bonnie Garlington-Fibre Art, Jim Wylder-ceramics. Kris Zorko-Prints, Beth Verheyden-Watercolor and Teresa Ruch-Fibre Arts.
UPDATED COVID RESTRICTIONS
As of June 30th, the governor of Oregon has lifted most required COVID safety restrictions. We will not be requiring people to wear masks to this outdoor event from 5-7 PM. Face coverings are recommended, however, for unvaccinated guests.
When visiting exhibits or for other activities inside our building during the hours of 9-5 we request masks be worn in common areas to protect our students under age 12 who are on-premises. THANK YOU!
Art Decked Out
May 23, 2021
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Join us outside on the Lakewood Center deck for a complimentary socially distant afternoon of turtle art & “Turtle Talk” with live turtles led by two scientists. This educational event by Lakewood Center for the Arts is partnered with The Wetlands Conservancy.
World Turtle Day is an annual event that has been taking place since 2000. It was founded by the American Tortoise Rescue team of Susan Tellem and Marshall Thompson in California. The purpose of World Turtle Day is to educate people about turtles and what they can do to protect them and their habitats in the future. This day is celebrated in various ways all over the world. People dress up as turtles, get actively involved in turtle rescue projects, resources are made available to schools or simply wear green in honor of turtles.
RESERVATIONS REQUIRED FOR "TURTLE TALK" SPECIAL EVENT:
2:00-3:00pm “Turtle Talk” with Dr. Laura Guderyahn and turtle specialist Ashley Smithers will be held on the Lakewood Center front deck. Four live turtles will be present at this event. A native Western Pond Turtle and a native Painted Turtle plus an invasive Red-Earred Slider and invasive Snapping Turtle will be exhibited discussed. Suggestions of how to preserve our current turtle populations and to help them thrive will be presented. Advance online reservations are required for the “Turtle Talk” 2:00-3:00pm portion of the World Turtle Day. This reservation is free of charge for a limited group of 50 people only.
***Reserve a spot for "Turtle Talk" here!
25% of the purchased turtle art proceeds are donated by the artists to restore the Nyberg Wetlands for the Western Pond Turtle.
Exhibiting Artists: Marta Farris, Dave Haslett, Emily Miller, Jan Rimerman, Sandy Visse, Candace Wilson, Jim Wylder, and Kris Zorko.
Featured porcelain turtle by Emily Miller
Art Decked Out
April 19, 2021
5:00 - 6:30 PM
Participants will have the opportunity to learn about Susie Cowan and Emily Miller. They are artists inspired by the sea. Both are preserving and protecting our oceans' environments by revealing the sea life in diverse styles and materials.
Learn and ask questions about the Octopus Preserve on Day Island by the Narrows Bridge in Tacoma, Paper Marbling, Ghost Net Baskets, and Porcelain Urchin bowls.
The “Undersea Garden exhibit is on display March 30 - May 9, 2021. The Entryway Gallery is open by appointment. Email the box office weekdays to set up a time at
For the April 19 event 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 April 15th by noon. Go to www.nicolettastable.com to place your order.
Art Decked Out
September 28, 2020
5:00 - 6:30 PM
Ruth Armitage, Patrice Cameron & Yong Hong Zhong - The Path of the Creative Spirit
During this 2nd Art Decked Out event, artists Ruth Armitage, Patrice Cameron, and Yong Hong Zhong will be talking about techniques they use and what inspires them.
Guests on September 28 will have limited access to the Entryway Gallery featuring celebrated water media artists Ruth Armitage, Sarah Bouwsma, Mary Burgess, Patrice Cameron, Leslie Cheney-Parr, Maud Durland, Yvonne Knoll, Chris Stubbs, Beth Verheyden, and Yong Hong Zhong.
This water media artists show in the Entryway Gallery is on display September 28-October 28. The Gallery is open by appointment. Call the box office from10-4 weekdays to set up a time.
For the September 28 event 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 Sept 24th by noon. Go to www.nicolettastable.com to place your order.
Art Decked Out
September 22, 2020
5:00 - 6:30 PM If you have tickets for the 15th they remain valid for the new date.
Jani Hoberg demonstrates Intaglio Printing PLUS 2 speakers on Inspiration & Technique!
Participants will have the opportunity to learn about Intaglio printing presented by Lakewood Entryway Gallery artist Jani Hoberg. Artists Adrienne Stacey and Gerry Foote will also be speaking. In addition, there will be a painting demonstration by local artist Lorraine Bushek and live music brought to you by Colombian Classical Guitarist, Maria Olaya.
Guests on September 22 will have limited access to the Entryway Gallery featuring artists from LOCAL 14. LOCAL 14 began in Lake Oswego with 14 women and has grown into a yearly show to find unique fine art and crafts. The following artists will have their work at Lakewood: 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.
This LOCAL 14 exhibit is on display August 24-September 27. The Entryway Gallery is open by appointment. Call the box office at 503-635-3901 from 10-4 weekdays to set up a time. For more info on LOCAL 14 and their upcoming virtual show see their website at www.local14.org.
For the September 22 event 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 Sept 10th by noon. Go to www.nicolettastable.com to place your order.