Upcoming Exhibits

UPDATED COVID RESTRICTIONS: As of August 27, 2021, the governor of Oregon has required new  COVID safety restrictions. We will be requiring people to wear masks to all our outdoor events.

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!

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!

The Lakewood Center Dee Denton Gallery exhibits the work of professional two-dimensional artists. We will be having limited three-dimensional shows. Please watch for the announcements. 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 shows are scheduled about two years out. You can find information about applying to the gallery at the bottom of this page.

The Dee Denton Gallery is located at the main entrance of the 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.)

2022


Rock…Paper…Turtle…Art for Wetlands
December 24, 2021 - January 30, 2022

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 the lives of some of our local Western Pond Turtles from 2016 to the present.

This year we are exhibiting at the Lakewood Center from December 24-January 31.  Participating artists are:  Lorraine Bushek, Mary Dennis, Dave Haslett, Jani Hoberg, Michelle Gallagher, Michelle Lattanzi, Debby Neely, Molly Reeves, Jan Rimerman, and Candace Wilson.  A percentage of each art sale is donated to The Wetlands Conservancy to provide funding for removal of  invasive plant and animal species, to set out basking logs and to monitor the health and numbers of returning turtles to the Nyberg Wetlands.


Layers of Light
January 31 - February 27, 2022

Spring Arrives by Sue JensenLocal artists Sue Jensen and Bill Baily are respected in the art world by their peers and collectors alike.  Both artists have studied many different mediums and respond to their craft by creating their own styles and techniques.

In the exhibit “Layers of Light,” both Jensen and Baily explore layers of medium overlapping to create new textures, colors, and shapes.  Each artist uses different media.  Sue Jensen uses oil and cold wax while Bill Baily explores with various papers and acrylic paint. Artwork: Spring Arrives by Sue Jensen.