June 5, 2023
5:00pm – 7:00pm
It’s the 60th year of the Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts and the Dee Denton Gallery is celebrating by rolling back to the iconic 60s art style. The Invitational, “Pop Goes the Festival,” will be showcasing four professional artists. They will be exhibited before, during & after the 2023 Festival of the Arts. This year the exhibit space has expanded. It will be located in the two main rooms of the gallery in the main entrance of the Lakewood Center building as well as down the southwest hallway. The invited artists are: Phyllis Yes-acrylic and mixed media, Mark Randall-acrylic and mixed media, Raphael Schnepf-Oil, and Leslie Peterson-Sapp-Acrylic and Mixed Media.
Phyllis Yes is the featured artist this year at 2023 Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts Dee Denton Gallery invitational. She has exhibited locally, nationally and internationally. Her powerful work focuses on the theme, “Gender Bender.” In the 1960’s she brought to light a feminine edge to what were viewed as masculine trades, tools and toys. She taught at Oregon State University and Lewis and Clark College, is a playwright and has been featured on many national television programs.
Mark Randall exhibits mainly in the Pacific Northwest. His art focuses on opinions of the times. Mark uses a variety of eclectic materials including found objects to make a statement whether generational, political or historical. Randall has won many awards at the Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts including The People’s Choice Award in 2011 and the Best of Show in 2013.
Raphael Schnepf’s work is in the San Francisco Museum of Art and the Museum of Modern Art in New York. He created rock posters, album covers and comics in the 1960’s. Today, he concentrates on large stained glass installations, en plein aire and photo realism painting.
Leslie Peterson-Sapp shows her work in local and national shows. She contemporizes historical nostalgia. She is recognized by dramatic subject matter of human emotion placed in settings which often include mirrors, door and windows.
Come and meet the artists at the Art Decked Out event on June 5th, 5:00-7:00pm. Yes, Randall, Schnepf and Peterson-Sapp will be speaking about their inspiration and painting technique. The Danny Schauffler Trio plus Anne will open and close the evening. Bring picnics and join us at the bistro tables on the lawn. Drinks and snacks are available for purchase. Complimentary reservations are required and can be made on the Lakewood Center website.
Donate $100, become a “Friend of the Festival” and attend the Patron Preview Party on June 22nd to hear Phyllis Yes speak more in depth about her work! Phyllis Yes’ famed 911S Porsche will be on display in all of its laced glory at this event. You also get first chance at seeing and purchasing the displayed artwork.
UPDATE: There is no seating available at this event as of May 28. The maximum capacity of 50 has been reached. However you may still come join us and bring a chair. Please RSVP at this LINK.