Current and Upcoming Exhibits and Events
Art in the Garden at Luscher Farm
Sunday, September 25
Artful Bounty from the Garden
Join the Arts Council of Lake Oswego for this year’s Art in the Garden held at the historic Luscher Farm. Enjoy a wine reception, festive music, and a sumptuous four-course Italian feast by Nicoletta’s Table with the sweet scent of the season lingering in the air. The culmination of our annual Plein Air paint out, attendees will have the exclusive opportunity to commune with participating artists and enjoy a convivial and festive evening in a farm setting—all in support of art in Lake Oswego. More information
Limited tickets are available. Reserve your place at the table today.
Tickets are $85 per person.
Or order by phone at 503-534-5708
A portion of your ticket is tax-deductible
Unveil Your Process!
On exhibit at 510 Museum & ARTspace
August 23-September 30
First Friday Reception: Friday, September 2, 2016
An exhibition featuring maquettes, process work, and other creations by the new 15 Gallery Without Walls sculptors.
Gallery hours: Tuesdays-Fridays, 11 am-4 pm and by appointment.
Above: Bound by Brian “Huts” Hutsebout
Olando Lin Paintings
On view at Johnstone Financial Advisors
July 5-September 28, 2016
334 3rd Street, Lake Oswego, OR 97034
Art opening and reception: Friday, August 12, 2016, 5-7 pm
Artwork will be available for purchase. The exhibition and opening are free and open to the public.
Shown above: Small River by Olando Lin
Coming in September…
The Arts Council of Lake Oswego will host our 3rd Annual Plein Air Lake Oswego. You will be able to watch participating artists in action as they bring their easels out of the studio and into the open air as they paint the outdoor landscape on site. Selected works from the paint out will be exhibited at both 510 Museum & ARTspace October 7-28, 2016 located at 510 First Street in Lake Oswego.
The French en plein air means in the open air and describes landscape paintings that are painted while outside, in the moment. Outdoor painting rose in popularity with the onset of paint tubes and transportable “field” or “box” easels. These tools allowed artists to leave their studios and paint outdoors. Impressionist painters like Renoir and Monet championed plein air painting in 19th century France. Many plein air painters work a la prima (at first, at once). They quickly capture the essence of the natural scene in one sitting and return as needed to finish their canvases. Artists focus on natural light; hence, they use color and brush stroke to produce forms that give an impression rather than a realistic portrayal of the scene.
Stay tuned to see a list of painting locations and participants, and follow us on social media to get live updates about the event!
Past Exhibits and Events
Plein Air Forms
The Arts Council of Lake Oswego invites artists to participate in its 3rd annual Plein Air Lake Oswego being held September 22-25, 2016 in multiple parks and public plazas around the City from sun-up to sun-down. To participate, artists must produce—paint or draw—the entirety of their work on easels in the outdoors. Artists will be responsible for their individual setup, supplies, tools, easels, belongings, etc. Paint out times and locations will be made publically available so visitors can tour the sites and observe the artists at work.
Deadline for Registration: August 12, 2016
SAVE THE DATE! Unveil Your Art!
Sunday, August 21st at 11:30 am
Millennium Plaza Park
Meet the Artists! Entertainment will be provided. Food and drink will be available for purchase. Join the artists and docents for a tour of the 15 newly unveiled outdoor sculptures. More information soon!
11 Views of Summer
July 8-30, 2016
Opens with a Second Friday, July 8th, 5-7 pm at 510 Museum & ARTspace
Organized by members of the Buffalo Grass Society
Gallery hours: Tues-Fri, 11 am – 4 pm Saturdays, 10 am – 3 pm
Participating artists: Bill Baily, Sally Bills Bailey, Carol Barnett, Terri Dill-Simpson, Maud Durland, Airi Foote, Amanda James, Deborah Marble, Vicki Mintkeski, Sunny Smith and Bruce Ulrich
Stay tuned for more information.
Artwork above by Bruce Ulrich (l) and Sally Bills Bailey (r)
The Artful Wanderer...near and far
Curated by Jan Rimerman
June 3-30, 2016
Gallery hours: Tues-Saturday 11 am – 5 pm. See the calendar below for special night and weekend events.
First Friday reception: Friday, June 3, 5-7 PM, 510 Museum & ARTspace (510 1st St.)
Opens with a First Friday reception on Friday, June 3, 2016, 5-7 pm
510 Museum & ARTspace, 510 1st Street, Lake Oswego
Gallery hours: Tuesdays-Fridays 11 am-4 pm with special events on nights and weekends.
Travel is a catalyst for creativity. It places us in situations we couldn’t otherwise imagine and spurs us to do things we thought we couldn’t do. It provides a further perspective in our lives and our place in the world while expanding our horizons to further understand our differences and similarities. This exciting month presents visual art, music, culinary arts, dance and performance. Click here for a calendar of events. All events require an RSVP. Click here for a pdf of event descriptions.
Email Jan Rimerman with questions or to sign up for a special event or workshop.
Artwork shown above from left: Tuileries and Tower by Jani Hoberg, Venice-Sketchbook View by Mary Burgess
Use the links below to see more information about workshops and to print out sign up forms for the following workshops:
Sketching Botanicals on the Fly with Janet Parker
Create Your Own Travel Journal with Mary Burgess
Create Your Own Dream Journal with Susie Cowan
Columbia Gorge Getaways Presentation with Laura O. Foster
Drawing & Printmaking Workshop with Jani Hoberg
Hand Lettering for the Travel Journal with Cora Pearl
The Art of Illustrated Travel Journaling with Diana Gessler
Musical Cabaret Performance with Joan Freed
Sketching Insects From around the World with Zebith Thalden
Concert: Rio Con Brio & Alexandra Coutinho
Lynn Wintermute: Paintings
Now on view at Johnstone Financial Advisors through June 22, 2016
Artist Reception: Friday, May 20, 5–7 pm
Please join us for an opening reception. Meet the artist and enjoy hors d’ouvres and Northwest wines at Johnstone Financial Advisors, 334 3rd Street, Lake Oswego
Lynne Wintermute is a Northwest abstract impressionist, whose work centers on balance and harmony and the inspirational power of color, texture and design.
This exhibition is presented by Johnstone Financial Advisors and curated by the Arts Council of Lake Oswego. Shown above: Crossings by Lynne Wintermute
Visual Chronicle of Lake Oswego
June 24-26, 2016
Lakewood Center for the Arts, Main Building, Upper Level
Mothers & Makers, 2nd Annual
May 6th – 27th, 2016
Gallery Hours: Tues – Fri 11 am - 4 pm, Saturday May 14th & 21st, 10 am – 2 pm
Opening reception: Friday, May 6th, 5-7 pm
510 Museum & ARTspace, 510 1st Street, Lake Oswego
Participating artists: Jan Rimerman, Lynne Wintermute, Carrie Moore, Beth Yazhari, Angelina Marino-Heidel, Hazel Schlessinger
Shown above: Intricate Garden by Beth Yazhari
New Prints by Print Arts Northwest
April 1-29, 2016
510 Museum & ARTspace, 510 1st Street, Lake Oswego
Opens with a First Friday reception on Friday, April 1, 2016 from 5-7 pm.
Gallery Hours: Tuesdays-Fridays 11 am-4 pm and by appointment
All events are free and open to the public.
Artwork shown above: Breakfast in Bed by Yuji Hiratsuka
Click here to read more about Print Arts Northwest
From the Roots Up
An exhibition featuring work from Lake Area Artists & Pacific Northwest Woodturning Guild
510 Museum & ARTspace, 510 1st Street, Lake Oswego
Gallery Hours: Tuesdays–Fridays 11 am–4 pm and by appointment
Join us for a First Friday opening reception on Friday, March 4, 5–7 pm.
Stay tuned for more events related to this show!Artwork shown above: Nurse Stump by Sarah Bouwsma; Pierced Bowl by Kathleen Duncan
Arts Council participates in LO Reads
Tuesday, February 23, 7 pm
Examples of Native American Art from the Pamplin Collection
Emeritus Director of the Oregon Historical Society, Chet Orloff will present highlights from the Pamplin Collection, for which he is director and co-curator. His presentation will include images, artifacts and discussion of superb examples of historical clothing, domestic items, weaponry and items of adornment, along with contemporary work by nationally-recognized artists. Robert and Marilyn Pamplin have assembled this outstanding and renowned collection over the past 30 years. Click here to learn more about LO Reads throughout the city.
February 13, 2016
Marylhurst University, Hawthorn Room
Click here for more information about the event and to purchase tickets (on sale December 28th). For more information or to reach the ticket hotline, call (503) 534-5708.
On Saturday, February 13th, 2016, the Arts Council of Lake Oswego will host our second annual Art Throb, a celebration for lovers and lovers of art, at Marylhurst University. This elegant evening includes both a silent and live auction, as well as dinner and dancing.
All funds raised will go towards education and outreach initiatives to expand the Gallery Without Walls Docent tour program; the Arts Literacy partnership with Lake Oswego schools as well as those in the surrounding regions serving children K-12; and exhibitions and workshops at the 510 Museum & ARTspace.
We need your support to continue bringing the beauty, vitality and excitement that public art offers our residents and visitors.
We are also seeking auction donations at this time. Do you have something that you or your business can contribute? A week at your vacation home, gift certificates, dinner on the lake, Blazer tickets, Duck/Beaver tickets, theatre tickets, art, spa services, airline points and other items are all fantastic! Please contact Nancy Nye via email or call 503.675.3738. Proceeds benefit outreach and education for the Arts.
ArtMart: Rotate Your Art!
January 8 – 29, 2016
The Art Exchange is back with a new name!
Between Monday, January 4 and Friday, January 8, we will accept donated artwork, including paintings, drawings, sculptures, prints, mixed media works, frames, etc., all in good condition, please. On Friday, January 8, the Arts Council will host a Second Friday opening reception between 5 pm and 7 pm, to kick off the month-long event. The public is invited to attend for a first-hand look and a chance to take something home. This event will take place at the Arts Council’s 510 Museum & ARTspace located at 510 1st St in Lake Oswego.
2015 Holiday Gallery
November 20 – December 23
Approximately 30 artists will be exhibiting. Exhibition organized by Jan Rimerman.
Holiday Gallery will open to the public 11 am on November 20th with a grand opening reception from 6 pm – 8 pm.
The Arts Council will host a First Friday reception December 4 from 5 – 7 pm.
Holiday Gallery Hours: Tuesdays – Saturdays, 11 am – 6 pm
Above photo by Loren Nelson
Through the Artists’ Eyes…Art & Culture in Peru and Ecuador
November 13 and 14, 7–9 pm
Presented by Jan Rimerman and Dave Haslett
510 Museum & ARTspace
Seating is limited. Reserve your seat by clicking here to email Jan Rimerman.
Arts Council of Lake Oswego Annual Meeting
Wednesday, November 18, 5:30 pm
Members in good standing are welcome to attend our annual meeting. Members in good standing will also be invited to a preview of the Holiday Gallery and will receive 20% discount on artwork (one night only) after the meeting from 7–9 pm. Contact the Arts Council with questions concerning membership.
Pressed into Form
Sculpture by Mike Suri
October 2 – 30
(Shown above: Void 2015 by Mike Suri)
Enjoy Fine Food & Art - All in a Beautiful Garden Setting
The Arts Council of Lake Oswego invites you to join us for our third annual Art in the Garden, on Sunday, September 13th at 5 p.m.
Enjoy a sumptuous, four-course Italian feast provided by Lake Oswego's favorite trattoria, Nicoletta's Table. Dine alfresco, in a private garden setting, surrounded by artists demonstrating their craft. Listen to the sounds of live music provided by The Noted, and enjoy the satisfaction of knowing that you are supporting Lake Oswego’s thriving Public Art program.
Tickets: $125 (non-members) $100 (members) Click here to purchase your ticket.
A portion of your ticket is tax-deductible.
Only a limited number of tickets are available. Reserve your place at the Table, today.
Unveil Your Process!
An exhibition featuring maquettes, drawings, sculptures and process work from the 14 new Gallery Without Walls artists.
Opens with a First Friday on Friday, September 4, 2015 from 5 – 7 PM
Exhibition Dates: September 4 – 25th
Gallery Hours: Tues – Fri 11 am – 4 pm and by appointment510 Museum & ARTspace: 510 1st Street in Lake Oswego
15th Anniversary! Unveil Your Art!
Mark your calendar for our big Birthday bash! Sunday, August 30th in Millennium Plaza Park at 3:00 p.m. we will unveil our sculptures, meet the artists and celebrate 15 years of Public Art. Join Us!!
2,000 Miles from A Avenue, A Travel Photography Exhibition
Exhibition Dates: July 10th – August 14th
Opening Reception: Friday, July 10th *Please note that this is not a First Friday
Shown above: Under the Eiffel by Heather Hzindil
Plein Air: A Chronicle of Lake Oswego
Join us for Plein Air: A Chronicle of Lake Oswego at the Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts
Plein Air: A Chronicle of Lake Oswego will be located in the main building, upper level dance studio.
Enjoy an exhibition of selected oil, acrylic, watercolor, and pen and ink works painted during the six day city-wide paint out with over fifty artist-participants. Artists painted scenes throughout Lake Oswego’s Parks and Plazas while bringing their easels out of the studio and into the open air. Join us in celebrating the beauty of Lake Oswego and support the artists and arts community who have captured the splendor that surrounds us. All artwork will be available for purchase at the Festival of the Arts.
Click here for more information about the Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts.
Thanks to our Exhibit Sponsor: Shorenstein Realty Services, LLC
Please join us Friday, July 3rd
Sundeleaf Plaza Park
As Lake Oswego dedicates Sunflower by Patricia Vader as the newest addition to the City’s permanent art collection.
Special thanks to the O’Neill Family: Skip, Lynda, Lauren, Katie & Kelly.
Plein Air Lake Oswego
Between May 29th and June 4th, watch artists in action from sun-up to sun-down throughout the City of Lake Oswego as fifty-five participating artists bring their easels out of the studio and into the outdoors. Painting locations include (but are not limited to) Luscher Farm, Foothills Park, Roehr Park, George Rogers Park, Millennium Plaza Park, Sundeleaf Plaza and Lakeview Village.
Mothers & Makers
First Friday opening reception: Friday, May 1, 5 – 7 PM
Exhibition run: May 1 – 22
Tuesdays – Fridays 11 AM – 4 PM and by appointment.
Contact Lori Goldstein, Program Manager: 503.675.2531, email
Above image: Three Women by Rosalyn Kliot
Visionary Art by Print Arts Northwest
First Friday Artist Reception: April 3, 5 – 7 pm
Exhibition run: April 3 – 24
Gallery Hours: Tues – Fri, 11 am – 4 pm (April 7 – 24)
This exhibition will explore Visionary Art by printmakers who belong to Print Arts Northwest. Artwork will explore themes such as transcendence, mysticism, spirituality and the natural elements.
Above image: Waiting for Icarus by Ellen Emerson, monotype with chine-colle and mixed media
Guernica – by Pablo Picasso
(In partnership with L.O. Reads)
510 Museum & ARTspace
Wednesday, February 25th, 2015, 7 – 8:30 pm. Seating is limited
Perhaps one of Picasso’s most prominent and powerful works, Guernica remains one of the most hotly contested and debated artworks in the history of art. Join Lori Goldstein, Program Manager of Arts Council of Lake Oswego, as she explores the complexities of Guernica. Attendees will examine elements such as style, space, color and symbolism to explore multiple interpretations surrounding why the artist might have chosen to visualize war in a manner unlike any artists before him or since thereafter.
Environments: Randall David Tipton and Tom Cramer
An exhibition of paintings and carved wood reliefs
Exhibition dates: March 6 – 27
First Friday opening reception: Friday March 6, 5 – 7 pm
Shown above, left: Randall David Tipton's Into Bryant Woods, right: Tom Cramer's Wave
The Art Exchange: Refresh, Renew and Rotate
Drop-off: January 2nd–5th
Art Exchange: January 9th–17th
Wine & cheese reception on January 9th, from 5–7 p.m.
Where? 510 Museum & ARTspace
New Year – fresh start! Time to give away that old masterpiece stored under your bed. Art needs to be seen and appreciated! Give it a new lease on life by donating it to the The Art Exchange. Donations are tax-deductible. Get a jump on your 2015 charitable giving, and while you’re at it, pick up something new to adorn your home. Find your treasure! The Art Exchange will close January 17th at 3 pm.
Sustainability & Art
Thursday, January 22nd, 2015
Located at Marylhurst University, more details to come
Featuring Gallery Without Walls artist, Lin McJunkin
Co-sponsored by the Lake Oswego Sustainability Commission
Shown right: Lin's Wy'east (Mt. Hood) Glacial
2014 Holiday Gallery
Join us at 510 Museum and ARTspace for our annual Holday Gallery. You'll find a wide variety of handcrafted art created by 30 local artists. There are items available in all price ranges and you're sure to find something for friends and family on your gift list.
The Gallery runs from November 21 to December 23. It's open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 11 am to 6 pm. A reception will be held each Friday from 5 to 7 pm.
The Holiday Gallery is free and open to the public, with free parking, at 510 Museum and ARTspace, 510 First Street in Lake Oswego. Shown above is a piece by Jim Wylder. Click here for a show postcard.
Find a Hidden Star!
Sixty signed and numbered white porcelain stars were created by ceramic artist, Dorothy Steele. They are hidden throughout Lake Oswego for people to find and bring to the Gallery during the Holiday Gallery. Star Finders will have not only a collectible star ornament, the first in an annual series, they'll also receive a customer reward at the gallery.
Check our ACLO FB page and the Holiday Gallery for daily clues and updates on the Hidden Star promotion.
Because She Cares
Presenting 24 Portraits of Women who Lead Oregon’s Non Profits
October 28–November 12, 2014
First Friday special event November 7, 5–8 pm
Above: Paula Kinney Portrait by Theresa Weil. Paper collage, 2013.
Artist Statement: My art takes inspiration from my great aunts who were first-generation Italian-Americans whose creative spirit could be seen in the beautiful garments they created using salvaged materials from their life’s work as seamstresses and tailors in New York City’s burgeoning garment district. Like them, I take pride in creating work with my hands. Although I have explored many mediums such as printmaking, acrylic, oil and reverse glass painting, it is my cut-paper collage portraiture I now enjoy and create for clients. This collage technique, which I developed, brings joy and depth to my work along with a strong color palette expressing the spontaneity and vibrancy of the human spirit.
Seven by Seven: A Colored Pencil Exhibition
September 30–October 24, 2014
First Friday reception: October 3, 5–7 pm
Tuesdays–Fridays 11–4 pm and by appointment
Teresa Allen, CPSA
Pat Averill, CPSA
Dyanne Locati, CPSA
Kay Schmidt, CPSA
CJ Worlein, CPSA
Artist demos most days
Above: art by Teresa Allen
Studio to Street: The Public Art Process
September 5–26, 2014
11 am – 4 pm Tuesdays–Fridays and by appointment.
Above left: Twist (Study Maquette) by James Ellingboe
Above right: Boundary Marker #5 by John Zylstra
Unveil Your Art! • Friday, September 5th, Millennium Plaza
A free community celebration! Meet the artists and see the new sculptures. Entertainment by The Human Statue. Food and drink available for purchase by Nicoletta's Table. Sponsored by Berkshire Hathaway Home Services and Nicoletta's Table.
Lunch with the Artist
From 11:30 am until 1 pm every Tuesday in August, join us at Nicoletta's Table in Lake Oswego to enjoy lunch with an artist. Tickets are $35 per person. more information
Art in the Garden
Dinner and art al fresco, in an elegant garden setting
Sunday, August 17
Enjoy a sumptuous Italian feast, featuring a four-course meal provided by Lake Oswego’s award-winning trattoria & marketplace: Nicoletta’s Table. Dine alfresco, in a private garden setting, surrounded by fine art and artists demonstrating their craft. Be our guest at the Farm Table for this elegant and artful garden party!
This special event is limited to forty guests only, and includes a complimentary one-year individual membership to the Arts Council. The Arts Council of Lake Oswego is a 501c3 non-profit organization. A portion of your ticket is tax-deductible. Tickets $100
Presented by Shari Newman, owner of Nicoletta’s Table
and your host, Liane Cabot, Catering Manager
Art in the Gallery
Gallery 510 Museum & ARTspace presents Plein Air: A Chronicle of Lake Oswego. The exhibit runs through July 31. It is free and open to the public.
Gallery hours: Tues – Fri 11 am – 4 pm and by appointment.
The majority of the work on exhibit and for sale was created during a four-day “paint out”, held in locations throughout Lake Oswego in May, of 2014. Click here for more information and a list of participating artists. Exhibit Sponsor: Shorenstein
Plein Air: A Chronicle of Lake Oswego
The Arts Council of Lake Oswego is pleased to present Plein Air: A Chronicle of Lake Oswego, May 10th & 11th and May 17th & 18th. Nationally-recognized artists have been invited to capture the springtime beauty of our city by painting outdoor scenes throughout Lake Oswego, from dawn until dusk. Artists will be located at the following sites: Luscher Farm, Millennium Park Plaza (Upper and Lower), Foothills and Roehr Parks, George Rogers Park and Lakeview Village. The public is invited to visit these locations, meet the artists and watch canvases come to life! The finished works will be exhibited at Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts June 20-22, 2014. The Exhibit is generously sponsored by Devine Color. more Information about the Exhibit
Northwest Reflections: Six Printmakers and a Potter
Dates: May 2nd-30th, 2014
Six northwest area printmakers, including John Algood, Sue Allen, Jan Fowler, Jani Holberg, Barbara Mason and Deb Neely, along with potter, Ha Austin, will exhibit their recent works at 510 Museum & ARTspace beginning May 2nd and closing May 30th. This exhibition will be open to the public each Thursday, Friday and Saturday throughout the month of May, from 11 am-4 pm and by appointment. more information
Inspired Decade: First Thursday Critique Group Show
April 4 through April 28
ART-WRITE: A Marketing Workshop for Professional Artists
Antiphony/Epiphany: Visual Responses to William Stafford
Dates: February 7 – March 21, 2014
Gallery Hours: Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 11:00 am – 4:00 pm; or by appointment (contact Lori Goldstein to schedule)
Events (free and open to the public):
At 510 Museum & ARTspace:
Meet at covered shelter in Foothills Park:
In conjunction with Oregon Reads 2014, Lake Oswego Reads 2014 and the William Stafford Centennial, we are presenting a two month-long exhibition in our 510 Museum & ARTspace, Antiphony / Epiphany: Visual Responses to William Stafford. Artist Dennis Cunningham’s linocut illustrations for Stafford’s first-time published short story, Osage Orange Tree, will be on exhibit, along with poetry broadsides loaned from the William Stafford Archive housed in the Special Collections & Archives at Lewis & Clark College. As a complement to the exhibition, cultural activities will be offered to engage the community in an exploration of the relationship between literary and visual arts.
Totem II Unveiling
On October 11, 2012, Totem II was unveiled at the Jean Road Fire Station on Bryant Road in Lake Oswego. All ages were on hand to welcome the sculpture to the neighborhood. Artist Travis Pond created the sculpture using scrap metals, including items collected by local school children. Funds for Totem II were raised locally.