Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts
Event dates: June 20, 21 & 22 2014
Lake Oswego, Oregon USA
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM Friday & Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM Sunday
Events, exhibitions and performances at Lakewood Center for the Arts, George Rogers Park and Marylhurst University
• THE VISUAL ARTS OPEN SHOW - KEYBANK PAVILION
• ART IN THE PARK (A JURIED FINE ARTS CRAFT FAIRE)
• ARTS COUNCIL CHRONICLE EXHIBIT
• ARTIST’S VISION
• KIDS GET CREATIVE
• LIVE MUSIC & ENTERTAINMENT
• ATIYEH BROS. GARDEN CAFÉ - FEATURING STAFFORD EXPRESSIONS CATERING
• STUDENT ART EXHIBITS
Event Profile: The Festival, an event created by Lakewood Center for the Arts, is a major regional arts event located in Lake Oswego, Oregon. It presents the creative endeavors of recognized and emerging artists and enjoys an outstanding reputation for bringing special exhibits of quality and diversity to a weekend that is accessible to everyone. Attracting some 25,000 visitors during the three days of the event, the Festival includes several art exhibits, food booths, music, and fine art crafts.
The Festival is held in the Lakewood Center for the Arts in Lake Oswego and George Rogers Park. It features multiple art exhibits, music, dance and demonstrations. The special exhibit is housed at Lakewood Center. Other art exhibits (Open Show, Lake Oswego Chronicle, Artist's Vision and High School Art Exhibit) are also located at Lakewood Center. Art in the Park, with more than 120 artists, is located at George Rogers Park across the street from Lakewood Center.
There will be hands-on arts activities, demonstrations, educational displays and the popular Martini Mingle on Friday and Saturday afternoons provides an opportunity to meet and talk with participating artists.
About the 2014 Special Exhibit
Fire & Water:
Contrasts in Expression
The two elements of fire and water are both inspiration and process for artists in sculptural glass, watercolor, acrylic, and encaustic.
The contrasts and similarities of artworks depicting fire and water are nothing short of dramatic in this year’s Special Exhibit, Fire & Water: Contrasts in Expression. Besides portraying fire and water, artists’ media use the forces of fire (heat) and water. Viewers are invited to examine unique pairings of two- and three-dimensional work inspired by fire and water and created by those very elements.
Fire & Water features glass, water media, and encaustic work. Glass includes kiln formed, pâte de verre, fused, blown, or sculptural. Water media paintings represent water-based materials including watercolor and acrylic. Encaustic painting uses fire, wax, and resin. The work is vibrant, illuminating, and inspirational. It has the power to inform, transform, and transport all that view it. It sparks conversation and elicits an emotional response.
“Regardless of the genre, the images that draw us in are rooted in color, texture, and forms which move us emotionally,” says Curator Marilyn Davis. “Pairing different genres can trigger poignant stories to which we can relate while examining the media and subjects inspired by fire and water.”
Curator Davis continues, “Artists are deeply shaped by the specific location in the world around them. They bring everything they are to their work, yet the work has integrity of its own, separate from the artist. In this exhibit, artists are encouraged to select one or both of these elements, and using their medium, create an insight into the essence of our world based on that element.”
This exhibit is sponsored by:
Artists in the Special Exhibit
The exhibit will feature the works of leading regional and national, artists such as: Jeremy Lepisto (glass), Elise Wagner (encaustic), and Judy Morris (water media). Other artists include Janet Amundson-Splidsboel, Theresa Andreas-O'Leary, Marcia Angelos, Mojdeh Bahar, Robert Burridge, Jeffrey Butters, Wayne Chin, Marilyn C. Davis, Carole DeMar Sandy Dutko , Suzanne Flynn, Wendy Givens, Mafune Gonjo, Angela Grainger, Laurene Howell, Katrina Hude, Sue Jensen, Karl Kaiser, Ursula Kiesow, Jeni Lee, Ann Lindsay, Dyanne Locati, Lin McJunkin, Melody Cleary , Cynthia Morgan, Diana Nadal, Shannon Passon, Sandra Pearce, Linda Rothchild Ollis, Claudia Schouten, Karen Story, Angelita Surmon, Lynne Taylor and Lynne Wintermute
Artists Credits: (Top to Bottom)
Header: Earth in the Balance by Lin McJunkin and works by Anglea Grainger, Jeremy Lepisto, Lyn Sedlak-Ford, Mojdeh Bahar
Constant Companions by Jeremy Lepisto
Riddle Cloud by Elise Wagner
Morning in the Marshes by Angela Grainger
Pokegama Chute by Ann Lindsay
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Click on the below links for further information
Artists in Fire and Water: Contrasts in Expression Special Exhibit - Lakewood Center for the Arts
Mafune Gonjo, "Sunken Memories"
Diana Nadal, "Underwater Shapes in Nature"
Katrina Hude, "The Weight of Water"
Fire & Water: Contrasts in Expression
Other 2014 Festival Links
- Schedule of Events
- Art in the Park 2014
- Music 2014
- Food 2014
- Signature Food Dishes at area Restaurants in honor of the Festival
- Shuttle info 2014
Festival Maps 2014 (Click to Download)
Lake Oswego Rotary Foundation