Festival of the Arts - 2017 Open Show
June 23, 24 & 25, 2017
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM Friday & Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Sunday
Please leave your pets at home. Service dogs are welcome
Largest Open Show in Pacific Northwest with over 1,100 works from 350 artists
Open Show Sponsor:
Student Curator Sponsor: Guild Mortgage
Hands on Art Sponsor: Denton Plastics
Judges: Sarah Wolf Newlands, Yukiyo Kawano, Zemie Barr
Location: Umpqua Investments and Umpqua Private Bank Pavilion Tent at Lakewood Center for the Arts, 368 S. State Street, Lake Oswego
What you’ll find: A wide variety of mediums, exploring a breadth of subject matters and aesthetic styles by artists at every level of their careers.
A Splendid Celebration of Fine Art
When planning your weekend at the Festival, be sure to leave ample time to experience the incredible Open Show located in the large tent behind the Lakewood Center. Featuring hundreds of artists working in a range of media, the Open Show is the largest of its kind in the Pacific Northwest! There is something for everyone. All the pieces are for sale. If you are looking for that signature piece for your living room, a gift for a friend, or maybe just a small treat for yourself, this show is a must-see.
The Lakewood Center welcomes Carissa Burkett as the new curator for this exhibition. “I am excited by the mystery and curatorial challenge of not knowing what art will be showing up until registration day and curating the show through immediate choices and responses to the work, versus the extensive planning that juried shows allow for,” shares Carissa. She and her curatorial team formed groupings of work based on thematic responses to submission, instead of by medium. Carissa is curious to see how all the pieces enhance one another by integrating mediums throughout the show.
Burkett notes that the premise for an open show is to bring together work by artists at all different levels in their careers, exhibited side-by-side. “I hope that this year’s open show is a great opportunity for artists to reach new audiences for their work and for viewers, appreciators and collectors to experience a breadth of diverse fine art.”
Come and enjoy this celebration of fine art with us!
“I hope that this year’s open show is a great opportunity for artists to reach new audiences for their work and for viewers, appreciators and collectors to experience a breadth of diverse fine art,” says Carissa Burkett, Curator of Open Show
"The Open Show is a well-established show that allows artists at every level of their careers to exhibit alongside one another." Carissa Burkett, Curator of Open Show
Open Show Artist Demonstrations
- Saturday, 11am-noon: Candi Loughnane – Pyrography
Artist Candi Loughnane will demonstrate pyrography, a technique of decorating wood and other materials by burning a design on the surface using a metallic heated point.
- Saturday, 3-4pm:Jen Brown – Oil Portraits
Artist Jen Brown will demonstrate how she creates beautiful portraits with oil paints.
- Sunday, 11am-noon: Cindy Lommasson – Chinese Brush Painting
Artist Cindy Lommasson will demonstrate the techniques of Chinese brush painting.
Curatorial Assistants are on hand to answer questions and assist with your art purchases. Enjoy the show and the breadth of talent and creativity before you.
Download map of 2017 exhibits at Lakewood
BUSES RUN: Friday and Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.; Sunday 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. SHUTTLE SPONSOR: MERCEDES-BENZ OF WILSONVILLE