Festival of the Arts - 2016
Artist's Vision Exhibit
June 24, 25 & 26, 2016
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
At Lakewood Center for the Arts – Main Level Hall
Sponsors: Lake Oswego Vision Clinic & Eyewear Gallery
What you’ll find: A collection of inventive 2 & 3-D pieces, drawing inspiration from an abstract theme.
Jurors: Zemie Barr & Sandee McGee
Judge: Robert Tomlinson
Artists Engage their Visions Through Inspired Art
As you move your way through the enchanting maze of exhibits, be sure to stop by the Lakewood Center’s main upstairs hallway for the incredible Artist’s Vision exhibition. Each year, a theme is used for artists to source inspiration, and showcase an imaginative range of conceptual innovation. This year’s theme as selected by Curator Robert Tomlinson, is Noun: Person, Place, or Thing. “I chose this theme because it lends itself to a wide range of interpretation for imagery that was, more or less, object oriented,” Tomlinson explains. “The “object” can be emotional content, not just a physically identifiable thing.”
Some works include softer tones, such as Sue Parman’s softly lit watercolor piece, and others involve more serious representations of actual objects, like Sarah Fagan’s Spoons, and Zel Brooks’ Welded Steel Mugs.
Artists are then able to submit pieces under certain guidelines in both 2-D and 3-D categories, and these pieces will go on to be considered by two invited jurors. The 2016 AV jurors are esteemed members of Oregon’s artistic community: Ms. Zemie Barr, a Portland based artist and curator, as well as Exhibitions Manager at the beloved Blue Sky Gallery, and Ms. Sandee McGee, artist, curator, and Gallery Director for the Umpqua Valley Arts Center in Roseburg, Oregon.
Walk amongst these juried pieces, and allow them to transport you into the farthest stretches of the imagination!
Artist credits: (top to bottom): Brandy Agun, "Drift," by Brandy Agun; "Serengeti Restoration" by David Veselka and "Fascinators" by Dianne Jean Erickson.
Download map of 2016 exhibits at Lakewood