Which sculpture will be the People's Choice?
Community members have until Sunday to help curate the city's public art collection by voting for the 2018 People's Choice Award. The winner of the citywide vote will take its place in the nationally recognized Gallery Without Walls.
Five loaned sculptures from the gallery's rotating exhibition have been nominated by a committee comprised of city leaders, artists and local residents. The nominees include:
"Amyas & Soleil" by Amyas Maestas, a bronze sculpture that sits at B Avenue and First Street;
"Fat Tire #3" by Lance H. Carleton, a sculpture made of steel, copper and ceramics, which is located at A Avenue and First Street;
"Observation Tower" by Dale Reiger, a glass sculpture located at B Avenue and Second Street;
"Guermo en Inverno" by Jamie Burnes, a sculpture fashioned from Cor-Ten steel and locust wood, which sits at A Avenue between Fifth and Sixth streets; and
"Uprooted" by Andre Burgoyne, a steel-and-concrete sculpture near the downtown Safeway store at Fifth Street and A Avenue.
Anyone who lives or works in Lake Oswego can cast a vote. Ballots are available online at artscouncillo.org. Paper ballots can also be found inside City Hall (380 A Ave.), at the Lake Oswego Public Library (706 Fourth St.), the Arts Council office (520 First St.), the Adult Community Center (505 G Ave.) or the Chamber of Commerce office (459 Third St.).
Online voting ends at 5 p.m. on Sunday, April 15. Mailed ballots must be postmarked by the same day. The winner will be announced once all votes from all sources have been counted. Funds for the purchase will come from the city's transient room tax.
For more information, go to http://www.artscouncillo.org or call 503-675-3738.
— The Review