Five Lake Oswego sculptures up for people's choice nomination
It would be nearly impossible to pass through the city of Lake Oswego without seeing at least one piece of public art. And while there are several sculptures that have been or are currently part of the rotating Gallery Without Walls exhibition, there will be only one from the current exhibition that will join the permanent Gallery Without Walls collection.
From April 1 through May 31, people can vote on their favorite art installation and the winner will become a permanent fixture in the city. This year there are five sculptures that were nominated by a committee of city leaders, artists, board members and residents: Dependent Arising: Owl & Lemming by artist Terresa White; Unrestrained Force by artist Breezy Anderson; Delta Hill Riders created by artist Rory Doyle; Words by artist Sharon Warman Agnor; and Vertebra: Ocean Verde crafted by artist Dave Haslett.
The mediums include photography, bronze, steel and glass work.
"People's Choice voting is always a wonderful sign of spring and renewal for the streets of Lake Oswego," read the press release sent by the Arts Council of Lake Oswego. "To further stem the spread of COVID-19, the Arts Council of Lake Oswego encourages the community to vote online this year at www.artscouncillo.org. Click on the People's Choice icon and it will direct you to vote."
People can pick up a paper ballot outside of the ACLO facility at 41 B Ave. There will also be an ad in the Lake Oswego Review throughout May that will include a mail-in ballot.
In order to vote, you must be a Lake Oswego resident or work in the city. Online voting will end at 5 p.m. May 31 and ballots must be postmarked by May 31.
"Also, the winning artist and sculpture will be honored at the Gallery Without Walls Celebration held in September," the press release read. "More information on the event coming soon."
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