Lake Oswego, OR. The Arts Council of Lake Oswego announced this year’s People’s Choice nominees. Community members have until May 19th to help curate the City’s public art collection by voting for the 2019 People’s Choice. The winner will become part of the nationally recognized Gallery Without Walls permanent collection in the City of Lake Oswego for years to come.

Five loaned sculptures from the rotating exhibition have been nominated for the People’s Choice ballot by a committee comprised of city leaders, artists, and local residents.

This year’s nominees include:
“Pollinators” by Greg Fields – made from glazed ceramic and steel. The sculpture is located at Windward at the corner of Evergreen and First Street.
“Guermo en Inverno” by Jamie Burnes – fashioned from cor-ten steel and locust wood. The sculpture is located on A Avenue between Fifth and Sixth Street.
“Observation Tower” by Dale Reiger – made from glass. The sculpture is located on the corner of B Avenue and Third Street.
“Know Time” by Benjamin Mefford – constructed of basalt. The sculpture is located on A Avenue and Fourth Street.
“Frog on Fruit” by Heather Söderberg-Greene – created from bronze. The sculpture is located on the corner of B Avenue and First Street.

Dale Reiger stands by his work: ‘Observation Tower’

Artist Jamie Burnes with ‘Guermo en Inverno’

“Frog on Fruit” by Heather Söderberg-Greene – created from bronze.

Here’s a look at all five:

Anyone who lives or works in Lake Oswego can cast a vote. Ballots are available online athttp://artscouncillo.org/peoples-choice-2019. Paper ballots can be found at the following locations: City Hall, Lake Oswego Public Library, the Arts Council of Lake Oswego, the Adult Community Center, LO Maintenance Center, or the Chamber of Commerce.
Online voting ends at 5 p.m., May 19th. Mailed ballots must be postmarked by the same day. The winner will be announced once all the votes are counted. In addition, the winning artist and sculpture will be honored at the Gallery Without Walls Celebration held September 14 at Sundeleaf Plaza.

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