Lake Oswego, OR. It’s time for the people to speak. The Arts Council of Lake Oswego is marking its 20th anniversary and holding its annual People’s Choice contest to pick a new sculpture for the “Gallery Without Walls.” Four sculptures are on-loan, including “Unrestrained Force” created by Breezy Anderson, pictured above. The sculptures are all are in the running to become a permanent part of the City of Lake Oswego collection.

Voting is open and anyone who lives or works in Lake Oswego can cast a vote. Online voting will end at 5 p.m., May 31st, and mailed ballots must also be postmarked by May 31st. The winner will be announced in early June. In addition, the winning artist and sculpture will be honored at the Gallery Without Walls Celebration held September 12th at the Windward in the heart of downtown Lake Oswego.

You can stroll outside to see the nominated sculptures. Here are the four choices:

#1 Fortress by Vicki Lynn Wilson – made from cement, steel, and stoneware clay. The sculpture is located on A Avenue and 1st Street.

For more information on Vicki Lynn Wilson click here.

#2 Unrestrained Force by Breezy Anderson – constructed of steel. The sculpture is located on Evergreen Road and 2nd Street.

For more information on Breezy Anderson click here.

#3 Know Time by Ben Mefford – created from basalt. The sculpture is located on A Avenue and 4th Street.

For more information on Ben Mefford click here.

#4 Emerald Jade Prayer Wheel by Rick True- fashioned of copper and steel. The sculpture is located on the corner of B Avenue and 2nd Street.

For more information on Rick True click here.

Here’s a link where you can vote online.

From Arts Council of Lake Oswego:

In an effort to further stem the spread of COVID-19, the Arts Council of Lake Oswego encourages the community to vote online this year at http://artscouncillo.org/peoples-choice-2020 or by clicking the VOTE NOW button below! Also, look for paper ballots inserted into the LO Review on April 30th, along with ads that readers are able to cut out and mail in. Plus, ACLO will have paper ballots available at their office located at 520 1st Street, Lake Oswego with a secured ballot box for returns, to comply with social distancing protocols.