I got to visit the Lake Oswego Festival of Arts show (and fair) today. The show included an invitational show ("the Chronicle"), a big non-juried art show in the large tent behind the Lakewood Center and another juried art "fair" at the George Rogers park down the street. I enjoyed looking at the variety of art styles...and it was especially fun to visit with my friends Miriam Selby and Rachel Harvey. I've never participated in the Lake Oswego show, but next year I might put it on my calendar...it's beautifully organized and participation by both artists and art supporters is high. On the way back to the car I talked with a man who purchased two works by Wayne Chin. "I just could not pass them up, he said, I couldn't leave without buying both of these."
(Top) Oil Sketch: Celeste Bergin, Degas in the dark, 2010, Oil on paper, 6 x 9 inches.