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Holiday Gallery is back

Porcelain stars hidden around town will give discount on art purchases

SUBMITTED PHOTOS - Lee Baughmans Southwest Memories watercolor with acrylic and lettering enamel.

The 2015 Holiday Gallery at 510 Museum and ARTspace has reopened and showcases the art of 30 award-winning artists. Mediums run the gamut of painting, glass, ceramics, fiber and weaving, furniture, stone and metal sculpture, photography, jewelry, paper and poetry, collage, hand-bound books, printmaking and wood turning.

An opening reception from 5-7 p.m. Dec. 4, hosted by the Arts Council of Lake Oswego. The address is 510 First St., in downtown Lake Oswego. Receptions will be held from 5-7 p.m. each Friday through Dec. 23.

The gallery’s Find a Star treasure hunt is back this year. Sixty numbered porcelain stars have been placed throughout Lake Oswego to be found and brought to the gallery for a 10 percent discount on the purchase of art of your choice. Clues will appear on social media through the Arts Council of Lake Oswego and the Lake Oswego Review.

There are 12 2-D artists exhibiting in the gallery this year. They specialize in painting, photography and hand pulled prints. There are many styles to explore, from traditional plein air painting, such as Lisa Wiser creates, to Stuart Adams’ abstract pieces which include spray paint and markers. Lee Baughman is exhibiting new work which combines his career of automobile pin stripping with mixed media backgrounds. Be sure to see his small tables, which will make unusual gifts. Susie Cowan’s whimsical work features paper marbling.

Mary Burgess is back with her award-winning watercolors of animals and Beth Verheyden, another watercolorist, is showing her snow scenes and still life paintings.

Loren Nelson leads the gallery’s photography department. His black and white photographs are created using traditional silver gelatin process without the editing techniques of Photoshop.

The gallery’s premiere printmakers are Jani Hoberg and Debby Neely. Hoberg specializes in traditional etching using copper plates and a printing press. She will demonstrate your techniques in the gallery from 5-7 p.m. Dec. 18.

Neely makes wood cut prints, taking flat planks of wood and carving out images. She prints with archival inks by hand.

Other 2-D artists exhibiting include Sonja Donnelly, Lin Haak and Jan Rimerman.

The Holiday Gallery is a collection site for KGW’s Toy Drive. Those visiting the gallery are encouraged to bring a new unwrapped toy to be donated to families in need this holiday season.

In addition, on Dec. 13, 20 percent of sales at the gallery will be donated to West Women and Children’s Shelter, a nonprofit that provides a safe harbor for Portland area women and children who are victims of domestic violence. Shoppers are encouraged to bring a small gift for the shelter residents also.

The gallery is housed in 510 Museum and ARTspace, the gallery at the offices of the Arts Council of Lake Oswego, 510 First St. in downtown Lake Oswego. Hours are Tuesday through Saturday 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Sunday noon – 4 p.m.

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Debby Neelys Raven IV woodcut