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Party to celebrate final poster

Artist Paul A. Lanquist being honored at reception Sunday

SUBMITTED ART - This poster of the boathouse on Jantzen Island on Oswego Lake will be unveiled at a special reception honoring artist Paul A. Lanquist at Nicolettas Table on Sunday.

All Lake Oswegans, especially historic preservationists, can celebrate the fourth and final poster on the heritage of this city on Sunday, March 20.

They can do it by attending the Lake Oswego Preservation Society’s reception in honor of Paul A. Lanquist, artist of the posters, at Nicoletta’s Table from 3-5 p.m.

“No one has ever done a series about this on Lake Oswego,” said Marylou Colver, founder and president of the society. “These posters have done so much to increase recognition of our society.”

Like the previous three posters, the fourth and final poster is a thing of beauty. It depicts the boathouse on Janzen Island that was built in 1931 by Richard Sundeleaf.

The 18-by-24-inch poster can be purchased for $25, and all of the other posters in the series will also be available for purchase.

Each poster represents one of the four seasons.

Now that the series is complete, Colver hopes it will be a big plus for poster sales.

“I think businesses now would be really interested in buying four posters,” she said. “Especially real estate companies.”

The reception is an exciting occasion for Colver and her preservationist colleagues, who have seen their organization make much progress since it was founded in 2011. They appreciate the opportunity to express gratitude to Lanquist.

“Paul is an artist who is in great demand all across the nation,” Colver said. “He’s done posters for the National Park Service and for Portland. When I first called him about doing our posters, I couldn’t believe it when he agreed to work with us. We were just a small organization.”

The occasion will also be used to introduce a new product by the preservation society — a big, fluffy beach towel designed by Colver that says “Greetings From Lake Oswego.” The towel costs $40.

The reception party will also offer other gifts items, and light refreshments will be served courtesy of Nicoletta’s Table, which is located at 333 S. State St.

All money raised from gift item purchases will go into a special fund for historic preservation in Lake Oswego.

For more about the Lake Oswego Preservation Society, go to lakeoswegopreservationsociety.org.

Contact Cliff Newell at 503-636-1281 ext. 105 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..