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Employees’ Unique Artwork Showcased; David Rosenak Wins Employee Art Exhibit People’s Choice Award

By Lindsay Wochnick

All the Art that Fits display

In December, the Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC) unveiled the 18th annual “All the Art that Fits” art exhibit. An annual favorite for the City of Portland and Multnomah County employee artists and visitors, the display showcases employee artwork in the lobby of the Portland Building.

During the exhibit, RACC invited visitors to vote for their favorite works. This year, artwork submitted by the Portland Water Bureau’s own David Rosenak won the RACC People’s Choice Award!

 David Rosenak wins the RACC People’s Choice Award
"Untitled" oil on plywood artwork wins David Rosenak the People's Choice Award (left), David drawing in his studio (right, photo courtesy of the Oregonian)

David, an employee in the Finance and Support Services Group, spent more than a-year-and-a-half working to complete the oil on plywood panel. A labor of love, his black and white piece depicting a cityscape is extremely detailed and dramatic. This piece, along with additional paintings by David, will be featured in the Portland Art Museum in spring 2015.

  
Artwork by Bob Goldie (left) and Carrie Popenuk (right)

Six additional extremely talented Water Bureau employees also contributed their creative works to display, ranging from photography to mixed media and marquetry, ink on paper, and canvas work.

 
Artwork by Sarah Fine (left) and Lori Snyder (right)

They include Dylan Abel, Bob Goldie, and Leigh Kojiro in the Engineering Services Group, Sarah Fine in the Resource Protection and Planning Group, and Carrie Popenuk and Lori Snyder in the Customer Services Group.

 
Artwork by Dylan Abel (left) and Leigh Kojiro (right)

Congratulations to David for receiving the People’s Choice Award and a big thanks to Dylan, Bob, Leigh, Sarah, Carrie, and Lori who submitted unique artwork and truly deserve to be recognized for their craft!

Lindsay Wochnick
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