Photography can be viewed at Morse Coffee Company’s rotating art gallery through June.


Twenty-one pieces of photography are hanging on the walls inside the recently opened Morse Coffee Company on First Street in Lake Oswego.

The specialty coffee shop showcases an art gallery, rotating local artists’ work once a month. Now through the month of June, the city of Lake Oswego’s 2020 photo contest winners will be on display.

Local photographers — amateur or professional — submitted images to the 2020 photo contest last September in any of the seven categories: “Life in Lake Oswego,” “Places in Lake Oswego,” “Plants and Wildlife in Lake Oswego,” “Pets in Lake Oswego,” “Digitally Altered Photographic Images,” Youth” and “New Days, New Ways.”

Photos were judged on quality, creativity and how well the image portrayed Lake Oswego. There was a first, second and third place winner in each category. More than 300 people submitted

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Earlier this spring, Kellogg Community College hosted an annual Student Art Exhibition featuring 97 works from nearly 50 students currently in art, photography, multimedia and graphic design programs.

Three of them were local students and all earned an honorable mention in the show — Jacob Taylor of Coldwater, Rachelle Hawks of Union City and Kristen Lehman of Bronson.

Jacob Taylor

Taylor, graduated from Coldwater High School in 2020 and about the same time, he started using a camera more seriously.

“My interests in photography spiked when we had that weird sun last year when the California fires smoke distorted the way the sun looked,” Taylor said.

Maybe it also helped the his girlfriend, Alli, is also an artist herself who mostly does paintings.

“The thing that drew me to photography is the fact that you’re not necessarily creating anything, but instead you are changing a person’s perception of the

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