Monday, February 18, 2019

OSA New Workshops!

Margaret Godfrey, Playing with Patterns in Mixed Media

February 23-25 | 9:30am-4:30pm

Margaret Godfrey
Register Now!
online registration
Join award-winning artist Margaret Godfrey for three fun-filled days of creating new and interesting ways to paint. Explore using your own symbols and shapes to add personal content to your art. 
In this workshop, Margaret will demonstrate several ways of creating patterns and collage materials, then show ways to use them in your art to make your work unique and more meaningful. As a story-telling artist, Margaret will help you bring more content and ideas into your art. There will be daily demos and  Margaret will work with each individual.
“Margaret does a great job working with participants with a wide range of interest, approaches and experiences.”  -- Diane, class participant

Anji Grainger, Pen and Ink with Watercolor

March 22-24 | 9:30am-3:30pm

Anji Grainger
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The marriage of watercolor with pen and ink can be magical. This three day workshop will look at how to incorporate Pen and Ink in a dynamic watercolor painting. Day one begins with looking at the different pen strokes and the ways pen techniques are used in a painting, then applying that to a piece to be completed with watercolor. On days two and three you will explore textures and pen and ink in a more freestyle way. You will create your own small watercolor journal to use with our pen and ink techniques, and Anji will demonstrate some tips and tricks on how to prepare a journal for future paintings.

(503) 228-0706 |

Oregon Society of Artists
2185 SW Park Place
Portland, Oregon 97205


Tuesday, February 5, 2019

OSA News! February 2019- In The Gallery

OSA Gallery Hours:
    Monday - Saturday, 1 - 4 pm daily (excluding holidays)
    The OSA Gallery is free and open to the public. Visitors are welcome!

OSA's "Gallery Two" series showcases artists and arts organizations in several week-long shows throughout the year. Gallery Two shows are an opportunity for OSA to share our gallery space and to be inspired by diverse and unique talents in the wider community! Please join us for these upcoming exhibits and receptions.
February 1 - 6
artists from Albertina Kerr

Albertina Kerr’s Portland Art & Learning Studio (PALS) is an art center for adults with developmental disabilities, fostering creative growth and promoting an awareness of the cultural contributions from people of all abilities. As part of Albertina Kerr's community inclusion program, OSA partners with PALS to help promote and encourage PALS' artists creative practice.

Michelle Fromme, The Cat and The Mouse

The Artists of IdeAL - PDX
at OSA

February 14 - March 4

Opening Reception:
Saturday, February 16,  4 - 6pm
Open to the Public

OSA welcomes fifteen artists from IdeAL-PDX in this 4th annual exhibit.

IdeAL - PDX is a collaboration among Latino Artists of the Northwest who come together to participate with different local organizations such as Oregon Society of Artists to show their work and the strength of relationships between colleagues.

Eduardo Cruz, Untitled

Spring Juried Show
March 10 - 25

Reception and Awards Presentation:
Sunday, March 10, 1 - 3pm 

art take in:
Thursday, March 7, 1pm - 4pm
Friday, March 8, 10am - 1pm

Ruth Armitage, Snug Spot
Our first juried show of 2019 is coming up in March. It’s time to finish those paintings for OSA’s Spring Show!  This is a members-only show. There is no specific theme, and no photography is allowed.

Entry Fees: $25 for first painting, $30 for two paintings

OSA is pleased to announce Ruth Armitage as our Spring Show Juror. Ruth is a Signature member of many prestigious National Watercolor Societies, including NWS, RMNW, SDWS, NWWS, WFWS, CWA and WW. She is a Past President of the Watercolor Society of Oregon (WSO) and a recipient of their Outstanding Service Award. She was a popular instructor at OSA for several years.

Last Fall, Ruth was the Juror for the 2018 ISEA (International Society of Experimental Artists) Member Show held in Oregon. Most recently she earned a top award in the 95th National Watercolor Society Annual Exhibition, and was included in the 149th Annual American Watercolor Society Exhibition in New York.

Find out more about our Juror at

Please refer to entry fees and framing rulesAdherence to these guidelines insures your painting will be eligible for the juror to review your work.
Dates and times subject to change.

Visit the 
Gallery Page of the OSA website for the most current information.

For additional information about OSA Classes, Workshops, Demonstrations, and Exhibits, visit

Oregon Society of Artists
2185 SW Park Place
Portland, Oregon 97205


Friday, January 25, 2019

February 8 - 10, 9:30am-4:30pm
$375, please register at

BOLD AND UNINHIBITED: Oil and Cold Wax Painting with Serena Barton
Paint abstract pieces adventurously and intuitively in this three-day workshop, working on oil paper and Multimedia Artboards.

Serena will instruct the basics as well as many of her favorite techniques using cold wax. This medium is a malleable paste of beeswax, odorless mineral spirits, and resin. It mixes with oil paint to create a surface that can be textured, smoothed, layered, and scraped back. You will use a variety of tools to experiment with texture and layers and experiment using lightweight papers to add collage elements that blend in and become part of the painting.
Whether you’re new to the medium or more experienced, you’ll find something in this workshop to inspire you!

 Oregon Society of Artists
2185 SW Park Place
Portland, Oregon 97205

Up Next in the OSA Gallery

Pop-up Exhibit:
February 1 - 6

The Portland Art & Learning Studio (PALS) is bringing a selection of their artists' works to Oregon Society of Artists. All PALS' artists experience intellectual and developmental disabilities. As part of Albertina Kerr's community inclusion program, OSA partners with PALS to help promote and encourage PALS artists' creative practice.

The PALS with OSA pop-up exhibit features 30+ original works of art. Please join us for the opening reception Friday, Feb. 1 from 6-8pm (open to the public).

Michelle Fromme, The Cat and The Mouse"
Oregon Society of Artists
2185 SW Park Place
Portland, Oregon 97205

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Special Art Demo at OSA! Max Ginsburg

Sunday, February 17, 1-4:30pm
$50, please register at

Painting from Life in Oils Demonstration, Max Ginsburg

Join us for this special demo when Max Ginsburg returns to OSA in February. Attendance at the demo is included for those enrolled in Max's workshop; all others $50 online or at the door.

Since 1953, Max Ginsburg has exhibited extensively in public venues and galleries, and conducted many workshops both nationally and internationally. His paintings are a part of many museums and private collections.

An influential teacher for decades at important institutions such as The Art Students League of New York, Ginsburg's many awards include the Living Legend Lifetime Achievement Award presented at the "American Masters" exhibition at the Salmagundi Club in NYC in 2018.

Registration for both the workshop and demo available online at
Oregon Society of Artists

 Oregon Society of Artists
2185 SW Park Place
Portland, Oregon 97205

Friday, January 11, 2019

Free Art Lecture at OSA!


Thursday, January 17, 6:30 - 8:30pm

Greg Lewis
"Art Restoration: Repair Secrets Revealed”

The process of repair, restoration and conservation of artworks to their original state is one of trained skill, patience, practice and a passion for detail. Over time, many artworks, if cared for will last indefinitely. However, the ravages of time, exposure to the elements of moisture, sunlight, temperature and of course mishandling, can exact its toll. The art mediums of paintings, prints, sculpture, ceramics, textiles and photography will be presented and discussed, as we reveal the secrets from repair to conservation. Join us as we look at a different side of the art world.

Oregon Society of Artists
2185 SW Park Place
Portland, Oregon 97205

Monday, January 7, 2019

OSA Free Demonstration


Thursday, January 10, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Joanne Radmilovich Kollman
"Alla Prima Painting Getting Ready for Max Ginsburg"

Nicole Poole will be the model for this alla-prima portrait demo. Kollman will have handouts of Max Ginsburg’s palette, sharing how Ginsburg neutralizes the warm 3 value reds with the 3 value greens. Kollman will have her portraits and figure paintings on display from the numerous workshops as well as a Ginsburg original of Tony Kollman, one of OSA’s figure models.
At this alla-prima portrait demo there will be handouts to prepare for Max Ginsburg if you are considering the workshop (February 18-22, see our Workshop registration page for more details). We also highly recommend Max’s Sunday demo, free to workshop participants and $50 to the public. It includes a lecture and slide presentation on Ginsburg’s career and large scale Social Justice paintings.