Wednesday, June 13, 2018




Call to OSA Artists
Goose Hollow Days 2018:  $200 Poster Competition
OSA is a partner with the Goose Hollow Foothills League and the MAC in supporting the 2nd Annual  Goose Hollow Days Street Festival on Saturday , September 15

 
The GHD organizing committee is asking OSA members to submit a painting in jpg format for their poster competition.
The winning artist will receive a $200 cash award and that artist's painting will be featured on the GHD poster and other promotional material for the event.

Deadlines:
  • By noon on June 18, 2018 Interested OSA artists need to inform Melanie Yoo, mellieyoo@gmail.com,  of GHD of their desire to enter the competition.
  • By noon on July 9, 2018:  Image of painting must be received by GHD.  Send file in high-resolution jpg format to Melanie Yoo,  mellieyoo@gmail.com
 Oregon Society of Artists
2185 SW Park Place
Portland, Oregon 97205
  

Sunday, June 10, 2018

OSA Free Art Demonstration

Second-Thursday Daytime Demo:

Visualization to Realization, Chas Martin
Thursday, June 14,  11am

Visualization transforms your raw idea into its ultimate execution. It’s an exploration through sketches, painting, modeling, photos and more. Each step moves you closer to realizing your vision. Chas will demonstrate his own visualization techniques from graphite to watercolor to wire to finished sculpture.

Chas is a painter, sculptor and instructor. In a previous role as creative director, he guided individuals toward the definitive expression of their ideas. He is a former instructor at Boston Art Institute, San Francisco Academy of Art University, Pacific Northwest College of Art, Northwest Academy and Sitka Center for Art and Ecology.    chasmartin.com


Doors open for seating at 10am.  Demo at 11am.

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

oregonsa@gmail.com
503-228-0706

 

Friday, May 18, 2018

Free Art Demonstration at OSA

First-Thursday Evening Demo,  Thursday, June 7, 7pm
Nicole Poole:  Illuminated Lettering
Join Nicole Poole as she shares the process of creating illuminated letters. ‘Illuminate’ comes from the Latin, illuminĂ¡re, meaning to light or to glow.  Nicole will begin with a drawn letter and embellishments that frame or interact with it. The letter will be inked-in and enhanced with mixed-media to add color and depth.

Nicole is an illustrator, calligrapher and teacher who has studied with various artists and schools concentrating on painting, sculpture, glassblowing, children’s book illustration, calligraphy and design. She instructs in the Portland area and the Oregon coast, including at Oregon Society of Artists.

You can follow her on Instagram @lionandpoppy
 
OSA evening demonstrations are preceded by an informal critique session at 6:30pm Bring a recently completed piece or a work in progress for constructive criticism and helpful suggestions!
 
Oregon Society of Artists
2185 SW Park Place
Portland, Oregon 97205

503-228-0706
oregonsa@gmail.com 

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Free Art Demonstration at OSA


Painting Alla Prima with Oils on Yupo
Brooke Walter-Knoblich

Thursday, May 10, 11am


Join Brooke Walker-Knoblich as she demonstrates how to use oils on a contemporary synthetic paper called Yupo.

 The slick surface of Yupo allows oil colors to glide like butter over silk and then releases the paint for a fresh, effortless look when desired. Brooke is excited to share her techniques and artistic philosophies to inspire you to experiment in your own creative practices. 

Brooke 's passion for realism comes from her studies in Europe where attended a four-week intensive workshop at the Florence Academy of Art. She earned a BA in Studio Art from UCSD in 2005 and has studied with numerous contemporary impressionist artists.


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

oregonsa@gmail.com
503-228-0706

Friday, April 20, 2018

Art Classes at OSA

Learn and practice techniques and new mediums with personalized instruction from professional artists!  Participation in most classes is available on a drop-in basis.  See additional class information by clicking on the name of each weekday in the list below.

Classes are open to current OSA members.  Join or renew your membership

Classes scheduled for April 22 -28 are listed below.

 
Joanne Kollman, oil portrait
Joanne Radmilovich Kollman
MONDAY,  4/23:

Alla Prima Portrait Painting
Joanne Mehl
9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Botanical Drawing
Janet Parker
1 - 4 pm


Open Studio
1:30 - 4:30 pm

 
TUESDAY,  4/24:

Variety in Watercolor
Steve Kleier

10am - 1 pm

Expression with Acrylics
Steve Kleier
1:30 - 4:30 pm


Veterans Art Class
Steve Kleier
6:30 - 8:30 pm

 
WEDNESDAY,  4/25:

Intermediate/Advanced Watercolor
Harold Walkup
9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Pastels
Susan Kuznitsky

 * no class April 25

Oil Painting: Still Life and Other Subjects
Dorothy Fitzgerald
1 - 4 pm

Drawing and Watercolor
Steve Kleier

6:30 - 8:30 pm
 

Intermediate Watercolor
Anji Grainger

9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Beginning/Intermediate Drawing
Randall Vemer

1 - 4 pm

 
FRIDAY,  4/27:

Illustrative Lettering and Calligraphy
Nicole Poole
9:30 am - 12:30 pm


Life Drawing Open Studio
Naomi Segal Deitz
10 am - 1 pm
  weekly model info at
  tinyurl.com/osa-life-drawing


Single-Pose Figure Session
Joanne Radmilovich Kollman
1 - 4 pm

 
SATURDAY,  4/28:

Oil Painting: Still Life and All Other Subjects
Dorothy Fitzgerald
10 am - 1 pm

Multimedia: All Levels, ages 13 and up
Susan Kuznitsky

  * no class April 28

Expressive Painting / Fresh Flowers Still Life
Joanne Radmilovich Kollman
1:30 - 4:30 pm

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

oregonsa@gmail.com
503-228-0706

Art Workshop at OSA


Watercolor Batik on Rice Paper, 
Kristie Mooney
Friday- Sunday, April 27 - 29
Learn unique batik techniques on rice paper using watercolors and wax.  No experience necessary!
Come away with a beautiful batik painting you can hang in your home.  Kristie will walk you through the batik process, step by step and help you create an original piece of art. Kristie has turned many art lovers into artists with this process.
Oregon Society of Artists
2185 SW Park Place
Portland, Oregon 97205

oregonsa@gmail.com
503-228-0706


Friday, April 13, 2018

News at Oregon Society of Artists

NEXT WEEK:
Thursday, April 19, 6:30pm

Art without Passports Series:
Henri Matisse - Master of Light and Color,  
Greg Lewis
Back by popular request is French artist, Henri Matisse (1869-1954), a modern art master of light, color and form. Expanding into a wide range of mediums as painter, sculptor and print maker, Henri left his artistic mark on the art world for decades to come.

 
IN THE GALLERY
The OSA Gallery is free and open to the public:   Monday - Saturday , 1 - 4 pm plus special reception hours as announced in exhibit listings
Humberto Gonzalea, Crystal Springs Bridge
Humberto Gonzalez
Water, Weather, Wind, and Rain
OPENING RECEPTION  -
THIS WEEKEND!

Friday, April 13,  6 - 8pm


The theme of this non-juried OSA Member show has been  expanded from OSA's traditional Nautical Show to encourage a wider range of subject matter, seasonal themes, and expressive ideas. 

exhibit continues through April 24

Calls to Artists:  OSA Rose Festival Events

Virginia Bittler, 2017 OSA Rose Festival Art Show Winner
Virginia Bittler, watercolor
 

OSA Rose Festival Art Show

OSA is proud to host the 36th Annual Portland Rose Festival Art Show and would like to extend an invitation to artists young and old to participate. Entry is open to members and non-members.

Naomi Segal Deitz, 2014 Rose Festival Queen portrait
portrait by Naomi Segal Deitz
 

Rose Festival Queen Portrait Commission

All active OSA members are eligible to apply for the $500 commission to paint the 2018-19 Rose Festival Queen. To apply:  Submit three photo samples (300 dpi) of portraiture work along with artist statement and bio.  Email submissions to oregonsa@gmail.com or hand deliver to the OSA office no later than May 5, 2018 (extended deadline). Winner of the commission will be announced at the Rose Show reception.
APRIL WORKSHOPS
Register for these and more upcoming workshops at oregonsocietyofartists.com
Paint Like the Old Dutch Masters with Acrylic, 
Wayne Jiang
Thursday - Sunday, April 19 - 22

Take acrylic painting to the next level! Through a mixture of demos, hands-on painting sessions from photos or still life, you will learn Wayne Jiang’s unique acrylic glazing and layering techniques to paint like the old Dutch masters.
Wayne Jiang acrylic still life
Wayne Jiang
You’ll learn how to create rich tones with a limited color palette and how to make the transition from oil or watercolor to acrylic. Topics and exercises include: layering in glazes, combining opaque and transparent painting, best practices for planning and preparation, preparing surfaces for acrylic, and how to use photo references correctly.

Watercolor Batik on Rice Paper, 
Kristie Mooney
Friday- Sunday, April 27 - 29
Learn unique batik techniques on rice paper using watercolors and wax.  No experience necessary!
Come away with a beautiful batik painting you can hang in your home.  Kristie will walk you through the batik process, step by step and help you create an original piece of art. Kristie has turned many art lovers into artists with this process.
Kristie Mooney, watercolor batik
Kristie Mooney
Kristie Mooney holds a BA in Clothing Textiles and Fine Arts from OSU.  She has studied with leading watercolor artists around the country and has won numerous awards for her work.  She is best known for her Watercolor Batiks and when asked to describe her process she explains, “When creating a Batik on rice paper I combine many colors and watch it mingle through the fibers of the rice paper. The wax is applied in layers and once I achieve the intensity of the color I’m looking for.  The entire painting is covered in wax. Next I carefully crinkle the wax and rice paper and run dyes through the cracks. Every piece is unique.”
 Oregon Society of Artists
2185 SW Park Place
Portland, Oregon 97205

oregonsa@gmail.com
503-228-0706