Saturday, June 24, 2017

2017 Extreme Sizes Exhibit

Pregame Reflections by Mary Holt

Attention All Artists & Photographers
 July at Oregon Society of Artists is all about EXTREME Sizes
It’s our Annual Extreme Sizes Show and Exhibit

Big or small, no particular theme, this month we take them one & all.
Set up that easel, ready your tripod, sharpen those pencils!

Bring in your piece (OSA framing guidelines apply) no matter what size.

And join in the fun!

OSA “Artistic Merit Ribbons” and “Peoples Choice” Awards at the reception!

Take-In July 7th 10 am – 1 pm & Sat. July 8th 10 am – 1pm

Reception Sunday July 9th 1-3 pm
Pick up Art July 29th 1-4 pm


Oregon Society of Artists
2185 SW Park Place

Portland, OR 97205

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Legacy Reception at OSA! July 2nd!

Dining Grand Style by Donna Lind

Reception for OSA Legacy Exhibit is on July 2

 Jody Klevit to speak.

 The opening reception for the OSA Legacy Exhibit will be
July 2nd from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm.

Please join us to honor artists who have been so much a part of the OSA tradition. A selection of art by these painters will be presented in this exhibit:

    Francis Adams                Thane Logan
   Dee Baker                         Jack McNally
   Jan Browne                      Blanche Mega
   Aloha Cannon                  Arlene Millering
   Dorothy Fitzgerald          John Reece
   Donna Jarvis                    Alice Wanke Stephens
                   Donna Lind 

  Jody Klevit, who with Ginny Allen co-authored the important book Oregon Painters: The First Hundred Years (1859-1959), will speak during the reception on July 2nd,  to the role that OSA members have played in the history of the visual arts in Oregon.

Their book, a biographical dictionary, has been recognized as the “definitive book on Oregon art”. It includes biographical information on many OSA artists, including Thane Logan, a founding member, and the architect of the OSA building. Jody Klevit’s talk will begin at 1:30 pm, and will be followed by a special presentation recognizing these artists.


Oregon Society of Artists

2185 SW Park Place

Portland, OR 97205

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Classical Oil Glazing Class at OSA

"Peaches and Plums on a Pewter Plate"
1610 by Jacob and Hulsdonck   
Classical Oil Glazing Class at OSA

Oregon Society of Artists  •  July 10th – August 28th
Mondays, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm, downstairs studio
$260 for 8 classes ($32.50 each) / $50 per drop-in class
To register, please call OSA at 503-228-0706
Note: You must be an OSA member to register for classes.

If you want to give your paintings an edge with rich and glowing color, learn to glaze!

Masters such as Rembrandt, Rubens, Vermeer and Caravaggio painted in oils using glazing techniques. Glazes are thin, transparent layers of color applied over an opaque under-painting, which can create glowing depths of color. This nearly lost art is now finding renewed interest and usage within the current representational art renaissance.
In this 8-week class we will:
• Learn about color mixing using layers of color.
• Learn about relative transparency of paint tube colors.
• Learn about the principle of “Fat over Lean”.
• Create a Modello drawing and a lean, light valued under-painting for glazing.
• Learn about substrates and primers.
• Learn to make a classical recipe of Rabbit Skin Glue Gesso. (Trust me, you'll want to clearly label this yogurt-like substance at home.)
• Make our own finely textured panel using Rabbit Skin Glue Gesso.
The goal of this class is to give oil painters one more “wow”- factor tool in their artistic toolbox.  Glazing's rich techniques are easily seen in masterworks of the past, and are just as worthy and compelling today.
NOTE: Drop in students are welcome, but the classes are sequential.
Questions? Email me at:

About Joanne Mehl:
I’ve been professional artist and instructor specializing in figure painting and portraiture since 1985. For more about me, please visit:

Oregon Society of Artists:
2185 SW Park Pl, Portland, OR 97205  /  503-720-8248  /

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Nancy Klos all summer long!

Nancy Klos Drawing and Painting all summer long at OSA

Most of you have pre-registered and given me your dates.
There may be two to three more students joining us ;-) as well.!!

We will work out of the OSA studio and on the OSA grounds with an outing planned for late June-tba.. Contact Nancy for supply list.
Those needing a wc. setup with tray let me know. (fee 10.00 ea.)

Any materials fees are to be paid to Nancy your Instructor:

"Klos Studios" (either cash or check please, thanks!)

I am planing to create a "paper pack" for you to purchase.

This is optional but I do recommend it...fee tba
Our focus this month is COLOR THEORY
COLOR as language, COLOR as expression

Nancy Smith Klos
Artist/Photographer/Arts Educator (current paintings in ink and oils)
503.957.9938 c./studio

503-228-0706 - OSA

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

Monday, June 5, 2017

Rose Festival 2017 Artist Awards

Portland Rose Festival Art Show
Oregon Society of Artists

What a lovely event we had with full attendance. Talented artists from the area submitted their work for the exhibition.  Here are the results.


Congratulations to everyone!!!


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

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

"See & Paint Your Subject in Oil and Acrylics"

Mitch Baird

Learning to "See & Paint Your Subject in Oil and Acrylics"

June 9  - June 11, 2017,  Friday through Sunday  - $395

 What does the act of ‘seeing’ mean for an artist?

It is a crucial skill and in this workshop we will explore the specifics of learning to ‘see’ the subject, interpreting the visual elements, and putting it all onto canvas. We will cover ‘seeing’ the light, form, atmosphere and space of a scene. The fundamentals of painting–composition, drawing, value, color, and edges will also be stressed.

Mitch will be doing plenty of demos in oils covering these concepts.
We will work in the studio from photos, field sketches, or still life subjects set up in class.

Weather permitting, we may also work outside near the OSA, gathering material through field sketches or painting en plein air. Individual attention for all students will be a high priority, as well as laughs and a lot of enthusiasm! 

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

Painting with Ward Stroud

Painting with Ward Stroud
Pixels and People

Iconic week!!
Friday May 26th,   9:30 - 12:30 pm

Come paint with Ward
Learn about new ideas, painting materials, Brusho, and pixels. for more information about this weeks class

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