Friday, March 17, 2017

The Great Nautical Art Show

OSA and Oregon Maritime Museum
The Great Nautical Art Show

Take in Art: Thursday April 6 & Friday April 7, 10 am - noon

Artist Reception: Sunday, April 23, 1 - 3 pm

Pick up Art: Thursday, April 27, 1 - 4 pm

Non-juried shows: $25 for 1 to 3 paintings

Non-juried art shows accept all media: Oil, Acrylic, Watercolor, Mixed Media, Photography, Pastel, Digital Media, Glass Fused, Encastic Painting

Members and the public may enter work

Use the link below to download the Gallery Release Form 

Oregon Society of Artists
2185 SW Park Place
Portland, Oregon  97201

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Come Paint Fresh Flowers at OSA

Joanne Radmilovich Kollman - $20
Starts Saturday March 18, 2017

(Water-colorist come try oils if you like, materials available)

Impromptu still life session "Spin Off" from 2nd Thursday Demo.  Come paint or draw with your own materials, or use materials provided by Joanne & some assistance if you need a jump start.

SATURDAY's  10 - 1 PM Downstairs Classroom


Oregon Society of Artists
2185 SW Park Place
Portland, Oregon  97201

Watercolor Class with Anji Grainger

Anji Grainger Watercolor - Beginning - Step 3
April 13 - June 1
 Thursdays  9:30 - 12:30 pm
 $200 8 Weeks

Continue developing your watercolor skills with this more specialized class.
Take basic watercolor techniques and expand into different ways to explore the medium, including: negative painting, using masking medium for resist, and experimental methods of pouring through papers and natural fibers.

**Some basic watercolor experience required.**

Oregon Society of Artists
2185 SW Park Place
Portland, Oregon  97201

Joanne Mehl Alla Prima Class

Alla Prima Portrait Painting in Oils,  Part 2 with Joanne Mehl

March 13th – April 17th, $240

Mondays, 9:30am – 12.30pm, downstairs studio

This six week course follows and builds on the introductory Jan/ Feb course, but anyone with basic skill in Alla Prima painting is welcome to join and learn more!

In the first course we focused on accuracy in drawing, value patters, and warm and cool color relationships as they pertain to flesh tones.  We will continue working on these aspects of Portraiture while introducing the following ideas:
1. Painting wet into wet using thicker paint and less solvent.
2. Exploring the effects created using brushes of different shapes and materials.
3. Using brushstrokes to help define form ("positioning")
4. Exploring additional textures such as dry brush, transparency and line.
5. Learning to control emphasis, using the amount of detail and value to direct the viewers gaze.
6. Finally, speeding up the process by determining which steps are nop longer necessary and leaving them out. 

Drop in students welcome, but the classes are sequential.

Questions? Email me @

Oregon Society of Artists
2185 SW Park Place
Portland, Oregon  97201


Tuesday, March 14, 2017

OSA Welcomes Infusion Artists

Infusion Artist Gallery Exhibit at OSA

Opening Reception:  Sunday, April 2nd, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Last day of Exhibit:  Thursday,  April 6th   

Please join us at the opening reception to welcome the artists of the Infusion Gallery of Troutdale who will be exhibiting their paintings in the OSA gallery. 

Parris Foley, the Infusion Gallery director, will present an overview of the gallery’s activity in providing art instruction, workshops, and events to support people with developmental and intellectual challenges.

Parris will explain the role of ALSO, a not-for-profit organization, in supporting the Infusion Gallery and these individuals in Portland and the greater Portland region.

Oregon Society of Artists
2185 SW Park Place
Portland, Oregon  97201


Sunday, March 12, 2017

Greg Lewis - The Art of the Mural

Greg Lewis: "The Mural Art Process"

Planning Art Workshop

Thursday April 13, 20, 27, 2017 6:30 - 9:00 pm In The OSA Gallery

$150 Enrollment is limited sign up early!

Are you interested in placing your art into public and private venues through art commissions? Join us, as Greg will show 2 case studies of the mural planning process to help bring your art into large space installations.

Presentation strategies are discussed and pricing estimates and several funding resources are reviewed. Over and beyond the basic elements of art and the principles of design, Greg provides practical insights and exercises to engage a large audience.

Outlined handouts are provided, as needed. Greg is a mixed media artist and design director. In addition to his art and design studio practice, Greg has taught drawing, painting, and watercolor at Concordia University for over two decades and was co-founder of its libraries’ art & culture program.

Greg's website:

Full payment required at the time of registration. Call the OSA office to register. 

Oregon Society of Artists
2185 SW Park Place
Portland, Oregon  97201


Reminder-Max Ginsberg is coming to OSA!

Max Ginsberg


Workshop: April 24-28, 2017
Monday - Friday 9 AM - 4 PM


Seeing Form
1. Initially as a design
2. Proportion and Gesture
3. Value and Color, cool and warm color mixtures-observed and painted.
4. Direct painting, wet on wet

Don't miss your opportunity to study with this well known award winning artist, admired teacher, and prominent illustrator.

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.

Max Ginsberg will provide painting demonstrations and individual critiques daily, with emphasis on the human form in respect to proportion, shapes, values and color.

Oregon Society of Artists
2185 SW Park Place
Portland, Oregon  97201