Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Monotype Party Comes to OSA!

An invitation from Scott Gellatly and Aimee Erickson on behalf of the Oregon Society of Artists.

Greetings Oregon painters!

Since 1926 the Oregon Society of Artists has been promoting the artistic and professional interests of its members as well as providing visual arts programs to the public. OSA’s mission includes nurturing and promoting Oregon artists by providing exhibit opportunities, educational programing, and art related projects in our Portland community.  OSA has been in its current location, off SW Vista below Washington Park, since 1953; the building was a "do-it-ourselves" project funded by rummage sales and built by volunteers.

Read more about OSA here. http://oregonsocietyofartists.com/

Our first annual OSA Monotype Party- Fund Raiser was conceived as a fund raiser that continues to build and strengthen the organization’s tradition as a center for Oregon’s artistic community.  This 2-day event consists of a demonstration day, followed by a second day of three create-you- own-monotype sessions (two presses/ three session options) and an evening reception and sale.  This is an excellent opportunity for participants to engage with other artists, create art, build community, and raise funds for OSA.
is a natural extension from painting to printmaking – it is the most painterly method among of printmaking and is often called “the painterly print.”

Friday, December 2:
Master Printmaker Demonstration at 11 am to noon. Join us to see how its done.  This part of the event is FREE and open to the public.  (Also note: no charge to participating artists and OSA members).

Saturday, December 3:
Create-You- Own-Monotype
Fifteen to twenty artists per session will create prints to be exhibited in our gallery as they come off the presses.  These scheduled sessions are free for all participating artists.  The press room will be set up with an observation area for anyone who wants to watch the action. 
7:00-10:00 am, Early bird session
10:30-1:30 pm, Second morning session
2:00-5:00 pm, Third session

Reception and Fund Raiser
6pm - 8pm
(Six o'clock start/no sales prior to 6:00)
 Purchased prints go home with buyers. 
Friends, family, collectors, everyone is welcome!

December 4-8, 1:00-4:00 pm: Gallery open with continuing sales.
December 9, 10 am - 4 pm: Last day, pickup of unsold works


1. Optional attendance at the 11am Friday demo for instruction and inspiration.
2. A three-hour time commitment during one of the scheduled sessions on Saturday (we'll need to know which session you want).  The presses will be set up and manned; all materials are provided thanks to generous donors.
3. Donation of one print (or more if you like) to OSA. Each print will be priced at $150 and hung in the gallery for sale starting at six pm.
4. An invitation to attend the reception that evening. We put some awesome painters on the list so this is a pretty great opportunity to collect local artists' work.

OSA members will be accepted to this workshop on a first come first served basis.
Participation is free to OSA members!

We hope that you will join us for this unique and creative event!!
Oregon Society of Artists
2185 SW Park Place
Portland, Oregon  97201

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