Monday, August 21, 2017

Greg Lewis Evening Demo at OSA

Greg Lewis Evening Demo - Free
September 7 at 6pm

OSA's own exhibit installer, Greg Lewis, will be presenting a demo sampling of his drawing tricks and techniques gained over four decades of professional art and design practice.

Whether your art concepts are simple or complex, Greg will share basic drawing methods that will help make your art both time saving and fun. Bring your own drawing (tools and supplies, i.e. pencils, charcoal, pastels, eraser, etc.), as Greg will provide drawing paper.

Greg's demo will be preceded by a short critique session (doors open at 6). The demo itself starts at 7. It is free and open to the public — no need to be a member for this.  All age groups and art experience are encouraged to attend. There will also be some light refreshments.

Oregon Society of Artists
2185 S.W. Park Place
Portland, Oregon 97205

Fall Classes 2017 at OSA!


Steve Kleier, Acrylic  1:30 - 4 pm class resumes Sept 12,  $100/4weeks $30/drop-in,, 503-775-6562 Upstairs studio

Ann Bailey, PCC Drawing So You Think You Can’t Draw  7 - 9 pm Oct 3  -  Nov 28 , Upstairs studio
Naomi Segal Deitz, Life Drawing Open Studio with Live Model 10 am - 1 pm, $15/session
Sept 15,, 503-203-1810, Downstairs studio
Steve Kleier, Drawing & Painting 6:30 - 8:30 pm resumes Sept 13, $20/class, 503-775-6562, Upstairs studio
Steve Kleier, Art Class for Veterans 6:30  - 8:30 pm Sept 12  - Nov 14, to enroll 503-228-0706
Nancy Klos, Foundation in Drawing and Painting 10  - 12:30 pm Sept 11, $25/session drop in $30
Laura Nothern, Long Pose Sunday 11 am - 2 pm &  3 pm - 6 pm $15/3 hour Open Studio $30/6 hour, Downstairs studio
Janet Parker, Botanical Drawing 1- 4 pm July 10  - Sept 25 $350/10weeks  $30 Drop-in, 503-206-8590 Downstairs studio (No class Sept 4)
Randall Vemer, Beginning/Intermediate Figure Drawing: Simplified for Kids and Adults 1 - 4 pm July 6  - August 24, $80/children $175/Adults, 503-222-3517 Upstairs studio

Susan Kuznitsky, Multimedia All Levels  Ages 13 and up 10:30 am  - 1:30 pm September 23—Dec 16 $240/8weeks Drop in $35 Downstairs Classroom (No class October 14 & 21, November 4, 11 & 25)

Dorothy Fitzgerald, Oil Painting: Still Life and All Other Subjects 1 - 4pm $25/class, 360-896-0734, Upstairs studio
Dorothy Fitzgerald Oil Painting 10 am - 1 pm $25/class, 360-896-0734, Upstairs studio
Michael Orwick, Oil Painting 9:30 am - 12:30 pm resumes Sept 18,  $190/5weeks $45 Drop-in, Upstairs studio
Joanne Mehl, Intro to Classical Glazing Techniques 9:30 am - 12:30 pm July 10  - August 28,  $260/8weeks $50 drop-in, Downstairs
Joanne Radmilovich Kollman, Painting or Drawing From Flowers 9  - noon $25/class MUST RSVP Gallery
Joanne Radmilovich Kollman, Clothed Model 1 - 4 pm $20/class drop in, Upstairs studio

Michael Musto/Jack Robinson, 1:30 - 4:30 pm $7/session, Upstairs studio

Brenda Boylan, Pastels 9 am - 12 pm Sept 5  - Oct 17, check Brenda’s website for more information, 503-702-2403
Susan Kuznitsky, Pastels 10:30  - 1 :30 pm Sept 27  - Nov 29   $240 8/weeks $35 drop-in, 503-519-8187 Downstairs studio (No class Nov 8 or Nov 22)

Ann Bailey, PCC Watercolor, Drawing with the Brush  7 - 9 pm Oct 2  - Nov 13, Upstairs studio
Steve Kleier, Watercolor 10 - 1 pm class resumes Sept 12, $25/class, 503-775-6562, Upstairs studio
Anji Grainger, Beg. Watercolor lll 9:30 am - 12:30 pm Sept 14  - Nov 16, , $200/8weeks,
Upstairs studio
Scott C. Johnson, Watercolor  2 - 4:30 $25/class, Gallery
Ward Stroud Painting, Pixels, People! 9:30 am - 12:30 pm $25/class, Upstairs studio
Harold Walkup, Intermediate/Advanced Watercolor 9:30 am - 12:30 pm Sept 6, $25/class, 971-232-7796 Upstairs studio

Oregon Society of Artists
2185 S.W. Park Place
Portland, Oregon 97205

Friday, August 18, 2017

September Juried Show at OSA!

Harold Walkup

September Juried Show at OSA
Juror: Harold Walkup

Steve Carboni: Show Chairperson

Take-in Dates:
Thursday, September 7, 10 am -4 pm
 Friday, September 8, 10 am -1 pm

Reception: Sunday, September 10, 1 pm-3 pm

This is a juried show and open to
OSA Members Only!

Follow the link below for the framing guidelines:

Oregon Society of Artists
2185 S.W. Park Place
Portland, Oregon 97205

Thursday, August 17, 2017

12 x 12 Challenge

Oregon Society of Artists  Presents:

200 For Under $200 A 12x12 challenge

October 31 - November 1, 2017

$35 nonrefundable fee for first entry, which includes a 12”x12”x ¾” cradled birch panel from
American Easel in Salem, Oregon.
Additional panels $15 each.  Limit 3 per artist

Awards and Prize

Contest winners will be determined by jurist Rene Eisenbart
The jurist will consider artistic composition, general appeal and visual excitement.

First Place- $500- cash and prizes
 Second Place- $250- cash and prizes
 Third Place- $100-cash and prizes
 Six Honorable Mentions
 Door prizes and drawings

Framing Guidelines and Entry Form is now on the website or you can pick one up at the office.

Oregon Society of Artists
2185 S.W. Park Place
Portland, Oregon 97205

Joseph Paquet coming to OSA!

Joseph Paquet

Internationally known plein air painter Joe Paquet is coming to OSA February 2018. 

This is the first time Joe is teaching in the Northwest. 

Reserve your spot early! This workshop will take your painting to the next level. 

Details can be found here:

or contact

Oregon Society of Artists
2185 S.W. Park Place
Portland, Oregon 97205

Harold Walkup Fall Classes

Harold Walkup

New classes with Harold at OSA start on Wednesday, 
September 6th—9:30 am to 12:30 pm.  

 The first few classes will focus on technique and will include laying washes, working on edges, figure shapes, and abstract forms to support detail work.

 Please note: Harold has a necessary new brush if you do not have one—a 3” flat wash brush. The ones from Cheap Joe’s are the least expensive at around $25 - $35.00 depending on their brand.

 Look forward to an exciting year of learning and new ideas.

Please contact OSA for class pricing and supply list.

Oregon Society of Artists
2185 S.W. Park Place
Portland, Oregon 97205

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Mt. Saint Helens by Henry Li

Save the Date!

“Four Gentlemen of Chinese Brush Painting,” October 1-5.
Special event at OSA

The pictured painting is of Mt. St. Helens. Curated by Cindy Lommasson, the exhibit will feature traditional painting and calligraphy. The other artists are: Wing K. Leong, Terry Louie and Yuming Zhu.

A reception will be held Sunday, October 1, from 1-5pm, and will include a brief painting demonstration at 2:00.

Oregon Society of Artists
2185 S.W. Park Place
Portland, Oregon 97205

Saturday, August 12, 2017


August 2017
The Newsletter of OSA!
September 2017

Read all the latest news of OSA

Oregon Society of Artists
2185 S.W. Park Place
Portland, Oregon 97205


Susan Kuznitsky Presents Fall Pastel Classes

Yellow Curls by Susan Kuznitsky

Susan Kuznitsky Presents Fall Pastel Classes

Wednesdays 10:30  - 1:30 pm
Starting September 27 - November 29
8 week session $240
Drop in (check for availability) $35.00 per class

Pastels are a great medium for learning color and value. This course will focus on both. We will also cover procedure with a step by step demo to guide you from start to finish.

For more details visit

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

Help Needed!!!

Yellow Roses by Brooks Hickerson

The International Rose Test Garden is celebrating its 100th Anniversary on August 26, 2017.

The Portland Parks Department has asked OSA to help them celebrate by providing plein air painters and painting opportunities for kids all day long on Saturday, August 26th, in the Rose Garden, Washington Park.

We have several plein air painters,  but we need volunteers to help with the children's drawing and painting table. Portland Parks is expecting 5000+ visitors between 11am and 6:30pm.

If you can help with the kids' art table for a 2-4 hour shift on August 26th, please contact Brooks Hickerson at or 541-520-1423.

You will be handing out OSA information as well as helping kids with their drawing and painting.

Thank you for whatever help you can give .

Oregon Society of Artists
2185 SW Park Place

Portland, OR 97205

Greg Lewis Hosts The Art Without Passports Series

Greg Lewis & OSA
Greg Lewis Hosts The Art Without Passports Series

Oregon Society of Artists

Thursday, August 17th, 2017 - 6:30-8:00 pm
Admission is free - Parking Available

No. 4
The New Tate Modern Art Gallery - London

The Art Without Passports Series of presentations continue to bring art appreciation to artists and non-artists alike. Join us for this unique look at the world's most prestigious modern art gallery. The New Tate Modern not only features its cutting-edge architecture, but showcases the best of abstract artworks and innovative art installations. Another stunning tour destination within thecity limits of London, England, home of Queen & Country.

Plan your visit to Oregon Society of Artists
Hope to see you there!

Oregon Society of Artists
2185 SW Park Place

Portland, OR 97205

Friday, August 11, 2017

Expressive Oil Painting with Joanne Radmilovich Kollman

Expressive Oil Painting with Joanne Radmilovich Kollman

August 12th Still Life Session at Oregon Society of Artists
"Painting a Transparent Vase"

Lower Studio $25
Arrive 9 -10am 
Paint 12-1 pm

Whichever fits your schedule!

Joanne demonstrates (after 10) and discusses the process she uses to paint floral's for the national market place as it applies to the days lesson.

Students work on a staged still life or independently.
All levels welcome in a safe learning environment.

You'll be painting or drawing in your medium of preference. Joanne paints in oils and has oil materials on hand if you are missing something or would like to try oils for the first time.

Please RSVP and/or sign up for 3-5 confirmed dates $25 per class or $30 individual dropin's with Nicole in the OSA office 503.228.0706

Five week sequence: August 12, 19 & 26, September 2 & 9. 

Joanne Radmilovich Kollman

Oregon Society of Artists
2185 SW Park Place

Portland, OR 97205