Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Acrylic and Oil Painting Class

Michael Orwick

Artist Statement:  "Thank you, all, for the great classes at OSA.  It has been an honor for me to have full classes each semester.  The next class starts in April and is only four weeks long.  We are going to be learning about design using portraits and figures in the landscape."

Spring 4 week oil and acrylics painting class.

This workshop is for students of all levels, beginner through advanced.
Mondays April /3, 10, 17, 24, 2017 from 9:30  to  12:30
$150 for all 4 weeks or $45 drop in.

Oregon Society of Artists
(503) 228-0706

Tuesday, March 28, 2017


100 ROSE SHOW COMMISSION (2014 - 2015)

All Active members of Oregon Society of Artists are eligible to apply for the $500.00 commission to paint this year's (2017-2018) Rose Festival Queen. 

Those interested should:
1) Submit two photo samples of their portraiture
2) Submit Artist statement/Bio to or hand deliver to the office no later than Friday May 5th, 2017.

Winner of this commission will be announced at the Rose Show reception on 
June 4th @ 2 pm.  Please make sure your photos are 300 dpi. 

Any questions, please contact Mary Holt,

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

Monday, March 27, 2017

Mark Andres: Drawing and Music in Dialogue

Mark Andres: Drawing and Music in Dialogue 
Thursday April 6
Free Demonstration at  7pm OSA

Visual Artist Mark Andres and classical guitarist Peter Zisa collaborate on an evening of improvisational drawing and music to explore the relationship between these art forms.  Andres will draw images projected on a screen and Zisa will play guitar as the two engage in a wordless conversation of music and image.

Dr. Peter Joseph Zisa is an award-winning performer on the six and eight string guitar. Reviewers and audiences across the U.S. and abroad describe Zisa’s musicianship as “dynamic, sensitive, authentic, inspiring and emotionally expressive”. Zisa is grateful for his studies with David Grimes, and with legendary performers Maestro Andrés Segovia, José Rey de la Torre, José Tomas, and Oscar Ghiglia, who have contributed to his musical development.  Zisa holds a Masters Degree in classical guitar performance and a Ph.D. in Education. 

Mark Andres is a painter and filmmaker.  His paintings are in the collection of the Portland Art Museum, The Hallie Ford Museum and the Maryhill Museum.  He is represented by Augen Gallery of Portland.  Andres is also an award winning filmmaker, whose silent animated films have received Best Animated Feature Film awards from The Independent Filmmakers Showcase, Hollywood Boulevard Film Festival and the California Film Awards.

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

Friday, March 24, 2017

Oregon Society of Artists/Portland Photographers’ Forum - Joint Exhibit

Oregon Society of Artists/Portland Photographers’ Forum - Joint Exhibit

OSA Member Prospectus.


Friday, April 21 – email intent to participate (see Submission below)
Friday, May 5 – 5 pm – 8:30 pm – take-in.
Saturday, May 6 – 10 am – 12 noon – take-in.
Sunday, May 7 – 1 pm - 4 pm - reception.
Friday, May 26. – 1 pm - 4 pm. pick-up.
Saturday, May 27 – 10 pm – noon – pick-up.

Eligibility: Only current, paid members of the Oregon Society of Artists and the Portland Photographers’ Forum may participate.

General: This is an open (non-juried) show with entries from OSA and PPF members; there is no theme. The gallery reserves the right to reject artwork that crosses acceptable boundaries. This would include misogynistic imagery, depiction of extreme violence or graphic sexuality, and objectionable political or religious imagery.

Size/matting/framing: Photographs must be matted, framed and ready to hang with an outside long dimension not exceeding 48”. Artwork that exceeds 30” in any dimension must utilize Plexiglas rather than standard glass. Frames must use D rings (mounted 3” from the top of the frame) and wire (wire to be tight) in order to be compatible with the hanging system. Matting and framing must meet generally recognized gallery standards. Please use mats that are acid free and neutral in color. Gallery frames in black wood or metal are preferred. Frames should be new or in excellent condition. Frames for metal photographs are not required. Members will be responsible for delivering and picking up their artwork on the dates and times above. By participating, you agree to the terms of this prospectus.

Sales: OSA does not take commission on art sales. They will collect funds from buyers and provide to the artist at pickup. Any artwork that is sold must remain on exhibit for the duration of the show.

Release and fees: Please download and complete OSA’s Art Show Release Form. Bring the form with you to take in, along with $25 (per artist, not per image) for up to 3 images payable to OSA. Show Release Form can be found at this link:

Submission: Please contact Tim Mahoney ( no later than Friday, April 21, to indicate your interest and how many photographs you would like to hang and titles of images (maximum 3). In the email, please indicate an order of preference for your photographs. Based on interest, it may be necessary to limit how many photographs each artist may have in the show.

Title cards: OSA will prepare title cards for the wall based on take in information. You are advised to also label the back of your artwork with your name and the title of the work.

Volunteers: OSA will be open daily from 1:00pm to 4:00 following the reception. The pool for Gallery Sitters will come from both OSA and PPF. There will be a sign-up calendar at the time of take-in to indicate when you can help for an afternoon during this exhibit. Your help would be greatly appreciated.

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

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