Friday, April 28, 2017

Photography Show at OSA!

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

"Gentle Persuasion" Turkey 2015                                                       Michael O'Brien

OSA member prospectus:

Dates: Show May 7 to May 26

Friday, May 5 – 5 p.m – 8:30 p.m – take-in
Saturday, May 6 – 10 a.m – 12 noon – take-in
Sunday, May 7 – 1p.m - 4 p.m - reception
Friday, May 26. – 1p.m-4pm pick-up
Saturday, May 27 – 1 p.m. – 4 p.m – pick-up

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

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.

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 Monday, May 1, 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.

: 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. 

OSA office 503-228-0706
Oregon Society of Artists

2185 SW Park Place

Portland, OR 97205

Painting the Portrait with Alexander Rokoff

Painting the Portrait with Alexander Rokoff

Alexander Rokoff
Painting the Portrait in Oil

$450 per student all materials model fees included.
6:30-930 May 9-16-23-30-June 13 
(Class limited to 12 Students)
Tuesday evenings

  Alexander Rokoff is a contemporary figurative painter currently dividing his time between his studios in Portland Oregon and on the Big Island of Hawaii.  He was born in Santa Fe, New Mexico where he worked under various artists and became fluent in multiple 2 and 3 dimensional disciplines.   This path led to a painting style that is both sculptural and painterly.  Rokoff's central focus has always been the figure.  It is here that he explores the language of gesture and expression and creates imagery that is evocative and timeless.

Rokoff recently returned from an ongoing apprenticeship in Norway and France with renowned figurative painter Odd Nerdrum.  Rokoff's works have been exhibited in Beverly Hills CA, New York, Paris, Santa Fe, Taos, Mexico, Central and South America.  Rokoff's works have appeared in John Carpenter's film "Vampires" as well as the TV series Portlandia and Grimm.  Rokoff Studio was recently mentioned in the Huffington Post as one of three places to study representational painting on the west coast.  In 2012 Rokoff was one of five recipients of the Calligram Falcon Fellowship.

 All levels welcome - painting the portrait in oil - we will cover all aspects of painting the portrait in oil  with an emphasis on drawing.  

To register please call the OSA office 503-228-0706
Oregon Society of Artists
2185 SW Park Place
Portland, OR 97205

Margaret Godfrey Workshop at OSA

Margaret Godfrey
"It was an honor to win an award from Juror Jeannie McGuire at WSO, April 2017".

Margaret Godfrey Workshop at OSA

Personal.... Bold....Imaginative

"Welcome to the world as I see it.  I am a storyteller and my paintings contain a story I hope you take time to see"

OSA is happy to invite you to this workshop with Margaret.
May 3 - 6, 2017
$395 for 4 days

To register please call the OSA office 503-228-0706
Oregon Society of Artists
2185 SW Park Place
Portland, OR 97205

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Rose Festival 2017

Roses Still Life by Estera Nanassy 
Come one come all to the 2017 Rose Festival Art Show.

Members and non-members alike are invited to participate in this year’s 33rd Annual Rose Show.

This year, Chris Stubbs is our Juror in the following Categories:
Category 1: “Roses”
 Category 2 includes the Theme “Brilliant.”
 “Portland Scenes” and “Rose Festival Scenes”.

Please join me Jennifer Bliesner, at our first Committee Meeting for the Rose Show. As the chair this year, I would like to extend a warm welcome to returning members, and anyone new at OSA to the Rose Show committee meeting on May 4th from 1 – 3pm. No experience needed.This is a great opportunity to get to know the workings of OSA and serve the greater Portland art community.

Please e-mail me directly if you can’t make it to the meeting and would still like to help, many hands make light work. Jennifer Bliesner,

Dates to Remember:
May 4th Committee Meeting 1 – 3 pm at OSA Gallery
May 30th Take in 10am-4pm
May 31st Take in 9am-11am
June 4th 1 – 4pm
Show Dates June 4th – 27th
Pick Up Art June 28th – 29th 1 – 4pm.

Entry Fee's:

     OSA Members: $25 for the first entry, $10 for the second entry (Open to the Public)
     Nonmembers: $35 for the first entry, $10 for the second entry

**Rose Festival (June) Juried show: No photography accepted in juried shows

Follow the link to the Framing Guidelines:
To register please call the OSA office 503-228-0706
Oregon Society of Artists
2185 SW Park Place
Portland, OR 97205


200 For Under $200 A 12x12 challenge

"Travel Fever: Paris to Shanghai"   
by      Rene Eisenbart                                                                       

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.

To register please call the OSA office 503-228-0706
Oregon Society of Artists
2185 SW Park Place
Portland, OR 97205