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

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Being an Art Juror

Margaret Godfrey

The Honor of Being an Art Juror

This past weekend I was in Portland jurying the Spring Show at the Oregon Society of Artists. I am  always honored to be asked. It indicates that someone thinks pretty highly of my opinion and skills in judging fine art. (You should see the piles of books on art I own!) But aside from the honor is the responsibility to go into a show and look for paintings that not only "speak" to me, but also exhibit use of good technique, an understanding of strong composition and design elements, and have a professional presentation.

I enjoyed the opportunity to see so many great paintings and connect with good artists. It was not an easy task to pick only 7 award winners from this outstanding exhibit of art. I also send a big thank you to the OSA Board and the show coordinators who made my work as easy as possible. They put on a fabulous reception where I was able to talk about art in general and my award choices.

I will be teaching a workshop at the same venue, OSA,  in May.

Margaret Godfrey: "Adding Content to Your Art Mixed Media"
Thursday - Sunday May 3 - 6, 2017
$395 four days Limit 20 students
call OSA to register: (503) 228-0706  (503) 228-0706

Over the years of selling my work, I have become serious about the importance of presentation. It is the artist's job to insure that the framing shows off the artwork. If I am asking someone to buy my work, I have a responsibility to mat and/or frame it in a way that makes the buyer see the care and pride I have in my art. A mat should be clean and sharply cut with a good 3 or more inches around the painting. A frame should enhance the work, not overwhelm it. If an artist reuses mats and frames (which I do) they should be retired when they show wear and tear. If a painting is on canvas and the sides are in view, they should be carefully painted, stained or finished in a careful manner.

Oregon Society of Artists
2185 SW Park Place

Portland, Oregon  97201

Spring Juried Show Photos

Spring Juried Show Photos
Here are a few photos from the reception and close-ups of award winners.
Margaret Godfrey, jurior, with her sister Barbara

The crowd enjoying art

And the Award Winners

Introduction by Board Director, Tim Mahoney

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