Saturday, December 22, 2018

Pass the Beret at OSA

Last Chance to give to 2018 'Pass the Beret':
OSA needs your support in our last push to meet our budgeted goal of $30,000. Please consider a gift to OSA this holiday season by contributing to our annual Pass the Beret fund-raising drive. 

Generous contributions from wonderful members and supporters like you enable OSA to offer exhibits, classes, and workshops that promote and provide opportunities for artists in the greater Portland region and beyond.
The Mission of Oregon Society of Artists is to promote the visual arts in the diverse communities of our region with educational and exhibition opportunities for artists at all levels of accomplishment. In accordance with our Mission, in 2018 we have established and continued partnerships with:
  • Multnomah County Urban 4-H
  • PDX Jazz: Jazz in the Schools
  • Cedar Sinai Park
  • Albertina Kerr
  • OSA’s own Veteran Program

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

OSA - New Online Class Registration

New On-line Class and Workshop Registration:
OSA has implemented a new registration system to provide you with new user options and greater ease of use.

When you enroll in classes or workshops, you will be asked to log in, or to create an account if you have not done so.  After creating an account, you'll be able to look up your registration history and account information.

The OSA website now features a filter that lets you  view upcoming classes and workshops by medium or by instructor.  You can also sign up and pay for multiple sessions at a time!

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

Thursday, December 20, 2018

Saluating Volenteers at OSA Art Show

Saluting OSA Volunteers Art Show:
Artwork Take-in and Reception information

Saluting OSA Volunteers Art Show
January 13 - 29

Opening Reception:

hosted by OSA Board of Directors
Sunday, January 13,    1pm - 3pm

Greetings and Happy Holidays! The Board of Directors of the Oregon Society of Artists would like to extend to all our volunteers the invitation to participate as an artist in our upcoming show: "Saluting OSA Volunteers."

The strength of our organization depends upon the involvement of volunteers like you, who dedicate time and experience to enhance the quality of offerings at OSA. We would like to thank you very much for your contributions in 2018.

We look forward to seeing your artwork, and wish you success in 2019.

Who is Eligible?

If you volunteered at OSA in any part of our organization, BEYOND required gallery sitting for shows you've entered, you are eligible.
Art Take-in Dates and Times:
Thursday, January 10,    1pm to 4pm
Friday, January 11,    10am to 1pm

(No entry fees. Artists may submit 2 pieces of artwork. Please adhere to OSA non-juried framing guidelines, details found on our website.)
NEW FOR 2019:  Online Entry for OSA Shows!
Starting January 1, you will be able to submit your take-in information online  before you bring your work into the gallery, all via your very own OSA account. Please go to to set up your account now. Be sure to use the email address we have on file for you! If you have forgotten your email on file, or encounter any difficulty during the account set-up process, please contact the office for assistance : Email to or 503-228-0706 during regular business hours (M-F 8:30 am-4:30 pm).

Watch for a reminder in early January to enter online: Once the "Saluting OSA Volunteers" Art Show entry feature is active in early January, we will send a take-in reminder and instructions for submitting your entry online via your OSA account.

We are very excited about this new feature on our website, making it faster and easier than ever for you to register for shows and pay entry fees. We have also added the ability to register and pay for classes, workshops, and join, renew, or donate all via your OSA account online. Come see what's new at!
Our volunteers help make OSA a special place! We have many opportunities to volunteer, from helping with Gallery activities to volunteer instructors for our Urban 4-H art program in public schools, sitting on committees to help guide the future of OSA, or even helping to tend our garden or library. If you'd like to volunteer we are certain we can find a placement for your talents!

Please email the office staff at for more information regarding volunteering at OSA.


Details, dates and times subject to change.  Visit the Gallery Page of the OSA website for the most current information.

For additional information about OSA Classes, Workshops, Demonstrations, and Exhibits, visit

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



Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Giving Tuesday at OSA

Join the global movement!

Make my #GivingTuesday gift now!

Celebrate #GivingTuesday with
Oregon Society of Artists!

Giving Tuesday is a movement that supports and encourages giving and philanthropy during the holiday season.

This year, OSA has worked hard to establish or grow our partnerships, and we now have exciting ongoing outreach programs with:
  • Multnomah County Urban 4-H
  • PDX Jazz: Jazz in the Schools
  • Cedar Sinai Park
  • Albertina Kerr
  • OSA’s own Veteran Program
These community connections enrich OSA, helping us accomplish our mission to provide easily accessible visual art outlets for the diverse communities of our region.

Now more than ever, your support is needed to continue our work using visual art as a powerful tool to heal and change. Please consider donating to our annual Pass The Beret fund-raising efforts on #GivingTuesday by using the link below!
 Oregon Society of Artists
2185 SW Park Place
Portland, Oregon 97205

Make my #GivingTuesday gift now!

Friday, November 16, 2018

Monotype Holiday Party at OSA

A Special Holiday Event
The OSA Monotype Party and Print Exhibit
Opening Reception and Monotype Sale:
Saturday, December 1,  6 - 8pm

Forty invited artists will be working throughout the day, creating unique monotype prints. Artwork will be installed in the OSA Gallery, culminating in a reception and sale from 6 to 8pm

All prints will be on sale for $200. Half of the proceeds will go to the artists and half will go to benefit OSA.


Participating Artists:
Celeste Bergin
Lisa Finch
Kimberly Kent
Elo Wobig
Dorothy Krogh
Tami Gaston
Jani Hoburg
Jeni Lee
Stephanie Cissna
Chas Martin
Lisa Onstad
Mary Weisenburger
Kristine Mackessy
Phyllis Jean Fulton
Maura Jess
Patricia Stevens
Christine Harrison
Bill Sharp
Kristie Mooney
Michael Orwick
Elena Orwick
Judy Shaw
Kristina Sellars
Dave Bernard
Scott Gellatly
Shawn Demarest
Joanne Kollman
Bhavani Krishnan
Janie Lowe
Erin Cadena
Linda Robertson
Jenn Feeney
Cindy Lommasson
Susan Murphy
Jonathan Glowacki
Palmarin Merges
Charlotte Flory
Aimee Erickson

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

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

OSA News - Free Demonstrations & Call for Artists

Thursday, November 15, 6:30 - 8:30pm
Free and open to the public

"The MacKintosh Art Legacy - Where Art & Architecture are One"
Greg Lewis
Who was this man of artistic talent, that helped introduced a holistic approach to generations of artists, architects and interior designers? Charles Rennie MacKintosh (1868-1928), set new and innovative standards during the European movements of Art Nouveau and Symbolism.
His modern designs in architecture and interior decor, promoted living in total art environments. Bring a friend and join us for this look at the life and work of CRM...where art and architecture become one.

Friday, November 30, 12 - 1pm
Free and open to the public

Monotype Demonstration, Marcy Baker

Born in the Finger Lakes Region of Upstate New York, Marcy received her Bachelor Of Fine Arts from Syracuse University. She and her husband explored the Sierra Nevada Region of Northern California before settling in Santa Fe, New Mexico in 1991. There Baker discovered monotype printmaking, the ideal method to express her affinity pattern and color.

In 2001, Baker moved to the Pacific Northwest, fostering a dramatic shift in both scenery and creative focus.  Her layered process, cultivated by the lush and abundant surroundings of Oregon, embraces techniques drawn from painting and collage, as well as printmaking.

A regionally recognized artist throughout the Northwest. Baker’s monotypes, collages, and paintings have been featured in numerous solo, invitational juried exhibitions nationally.

The OSA Gallery is free and open to the public:  Monday - Saturday, 1 - 4 pm with special opening reception hours as announced in exhibit listings.

200 for under $200 Show and Sale
continues through November 27
juror: Liz Walker

Work in all media and styles.  Each piece is on a 12" x 12" wooden panel, all priced at or below $200.  Add an exciting new piece to your collection or give the gift of art for the holidays!

Rose West, 2017 winner

US Military Veterans Art Exhibit
December 9 - 17
This exhibit is open to all US Military veterans. Artwork must be original and created by a US military veteran. Drawing, painting, fine-art printmaking and photography will be accepted. Veterans may enter up to 3 pieces. We are asking for a $10 donation to offset costs and you may be asked to volunteer to sit the gallery for one afternoon.

Opening Reception:
Sunday, December 9,  2 - 5pm 

Art Take In:
- Tuesday, December 4, 1-4pm
- Wednesday, December 5, 1-4pm and 6-8:30pm

Dan Cheney, "New Beginning"
Additional information in gallery listings

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