Tuesday, August 28, 2018

September 2018 News at OSA

OSA Gallery News

September 2018

OSA Gallery Hours: 
Monday - Saturday, 1 - 4 pm daily  (excluding holidays)

Opening Receptions on Sundays afternoons and Friday evenings as announced in event listings.
OSA Gallery exhibits and openings are free and open to the public. Visitors are welcome!

continuing through August 30:

First Annual Plein Air Portland Show
juror:  Sarkis Antikajian

OSA's first annual exhibit focused on plein air painting, featuring recent works created outdoors in Oregon and Washington 
Fall Juried Show
September 9 - 25
juror:  Wayne Jiang

Opening Reception:
Sunday, September 9,  1 - 3pm

OSA's annual Fall Juried Show of work by our members.  
Our juror, Wayne Jiang, is a new instructor for OSA.  He'll be teaching an acrylic painting class this fall.

The Fall Juried Show does not have a subject theme in order to allow members to have more options for which paintings they’d like to submit.

Cost for entry: $25 one painting, $5 for second painting. Maximum submission is two per artist. Please refer to framing guidelines on the OSA website.

Artwork take-in  (artwork submission open to OSA members only):
  Thursday, September 6, 10am - 3pm
   Friday, September 7, 10am - 1pm
Volunteers needed to help with Fall Juried Show:

Help make this annual show a memorable event for OSA members and community!  Assist with Artwork Take-in, Sept 6-7, or Reception, Sept 9 (noon -3pm).

Please call or email the OSA office to schedule the time you'll help: 

503-228-0706,  oregonsa@gmail.com
Student-Teacher Show
October 7 - 24

Opening Reception:
Sunday, October 7,  1 - 3pm

Artwork take-in dates:  October 4-5
framing guidelines and entry form on the OSA website.
This year, OSA students may bring in unlimited paintings finished in classes during the 2017-18 year. $25 1-3 paintings, additional paintings, $5 each. Please identify at take-in which OSA instructor/class your work falls under.  Contact: Steve Kleier, stevekleier14@gmail.com

High Mountains Flowing Water:
International Chinese Calligraphy and Ink Painting Society, North America Branch
October 26 - 29

Opening Reception and Artist Demonstrations:
Friday, October 26,  6 - 10pm
Contemporary and traditional Asian scrolls of calligraphy and ink painting by 33 artists from 11 countries, curated by Casey Shannon, Director of North America Branch.  International Chinese Calligraphic Art and Ink Painters Society (ICCPS) is made up of artists with different backgrounds and styles from all over the world tied together with the same love for Chinese ink painting and calligraphy.n Spanning continents of high mountains, and crossing oceans of flowing water, the artists hope to share their art with the rest of the world. 

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


Sunday, August 26, 2018

Watercolor Workshop at OSA!

Large-Scale, Loose, Vibrant Watercolors
September 13 - 16   (Thursday - Sunday
$395     register online

There's still time to register for Large-Scale, Loose Vibrant Watercolors with award-winning artist, Carol Carter

Create paintings with visual and emotional impact and explore ways to take your art in bold new directions that grab viewers and draw them into your paintings,

Each day will begin with a detailed demonstration using an original work as a starting point. Use of color, control of water, compositional considerations and value structure will all be covered. The afternoon will be devoted to individual instruction as well as group critique.

The workshop will also include tips on marketing your art, resources for supplies, documenting artwork and developing personal imagery.

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


Fall Class Spotlight at OSA!

Fall Class Spotlight:
Pastel Fundamentals and More: Beginning and Intermediate Levels
Tuesdays: Sept 4 -Oct 23
Instructor: Brenda Boylan
$290 fee for 7 weeks  (no drop-ins)

registration:   download printable registration form

Everything pastel!  Build upon your skill, understanding, and confidence in the medium through a progression of exercises on the many aspects of pastels.  A great course for those who wish to discover the medium, learn about pastel on a broader level, or who wish to push their pastel work to the next level.
Digital Photography: Beginning Basics
Saturday: Sept 8, 10:30am - 2:00pm
Instructor: Michael Lerch
Location: STUDIO 20, 419 S.E. Ivon, Portland

registration: contact instructor: facebook.com/mwlerch or OSA Office

This class is designed for the absolute beginner.  Learn the basics of digital photography including setting exposure, light metering, shooting modes, white balance, and more.  It is a great idea to attend this free workshop before attending other Digital Photography classes at OSA.  Bring your digital camera and its instruction manual. 
Oregon Society of Artists
2185 SW Park Place
Portland, Oregon 97205


Friday, August 24, 2018

OSA at The Pearl

OSA at Art in the Pearl

Labor Day Weekend
Saturday - Monday,  September 1 - 3

Art In The Pearl  is Portland’s premier annual arts festival, named one of the Top Ten Arts and Crafts Festivals in the country.  The 22nd annual festival in the North Park Blocks is free to attend with art, theater, music, and hands-on activities for all ages.

OSA will be at the festival to promote our exhibits, classes, and workshops, with demonstrations by OSA artists and instructors.  This is a fantastic opportunity for us to to reach out to thousands of people and share who we are at OSA!   We still need helpers to volunteer to hand out  information about membership and our many offerings for artists and the public.   Spend a morning or afternoon in the park surrounded by art, and help spread the word about OSA!

Please call or email the OSA office to volunteer for the days times below:

503-228-0706,  oregonsa@gmail.com
Saturday , Sept 1
3pm - 6pm      (2 people)

Sunday, Sept 2
3pm - 6pm      (2 people)

Monday, Sept 3
9:45 - noon     (2 people)
3pm - 5pm     (2 people)
5pm - 6pm      (3 people to break down booth )

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


Wednesday, August 22, 2018

September - Free Art Demonstrations at OSA!

Free Art Demonstrations

September  2018
Oregon Society of Artists
2185 SW Park Place
Portland, Oregon 97205

Get inspired with new ideas for making art, learn new techniques, and observe the creative process of other artists!  OSA demonstrations are free and open to the public.  Join us !

First-Thursday Evening Demo,  Thursday, September 6, 7pm
Joanne Mehl:  Color is Relative: Using a Warm and Cool
Color Balance in the Alla Prima Portrait
Mastering the warm/cool color relationships of light and shadow within alla prima portraits can evoke various moods and offer artists yet another valuable tool for creating an expressive painting.

Working from a live model, Joanne Mehl will demonstrate mixing warm and cool colors to create the value patterns of the light and shadow areas.  Joanne will show you how to manipulate the warm/cool color relationship of these areas to suit your artistic purposes.

Joanne Mehl is a fine artist with over 30 years of experience in painting figurative works in oil and gouache. She graduated with honors in illustration from Pasadena’s Art Institute. Specializing in portraiture, figure painting and equine subjects, much of her work is commissioned portraits, as well as various scenes offered for sale through her gallery or website. She currently teaches various classes at OSA. 

Second-Thursday Daytime Demo,  Thursday, September 13, 11am    (Doors open for seating at 10am)
Alan Scott-Moncrief:  Oil Painting Master Secrets
Alan Scott-Moncrief

During his presentation, Alan will demonstrate a proprietary oil painting technique he has developed over three decades that is uniquely suited to achieving bold, satisfying results in the field or studio. Armed with this exciting approach, students will quickly attain rewarding results and be inspired to tackle subjects they’d never previously have attempted.
Alan Scott-Moncrieff is a Scottish American painter and the grandson of renowned American illustrator, Keith Ward. Alan has painted, exhibited and taught in the US, Canada, Mexico, the UK and Asia since 1988 and nurtured numerous students on their path to becoming fulfilled artists. 

Art without Passports Lecture Series,  Thursday, September 20, 6:30pm
Greg Lewis:  The Art Critique: Beyond the Elements of Art
When artists present their works for public exhibit, both the trained and untrained viewer sees and forms an opinion. Three forms of art criticism will be discussed, along with a presentation of known artworks to critique. We'll introduce the critique styles of the late Robert Hughes, controversial and opinionated art critic and historian and Sister Wendy Beckett, art historian for the BBC series: The Story of Painting. Together, we will explore beyond the elements of art and the principles of design to formulate our own critique vocabulary.  Join us for an evening of art critique!

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


Thursday, August 9, 2018

August OSA News

ART WITHOUT PASSPORTS SERIES:  Thursday, August 16, 6:30pm
"En Plein Air,"  Greg Lewis
The French term En Plein Air, or "in the open air" refers to drawings and paintings that are completed on location outdoors. This presentation will explore the experience of what the eye sees and the heart and hand express.
The act of painting outdoors has allured artists for centuries to heighten the visual senses, producing either a quick study painting, or a finished work of art. Among the notable plein-air artists are Claude Monet, Mary Cassatt, Winslow Homer, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Vincent Van Gogh, and Winston Churchill, just to name a few.

The OSA Gallery is free and open to the public:  Monday - Saturday, 1 - 4 pm plus special reception hours as announced in exhibit listings
First Annual Plein Air Portland Show
juror:  Sarkis Antikajian

continues through August 30

OSA's first annual exhibit focused on plein air painting,  featuring recent works created outdoors in Oregon and Washington.

Classes scheduled for   August 13 - 18   are listed below.  See additional class information by clicking on the name of each weekday in the list.

Classes are open to current OSA members.  Join or renew your membership

MONDAY,  8/13:

Botanical Drawing
Janet Parker

1 - 4 pm

Open Studio
No sessions 8/6 - 20.  Next session 8/27
TUESDAY,  8/14:

no classes scheduled

Susan Kuznitsky

10 :30 am - 1:30 pm

Oil Painting: Still Life and Other Subjects
Dorothy Fitzgerald
1 - 4 pm

Intermediate Watercolors
Anji Grainger

9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Classical Figure Drawing, Adults and Kids Draw Together
Randall Vemer

1 - 4 pm

FRIDAY,  8/17:

Life Drawing Open Studio
facilitator: Randall Vemer
10 am - 1 pm

SATURDAY,  8/18:

Oil Painting: Still Life and All Other Subjects
Dorothy Fitzgerald
10 am - 1 pm
Ten Approaches to Drawing and How to Turn a Strong Drawing into a Stunning Painting
Ruth Buchanan

August 11 - 13  (Saturday- Monday)

Explore how a strong drawing can be turned into a stunning painting. Strengthen your natural drawing style and confidence through considering several approaches to looking at and rendering subjects.

additional details and registration information

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