Thursday, September 27, 2018

OSA October News!

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

Portland Open Studios Preview:
September 28 - October 2

Opening Reception:
Friday, September 28, 6pm - 8pm

This exhibit will preview work of many the Portland-area artists who will show and demonstrate their work during the annual Portland Open Studios event on October 8-9 and 15-16.

Susan Kuznitsky, "Hill Tribe Mother and Child", pastel
Artwork Take-in:  Student-Teacher Show
(exhibit dates October 7 - 24)
Wednesday, October 3, 10am - 3pm
Thursday, October 4, 10am - 1pm

OSA members may bring in an unlimited number of paintings finished in classes during the 2017-18 year, and workshops in 2018.

See additional information and framing  guidelines at
OSA demonstrations are free and open to the public.  See information about more October demos at 
October 4, 7pm

Variations on the Zorn Palette,  Eduardo Fernandez
Eduardo Fernandez has found the Zorn palette of just four colors to be very versatile for portrait and figure painting. In this demo, he’ll go over how he sets up his palette so that it's built for speed when working with a model. You will learn how this palette arrangement keeps him on track with value and color decisions. Eduardo plans to talk about the works of Anders Zorn, answer questions, and demonstrate how to use a limited palette for color harmony and to create a wide variety of skin tones.
The effects of color and light, direct observation, imagination and love for drawing and oil painting inspire Eduardo Fernandez. Portraits, the figure, landscape and still life are themes in his artwork that he returns to frequently. Eduardo has exhibited in several Northwest venues and has taught at the Portland Art Museum, PNCA and Multnomah Arts Center.

Doors open with informal critique session at 6:30pm, Demo at 7pm

Register now for these upcoming painting workshops in watercolors, oils, and acrylics!   See all OSA workshops currently scheduled for 2018 and 2019
Simplifying Watercolors,
Tom Hoffman

October 12 - 14   (Friday - Sunday)
$295   register online
If you struggle against a tendency to overwork your watercolors, there’s some good news. This tendency is not about lack of technical prowess, so you don’t have to put in  thousands of hours to get good at stopping!

This workshop is designed to help you identify the essential parts of your painting subject so you can better recognize when you have interpreted it sufficiently.  Clarity of intentions is the key to knowing when the job is done. 
We will practice an approach (and a little bit of technique) that makes clear what is most important about the subject at hand. Where do you need to be careful and where can you be carefree? Before you begin a painting, do you know when in the sequence of layers the shapes get their definition? Asking a few questions and making a quick study clarifies how to proceed.

City Scenes in Oils and Acrylics,
Jennifer Diehl

November 9  - 11   (Friday - Sunday)
$395   register online
If you share  the love for the hustle and bustle of the city and all the bright lights that dance around you while you walk the streets, come paint the city with Jennifer Diehl.
Working one-on-one with her students, Jennifer teaches the simplicity that takes an otherwise overwhelming subject and makes it something not only manageable, but fun!   Friday will begin with a lecture and a demo that shows the process and answers questions, then we'll start our pieces! Each persons individuality is crucial and will be focused on as Jennifer comes to each canvas and tailors the learning process to you.  Let's get painting!

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

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

OSA News!


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!
Student-Teacher Show
October 7 - 24
Instructor Volunteer Chair:  Susan Kuznitsky

Opening Reception: 
(note new date & time!)

Friday, October 12,  6 - 8pm

Artwork take-in:
(artwork submission open to OSA members only):
- Wednesday, October 3, 10am - 3pm
- Thursday, October 4, 10am - 1pm
OSA members may bring in an unlimited number of paintings finished in classes during the 2017-18 year, and workshops in 2018.

$25 for 1-3 paintings, additional paintings, $5 each. Please identify at take-in which OSA instructor/class your work falls under. 

Please refer to framing and entry guidelines on the OSA website.

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 OSA member, 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


Thursday, September 6, 2018

Chinese Brush Painting Class

Fall Chinese Brush Painting, Cindy Lommasson
September 23    (Sunday)
$85   registration

Open to all levels of artists, this Chinese brush painting workshop will give you the necessary skills to produce paintings of roosters and fall scenes.
Cindy Lommasson, rooster

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

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Fall Class Spotlight at OSA

Fall Class Spotlight:
Variety in Watercolors:  Tuesdays, 10am - 1pm
Series begins with painting harmonies and textures in nature, then moves to rendering people, city scenes and more.

After-Hours Watercolor Painting:  Wednesdays, 6:30 - 8:30pm
Designed for working people who want to relax and learn together. Explore drawing and painting skills and ideas. Paint the simple harmonies and textures in nature: skies, rocks, trees, and water.

Instructor: Steve Kleier

$25 drop-in.  Join anytime, each day is a complete lesson
Expressive Oil Painting, Fresh Flower Still Life:  Saturdays: 1:30 - 4:30pm

Paint a new, colorful, fresh flower still life every week.  Work on your oil painting skills and expressive mark making.  Classes include instruction, demonstrations, and individual help.  Instructor is specialized in expressive alla-prima florals.

Instructor: Joanne Radmilovich Kollman

$25 drop-in

MONDAY,  9/3:

No Monday Classes or Open Studio until Sept 10
TUESDAY,  9/4:

Pastel Fundamentals and More
(7-week course:  9/4 - 10/23, no drop-ins)
Brenda Boylan
9:30am - 12:30pm

Variety in Watercolor
Steve Kleier
10am - 1pm

Expression in Acrylics
Steve Kleier
1:30 - 4pm

Drawing and Painting for Military Veterans
Steve Kleier
6:30 - 8:30pm


Oil Painting Success
Dorothy Fitzgerald
1 - 4pm

After-Hours Watercolor Painting
Steve Kleier
6:30pm - 8:30pm

Classical Figure Drawing and Under Painting
Randall Vemer
1 - 4pm

FRIDAY,  9/7:

Life Drawing Open Studio with Unclothed Model
rotating facilitators
10am - 1pm

Single-Pose Figure Sessions
Joanne Radmilovich Kollman
1 -4pm


Oil Painting Success
Dorothy Fitzgerald
10am - 1pm

Digital Photography: Beginning Basics
Michael Lerch
10:30am - 2:00pm
Location: STUDIO 20, 419 S.E. Ivon, Portland

Expressive Oil Painting, Fresh Flower Still Life
Joanne Radmilovich Kollman
1:30 - 4:30pm

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