Saturday, January 11, 2020

Save The Date! February 6, 2020

Save The Date!

Some of the best pictorial artists in the city can be seen at Oregon Society of Artists First Thursday gallery openings. In addition, there will always be a demo artist in adjoining room, and a variety of live music. Mark on your calendar Feb. 6 from 6-8pm. Gallery Director Robin Becic, Executive Director Nancy Meigs Truszkowski — at Oregon Society of Artists.

Violinist - Randall Vemer

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


Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Look What's Happening at OSA!

Look What's Happening at OSA!
January 7 - 14, 2020

with Tammy Jo Wilson
Second Thursday, January 9 | 7-8pm | Free!
This will be during the "Salute to OSA Volunteers" Art Show Opening Reception, 6-8pm
Tammy Jo Wilson works with encaustic paint paired with oil pastel to build dense layers, india ink on paper bringing to life figures that dance on the page; watercolor to create tiny variations of skin tones aided by chance and meticulous brush work.  Her work pulls from her experiences as a female artist navigating the value and expectations of the female body. She is interested in accessing the deeply personal commonalities of humanity using abstracted segments of the body as representations of buried emotional experiences. Wilson is also the co-founder and President of the visual arts nonprofit Art in Oregon.

January 9 - 28, 2020

Opening Reception: Thursday, January 9
6-8 pm
 (please note the new gallery reception date and time)

January is the month we “Salute Our Volunteers” with a show exclusively for them.  Volunteers will be invited to show their work along with the OSA Board of Trustees.  If you have volunteered at OSA in some capacity over the last year, we want to thank you and include you in this show.  As has been policy in the past, gallery sitting during a 2019 show is not counted as volunteer hours.

with Ruth Armitage
January 25 - 27, 2020 | 9am - 4pm
Learn how digital exploration can expand your painting process. You’ll use the Procreate app and an iPad to plan and alter works in progress. Learn to use this inexpensive app to try out ideas before you execute them in paint. Ruth will begin the workshop with instruction on using the app to draw, paint, and use layers to experiment on photos of paintings in process. 
You’ll then work on your own projects in your choice of water-based media. Acrylic, watercolor, and mixed media are all welcome. The process of using Procreate encourages growth and exploration. It is an excellent visualization tool for new and advanced artists. Please bring an iPad with a current version of Procreate. An Apple Pencil or stylus is also helpful.
Register for this workshop

with Steve Kleier
February 7 - 9, 2020 | 9:30am - 4pm
Knife painting leads to bold paintings! In this workshop, you will learn the freedom and structure behind making expressive knife paintings with energy and excitement. You’ll use the control of form and color and make them work with big shapes and strong tone. Learn to “maintain control by relinquishing control”. By seeing the nature of the marks, you can use them to make effects. Steve will give demonstrations and offer individual attention as you gain confidence with the palette knife.  This workshop is best for people who have some drawing and painting experience.

Register for this workshop

with Eric Jacobsen
February 14 - 16, 2020 | 9am - 4pm
Loosen up your style and paint expressive landscapes in oil and acrylic. Learn to look at a scene with an impressionistic eye and paint to convey a certain mood. In this workshop, you’ll hone your painting skills and expand your creative language. Eric will emphasize risk taking, abstract design, and mark making, which are three necessary components to take your work to the next level and distinguish yourself as an artist. He’ll cover composition, value, design, choosing a motif, identifying and mixing warm and cool colors, and establishing a focal point. Eric will also discuss some dos and don’ts for landscape painters to consider. The workshop will include informal lectures and demonstrations, group critiques, and individual instruction.  This workshop is geared to intermediate and advanced level painters.

Register for this workshop
With over 20 workshops in a variety of mediums, there's something for everyone. Come learn with us! Register for 2020 workshops 
Our mailing address is:
Oregon Society of Artists

2185 SW Park Place
Portland, OR 97205

Thursday, December 12, 2019

OSA opportunities for all.

Ensure artistic opportunities
are available for all.


When you think about improving your artistic skills, making connections with local artist or exhibiting your work in a gallery, where do you turn? If you are like many, you look to the opportunities available at the Oregon Society of Artists. Why?
 Because you know you will have a positive creative experience that provides value for you and your artistic community.

We are grateful to you for helping to create and be a part of our committed team. You recognize and value that arts and arts education, at every age and every stage makes us healthier and happier – and our community more aesthetic.

Consider us for your 2019 end of year giving.

Donate Today
Your support will ensure that artistic opportunities are available for you and others from around our community – including those not otherwise served: our area Veterans, the children from our local 4H programs, the students from Albertina Kerr. You will help provide essential funding that ensures classes are taught in properly equipped spaces with appropriate equipment and scholarship funds are available to even more students may participate in high-quality arts education and public art exhibitions continue.

You know that your work and student-centered instruction are important and at the heart of our mission at OSA. We strive every day, with every workshop and course to promote the visual arts in the diverse communities of our region with educational and exhibition opportunities for artists at all levels of accomplishment.


Nancy Truszkowski,
Executive Director

P.S. Winter Term classes are up on our website! With more diverse and excited choices, there is something for everyone during this season of giving!
Our mailing address is:
Oregon Society of Artists
2185 SW Park Place
Portland, OR 97205

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Opening in the Gallery

Upcoming: Veteran's Art Show
December 15, 2019 to January 5, 2020
Opening Reception: December 15, Sunday 1 - 3pm

 OSA  Presents it's second exhibit of original art by US Military Veterans. At the opening we will be entertained by Randall Vemer/Cynthia Trif Navy Veteran Sporano. The exhibit includes works in mediums such as drawing, painting, photography, glass work, and more. 

Don't miss this varied and exciting exhibit.
Below Cynthia Trif and Randall Vemer

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