OSA is a non-profit organization run by volunteers and volunteer board members.
OSA also welcomes artists working in all media, including photography
OSA Gallery Hours:
Monday thru Saturday, 1 - 4pm, except holidays
In the OSA Gallery: 34th Annual Rose Festival Art Show
June 5 - July 1, 2016
A juried show of work by OSA members and other artists from the region, categorized in themes including "Roses," "Excessive Celebration," "Portland Scenes," and "Rose Festival Scenes". Guest Juror, Erik Sandgren
Reception and Awards Presentation:
Sunday, June 5, 1 - 4pm
Next in the Gallery: Extreme Sizes
July 10 -28, 2016
Our usual artwork-size guidelines are lifted for this show! Paintings, drawings, and photographs from tiny to enormous, and everything in between.
Sunday, July 10, 1 - 4pm
Classes and Workshops at OSA:
OSA provides many opportunities for beginning and experienced artists to learn and expand skills and techniques. See our listings of weekly classes and monthly workshops taught by experienced professional artists.
Looking for a special gift for a friend or relative?
Consider an OSA membership, an OSA apron, or an OSA pen. Contact the OSA office for more info.
Additional Current and Upcoming Events:
JULY ARTIST DEMOS:
Free and open to the public!
Evening Demonstration -
Thursday, July 7:
Susan Kuznitsky: "My Love Affair with Pastels II"
"Here I am still in love with pastels and back with more reasons I believe they are the best medium to learn about color and value." Susan will demonstrate a mixed media approach to pastel painting using sanded paper and an underpainting. Watch her create a beautiful rich and luminous effect by building up layers from dark to light, using a variety of hard and soft pastels and pastel pencils.
Critique session at 6pm. Demonstration at 7pm.
Daytime Demonstration -
Thursday, July 14:
: "Painting with Egg Tempera"
Egg tempera is not a common form of painting these days though it is an accessible and affordable way to paint. It has deep historical significance dating back to its usage in Ancient Egypt. Egg tempera has a different look than other painting mediums allowing for many rapid-drying layers to be added, showing depth and ethereal interest. Cydette Marshall will demonstrate the mixing and use of egg tempera, as well as examples of her own lustrous work to show its unique qualities and how you can apply them in your own work.
Doors open at 10am. Demonstration at 11am, followed by informal luncheon.