Oregon Society of Artists Gallery Portland Oregon-

Coming Up in the OSA Gallery:

The OSA Gallery is open to the public for free viewing from 1 pm to 4 pm daily except Sundays and Holidays.

Visitors are welcome! While you visit, inquire about classes, workshops, upcoming demos, and becoming a member.
 

For All Shows See Framing Guidelines Below

AUGUST - NW Pastel Society & OSA Joint Show (OSA Members Working in Pastel)
Pick Up Art: August 31  - September 1, 1  - 4 pm  

 

SEPTEMBER - Fall Juried Show  (Members Only)

Juror: Harold Walkup

Take In: Thursday Sept 7, 10 am  - 4 pm
Take In: Friday Sept 8, 10 am - 1 pm

Reception: Sunday, Sept 10  1 - 3 pm

Show Closes:  September 28 & 29, 1  - 4 pm 

 

OCTOBER - Student Teacher Show (Members Only)

Take In: October 5,10 am to 4 pm
Take In: October 6, 10 am - 1 pm

Reception: October 8, 1 pm to 3 pm 

Pick Up: October 26 & 27th 1 to 4 pm 

 

NOVEMBER - 200 for $200  (Public/Members)

Juror: Rene Eisenbart

Take In: TuesdayOctober 31, 10 am to 4 pm

 Take In: Wednesday,  November 1, 10 am to 12 noon

Reception: Friday, November 3, 6 pm to 9 pm 

Pick Up Art: November 30 & December 01st 1 - 4 pm

 

Artists' Entry Fees:

OSA does not take commission fees for selling artists' work.
Download the required OSA Release Form to submit with your artwork

Non-juried shows: $25 for 1 to 3 paintings
Non-juried art shows accept all media: Oil, Acrylic, Watercolor, Mixed Media, Photography, Pastel, Digital Media, Glass Fused, Encastic Painting

Spring ( March)  and Fall (September) Juried shows: $25 for 1 painting, $30 for 2 paintings No photography accepted  (Members Only)

Rose Festival (June) Juried show: No photography accepted in juried shows
     OSA Members: $25 for the first entry, $10 for the second entry (Open to the Public)
     Nonmembers: $35 for the first entry, $10 for the second entry

200 for Under $200 show: $35 for the first entry, $15 each for 2nd and 3rd entry photography accepted (Open to the Public)
Download the required OSA Release Form

 

Framing Rules:

Download a printable pdf with framing guidelines for juried and non-juried shows
PLEASE NOTE: Please take care that your entries meet all specifications. Entries not meeting these specifications will not be accepted.

Framing Guidelines for NON-JURIED SHOWS:

  • Paintings must be framed to OSA standards and ready to hang
  • All frame styles are acceptable
  • Frames must have hanging wire secured with D-ring style hangers. No other hanging system will be accepted
  • Unframed "gallery wrapped" canvases must have:
    • Sides painted, NO raw canvas showing
    • NO staples showing
    • MINIMUM DEPTH – 1 ½ inches
  • NO screw eyes – NO saw tooth hangers
  • Taut wire must be attached to the frame not the painting
  • Color mats are acceptable/Dark mats are acceptable
  • MAXIMUM framed dimension – 48 inches – on any side
  • MINIMUM framed dimension – 11 inches – on any side
    • Exception to 11 inch minimum: When one dimension is shorter than 11"…Any 2 conjoining sides that total 22 inches are acceptable, example, a canvas measuring 8"x 16" = 24"
  • Entries larger than 22" x 28" – outside dimension – MUST be Plexiglas – No scratches
  • Glass and mats must be clean and free from lint/hair/spots, etc.
  • Collages: 75% of the work must be original to the artist

 

 

 

 

Framing Guidelines for JURIED SHOWS: 

  • All work must be original to the artist 
  • No class work is accepted 
  • No wet paint 
  • Paintings must be framed to OSA standards and ready to hang 
  • Unframed "gallery wrapped" canvases must have:
    •   Sides painted, NO raw canvas showing
    •   NO staples showing
    •   MINIMUM DEPTH – 1 ½ inches 
  • Plain, simple frames complete with hanging wire secured with D-ring style hangers 
  • NO screw eyes – NO saw tooth hangers 
  • NO ornate frames accepted 
  • Taut wire must be attached to the frame not the painting 
  • Outside mat – white or off white ONLY – NO dark mats 
  • Inner mat liner – Color is acceptable – NO larger than ¼ inch 
  • MAXIMUM framed dimension – 48 inches – on any side 
  • MINIMUM framed dimension – 11 inches – on any side
    • Exception to 11 inch minimum: When one dimension is shorter than 11"…Any 2 conjoining sides that total 22 inches are acceptable, example, a canvas measuring 8"x 16" = 24" 
  • Entries larger than 22" x 28" – outside dimension – MUST be Plexiglas – No scratches 
  • Glass and mats must be clean and free from lint/hair/spots, etc.