OSA is a non-profit organization run by volunteers, board members and other
committees. We have a staff of one.
OSA also welcomes artists as well as photographers.
OSA Gallery Hours:
Monday thru Saturday, 1 - 4pm, except holidays
Special Event in the OSA Gallery: Albertina Kerr "Art from the Heart"
In the Gallery through May 6
Reception: Sunday, May 1, 1-4pm
A group show featuring art by many of the artists of Art from the Heart in acrylic, watercolor, colored pencil, prints, and more! Join the Community Promise to support children's mental health. Learn more at KerrCommunityPromise.org
Next in the Gallery - Photography Annual
May 7 - 26, 2016
Photography by OSA members and members of the Portland Photographers' Forum.
Saturday, May 7, 3 - 5pm
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:
MAY ARTIST DEMOS:
Free and open to the public!
Evening Demonstration -
Thursday, May 5:
Harold Walkup: "Using Values to Create Strong Paintings"
Beautiful things happen when color, water, paper and artist try to exert control over the painting. Learning to work with these elements is a life-long experience. You can learn something new with every painting as composition, color, and shape all combine to create the artist's thoughts onto a blank piece of paper.
Critique session at 6pm. Demonstration at 7pm.
Daytime Demonstration -
Thursday, May 12:
: "Masterful Drawing - Building Dimensional Forms"
Laura will demonstrate drawing in the tradition of the French Academy. European Contemporary Classical drawing dates back to the Renaissance and is invaluable in the planning and building of a painting. Laura will use charcoal and chalk on toned paper to build and add dimension to her figures.
Doors open at 10am. Demonstration at 11am, followed by informal luncheon.