Oregon Society of Artists
 




Coming Up in the OSA Gallery

Oregon Society of Artists Gallery Portland OregonThe OSA Gallery is open from 1 pm to 4pm daily except Sundays and Holidays.   Visitors are welcome! While you are there, inquire about classes, workshops, upcoming demos, and becoming a member.

Artists' Entry Fees and gallery release form

Framing rules


Gallery Events

August: Student/Teacher Show - All Members
Take in art Saturday August 2nd, 10 am to noon. Reception Sunday August 3rd, 1 to 4 pm. Show closes Friday August 29th, 1 to 4 pm.


September: Fall Juried Show - Active Members
Take in art Tuesday, September 2nd from 10am to 4pm. Reception Sunday September 7th, 1 to 4 pm. Show closes Friday October 3rd,
1 to 4 pm. Download the prospectus.


October: Not Just Portraits and Figures - Active Members
Take in art Saturday October 4th, 10 am to noon. Reception Sunday October 5th, 1 to 4 pm. Show closes Friday October 31st, 1 to 4 pm.


November: 200 for Under $200, 12x12; - All members, Open to the Public
Take in art Monday, November 3rd from 10am to 4pm, and Tuesday, November 4th. from 10am to noon.
Reception Friday, November 7th from 6 to 9pm, Show closes Friday December 5th, 1 to 4 pm.
Download the prospectus. Download the registration form.


December: Urban/Rural Landscapes - Active Members
Take in art Saturday December 6th, 10 am to noon. Reception Sunday December 7th, 1 to 4 pm. Show closes Friday January 9th, 1 to 4 pm.



Artisits' Entry Fees

Fees for juried shows may vary.  We do not take commission fees for selling your work.

Non-juried shows: $15 for 1 to 3 paintings.

Spring and Fall Juried shows:  $20 for 1 painting, $25 for 2 paintings.

Rose Festival:
  • OSA Members: $25 for the first entry $10 for the second entry

  • Non OSA Members: $35 for the first entry $10 for the second entry
200 for Under $200: $35 for the first entry. $15 each for 2nd and 3rd entry.


Download the OSA Release Form and submit it with your artwork.


**OSA charges a storage fee of $10 for work that is not collected at the closing of the show.
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Framing Rules

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
o 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.

PLEASE NOTE:
Entries not meeting these specifications will not be accepted. Please, take care that your entries meet all of the above specifications.