Welcome to the Oregon Society of Artists!

We are delighted that you are interested in joining the Oregon Society of Artists!

OSA membership comes with many benefits, including:

  • opportunities to network with fellow artists in all OSA activities, meetings, and social functions
  • ability to enroll in OSA classes featuring high quality instruction for very reasonable fees
  • ability to exhibit your work in the OSA gallery for non-juried shows, and to submit your work for juried shows
  • reduced enrollment fees for many workshops offered at OSA featuring well known regional, national, and international artist/instructors
  • discounts offered by local art materials stores

To Join OSA:

Download a membership application.
Fill out the application and mail or bring it with a check payable to the Oregon Society of Artists for $60 annual dues to:

Oregon Society of Artists
Attn: Membership
2185 SW Park Place
Portland, OR 97205

If you prefer to pay by credit card, please call the OSA office, 503-228-0706, during weekday business hours.

Completed applications saved as Word or PDF documents may also be emailed to the OSA office: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Dues paid by new members joining during the months of September, October, November or December, will pay for half the calendar year at $30, all membership renewals are due in January each year at $60.

Dues: Renewing Members

The annual dues for Members of the Society are due on the third Thursday of January of each year and are payable on or before that date.

Online Dues Payment Options:

Pay via Paypal here: Pay via Authorize.net here:

About the Organization

OSA was founded in 1926 by a group of dedicated artists who banded together to support each other in the study of the visual arts. Our founders were some of the most illustrious artists of Portland. They worked to establish a society to foster mutual respect for one another and their art.


General meetings for all members are held twice a month. The First Thursday meeting is a Critique at 6 pm and a Demo at 7 pm, proceeded by brief general society announcements. The Second Thursday meeting is a Demo at 11 am, light luncheon at 12, and Board of Directors meeting at 1 pm.


Your copy of the Brushmarks, OSA's newsletter, will be emailed to you each month. Special events and activities are held throughout the year and will be posted in the newsletter and on the website. Please keep the office staff informed of changes in your name or address.


OSA offers classes and workshops in a variety of media. The Brushmarks Newsletter will have the schedule and registration information.

Gallery Shows

As an Associate Member you will be invited to exhibit your artwork several times a year. Please consult the Gallery Chairman for framing advice before you enter the shows.


We greatly appreciate our many generous and talented volunteers who keep our not-for-profit, self-supporting organization alive and well! We are proud to own our facility free and clear, thanks to the generosity and hard work of OSA members since 1927! Individual Members, Committees and our Board of Directors keep the organization running smoothly.
There are many opportunities for you to contribute your talents and expand your skills as a volunteer -- just ask at a meeting or in the office how you can help!

Officers, Board of Directors, Committees

A complete list of current OSA Officers, Board Members, and Committee Chairs can be found in the Brushmarks, and on the Board of Directors page. Please feel free to contact them if you need information, have suggestions or wish to offer your help.