Oregon Society of Artists Gallery Portland Oregon

The OSA Gallery is open to the public for free viewing

Gallery Hours:

Monday - Saturday, 1 - 4 pm daily (excluding holidays)

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

 

2018 Gallery Exhibits

JULY

 

OSA Exhibit July 8 - 31

Joann Pari-Mueller, owl with calligraphyCalligraphy Show - "Text and Texture"

Take In: Thursday, July 5, 10am - 3pm and Friday, July 6, 10am - 1pm

Reception: Sunday, July 8, 1 - 3pm 

Pick Up Art: Wednesday, August 1, 1 - 4pm

A non-juried group exhibit in collaboration with Portland Society for Calligraphy, open to OSA members, PSC members and PSC affiliates. In addition to traditional calligraphy, works may include artists' interpretation of ideas which can include text or calligraphic line and design.
$25 entry for up to 3 paintings.  $15 for high-school  students.

Frames must have “D” rings and tight wires on back. Work accepted up to 48” however, plexiglass must be used in artwork larger than 30” in any dimension.
For this show only: Previously framed art will be accepted that does not match OSA requirements, and colored matts will be accepted. 

download Application (OSA Release Form)

download Entry Instructions
(refer to page 2: Framing Guidelines for NON-JURIED SHOWS.  See note above regarding previously framed work) 

 

AUGUST

 

 OSA Exhibit August 5 - 30

Sarkis Antikajian plein air painting - forsythia

First Annual Plein Air Portland Show
(juried show)

Juror: Sarkis Antikajian

Entry open to OSA members and non-members

Take In: Wednesday, August 1, 10am-3pm and Thursday, August 2, 1 - 4pm

Reception: Sunday, August 5, 1 - 3pm 

Pick Up Art: Thursday-Friday, August 30 - 31, 1 - 4pm

 

Show Juror, Sarkis Antikajian, will be teaching a Plein Air painting workshop at OSA, August 6 -8!  Workshop and registration info

 

download Call to Artists brochure (2-page PDF includes OSA Summer Paint-Out Calendar)

download Application (OSA Release Form)

download Entry Instructions (Framing Guidelines for JURIED SHOWS)

 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED to help with Art Take-in and Reception:
Contact the OSA office at 503-228-0706 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

 

SEPTEMBER

 OSA Exhibit September 9 - 25

Wayne Jiang, still life

Fall Juried Show

Juror: Wayne Jiang
Wayne Jiang is an acrylic realist painter. Combining the aesthetic of 17th century Baroque paintings and the composition of modern documentary photography, his works have been described as the contemporary interpretations of Van Eyck, Vermeer, and Hopper. His work has been widely exhibited in museums and galleries.  Wayne specializes in teaching acrylic. He has 25 years experience working with acrylic and over 10 years teaching with the medium.

Entry open to OSA members only

Take In: Thursday, September 6, 10am - 3pm and Friday, September 7, 10am - 1pm

Reception: Sunday, September 9, 1 - 3pm 

Pick Up Art: Wednesday, September 26, 1 - 4pm

see information on Framing Guidelines and Entry Fees

 

OCTOBER

 OSA Exhibit October 7 - 24

Student / Teacher Show

Non-juried show - Artistic Merit ribbons will be awarded by the OSA Board of Directors

Take In: Thursday, October 4 - Friday, October 5, 1 - 4pm

Reception: Sunday, October 7, 1 - 3pm 

Pick Up Art: Thursday, October 25, 1 - 4pm

see information on Framing Guidelines and Entry Fees

 

Community Exhibit  October 26 - 29

High Mountains Flowing Water Exhibit announcementHigh Mountains Flowing Water:
International Chinese Calligraphy and Ink Painting Society, North America Branch

Contemporary and traditional Asian scrolls of calligraphy and ink painting by 33 artists from 11 countries, curated by Casey Shannon, Director of North America Branch

Reception and Artist Demonstrations: Friday, October 26th, 6 -  10pm

Demonstrations begin at 7:30pm:

  • Big Brush Demonstration by Patricia Larkin Green
  • Enso and Calligraphy Demonstration by Meredith McPherson
  • Painting Peonies Demonstration by Gail Threinen 

iccpsnorthamericabranch.com

 

NOVEMBER 

OSA Exhibit November 2 - 27

Liz Walker, 'Shall We Gather at the River', 12x12 panel

200 for under $200 Show and Sale

12 x 12 Panels from American Easel are avaialable at OSA!
Entry form and guidelines will be available soon.

Juror: Liz Walker

Take In: Tuesday, October 30 - Wednesday, October 31, 1 - 4pm

Reception: Friday, November 2, 6 - 8pm 

Pick Up Art: Wednesday, November 28 - Thursday, November 29, 1 - 4pm

download show Prospectus (1-page PDF)

download Entry Form (1-page PDF)

 

DECEMBER

TBA

 


 

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 2018 '200 for Under $200' PROSPECTUS    (1-page PDF opens in new window)
Download the 2018 '200 for Under $200' ENTRY FORM    (1-page PDF opens in new window)

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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.

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