The OSA Gallery is open to the public for free viewing
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 8 - 31
Calligraphy 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 5 - 30
First Annual Plein Air Portland 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
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:
September 9 - 25
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
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
October 26 - 29
High 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
November 2 - 27
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)
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)
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:
Framing Guidelines for JURIED SHOWS: