We are the proud sponsor of a program that gives US Military Veterans the opportunity to create fine art. This is a weekly class to which Veterans can attend, at no charge, supplies included. Veterans participating in the class also have their membership in OSA sponsored. Dan said “I am a veteran and a budding artist. It has made my life so much more satisfying”.
Class is taught by classically trained OSA art instructors both in-person and online. Annually, we celebrate their creations with a special show in our Gallery in November. Over the past four years, this program has created a welcoming, safe, community for those who have served our country. Friendships have been developed along with artistic abilities. Veteran art talent comes from all quarters and branches of military service. From the officer corps to noncoms and enlisted. The art submitted to OSA’s yearend show, is both inspiring, personal and powerful art expressions of those who’ve served.
Veterans, for more information about this program and to register click HERE for the in-person class and HERE for the online class.
2023 Veterans' Program Sponsors include: The Storms Family Foundation, The Braemar Charitable Trust, The American Legion, Randall Charitable Trust, The Sundt Foundation, the Swigert-Warren Foundation, The Stimson-Miller Foundation, and the City of Beaverton.
This year we have the great fortune to partner with Maryhill Museum and their Exquisite Gorge Project II. Through this program, Maryhill sponsored the instruction of fabric arts to our veterans' community. Lynn Deal brought her technique of painting on wool to a small dedicated group. The pieces they created were really impressive! Thank you Lynn and Maryhill Museum for this opportunity.