September 7 - 28, 2023 On display September 7 through September 28 Online Viewing: September 8 - November 2
The Gallery at OSA is celebrating all forms of oil media! From pastels, to paints, cold wax, encaustic, and oil-based inks, oil media provides a wealth of luscious colors, textures and surfaces for the artists’ repertoire. Throughout history, oil media have changed the course of art, offering artists endless possibilities for expression and technique and yielding some of art’s most beloved masterpieces. OSA’s Fall Oil Media Juried Showcase aims to highlight the versatility and impact of oil media being used by artists today.
The Fall Oil Media Showcase was juried byCathleen Rehfeld. Cathleen Rehfeld is a former Art Director and Graphic Designer. She is an award-winning artist exhibiting in many painting competitions and shows. She has studied art at The Gage Academy of Art in Seattle and the University of Texas in Austin. In 2005 Cathleen created the nationally known art event "Pacfic Northwest Plein Air Competition" held at Maryhill Museum of Art.
Artists: Top left: Olga Ivkin Top right: Lisa Raymer Bottom left: Brad Gooch Bottom right: Patti McNutt
Viewable onlne August 4 through October 5
The OSA and PNWS were pleased to present a juried show dedicated entirely to contemporary sculpture. The exhibit features a wide range of mediums, including but not limited to: wood, stone, ceramic, glass, metal, fiber, and electronics, both free-standing and wall pieces. We saw sculpture that best expresses the strength and spirit of creative vision, style, and commitment to quality.
The exhibit was juried by Joan Gratz, an Academy Award winning director of animated short films and commercials. The technique she pioneered is “Claypainting.” Working directly before the camera, she applies bits of clay, blends colors and etches fine lines to create a seamless flow of images. In addition to claypainting, she works with high-relief clay images filmed directly under the camera. These metamophising images have the appearance of sculpted wood and shifting sand.
Artists: Top left: Erick Martinez Top right: Katie Sallos Bottom left: Summer Blackhorse Bottom right: Constance Colter
Plein Air & Alla Prima Juried Showcase
On display: October 5 - 26 Online: October 6 - December 7 Juried by Brooke Borcherding
Plein Air painting and Alla Prima painting capture the essence of a scene, the attitude of a landscape, or the character of a moment. Most often completed in a single sitting, these works feature lively and impressionistic views, bold gestures, and impromptu mark-making. For the Plein Air and Alla Prima Showcase, we will show works that characterize these techniques and capture the fleeting moment. Whether painting in plein air or alla prima, works will expresses the spontaneity and immediacy of documenting the ever-changing world.
Artists: Top left: Dan Rafalski Top right: Olga Ivkin Bottom left: Erick Rodriguez Bottom right: Christine Schulbach
2O23 SHOW SCHEDULE
(please note, these are subject to change)
OSA Student, Instructors, and Volunteers’ Art Show open only to OSA students, volunteers, and teachers, non-juried Opens Thursday, January 5
Portraits, Figures & Selfies open to the public, non-juried Opens Thursday, February 2
Water Media Juried Show open to the public, juror: Yong Hong Zhong Opens Thursday, March 2
Photography Showcase, in partnership with the Portland Photographers Forum Presented by the Kinsman Foundation open to the public, juror: Gary Randall Opens Thursday, April 6
OSA Member & Portland Art Museum Rental Sales Gallery Group Show Open only to OSA Members and PAM Rental Sales Gallery, non-juried Opens Thursday, May 4
Annual Rose Festival Art Show open to the public, juror: Shahrad Malekfazeli Opens Thursday, June 1
2nd Annual International Multi-Cultural Showcase Presented by the Starseed Foundation open to the public, non-juried Opens Thursday, July 6
Sculpture Showcase juror: Joan Gratz Opens Thursday, August 3
Oils and Pastels Fall Show open to the public, juror: Cathleen Rehfeld Opens Thursday, September 7
Plein Air and Alla Prima Showcase open to the public, juror: Brooke Borcherding Opens Thursday, October 5
Veterans’ Showcase open only to US Military Veterans, non-juried Opens Thursday, November 2
12" x 12" Art Show and Sale open to the public, juror: TBD Opens Thursday, December 7
The Gallery is free and open to the public. There is free onsite parking with an ADA approved parking space. TriMet bus #51 and #63 both stop in front of OSA.
Gallery Hours: Monday through Friday: 10am - 4pm and Saturday 1pm - 4pm. Masks are optional. You may also visit online atOSAGallery.org.
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Please click HERE for the 2023 OSA Call to Artists dates and deadlines. A special thanks to theRegional Arts and Culture Council (RACC) for funding the new Arakawa Hanging System. This system enables The Gallery at OSA to present professionally hung exhibits. And thank you,Greg Lewis, for hanging our exhibits every month.