A Plein Air and Alla Prima Showcase
juried by: Barbara Jaenicke | August 4 - August 24

Opening Reception: August 4 | 6pm - 8pm
Viewable online: August 5 - October 5

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’re looking for works that characterize these techniques and capture the fleeting moment. Whether painting in plein air or alla prima, we want to see work that expresses the spontaneity and immediacy of documenting the ever-changing world. Of the Moment will be juried by Barbara Jaenicke. 

Jaenicke is a renowned artist, known for her light-filled landscapes and painterly, impressionist style. She has won Plein Air Magazine’s Plein Air Salon competition multiple times, been featured in and written for in Pastel Journal, Artists Magazine and holds the distinction of Master Pastelist in the Pastel Society of America.

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. 
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While you visit, inquire about classes, workshops, upcoming workshops, and becoming a member.

  Please click HERE for the 2022 OSA Gallery Poster and HERE for the 2022 OSA Call to Artists dates and deadlines.
A special thanks to the Regional 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.

1st INTERNATIONAL MULTI-CULTURAL SHOWCASE | Viewable Online through August 31, 2022


The Oregon Society of Artists is proud to announce the First International Multicultural Show at OSA. This exhibition showcases the diverse artwork, backgrounds, and creativity of national and international artists. It features work by artists of all ages, socioeconomic backgrounds, abilities, cultures, ethnicities, races, sexualities, and more. The First International Multicultural Show at OSA highlights premier works that celebrate art and culture in all of its innumerable forms. We are honored to represent a group of artists from Guadalajara, Mexico. This show is made possible by the Starseed Foundation.

The section of Lynn Deals' fabric art sculpture presented by Maryhill Museum's Exquisite Gorge Project II, is a celebration of fabric arts. This section has been moved to Maryhill Museum to be connected with 9 other pieces to create a 60' fabric art sculpture depicting the Columbia River from it's confluence with the Willamette River to the Snake River. This show opens at Maryhill Museum on Saturday, August 6 and will be on display into September.


Viewable Online through August 4, 2022

Each year, Oregon Society of Artists partners with the Portland Rose Festival to present the annual Portland Rose Festival Art Show! Featuring work that showcases the Rose City in all of its spring resplendence, this exhibition honors the legacy and future of the Rose Festival and the city of Portland. Celebrating the creativity, diversity and talent of the individuals that comprise The Rose City, the Portland Rose Festival Art Show is a must-see year after year!



2O22 SHOW SCHEDULE (please note, these are subject to change).  
CALL TO ARTISTS:  Please click here for the list of exhibit opportunities.  Show entries open one month prior to the show.  

January:              OSA Member & Art Museum Docents | Open only to OSA Members and PAM Docents, non-juried
February:             Portraits, Figures & Selfies | open to the public, non-juried
March:                 Water Media Juried Show | open to the public, juror: Lynda Hoffman-Snodgrass
April:                    Photography Showcase, in partnership with the Portland Photographers Forum | open to the public, juror: Janis Miglavs
May:                    OSA Student, Instructors, and Volunteers’ Art Show | open only to OSA students and teachers, non-juried
June:                   Rose Festival Art Show | open to the public, juror Mark Tindle of the PAM Rental Sales Gallery 
July:                    First International Multi-Cultural Showcase | open to the public, non-juried | Supported by the Starseed Foundation
August:               Plein Air and Alla Prima Showcase | open to the public, juror: Barbara Jaenicke
September:         Oils and Pastels Fall Show | open to the public, juror: Scott Conary
October:              Impressions: Print Show with guest showing from the Boston Printmakers
all printmakers welcome, all 2-D work with embossed or impressed elements welcome, non-juried
November:          Veterans’ Showcase | open only to US Military Veterans, non-juried
December:          12" x 12" Art Show and Sale | Sponsored by American Easel | open to the public, juror: Robin Becic 

For the 2023 SHOW SCHEDULE, please click HERE