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Current and Upcoming Exhibits

The Gallery Hours:   Monday - Friday 10am - 4pm and Saturdays 1p - 4p (note The Gallery is closed the Saturday between shows).



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 by Cathleen 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.

Top left: Olga Ivkin
Top right: Lisa Raymer
Bottom left: Brad Gooch
Bottom right: Patti McNutt

Sculpture Show

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.

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.

Top left: Dan Rafalski
Top right: Olga Ivkin
Bottom left: Erick Rodriguez
Bottom right: Christine Schulbach


(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. 
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Please click HERE for the 2023 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.