LASTING IMPRESSIONS: PRINT SHOWCASE | OCTOBER 6 - 28, 2022
With guest artists from the Boston Printmakers
Opening Reception: Thursday, October 6 | 6pm – 8pm
Online Viewing: October 7 - November 30
The Gallery at Oregon Society of Artists is proud to present Lasting Impressions: Print Showcase. This show will celebrate all forms of printmaking! From monotype to lithography, woodblock, risograph, and more, this non-juried exhibition features works made through the rich and varied traditions of printmaking. Print processes, whether rigorous and repetitive, or singular gestures, rely on the moment of impression–the instance plate touches paper. This magical moment leaves a lasting impression, creating works of art that can offer rich tonal surfaces, bold graphic qualities, and atmospheric textures. Open to any and all subject matter, Lasting Impressions aims to showcase the beauty and diversity of printmaking in all of its multitude forms.
Rich and Vibrant: Oils & Pastels Fall Show Juried by Scott Conary | September 1 – 28
Oil paint is a substance so utterly entrancing, infuriating, and ravishingly beautiful that it makes it worthwhile to go back into the studio every morning, year after year, for an entire lifetime. — James Elkins
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 Rich and Vibrant: Fall Oil Media Juried Showcase aims to highlight the versatility and impact of oil media being used by artists today. From crisp edges to fluid brushstrokes, transparent or deep and lush, we want to see your artistic expressions and interpretations of the world through oil media. We invite you to submit works created with oil paint, pastels, cold wax, encaustic, or oil-based inks.
The Oil Media Show will be juried by Scott Conary. Conary is an accomplished oil painter represented by the Principle Gallery (Alexandria, VA), Bowersock Gallery (Provincetown, MA), Turner Fine Art (Jackson, WY), and the Charlestown Gallery (Charlestown, RI).
"OF THE MOMENT"
A Plein Air and Alla Prima Showcase juried by: Barbara Jaenicke | Viewable online through October 5, 2022
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.
1st INTERNATIONAL MULTI-CULTURAL SHOWCASE | Viewable Online through October 5, 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 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 at OSAGallery.org.
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.
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