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OSA Weekly Schedule:

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In the OSA Gallery

Gallery Hours: Mon - Sat, 1 - 4pm
Friday-evening and Sunday-afternoon opening receptions - see listings below.
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October 7 - 24

Student / Teacher Show

-October 7 - 24
October 26 - 29

High Mountains Flowing Water

-October 26 - 29
November 2 - 24

200 for under 200 Show and Sale

-November 2 - 24

Upcoming Workshops

Jennifer Diehl

City Scenes in Oils and Acrylics, Jennifer Diehl

If you share the love for the hustle & bustle of the city and all the bright lights that dance around you while you walk the streets, come paint the city with Jennifer Diehl!

October Community Events:


Portland Open Studios

Artists throughout the Portland Metro area invite you to their studios during the second and third weekends of October.
Experience studios tours, demonstrations of various techniques, and many hands-on opportunities during Portland Open Studios , October 13-14 and 20-21. Portland Open Studios creates a platform for local artists to thrive, engage and fosters a community that values the arts.
High Mountains
OSA Gallery Special Exhibit:

High Mountains Flowing Water

The North America Branch of ICCPS, International Chinese Calligraphy and Ink Painting Society, is having a spectacular exhibition of calligraphy and sumi-e October 26 – 29 in the OSA Gallery.

Contemporary and traditional Asian scrolls of calligraphy and ink painting by 30 artists from 11 countries will be on display. The show is curated by Casey Shannon OSA member, Director of North America Branch. International Chinese Calligraphic Art and Ink Painters Society and Annie Gazeley, long-time Portland resident and supporter of the Arts.

High Mountains Flowing Water is a classical Chinese song honoring friendship. The North America Branch of ICCPS is made up of artists with different backgrounds and styles from all over the world tied together with the same love for Chinese ink painting and calligraphy. Spanning continents of high mountains, and crossing oceans of flowing water, the artists hope to share their art with the rest of the world.

Opening Reception: October 26th, 6 - 10pm
Art Demonstrations begin at 7:30pm
Chinese music performed by Bi Hai of Wisdom Arts Academy of Portland. 6-7:30pm

Handmade Brush Holders Support Building-Expansion Fund

Purchase a handmade brush holder for your studio or as a gift to a fellow artist and support the OSA Building Expansion Project!

These beautiful hardwood brush holders are made by OSA member Mike Porter. Mike is donating proceeds to the OSA building-expansion fund.
$30 : approximate dimensions are 3" diameter and 6" tall for short-handle brushes, taller for long-handle brushes.

To purchase, contact Mike Porter:, 503-803-7231. Also ask Mike about other items including coffee scoops, pepper mills, or bowls.

Brush Holder picture

(503) 228-0706

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