US Military Veterans
We are the proud sponsor of a program that gives Veterans the opportunity to create fine art. This is a weekly class to which Veterans can attend, at no charge, supplies included. Veterans participating in the class also have their membership in OSA sponsored. Dan said “I am a veteran and a budding artist. It has made my life so much more satisfying”.
Class is taught by classically trained OSA art instructors both in-person and online. Annually, we celebrate their creations with a special show in our Gallery in November. Over the past four years, this program has created a welcoming, safe, community for those who have served our country. Friendships have been developed along with artistic abilities. Veteran art talent comes from all quarters and branches of military service. From the officer corps to noncoms and enlisted. The art submitted to OSA’s yearend show, is both inspiring, personal and powerful art expressions of those who’ve served.
Albertina Kerr Center’s Portland Art and Learning Studio (PALS)
We are proud to host students from the Albertina Kerr’s PALS Program. Kerr’s Portland Art and Learning Studios is an art center and gallery for adults experiencing intellectual and/or developmental disabilities. They strive to foster each artist’s creative growth, build positive relationships within our community, and promote an awareness of the cultural contributions from people of all abilities. Two days a week OSA hosts these students and annually we show a special exhibit of their creations. They are an inspiring group of people we are proud to serve.