OSA Demonstrations are free and open to the public!  Join us for inspiration and information from fellow artists.




Thursday, March 7, 7:00pm
Doors open with informal critique session at 6:30pm, Demo at 7pm

"Artist & Craftsman Supply Demo: Water-soluble Pastels"

Get a little messy and try something new! This month’s demo will be hosted by the Artist & Craftsman Supply in SE Portland. Artist & Craftsman Supply is a 100% employee-owned company with two locations in Portland.

This demo will focus on Neocolor II water-soluble wax based pastels, and Portfolio water-soluble oil pastels. Water-soluble pastels can be used on multiple types of surfaces, and even write on top of dry paint! They are great for loose sketches, decoupage, mix media paintings, and more.

All attendees will be invited to try the pastels on multiple surfaces, ask questions about Artist & Craftsman, and enter a free raffle.




Thursday, March 14, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Brenda Boylan
"Creating Glowing Luminosity in Pastel"

Creating light with something that is not plugged in? Why YES! Let Brenda show you how she acquires a luminous glow to her pastel paintings with the use of a colorful-filled under painting and sequential layering of hues and values.

Brenda is a graduate of California Polytechnic University who began her creative career as a designer for high profile sportswear clients. Ten years later she made the leap to fine art and never looked back. Inspired by the Impressionists, her color-filled pastels and oil paintings have gained national Signature recognition with the Pastel Society of America, Laguna Plein Air Painters Association, and the Northwest Pastel Society. Brenda’s work has been published in The Pastel Journal (cover), Plein Air Magazine, The Art of Plein Air Painting, and The Best of America Pastel, and she has her own signature line of Jack Richeson Pastels.




Thursday, March 21, 6:30 - 8:30pm

Greg Lewis
"Forgery, Theft, Destruction: Art's Dark Side

In this episode of Art Without Passports, we'll explore the shocking and most intriguing look at the art world's dark side. Often unnoticed by the general public, the forgery, theft and destruction of art occurs on a world-wide scale...from the unscrupulous markets for fake and even stolen Nazi art, to the destruction of cultural antiquities. Scientific and judicial efforts to seek out crimes, reparation of heritage art and artifacts is on-going. Bring a friend and join us for a visual journey to "Art's Dark Side."