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



Monotype Demo with Marcy Baker

Friday, November 30, 12 - 1pm

Admission is free. All members and the public are welcome.

Don’t miss the opportunity to learn from this master printmaker!


'Groove,' mono print by Marcy Baker


Marcy Baker portrait

Born in the Finger Lakes Region of Upstate New York, Marcy received her Bachelor Of Fine Arts from Syracuse University. She and her husband explored the Sierra Nevada Region of Northern California before settling in Santa Fe, New Mexico in 1991. There Baker discovered monotype printmaking, the ideal method to express her affinity pattern and color.

In 2001, Baker moved to the Pacific Northwest, fostering a dramatic shift in both scenery and creative focus.  Her layered process, cultivated by the lush and abundant surroundings of Oregon, embraces techniques drawn from painting and collage, as well as printmaking.

A regionally recognized artist throughout the Northwest. Baker’s monotypes, collages, and paintings have been featured in numerous solo, invitational juried exhibitions nationally.






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

Michael Lerch
"Photography as Reference for Painting and Drawing"


OSA Instructor Michael Lerch has a background in both representational art as well as photography. In addition to studies in drawing at Scottsdale Artists’ School, he spent two years in a private atelier focused on human figure; during this time he also studied privately under fine art photographer David Miller, later establishing his photography business in Portland in 2016.

While Michael prefers painting from life, he feels that in certain situations working from a photograph can be advantageous, such as when time with his subject is limited. Having an accurate photograph to work from is critical; decisions made when taking a reference photograph can significantly reduce time spent making adjustments to the image at the easel.

In this demonstration, Michael will review specific techniques to take accurate photographs of the subject. In addition to taking the initial photograph, Michael will then demonstrate how to edit the photographs with Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop to correct errors, adjust color, and fine tune value to the preference of the artist.




The Second-Thursday demonstration takes a holiday break each December.  Join us again on January 10!



Thursday, December 20, 6:30 - 8:30pm

Greg Lewis
"Norman Rockwell Revisited - An American Art Master”


Join us as we revisit an evening presentation of Norman Rockwell, American Art Master. Best known as America's Illustrator, Norman Rockwell (1894-1978) painted iconic scenes of small-town America. Producing a vast array of paintings for the Saturday Evening Post and later for Look magazine, Norman reflected 20th century American culture like no other artist. We are all benefited by his thought provoking and often humorous subject matter. Both young and old are left with a legacy of art we all can relate to.  Both artists and non-artists alike are welcomed to attend this OSA art appreciation event.