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Special Interest Groups

What is a SIG at Oregon Society of Artists?
It stands for “special interest group” It is for members only at OSA.

SIGs enable members to meet and connect with other artists that share their interests, passions or wish to share their expertise.

They enable us all to learn from one another, giving members a voice, a way to grow our skills and enjoy the opportunity to utilize the OSA building in dynamic ways.

They are member driven, which means you decide when and where you are going to meet and what you want to learn from each other. Groups can schedule meetings in the gallery any time or schedule time in a studio space by calling the office.

SIG groups are encouraged to make the meetings ADA accessible and inclusive of all current members. Groups will send in quarterly reports so we all can celebrate and learn and share as a growing community.


Join us for  “ OSA Special Interest Group”. Meet with other artist practicing in these mediums and share tips, ideas or just connect.

Do you have an artist you would like to see instruct an OSA workshop or maybe you just want to sharpen your skills? Come meet your fellow OSA members that practice in these mediums.    Note: we are looking for a leader for this special group!

May 23 | 3 pm |  In the OSA Gallery | Light refreshments
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Join us for “ OSA Special Interest Group”.  We will brainstorm inexpensive and fun solutions to make our building look and feel more like an artist’s hangout and creative studio space. We have no budget but incredible talent, connections and energy in which to transform our space. 

May 23 | 4:30 pm | In the OSA Gallery | Light refreshments
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New for OSA members!  The OSA Book and Film group invites all members to explore and discuss art-related fiction, non-fiction, and/or films and documentaries. Join us and connect with your fellow artists.

Meetings will be held at OSA, PAM, or other inspiring venues around Portland – whatever this group decides! There are plenty of amazing books and documentaries about and for artists, let’s explore them together.

We will meet monthly on the third Friday, afternoons from 2-4p
First Meeting will be October 18th | 2p-4p | In the OSA Gallery

Please email Diane Jaquith if you are interested in participating or recommending our first reading/viewing experience.  
Mark your calendars for 11/15,  12/20 ,1/17,  2/21,  3/21,  4/18, 5/16

Must be a current OSA Member | Light refreshments.
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