ASA Update June 25, 2019

Don’t forget tonight is our Monthly Potluck and Member Meeting!  It starts at 6 PM in the ASA Classroom and usually lasts until about 7:30 PM.  Join us for a fun, casual evening filled with good food and good company.  Find out all the news at ASA and be the first to hear about upcoming events.  Hope to see you tonight!

The subject for Guided Open Studio this Thursday, June 27th from 1:00 to 4:00 PM will be black and white monochromatic paintings, watercolor or acrylic. We will be doing a gray scale from white to black and all the grays in between.  Arlon Gilliland will offer guidance and help with techniques.  There is never a fee, but donations are appreciated.  Please plan on bringing in your own supplies.

There is still time to sign up for our watercolor class “Kites” given by Catherine Hingson.  The class is on Saturday, June 29th from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM.  Students will learn multiple watercolor techniques including creating an area of dominance, how to achieve vivid colors, and experiment with new products like Brusho Crystals pigments.  Celebrate the recent kite festival and take this opportunity to learn new watercolor skills.  Click here to see full details and the option to signup online or give Catherine a call at 503-545-9339.

Calling all artists…
The Oregon State Fair Fine Art Competition is currently accepting entries! The Fine Art Handbook is attached as a PDF or you can read it on the website.

New this year, art entries into the Professional Division will be submitted and juried online! There’s no need to prepare and bring your art to the fair for jurying. The online entry and image submission deadline is Monday, July 15. You will be notified by email whether your art is accepted into the exhibit no later than July 26. Professional artists will deliver their accepted art to the Fair on August 9 and 10.

Non-professional and youth fine art online registration deadline is August 7. Non-professional and youth artists will deliver their art to the Fair on August 9 and 10.

Introducing: The Oregon Award. This year the Fair is featuring Oregon-centric competitions and exhibits. Artwork in any medium that celebrates Oregon will be accepted, limited to one entry per exhibitor. Enter this new competition for your chance to win a special ribbon and cash prize. Registration deadline for the Oregon Award is Wednesday, August 7th. Oregon Award submissions will be delivered to the Fair on August 9 and 10.

Register all Fine Art entries at

We are delighted to also announce that this year Governor Kate Brown will select one adult and one youth artwork for The Governor’s Choice Award in Fine Art. Recipients of this honor will be presented with a special award.

Volunteers are needed to help us out during the Fair – volunteer and get free admission passes to the Fair!

2019 Fine Art