Donald A. Osborne, Jr. is an artist residing on the Northern Oregon Coast. Osborne has an undergraduate degree in art from Central Washington University, with graduate work and other study at a variety of colleges and universities.

Professional Record, Exhibitions & Awards:

  • 13 Exhibitions, Sandpiper Square Gallery
  • Artist in the Schools, Oregon Arts Commission & Portland Arts Commission, Cannon Beach, Seaside, Astoria, Portland School Districts
  • Oregon Artist in Residence grant, 1978
  • Juror, OCPAS Arts giving; Seaside Artist Guild, “View ’82′”

Exhibitions, invitationals & annuals as featured artist:

  • Jacksonville, OR
  • Clatsop Community College Art Gallery, Seaside, OR
  • “Other Artists of Oregon”
  • Lawrence Gallery, McMinnville, OR
  • ArtSpace, Bay City, OR
  • Annual Oregon Natural Resource Council Exhibitions, Portland & Salem OR
  • Art for AIDS, Portland, OR
  • 1996 & 1998 exhibitions, Phylis Crass Memorial Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (Burbank)

Special exhibitions at the Osborne Gallery & Studio, Manzanita, OR

  • Instructor of art, Tillamook Community College, Tillamook, OR
  • “Guerilla Art Placements”

Collections:

  • Private & corporate collections in Spain, Germany, Chicago, Portland, OR, Idaho, Washington, D.C., Boston, Seattle, Maine, Colorado and in the Cannon Beach and Nehalem Bay Area and vicinity.
  • HGTV annual dream home art collection, 1999.

Miscellany:
Books & magazine illustrations and covers:

  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Oregon Natural Resource Council
  • Wisdom of the Elders Project
  • TCAV Art Directory cover
  • Cannon Beach Chamber of Commerce and “unofficial” sand castle posters
  • Manzanita July 4th Collector Poster Series
  • Special B.I.O. Studio Exhibitions
  • Variety of logos and illustrations for businesses in the region

A message from the artist . . .
A bare fact is something seen outwardly – it can be weighed and measured, and it seems to appear the same to all people. (The “same” if we disregard the story of the blind men and the elephant). In this age of the information explosion, bare facts have had a way of becoming complex, numerous, technological and highly specialized. These “facts” are assumed and accepted and have become a basis for truths, even though they may be seen inwardly differently by different people (professionals often disagree when interpreting “facts” of law, economics, psychology and so on).

Artistic truth is an intentional personal bias toward a fact or facts. The arts are chiefly concerned with the way people see differently – with personal vision. Art is an expression of insight, made visible,readable or audible, and must not be mistaken for the physical things or events from which any piece of art may arise.

If the end point of the arts were literal transcription of the sights and sounds which exist in the world, perfect music would be nature noises, perfect sculpture would be taxidermy, and arts involving the written word could not exist – because words are abstract, man-made inventions.

Art does spring from mankind; an artist’s reaction to the world, not simply attempted reproductions of it. Arts enlighten and are part of the spirit, as well as the intellect, of man.

I perceive my “art” as at least two distinct events LINKING (the process of doing my art) and GIFT GIVING (the sharing of my art “products”). As I experience linkages (insights) when I paint or draw, I find my task is to: maintain my vision (my linking nature), maintain that part of me which is a third person observer, and keep in touch with myself and others.

I accept my compulsion to create; I embrace it.

Don Osborne and His Pseudonyms
 

Over the years, as the artist explored and developed styles, experimented with techniques and experienced formal learning from other artists and teachers. It became apparent that this artist was comfortable with a “healthy” schizophrenia. I use a variety of my own styles and techniques as a piece is created, and that the different artists inside of me could therefor have pseudonyms. . . and on occasion these artists could team up and collaborate on apiece as well. On some works, you will see several different signatures and/or “chops.”

  • Don Osborne, as himself
  • Asher Donaldson, realism
  • Al Shimoda, contemporary, abstract and expressionistic
  • White Weeping Bear, indigenous peoples inspired (this name came from a Lakota Medicine Man friend)

 

New Work

2013 Holiday Card

Don’s good-spirited (if untypical) holiday wish!

Rinehart Clinic 100th Anniversary Poster For Sale

100th Anniversary Posters available now…a very  small edition available, email osbornestudio@gmail.com  with your request.

2012 April Fools Day Poster

April Fools Day, 2012. Posters available now…a very small edition available, email osbornestudio@gmail.com with your request.

Manzanita July 4th Collector Poster Sets Available!

Don Osborne & The Manzanita Business Alliance (formerly Manz. Merchants Assoc.), produced ten years of Manzanita July 4th Parade posters; from 2001 through 2010. These sets are available directly from the artist, pre-paid orders only, cash or check (plus postage & handling). Use our contact form to reserve your print! This Limited Edition Framed Set: […]

Manzanita July 4th of 1776

Don Osborne has produced a new July 4th poster this year. It is not affiliated with the Business Alliance. Use our contact form to reserve your print! 1776 July 4th Poster Limited Edition of 50 Signed, numbered, chopped $50

4th of July Posters on Exhibit at Manzanita News!

All ten years of the posters plus the latest poster for July 4th, 1776 will be on display at Manzanita News & Espresso for the entire month of July. Stop by for coffee, pastry & posters!

Twelve Corporate Logo Animals

As one piece Manipulations signed digital prints Sleeved – $360 Box framed – $485

Nuclear Family Revisited: 2011

11″ x 17″  signed & sleeved digital print $50 Shipping additional

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