Affordable Original Art… OSWOA

OSWOA what kind of weird bird is that? OSWOA actually stands for Original Small Works of Art. Like ACEOs, OSWOA has strict rules. All pieces must be originals, they must measure 4×6 or 6×4 (no exceptions). The goal of OSWOA is to be affordable (but no true of all pieces) and to fit into a photo sleeve or a 4 x 6 frame. Thus, making it easier for framing. All types of art can be an OSWOA, but if it is a photo, only ONE can be considered an original, all the rest are reproductions.

OSWOA is not a big movement at all. In fact, most artists don’t label their 4×6 art as OSWOA, making searching for it a little trickier. There is a   group on EBSQ, a online community for self-representing artists, but for the most part searching needs to be done with the format size (4×6) or by original postcard. As with daily paintings, if you do a search on a search engine you will come up with a bunch of artists blogs using the OSWOA format.

Below are some wonderful original small works of art. As with all of my featured art/artists these are pieces I would purchase for myself or as a gift.

  • Patience by Madelaine Fedorowich of Squashed Toad


6 Responses to “Affordable Original Art… OSWOA”

  1. Thanks for including me in your post — how did you find me? Just curious….much appreciated!

    • kellyjcallahan Says:

      I did a “4×6 painting” search on Google and looked at the images page. Your painting was stunning, so it caught me eye.

      • Again, thank you so much….I love that it’s “affordable art”! Something I try to promote all the time, you can buy art at a reasonable price — maybe you’ll need to frame it yourself, but that’s even more creative — have fun with it!!!!

  2. Affordable Art it a very important thing to make. So many people in the World that appreciate art cannot unfortunately afford to buy it. Someone would say: “But this will not bring much profit to the artist, why would they do it”. The answer is easy. If we can make more people happier by painting “affordable” art but still stick to quality and passion, by all means please do it!
    Thank you,

  3. Erika (TempestStudios) Says:

    Thank you so much for including my Koi painting. 🙂

  4. Thank you so much for including my clementine! I love your post!

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