Call for Artists

April 2017

ORA: Northwest Jewish Artists is pleased to announce our annual autumn art & fine craft show, ‘A Celebration of Art 2017.’  Only ORA members and their juried guests will have the opportunity to show and sell their work at this show. This will be an arts show, not a holiday bazaar or craft fair.  We wish to feature the best artwork local Jewish artists are producing.  Although we will feature Jewish artists, the artwork need not reflect a Jewish theme.

A Celebration of Art 2017 will take place in the main ballroom of the Mittleman Jewish Community Center on Sunday, October 29, 2017. In addition, there will be a kick-off event, ‘A Taste of Art,’ on Saturday evening, October 28.  In addition to our regular members, we are pleased to include the work of a limited number of guest artists each year.

We invite you to submit samples of your artwork for our juried show. 

The anonymous jury panel is comprised of professional artists, instructors, and occasionally gallery owners. There is a $25 jury fee for guest artists.  This fee is non-refundable, but will be applied to the booth fee if the artist is accepted for the show. Payment of the jury fee should be a check made payable to ORA, and should accompany your application, which may be mailed in advance or submitted in person at the jury event. In either case, applicants MUST notify ORA in advance of their intent to submit work to the jury, as per instructions in the application.

The jurying of guest art will take place on Sunday, June 11, 2017 at Congregation Neveh Shalom in Portland. Art samples are to be delivered and retrieved in person on that day.  (Only out-of-town artists may arrange to submit photos of their work; applications must be received by Friday, June 2, 2017.)

Please see the Jury Application online for detailed information and instructions:

  • Click here for the application and information, as a Word document.

Please print out the application to fill it in. Complete the application and mail it with your Jury Fee payment, payable to “ORA,” to the address below. (If you prefer, you can fill out the application on your computer, e-mail it to the e-address below and bring your payment to the jury on June 11th.)

ORA: Northwest Jewish Artists
c/o Diane Fredgant
6008 SW 47th Ave.
Portland, OR 97221
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