ORA NWJA Get Together!


We gathered together at Brauna Ritchie’s home for an amazing meeting! 

What did we do? I am so glad you asked!!!!

  1. Laurie Fendel, Brauna Ritchie, and Linda Bourne led a mini workshop on how to design your booth for our upcoming showable on September 27/28. Stay tuned for more detail about that show!
  2. Noshing and Schmoozing!
  3. Art supply swap meet
  4. General Business

Much fun was had, new friends were made, and hopefully a new critique group was birthed!   Thank you Brauna for hosting and taking these fun pictures today!!!!!

Thanks everyone!


Israeli Folk Dancing…COME!

JUNE 23 @ the MJCC
It’s a continuing celebration of Israel’s 70th Through Dance, Music, and Food. There will be dance sessions for kids through adults, a scrumptious Israeli style buffet, and a dance party.
All on Sat. June 23rd at the MJCC.
 The cut-off date to register is June 16 and we encourage online registration at https://www.oregonjcc.org/arts-culture/arts-culture-events/israelidance
There are sessions for all levels and ages.
This isn’t an ORA event….but we do love to support the Arts if we can.
Call the MJCC if you have questions: 503.244.0111

Diane Russel’s Queen’s Portrait

ORA is so very proud of member artist Diane Russell.

Diane was awarded a commission to paint the 2017 Queen of Rosaria, Michaela Canete.

Diane was given one year to compete the portrait which was just presented in June 2018 (days ago!!!!!)

Her blog and website say it all so we want to direct you there:

Congrats Diane Russell….you are talented artist and we are all so very very proud go you!


Leslie Elder in Rose Festival Art Show!


This is the 36th annual Portland Rose Festival Art Show June 3-June 26th, 2018 at Oregon Society of Artists.2185 SW Park Place, Portland, Or

ORA founding member Leslie Elder recently won an honorable mention award for her watercolor, “Dancing Roses”.
She is a member of Oregon Society of Artists and found out about the show through their social media posts, This is her  first time entering this show, or any show there. Leslie says, “It’s a good place for 2D artists of all levels to take classes, participate in shows, etc.”

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Scams…the targeted artist


Over the past few years I have received suspicious emails indicating a deep appreciation for my art and a desire to purchase considerable pieces from my inventory. These inquiries were tempting but they definitely didn’t ring as true as other inquiries that were ultimately legitimate.

ORA secretary Diane Moeglein passed on an article alerting artists to some of the scam language out there…we share it here as a service to our artists.

We urge you to read the article, and follow their advice…read your emails carefully and take the necessary precautions to protect yourself!