Lori Randel Challenges YOU!


Lori is an ORA member with a challenge for you!

This is the link to FOUR EIGHTS : An Artists Challenge! Here’s the information:

Four Eights and Artist Challenge II

Yes!  We are curating for the Artist Challenge again this year!

We want you to sign up to create four artworks on 8″ x 8″ gallery depth Artist canvas for this show.

Registration Opens: July 19, 2017

Registration Closes: August 6, 2017

What do you have to do to sign up? Click on the link below and it will take you to Eventzilla, which we are using again this year to process sign ups.  Please read the rules for participation and sign up.  We will distribute the canvas’s for you to use, this keeps the show uniform and ensures that everyone get their canvas on the same date and your paperwork, of course there is always some paperwork, will come with your canvas’.


We hope that you decide to take us up on this challenge that is open to all 16 years and up.  It does not matter if you are a famous artist or only create in a nook in your home, we want to provide you with the opportunity to show your talents in this show.   The Sherwood Arts Center is a family friendly venue, so no nudes or extreme violence, please.   If you have questions, please contact us at Makersfiveshowcoordination@gmail.com.

Ellen Green: Check out her work!

Our painter ELLEN GREEN will be in a show in Damascus, OR next month. “Artists Outstanding in Their Field” takes place Aug 19th & 20th. See this link for more info:


I’m sorry I don’t have a current photo of some of her work. This is from my archives….I just love the vibrancy of her work.


Glenn Decherd, Pottery in Multnomah!

Our ceramic artist GLENN DECHERD will again participate in the annual Summer Arts & Crafts Sale at Multnomah Arts Center on Saturday, August 19th. The show is one day only, part of Multnomah Days,from 9am to 4pm. If you’ve attended before, you know you don’t want to miss it! All sales support Arts education. http://www.multnomahartscenter.org/about-m…/artscraftssales/

Glenn always has fun…..as you can see in the picture below. This was taken at one of our events… The band started playing and spontaneous Glenn decided it was time to cut the rug with fellow artist Sharon Segal!

By the way, his artwork is beautiful….and often represents his zest for life!


Members Social July 23rd

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All members are welcome to attend. It will be fun AND informative! Feel free to bring a spouse or significant other, please bring your smart-phone, and be sure to RSVP.

When: Sunday, July 23, 2017,  1 – 2:30 pm

Where: At the home of Glenn & Martha Decherd in SW Portland.

If you haven’t let Sharon know you’re coming, you can reply to her e-mail invitation, or send an email message to: oraartists@gmail.com. You will receive a reply within a few days, providing the exact address.

Hope to see you there!!

LAURA JOY FENDEL: Threads of Connection, a fiber show.


 “Loose Ends”

Connecting Threads is a fiber show at the Sherwood Center for the Arts.
The opening is Friday July 13 6:30PM
22689 SW Pine St. Sherwood OR 97140
The show extends through the end of September.

Laura Joy Fendel is a founding member and former board member of ORA Northwest Jewish Artists. She curates many of our shows and coordinates  our Artist Critique Group program. Her work reflects her for the spiritual and natural world. It is passionate, textural, and colorful. 

BOB SORKIN Exhibition @ New Seasons

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An exhibition of photographs from around the world by Bob Sorkin (ORA artist) and local photographer will be on display for the month of August at the Progress Ridge New Seasons Market. Many of the photographs are of World Heritage sites. They are photographs with a different point of view.

An artist wine and cheese reception will be held at the Market Saturday August 26th between 6-7pm.


A Call for Artists

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ORA Northwest Jewish Artists, extends an invitation to all local Jewish artists to jury art work for participation in our annual art show, “Celebration of Art.” The jury will be held at Neveh Shalom on June 11th. This year’s Art show will take place on October 28 & 29 at Mittleman Jewish Community Center in SW Portland.
Interested? GO to our home page and look for the link for membership information (northwestjewishartists.org) or click here: Interested in joining ORA?
YOu’ll find jury forms there. You can join without jurying but if you want to show your work, you’ll need to jury.
Need more help? Have questions? Write to use: oraartists@gmail.com