ORA Annual Meeting

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When – Sunday, May 6th from 
1 pm to 3 pm.
Where – Neveh Shalom room 102
What –   We invite YOU and any artist friend, neighbor, or acquaintance who might be thinking about joining ORA.
It’s a time for artists to schmooze, nosh and ask questions about ORA.
We’ll vote for new officers for the coming year.
We invite everyone to bring one piece of your art work and share it with the group for 30 seconds.

ORA Annual JURY 

When – Sunday, June 3rd
Where  Neveh Shalom from 9:30 am to 11:30 am. 
What – If you want to show and sell your art at our largest art show of the year, Celebration of Art at the JCC, you need to first be juried into the show.
Celebration of Art is already scheduled for Saturday night, October 27th and Sunday, October 28th.
Who needs to jury for Celebration of Art?
***New members who want to show at Celebration of Art.
***Existing artists who have never shown at Celebration of Art.
***Existing members who have a different medium to sell.  The artist need to jury again for the new medium only.
***********Example, Sharon was first juried into the show displaying  2-d acrylic paintings.  Then she started working in clay, and wanted to show her vases.   In order to do that, she had to jury her clay work.

Art and Spirit Workshop #2

Art and Spirit with Cass Sagan (1)


Bring along a sketch pad or other materials for writing/drawing.

This is the second presentation in our Art and Spirit Workshops .

We already have three more workshops tentatively scheduled. We will get the finalized schedule to you (hopefully) bu our annual meeting!

Come…learn, grow, be inspired! Even if you don’t work with Jewish themes, you will find inspiration !

Save the Dates!

Annual Meeting: May 6th – 1 pm – 3 pm @ Neveh Shalom

This is where we elect officers.  (If you’d like to be more involved, e-mail Sharon!)

We’ll do a Meet and Greet – We each bring and display a piece of our art and share. It’s a good way to get to know each other.

More later.

Art Jury:  June 3rd – 9:30 – 11:30 @ Neveh Shalom

If you haven’t juried your work yet and want to, this is the perfect time. We’re only going to have one jury this year.  If you’re new to this process, no need to stress–we’re emerging artist friendly!

*You can’t be in Celebration of Art without jurying into the show.

If you know anyone who would like to be a member or guest COA artist and jury, please send them our way.

The jury application will be updated soon (and found in the membership section under the “about ORA” tab).

Celebration of Art  (at MJCC):  October  27-28th 

Time to JAM!


JAM (Jewish Arts Month) IS:
Rotating art exhibits: February 25th to March  30th
a different set of artists each week.

Feb 25 – Mar 2:  Children’s artwork
Mar 4 – 9:  Adult ORA members
Mar 11 – 16:  Adult ORA members
Mar 18 – 23:  Adult ORA members
Mar 25 – 30:  Portland Jewish Academy (PJA) kids art
Exhibits are in the lobby of Mittleman Jewish Community Center
6651 SW Capitol Hwy, Portland, Oregon

All art is available for sale. Admission is free.

Each exhibit goes up on Sunday, and comes down on Friday.

There will also be a fundraiser for our Art Scholarship Fund. ORA artists contributed works of art on 6″ x 6″ cradleboards in many different media. Each square is priced at $36.

Trip to OJM on Feb. 4th at 11 am

There is still time to join us for a Private Tour of OJM with a very knowledgeable docent. The Museum is closed to the public while we are taking this tour.  This is the last day for the exhibit, I AM THIS, Art by Oregon Jewish Artists.

The price is $5 for the tour whether you’re a member or not!  Please have the $5 in cash, ready to give me when we enter.

We’re planning on having lunch at Lefty’s Cafe at noon.  The Cafe is right on the premise and I thought it would be the easiest place to chat and have coffee, a salad or sandwich.  You can place an order ahead of time at Lefty’s to speed up service.  The menu is on line if you go to OJM’s website.  Check it out!

Create Your Cradleboard!


Cradle board art creations for display and sale at Jewish Arts Month in March are due on February 4th! 

[The theme is “SPRING”.]

If members haven’t gotten a 6” x 6” wood cradle board to decorate for our “Scholarship Fund for Kids”, please let Sharon know and we’ll find a way to get one to you.