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.  

Jewish Arts Month (JAM)

JAM Located at:

Mittleman Jewish Community Center
6651 SW Capitol Hwy, Portland OR

A different set of artists each week in March…
Each exhibit goes up on Sunday, and comes down on Friday.

Week #1 (Feb 28 – March 4)
Glenn Decherd, Ellen Green, Brauna Ritchie, Wendy Russell, Sharon Segal

Week #2 (March 6-11)
Jane Means, Diane Moeglein, Diane Russell, Joyce Shields, Bob Sorkin

Week #3 (March 13-18)
Diane Fredgant, Ros Kane, Esther Liberman, Diane Russell,
Eddy Shuldman, Julia Waco


All art is available for sale
Admission is free