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 

Call to Artists April 2016

ORA: Northwest Jewish Artists is a collective of local Jewish artists. We are pleased to announce our annual autumn art & fine craft show, ‘A Celebration of Art 2016.’ Only ORA members and their juried guests will have the opportunity to show or 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 2016 will take place in the main ballroom of the Mittleman Jewish Community Center on Sunday, November 6, 2016. In addition, there will be a kick-off event, ‘A Taste of Art,’ on Saturday evening, November 5th. 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 5, 2016 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 3, 2016.) Please see the Jury Application online for detailed information and instructions:

Download the application and information as a Word document:  JuryInfo2016
Download the application and information as a PDF file: JuryInfo2016

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 5th.)

ORA: Northwest Jewish Artists
c/o Glenn Decherd, Treasurer
7345 SW Ashdale Dr.
Portland, OR 97223

Call Eddy Shuldman 503.244.0205 or Diane Fredgant 503.772.2656
Or email: