Ora: northwest
jewish artists

an artist collective

ORA is a community of Jewish artists who share a love of art and creativity.

We support each other through camaraderie, networking, and continued learning. We foster confidence and courage through our collective body of wisdom and grow ourselves as artists. Our exhibitions, art sales, and educational opportunities build networking and professionalism within the larger arts community.

About Us

We are a group of Jewish artists in Portland, Oregon, networking and creating our own exhibition and sales opportunities. Our media include collage, paint, silk, glass, wood, fiber, precious metals, ceramics, beadwork, photography, and more.

As a collective, we have created opportunities to exhibit members’ works of art, conduct educational workshops, and strengthen our community through shared experiences. We bring together Jewish artists and patrons as we support each other’s artistic development.

Meet the Artists

We are collective of over 50 artists from the Oregon and SW Washington area. Our artists present at shows and galleries throughout the year and meet regularly for critquie groups. We encourage each artistic voice and nurture the creative soul.


We host three to five pop up events around Portland every year. Join us at these events where many of our artists showcase their newest work for purchase. Want to bring ORA to your next event? Contact us to book our artists!

Upcoming & Past Events

Sunday, June 11, 2023, 10 am – 3:30 pm at Eastside Jewish Commons

Spring Into Summer! Art Sale

October 29, 7 – 9 pm at the MJCC

Celebration of Art

November 15 – November 19

Hanukkah Gift Fair