In Hebrew, ORA means “light”: luminosity, warmth, perspective, liveliness, brightness.
ORA is a group of artists in the Portland area who have come together to support, share, inspire, enjoy and showcase our art.
Our unique collective presents opportunities to exhibit and sell members’ works of art, participate in educational workshops, reach out to the community, and support each other’s artistic development.
Our media include collage, paint, silk, glass, fiber, precious metals, ceramics, beadwork, photography, wood, and more.
Our group has conducted sales and exhibits in art galleries, synagogues, museums, Jewish community centers, on line, and even parking lots. Our educational programs include speakers, workshops, tours and classes. Our educational program includes speakers, workshops, tours and classes. Our ‘critique group’ program creates intimate smaller groups who become friends while supporting each other’s artistic growth.
ORA also supports the development of young artists, through various exhibition programs as well as our Scholarship fund.
We welcome you to experience our wide variety of art forms within the context of the Jewish experience.