We Won't Let COVID Stop Us!

We are going VIRTUAL this year!!!!

ORA is hosting a Virtual Marketplace



-You can access our winter holiday sale 24 hours a day, 7 days a week!

-No lines, No crowds, No exposure to germs!

The Market closes December 17th. Most items are one of a kind…so shop early!

DON’T WAIT! go to our website NOW and click on SHOP… northwestjewishartists.org

BAM!… Check it out!!!!

Glenn Decherd,  Ros Kane, and Linda Bourne are included in the virtual BAM art show put on by the city of Beaverton for the month of October. The link is beavertonoregon.gov/bam.Each day, the BAM facebook page will feature a different artist for the month. 350 pieces of original artwork are included in this art show!

Linda Bourne: Loop de Loop

Rosalind Kane: Rose in Dew
Glenn Decherd: Turquoise Bottle

Leslie Peltz @ Blue Sky!

Leslie isn’t your everyday point and shoot photographer.

She has a keen eye and her photographs are true observations of the world around her. Most of her work is in black and white…they speak a truth not easily put into words.

Blue Sky is hosting their inaugural on line membership show called VISUALIZING 2020. Check out her photos :

She’s using color for this event. Click on her name, read her bio, and view her work!


Due to COVID most galleries and artist groups are turning to the internet to stage virtual shows.

ORA is no exception. Keep watching this blog. Now that we have a vision for how to move forward, we do have some shows planned that will be available to you…without ever having to leave the comfort of your home!

Linda Bourne & Sharon Segal

We’re proud to announce that Linda and Sharon will be in the 42nd annual Celebration of Creativity! See the details in the flier below! Southminster Presbyterian Church is located on SW Denney Road. The full address is at the bottom of the flier.

Linda is a ceramicist who crafts imaginative vessels unlike any I’ve seen before. Sharon is a painter who will be exhibiting her colorful and joyous acrylics and mixed media art.


We are pleased to announce that Leslie Elder will be the featured artist at this year’s Jewish Arts Month sale and show at Mittleman Jewish Community Center, 5561 SW Capitol Hwy. Portland, Oregon.

Leslie is one of our founding members, a talented painter, and a most knowledgeable artist. Come meet her at our opening event Sunday, February 9th at 4pm in the MJCC lobby . Yummy treats (on Sunday afternoon), and lots of art will be available for sale and by commission by Leslie and other artists.

Although each week, another group of artists will display their work, Leslie’s featured work will grace the lobby walls all month!

Come celebrate art with us!!!!

Diane Russell in the NEWS!

WHY I PAINT PORTRAITS OF MUSICIANS is the name of the article in the magazine REALISM Today written by Cherie Dawn Haas. It’s a wonderful article filled with brilliant insights and relevant to painters and non painters alike! Here’s the link: https://realismtoday.com/figurative-art-painting-portraits-musicians/?fbclid=IwAR0YbAfCmMg3DW7UNbE7kwe5bvxTwlr6W_wYXaOrFDMFmWnncyS41kaHgZ8

Congratulations to Diane. We are so proud of your amazing work!

Portrait of Pinetop Perkins

DIANE FREDGANT Featured on Blog!

ORA President Diane Fredgant was recently featured in A POPULAR blog: The Times of Israel.

It’s a lovely bit of exposure for her as an artist and also for ORA!

Check out the blog!

Diane is a founding member of ORA and a very talented silk artist who also happens to sculpt in stone. She has a wonderful sense of humor which hopefully means she will forgive me for posting this picture of her taken at an ORA Chanukkah party where we also celebrated her birthday with beads, head gear and fancy glasses. (We love you Diane!)



ORAShalom Winter Show

We are pleased to announce that the ORAShalom Winter show is up! You can see the new display in the Isaak Foyer of Congregation Neveh Shalom.

Congratulations to Martha Decherd (her tallit is displayed above) who has taken on the reins of coordinating this show!

We offer our gratitude to Laura Joy Fendel who chaired ORAShalom for several years.

Most items in the display are available for purchase. A percentage of sales is donated to the synagogue.