Ora Social: Fun and Educational!!

When: Sunday Sept. 16th

These are the plans:

12:30pm to 1:30pm:  The EDUCATIONAL part of the Social.

Experts Laurie Fendel, Linda Bourne and Brauna Ritchie will share “Tried and True Ideas” about booth set-up,  display stands and “Ways to sell your ART.” Everyone is invited, new members or continuing members.  It is really important for newbies who will be showing at COA.

1:30pm to 3:30pm:  The SOCIAL part. 

Lots of mingling and noshing….. PLUS 1ST EVER ART SWAP!

There will be tables set up for you to bring art items that are no longer useful to you, put them on the table and take other items that you might be able to use. No money involved.

Please bring finger food to share, ORA will provide drinks.


Oregon Jewish Museum – a Private Tour – Sunday, Aug. 5th

OJM provides the first Northwest overview of one of the most important post-1960 contemporary artists,R.B. Kitaj, and an extraordinary and diverse collection of 169 mezuzahs.

We have arranged a PRIVATE TOUR of these two collections.
Here are the details, sure hope you can join us.
Date – Sunday, August 5th
Time – 11 am to noon (before the museum opens)
Cost – $4.00 per person (even if you are a member of OJM)
Lefty’s Cafe is closed on the weekends, but to continue our discussion we could either walk or drive to Whole Foods on NW 9th for lunch.
If you want more information about R.B. Kitaj or the mezuzah  collection go to this website:
Please RSVP so that I can let the Educational Director know how many of us to expect.
E-mail me, Sharon Segal, at

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Save the date!  Celebration of Art  (at MJCC):  Oct  27-28th 

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).

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Annual Meeting:  May 6th – 1 pm – 3 pm @ Neveh Shalom 

What –   We invite YOU and any artist friend, neighbor, or acquaintance who might be thinking about joining ORA.
It’s a time for artists to schmooze, nosh and ask questions about ORA.
We’ll vote for new officers for the coming year.
We invite everyone to bring one piece of your art work and share it with the group for 30 seconds

Time to JAM!


March 4th through March 23rd

JAM (Jewish Arts Month) IS:
3 weeks of rotating art exhibits:
a different set of artists each week
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.

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!

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.  

Taste of Art 2017