Monday, October 29, 2007

The Day After

Wow - what a show. The social hall was truly transformed - the crowds never stopped coming - the coffee and yummies were great and the art and music were superb!

After all those superlatives - can we do this again? YES!

Nothing like a group of supportive women to keep each other going - creatively and emotionally.

Most of us are tired today but our creativity is running away with ideas for the "next" project - individual and/or collective.

Photos of the show to be posted when one of the picture takers sends them on to me.

And a personal PS: As a a long time Boston Red Sox fan - their winning the World Series last night was the ultimate capping of a super great day!

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Scenes from "getting ready"

Here are some photos of our "space" after we hung drapes and set up table and grids

Come see it on Sunday - tomorrow - when these grids and table will transform into a world of colorful art!

And these signs will be outside Neveh Shalom to direct you to our Celebration of Art!

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Yiddish Hour

Laurie Fendel, one of our artists, is subbing for the Yiddish Hour tomorrow morning on KBOO Radio. I hope she says nice things about us!

10am -11am 90.7 FM

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Countdown to the Show

Egads - she says...will I ever be ready by the 28th?

For some of us, shows are still nerve wracking; while others see this "smaller" show as easier than the much bigger ones that they do.

Are you an artist? Do you do solo shows or shows with others? How long did it take for you to lose the anxiety about being "ready?"

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Thursday, October 11, 2007

Rosanna goes to collage workshops!

Photo of Rosanna [left] with Ann Baldwin
[click on photo to enlarge]

Rosana Berdichevsky, our multimedia collage artist, recently attended the "ART AND SOUL" Conference held in Portland where she attended workshops with well know multimedia collage artists Traci Bautista, Angela Cartwright and Ann Baldwin.

Rosana enthusically jumped into workshops on black and white collage, the dance of your life and creating stories with collages.

She said she found these workshops to be soul inspiring and you can see how she incorporates all of this into her joyous new work when you attend the ORA show on October 28th at Neveh Shalom in Portland.

Monday, October 8, 2007

Music to Celebrate With

We are thrilled to tell you about the three exceptional local musicians who have agreed to perform at our CELEBRATION OF ART, scheduled for October 28th.

• Stephanie Schneiderman, well known singer, songwriter and member of Dirty Martini will grace our stage for an hour of stunning vocals and guitar work.

• Justin Jude, recently named "Oregon's Best Singer/Songwriter 2007!"
will perform songs from his newest CD to be released in early November.
Rumor has it he may make a few copies of this CD available at this performance!

• George Fendel is a jazz historian & columnist for JazzScene Magazine who can be heard weekly (Sunday afternoons) on jazz radio KMHD 89.1 FM. George is also well known for his beautiful piano stylings and has played widely around Portland.

Saturday, October 6, 2007

Congrats to Leslie

Our member LESLIE ELDER entered her painting, Jerusalem Spice Shop, in the Watercolor Society of Oregon Transparent Show and it was accepted!

This painting had sold at our show at the Oregon Jewish Museum last year, but the owner agreed to let her show the piece.

It will not be for sale but will be displayed at the Fall Show at the Meadow Lakes Golf Course in Prineville, OR beginning Oct. 6th through the end of the month.

The painting was one of 80 entries selected for the show.
There were 173 artists (all Watercolor Society members) who submitted 306 total images.

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Celebration of Art

The magic begins as you enter our Main Exhibit Hall.

Live music by well known recording artists and performers will greet your ears, and a coffee house featuring fresh treats will tantalize your palate as you listen to the musical stylings of Stephanie Schneiderman (of Dirty Martini fame), George Fendel, jazz pianist, and Justin Jude, recently named "Oregon's Best Singer/Songwriter 2007!"

Stroll from exhibit to exhibit to experience a unique show that blends the best elements of a gallery opening with an artist colony tour -- with a coffee house of a forgotten age tossed in. Celebrating their second year as a collective, ORA artists invite the public to discover their new work. Although the artists are Jewish , Judaic and secular works are available for purchase.

Members of ORA are: Rosana Berdichevsky, collage and multi-media; Lynn Dorman, photography; Leslie Elder, water colors, Robin Esterkin, water color, acrylic and mixed media; Laurie Fendel, fabric construction; Diane Fredgant, silk painting; Sara Harwin, fabric construction, acrylic painting and serigraph prints; Julie Hockley, hand-cast precious metal jewelry & ritual objects; Esther Liberman, handmade bead work; Sharon Segal, acrylic and mixed media paintings and cards; Eddy Shuldman, fused glass; and Sabina Wohlfeiler, water color paintings.

Best of all, admission is free! And - you don't need to be Jewish to come look, schmooze with the artists, nosh a little, and buy art that speaks to you.

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