Monday, October 26, 2009

Wow! What a wonderful day! Beautiful art, talented artists, supportive guests, a magical event manager, and wonderful volunteers. Sunday's Celebration of Art at MJCC was a success all around, and we are so grateful to everyone who helped make it happen.

Take a look at the pictures! And check back soon... we'll be posting more very soon.

I'm still exhausted.... but happy!

Friday, October 23, 2009

The Waiting

Nervous, excited, mystified, suspenseful. Certain I've forgotten something important. Waiting for the big Show on Sunday. No more meetings, no more printing, no more phone calls. It's all personal now. See you all on Sunday.

Celebration of Art!
October 25, 2009
10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Mittleman Jewish Community Center
6651 SW Capitol Highway

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Schnitzer Manor Rocks!

Eddy Shuldman writes:

Residents at Rose Schnitzer Manor are remarkable for so many reasons. Today, this community of seniors hosted an art show.
Evidence of talent was apparent everywhere I looked. From needlework and beading to painting, photography , and sculpture.
The faces of the artists sparkled with pride and joy as they witnessed our appreciation.
It is with great pleasure and pride that ORA will play host to many of these artists at our upcoming show. We regret that space limits the number of pieces that can be displayed.
Kol HaKavod, RSM artists! You have brought beauty into this world and we are so fortunate that you are so willing to share it with us!

Sculpture "The Woman" by Elaine Kaufman

Monday, October 19, 2009

Schnitzer Art Exhibit Returns

Last year i wrote about the wonderful art show we attended at Rose Schnitzer Manor, featuring art by residents and employees there. It was beautiful and inspiring. So I'm glad to hear that they're doing another show this year. If you can possibly make it, take an hour or so and go enjoy!

Thursday, October 22, 2009
2 pm - 4 pm

Rose Schnitzer Manor
6125 SW Boundary St
Portland, OR 97221
(503) 535-4300

And don't forget, some of the residents of Rose Schnitzer Manor will have work on display at ORA's upcoming Celebration of Art on Sunday, October 25th at MJCC. These artists are happening!!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Todah Rabbah!!

Our sincere thanks to Maimonides Jewish Day School and Jewish Federation of Greater Portland for letting us place our banners on their properties, advertising our upcoming sale.

This sort of generosity allows us to feel like we are a welcome partner within the greater Jewish Portland Community.

Todah Rabbah!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Whew! That's Done!

Yay! I am finished with the programme brochure for our Celebration of Art Show, and it is in the printer's hands. Now, it's no secret that the production of this brochure has been a frustrating process for me. But I must say that as i was finishing it up, it really hit me what an accomplishment this is, and how far we have come in 3 1/2 years! This is our fourth annual show and sale, with quite a few exhibit events in between. We have incredible juried guest artists, and we're in the beautiful ballroom of MJCC, and people are starting to KNOW who we are! And some even paid money to have ads in our brochure! Wow, this is impressive! And (now that I can take a moment to breathe) I'm proud to be part of it.

Celebration of Art!
Sunday, October 25, 2009
10:30 - 4:00 pm

Mittleman Jewish Comm. Center
6651 SW Capitol Hwy.
Portland, Oregon

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Who Are Those Guys????

Who are those suspicious looking guys? You'll find out at Celebration of Art next Sunday! Hint: Eddy is putting together an incredible Power Point slide show, which will be running during the art show. We got a peek at a partial version last night, and it's truly celebratory. You will love it! And of course, admission is FREE!

Celebration of Art!
Sunday, October 25, 2009
10:30 am - 4:00 pm
MJCC Ballroom

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Leslie Scores a GOAAAAALLL!!!

Leslie Elder's painting, "Go for the Goal" was recently juried into the Watercolor Society of Oregon's Fall show, on exhibit this month in McMinnville. There were 80 watercolor paintings juried into the show. Out of the 80 paintings, 20 were chosen to receive awards. Leslie's painting received an award and will be one of 20 award-winning paintings from the show to tour the state of Oregon in the coming year, exhibiting in various galleries aroung the state.

Leslie is excited to have her painting touring the state, and we are incredibly proud of her. The paintings are all for sale. For more info, check out Come see the exhibit: it's at the IMAX theater in McMinnville this month, and at Currents Gallery in November. It's a beautiful exhibit.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Celebration's Almost Here!

Celebration of ART 2009 will take place on Sunday, October 25th, from 10:30 am to 4:00 pm at Mittleman JCC.

For more details, listing of artists, and pretty pictures, check out our website:

Come visit with the artists, and see everyone's beautiful work!
Admission is free, of course.