Saturday, April 17, 2010

SOLD!! To the guy with the chair...

All five of our members' contributions to this year's Chair affair found buyers, helping the Community Warehouse raise $125,000 at this year's event!

It's wonderful to a part of this good cause, and encouraging to know that there were buyers for each of our offerings.

"Button Up Your View"
by Laura Joy Fendel

"Zine Zone" by Gary Pearlman

"Chair Up There" by Robin Esterkin
"Love Seat"
by Esther Liberman

"Avian Spa" by Eddy Shuldman

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Fiber Arts at the Japanese Garden

Our own Laura Joy Fendel has several pieces on display as part of a special art show and sale at Portland's Japanese Garden Pavilion. The show, entitled "Texture: The Art of Paper & Fiber,"
features works by 17 members of the Columbia Fiber Arts Guild.

This beautiful show will run April 10 - 18, with a preview opening night on Friday, April 9th, 5-7 pm. Come meet the artists, enjoy a warm cup of tea, and enjoy the art offerings.
611 SW Kingston, Portland, Oregon 97205
(503) 223-1321

The show is free with admission to the Garden.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Chair Up There

Robin Esterkin's lovely painting, "Chair Up There" and Laura Fendel's fabric-framed mirror, "Button Up Your View" are featured on the Virtual Storefront of Community Warehouse's Estate Store. Click here to take a look, and scroll down to the entries for April 3rd and 4th.

The annual Chair Affair, which benefits Portland's Community Warehouse, will take place this Thursday, April 8th, and is totally sold out! So it's a pretty good bet that both of these beauties will be sold that night.

Other ORA artists who have contributed to this year's sale are Esther Liberman, Gary Pearlman and Eddy Shuldman. Click on each artist's name to see their Chair Affair offering. It's wonderful to be able to use our creativity to support such a good cause.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Chag Sameach Pesach!

Happy Pesach from all the members of ORA! Wishing everyone a joyous and meaningful holiday.

As we eat the 'poor bread' and use all the ingenuity of generations of Jewish cooks to fashion delicacies from humble ingredients, let us be truly grateful for the freedom to do so, and let us be aware of the higher meaning of that tradition.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Leslie Elder Exhibit in Seattle

Leslie Elder has an exhibit of about 17 paintings at a salon in Seattle called Essence a Chic Coiffure.

The exhibit opened on March 7th and will hang for 3 months. Leslie attended the opening, and got a great response. If you're in Seattle, stop in and see this one-woman show. And if you need a haircut, how about a day trip??