Monday, June 28, 2010

Summer Art

Several of our members are participating in art events this summer.
Please come and enjoy these events!

- Eddy and Esther are sharing a booth at a giant juried craft fair:

"Craft-In" Arts & Crafts Show
Saturday, July 17th
10 am - 4:30 pm
at the historic 99W Drive-In Theatre Parking Lot
in Newberg, Oregon 97132
Admission: Free

-Laurie and Sharon will be featured in a joint art exhibit:

"Hearts and Vessels"
From Aug 31 through Sept 24
Artists' Reception is Friday Sept 10th
5:30 to 7:30 pm
at the Emerald Art Center
500 Main St, Springfield, Oregon 97477
Regular hours Tues - Sat 11 am to 4 pm

Friday, June 18, 2010

E-Mail Mystery

Well, that was embarrassing! There was a glitch in sending out responses to our recent Jury. However, everyone has now received their responses, and we've started receiving your signed contracts.

If you haven't sent in your contract yet, please do it soon. Remember the deadline is July 15th.

We are so very sorry if the e-mail glitch caused you any anxiety. We actually had an incredible number of beautiful submissions, and were very excited to see how many artists were ACCEPTED by the jury! It's going to be a fabulous show!

Friday, June 11, 2010

A Breath of Plein Aire

Leslie Elder writes:

I am taking plein aire classes from Aimee Erickson this summer. The class is for artists working in acrylic or oil. The first class is in Multnomah Village July 6-9th. The second class is July 12-16th, and will focus on urban landscape in downtown Portland. You can sign up through the Multnomah Art Center.

I find that oil is a great medium to use outside because it doesn't dry too fast like watercolors tend to do. I really enjoy getting out of my studio in the summer to paint outside. With all the rain we've had lately I like to absorb as much sunshine as possible while the weather is good.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Award-Winning Quality!!

Our own Eddy Shuldman received a prestigious "Song of Miriam" award yesterday! It's great to see her receive the recognition she deserves for her incredible work on Jewish Arts Month (JAM) this year with Mittleman Jewish Community Center.

The Song of Miriam Awards honor women who volunteer their time and energy to ensure the continuity and vibrancy of the Jewish community of Oregon and Southwest Washington.

This annual event is sponsored by the Jewish Women’s Round Table, which represents Jewish women in Oregon and SW Washington through their organizations and congregations, convening in the spirit of cooperation to recognize achievements in volunteering and collectively contributing to the continuity of Jewish life in the community.

We offer congratulations, and our sincere thanks, to all the recipients of this wonderful award.

A Bounty of Offerings

Yesterday we held our Jury of prospective guest artists for this fall's Celebration of Art show. The offerings were wonderful. Our applicants included a number of nationally/internationally known artists, which is very exciting. We've really come a long way, and this show is going to be beautiful!

Mark your calendar now... you won't want to miss this show!

Sunday, October 24, 2010 at Mittleman Jewish Community Center.