Thursday, October 31, 2013

JAN KATZ: From the abstract to the subway!

Jan is a fabulous artist with a wide range of subject matter.
Her New York subway scenes are popular, as are her colorful abstracts.

What will she have waiting for you on Sunday? Come find out!

      Celebration of Art '13  November 3rd
      10:30- 4:30 @ the MJCC 6651 SW Capitol Hwy
                                 free admission

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Marney Pike - Raw Emotion

Bursts of amazing color, ripe with emotion, warm and seductive... Marney's paintings invite you to spend time absorbing their meanings.

Marney Pike has been a highly regarded painter for some time and we are so pleased that she has become an ORA member.

Stop by Sunday to see her work in person. Cozy up to one of her paintings and feel the poetry!

         November 3rd.... 10:30-4:30
@ MJCC  6651 SW Capitol Hwy, Portland Oregon

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Diane Fredgant: Smooth As Silk!

Each of Diane's pieces leaves me breathless. Silk and dyes in the hands of this masterful artist yield spiritual stories that unfold in vibrant yet delicately stated ways.

Visit Diane's colorful booth this Sunday...It will be filled with beautiful one of a kind silks! She accepts commissions, which means a personalized Tallit or piece of wall art is in your future!

                Celebration of Art '13 !  November 3
         @ the Mittleman Jewish Community Center
                           6651 SW Capitol Hwy

Sunday, October 27, 2013



Yup! All week long you can see our teaser....
just a few pieces of art to "whet your whistle."
You don't need to be a member to look at the art!

Stop by the MJCC (6651 SW Capitol Hwy) anytime during their open hours to see this preview.

Celebration of Art will happen on Sunday, November 3rd from 10:30-4:30. Twenty five plus artists all under one roof....

Free admission, Awesome Art, and Live Music!

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Sharon Segal: painting with soul

Sharon is a painter who thrives on vibrant colors. That said, she also is masterful with the subtle shades as well! 

Some of her work embraces soulful judaic themes (Shefa or abundance is the theme of her painting above.)

We are grateful to Sharon for coordinating our upcoming art show Celebration of Art '13. It isn't easy to create a new body of work while attending to all the details of coordinating 25+ artists!

Come on down next Sunday...introduce yourself to Sharon and savor her beautiful work!

November 3, 2013  @ the MJCC  6651 SW Capitol Hwy
             The deli will be open for business... 
          free admission, fabulous art, & live music!

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Laurie Fendel: Wearable Art!

Laurie Fendel has expanded her design work. In addition to fabric sculptures, she now has a new line of unique wearable art. No two are alike! Commissions are welcome...just in case you have a dream color in mind!

One of a kind purses will also be available the day of ORA's annual Celebration of Art .

Come try a few on....see which items put a smile on your face!

                       NOVEMBER  3  @ MJCC
                        6651 SW CAPITOL HWY


Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Diane Russell: She's back!!!!!!!

Last year Diane was in Open Studios and couldn't participate in our annual Celebration of Art. She was sorely missed!

We are so pleased to welcome her back. Her paintings are vibrant, lively, and sometimes just a tad sassy

Her work demands to be seen in person. Street scenes come alive and  portraits do more than capture the individual's likeness...they tell a story!

Oh, did I mention she is a lot of fun to talk to? Stop by and find out for yourself ! 

                              Free admission!
                             November 3, 2013
              CELEBRATION OF ART 2013
                  6651 SW Capitol Hwy- Portland

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Leslie Elder returns with new works of art!

If you scroll through this blog you will see many posts about Leslie. She is a water colorist who often can be found out in nature. She is an avid walker, cyclist and of course, painter!

Leslie paints judaic and secular themes, portraits that tell stories, as well as local flora and fauna.

If you stop by her booth space at Celebration of Art you will be greeted with a warm smile and a ready answer to any of your questions about her art. You'll find a wide selection of paintings to choose from. 

                            November 3rd 2013
                  MJCC 6651 SW Capitol Hwy- Portland
                         10:30-4:30    free admission

Monday, October 21, 2013

Roberta Cohen- new takes on jewelry

Bert is passionate about art. She is a co-owner of the Beaverton art Gallery Art on Broadway. She is also a passionate artist, channeling her energy into beautiful and unique jewelery.

Come on over to the MJCC on Sunday November 3rd between 10:30 am and 4:30 pm. Free admission, awesome art, music....
and the deli will be selling some great food.  
MJCC: 6651 SW Capitol Hwy   Portland Oregon

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Jeff Israel- Stained Glass

Jeff Israel makes masks. Not your ordinary masks. These are made of stained glass designed and crafted with precision as only a skilled surgeon can work.

In fact, Jeff is a surgeon and a masterful artist. 

Meet Jeff and meet his art. You will be astonished at how much more vibrant this work is in person!
                                         November 3rd
                       CELEBRATION OF ART '13
                            MJCC 6651 SW Capitol HWY
                                    Portland, Oregon 

Thursday, October 17, 2013

LINDA BOURNE: A Preview Opportunity

Artworks Series: Local Potter Linda Bourne 
Visit the MJCC lobby to see Linda Bourne in action. She is an Oregon potter and native who has been creating various forms of pottery for more than 25 years. Her unique style is called Sculptureware and combines color clays with original curvalinear designs to create highly evolved and functional artwork for home and business.

Monday, Oct. 21 
3:00 - 7:00 pm MJCC lobby

THEN..... come buy some of Linda's amazing work and see all the other artists at Celebration of Art '13.
Free Admission...Live Music...Cool Art....Kosher Deli selling their usual Sunday fare. 10:30am- 4:30pm
                           6651 SW Capitol Hwy
                              Portland, Oregon

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Richard Lishner has his eye on Portland!

Richard is an architect and a photographer. He will join ORA at the annual Celebration of Art show at the MJCC on November 3rd , 2013.

His photographs are vibrant and tell the story of our beautiful city.

Of course , he has other photos....OH....and a beautiful book of his work!

MJCC 6651 SW Capitol Hwy  10:30- 3:30
FREE Admission!

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Meet Victoria Epstein, jeweler!

Victoria is new to Portland, but her experience in designing and creating beautiful jewelry is long!

Help us welcome Victoria to Portland and to ORA! Check out her jewelry. We think it's pretty special!

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Ellen Shefi...2 Events to attend!!!!!!

Ellen Shefi will be participating in an unusual art show, Forest of Arts at Hopkins Demonstration Forest in Oregon City on the weekend of Oct. 12th - Oct. 13th.  It is a family friendly venue that will have indoor and outdoor art exhibits, kids activities, tours of the forest by foot and minivan, demonstrations and food.  Put on your hiking boots and bring the family and friends - free admission!  These beautiful forests are located 20 minutes south of Oregon City off Hwy. 213.  

Ellen will also return to the annual Celebration of Art at Mittleman Jewish Community Center on November 3rd.

Admission is free - 10:30am- 4:30 pm
6651 SW Capitol HWY 
Portland, Oregon

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Brauna RItchie: Organic Rounds of Glass

Brauna has been putting her hours into the studio designing new organic rounds. 

Bold and colorful, these pieces will bring color to any room.

Brauna will also feature a number of her mixed media pieces....fused glass and aluminum.

Buy some glass for yourself or as a special gift.... unique, beautiful, special!

NOVEMBER 3rd , 10:30-4:30
MJCC  6651 SW Capitol Hwy
Portland, OR

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Bob Brenner: Seeing the world through a unique lens

Bob Brenner is one of our newest photographers. His work is stunning and he has a personality to match!

He uses some interesting framing to show off his work. Just wait until you see his work full size . His images beckon you to keep looking!

Come meet Bob. Help us welcome him to ORA. His photography will speak to you in ways you can't yet imagine. 

Celebration of Art: November 3,2013  10:30-4:30

Free Admission!

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Esther Liberman: an eye for the finer details!

"Root Work" by Esther Liberman

Esther Liberman approaches her work with an eye for details. The beads she often uses are tiny and the hand-eye coordination required for such meticulous work is hard to imagine.

I had the privilege of being on duty at a recent art sale when a customer spotted one of Esther's fabulous free form bracelets.  
The customer put the bracelet on her wrist never went back into the case. It was the fastest sale I have ever witnessed!

That's how it is when you encounter Esther's beadwork! You will ask how she did it, but then you'll be too busy trying it on and admiring it...and purchasing it, to actually hear the answer!

Come meet Esther and the other fine artists who will be happy to talk about their art with you...

"Verticals" design by Sabine Lippert, beaded by E. Liberman

Celebration of Art '2013 is November 3rd   
@ the MJCC 
6651 SW Capitol Hwy

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

ORA Welcomes Sooze to Oregon

Sooze is another Washington artist, joining us as a guest this fall.
On November 3rd you can help us welcome Sooze and her vibrantly colored artworks! Stop by her booth, give her a warm PDX welcome....and pick up some fabulous art!

Our sale is open only for one day: NOVEMBER 3, 2013
@ the MJCC 6651 SW Capitol Hwy- Portland OR
We'll be open 10:30-4:30.
Admission is free . Checks, Cash, Credit accepted for purchases.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Meet Lois Gaylord- Fabric Art and Jewelry

We are so pleased to introduce Lois Gaylord.
Lois is one of ORA's newest member artists and a resident of Washington State.

Be sure to visit her Celebration of Art booth on November 3rd! You'll be astonished by her beautifully woven tallitot, hand-made challah covers, jewelry ....and more!

November 3, 2013
@ MJCC 6651 SW Capitol Hwy , Portland
10:30-4:30....   FREE ADMISSION!