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Oregon Jewish Museum gears up for its annual art auction gala


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It’s not too soon to mark your calendar for the Oregon Jewish Museum’s annual art auction.

This year’s gala banquet and auction is set for Sunday, May 3, at the Governor Hotel. The silent auction gets under way at 4:30 p.m. Dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. and the oral auction begins at 7:15 with auctioneer Chris Sheik returning to preside over the bidding.

This year’s event is dubbed “ARTrageous” and will feature the work of many local Jewish artists, as well as artists from outside our area.

In keeping with past practice, the auction will also include many non-art items, most of which are featured in the silent auction.

OJM Executive Director Judy Margles said, “The Gala, always a vibrant and convivial event, promises this year particularly to lift the collective community mood—and the joy and creativity in this year’s art to lift the spirit as well—as we celebrate our art, our artists, our collective histories and ourselves,”

Longtime OJM Gala organizer Alice Meyer said the museum faces new challenges in this year of economic uncertainty and will need to be “resourceful and creative in continuing to provide the community with unique and thought-provoking exhibits and programs,” along with the museum’s newly developed digital archive, which is a valuable resource for researchers.

In an effort to hold the line on costs to patrons in these times, ticket prices for the Gala remain the same as last year. The dinner price is $80 per person—$40 for guests under 40. Dinner patrons pay $125 per person.

Invitations have been mailed. For more information or to make reservations call OJM’s office at 503-226-3600 or visit them on line at www.ojm.org

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