Tickets & Art!!

Time is running out!!

The auction is only 11 days away and there are only 25 tickets left.  It’s going to be an amazing evening and you don’t want to miss out on all the fun!

The auction tables at Richmond will only be up for 2 more mornings and the last day to purchase tickets is Sunday, February 5th.

This is also the last week to buy your ONK t-shirts & bags.  We received a second shipment, but already we are running out of sizes!

The art projects up for bid are truly amazing.  I am so impressed by our talented students (and their parents & teachers!).

Here are a few more pics of the fantastic art projects:

Bamboo Screen with Hand Stamped Fabric

(2nd Grade Classes – Scheiman, Kapranos, Denlinger & Mogi)Bamboo Screen with Hand Stamped Fabric

Bamboo Screen with Hand Stamped Fabric 2

Dandelion in Red Paper Collage on Wood Panel (1st Grade – Mishina/Murphy)Dandelion in Red Paper Collage on Wood Panel


Auction Art Projects!!

The class art projects this year are absolutely amazing!

A huge thank you to our Auction Art Coordinators, Kyle Begley & Corinna Hammer for their amazing ideas & hard work.

Thank you to our talented children and their fabulous parents & teachers for the hours of work these projects took.

Get ready to start bidding!!  (You can click on the titles to see the auction catalog description)

Eastern Bamboo Forest Paper Collage on Wood Panel  (Kindergarten – Grover/Iverson)

Bamboo Paper Collage on Wood Panel

Western Pine Forest Paper Collage on Wood Panel (Kindergarten – Marsh/Yoshida)

Pine Forest Paper Collage on Wood Panel

Dandelion in Neutral Paper Collage on Wood Panel (1st Grade – Uchida/Meier)

Dandelion in Neutral Paper Collage on Wood Panel

Tomato Metal Garden Trellis (4th/5th Grade – Kitazawa)

Tomato Metal Garden Trellis

Bat Metal Garden Trellis (4th/5th Grade – Aubrecht)

Bat Metal Garden Trellis

Breezy Dandelion in Blue (5th Grade – Ando)

Breezy Dandelion in Blue

Breezy Dandelion in Green (5th Grade – Kapranos)

Breezy Dandelion in Green

We will be posting the rest of the art projects in the next week!

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If you haven’t purchased your tickets, time is running out!

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Custom Coffee Table

Just one of the amazing items for bid at the Live Auction!

Custom Coffee Table by Fieldwork Design

Rev up your living room’s style quotient with this custom coffee table, created exclusively for the auction by Cornell Anderson, a JMP parent and owner of Fieldwork Design.  This retro-feel piece is topped with a salvaged slab of Douglas Fir with live edges and an integral hand-carved bowl.  The finish is natural citrus oil, linseed oil, and beeswax, and the base is a continuous steel rod with a blackened oil finish. This one-of-a-kind piece is sure to be a conversation starter!

The table measures 61” long, 25” wide (at widest point) and 17.5” tall.

Auction night update

We’ve received a lot of questions about what to expect on auction night. Who’s catering the food? (Food in Bloom) What time is registration? (5 pm for Patrons and Sponsors, 5:45 pm for regular ticket holders) What do we wear? (It’s Portland, anything goes! If you need a suggestion, we’re calling it an understated elegant affair.)

For a complete look at the night’s events and menu, please click on the “Auction Night” tab.

An email notification a week or so before the auction will be going out to ticket holders with parking and other event information.

Thank you for buying your tickets early and we’re looking forward to a wonderful evening!

ONK T-shirts & Bags!!

We are so excited to announce that the beautiful 2012 auction design (thank you JMP parents Micah Kassell & Maya Mori) has been screen printed on tees & bags.  They will go on sale at Richmond Elementary on Tuesday, January 3rd at the two auction tables (cafeteria & front office) from 7:45am-8:30am.  We will be accepting cash, checks made out to Oya No Kai, Inc. & Visa/MC.  All proceeds from tees & bags will support the amazing Intern Program.

They are all locally printed by Ink Brigade in color on a soft heathered gray cotton.  We have sizing for men, women & children.  The women’s tees are a fabulous scoop-neck tissue tee by Bella.  The bags are printed in color on a lightweight black cotton canvas…perfect for your laptop!  The adult tees are $15, the kids are $10 and the bags are $10.

If you are a Mt Tabor or Grant family, we will be sending out information regarding ordering & pick up this week.

If you have merchandise questions, you can contact Maya at  If you have auction questions, please contact Sara Tam at or Jeanne Kaliszewski at, Auction Chairs Extraordinaire!

Images of the Bella ladies tee, Alstyle kids tee & ONK canvas tote!

ladies Bella tee

Alstyle kids tee

ONK canvas tote

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Donation Deadline January 13, 2012

January may or may not sound like the near future to you, but for the Auction Committee, it is right around the corner. Donations are needed early so we have enough time to enter items and publish the auction catalog.

We are in need of donations of all kinds to make this event a success. We particularly need beverages – wine, champagne, and sake. Every item we receive is money that will be used for the Interns and Cultural Exchanges.

Please spend a few minutes and ask yourself what you can do, or a business or friend for a charitable donation toward our incredible Japanese Immersion Program.