Jewish Authenticity and Identity, a group exhibition on this theme, at Adas Israel Congregation in Washington, D.C. This video, recorded March 14, 2021, features Jewish Art Salon members Billha Zussman, Diana Kurz, Rachel Kanter, Hillel Smith and Heather Stoltz talking about their work in the exhibit, as well as curator Ori Z. Soltes and exhibition […]

CALL FOR ART – AFTER THE FLOOD: REGENESIS Jewish Art Salon member artists are invited to submit work for consideration as featured artists, to present their work in the live online “Open Studios” series. Provide a short text and up to 3 works.  Deadline: April 11, 2021 Eligibility: ONLY Current Jewish Art Salon members may […]

JAS OPEN STUDIOS ZOOM PROGRAMS CONTINUE! Monday, April 12, 12 PM New York, 11 AM Chicago, 9 AM PT, 7 PM Jerusalem (PLEASE NOTE: NOT OUR USUAL DAY) Jewish Art Salon invites you to the next live session of our successful online series, OPEN STUDIOS, Creativity in an Uncertain Time. Curated by Judith Joseph and […]

In this video artists Mark Podwal, Yona Verwer (Jewish Art Salon Director), and Cynthia Beth Rubin offer insight into their creative processes and share a contemporary view of an ancient ritualized story. Mark shows his published Haggadot and Passover relevant images including collages from his soon to be published “A Collage of Customs”. Cynthia and […]

To mark the Ghetto quincentennial, Beit Venezia, the international center for Jewish Studies in Venice, invited eight Jewish artists from all over the world to design a new Venice Haggadah, after a full immersion in the city and a residency at the Scuola Internazionale di Grafica. Three of these artists are members of the Jewish […]

Many Jewish Art Salon members knew the late Vivian Mann. A special April 13th virtual program will honor her memory. Jewish Ceremonial Art: Continuing the Conversation  Tuesday, April 13, 2021, 12 Noon EDT  Vivian B. Mann, Judaica curator at the Jewish Museum in New York and founder of the graduate program in Jewish Art and […]

A prize named in commemoration of the artists Hans Grundig (1901–1958) and Lea Grundig (1906–1977), under the patronage of the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation will be awarded for artistic and art historical achievement, as well as for achievement in the communication of art. Applications should be submitted by March 31, 2021. A diasporist lives and paints in […]

Our Genesis Advisor, Professor Steven Fine, Director of the YU Center for Israel Studies, will present Wednesday March 24 at 3pm ET, along with Professor Ronnie Perelis. Click here to attend: http://yu.edu/yuvoices

New Haggadah using art as commentary, spurred by the COVID-19  Jewish Artist Collective Chicago (JACC) produces Haggadah featuring art by 11 artists. Out of the Narrows: The Artists’ Haggadah Available on B & N Press and Blurb The idea for a Haggadah featuring engaging, original artwork was the emergence of the plague of our time, […]

Tobi Kahn was commissioned to create all of the artwork for CCAR’s new Passover Haggadah, Mishkan Haseder, edited by Rabbi Hara E. Person and Jessica Greenbaum. Read more about it here Excerpt: What was the process like of working with Tobi Kahn, this Haggadah’s artist? Person: It was great to work with Tobi. He is a […]

JAS OPEN STUDIOS ZOOM PROGRAMS CONTINUE! Tuesday, March 23, 12 PM New York, 11 AM Chicago, 9 AM PT, 7 PM Jerusalem Jewish Art Salon invites you to the next live session of our successful online series, OPEN STUDIOS, Creativity in an Uncertain Time. Curated by Judith Joseph and Dorit Jordan Dotan, in this acclaimed […]

Niv Magazine is currently accepting submissions for their April issue—deadline is March 21.  More info

Hazon, the Jewish Lab for Sustainability non-profit invites submissions to ​The Shmita Prizes ​– an international arts competition with five different prizes. The goal is to draw attention to and raise awareness of the forthcoming shmita year (beginning Rosh Hashanah 2021). Categories: ritual object, fine art, film or video, performance art/music/liturgy, written word – essays and ideas. […]

JAS OPEN STUDIOS ZOOM PROGRAMS: PASSOVER EDITION Tuesday, March 9, 12 PM New York, 11 AM Chicago, 9 AM PT, 7 PM Jerusalem Jewish Art Salon invites you to a Passover-themed live session; part of our successful online series, OPEN STUDIOS, Creativity in an Uncertain Time, on Tuesday, March 9, 2021 at 12PM ET. In […]

Jewish Art Salon Open Studios features program about Jewish Authenticity and Identity Exhibition at Congregation Adas Israel in Washington, D.C.

Curated by Judith Joseph and Dorit Jordan Dotan, in this video, which aired live February 9, 2021, we are joined by artists Emily Marbach, Deborah Ugoretz, and Karey Kessler as they offer insight into their creative processes and share the impact of the current social order on the psychological and spiritual content of their work. […]

In this session, which aired live on January 26, 2021, and was curated by Dorit Jordan Dotan and Judith Joseph, we were joined by artists Carole Glauber, Linda Klein and Miriam Stern as they offer insight into their creative processes and share the impact of the current social order on the psychological and spiritual content […]

JAS OPEN STUDIOS ZOOM PROGRAMS CONTINUE! Tuesday, February 23, 12 PM New York, 11 AM Chicago, 9 AM PT, 7 PM Jerusalem Jewish Art Salon invites you to the next live session of our successful online series, OPEN STUDIOS, Creativity in an Uncertain Time. Curated by Dorit Jordan Dotan and Judith Joseph, in this acclaimed […]

Jewish Art Salon member artists are invited to submit work for consideration as featured artists in the live online “Open Studios” series. Provide a short text and up to 3 works. Eligibility: ONLY Current Jewish Art Salon members may apply. Artists and scholars who wish to join JAS membership are welcome to do so, but please know membership […]

ATTENTION ALL ARTISTS WHO HAVE ALREADY SUBMITTED TO GENESIS: WE ARE REVIEWING ALL SUBMISSIONS and POTENTIAL VENUES. WE WILL UPDATE ARTISTS ON THE STATUS OF THEIR APPLICATION BETWEEN LATE FEBRUARY AND THE END OF MARCH 2021.  THANK YOU FOR YOUR PATIENCE. THE CURATORIAL COMMITTEE. GENESIS: THE BEGINNING OF CREATIVITY                                                                                                                          An Artistic Initiative of Jewish Art Salon in partnership with CARAVAN Artist […]

JAS OPEN STUDIOS ZOOM PROGRAMS CONTINUE! Tuesday, February 9, 12 PM New York, 11 AM Chicago, 9 AM PT, 7 PM Jerusalem Jewish Art Salon invites you to the next live session of our successful online series, OPEN STUDIOS, Creativity in an Uncertain Time, on Tuesday, February 9, 2021 at 12PM ET. Curated by Judith […]

In this session, curated by Dorit Jordan Dotan and Judith Joseph, we will be joined by artists Debra Kapnek, Carole Kunstadt and Sarah Lightman as they offer insight into their creative processes and share the impact of the current social order on the psychological and spiritual content of their work. This series aired live on […]

This is a third party call for art, not a Jewish Art Salon event. Online exhibition and fundraiser auction for Hazon, hosted by the Harlem Moishe House in partnership with Yeshivat Chovevei Torah. The event will bring together acclaimed musicians, poets and artists to depict the Jewish theme of veiling and revealing through their own artistic […]

Virtual exhibition as part of the Tager International Conference on Feminism in the Abrahamic Religions, Jan. 31-Feb 2, 2021. Curators: David Sperber and Nurit Jacobs-Yinon VIEW EXHIBITION HERE: https://art2021.rackmancenter.com Recording of the opening here. The ‘Body Text’ exhibition seeks to highlight aspects common to feminist artists who create within different cultural and religious realms in […]

Jewish Museum Milwaukee and Jewish Art Salon present Museum Moments.   Explore the art of “Tu B’Shevat” with Jewish Art Salon artists Cynthia Beth Rubin and Yona Verwer. In these 15 minutes Cynthia and Yona talk about the holiday of Tu B’ Shevat (New Year for the Trees), and show their latest collaborative new media art […]

Mechael Pomeranz, owner of Jerusalem’s Pomeranz Bookseller, came across a virtually unknown narrative poem called “The Tale of a Niggun,” written by Elie Wiesel. In cooperation with Schocken Books, an imprint of Penguin Random House, Pomeranz worked to get this poem published as a separate volume in Israel. The book has an introduction by Wiesel’s […]

Art Moments With so many museums and galleries closed or open only for reduced hours this winter, here are a few opportunities to experience art. January 18, 2021 BY DIANE M. BOLZ Read it here.

Apply to join the new Boston Artist Beit Midrash, a learning salon online, through JArts Boston, Hebrew College, and CJP that will bring together Boston-area Jewish artists working in different media to study Jewish texts, share their creative processes, and build community. Co-created by Rabbi Shoshana Meira Friedman, Hebrew College; Laura Mandel, JArts; Sophie Krentzman, […]

Jewish Museum Milwaukee and Jewish Art Salon present Museum Moments.   Explore the art of “Tu B’Shevat” with Jewish Art Salon artists Cynthia Beth Rubin and Yona Verwer. Tuesday, January 26, 3:00 – 3:15pm EST  Tune in at Facebook Live:  facebook.com/JewishMuseumMilwaukee/ In these 15 minutes Cynthia and Yona will talk about the upcoming holiday of Tu B’ Shevat […]

JAS OPEN STUDIOS ZOOM PROGRAMS CONTINUE! Tuesday, January 26, 12 PM New York, 11 AM Chicago, 9 AM PT, 7 PM Jerusalem As we begin 2021, Jewish Art Salon invites you to the next live session of our successful online series, OPEN STUDIOS, Creativity in an Uncertain Time, on Tuesday, January 26, 2021 at 12PM […]

The editors of AJS Perspectives (Association for Jewish Studies) are seeking submissions of images of original artwork for the upcoming Protest Issue (Spring 2021). Photography, painting, drawing, comics, sculpture, textiles, installation, mixed media and dance are welcome. Images should reflect the theme of “protest” through a Jewish lens, broadly defined. Please upload images for consideration […]

Envision Tomorrow’s Israel – A Competition to Design the Jewish National Fund World Zionist Village The JNF seeks architects, students, designers, ‘big thinkers’, educators and landscape architects from around the world 18 years and older to submit ideas for its World Zionist Village. Envision Tomorrow’s Israel aims to solicit ideas for key elements of this […]

JAS OPEN STUDIOS ZOOM PROGRAMS CONTINUE! Tuesday, January 12, 12 PM New York, 11 AM Chicago, 9 AM PT, 7 PM Jerusalem As we begin 2021, Jewish Art Salon invites you to the next session of our successful online series, OPEN STUDIOS, Creativity in an Uncertain Time, live on Tuesday, January 12th, 2021 at 12PM […]

Artforum’s January/February 2021 issue features a review of Rand’s exhibition at BravinLee Programs in New York. Archie Rand BRAVINLEE PROGRAMS By Barry Schwabsky Although Archie Rand’s long career as a painter has shown many—and sometimes seemingly incompatible—aspects, he has become best known (or perhaps, best underknown) for presenting Jewish themes on a sometimes extravagant scale and […]

In this session, curated by Judith Joseph and Dorit Jordan Dotan, we are joined by artists Audrey Frank Anastasi, Alan Lucks, and Joan Myerson Shrager as they offer insight into their creative processes and share the impact of the current social order on the psychological and spiritual content of their work. As 2020 comes to […]

Immortality, Memory, Creativity, and Survival:The Arts of Alice Lok Cahana, Ronnie Cahana and Kitra Cahana Jewish Art Salon Advisor Ori Z. Soltes edited the volume and wrote the first essay, which explores the arts of the multi-valent Cahana family and is illustrated with 51 full-color images as well as 30 archival and recent photographs that […]

As we continue toward the shortest of winter days, we look to find light – a spark in the darkness – we look to conjure hope and healing with intentional vision. In this session, curated by Judith Joseph and Dorit Jordan Dotan., we will be joined by artists Ashley Scott Fitzgerald, Asherah Cinnamon, and Diane […]

As we all continue to collectively experience dramatic shifts during this period of pandemic, the Jewish Art Salon invites you to “OPEN STUDIOS, Creativity in an Uncertain Time: Outliers in the Picture II”. In this session, curated by Judith Joseph and Dorit Jordan Dotan, we are joined by artists Siona Benjamin and Julian Voloj as […]

JAS OPEN STUDIOS ZOOM PROGRAMS CONTINUE! Tuesday, December 22, 12 PM New York, 11 AM Chicago, 9 AM PT, 7 PM Jerusalem As 2020 comes to an end and we look forward to the promise and change of 2021, Jewish Art Salon again invites you to the next live session of our successful online series, […]

Lengthy social isolation during this period of pandemic has resulted in dramatic, life altering shifts. In this session of the Jewish Art Salon’s OPEN STUDIOS we explore the current work of artists Joel Silverstein, Leah Raab and Philip Schwartz.   Outliers in the Picture, curated by Judith Joseph and Dorit Jordan Dotan, offers an intimate […]

Wishing you all a healthy and happy holiday season! Art by 6 of our members Lynne Cassouto Created for and featured in the Jewish Art Salon exhibition “Pow!! Jewish Comic Art and Influence” this work imagines Ben Grimm, The Thing, a canonically Jewish character, inviting the Fantastic Four to celebrate a traditional Chanukah, with each […]

JAS OPEN STUDIOS ZOOM PROGRAMS CONTINUE! Tuesday, December 15 12 PM New York, 11 AM Chicago, 9 AM PT, 7 PM Jerusalem As we continue toward the shortest of winter days, we look to find light – a spark in the darkness – we look to conjure hope and healing with intentional vision. Please join […]

Click on the arrow to start the video Through the lens of Jewish identity and indigeneity, feminism and re-insertion, Shoshana Gugenheim Kedem shares from select social practice works created between 2016 and 2020 during the tenure of her MFA studies in Art and Social Practice at Portland State University. Centering the question, “What if?” Shoshana […]

This time of social isolation has led to dramatic shifts in our lives.   In this session of Jewish Art Salon’s OPEN STUDIOS, “Creativity in an Uncertain Time #1”, curated by Judith Joseph and Dorit Jordan Dotan, the questions of “What was?”, “What is?”, “What will be?” are explored by three contemporary artists: Andi Arnovitz, Cheselyn […]

In order to give our members more exposure throughout the year we plan to feature more members’ work on our website and social media. FOR J.A.S. MEMBERS ONLY Before each HOLIDAY we plan to feature a slide show of a few related artworks. The selection depends on how many images we receive for that particular theme.  […]

“Sixty Paintings From The Bible” by Archie Rand is on view at the re-opened HUC Skirball Museum in Cincinnati. This zoom presentation relates to Rand’s series that is on display at the museum. Jewish Art Salon Fellow Archie Rand, who was named a 2020 Farash Fellow for the Advancement of Jewish Humanities and Culture, and […]

Jewish Art Salon Fellow Archie Rand, who was named a 2020 Farash Fellow for the Advancement of Jewish Humanities and Culture, will be featured in a half hour PBS-TV interview “Showcase with Barbara Kellar.” Filmed in conjunction with his exhibition “Sixty Paintings from the Bible” at the HUC Skirball Museum in Cincinnati (open now through […]

The virtual opening of the Jewish Art Salon’s exhibition JERUSALEM BETWEEN HEAVEN AND EARTH at the Charter Oak Cultural Center, November 16, 2020. Guest curator Ori Z. Soltes in conversation with Charter Oak’s Execitive Director Donna Berman. This exhibit was produced by the Jewish Art Salon for the 3rd Jerusalem Biennale for Contemporary Jewish Art. […]

The Charter Oak Cultural Center in Hartford, CT presents a virtual exhibit of the Jewish Art Salon’s JERUSALEM BETWEEN HEAVEN AND EARTH Virtual Exhibit Opening: Monday November 16 at 6:30pm. With Special Guest Curator Ori Z. Soltes. ZOOM link for Virtual Exhibit Opening, Nov 16 This exhibit was assembled by Jewish Art Salon for the 3rd […]

JAS OPEN STUDIOS ZOOM PROGRAMS CONTINUE! Tuesday, November 17th 12 PM New York, 11 AM Chicago, 9 AM PT, 7 PM Jerusalem As we all continue to collectively experience dramatic shifts during this period of pandemic, the Jewish Art Salon again invites you to the next live session of our successful online series, OPEN STUDIOS, […]

JAS OPEN STUDIOS ZOOM PROGRAMS CONTINUE! Tuesday, October 20 12 PM New York, 11 AM Chicago, 9:00 AM PT, 7 PM Jerusalem Lengthy social isolation during this period of pandemic has resulted in dramatic, life altering shifts. Join us for the next session of Jewish Art Salon’s OPEN STUDIOS as we explore the current work […]

JAS OPEN STUDIOS ZOOM PROGRAMS RESUME! Tuesday, October 13 12 PM New York, 11 AM Chicago, 9:00 AM PT, 7 PM Jerusalem This time of social isolation has led to dramatic shifts in our lives. In this session of Jewish Art Salon’s OPEN STUDIOS, Creativity in an Uncertain Time, curated by Judith Joseph and Dorit […]

We wish you a happy Sukkot holiday, which runs this year from the evening of October 2nd to October 9th. “Sukkot” is Hebrew for “booths” or “huts,” referring to the commandment to live in a small, temporary hut for the duration of the festival. The structures are a reminder that the Jews lived in these […]

Based on Alan Falk’s current solo show Between Two Worlds: Shir HaShirim and The Dybbuk explores the romantic and magical aspects of love and the search for the sublime, and comprises of his artworks based on The Song of Songs (Shir HaShirim)  and on Sholom Ansky’s celebrated Yiddish drama, The Dybbuk. Prayers of a Kohenet (Hebrew Priestess) features a […]

SEX, VIOLENCE, AND FAMILY DRAMA IN THE HEBREW BIBLE A series of free lectures about Archie Rand’s series “Sixty Paintings From The Bible”, will be streamed from The Skirball Museum. Dates: September 23 – October 28, 2020 Against the virtual background of the Skirball Museum’s current exhibition, Archie Rand: Sixty Paintings from the Bible, explore how […]

ART IN THE TIME OF CORONA – Lenore Mizrachi-Cohen RETHINKING JUDAICA WITH NEW MEDIA – Hillel Smith Jerusalem-based artist LENORE MIZRACHI-COHEN is a conceptual artist from NYC, who recently relocated to Israel. In Art in the Time of Corona she gives a taste of what the artistic landscape in Jerusalem was like before and during […]

New York based artist SUSAN MAY TELL shows Photographs of Space, Silence and Solitude. These are photographs of personal projects, museum exhibitions and work commissioned by pre-eminent publications, in the United States, Middle East and Europe: the women fighters of the Eritrean People’s Liberation Front, Iran-Iraq war, NBA Finals, actors, politicians, and more. Massachusetts artist […]

Wishing you all a safe, healthy and sweet new year. Rosh Hashanah starts Friday night the 18th of September / 1st of Tishrei. Customs include blowing the shofar, attending synagogue services, festive meals and eating symbolic foods such as apples dipped in honey. From left to right: Tobi Kahn – “Tokah II”, Rosh Hashanah Apple […]

Curators Judith Cardozo and Dr. Susan Nashman Fraiman present NOT IN HEAVEN: ARTISTS AS PARTNERS IN CREATION. Moderated by Ally Pockrass. View video here: The exhibition “Not in Heaven” (part of the Jerusalem Biennale 2019) was a response of designers and artists to a dramatic story from the Talmud. The presentation includes individual items from the […]

A TRADITION OF EMBELLISHMENT: EXPLORING THE AESTHETICS OF JEWISH ARTS was presented by artists Cynthia Beth Rubin and Chana Elias. Now on view at YouTube Is there an identifiable Jewish sensibility or aesthetic, a Jewish way of thinking, that finds its genesis in a theological tradition of embellishing texts, ritual objects, religious music, and poetry as […]

The 2020 Jada Paris Art Fair and Artist-in-Residence Program seeks speakers for JadaTalks, live-streamed speaker panels, co-sponsored by the Jewish Art Salon. Format: 30-45 minute online speaker panels. 2-3 Speakers per topic with a moderator. Dates: October 22nd Opening Reception from 6 PM – 9 PM (UTC), or 2PM – 5PM ESTOctober 23st Friday 2 PM […]

The Hoos Family Art Gallery of the Jewish Federation of Greater New Haven, CT, is featuring two Jewish Art Salon members during September in their online series “Coffee Break & Culture.” During these brief 30 minute sessions, artists present highlights of their practice in a condensed format, followed by open questions and discussion.  Free Registration: […]

CJP and JArts are proud to announce the new Community Creative Fellowship, a unique opportunity for two Boston-area artists to share and learn with their community from November 2020 – June 2021. Fellowship stipend is $20,000. They seek two artists who are eager to share their craft, process, and Jewish story with many communities, and create […]

Experience the popular, long-running Chicago-based Artists’ Beit Midrash, now on zoom. Join JAS member Judith Joseph and scholar Jane Shapiro for four zoom sessions on Tuesday evenings: 7- 8:30 pm CST. Dates: Aug. 25, Sept. 1, 8, 15. Each session will include study of a variety of texts, both from Jewish wisdom and poetry, as […]

Jewish Art Salon artist members are invited to submit work for consideration as featured artists. Deadline Sept. 13th, 2020. This time of social isolation has led to unforeseen insights. What was familiar to us, what we knew and planned to do, has changed. It is time to gather new thoughts; a renewal. In our lead-up […]

View the video here: Archie Rand, Richard McBee & Joel Silverstein presented “Modern Jewish Narratives”, a Zoom presentation of their Jewish Art Salon exhibition, followed by a discussion with the viewers. Featured were their contemporary interpretations of the Book of Ezekiel and the Book of Esther. The event was moderated by Yona Verwer. Video editing […]

There has long been an underlying current of anti-Semitism in modern and contemporary art.  Artworks by Anish Kapoor and Jaume Plensa have been vandalized with anti-Semitic graffiti. Most recently, Banksy’s work showing two Hassidic men kissing, was painted on the Wailing Wall, a segment of the walls surrounding the area of the Temple Mount (Har […]

To Confront Cancel Culture on Left and Right, Take a Page from the Talmud (Tisha Be’av 5780) by Andrés Spokoiny, President & CEO, Jewish Funders Network  Excerpts: … Horrified by the intolerance that had brought about the destruction of the Temple, the rabbis then set out to rebuild Judaism on a different foundation: a culture […]

The Courtauld Institute of Art, London, recently acquired 8 drawings by Susan Schwalb, spanning more than 30 years of her career. This was facilitated by her London dealer Patrick Heide Contemporary Art. The Courtauld is the world’s leading centre for the study of the history and conservation of art and architecture. Susan Schwalb is one […]

“As We Are – Reflections During Lockdown” features the artworks of Sarah Lightman (JAS member), Laura Jacobs, Emily Steinberg, and Davida Pines. It is the first online exhibit on JewThink , the new not for profit service to allow diverse Jewish voices to be heard in Britain.  As We Are – Reflections During Lock Down – […]

Aimee Rubensteen presents the Game of Life video art screening she curated for the Animal Crossing Artificial Intelligence workshop on Thursday, July 23, 2020. GAME OF LIFE is examining digital identities, simulated environments, and how the Internet plays a role in our understanding of communication, belonging, and racial politics. We are looking at the complexity of […]

Haddassah-Brandeis Institute 2021 HBI Artist Program Call for Proposals As we experience the ongoing social changes resulting from Covid-19, HBI recognizes that engaging with art is more important than ever.  Artists are responding to the crisis in innovative ways, prompting us to acknowledge and embrace this new virtual reality.  Accordingly, the 2021 HBI Artist Program […]

July 12, 1:00-2:00pm (EDT) / 20:00-21:00 Israel time, 10:00-11:00 PDT on Zoom Shoshana Gugenheim Kedem presents “Chutzpah as Art Practice”. Through the lens of Jewish identity and indigeneity, feminism and re-insertion, Shoshana Gugenheim Kedem will share from select social practice works created between 2016 and 2020 during the tenure of her MFA studies in Art and […]

The Jewish Art Salon is developing a new initiative to connect artists and art professionals who are looking to hire interns with students who are looking for internships. If you are an artist, you can fill out the form here to let us know what type of internship opportunities you can offer. Remote internships are […]

The Hampton Synagogue Rabbi Marc Schreier Community Center will feature an evening around Matthew Baigell’s recently published book JEWISH IDENTITY IN AMERICAN ART: A GOLDEN AGE SINCE THE 1970’S. At this 24th Annual Author Discussion Series Baigell will be represented by JAS artist members Richard McBee and Joel Silverstein. Thursday, July 2, 7:30pm Glenn Dorskind, Chair […]

Niv — a new contemporary Jewish Canadian magazine — is now accepting submissions. While the primary focus of our news/reporting divisions will be from a Canadian perspective, they accept submissions from all around the world. Niv will be launched on September 18, just in time for the Jewish New Year. With the new year comes […]

July 5, 1:00-2:00pm (EDT) / 20:00-21:00 Israel time, 10:00-11:00 PDT on Zoom Billha Zussman presents “HINENI & EINENI: Sieving and being sieved; images from my bible notebook”. Zussman’s bible notebook, a patchwork of household kitchen symbols and objects, explores “Why aren’t Billha and Zilpah counted as Jewish matriarchs?”  Yehudis Barmatz-Harris and Elinora Schwartz present “Bright Moon – Dark Coffee: Exhibition […]

Artist Ben Schachter, Advisor to the Jewish Art Salon, is taking a slice of the Talmud and seasoning it anew in his upcoming graphic novel, Akhnai Pizza, a reimagining of the dispute between Rabbi Eliezer and the sages. What Can Graphic Novels do for Jewish Literacy? With Your Help, a LOT! Schachter, a conceptual artist, […]

Thursday, July 2 12:00 PM – 1:15 PM EDT; 7:00 PM – 8:15 PM Israel time The Hartman Institute features ALL TOGETHER NOW, with four weeks of scholars, teachers and experts from the Shalom Hartman Institute leading hundreds of sessions focused on the emerging challenges to a vibrant Jewish community. These are free of charge and are open to […]

JADA Art Journal welcomes submissions worldwide, of art, and articles in any language, from artists and authors at every career stage, potentially. All authors and artists will be invited to present at the Art Summit of Jada Miami Art Fair (Sponsored by the Jewish Art Salon) at Miami Art Week, in December of 2020! The […]

June 28, 1:00-2:00pm (EDT) / 20:00-21:00 Israel time, 10:00-11:00 PDT on Zoom Ezra Rose and Amy Rubin will present Jews Outside The Margins. An exploration of how people in the literal and figurative far reaches of Judaism make sense of themselves and find ways to connect to their Jewishness. This event is organized by the […]

The Jewish Art Salon is proud to sponsor the 2020 Jada Paris Art Fair and Artist-in-Residence Program! All participating Jewish Art Salon members will receive a 25% discount to join this major event during Paris Art Week (October 19th – 30th, 2020). JADA represents a murmuring artistic voice, as it rises to challenge the hegemony […]

Sokolow Theatre/Dance Ensemble Premieres Rooms2020, a Virtual Performance Video of Anna Sokolow’s ROOMS Thursday, June 25, 2020 at 7pm “Art is a mirror.” If life imitates art far more than art imitates life, then Anna Sokolow was distinctly ahead of her time. Rooms, Sokolow’s 1955 masterpiece, examined the psychic isolation and unfulfilled desires of characters […]

Sunday June 21, 1pm EST, 20:00 Israel time, 10am PST DORIT JORDAN DOTAN presents “i am. an immigrant”, a visit of her intercontinental curatorial project in Berlin.  Demographic changes affect global and local politics, economies, urban affairs and day-to-day life. For some of those who were lucky to be born in a stable, strong, democratic […]

In the Woodcuts publication Podwal took images of the woodcuts from the Sefer Minhagim, published in 1593 in Venice, and added contemporary items such as a microwave, hair blower, etc. to look as if they were part of the original illustration. In the book, to be published in spring 2021 by Hebrew Union Collage Press, […]

Sunday June 14, 1pm EST, 20:00 Israel time, 10am PST Jonatas & Dana Blickensderfer, Founders of JADA present The 2020 Global Quarantine and the Rise of Digi-Romanticism An illustrated discussion on the manifold reactions to the search for meaning and deeper content in daily life during confinement, which deprived all of the constant multi-sensorial stimulation […]

Congratulations to our steering committee member Goldie Gross who graduated Baruch College in NYC with a Bachelors Degree in Art and Business. The Baruch Committee on Undergraduate Honors awarded her the Kanner Prize  for an outstanding honors thesis on the Communist Yiddish periodical Der Hammer. She presented the thesis earlier this year at the Conference of the College Art Association. […]

June 7, 1:00-2:00pm (EDT) / 20:00-21:00 Israel time, 10:00-11:00 PDT on Zoom. Two half-hour sessions: Visualizing Shabbat, by Fiber Artists Ruth Simon McRae and Laurie Wohl. Ruth Simon McRae will show her Tifferet series of handmade tallit, discussing the inspiration/meaning and textile processes employed in each.  Laurie Wohl’s current work – The Shabbat Project – […]

May 31, 1:00-2:00pm (EDT) / 20:00-21:00 Israel time, 10:00-11:00 PDT on Zoom. Based on Alan Falk’s current solo show Between Two Worlds: Shir HaShirim and The Dybbuk explores the romantic and magical aspects of love and the search for the sublime, and comprises of his artworks based on The Song of Songs (Shir HaShirim)  and […]

Jewish Art Salon’s co-founder and director Yona Verwer has joined the JADA Art team as Advisor. JADA and JAS collaborated last year on the JADA Art Fair at Miami Art Week, and this year on the Sunday Zoom art sessions. This Fall the two organizations are planning more exciting initiatives together. View the JADA Advisory […]

Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at 5:00-6:00pm EST REGISTER HERE in advance for this event Otherness and Hiding. Jewish Life in Nazi Germany, with Celebration of the Competition Winners The University of Richmond Museums and the Fritz Ascher Society present Otherness and Hiding: Jewish Life in Nazi Germany, celebrating the closing of the exhibition Fritz Ascher: Expressionist, on view […]

Sunday May 24, 1pm EST, 20:00 Israel time, 10am PST New York based artist SUSAN MAY TELL will show Photographs of Space, Silence and Solitude. These are photographs of personal projects, museum exhibitions and work commissioned by pre-eminent publications, in the United States, Middle East and Europe: the women fighters of the Eritrean People’s Liberation […]

The Jewish Art Salon is proud to co-sponsor a conversation with Be’chol Lashon’s Julian Voloj, who is also a Jewish Art Salon Fellow, with author A.J. Sidransky, who will discuss his new novel “The Interpreter.” This first installment of his new “Justice” series examines among other topics the question of Jewish identity and who defines […]

The Jerusalem Biennale presents 2020 ONLINE! In this series of online talks, Ram Ozeri, the Biennale’s Founder and Director, met with 10 artists and curators from around the world to talk about the current situation and how it effects contemporary art. Three of the artists are members of the Jewish Art Salon. View their videos […]

May 17, 1:00-2:00pm (EDT) / 20:00-21:00 Israel time, 10:00-11:00 PDT on Zoom. Jerusalem-based artist LENORE MIZRACHI-COHEN is a conceptual artist from NYC, who recently relocated to Israel. In Art in the Time of Corona she will give a taste of what the artistic landscape in Jerusalem was like before and during the lockdown period, and […]

What is Lag B’Omer? This holiday takes place on the 33rd day of the Omer, the 49-day period between Passover and Shavuot. A break from the semi-mourning of the Omer, the holiday includes holding Jewish weddings (it is the one day during the Omer when Jewish law permits them), lighting bonfires and getting haircuts. This year the holiday starts Monday night May 11th. […]

NEW Doctor of Ministry (DMin) Track for Clergy of All Faiths Curating Community Through the Arts Wesley Theological Seminary, Washington, DC The arts generate and sustain communities. By studying and supporting the arts, faith leaders can discover new ways to bring people together, both in church and beyond. Explore the role of art, architecture, literature, […]

Jewish Art Salon Advisor Ori Z. Soltes has a new publication out: Ontogeny of Light ~ Apples, Suns, Mirrors, Electricities – Limitless Light, Oscillating Silences, Immersive Realms: The Art of Alex Shalom Kohav The artist, philosopher, poet, mystic, and, most fundamentally, creative thinker, Alex Shalom Kohav has produced an extraordinary and varied body of visual work […]

Sefaria: A Living Library of Jewish Texts, wants to feature artists on their Instagram. If you create art inspired by Torah, you are invited to submit a piece to share with the corresponding text. Please note that not all submissions will be featured. If they choose to feature your art, they will contact you to […]

Join us for the second session in the virtual program series. May 3rd, 2020, 10:30am-12:00pm EDT; 17:30-19:00 Israel time. Facilitators: Cynthia Beth Rubin and Chana Wiesenthal Elias 10:30-11:30 Presentations 11:30-12:00 Open discussion with audience Is there an identifiable Jewish sensibility or aesthetic, a Jewish way of thinking, that finds its genesis in a theological tradition […]

We are seeking 2 sound, literary, and performing artists to contribute to our upcoming Virtual Jewish Art Salon / Art Kibbutz  session, at 10:30 EDT Sunday, May 3  (5:30 pm Israel, 7:30 am PDT).  We will consider additional visual artists, however the priority is on other forms.   Sound, literary, and performing artistsPotential contributors should write to […]

Founding Member of the Jewish Art Salon, Helene Aylon, has departed from this world. A virtual shloshim will be held Sunday May 3, 12:30pm EDT.

Join us for the third session in virtual programs. May 10, 1:00-2:00pm EDT; 20:00-21:00 Israel time Not in Heaven: Artists as Partners in Creation By Curators Judith Cardozo and Dr. Susan Nashman Fraiman The exhibition “Not in Heaven” (part of the Jerusalem Biennale 2019) was a response of designers and artists to a dramatic story […]

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Holocaust Remembrance Day, or Yom HaShoah, is observed on the 27th of Nissan as a day of commemoration for the six million Jews who died as a result of the actions carried out by the Nazis. Every year communities around the world uphold the memory of victims of the Holocaust through Unto Every Person There Is a Name, […]

We are kicking off our weekly virtual program series on April 19th, 2020, 1:00-2:00pm (EDT) with a presentation by three of our members: Archie Rand, Richard McBee & Joel Silverstein present Modern Jewish Narratives, a Powerpoint of their Jewish Art Salon exhibition, followed by a discussion with the viewers. JAS members and alumni will be […]

During these uncertain times we are here for you, and are working to create opportunities for you to come together; to connect our artists and art professionals with virtual presentations, critiques, performances, studio visits and workshops. As part of a Jewish Art Salon and JADA collaboration we are facilitating Sunday afternoon programs starting on April 19th, 2020. […]

The Jewish Art Salon presents an Artists Beit Midrash. Update March 18, 2020: sessions will be continued online, including virtual studio visits. The theme: Pardes: Encountering the Divine “Four entered the Divine Orchard; one died, one went mad, one lost his faith and one emerged unscathed.”Pardes is the Talmudic story (Chagigah 14b) of the search […]

Symbols of Faith: Art in the Jewish, Christian and Muslim Traditions Ori Z. Soltes will give a lavishly illustrated talk exploring how symbols—numbers, colors, geometric forms, gestures, and figures—are used in convergent and divergent ways in Jewish, Christian, and Muslim visual art; how so many of them derive from earlier imagery in pagan antiquity; and […]

Artist Ben Schachter will receive the Emma Lazarus Award for his billboard submission to Combat Anti-Semitism. The award ceremony is on March 15th.  Info here:https://combatantisemitism.org/emma-lazarus-award/ Emma Lazarus was a Sephardic Jewish activist in 19th Century America who advocated for a Jewish homeland and for persecuted Jews seeking refuge from anti-Semitism in Europe. She is best known […]

The Jewish Art Salon attended the Council of American Jewish Museums Conference in Dallas TX last week. This week we will participate in the 2020 National Kenissa Consultation at the Isabella Freedman Center. In both cases our representative is artist / curator / Jewish Art Salon Founding member Richard McBee. At annual Consultations every March, Kenissa convenes […]

Third party call for art. Application for artists to submit for inclusion in a visual arts exhibition considering the issue of Jewish Authenticity and Identity. Venue: Adas Israel Congregation in the Cleveland Park neighborhood of Washington D.C Submission deadline: March 25, 2020.  What makes a work of art Jewish? What makes an artist Jewish? Any […]

There is no fee to apply for the awards. BERTHA ANOLIC VISUAL ARTS ISRAEL TRAVEL AWARD, $2,000: The sum of $2,000 will be awarded to one Jewish college or graduate student who has a particular interest in the visual arts and in Israel, to explore and develop their artistic interest through an independent study trip to […]

The Syracuse University Press will be publishing Jewish Identity in American Art: A Golden Age since the 1970s  by Jewish Art Salon Founding Member and Advisor Matthew Baigell this spring. An exploration for the first-time in book form of Jewish-themed works by the generation of artists born between 1930 and 1960. “This important book deals in-depth with a previously […]

Demographic changes affect global and local politics, economies, urban affairs and day to day life. For some of those who were lucky to be born in a stable, strong, democratic country, it is hard to accept those changes. It creates fear of job loss and the changing of familiar local culture.  Immigrants or refugees face changes […]

The Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust, located in New York City, is now accepting applications for the Fall 2020 Holocaust Educator Internship. Eligibility: undergraduate and graduate students looking for paid internship opportunities. For details and a link to the application form, please click here.  The application deadline is April 6, 2020. Who […]

Highlights video of  the successful Miami Art Week Exhibit. The Jewish Art Salon was a co-sponsor of the JADA Art Fair, where 6 of our artists exhibited in December, 2019. The exhibition, organized by Jonatas Chimen and Dana Blickensderfer, focused on Judaism and immigration, exile, the Sephardic experience, the Jewish Diaspora, the Spanish Inquisition, Redemption, and […]

Our Salon Sessions are great opportunities to meet artists, curators and other art professionals, and to strengthen our Jewish arts community. Photos here of the January 19 session at Tobi Kahn’s studio. When: Sunday March 8, 2020, 2-4 pm Only one seat left as of March 1st. Jewish Art Salon members: Tickets HERE.  Art historians, curators, and JAS student […]

January 27th, International Holocaust Memorial Day, marks the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the largest Nazi death camp.  The Holocaust threatened the fabric of civilization, and genocide must still be resisted every day. Our world often feels fragile and vulnerable and we cannot be complacent. Anti-Semitism must be challenged by us all. In 2004, […]

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS This is by a third party, not the Jewish Art Salon itself. PROTOCOLS invites writerly and artistic submissions for its Issue #7: SIX + GENDERS. Guest Editors:Ariel Goldberg, Roey Victoria Heifetz, Hannah Tzuberi The theme for Issue #7 alludes to the six gender/sex categories defined in the Talmud: zachar, n’keva, androginus, saris, aylonit, […]

Our Salon Sessions are great opportunities to meet artists, curators and other art professionals, and to strengthen our Jewish arts community. The January 19 session at Tobi Kahn’s was attended by a diverse membership of artists and curators. Photos by Richard McBee, Susan Schwalb, and Yona Verwer When: Sunday January 19, 2020, 2-4 pm Where: The […]

Holiday art by some of our members. Click on the images to enlarge Mark Podwal, “Hanukkah Lamp with Bisons”. In this drawing of a Hanukkah menorah, bisons replace the traditional lions since numerous bisons freely roam the Białowieża Forest, 39 miles southeast of Białystok. Many Polish companies include bisons in their logos. From the series […]

From Aimee Rubensteen, curator and Jewish Art Salon member: I’m excited to invite you to a dinner performance in Brooklyn to celebrate the launch of PROTOCOLS upcoming Issue #6: TONGUES. I hope you can join us! Below is an invitation with more information. The event is on January 7th at 7 PM in Brooklyn.  Please note that tickets are […]

At Art Basel in Miami, a Tale of Jewish Immigration and Redemption The Jewish contribution to the famous art fair this month showcased just how diverse the community is. Haaretz, December 12, 2019. By Danielle Ziri Haaretz featured an in-depth article on the JADA Art Fair, which the Jewish Art Salon co-sponsored. Six JAS artists […]

Rabbi Ario S. and Tess Hyams Judaica Museum and the Jewish Art Salon are presenting the following exhibition in honor of the Museum’s 50th Anniversary: Rand/McBee/Silverstein; Modern Jewish Narratives Temple Beth Sholom  401 Roslyn Road, Roslyn Heights NY, 11577 Exhibition Dates: December 13, 2019 – February 28, 2020 Opening Friday, Dec 13, 7:30-9:30 PM. Viewing hours: […]

The Jewish Art Salon will present at the Annual Conference of the Association of Jewish Studies in San Diego, CA. The conference takes place December 15-17, 2019. Our panel is a great opportunity to introduce the Jewish academic community to contemporary Jewish Art. Contemporary Jewish Art Organizations: A New Dynamic Tuesday December 17, 3:15 – […]

March 20-22, 2020 at the Chicago Theological Seminary. A gathering for those whose interests live at — or near — the intersection of justice-seeking religious reflection with spirituality, imagination, the arts, and embodiment.  The interplay of these areas with one another has come to be named as theopoetics, the focus of the event. We hope […]

The Jewish Art Salon is proudly participating in Miami Art Week’s JADA Art Fair & Artist-in-Residence Program. Organized by our member Jonatas Chimen and by Dana Blickensderfer, this program has two components:  Art residency, Dec. 1-5, 2019. Art exhibition with programming, Dec. 6-8, 2019. The exhibition focuses on Judaism and immigration, exile, the Sephardic experience, the Jewish […]

Every week we will introduce a person who makes a difference in the Jewish Art Salon. We start off with one of our most accomplished artists, Susan Schwalb, who is an advisor on our Steering Committee. Susan is one of the foremost figures in the revival of the ancient technique of silverpoint drawing in America. She has […]

The Jewish Art Salon will participate, and Richard McBee and Joel Silverstein will present at Kenissa’s National Cross-Training that will take place December 8-10, 2019 at the Pearlstone Jewish Retreat Center in Reisterstown, MD.  The conference is a gathering of individuals who are creating new communities of meaning around the country. At the upcoming Cross-Training […]

​The Jewish Art Salon is proudly participating in Miami’s Art Week’s Art Fair & Artist-in-Residence Program. Organized by a new creative group, JADA, founded by our member Jonatas Chimen and Dana Blickensderfer, this is a great opportunity to expose your work to a wider audience. The program includes an art residency and exhibition, December 1-8, […]

A Jewish community place on Long Island, NY, has an exhibition slots open for Summer and Fall 2020. This is available for Jewish Art Salon members only. They have a 120 feet long  gallery wall, and the front lobby features several wall showcases for objects. The gallery can also accommodate sculptures. See images below. The […]

This proposal envisions an exciting addition to the canon of biblical interpretation and circus studies. It will address questions of circus and religion, primarily but not exclusively related to Judaism. The focus will be on historical and social lenses, as well as a deep discussion of circus as a means of studying sacred text. Humans […]

Mark Podwal has two NYC book signings in November. Illustrated by the artist, Hebrew Melodies is a volume of poetry by Heinrich Heine, one of the most important German poets of the nineteenth century.  The book launch and signing at the Jewish Museum takes place November 12 at 6 pm to 7:30 pm. Podwal will be joined by poet […]

The triangle between cultural conquest, assimilation and integration, curated by Jewish Art Salon member Dorit Jordan Dotan. Venue: Institut für Alles Mögliche Studio/Storefront Gallery in Berlin, Germany. Eligibility: USA and EU Artists are invited to submit work – existing or conceptual – for a group exhibition in Berlin. Deadline: November 15, 2019. Application info here. Curator’s […]

The Jewish Art Salon partners with Omanut: Jewish Uptown Arts to present Shalom Bienvenidos.This one-day event on November 10 in NYC explores the Jewish experience in Spanish-speaking lands with a day long event of film, speakers, music, and culinary experiences. Jewish communities have flourished in Spain, South and Central America, and elsewhere throughout the Spanish-speaking […]

Jack H. Skirball Campus of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, Los Angeles (HUC-JIR,LA) has engaged artists in a multitude of ways, including turning the central floor prayer and education area, Mercaz, into a unified exhibition space. The works on display in the Mercaz are on view for one year. This timing allows the college […]

The Jerusalem Biennale 2019 presents: For Heaven’s Sake! October 10 – November 28 14 Jewish Art Salon members are participating in various exhibitions: Confrontation – Conversation: Mirta Kupferminc Hebrew Suffragists: Andi Arnovitz, Nurit Jacobs-Yinon I’m Not: Andi Arnovitz Jewish Street Art Festival: Lenore Mizrachi-Cohen, Hillel Smith, Yitzchok Moully Living Under Water: Andi Arnovitz, Ken Goldman […]

The Avant-Garde Artists She Hangs on the Walls Laura Kruger and the museum she created for Hebrew Union College in Greenwich Village Kruger is a Founding Member of the Jewish Art Salon, and many of our artists have shown in her HUC – Bernard Heller Museum in New York over the years.  Lilith Magazine’s Summer […]

Art exhibition UTOPIA – Visions and Traditions Eligibility: New York-based artists working in two and three dimensional media. Venue: Stanton St. Shul Gallery, New York Submission Deadline: November 25th, 2019. Exhibition dates: Thursday, December 12 – Tuesday, January 21 Artwork must be hand delivered to the Stanton Street Shul on Sunday, December 8th from 11am-2 pm. […]

Joel Silverstein will be exhibiting at BWAC, the Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition. His new works feature 33 canvasses based on the first seven days of Creation, based on Louis Ginzberg’s book “The Legends of the Jews” first published 1909.  The exhibition “Fall In/Fall Out” takes place at 481 Van Brunt Street, Red Hook, Brooklyn NY, 11231. […]

In conjunction with the exhibition On The Consequences of Hate Speech III a Roundtable will take place on September 11, 7:30 pm. Participants: Exhibition curators / artists Nancy Current and Robin Atlas; President of Pittsburgh Interfaith Evolution Marnie Fineberg; Rev. Ben McBride Co-director, PICO California, and muslim leader Nyla Ibrahim. PJJC, 800 Foster City Blvd, […]

The Peninsula Jewish Community Center and the Jewish Art Salon present: On The Consequences of Hate Speech III, an exhibition curated by Robin Atlas and Nancy Current. September 11, 2019: 6:30 pm Opening reception and gallery tour. 7:30 pm Panel discussion. Info here. Exhibition Dates: September 11 to November 24, 2019. Monday – Thursday 9 […]

Art exhibition curated by Billha Zussman at the Oranjekerk, Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Opening Reception September 14, 2019, 2 – 4:30pm On view until December 8, 2019. Participating Jewish Art Salon artists: Yehudis Barmatz, Rena Bannett, Gabriella Boros, Shoshannah Brombacher, Tal Demsky, Dorit Jordan Dotan, Goldie Gross, Judith Joseph, Ruth Schreiber, and Billha Zussman.

New York’s Metropolitan Museum’s first ever Rosh Hashanah card is by artist Mark Podwal. The Met published this image after seeing it in his monograph REIMAGINED. View it here. Other Podwal events: On November 10 he’ll speak to the Harry Friedman’s Society at NYC’s Temple Emanu-El, November 12 book signing at Jewish Museum Shop for Heinrich […]

The Jewish Art Salon is excited to partner with Sukkahwood, an event that invites artists and designers to re-imagine a “Sukkah” and be part of the “Sukkahwood” outdoor exhibition of temporary dwelling installations. Sunday, October 6, 2019, from 12 PM – 4 PM Inwood Hill Park, NYC at the entrance near the intersection of 218th […]

New exhibition opens at the Dr. Bernard Heller Museum at HUC-JIR/New York On view September 12, 2019 – June 30, 2020 One West Fourth Street (between Broadway and Mercer Street)New York, NY Exhibition Opening: September 12, 2019Reception: 5:30 – 7:30 pm | Program: 6:30 pmRegister Today Seventy artists explore human connections shaped by genetics, proximity, interests, […]

The New Jersey Jewish News is seeking pitches for feature stories and calendar listings for their Fall Arts Guide that will appear in all editions beginning late September. They’re interested in events of Jewish interest in all categories such as visual arts, film, theater, dance, music, words, and more. The events must take place after […]

Desiree Nazarian, Director of Holocaust Education and Outreach at Selfhelp Community Services, is looking for someone to curate an exhibition. She is producing an art exhibition in New York City. This is a third party project, not a Jewish Art Salon exhibit. The goal of this project is to collect artwork from Holocaust survivors living […]

PROTOCOLS is an online cultural journal that curates and publishes writing and art from across the global Jewish diaspora with attention to progressive and leftist politics. They are looking for art and writings for their next issue. About the Call: From the tower of Babel to the Zionist language wars, from lashon ha’ra to lashon ha’kodesh, from erotic […]