Call for Art: POW!!! Jewish Comic Art and Influence

The Jewish Art Salon is partnering with the Brooklyn Jewish Art Gallery at CKI, Brooklyn, NY.

CALL FOR ART

POW!!! Jewish Comic Art and Influence

In conjunction with Jewish Comic Con, Brooklyn, NY.

The Jewish Art Salon is accepting submissions for POW!!! Jewish Comic Art and Influence, which will kick off (and run in conjunction with) Jewish Comic Con, the first ever event of its kind. The Jewish Comic Con, in its second year, explores how Jewish identity has influenced comics, both on the page and behind the scenes. But it isn’t just for the “members of the Tribe”. It’s for everyone. It’s a love letter to the creators of the comic book medium and their heroes!

This exhibition entails two distinct types of comics-related art: Comics based on Jewish content (including all manner of cultural, historical, and religious experiences in and out of the commercial publishing world), and “fine” artworks (such as paintings, collages and prints) inspired by comic books as subject matter, both in form and content. The more unique and personal, the better!

Venue: Jewish Comic Con, Brooklyn Jewish Art Gallery, 603 St. John Place, Bklyn NY, 11238

Exhibition opening reception April 26, 2018.

+ Panel discussion with Simcha Weinstein, Joel Silverstein and others TBA.

Exhibit on view until late May.

Jewish Comic Con Panel Event: April 29, 2018

Eligibility: Anyone, but Jewish Art Salon members will get preference.

Deadline for submissions: Feb. 1, 2018

Notification of acceptance: Feb. 16, 2018

Media/Genre, etc: Open to all traditional and non-traditional genre and media.

Size: Max. 48 inches wide. Prefer smaller book or poster sized works, but will look at larger gallery sized pieces also.

Co-sponsors:

Jewish Comic Con 

 A H Comics 

 SCI The Jewish Comics Anthology Volume 2 

Hadas Gallery

About the Curators: 

Joel Silverstein is an artist/curator and art writer. He has written over 60 articles about art and has exhibited at Columbia University, Pratt Institute and the Van Leer Institute Jerusalem.  He is Founding Member of The Jewish Art Salon, for whom he has curated many exhibitions including The Dura Europos Project and JOMIX; Jewish Comics: Art & Derivation, at the UJA – NY, the Philadelphia Museum of Jewish Art and the Jacobson JCC in Roslyn, NY. He was chosen for the Jerusalem Bienniale 2015, and 2017 and is included in Ori Z. Soltes’ book, Tradition and Transformation; Three Millennia of Jewish Art & Architecture, MaKom Press, 2016.

Joshua H. Stulman is a comic book artist, painter, and curator. He co-founded Hadas Gallery, a Jewish Arts Gallery in Brooklyn in 2010 and served as curator through 2014. He currently publishes Israeli Defense Comics featuring the Jewish Super-Hero, Magen: The Shield Of Israel. He has been a guest and lecturer at Wizard World Comic Book Conventions on the topic of Jewish contributions to the Comic industry. Stulman’s artwork has been featured in the Jewish Comix Anthology Vol. 1 and his political cartoons have been featured in the Jewish Forward.

Goldie Gross is a Brooklyn-based artist and co-producer of the Jewish Art Salon’s upcoming exhibition “Jerusalem Between Heaven And Earth” at the Jerusalem Biennale 2017, curated by Ori Z. Soltes. For the Jewish Art Salon she is curating The Invisible Jew, and Natural Instincts. She also curated Sukkahwood at Inwood Park, NYC. She co-curated Art & Identity at Tzohar Seminary for Chassidus and the Arts.

Curatorial advisors: 

Yona Verwer, artist and founder / director of the Jewish Art Salon.

Fred Polaniecki, President, Congregation Kol Israel and the Brooklyn Jewish Art Gallery.

Fabrice Sapolsky, artist, curator and co-founder of the Jewish Comic Con.

Transportation: Artists are responsible for round-trip mailing or drop off and pick-up of their artwork. 

Application Guidelines:

  • Submit up to 3 images that accurately represent the theme.
  • Images should be 300 dpi, 1200 pixels on the shortest side, and should not exceed 10 MB per file.
  • Save images as lastname.title.jpeg If the submission file of artwork isn’t saved as requested, the work will not be considered.

Submission:

  • All submissions must be sent through Submittable.com
  • No email submissions will be accepted. 
  • Students, if you need a fee waiver, please email Goldie at team@jewishartsalon.org
  • The deadline for submissions Feb 1, 2018.
  • Jewish Art Salon members will get priority over non-members for selection. You can sign up on Submittable. 
  • If you join as a new member through Submittable, email jewishartsalon@gmail.com and we will refund your $7 submission fee.

    Submit your work here


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www.ckibrooklyn.org


www.jewishcomiccon.org

A H Comics 

SCI The Jewish Comics Anthology Volume 2 

Hadas Gallery

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