Call for Art: Exhibit on Jewish Identity, Washington DC

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 artwork relevant to the topic may be included. The exhibition will be curated by Ori Z. Soltes.

View the online submission form here: https://authenticityandidentity.submittable.com/submit 

Curator Ori Z. Soltes is a professor of Jewish Civilization at Georgetown University. The former director and curator of the B’nai B’rith Klutznick National Jewish Museum, he is co-founder of the Holocaust Art Restitution Project and author of numerous books and articles including Tradition and Transformation: Three Millennia of Jewish Art & Architecture; Fixing the World: Jewish American Painters in the Twentieth Century; and The Ashen Rainbow: the Arts and the Holocaust. Soltes is on the Jewish Art Salon’s Advisory Board.

  • The exhibition will be on display May 6 – June 2, 2020
  • Submission is free. 
  • Artwork of any type may be submitted for consideration, including paintings, drawings, prints, photographs, digital media, sculpture, and more. 
  • Artists may submit more than one item for inclusion, up to 4 pieces.
  • Artwork does not have to be newly created to be submitted; Artists, collectors, gallerists, and estates, may submit artwork for consideration. 
  • Selected artwork must be delivered to the site ready for hang.
  • The exhibition will occur at Adas Israel Congregation in Washington D.C., 2850 Quebec Street NW DC.
  • Submission deadline March 25, 2020. 
  • Selected artists/artwork will be notified by April 10, 2020.

The exhibition is produced in a partnership between Adas Israel Congregation and the Jewish Artists of the National Capital Region and through funding from the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities. Adas Israel Congregation is the nation’s largest conservative synagogue, a vibrant, dynamic, multi-generational community that offers access to Jewish life for people of all backgrounds. For almost 150 years Adas Israel Congregation has been a flagship synagogue in American Jewish life and that tradition of leadership and excellence continues. The Jewish Artists of the National Capital Region is a community of area artists working to enhance the capacity of Jewish artwork to inform, inspire, and educate, and supported in part by Hazon’s Hakhel Intentional Community incubator program.

To facilitate activities and events related to the exhibition the project partners have created an exhibition committee and if you’re interested to participate in that, or learn more about the exhibition, please email exhibition director Robert Bettmann at Robert <at> Day Eight.org or Naomi Malka at Naomi.Malka <at> AdasIsrael.org.

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