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AFTER THE FLOOD: ReGENESIS II

JAS OPEN STUDIOS ZOOM PROGRAMS CONTINUE! Sunday, August 1, 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, AFTER THE FLOOD: ReGENESIS. In this session curated by Judith Joseph and Dorit Jordan Dotan, we will be […]

Call for Reviews and Articles

The 70-year old journal CrossCurrents has had a tremendous history of publishing inter-religious work, particularly as it intersects with education, the arts, and social justice. The journal has added a “cultural connections” section. CrossCurrents is aiming to include short reviews of art exhibitions, notes on museum projects, as well as film, and other media. They are looking for […]

AFTER THE FLOOD: ReGENESIS II

JAS OPEN STUDIOS ZOOM PROGRAMS CONTINUE! Tuesday, July 6, 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, AFTER THE FLOOD: ReGENESIS. In this session curated by Judith Joseph and Dorit Jordan Dotan, we will be […]

AFTER THE FLOOD: ReGENESIS

JAS OPEN STUDIOS ZOOM PROGRAMS RESUME! Tuesday, June 15, 12 PM New York, 11 AM Chicago, 9 AM PT, 7 PM Jerusalem Jewish Art Salon invites you to the first live session of our next online series, AFTER THE FLOOD: ReGENESIS. Curated by Judith Joseph and Dorit Jordan Dotan, in this acclaimed online series we […]

The Samaritans: A Biblical People

The Jewish Art Salon is excited to partner with The Israelite Samaritans Project of the Yeshiva University Center for Israel Studies in the creation of a unique exhibition, The Samaritans: A Biblical People, which explores the Samaritans, their complex culture and religion, and their relationships with Jews, Christians and Muslims across time. The exhibition will […]

Call for Visual Artists by the Amen Institute

The Amen Institute presents: Call for artists to participate in an exciting initiative launching this fall, where artists will be paired with a rabbi and in their exchange  produce a work of art based on a personal reflection of the biblical passage the two of them looked at. The 30 selected artists will receive $500 […]

Archie Rand’s The 613 at the Memorial Art Gallery

The Memorial Art Gallery in Rochester, NY, features an exhibition of The 613 by Archie Rand, the celebrated painter and muralist. For over five decades Archie Rand has been regarded as a maverick and rule breaker, and The 613 is his most ambitious work. An enormous multi-panel painting, it depicts surprising responses to the 613 commandments of the […]

Call for Proposals by Hadassah-Brandeis Institute

Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts The 2022 HBI Artist Program Call for Proposals is Now Open Application open: June 3 – July 30, 2021. Foreign artists welcome. Proposals must relate to HBI’s mission of developing fresh ideas about Jews and gender, and they invite submissions that emphasize the experiences of Jews of color. The 2022 HBI Artist Program […]

Mark Podwal at the Terezin Museum

Mark Podwal’s latest exhibition Kaddish for Dąbrowa Białostocka is on view at the Terezin Ghetto Museum until August 31, 2021. Mark Podwal characterizes the exhibition as a pictorial diary from his trip to Dabrowa, Poland, his mother’s birthplace. The exhibition creates colorful and unexpected views of a vanished world, connects Jewish religious iconography and ritual objects […]

BEYOND THE NARROW PLACE Exhibition

BEYOND THE NARROW PLACE: A Virtual Exhibition by members of the Barbara C. Freedman Artists’ Beit Midrash at the Temple Emanu-El Streicker Center, NYC, facilitated by Tobi Kahn. Virtual Opening: Monday June 7, 7:00 – 8:30 pm EDT REGISTER HERE Participating Jewish Art Salon members: Vicki Reikes Fox, Sandra Indig, Rachel Kanter, Susan Kaplow and […]

Call for Proposals: Conney Conference on Jewish Arts

The Conney Conference on Jewish Arts will take place at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, March 27-30, 2022.  The call for proposals is open; submit a proposal by clicking HERE    Deadline for receipt of proposals is September 15, 2021 Notifications and scheduling of accepted proposals will begin November 15, 2021 Who should apply:  Artists, scholars and performers across the […]

VIDEO: CREATIVITY IN AN UNCERTAIN TIME X

Artists Berit Engen and Yohanan Petrovsky-Shtern offer insight into their creative processes and share the impact of the current social order on the psychological and spiritual content of their work. Curated by Judith Joseph and Dorit Jordan Dotan. In addition to the curators, this program is produced with the support of Jewish Art Salon’s Program Advisor […]

VIDEO: Creativity in an Uncertain Time IX

Curated by Judith Joseph and Dorit Jordan Dotan, in this acclaimed online series we are joined by artists Joanna Dion Brown, Richard Rutner, and Julia Rymer 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. These artists present […]

VIDEO: Jewish Authenticity and Identity

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 […]

After the Flood: Curators’ Note

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 […]

CREATIVITY IN AN UNCERTAIN TIME X

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 […]

VIDEO: Passover Art – Blood, Fire and Pillars of Smoke

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 […]

The New Venice Haggadah

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 […]

Vivian Mann – Jewish Ceremonial Art

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 […]

Call for entries for the Hans and Lea Grundig Prize 2021

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 […]

Seeing Matzah: From the Talmud to Medieval Haggadot

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

Out of the Narrows: The Artists’ Haggadah by the Jewish Artist Collective Chicago

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’s art in CCAR’s new Passover Haggadah

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 […]

CREATIVITY IN AN UNCERTAIN TIME IX

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 Call for Art

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

JEWISH ART COMPETITION: ​THE SHMITA PRIZES

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. […]

BLOOD, FIRE AND PILLARS OF SMOKE

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 AUTHENTICITY AND IDENTITY

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

VIDEO: Creativity In An Uncertain Time VII

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. […]

VIDEO: Creativity In An Uncertain Time VI

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 […]

CREATIVITY IN AN UNCERTAIN TIME VIII

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 […]

CALL FOR ART – After the Flood: ReGenesis

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 […]

Call for Art: Genesis

GENESIS: THE BEGINNING OF CREATIVITY                                                                                                                          An Artistic Initiative of Jewish Art Salon in partnership with CARAVAN Artist from all traditions, faith backgrounds and philosophies are invited. Visual Artists of all beliefs and philosophies are invited to respond to the Creation narratives in the Book of Genesis, chapters 1-4, the Gospel of John chapter 1 vs 1-3, and relevant suras of the Holy Quran, i.e.  Sura’ Al-Baqarah, Sura’ As-Sajdah, Sura’ Yassin, Sura Al-A`raf, Sura Ta-Ha and Sura Al-Ma’ida […]

CREATIVITY IN AN UNCERTAIN TIME VII

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 […]

Video: CREATIVITY IN AN UNCERTAIN TIME V

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 […]

Call for Art: Veiling and Revealing: The Face Masks of the Torah

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 […]

‘Body Text’: Feminist Art in Diverse Religio-Cultural Spheres in Israel

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 […]

Video: Museum Moment – Tu B’Shevat

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 […]

Mark Podwal & Elie Wiesel’s The Tale of a Niggun

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 […]

Moment Magazine features two Jewish Art Salon events

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.

Call for Boston Artists for Artist Beit Midrash

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, […]

Tu B’Shevat Museum Moment

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 […]

CREATIVITY IN AN UNCERTAIN TIME VI

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 […]

Call for Art by AJS

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 […]

Call for Ideas by the Jewish National Fund

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 […]

CREATIVITY IN AN UNCERTAIN TIME V

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 Review: Archie Rand

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 […]

Video: Creativity in an Uncertain Time IV

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; Ori Z Soltes, Editor

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 […]

VIDEO: HOPEFUL INCANTATIONS

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 […]

VIDEO: OUTLIERS IN THE PICTURE II

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 […]

CREATIVITY IN AN UNCERTAIN TIME IV

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, […]

Video: Outliers in the Picture I

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 […]

Happy Chanukah!

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 […]

CREATIVITY IN AN UNCERTAIN TIME III: Hopeful Incantations

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 […]

Video: Chutzpah as Art Practice

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 […]

Video: Creativity in an Uncertain Time #1

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 […]

Call for Images by JAS Members

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.  […]

Video: Graphic Jews – Sixty Paintings From The Bible by Archie Rand

“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 […]

Video: Jerusalem Between Heaven & Earth

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. […]

Charter Oak Cultural Center presents JERUSALEM BETWEEN HEAVEN AND EARTH

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 […]

CREATIVITY IN AN UNCERTAIN TIME II: Outliers in the Picture

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, […]

CREATIVITY IN AN UNCERTAIN TIME: OUTLIERS IN THE PICTURE

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 […]

Creativity in an Uncertain Time

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 […]

Happy Sukkot!

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 […]

VIDEO: Between Two Worlds – Shir HaShirim and The Dybbuk + Prayers of a Kohenet

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 […]

Skirbal Museum Lectures around Archie Rand’s Bible Series

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 […]

VIDEO: Lenore Mizrachi-Cohen & Hillel Smith

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 […]

VIDEO: Susan May Tell Photographs and Debra Olin Fiber Art

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 […]

Shana Tova!

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 […]

Video: NOT IN HEAVEN

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 […]

Video: A Tradition of Embellishments

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 […]

Call for online Speakers at the Paris Art Week

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 […]

Cynthia Beth Rubin and Leah Caroline present in Virtual “Coffee Break & Culture”

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: […]

Call to Boston Area Artists & Creatives

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 […]

Elul Artists’ Beit Midrash: Teshuvah as Metamorphosis

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 […]

Call for Art: Creativity in an Uncertain Time

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 […]

Modern Jewish Narratives Video

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 […]

CAA Annual Conference, NYC: Call for Papers re Anti-Semitism in Contemporary Art

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 […]

Tisha B’Av and the Cancel Culture

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 […]

Susan Schwalb at The Courtauld

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 Lock Down – JewThink

“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 – […]

Game of Life Video Art Screening

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 […]

Hadassah-Brandeis Call for Proposals

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 […]

Chutzpah as Art Practice

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 […]

Book Discussion Matthew Baigell’s JEWISH IDENTITY IN AMERICAN ART

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 […]

Call for Art and Articles for Niv Magazine

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 […]

Hineni & Eineni + Bright Moon – Dark Coffee

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 […]

Akhnai Pizza – Graphic Novel by Ben Schachter

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, […]

The Liberation of G-d: Helène Aylon’s Jewish Feminist Art – by David Sperber

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 […]

Call For Art & Articles for publication JADA Art Journal

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 […]

Jews Outside The Margins

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 […]

Jada Paris Art Fair and Artist-in-Residence Program

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 […]

Anna Sokolow’s Rooms

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 […]

i am. an immigrant / We Have Always Been Sanctified

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 […]

Mark Podwal’s Books

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, […]

The 2020 Global Quarantine and the Rise of Digi-Romanticism

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 Goldie Gross

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. […]

From There to Here / Visualizing Shabbat

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 – […]

Between Two Worlds by Alan Falk, and Prayers of a Kohenet by Bekah Starr

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 […]

Yona Verwer joins JADA Art Advisory Team

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 […]

Otherness and Hiding. Jewish Life in Nazi Germany

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 […]

Susan May Tell Photographs & Every Protection.

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 […]

Author A.J. Sidransky in Conversation with Julian Voloj

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 […]

2020 Online by the Jerusalem Biennale

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 […]

Art in the Time of Corona & Rethinking Judaica with new media.

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 […]

Happy Lag B’Omer

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. […]

Curating Community Through the Arts

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, […]

Ori Z. Soltes’ Ontogeny of Light

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 call for Torah art images

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 […]

A Tradition of Embellishment: Exploring the Aesthetics of Jewish Arts

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 […]

Seeking sound, literary, and performing artists

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 […]

Shloshim Helene Aylon

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.

Not in Heaven: Artists as Partners in Creation

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 […]

May Schedule of Virtual Programs

Join us online for Sunday art events!

Yom HaShoah 2020

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, […]

Virtual: Modern Jewish Narratives

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 […]

Virtual Programs Spring 2020

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. […]

JAS Artists Beit Midrash

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 […]

Ori Soltes' Talk "Symbols of Faith" ONLINE at the 92 St Y

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 […]

Ben Schachter Wins Emma Lazarus Art Award

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 […]

Kenissa and CAJM

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 […]

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 […]

2020 Anolic Family Awards for Jewish students and artists

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 […]

Matthew Baigell’s JEWISH IDENTITY IN AMERICAN ART: A GOLDEN AGE SINCE THE 1970’S

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 […]

i am. an immigrant. Exhibition 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 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 […]

Paid Internships at Museum of Jewish Heritage, NYC

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 […]

JADA Art Fair Highlights

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 […]

NYC SALON SESSION March 8

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 […]

Bill Aron’s “The Indestructible Spirit”

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 from PROTOCOLS

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, […]

NYC Salon Session January 19

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 […]

Happy Chanukah!

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 […]

FEAST: Semipermeable Membrane

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 […]

Haaretz Article on JADA Art Fair

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 […]

Rand/McBee/Silverstein; Modern Jewish Narratives

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 JAS at the Association of Jewish Studies Conference

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 – […]

Call for Proposals for Theopoetics Conference

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 […]

JADA Art Fair at Miami Art Week

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 […]

Meet Susan Schwalb

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 JAS at the Kenissa conference

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 […]

Jewish Art Residency + Exhibit at Miami Art Basel Week

​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, […]

Call for Art – Solo or group exhibit on Long Island

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 […]

Call For Papers: Circus, Judaism, and Sacred Literature

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’s Hebrew Melodies Book Launch

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 […]

Call for Art – Exhibition in Berlin

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 […]

Shalom Bienvenidos 2019

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 […]

CALL FOR ART – Eshet Chayil

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 […]

Jerusalem Biennale 2019

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 […]

Founding Member Laura Kruger in the News

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 […]