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NATURAL INSTINCTS Exhibition

The Jewish Art Salon presents Natural Instincts, an exhibition hosted by the Charter Oak Cultural Center in Hartford, CT. Opening Reception: Thursday, October 26th, 6-8 PM. Charter Oak Cultural Center, Hartford, CT. 21 Charter Oak Avenue, Hartford, CT 06106 October 26 – November 18, 2017, Monday-Friday 9:30-5:30 Directions and parking here. This exhibition will bring together works […]

Balfour Exhibition – Jerusalem Biennale 2017

By Ben Schachter One hundred years ago, my wife’s great grandfather, Nathan Black, owned a dry goods store in Montreal. In November of 1917 he had seamstresses sew a flag with two blue stripes and the Magen David in its center. Then, he hung that flag outside his store. “Haynt is a yuntof.” “Today is […]

Times of Israel mentions Jewish Art Salon artists at the Jerusalem Biennale

A ‘watershed’ moment for artists at the Jerusalem Biennale, by Jessica Steinberg. The Times of Israel published an article on the Jerusalem Biennale at the Museum of the Underground Prisoners, one of several Biennale venues, and one of two venues for the Jewish Art Salon. The other JAS venue is the Bezeq Building.  Several Jewish […]

David Sperber discusses Jewish Art Salon artists at the Jerusalem Biennale

The director of the Museum of Underground Prisoners in Jerusalem has censored works from two exhibitions on view at the museum as part of the Jerusalem Biennale for Contemporary Jewish Art. The Jewish Art Salon, whose exhibition Jerusalem Between Heaven and Earth was curated by Ori Soltes, had to move five artists’ work to another […]

JAS Artists at non-JAS exhibits at the Jerusalem Biennale

Jewish Art Salon artists and curators in other (non Jewish Art Salon) exhibits at the Jerusalem Biennale:   Helène Aylon – Afterword: For the Children, curated by Dvora Liss & David Sperber Lenore Cohen-Mizrachi & Fortune Chalme – Homelands Mirta Kupferminc – Traduttore – Tradittore Bill Aron, Doni Silver Simons & Ruth Weisberg – Flashpoints – Jewish Artists Initiative […]

Between Heaven and Earth

By Ben Schachter The Jerusalem Biennial began in 2013. Organized by Ram Ozeri, the Biennial has steadily grown in size and invites artists and artists groups from all over the world to exhibit their work in Jerusalem. This year the organizers considered proposals centered on the theme “Watershed.” This post is the first in a […]

Golem in Brooklyn

The Brooklyn Jewish Art Gallery will be celebrating all things GOLEM. Art Opening Reception, and klezmer rock band GOLEM, live in concert. Doors open October 21 @ 7:30pm. Concert 9:30 pm. 603 St Johns Place, Brooklyn, NY Tickets online: http://m.bpt.me/event/3066617 Shoshanna Brombacher, artist, writer, curator, and Jewish Art Salon member, has assembled over forty original works […]

Using Art Differently: Art and Wellbeing at Ben Uri

Tues Sep 26th- Sun Oct 15th, 2017 The Ben Uri Museum in London explores the many ways in which art supports and improves mental and physical health and enriches our lives. At a time when health and wellbeing is high on the global agenda, Ben Uri demonstrates how the collection’s universal themes of identity and migration can be a unique resource for healthier lives.  This exhibition […]

Jerusalem Between Heaven and Earth at the Jerusalem Biennale 2017

The Jewish Art Salon has been selected to exhibit at the 3rd Jerusalem Biennale for Contemporary Jewish Art, which will showcase the work of nearly 200 professional artists in dozens of exhibitions and installations. The Jewish Art Salon’s entry Jerusalem Between Heaven and Earth was curated by Ori Z. Soltes, and will be on view from […]

Brooklyn AfterParty with Yitzchok Moully

A unique monthly pop-up bar in the heart of Brooklyn at Brooklyn Jewish Art Gallery, AfterParty combines a warm, funky, thoughtful atmosphere with experimental art openings, eclectic musical acts, unexpected performance art, and delicious, unusual cuisine. September’s art opening begins September 10 from 7-8 p.m., featuring artist Yitzchok Moully. Brooklyn Jewish Art Gallery  603 Saint […]

Sukkah Wood 2017 in NYC

The Jewish Art Salon is co-sponsoring NYC’s Sukkah Wood 2017. We provided the curator, Goldie Gross, and three Jewish Art Salon members have been selected to participate 2017: Asherah Cinnamon, Shayna Denburg and Fortune Chalme (with David Braha).  Sukkah Wood is an event where artists will produce temporary dwelling art installations that conform with the standards […]

HOME (less) at NYC’s HUC Museum

HOME(less) features the works of seventy international artists who explore the meaning of home and the loss of home in works reflecting personal experience, historical and contemporary events, cultural diversity, and the universal human condition. Jewish Art Salon members included in the exhibit: Andi Arnovitz, Dorit Jordan Dotan, Larry Frankel, Ken Goldman, Tamar Hirschl, Tobi […]

Dimensions of Spirituality at the UJA-NY by JAI and JAS

The juried exhibition “Dimensions of Spirituality – Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur and Sukkot” is drawn from the artists’ membership of the Jewish Artists Initiative (JAI) of Southern California, as part of an exchange with the Jewish Art Salon (JAS). UJA-NY Gallery, 30 E. 59th Street, New York, NY. OPENING RECEPTION November 9, 6-8pm. Refreshments will be […]

Siona Benjamin solo exhibits in San Francisco

Peninsula JCC, July 11 – September 18, 2017. Special events:  Shabbat dinner September 8 Gallery Tour and Lecture “Transcultural Indian Jews in Israel” September 11   Article about her exhibition: https://www.jweekly.com/2017/08/08/indian-jewish-artist-turns-blue-peninsula-jcc/   The Marin JCC: October 29, 2017 Film screening and gallery opening    

THE INVISIBLE JEW – CALL FOR ART

  THE INVISIBLE JEW The Jewish Art Salon is accepting submissions for an exhibition to take place in New York City in the near future. Hevria will be a co-partner in this. Jewish Art Salon members will get priority over non-members for selection. You can sign up here. About the exhibition: Lately, there have been several news items about […]

Tobi Kahn at the National September 11 Memorial Museum in NYC

The National September 11 Memorial Museum serves as the USA’s principal institution for examining the implications of the events of 9/11, documenting the impact of those events and exploring the continuing significance of September 11, 2001. Shocked by the events of that day, artists – like everyone – struggled to make sense of the unfathomable […]

Mierle Laderman Ukeles at the Whitney Museum

Artist’s Talk with Mierle Laderman Ukeles: 
I Make Maintenance Art One Hour Every Day August 24th, 3:00pm Whitney Museum of American Art, NYC, Sixth floor Free with museum admission Thursday August 24th the Whitney Museum features an artist’s talk on I Make Maintenance Art One Hour Every Day (1976), on view as part of the exhibition An Incomplete […]

Mark Podwal’s Kaddish for Dabrowa Bialostocka

Poster for Bialystok exhibition of Podwal’s 18 prints “Kaddish for Dabrowa Bialostocka.”  Art exhibition August 4 to August 28 at the Zamenhof Center, Bialystok, Poland.   The series is based on a 2016 visit to the shtetl in Poland where the artist’s mother was born.   Still Bialystok, but on a different note, Podwal’s drawing of […]

Call for 2-D artwork for “Na’aseh v’nishma” at the Bender JJC

CALL FOR ARTISTS: A GROUP EXHIBIT The Bender JCC in Rockville, MD, USA, is currently accepting submissions for their upcoming group show entitled: Na’aseh v’nishma. (Please note: only two-dimensional work.) This is primarily for Washington, Maryland and Virginia  based artists. Subject Matter:  Submissions should be inspired by, react to or otherwise engage broadly with the […]

Natural Instincts – Call For Art

  NATURAL INSTINCTS The Jewish Art Salon is curating an exhibition at the Charter Oak Cultural Center in Hartford, CT, and is inviting artists to submit their work for consideration. The exhibition is part of Charter Oak’s 2017/18 Annual Celebration of Jewish Arts and Culture, which will feature films such as Maria Sharapova: The Point, and Harvesting Stones, a Jewish Play […]

Call for Art: RESISTANCE!

Yiddish New York’s 2017 Visual Arts Exhibition Yiddish New York, an annual celebration of Yiddish music, language and culture, is proud to collaborate with City Lore on this year’s art exhibition, which will be held from Thursday, December 14th, 2017 to Sunday, January 15th, 2018. The exhibition will be curated by Deborah Ugoretz and Tine Kindermann. […]

Archie Rand in the media

Rand’s opening remarks for “The 613”, his exhibition at The Contemporary Jewish Museum, are featured on Vimeo here.    In addition Rand was interviewed by Raul Gallyot of KWMR radio in San Francisco, where he was asked a couple of curve ball questions that pertain to the aesthetics of the painting. Interview available here. Much of […]

Call for Art: Jewish Comic Con in NYC

  The Jewish Art Salon is partnering with the Brooklyn Jewish Art Gallery at CKI, Brooklyn, NY. Artists and writers: CKI is accepting submissions and proposals for its next Con. Comics and Liberty vs Fascism. A tradition set by the great personalities that founded the genre and where it is heading today.  Art Curator: Joel […]

CALL FOR ART INSTALLATION AT JEWISH COMMUNITY FARM, Berkeley, CA

Urban Adamah, a Jewish community farm in Berkeley, CA, is seeking an artist (or two) to design and install two pieces of complementary art for its formal entrance-way and welcome center. The goal of these pieces is to inform visitors about its core values and to express appreciation for contributors to the farm.   Submissions […]

Trix Rosen’s Exhibits

Two exhibitions will feature Trix Rosen’s artworks. KINDRED: CELEBRATING OUR ANCESTORS Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center, Solomons, MD August 11 2017- January 28 2018 “Pillow for My Grandfather.” 2017 16H x 24W inches, 2017 Printed image on 100% Cotton Twill Fabric on front, canvas backing, hand-made My grandfather Michel Leib was murdered on his […]

New Jewish Art Salon Brochure

Dorit Jordan Dotan has updated the brochure she designed for the Jewish Art Salon.  Jordan Dotan is a graphic artist and the owner/operator of an independent studio for design, printing and production. She has several on-going graphic design projects, working with book design, exhibition catalogs, invitations, web banners and site design. She is a photographer, illustrator, […]

Membership Contests

ARTISTS or ART-ENTHUSIASTS We are giving away ten years of Associate membership ($300 value) to one lucky artist or art-lover, and a lifetime of Fellow membership ($500+ value) to one talented artist! Facebook Contest: Deadline July 19, 2017 Benefits: You will have the opportunity to enter Jewish Art Salon’s juried and curated exhibitions. We refer YOU […]

Archie Rand’s The 613 at the Contemporary Jewish Museum

The 613 is a major painting project by Archie Rand presented at The CJM in San Francisco in its museum debut and first appearance outside New York City. In traditional Jewish texts 613 rules for ethical and religious behavior are asked of all Jews. Rand’s exhibition includes one painting for each one of the 613; they […]

Faces of Transformation by Joel Silverstein & Tine Kindermann

Opening: Thursday, August 3, 2017 – 6:30 PM- 8:30 PM Abrazo Interno Gallery The Clemente Center, 107 Suffolk Street, NY, NY 10002 August 3 – August 30, 2017, Mon-Sun. 3:30 PM – 7:00 PM or by appointment. Top row: Tine Kindermann
, Amelia Lee 
Ruthenian Woman, (after a Lewis Wickes Hines photo) Thomas Nelson Baker Sr.
 All […]

David Sperber at the World Congress of Jewish Studies

The Seventeenth World Congress of Jewish Studies will take place from August 6 to 10, 2017 at the Mount Scopus Campus of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. David Sperber’s lecture  for the conference (8/8/2017) is titled “Mikva Dreams: The Jewish Feminist Art of Mierle Laderman Ukeles in the United States during the 1970s and the 1980s”. […]

Andi Arnovitz at The Jerusalem Artists House

The exhibition The Black List by Andi Arnovitz opens Thursday June 29 and runs thru August 26, 2017. Curated by Tamar Gispan-Greenberg there are two major installations plus some etchings in the show. Beit Omanim, 12 Shmuel Hanagid Street, Jerusalem. Opening reception: June 29 at 6 pm. Gallery talk: July 11 at 6 pm.  

Jewish Art Salon rockets to Teaneck

Joanne Palmer wrote an in-depth article about the Jewish Art Salon, its mission, and its upcoming exhibition at the Jerusalem Biennale. Quotes by Archie Rand, Miriam Stern, Joel Silverstein,  and Yona Verwer.   … Other questions that hover over any discussion of Jewish art also are the very basic ones: What is Jewish art? What is […]

Process, Product, and Bezalel – by Ben Schachter

I’ve been thinking a lot about Bezalel lately. Bezalel was given knowledge and ability in workmanship. He could fashion objects in gold, silver and fit them with precious gems. He could prepare materials – timber into lumber, flax into yarn. And he could direct others. He was, to use a term from ancient Greek, an […]

Artist Statement Workshop by David Gibson (with Skype)

Dear Members of the Jewish Art Salon, My name is David Gibson and I am both a writer on art and coordinator of art events, yet I also come from a family history in the art world that dates back to the early days of Soho and galleries of Madison Avenue, New York. The milieu […]

Boundless: Altered Books in Contemporary Art at the Hill-Stead Museum

June 16 – September 4, 2017 Opening Reception, June 20, 5:30 pm Boundless presents contemporary art inside Hill-Stead’s period rooms for the first time, in Farmington, CT. In celebration of the Sunken Garden Poetry Festival’s 25th Anniversary, the historic libraries will be transformed into a contemporary sculpture gallery to showcase Boundless: Altered Books in Contemporary Art, […]

Robert Kirschbaum in “Current Abstraction”

“Current Abstraction,” is a group exhibition at the Grimshaw-Gurdewicz Art Gallery, Bristol Community College, Fall River, MA. Robert Kirschbaum is one of the four featured artists; his images are on the far left. The exhibit is up until June 29, 2017

Rivka Nehorai’s “The Beauty of Us”

“The Beauty of Us” solo exhibition by emerging Brooklyn-based artist Rivka Nehorai explores human chaos and the underlying order and beauty she finds behind it.  Stitching together devastating moments in communal Jewish history- the Mumbai terrorist attack, Hannah Senesh’s trial, and a deadly Brooklyn fire- as well as the complicated nature of individual psychological struggles, […]

Call for Art: GOLEM, An Artist’s View

The Jewish Brooklyn Art Gallery at CKI is organizing a Golem-themed art exhibition, to take place in the Fall of 2017.   The gallery is housed in an old landmark synagogue in Prospect Heights (Brooklyn, NY). The Gallery is looking for artists who created work with the theme “The Golem” for an exhibit in its […]

R.I.P. Benjamin Melendez

Benjamin “Yellow Benjy” Melendez has passed away. His extraordinary life as a Latin gang leader in the Bronx, who transformed his life upon discovering his family’s Converso roots, was uniquely captured by Julian Voloj. Selections of Voloj’s award-winning graphic novel Ghetto Brothers: From Warrior to Peacemaker were curated by Yona Verwer into an exhibition by the Jewish Art […]

What We Forgot: A solo show of work by Lenore Mizrachi Cohen

On Yom Yerushalayim, May 24th 2017, the Brooklyn Jewish Art Gallery at CKI will host work by Brooklyn based artist Lenore Mizrachi-Cohen. 7-10 PM at 603 St. John’s Place, Brooklyn, NY. Wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served. Musical performance by Samuel Torjman Thomas of the NY Andalus Ensemble. This series explores a corpus of traditional Judaeo-Arabic maxims from the […]

MUSEUM ON THE SEAM with 5 Jewish Art Salon members

  Thou Shalt Not – an exhibition that explores the intersection of faith, worship, and contemporary art.     The show opens at  Museum on the Seam – a leading Socio-Political contemporary art museum – in Jerusalem on May 15th. Jewish Art Salon members in the exhibit: Helène Aylon, Andi Arnovitz, Siona Benjamin, Ken Goldman and Ahron Weiner.   […]

The Beckoning Place by Andi Arnovitz

Artist books, journals and works on paper by Andi Arnovitz will be featured at the Agrippas 12 Gallery in Jerusalem. Curated by Zvi Tolkovsky. Opening May 5 at 9 PM. Closing at 6 PM June 19, 2017.  

David Wander at the Bernard Museum

The Bernard Museum of Judaica in New York  is celebrating 20 years. David Wander’s work is prominently featured. The exhibition is up until September 3, 2017

The Conney Conference on Jewish Art: “Is There a Jewish Art, Yet?”

By Ben Schachter Two weeks ago I gave a keynote address at the Conney Conference on Jewish Art at the University of Wisconsin – Madison. Douglas Rosenberg, chair of the Art department, organizes a dynamic and diverse conference every two years. This year attendees included art historians, artists, metalsmiths, dancers, choreographers and others. This year’s […]

Portraying Israel Through Art by Mark Podwal

May 10, 2017 at the Stephen Wise Free Synagogue, 30 West 68 Street, New York. RSVP: response@swfs.org

Ahron Weiner in the press

Ahron Weiner has been profiled in the 2nd issue of Brooklyn-based art magazine CreativeBloch. Download a copy of the magazine from the following link: https://www.dropbox.com/s/m5ayznopo3etdwz/magazine%232VLR.pdf?dl=0 Scroll down to page 60-61

Request for Images: Ahava / Love

Urgent deadline: Friday April 28, 11 am NY time. A much respected American Jewish magazine (both print and online) is looking for art for its June 2017 issue. If selected, the image will be credited with your name, title of work, brief bio, and a link to your website. Theme: the Jewish sensibility of “ahava”/love. The many […]

Visualizing Spirituality by Yitzchok Moully

Acrylic and Ink Works on Canvas + Augmented Reality by Yitzchok Moully Waltuch Art Gallery, May 1-28, 2017 Meet-the-Artist Reception: Tuesday, May 9, 6:30-8:30 pm   The Kaplen JCC on the Palisades Waltuch Art Gallery, located at 411 E. Clinton Avenue in Tenafly, NJ presents: Visualizing Spirituality, an exhibition of acrylic and ink works on canvas […]

Rachel Kanter at the Jewish Museum Hohenems

Rachel Kanter‘s piece, “God’s Aspect” will be included in the exhibition The Female Side of God. This exhibition of the Jewish Museum Hohenems is in collaboration with the Jewish Museum Frankfurt and the Museum of the Bible, Washington DC. “The Jewish Museum Hohenems poses a challenging question to the monotheistic religions: Is it possible to view […]

Sarah Lightman at Reflecting on Charlotte Salomon and at the Cartoon Museum

Reflecting on Charlotte Salomon, an Exhibition and Study Day at the Women’s Art Library at Goldsmiths University of London includes artwork and a talk by Sarah Lightman. 2017 marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of Charlotte Salomon (1917-1943), a German-Jewish artist who was killed at Auschwitz at the age of twenty-six. Her main body of […]

Body Narratives World Premiere Exhibition

Photography by Saul Sudin. Thursday April 27, 6-9pm 326 7th Avenue, New York, NY 326 Gallery is pleased to present the world premiere of Saul Sudin’s Body Narratives. Body Narratives is an artistic portrait series that explores the mental, physical, and emotional experiences that shape us. After working on a multitude of documentary projects, filmmaker Saul Sudin […]

LABA-BA 2017 Exhibitions in NYC

Two simultaneous exhibitions  by Argentinean Fellows of LABA-Buenos Aires, working globally with LABA: A Laboratory for Jewish Culture at the 14th Street Y will take place in NYC. Artists: SILVANA BLASBALG / VALERIA BUDASOFF / MYRIAM JAWERBAUM MIRTA KUPFERMINC /VIVIANA ROMAY /SILVIA RUBINSON. Curator: Mirta Kupferminc – Assistant: Estela Ivkovcic Gallery Talks by Tova Shvartzman Five […]

Conney Conference on Jewish Arts

This year’s conference at the the University of Wisconsin, Madison will feature an art panel with Richard McBee representing the Jewish Art Salon: “It’s O.K. to be Jewish Artists: The Waxing of Jewish Artists Groups”. In addition several events will take place with other Jewish Art Salon members. Timeline of events by JAS members: Judaic Metalsmithing […]

Yom HaShoah with Mark Podwal

New York’s Fifth Avenue Synagogue presents Yom HaShoah 5777 – Holocaust Remembrance Day 2017 with a special tribute to their late member Professor Elie Wiesel. Sunday April 23, 5:30 pm A program of prayer, study and reflection, with the participation of Holocaust survivors. Led by Rabbi Eli Babich and Cantor Joseph Malovany. Slide show presentation […]

Hipsters & Hassids

Elke Reva Sudin’s Hipsters & Hassids opens Thursday, May 4th, 2017, 6:00-8:00 P.M. UJA-Federation of New York Seventh Floor Art Gallery | 130 East 59th Street | New York Please RSVP by Monday May 1, 2017 to Lillian Rodriguez at 212.836.1793 or rodriguezl@ujafedny.org HIPSTERS & HASSIDS is a series of paintings juxtaposing two quintessential Brooklyn communities, presenting their similarities despite their obvious […]

Parenthood Exhibit by Heather Stoltz

Parenthood: The Life of an Artist/Mother Fiber Art by Heather G. Stoltz May 1 – June 1, 2017 Harrison Public Library, 2 Bruce Ave, Harrison NY – Directly across the street from the Metro North train station Opening Reception: Sunday, May 7,  2-4 pm This solo show will feature Heather’s new series about parenthood. It is no […]

ALL THIS HAS COME UPON US…

An exhibit and lecture on the history of anti-Semitism featuring Mark Podwal, artist, and Marc Epstein, Professor of Religion on the Mattie M. Paschall Davis and Norman H. Davis Chair, Vassar College. Thursday, April 27, 2017, 4:10 p.m. Lecture and Exhibit Presentation Williams Hall, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA. Admission is free and open to the public. For more information and to register, […]

Ruth Schreiber’s Videos “Sheitels” and “Kasher” in Museum Exhibitions

Ruth Schreiber‘s new video “Sheitels” is featured in the exhibition “Cherchez La Femme: Wigs, Burka, Wimple” at the Jewish Museum Berlin, Germany. The exhibition takes place from March 31 until July 2nd, 2017.  Headlines and swimwear, headscarves and demonstrations, fashion shows and papal audiences – how much religiosity secular societies can tolerate is shown in this current exhibition. […]

Artists and Artworks in Conversation – by Ben Schachter

Have you ever made an artwork “addressed” to an artist? Many years ago I went to an exhibition mounted by the Museum of Modern Art that exhibited artworks by Matisse and Picasso. The curators chose images that had particular qualities, they spoke to each other. Pairs of paintings, one by each artist, were hung side-by-side. […]

Hevria’s Podcasts launch with Yitzchok Moully

Yitzchok Moully is one of the first creatives to be featured on Hevria’s podcasts. The idea behind this podcast is simple: to take you into the minds and thoughts of creative Jews. These are in-depth conversations where participants get personal and thoughtful about what they do. Hevria put up two episodes for the launch (Yitzchok Moully and Noah Lubin). More […]

Ori Soltes in conversation with Siona Benjamin

Ori Z. Soltes will be in conversation with our Siona Benjamin  at ACA Galleries in NYC. April 1, 2-4 pm RSVP at rsvp@acagalleries.com ACA Galleries, 529 West 20th Street, New York, NY 10011 This event is in conjunction with Benjamin’s exhibition “Beyond Borders”, on view until April 22nd, 2017. Siona Benjamin’s first exhibition at ACA Galleries  features her recent […]

Job: Studio Arts Teacher (Full-Time) Boston

Gann Academy, a pluralistic Jewish school in Waltham, MA, is seeking a full time Studio Arts teacher to join the Arts Department for the 2017-2018 academic year.  Teaching responsibilities will include foundational and advanced courses in 2D disciplines, such as drawing and painting.  The ideal candidate will also possess skills in 3D media, such as […]

Judith Josephs’ 2 solo exhibits in Milwaukee

Judith Joseph‘s dual solo exhibits, entitled Soaring Spirit, open April 1 at the University of Milwaukee Golda Meir Library and Hillel-Milwaukee. At the library, Joseph is showing ten woodblock prints. At the Hillel, she has 30 examples of her ketubah art on display. On April 25, she will present an artist’s talk at the UWM Golda Meir Library […]

Golem Exhibit in Paris with Mark Podwal

Until July 16, 2017 the Musée d’art et d’histoire du Judaïsme in Paris features Golem! With 136 works from 28 institutions and private lenders, this exhibition explores the rich fate of the Golem figure in the visual arts, through a journey that combines painting, drawing, photography, theater, cinema, literature, comics and video games. From the […]

Period. at Rojas + Rubensteen Projects

Rojas + Rubensteen Projects’ upcoming exhibition, Period., will feature a range of local Miami, American and International artists concerned with the end points and intersections between two definitions of period:  1. A portion of time determined by some recurring phenomenon. 2. A single cyclic occurrence of menstruation.  (Both of these definitions are from Merriam-Webster dictionary.)  The […]

Blue Like Me at ACA Galleries

ACA Galleries and the Jewish Art Salon are pleased to present: Blue Like Me, a documentary that profiles Indian-American artist Siona Benjamin.  Join us Wednesday, April 19th, 2017, 6pm – 8pm 6:00 – 6:30 pm Reception at Siona’s exhibition 6.30 – 6:45 pm Introductions by Dorian Bergen, Yona Verwer and Gloria Orenstein.    6.45 – 7:15 pm Screening of […]

Artists Beit Midrash NYC 16th Annual Exhibition

The Artists Beit Midrash at Temple Emanuel / Streicker Center culminates this year in the exhibit “Mystical Images”. Opening reception April 5, 2017, 6-8 pm Gallery hours (with docent) April 6-21, 11-4 Bernard Museum of Judaica, 1 East 65th St, New York, NY 10065 212-744-1400 Participating Jewish Art Salon members: Co-Facilitator / Curator Tobi Kahn. […]

Introducing Ben Schachter, our new Jewish art blogger

Hello. I’m very pleased to announce that I will be blogging for the Jewish Art Salon.  Who am I?  I’m Ben Schachter. I received a bachelor’s degree from Wesleyan University in studio art and art history (I got half way through the math major) and I received an MFA in studio art and an MS […]

Helène Aylon Exhibit at Brandeis

THE HADASSAH-BRANDEIS INSTITUTE AND THE KNIZNICK GALLERY Present: Afterword: For the Children, an exhibition by Helène Aylon. Monday, March 20, 2017 – Friday, June 16, 2017. Tuesday, March 21, 5:00 pm Introduction to the exhibition with Helène Aylon.  Tuesday, March 21, 6:00-8:00 pm Artist Reception.  Read David Sperber’s essay in the catalog here. “Our forefathers were searching for […]

Kaddish for Dabrowa Bialostocka by Mark Podwal

The Great Synagogue of Grodno features an exhibition of 18 prints “Kaddish for Dabrowa Bialostocka”. This exhibition shows a series of archival pigment prints of new works by Mark Podwal in acrylic and colored pencil. The works were inspired by his recent visit to the shtetl in Poland where his mother was born. Opening March 10. The artist […]

Tobi Kahn’s Anointed Time at the Butler Institute of American Art

Opening Reception & Gallery Talk March 19, 2017, 1-3 pm Exhibition on view from March 19 – May 15, 2017. 524 Wick Avenue, Youngstown, OH. Anointed Time:  Sculpture and Ceremonial Objects by Tobi Kahn is an exhibition of Kahn’s creative powers, fueled by his understanding of history and the belief systems that comprise it. His embrace of […]

Personal Renaissance at the Belskie Museum

The Belskie Museum in Closter, NJ is hosting an art exhibit where artists reflect on their past artwork and compare to their more current art. The exhibition shows how past ideas and personal growth impacted and inspired their current work.  Opening Reception March 5, 1-5 pm. Presentation at 3:30 pm Artist Talk March 26 at 3 pm. Belskie Museum […]

Borders/Boundaries/Barriers at the Derfner Museum

Across Divides: Borders and Boundaries in Contemporary Art   March 26–July 23, 2017 Reception Sunday, March 26 1:30-3pm Talk by curator Reba Wulkan   Grounded in the description in Genesis that the world came into being through a series of divisions – light and darkness, day and night, sea and land, animals and human beings – this exhibition presents […]

Homelands Fundraiser

Jewish Art Salon member Lenore Cohen organized Homelands, a group show of work from 15 international artists. Each brings a unique perspective mediating on one of the defining moments of Jewish History: The disbanding of Jewish communities throughout the Muslim world. Homelands has been invited to participate as one of 25 exhibits at the upcoming Jerusalem Biennale […]

Voices of Wisdom – Artist Tours at Spertus

Tour the exhibition Voices of Wisdom in the Ground Level Arts Lab with artists Sylvia Alotta, Susan Dickman, Ellen Holtzblatt, Judith Joseph, and Carol Neiger as your guides. Hear about the ideas and experiences that lay at the heart of their projects and learn about the techniques and materials used to create them. Sunday, March 19, 2017 – 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm Spertus Institute, 610 S. Michigan […]

Matthew Baigell’s The Implacable Urge to Defame available for preorder

The Implacable Urge to Defame: Cartoon Jews in the American Press, 1877-1935 Matthew Baigell Syracuse University Press Hardcover 978-0-8156-3496-6   Available now. “Fascinating, disturbing, groundbreaking and stunningly complete, The Implacable Urge to Defame will remain a unique and brilliant work, to be studied and referenced for years to come.”—Archie Rand, professor of art, Brooklyn College, The City […]

Beyond Borders – Siona Benjamin at ACA Galleries, NY

Siona Benjamin’s first exhibition at ACA Galleries will feature her recent work from the Exodus Series. Currently on her second Fulbright Fellowship in Israel, her new work will be the subject of this show.  Opening Reception: March 9, 2017, 6-8 pm Catalogue available. JOIN the Jewish Art Salon April 19th for a reception and screening of […]

LOST SYNAGOGUES OF EUROPE at Eldridge Street, NY

Postcards from the Collection of Frantisek Bányai. Exhibition Opening at the MUSEUM AT ELDRIDGE STREET Thursday, March 16 from 6 to 8 pm. Mr. Bányai will be present for this event. The Museum at Eldridge Street presents a new exhibition of vintage postcards from Prague-based collector Frantisek Bányai.  Focusing on scenes of Jewish life at the turn of the last century, […]

Call for Art – Kaplen JCC, Tenafly, NJ

The Kaplen JCC on the Palisades holds ongoing art shows featuring the work of painters, photographers, digital artists and other creative designers, whose work is displayed on the walls of the JCC Waltuch Art Gallery, located on the center’s second floor. The JCC is currently looking for artists interested in exhibiting for the 2017 calendar […]

Call for Proposals – Artist in Residence, PSU

Appointment Salaried Adjunct faculty member status in the Judaic Studies Program, September 15 through December 15, 2017 at Portland State University, Oregon. Studio space and/or other perks negotiable. Goals Generate intellectual and creative excitement for students on campus by exploring topics related to Jewish history, religious texts, themes and identity through art. Connect to larger audiences in Portland […]

ARTIST CALL for Belskie Museum’s “Personal Renaissance”

  Theme: Personal Renaissance: Reflect on your past artwork in order to compare to your newer more current artworks. Show how your past ideas and evidence of your personal growth, impacts and inspires your current artwork. Your personal renaissance may include a leap from one medium to another. Submit 2 works of art, demonstrating the growth/change in […]

Ketubbot Symposium at the Mishkan Museum

A Symposium on the topic of Kettubot will take place Friday February 10, 2017 at the Mishkan Museum in Ein Harod. This symposium is in conjunction with Here is your Ketubbah an exhibition of some of the finest ketubbot from the collection of the Museum of Art, Ein Harod. View Kettubot from the 17-19th centuries from Iran, Afganistan, India and Italy together […]

Andi Arnovitz Spring Exhibits

Andi Arnovitz is exhibiting in several venues and continents this Spring.  “Text and Textiles” Mana Contemporary Gallery New Jersey Through February 2017 “The Return Of Paper” Israel National Drawing Biennale The Jerusalem Print Workshop through February 2017 “Tzena Urena”      Ben Gurion University opening April 4, 2017 through  June; July- September 2017 Mishkan Museum of art, […]

Anolic Awards: Calls for Book Art and for Early Career Artists

The Anolic Family Art Awards is now accepting applications for the 2017 award cycle. There are three awards for Jewish artists: one for art students, one for early career fine artists (25-35 yrs) and one for professional book artists. Established in 1980, the Anolic Family Awards have been given to Jewish artists and scholars with a […]

Sh’ma Now – February Issue MACHLOCHET L’SHEM SHAMAYIM

Argument For The Sake Of Heaven. How do we participate in constructive argumentation? Page 6 features art by JAS member Beth Grossman: https://s3.amazonaws.com/assets.forward.com/downloads/jan2017argumentationmachlochetdigital-1485367569.pdf Sh’ma Now editor Susan Berrin: “The election is over; the inauguration has passed. We face four years of an administration that will challenge us in extraordinary ways. One of the responses I thought might […]

ATARA’s 10th Annual Arts & Torah Conference for Women in Baltimore

ATARA: The Association for Torah & the Arts for Religious Artists Arts Expression, Torah Values is pleased to present: The 10th Annual Arts & Torah Conference for Women  March 2-5, 2017 in Baltimore, MD Performances in classical music, original songwriting, dance and theater •     Professionally trained Torah observant women share their talent to uplift and inspire •     Includes full […]

NY area artists: paid interview for Museum of the Bible

 Time-sensitive! Matt McCroskey, a documentary filmmaker  in NYC, is working on a project that some of you might be interested in. Participants will be paid $200 for a studio interview in NYC.   “We are seeking stories of how lay people have been effected by the Bible or Torah in their work lives or their personal […]

Susan Schwalb at the Derfner Museum

Derfner Judaica Museum + The Art Collection at Hebrew Home at Riverdale, in conjunction with Garvey|Simon, New York, is pleased to announce its latest exhibition Susan Schwalb: Metalpoint Paintingson view in the Elma and Milton A. Gilbert Pavilion Gallery from January 15–May 14, 2017. A reception and artist’s talk will be held on Sunday, January 22, 2017, from 1:30–3 […]

“Garments of Reconciliation”: The relationship between Judaism and Islam in the Artworks of Andi Arnovitz

This article by David Sperber in Women in Judaism A Multidisciplinary E-Journal examines in depth works of Jewish-Israeli and modern-Orthodox artist (and J.A.S. member) Andi Arnovitz (b. US, 1959) that relate to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The article utilizes tools that arise from cultural research, in particular the critical and alternative view that feminist discourse offers with […]

December News

  As 2016 comes to an end, the Jewish Art Salon is grateful for the opportunities we had to further promote and advance contemporary Jewish visual art. Also, we are entering 2017 with an expanded team: several highly qualified people will join us in the next couple of months. How are we doing? Read here some exciting reviews you […]

Call for Toronto Area Artists

JOIN IN CREATING A COLLABORATIVE ART INSTALLATION WITH FELLOW MUSLIM AND JEWISH WOMEN ARTISTS LAUNCH OF BLOOD, MILK & TEARS COLLABORATIVE ART INSTALLATION Registration deadline is January 12, 2017. ABOUT THE PROJECT  The grassroots Shema & Iqra’: The Jewish-Muslim Text Project, founded by Dr. Shari Golberg, brings together Muslims and Jews using religious texts as a springboard […]

Tanya Fredman in Shma’s Yetzer Ha’ra

The December issue of Shma Now features the artwork of Tanya Fredman. The editor writes: In an election dominated by stories of hypocrisy, deception, lying, sexual misconduct, secrecy, fake news—and much more—we at Sh’ma Now find ourselves thinking about the Jewish sensibility of “yetzer ha’ra,” the evil inclination. While the drama of the election is over, hate crimes are increasing, tried […]

Call for entries for group & solo art exhibits Vancouver

Call for entries for a group art exhibition to accompany ‘The 2017 Festival Ha’Rikud’ at the Sidney and Gertrude Zack Gallery at the Vancouver JCC. Open to all visual artists. Media: drawing, painting, mixed media, sculpture, fibre art, photography. The 2017 Festival Ha’Rikud will take place May 12-14, 2017. The Group Show to accompany the Festival will […]

Samantha Baskind’s Publications

Jewish Art Salon Advisor Samantha Baskind has published two catalogs featuring the art of Archie Rand. Samantha Baskind, Archie Rand: Sixty Paintings from the Bible (Cleveland: Galleries at CSU, 2016). Baskind wrote a 180 page catalog to go with the exhibit she curated that includes all 60 paintings as full-page color plates.  To purchase contact the Galleries at Cleveland State […]

Dessel’s drawings on cover of Women in Judaism: A Multidisciplinary Journal

Two of susan c. dessel’s drawings “A BRICK IN A SOFT HAT Series 2 Nos. 5 & 6 of 8 (Portraiture of Martha Gruening)” grace the cover of Women in Judaism: A Multidisciplinary Journal, Vol 12, No 2 (Dated 2015, published Dec. 23, 2016). Dessel’s portraiture of Martha Gruening (1889-1937): suffragist, journalist, lawyer & civil rights […]

YNY Chronika at Abrazo Interno Gallery NYC

Trees of Life and Evil Eyes: A Contemporary Take on Superstition, Symbols and Mysticism will have a second reception at the Abrazo Interno Gallery for the public and for the participants of Yiddish New York, a 5 day celebration of Yiddish Music, Language and Culture. Arts reception 6-9 PM, Saturday, December 24, 2016 That same night, […]

Artist-in-Residence at Kol HaOt Jerusalem: Call for Artists

Kol HaOt  invites visual artists to apply for an artist-in-residency at their new center in the Chutzot HaYotzer Artists’ Colony, outside Jerusalem’s Old City walls. Kol HaOt is seeking visual artists who align with their organization’s mission to integrate Judaism’s rich sources and themes, and Jewish history, into their artistic works. Artists will have access to an […]

Illustrator / Graphic Designer Wanted

  NYC-based artist is looking for an illustrator and graphic designer for an unusual family or adult-only Haggadah she wrote. Deadline December 25, 2016. The book will be approximately 28 pages. It will have words in English, transliterated, and in Hebrew, and pictures. She has sketched what each page will be, but does not have the technical skill to […]

Archie Rand’s Kol Nidre at the New York Jewish Film Festival

Images from Brooklyn-based Jewish Art Salon member Archie Rand’s acclaimed book The 613, an illustrated reimagining of the 613 Jewish commandments that earned praise from the likes of Art Spiegelman and Ang Lee, are recreated in a charming animated short that features music by Jeremiah Lockwood. “Kol Nidre #3” will have its World Premiere as part of the […]

“Here is your Ketubah” at Ein Harod Museum

Here is your Ketubbah presents some of the finest ketubbot from the collection of the Museum of Art, Ein Harod. This exhibition, curated by Dvora Liss, and on view until late April 2017, features contemporary artwork by two Jewish Art Salon members, in dialog with traditional ketubbot. These beautifully illuminated marriage contracts were created for couples living […]

Judith Appleton at Villa Deccan

EXHIBITION OPENING – תערוכת אמנות  – פתיחה 23.12.16 at Jerusalem’s Nature Museum במוזיאון הטבע ירושלים Paintings by Judith Appleton. Villa Deccan, the former home of a wealthy Armenian merchant at the turn of the 20th century now houses Jerusalem’s Nature Museum. Judith Appleton has been painting the landscapes of Jerusalem, Armenia, and the streets of Jerusalem’s […]

Siona Benjamin’s Kislev Exhibit at Neve Schechter

Fulbright Fellow Siona Benjamin is exhibiting her art in Tel Aviv in an exhibition curated by Shira Friedman. December 15, 2016 at 6 pm: Artist / Curator Talk with Live Music. Siona Benjamin will be present for this and the following events. December 22, 8pm: Exhibition Opening and Concert – Liora Yitzhak (with advance reservations […]

Midwest Jewish Arts Lab – Open Studio

Sunday December 18 from 3-5 at the Spertus Museum, Chicago.  Gabriella Boros will be demonstrating woodblock printing, from concept through cutting the wood, inking and printing. She will have prints from previous projects as well as sketches on view. Ellen Holtzblatt will be presenting new paintings and talking about her process. The Ground Level Arts Lab features an exhibition […]

Call for Art Images

A much respected American Jewish magazine (both print and online) is looking for art for its March and April 2017 issues. Themes: March issue: “Dayeinu” – the idea of “enough” and how it relates to Pesach—but NOT anything specifically about Pesach. April issue: “Yovel” – the metaphor of jubilee and the release of property.  The image will […]

Creativity and the Jewish Soul

Jewish Art Salon’s Founding Member, Richard McBee, has collaborated with Rabbi Richard Borah to create a new book. Creativity and the Jewish Soul – An Exploration of the Book of Genesis,  provides Torah commentary, poetry and original paintings that relate to the place of creativity in Jewish life and practice. Drawing on ideas from scholars such as […]

Call for Presenter on Jewish Art

Toronto-based Jewish organization is looking for a speaker on Jewish arts (e.g. Jerusalem’s State of the Arts), as a program for Jewish singles (50+). The organization provides the projector, computer etc. There is a budget (discuss details with them; the JAS knows no details). Presentation to take place in May 2017.   Application by December 24 as […]

Matthew Baigell & the Jordan Schnitzer Book Awards 2016

Our Advisory Board member Matthew Baigell’s Social Concern and Left Politics in Jewish American American Art, 1880-1940 (Syracuse University Press, 2015) was awarded Honorable Mention in the Association of Jewish Studies Jordan Schnitzer Book Awards for 2016 in the category for Jews and the Arts. These awards recognize and promote outstanding scholarship in the field of Jewish Studies and […]

Linda Stein’s 2 Museum Exhibits

The Fluidity of Gender: Sculpture by Linda Stein is currently on view at the Holter Museum in Helena, MT. It will be up until December 30.The exhibition explores the continuum between the binaries of masculinity and femininity, while inspiring the compassion, empathy and bravery it takes to become an upstander rather than a bystander. HAWT asks people […]

Yam Noraim Zine

The work of Jewish Art Salon members Judith Joseph, Michal Nachman, Julian Voloj, and Lea Weinberg are included in Yamim Noraim, a zine of original art and writing about the Jewish High Holy Days, edited by Tamar Nachmany. More info https://www.patreon.com/tamar According to the zine’s creator: “Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur have always fascinated me. The imagery, values, prayers, […]

Trees of Life and Evil Eyes at the Abrazo Interno Gallery

Trees of Life and Evil Eyes: A Contemporary Take on Superstition, Symbols and Mysticism. December 8, 2016 – December 28, 2016. Opening reception December 8, 6-9 PM. A special event and dance party with live Klezmer music will be held on December 24th, 2016 from 6-9 PM, for the opening of Yiddish New York. Bring your dancing shoes […]

Yoram Raanan lost everything in a fire

Artist Yoram Raanan, and his wife Meira, lost their home, studio and  artwork in the current Israel fires. Forty years of work just went up in flames as the Raanan’s village, Beit Meir, was encircled in fires Thursday night. You can help by buying his prints http://www.yoramraanan.com/prints or donate to his cause on the Chesed Fund An article (in […]

Jerusalem Biennale Miami Exhibition

    Join the Jerusalem Biennale for a night of Contemporary Art, featuring works highlighting the innovative work that is defining contemporary Jewish art. Cocktail Party Wednesday, November 30, 7pm –9pm Temple Emanu-El, 17th street, corner of Washington Kindly RSVP http://www.tesobe.org/reserve.html 305-538-2503 Founded in 2013, The Jerusalem Biennale is dedicated to exploring the places of intersection between […]

Swing State at Rojas + Rubensteen

Exhibition opening reception November 28th, 7-9 pm. On view until January 29 2017. Rojas + Rubensteen Projects 8051 NE 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33138 Swing State is about challenging systems of American power. These works oscillate in the dialectic between Freedom + Control that is at the heart of political discourse. The choice to choose. The privilege to […]

Aaron Rosen’s Art + Religion

Art & Religion in the 21st Century is now available in paperback.   Our advisor Aaron Rosen’s book is available here. Blaspheming artists get all the press. Some exploit the shock potential of religious imagery – but many also reflect deeply on spiritual matters and are, in fact, some of the most profound and sensitive […]

The Menorah: From the Bible to Modern Israel, by Steven Fine

Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Avenue, NYC Lecture and Book Signing, Thursday December 15, 3:00 pm. The Menorah: From the Bible to Modern Israel by Steven Fine, Dr. Pinkhos Churgin Professor of Jewish History, Yeshiva University, and Director, Yeshiva University Center for Israel Studies From Moses to the Maccabees and on to our own days, the menorah […]

Shma’s New Issue: Tochecha-Rebuke | תֹכֵחָה Rebuke: Criticism with love

The November issue of Shma Now features the artwork of Nancy Current, and Archie Rand. Its theme, Tochecha-Rebuke | תֹכֵחָה Rebuke: Criticism with love, is discussed here by the editor: “When I initially began framing this issue of Sh’ma Now—in the midst of an ugly, rancorous election season—I was wondering about how, post-election, we might return to […]

Sjnoder, the Anatomy of Tzedakah by Billha Zussman

Zussman’s short animation film “Sjnoder, the Anatomy of Tzedakah” is inspired by the Sjnoderbooks collection of the Jewish Historical Museum in Amsterdam. In The Netherlands donations that were pledged on Shabbat were recorded by threading a piece of string through a ledger with holes. The word Sjnoder is derived from the Hebrew “mi shenadar” (he […]

Intersections – Selected Works from The Jerusalem Biennale at the JCC Manhattan

Intersections features the work of over 20 Israeli artists from the Jerusalem Biennale, whose works display the wide-ranging interpretations of what constitutes contemporary Jewish art.  Some works directly respond to religious practices, while others look at cultural trends within Israel. Jewish Art Salon members in this exhibit are Andi Arnovitz, Ken Goldman and Yehudis Barmatz. OPENING […]

Kill or Be Killed with Jan Lauren Greenfield

Jan Lauren Greenfield is participating in “Kill or Be Killed” a group exhibition at Con Artist Collective & Gallery. The theme here is WEAPONS: and it’s up to the artist to decide what qualifies as one.  Wednesday 7 to 11 / Opening Party 11.30.2016 Monday 7 to 11 / Closing Party 12.5.2016 On view: November 30 to December 5, Monday through Saturday 11am to 7pm […]

‘Journeys and Longings’ by Michal Nachmany

Art exhibit at the Blue Dragon URS127 Gallery at an historical district of Taipei. On display Nov. 5 – Dec 18. 2016 at Dihua St. 127 (a market area) When Nachmany visited Dihua Street in 2015, the energy of the market, historical buildings, narrow streets, and the stories of the objects sold at the market, transported […]

Jewish Comic Con

Julian Voloj is a participant in the first ever Jewish Comic Con. This will take place in Brooklyn. Voloj is a panelist on Sunday’s 10 am event EISNER, KIRBY, SIEGEL, ETC.: THE JEWISH ROOTS OF COMICS. Sunday, November 13th at Congregation Kol Israel  603 St. John’s Place (between Franklin and Classon) Brooklyn, NY Tickets here.   Jewish […]

New York Society of Woman Artists: The Primacy of Color

Ellen Alt, Tamar Hirschl, and Lea Weinberg have works in a Chelsea exhibit with the New York Society of Woman Artists: The Primacy of Color from November 15 to December 3, 2016 .     OPENING RECEPTION on Thursday, November 17 from 6-8pm George Billis Gallery, 525 W 26th St., Ground Floor,  NYC. Gallery Hours: Tuesday to Saturday, 10am to 6pm. (Closed for thanksgiving, Nov. […]

Chaim Gross at the Educational Alliance, NY

  Opening Reception November 15 from 7pm – 9pm.  Educational Alliance, 197 East Broadway, New York, NY  Welcoming remarks from artist Mimi Gross, President of The Renee & Chaim Gross Foundation and daughter of Chaim Gross. Wine & refreshments, including treats courtesy of Doughnut Plant. RSVP here. The exhibition “Home Away From Home” explores the deep ties between renowned American […]

Chicago Artists Beit Midrash Exhibit

LANDSCAPE AS METAPHOR   Exhibition of Art by Participants in the Artists’ Beit Midrash, 2016 Curated by Jewish Art Salon Member Judith Joseph   Arthur Feldman Gallery 465 Roger Williams Ave, Highland Park, IL The Artists Beit Midrash was co-taught by: Jane Shapiro, co-founder/ teacher at Orot Center For New Jewish Learning. Judith Joseph, artist/ […]

Call for Art: Ethical Treatment of Animals

Through Compassionate Eyes; The Ethical Treatment of Animals  Curated by: Julie Seidman, Joel Silverstein & Aimee Rubensteen Organized by the Jewish Art Salon Initial Submission Deadline: April 15, 2017. Open to both Jewish and non-Jewish artists. The sacred Jewish texts mandate Tsa’ar Baalei Chaim; humane treatment of animals. Yet, our modern lifestyles support amoral animal agribusiness, […]

Susan Schwalb at the Met Museum

Artist printmaker Susan Schwalb is included in the exhibition Drawing and Prints: Selections from the Met Collection Exhibit dates: October 25, 2016 – January 30, 2017 Robert Woods Johnson Gallery at The Metropolitan Museum of Art 1000 Fifth Ave, NYC The Robert Wood Johnson, Jr. Gallery displays highlights of European and American prints, drawings, and illustrated books […]

Call for Proposals Conney Conference on Jewish Art

50 Years After Harold Rosenberg: Is there a Jewish Art (Yet?) The 2017 Conney Conference on Jewish Arts will focus on the legacy of Harold Rosenberg’s great rhetorical gesture and its continued resonance across the arts. KEYNOTE SPEAKERS: Dance Scholar and choreographer Judith Brin Ingber and Visual artist/author Ben Schachter, Jewish Art Salon member and Advisor. The […]

Call for Calligraphy

Nails in the Wall Gallery, at St. Lukes Episcopal Church in Metuchen, NJ will host the exhibition “Beautiful & Powerful Statements, the arts of calligraphy and re-purposed materials”. Deadline for submissions is December 1, 2017. The exhibition will take place from January 21 until June 1 and will include calligraphy from many traditions, including Hebrew calligraphy. The […]

Alan Falk at BEKI

The Vision of Alan Falk – Paintings & Works on Paper at BEKI, New Haven, Connecticut Meet the Artist/Gallery Talk: Saturday, December 3, 2016, 12:45 – 2:00 p.m. A twelve year retrospective of paintings, watercolors and prints based on biblical narratives and other Jewish references, including recent works. Exhibition runs from November 17, 2016  through January 17, […]

The Golem at the Jewish Museum Berlin

  The Jewish Museum Berlin features a major exhibition about the golem until 29 January 2017. Two Jewish Art Salon members, Mark Podwal and Tobi Kahn, are included in this exhibit curated by Emily Bilski.  Mark Podwal is represented with seven ink drawings; his other Golem works will also be included in a different Golem exhibition in Paris opening in […]

From the Vatican to Or Zarua: Mark Podwal

“Printed Matters,” the latest exhibition by renowned artist Mark Podwal is on view at Or Zarua, 127 E 82nd Street, NYC Opening Sunday November 6, 6-8PM.  Artist Talk 7PM “Drawing is a Form of Prayer.” The exhibition of prints and works on paper coincides with the publication of an extensive monograph Reimagined: 45 Years of Jewish Art by […]

Susan C. Dessel Highlighted by The Dangerous Women Project

Artist susan c. dessel was invited to contribute her work based on the life and work of Martha Gruening to The Dangerous Women Project, an initiative of the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities at the University of Edinburgh. Curated postings between International Women’s Day 2016 and International Women’s Day 2017 will be added […]

Mark Podwal’s Visual Midrash

With a new book chronicling his work and 2 museum exhibits artist Mark Podwal is much in the news.  This season, Podwal has a show at the Museum on Eldridge Street in NYC, and is featured in the Berlin Jewish Museum’s show on the Golem. Recently, he created “All this has come upon us…,” a […]

Shma Now’s Al tifrosh min hatzibur

The October issue, – Al tifrosh min hatzibur; Do not separate yourself from the community, features art by Ruth Weisberg here. From Sh’ma Now’s editor Susan Berrin: When I first began framing this October issue of Sh’ma Now, I was thinking about community in relation to the upcoming presidential election. I was wondering about what it means […]

Lenore Cohen’s Jerusalem Artist Residency in the Media

The Jerusalem Biennale pilot artist-in-residency program brings contemporary Jewish artists to Jerusalem. The first of these is Jewish Art Salon member Lenore Cohen. “Bridging the Gap between Cultures: A Syrian Jewish Artist in Jerusalem” mentions that Cohen is in Jerusalem as the first ever artist-in-resident supported by the Jerusalem Biennale for Contemporary Jewish Art. By bridging the […]

Wendy A. Rabinowitz

Wendy A. Rabinowitz’s weaving/mixed media assemblage “THE BURNING BUSH” was chosen to be included in an international online exhibition of artworks of various styles and mediums from nineteen countries. “RED“ COLORS OF HUMANITY ART GALLERY February 2016 – February 2017 http://www.colorsofhumanityartgallery.com

“Concrete” Documentary by Claire Jeanine Satin

BOOK ARTIST  CLAIRE JEANINE SATIN PRESENTS SACKNER DOCUMENTARY The film will be shown on Thursday, November 3, 2016, at 7:00 P.M. at the Cinema Paradiso, 503 SE 6th Street in Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33301.   Satin’s documentary traces the mission and devotion of Ruth and Marvin Sackner’s exceptional archive of visual and concrete poetry created by Sara Sackner.  The collection […]

Spirited Lines by Carole Kunstadt

Hudson Valley Artist Carole Kunstadt has a solo exhibition Spirited Lines Opening Reception Sunday, October 23, 2016  3:00 – 5:00 pm Gallery At Lifebridge Sanctuary 333 Mountain Road, Rosendale, NY 12472 The exhibit is in honor of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals  With a special performance of Sacred Harp Singing. Sacred Poem LXXX, 8.75  x 8.5 in., 22 karat […]

Shoshannah Brombacher at CKI

The Brooklyn Jewish Art Gallery presents a solo exhibit by Shoshannah Brombacher. Artists Talk October 22, 2016 at 8 pm (Chol Hamoed).  

Ben Schachter delivers ELI TALK on Jewish Creativity

How do we define “Jewish Art” today? Is it simply art that depicts Jewish subject or that it’s made by a Jewish artist? Ben Schachter, a professor of art, suggests that it’s neither, rather the process informed by the experience of Shabbat that defines Jewish art today. View here “Shabbat is a Model of Creation: the […]

Archie Rand’s NYC Exhibit & Reviews

“Two Italian Series” by Archie Rand will be on view from September 22 until October 24, 2016 at The Interchurch Center, 475 Riverside Drive, New York, NY. In addition, The Los Angeles Review of Books just published a substantial article on “The 613” by Rand: A God Who Let Us Prove His Existence Would Be […]

Call for Art: Trees of Life and Evil Eyes

Yiddish New York invites artists to submit work for its second annual visual arts exhibition, Trees of Life and Evil Eyes – A Contemporary Take on Superstition, Symbols and Mysticism Submission Deadline: November 7, 2016 Abrazo Interno Gallery Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural and Educational Center 107 Suffolk Street, LES New York, New York 10002 Exhibition Dates: December […]

Augmented Reality & Jewish Art

Cynthia Beth Rubin and Yona Verwer are exhibiting collaborative interactive artworks in the exhibition ARt, ARchitecture & AR: Augmented Reality & Jewish Art. Art Kibbutz Nolan Park, Building 6-B, Governors Island, NY Artists Reception Sunday September 11th, 11-6. The artists will also be present Sunday Sept. 18, 11-5. Otherwise by appointment. Contact Yona here. In addition the artists each have some solo […]

Traversing Traditions / India features Robert Kirschbaum

Opening Reception September 22. 6 p.m. Charter Oak Cultural Center, 21 Charter Oak Avenue, Hartford CT 06106 | (860-310-2586). Traversing Traditions / India is a month-long celebration of Indian music, visual arts, dance and film. High-caliber performing artists will present both traditional and contemporary classical music and dances of India.  The visual and media arts segments […]

Mierle Laderman Ukeles: Maintenance Art at the Queens Museum

The first survey exhibition of the pioneering American artist Mierle Laderman Ukeles is on view in New York September 18, 2016 through February 19, 2017.   Upcoming event February 12, 2-5 Care as Culture: Artists, Activists and Scientists Build Coalitions to Resist Climate Change – A Convening Around the Peace Table Mierle Laderman Ukeles’ Peace Table, serves […]

Alvin Sher’s ”Dome Clock” at Governors Island

The Sculptors Guild Presents a member’s group exhibition on Governors Island, NY, “American Twist”, as well as sponsoring a guest exhibition from Antenna Gallery New Orleans. Alvin Sher is showing his sculpture Dome Clock. May 28 till September 25, Sat. & Sun 12-5 Nolan Park, Building 15, Governors Island, NY. In 2017 the show will travel to […]

Jerusalem Biennale Call for Art by the Jewish Art Salon

The Jewish Art Salon is excited to announce the curator for our next Jerusalem Biennale exhibition proposal: Ori Z. Soltes. Mr. Soltes teaches in the Program for Jewish Civilization at Georgetown University, and is the former Director and Curator of the B’nai B’rith Klutznick National Jewish Museum. He has curated over eighty exhibitions, and is the author of several hundred […]

Call for Art: Homelands

The Jerusalem Biennale, an international survey of contemporary Jewish Art, provides a stage for professional artists who work with Jewish topics. They accept proposals for group shows based on a common overall theme. The upcoming biennale theme is Watershed: A defining moment. It will take place during October 2017.   Homelands is a proposal in formation that […]

JOMIX- Jews, the Comics & Art; Past & Present – Panel

The Jewish Art Salon presents JOMIX- Jews, the Comics & Art; Past & Present, an artists panel, on Long Island, NY.  Sunday September 25, 1:00 – 2:00 pm Sid Jacobson JCC in East Hills, New York 300 Forest Dr., Greenvale, NY 11548. (516) 484-1545 Map here.   This panel is in conjunction with the Jewish Art […]

Archie Rand & Samantha Baskind at CSU

Samantha Baskind, Professor of Art History, Cleveland State University, and Advisor to the Jewish Art Salon, curated three exhibitions on Jewish themes at the Galleries at CSU, Cleveland, Ohio, opening September 1st. The anchoring show will be the entirety of Archie Rand’s series Sixty Paintings from the Bible, not seen together since 1992, the year it […]