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Spiritual pixels: reconciling Judaism and NFTs

Exporting cultural richness online through the worlds of Torah and NFTs. Artist Mike Wirth’s article Spiritual pixels: reconciling Judaism and NFTs is published in Challah Magazine, an online magazine for young Jews. “By now you’ve heard quite a bit about NFTs (non-fungible tokens) and may have jumped into their world yourself. NFTs are a creative […]

Tobi Kahn in HYPERALLERGIC

HYPERALLERGIC features an article by Amy Levine-Kennedy on Tobi Kahn’s solo exhibitions. Repair and Healing in the In-Between starts off with “Artist Tobi Kahn’s tranquil and optimistic paintings are salves many have sought during months of isolation and unrest”. The article discusses his current exhibitions at The Phillips Collection, the Henry Luce III Center for […]

Art Critique Opportunities Summer 2022

The Jewish Art Salon is pleased to announce three upcoming virtual monthly art critique sessions. Tuesday, July 5, at 6pm [fifth session] Tuesday, August 2, at 7pm [sixth session] Tuesday, September 6, at 7pm [seventh session] The critiques will feature works-in-progress or recently completed works by 2-3 member artists per session, and devote ample time […]

Virtual Art Critiques June 12

ZOOM LINK https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83875567768 Sunday June 12th at 11:30 am ET 10:30am Chicago, 7:30am PT, 18:30 Israel, 17:30 Western Europe Presenters: Artists Ali Shrago-Spechler, Carol Man and Barry Goldstein The session will be moderated and organized by Goldie Gross. She is an artist, curator, and art history MA graduate (New York University). Goldie is a member of the […]

Jewish Art Salon Internship Connections

Looking for a student intern or a fixed – or long-term employee? Jewish Art Salon offers to connect its members and affiliates with students (artists and art professionals) who may be able to undertake internships. All interns have been vetted. Please also feel free to submit job listings if you are looking for fixed- or […]

VIDEO: Contemporary Artists’ Vision of Biblical Narratives

Featured artists: Archie Rand, Richard McBee and Robert Brandwayn. These three contemporary artists discuss their studio practice, process and the inherent challenges of working with Biblical narratives and themes. Curators: Dorit Jordan Dotan and Judith Joseph. This program is made possible with generous support by CANVAS. About the artists: Archie Rand (b. 1949) is an […]

Tobi Kahn: Formation: Images of the Body

Brooklyn Rail review of Kahn’s exhibitions at the Phillips Collection and the Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington DC. By Douglas Dreishpoon, Chief Curator Emeritus at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery and Director of Catalogue Raisonné at the Helen Frankenthaler Foundation.  “The matter of spirituality permeated the panel that convened in the auditorium of The Phillips Collection […]

Publication of ‘Duchamp’s Pipe: A Chess Romance’ by Celia Rabinovitch

Please register for this book launch at this link – You need to register to get a free ticket, and they send you a link to join the event: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/isss-virtual-book-launch-duchamps-pipe-a-chess-romance-tickets-340049877337 About this event The International Society for the Study of Surrealism is delighted to present this virtual book launch of Duchamp’s Pipe: A Chess Romance. […]

Beyond Borders: The Art of Siona Benjamin

Solo Exhibition by Siona Benjamin at the Jewish Museum in Milwaukee WI  The identity of Indian-American-Jewish artist Siona Benjamin is layered and multifaceted, just like her artwork.  Raised as a Jew and member of the Bene Israel community in a largely Hindu and Muslim Mumbai, she attended Catholic and Zoroastrian schools before moving to the […]

MAGICAL THINKING Exhibition at the Bernard Heller Museum

MAGICAL THINKING – SUPERSTITIONS AND OTHER PERSISTENT NOTIONS opens May 24, 2022 from 5 pm to 7 pm Dr. Bernard Heller MuseumOne West Fourth Street, New York, NY 10012  On View: May 24 – December 15, 2022 RSVP here for the opening reception Black cats, horseshoes, wishbones, and mirrors are among the symbols chosen for […]

Yona Verwer – Amen Institute Artist of the Week

In the Amen Institute’s Fellow Program artists are assigned a portion of the Torah to inspire a visual artwork and they are paired up with a Rabbinic fellow to study this portion with, where together they work through important theological and spiritual questions that come from this biblical text. Eleven Jewish Art Salon members are […]

CANVAS Compendium’s Jewish Heritage Month

We are delighted that the Jewish Art Salon’s latest exhibition PAUSE: Jewish Heritage Month/Ways of Being was mentioned in the CANVAS Compendium Jewish Art Salon’s PAUSE: Jewish Heritage Month/Ways of Being (Image: detail of Joel Silverstein’s Merkabah Misadventure.) Read the CANVAS Compendium here

The Lost Expressionist – Nick Yudell by Celia Rabinovitch

JAS member Dr. Celia Rabinovitch art directed and curated a new exhibition at the Manitoba Museum entitled The Lost Expressionist – Nick Yudell, A Photographer Discovered. Featured is a vivid world captured by a young Jewish Canadian photographer from rural Manitoba during the Dirty Thirties.  His photographs feature dramatic portraiture, experimental photography, and images of play, place, […]

The Phillips Collection Online Panel Discussion with Tobi Kahn, Aaron Rosen & others

Artist Tobi Kahn will be in conversation with  – Aaron Rosen, Professor of Religion & Visual Culture and Director of the Henry Luce III Center for the Arts and Religion at Wesley Theological Seminary;  – Klaus Ottmann, Deputy Director for Academic Affairs and Special Initiatives at The Phillips Collection; – and Debra Balken, independent curator and writer. Sunday […]

Permeable Boundaries

Joel Silverstein, Julie Seidman and Alan Falk exhibit in Permeable Boundaries Green Kill, Kingston, NY May 6-June 28, 2022 Opening Reception Saturday, May 7th , 5:00-7:30 PM Permeable Boundaries examines the idea of nature and its complex relationship with humanity. Nature may be perceived as an autonomous force, the origin of spirituality, and the core of an ancient […]

Virtual Art Critiques May 3

The critiques feature works-in-progress, or recently completed works by 2-3 member artists per session.  Critiques will run approximately an hour, with ample time for feedback and critique from the audience. One slot per monthly critique will be reserved for a student or emerging artist member. Fill out Interest Form here All are welcome to attend / […]

PAUSE: Jewish Heritage Month/Ways of Being in Tribeca

  In celebration of Jewish Heritage Month, 81 Leonard Gallery is pleased to present PAUSE: Jewish Heritage Month/Ways of Being, in collaboration with the Jewish Art Salon. On view from May 2nd through June 12th, 2022. Schedule a visit: https://bit.ly/PAUSE_Visit 81 Leonard Street New York, NY 10013 The gallery’s street-facing windows will feature a rotating display […]

Photos of the Opening of PAUSE: Jewish Heritage Month / Ways of Being

May 11th opening of the PAUSE art exhibition at 81 Leonard Gallery in NYC. On view until June 12, 2022. Curators: Hannah Rothbard and Goldie Gross. Artists: Tobi Kahn, Orli Swergold, Yona Verwer, Ali Shrago-Spechler, Joel Silverstein and Richard McBee. Click HERE to make an appointment to view the exhibition. Click on the images to […]

Jerusalem Post: The Samaritans – A Biblical People showcases contemporary work by artists from the Jewish Art Salon

Avi Kumar’s Jerusalem Post article Multimedia exhibit focusing on Samaritans premiers in New York. A multimedia exhibit documenting Samaritan culture opened this week in the Yeshiva University Museum at the Center for Jewish History. The Samaritans: A Biblical People showcases contemporary work by artists from the Jewish Art Salon. In addition, the documentary, The Samaritans: […]

Judith Joseph – Amen Institute Artist of the Week

Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/8047949175 Artist Judith Joseph and Rabbi Baruch Thaler have delicately examined the themes of healing and memory in this week’s portion as the groundwork to tell the story of Metzora from a much more personal lens. We will allow the artwork and torah interpretation of this study duo to tell us the story […]

Panel Discussion Identity, Art and Migration. Artist Refugees from Nazi Germany and Today

Thursday, April 14 at 6:00pm at the School of Visual Arts New York: panel discussion “Identity, Art and Migration. Artist Refugees from Nazi Germany and Today”. IN-PERSON EVENT REGISTRATION LINK: https://fritzaschersociety.org/exhibition-event/sva/. In honor of The Fritz Ascher Society for Persecuted, Ostracized and Banned Art’s virtual exhibition “Identity, Art and Migration,” this panel discussion probes historical and all-too contemporary fault lines of persecution, […]

Virtual Art Critique April 3

The critiques feature works-in-progress, or recently completed works by 2-3 member artists per session. Critiques will run approximately an hour, with ample time for feedback and critique from the audience. One slot per monthly critique will be reserved for a student or emerging artist member. Fill out Interest Form here All are welcome to attend […]

Photos Opening “Jewish Artists Encounter Samaritan Culture”

The preview exhibit took place at the YU Museum, NYC, on March 27, 2002. It was followed by the screening of the film Samaritans, A Biblical People by Moshe Alafi and a discussion. More info on the project here. Featured artists: Andi Arnovitz, Judith Joseph, Richard McBee, Mark Podwal, Archie Rand, Joel Silverstein, Hillel Smith, Yona Verwer. […]

Conney Conference on Jewish Arts

March 27-30, 2022.All events associated with the 2022 Conney Conference in Madison, WI, are free and open to the public.  If you would like to Zoom into the conference please click here Schedule: https://conneyproject.wisc.edu/2022-conney-conference/

NYC Fundraiser Exhibition to benefit Ukrainian Women and Children

The benefit will take place at Ceres Gallery, NYC, on Saturday April 9, 6-9 pm. Artists: Drop off work at Ceres Gallery, 547 west 27 St, NYC, 12-6pm on April 8, or at 375 West End Ave, attn. Irina Sheynfeld on April 7th, or 8th.  Organized by Ukrainian-born JAS member Irina Sheynfeld and Vlad Portnoy. Additional info write irina@sheynfeld.com ALL […]

Encountering Samaritans

YU project explores our distant, oft-estranged cousins. Article by Larry Yudelson in the Jewish Standard. The Jewish Art Salon is participating with 8 contemporary artworks inspired by the Samaritans. The first phase of the project is an event at the YU Museum in NYC, March 27th. …. Dr. Fine’s interest in the Samaritans began during […]

Tour of the Dr. Bernard Heller Museum

Jewish Art Salon Students and Emerging Artists / Art Professionals members are invited for an in-person program: a visit to Holy Sparks: Celebrating 50 Years of Women in the Rabbinate and Joel Silverstein’s Tanach Series. This will take place at the Dr. Bernard Heller Museum in NYC on Tuesday March 29th from 6-7pm. A museum docent will lead […]

First-of-its-kind Samaritans showcase  in New York on March 27

JNS Article about the Samaritans event at the YU Museum, NYC, March 27th, which includes the Jewish Art Salon’s pop-up exhibition. The Samaritans have been around for thousands of years, tracing their lineage to the “lost” northern tribes of Israel and living alongside Jews, Christians and Muslims for centuries. Yet this ancient group remains a […]

JEWISH ART SALON OPEN STUDIOS: Contemporary Artists’ Vision of Biblical Narratives

Sunday, March 20 at 12 PM ET, 11 AM CT, 9 AM PT, 6 PM Israel JEWISH ART SALON is excited to invite you to Contemporary Artists’ Vision of Biblical Narratives the next live session of our successful online series OPEN STUDIOS. Our featured artists will be Archie Rand, Richard McBee and Robert Brandwayn. These three contemporary artists will […]

Billha Zussman in Modern Judaica: Today’s Makers, Today’s Sacred Objects 

Artist Billha Zussman is featured with four highly original artworks in Modern Judaica: Today’s Makers, Today’s Sacred Objects . This book by Jim Cohen presents some of the most outstanding examples of contemporary Judaica—sacred Jewish objects—that have been created over the last 30+ years. Fifty-three makers have told their stories in their own words, giving incredible […]

Barry Goldstein’s “Slice of Life” exhibition at Montpelier Arts Center 

Barry Goldstein’s “Slice of Life” series is currently on display through March 20, 2022. Ten 5-foot painted cardboard panels zoom in for intimate portrayals of people, setting and circumstance; juxtaposed moments in time. Each its own “slice of life” in Israel and the diaspora.  Montpelier Arts Center, Montpelier, Virginia, USA. “Barry Goldstein’s “Slice of Life” […]

Call for Passover Art for Puzzles

Crocodile Creek, a children’s product company, is looking for great Passover art that might make great puzzles for children and families Mel Brown, the founder, co-owner and creative director of Crocodile Creek is also an artist member of the Jewish Art Salon. Crocodile Creek is a well established children’s toy and product company based in […]

Video: Feminist Voice in Jewish Art

Our featured artists are Billha Zussman and Rachel Kanter. Curator Dvora Liss will speak about the work of Helene Aylon. Together they will explore how feminist voices have influenced Jewish art and how those voices have resonated both within the art world at large and within their respective artistic communities and practices. Curators: Dorit Jordan […]

Call for Synagogue Furniture Artists

An architect is looking to commission synagogue furniture and designs for a New York area synagogue. He asks for creative, original, modern artists who work in varied media within a Jewish ritual context. He prefers abstract geometric designs. Some (but not all) of the items: parochet, ark doors, wall friezes. Artist(s) will need to work […]

Tobi Kahn – Amen Institute Artist of the Week

All are cordially invited to attend this Amen Institute “Articulation” which will be held on Sunday March 6th at 2 pm ET. Zoom link: us02web.zoom.us/j/3817770905 In this presentation Tobi Kahn, a highly regarded artist, and Rabbi Ysoscher Katz, an influential Orthodox rabbi will share the art and insights that were inspired by their 6 month investigation of the […]

Jewish Artists Encounter Samaritan Culture

The Jewish Art Salon Proudly Invites You to “In Celebration of The Samaritans: A Biblical People”. Sunday, March 27, 2022, 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm 2:00-3:00 pm Art Exhibit 3:00-5:00 pm Film Screening + Discussion Y.U. Museum, 15 West 16th Street, New York, NY 10010Leo and Julia Forchheimer Auditorium  This culmination of the Yeshiva University […]

Conney Conference 2022

2022 Conney Conference on Jewish Arts takes place on Sunday-Wednesday, March 27-30, 2022. The 8th biennial Conney Conference on Jewish Arts will be held at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, celebrating 18 years since the founding of The Conney Project on the Jewish Arts. The conference will address themes of interdisciplinarity, diversity and intersectionality in the changing […]

Ruth Kestenbaum Ben-Dov’s The Acrobat

Ruth Kestenbaum Ben-Dov’s solo exhibition titled The Acrobat opens at Alma-Home for Hebrew Culture, in Tel Aviv. Opening Friday March 4, 11am, 2022. Artist Talk March 25, 11am From the exhibition text by curator Ron Bartos: “In Ruth Kestenbaum Ben-Dov’s new exhibition the artist acts as acrobat, rendering herself swinging on a swing opposite the landscape, […]

Shtetl Art Gallery: Its Name Is Not Asher Lev

A new hasidic art gallery grows in Brooklyn and is already bucking stereotypes. Its founder is Jewish Art Salon member Zalmen Glauber. Can it survive, and what does it suggest about contemporary Orthodox life? Menachem Wecker’s in-depth article in Mosaic Magazine: That Ḥasidim wear their faith on their sleeves both places them in anti-Semitic crosshairs […]

Brand Story & Identity with Siona Benjamin

The Clark Hulings Fund presents Thriving Tuesdays™ Beyond Borders: Brand Story & Identity with Siona Benjamin TUESDAY, MARCH 1, 2022 , 2-3pm ET Where: Anyone on or off Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/281759424045419 What’s the secret sauce for your artistic brand? Join Jewish Art Salon founding artist member Siona Benjamin for a conversation about the connections between identity […]

Mär Martinez – Amen Institute Artist of the Week

In the Amen Institute’s Fellow Program artists are assigned a portion of the Torah to inspire a visual artwork and they are paired up with a Rabbinic fellow to study this portion with, where together they work through important theological and spiritual questions that come from this biblical text. Eleven Jewish Art Salon members are […]

Tobi Kahn at the Phillips Collection

The world renowned Phillips Collection in Washington, DC is exhibiting works by Tobi Kahn, esteemed artist, Jewish Art Salon Fellow and Advisor. The museum owns seven of Tobi’s pieces from various decades dating back to his early career. The exhibition is up until May, 2022. The museum showcases Tobi’s works from its collection, right alongside […]

Jewish Art Salon Open Studios: The Feminist Voice in Jewish Art

Sunday, February 27, 12 PM ET, 11 AM CT, 9 AM PT, 7 PM Israel JEWISH ART SALON is excited to invite you to The Feminist Voice in Jewish Art, the next live session of our successful online series, OPEN STUDIOS, curated by Dorit Jordan Dotan and Judith Joseph, on February 27, 2022, at 12 […]

Jewish Art Salon Monthly Art Critique

The Jewish Art Salon is pleased to announce a new virtual monthly art critique program. The critiques will feature works-in-progress or recently completed works by 2-3 member artists per session. There will be ample time to feedback and critique from the audience. Critiques will run approximately an hour. One slot per monthly critique will be […]

JAS Members in AJS Perspectives

Perspectives, a semi-annual publication of the Association for Jewish Studies features eleven articles featuring twelve Jewish Art Salon artists and one JAS art professional. The issue’s art editor is art historian Samantha Baskind. Read the intro here ARTISTS ON THEIR ART SCHOLARS’ INSIGHTS ON ART THE PROFESSION

Joel Silverstein’s Tanach Series at the Dr. Bernard Heller Museum

Joel Silverstein’s Tanach Series engages with the issues of visual art, personal experience, and the Hebrew Bible. Midrash (commentary) and autobiography illuminate the text, creating paintings that are distinctive for their representational narratives, vivid figurative expressionism, and direct evocative brushwork. Silverstein’s goal is the creation of a rich constellation, linking religious and cultural Judaism, art, and the […]

MARK PODWAL’S “A COLLAGE OF CUSTOMS” OPENING AT THE SKIRBALL MUSEUM

Artist Mark Podwal creates imaginative and inventive interpretations of woodcuts from a 16th-century Sefer Minhagim (Book of Customs). Complementing Podwal’s 26 archival prints are a selection of Sefrei Minhagim from the Klau Library of HUC-JIR, as well as ritual objects from the Skirball’s collection that relate to images in the exhibition. Registration required. THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 10, […]

Call for Art: Radical Jewish Calendar 5783

What: Radical Jewish Calendar 5783. Organized by Jewish month, layering Jewish & Gregorian dates. Living in Jewish time, learning Jewish history. The Radical Jewish Calendar is a celebration of Jewish culture that is intersectional, queer, feminist, anti-racist, and that challenges and builds a Judaism and Jewishness beyond Zionism. You’re invited to tell us about your […]

VIDEO: HOLY SPARKS – Celebrating 50 Years of Women in the Rabbinate

The Holy Sparks exhibition at the Dr. Bernard Heller Museum in NYC pairs leading artists with 24 women rabbis to illuminate the creativity, commitment, and vision of women who were “firsts” in their time. Their challenges and contributions, struggles and successes, represent the achievements of all women rabbis since June 3, 1972, when Rabbi Sally […]

CANVAS Invests in Jewish Art Networks

The Jewish Art Salon is proud to be a new grantee!

HOLY SPARKS: CELEBRATING FIFTY YEARS OF WOMEN IN THE RABBINATE

Holy Sparks pairs leading artists with 24 woman rabbis to illuminate the creativity, commitment, and vision of women who were “firsts” in their time. Their challenges and contributions, struggles and successes, represent the achievements of all women rabbis since June 3, 1972, when Rabbi Sally Priesand was ordained by Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion as […]

Anolic Family Awards 2022 Cycle

The Anolic Family Awards offers three awards for Jewish artists: The Bertha Anolic Israel Travel Award for under grad and grad students; The Naomi Anolic Early Career Visual Arts Award for artists between the ages of 25-35; The Isaac Anolic Book Arts Award for professional artists working in the field of Book Arts.  For more […]

Gabriella Boros – Amen Institute Artist of the Week

In the Amen Institute’s Fellow Program artists are assigned a portion of the Torah to inspire a visual artwork and they are paired up with a Rabbinic fellow to study this portion with, where together they work through important theological and spiritual questions that come from this biblical text. Eleven Jewish Art Salon members are […]

Call for Artists-in-Residence

The National Havurah Committee’s Timbrel Artist-in-Residence Program seeks artists with talent and passion to share at the 2022 Havurah Summer Institute, Hartford, CT. Jews of Color are especially encouraged to apply. Artists from all disciplines are welcome. Past artists have taught in the disciplines of music, theater, storytelling, puppetry, poetry, visual arts, and dance, among others. Artists-in-Residence will receive admission to the Institute for […]

Robert Kirschbaum at the ANU-Museum of the Jewish People

Robert Kirschbaum’s Devarim Series is currently on view in Tel Aviv at ANU-Museum of the Jewish People. Below is his article in the upcoming issue (Fall 2021) of the AJS journal Perspectives Robert Kirschbaum received his M.F.A. degree from Yale University in 1974, and undergraduate degrees from the University of Rochester and the Boston Museum […]

VIDEO: Jewish Art Salon Members at the Jerusalem Biennale 2021

Special program about the 2021 Jerusalem Biennale. Founder / Director of the Biennale, Rami Ozeri, will talk about the exhibitions and the theme of Four Cubits. Biennale exhibition curators Emily Bilski and Dvora Liss, as well as JAS Director Yona Verwer present exhibits featuring Jewish Art Salon artists. This program is curated and hosted by […]

David Wander – Amen Institute Artist of the Week

In the Amen Institute’s Fellow Program artists are assigned a portion of the Torah to inspire a visual artwork and they are paired up with a Rabbinic fellow to study this portion with, where together they work through important theological and spiritual questions that come from this biblical text. Creative Articulation Featuring David Wander and Professor […]

CANVAS Grant Announcement

We are thrilled to announce we received a major grant from CANVAS! The grant application was by invitation only, and we are tremendously excited and grateful to be the recipient. CANVAS is a funding and field-building collaborative that seeks to encourage, support and promote a 21st-century Jewish cultural renaissance. This grant was earmarked for the following during […]

Call for Art: The Tzedek Box Project

It is written: “Tzedek, tzedek, justice, justice you shall pursue.” The Tzedek Box Project (tzedekbox.org) was created by HUC rabbinical student Andrew Kaplan Mandel. He explains, “Every time we complete a meaningful act of justice or righteousness, we write a short diary entry about our experience that we then insert into our Tzedek Box. This ritual regularly […]

Beyond Borders: The Art of Siona 

Siona Benjamin will participate in an artist residency and solo exhibition at Centre College and the Norton Center for the Arts in Danville, KY (Jan. 3rd to May 29th, 2022)  Beyond Borders: The Art of Siona Benjamin will be traveling to a series of venues for her solo show, through museums in the midwest starting in […]

VIDEO: VISUAL MUSIC: CALLIGRAPHY & SACRED TEXTS AMONG JEWS AND CHRISTIANS

Visual Music Exhibition Curator Jonathan Homrighausen and Henry Luce III Center Director and J.A.S. Advisory Board Member Dr. Aaron Rosen present and discuss contemporary calligraphic art featured in the exhibition. The program is moderated by J.A.S. member and calligrapher, Judith Joseph. This program is produced with the support of Jewish Art Salon’s curator Dorit Jordan […]

The Samaritans: A Biblical People, edited by Steven Fine

The Samaritans: A Biblical People celebrates the culture of the Israelite Samaritans, from biblical times to our own day. An international team of historians, folklorists, a documentary filmmaker and contemporary artists have come together to explore ways that Samaritans, Jews, Christians, and Muslims have interacted, often shunned and always interpreted one another across the expanse of […]

Archie Rand’s Blood Moon at Freight + Volume, NYC

Freight+Volume presents Blood Moon, a unique, sequential series of poetry/collage collaborations co-authored by artist Archie Rand and poet Anne Waldman that extend word and image artworks to some of the most fascinating realms derived from the tradition of the graph. F+V/Tribeca, 39 Lispenard Street, New York, NY, US OPENING RECEPTION FRIDAY, DECEMBER 17TH, 6-9PM December […]

Artist Residency Frankfurt Jewish Museum

The Jewish Museum of Frankfurt and DAGESH-Jewish Art in Context are jointly announcing several artistic and fully funded residencies in connection with the exhibition “Revenge: History and Fantasy”. Deadline to apply December 31, 2021 Vengeance is a colorful word that has an ambiguous character in Jewish cultural history: it is both a component of anti-Semitic […]

Ellen Holtzblatt – Amen Institute’s Artist of the Week 

In the Amen Institute’s Fellow Program artists are assigned a portion of the Torah to inspire a visual artwork and they are paired up with a Rabbinic fellow to study this portion with, where together they work through important theological and spiritual questions that come from this biblical text.  Creative Articulation Featuring Ellen Holtzblatt and Rabbi […]

Judith Margolis’ Train Music Book

Judith Margolis’ book project has just been published. Train Music by C.S. Giscombe and Judith Margolis A poet and a book artist take a train across the United States, creating and conversing along the way.  Late in the fall of 2017, poet C. S. Giscombe and book artist Judith Margolis boarded an Amtrak train in New […]

Richard McBee – Amen Institute Artist of the Week

THE AMEN INSTITUTE    November 21-27 2021         In the Amen Institute’s Fellow Program artists are assigned a portion of the Torah to inspire a visual artwork and they are paired up with a Rabbinic fellow to study this portion with, where together they work through important theological and spiritual questions that come from this […]

VISUAL MUSIC: Calligraphy & Sacred Texts Among Jews and Christians

SPECIAL LIVE JAS PRESENTATION OF ANG EXHIBITION AT THE HENRY LUCE III CENTER IN WASHINGTON, DC! Sunday, December 12, 12 PM New York, 11 AM Chicago, 9 AM PT, 7 PM Jerusalem Visual Music: Calligraphy & Sacred Texts Among Jews and Christians. The Jewish Art Salon welcomes Visual Music Exhibition Curator Jonathan Homrighausen and Luce […]

Israeli & Emirati calligraphers at the Jerusalem Biennale

Jewish Art Salon member Lenore Mizrachi-Cohen, based in Jerusalem, co-curated an exhibition with Chama Mechtaly, who is based in Dubai This groundbreaking exhibition, “Maktoub,” which means both “written” and “destined” in Arabic, features works from 10 calligraphy artists, half from Israel and half from the UAE. The venue is the Jerusalem Theater, to run from […]

Susan May Tell’s A Requiem: Tribute to the Spiritual Space at Auschwitz

The Schumacher Gallery at Capital University, Columbus, OH, is hosting an exhibition titled “A Requiem: Tribute to the Spiritual Space at Auschwitz” by Susan May Tell” from September 7 – December 11, 2021. This exhibit is organized by art2art circulating exhibitions. This haunting exhibition by Susan May Tell hosts 17 photographic images, 6×4 feet each, […]

Amen Institute Fellowship with JAS Members

The Amen Institute launched its first artist fellowship; 30 Jewish artists will be honoured as their Jewish Artists of the Week. Creatives have been assigned a portion of the Torah to inspire a visual art work, and they have been paired up with a Rabbinic fellow to study this portion with, where together they will […]

VIDEO: AFTER THE FLOOD: REGENESIS VII

Artists Igal Permuth, Judith Joseph and Harriet Finck explore the process of re-creation, the deposits and richness of creativity that emerge from desolation and despair. Curated by Dorit Jordan Dotan and Judith Joseph. In addition to the curators, this program is produced with the support of Jewish Art Salon’s Program Advisor Yona Verwer and team […]

VIDEO: AFTER THE FLOOD: ReGENESIS VI

Artists Shoshannah Brombacher and Linda Altabeff explore the process of re-creation; exploring the deposits and richness of creativity that emerge from desolation and despair. Curated by Dorit Jordan Dotan and Judith Joseph, this program is produced with the support of Jewish Art Salon’s Program Advisor Yona Verwer and team members Cheselyn Amato and Chana Wiesenthal-Elias. […]

VIDEO: After the Flood – ReGenesis V

Artists Efrat Baler-Moses, Gabriella Boros and Sandra Indig explore the process of re-creation: the deposits and richness of creativity that emerge from desolation and despair. Curated by Dorit Jordan Dotan and Judith Joseph. In addition to the curators, this program is produced with the support of Jewish Art Salon’s Program Advisor Yona Verwer and team […]

Four Cubits – Jerusalem Biennale Fifth Edition

Eighteen Jewish Art Salon members are participating in this year’s exhibition, organized by Ram Ozeri. The Fifth Edition of The Jerusalem Biennale will take place November 11 – December 30, 2021 under the title of Four Cubits (ארבע אמות).  In Jewish tradition, the term Four Cubits (ארבע אמות) is used to point out a person’s private space. A cubit, or Ama […]

VIDEO: After the Flood – ReGenesis IV

Artists Jacob Genen, Diana Kurz and Joel Silverstein explore the process of re-creation: the deposits and richness of creativity that emerge from desolation and despair. Curated by Dorit Jordan Dotan and Judith Joseph. In addition to the curators, this program is produced with the support of Jewish Art Salon’s Program Advisor Yona Verwer and team […]

New: Emerging Artist Membership

The Jewish Art Salon is now accepting Emerging Artist Members! Eligibility is restricted to recent graduates (within the past 5 years) and includes all Jewish Art Salon member benefits plus listing in our Emerging Artist directory and leadership opportunities within the Salon. Read more and apply HERE. Our other membership categories are temporarily closed until […]

VIDEO: Creativity In An uncertain Time VIII

Artists Karen Kassap, Tina Marcus, and Steven Rudin 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 their recent work and discuss how they have addressed the notion of Creativity in an Uncertain Time. This series aired […]

Ruth Schreiber’s Holocaust Remembrance Installation in Germany

Israeli artist Ruth Schreiber’s solo exhibition “Images of a Jewish Family History” will take place in Sassanfahrt, Bavaria, where her father’s Shoa story began. Based on family letters written during the Holocaust by her grandparents to their UK-based children, this Holocaust Remembrance Installation includes drawings, video art, fabric art, screen prints and sculptures. Her art […]

Jewish-Feminist Art book by David Sperber

Magnum Press published Devoted Resistance: Jewish-Feminist Art in Israel and the United States. This book by David Sperber examines the nature, methods, and contribution of Jewish feminist art to the various spheres of art, society, and religion and proposes a theoretical framework for its understanding. The Jewish religious feminist art movement has developed since the […]

Debra Olin at the Eldridge St Museum

EVERY PROTECTION, work by Debra Olin at The Museum at Eldridge Street, October 14 – April 24, 2022 This exhibition includes 9 large monoprints in the museum as well as From the Oral Torah an installation hanging from the ceiling of the women’s balcony of the synagogue.  The Every Protection series was inspired by the ethnographic work […]

Sarah Lightman’s “Jewish Women and the Graphic Novel”

Dr. Sarah Lightman (artist & editor of the award-winning book Graphic Details: Jewish Women’s Confessional Comics, 2014; and author of The Book of Sarah, 2019) will present the keynote address on the topic of “Jewish Women and the Graphic Novel,” on Zoom For the Jewish Day of Global Learning, at the Mayerson JCC of Cincinnati. Sunday, October 24, […]

VIDEO: After the Flood – REGENESIS III

In this session curated by Judith Joseph and Dorit Jordan Dotan, we will be joined by artists Leah Raab and Ellen Holtzblatt to explore the process of re-creation. We will also share video by famed artist William Kentridge. In addition to the curators, this program is produced with the support of Jewish Art Salon’s Program […]

VIDEO: AFTER THE FLOOD: REGENESIS II

Artists Joani Share, Yehudis Barmatz-Harris and Beth Herman Adler explore the process of re-creation: the deposits and richness of creativity that emerge from desolation and despair. 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 Yona Verwer and team members Cheselyn Amato and Chana Wiesenthal-Elias.

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 […]

Shalom Y’All with Bill Aron and Vicky Reikes Fox

Currently on View at The Museum of the Southern Jewish Experience in New Orleans: Shalom Y’all: A Snapshot of Southern Jewish LifePhotographs and Memories from Bill Aron and Vicki Reikes Fox Award-winning photographer Bill Aron, chronicler of Jewish communities around the world, and writer Vicki Reikes Fox, a native of Mississippi, have dedicated many years […]

Bill Aron’s Soviet Jewish Life at the Wende Museum

Russia has had a long, tumultuous history with its Jewish citizens. Short periods of prosperity and acceptance were alternated with centuries of persecution and exclusion. During the Cold War, Soviet Jews experienced discrimination and often were disciplined when they applied for emigration to Israel, Europe, or the United States. Applications came at a great cost, […]

Atlas of Jewish Space with Mark Podwal

“An Atlas of Jewish Space” with a text by leading Holocaust scholar Robert Jan van Pelt and 139 of Mark Podwal’s pictures. Special edition includes a pop up book of the new pop up synagogue in Kyiv designed by Manuel Herz.  Published on the 80th anniversary of the Babyn Yar massacre. On September 29 and […]

AFTER THE FLOOD: ReGENESIS VII

JAS OPEN STUDIOS ZOOM PROGRAMS CONTINUE! Sunday, October 31, 12 PM New York, 11 AM Chicago, 9 AM PT, 6 PM Jerusalem Jewish Art Salon invites you to the next live session of our successful online series, AFTER THE FLOOD: ReGENESIS. Join the Jewish Art Salon as we continue a dialogue, investigating the artistic process […]

AFTER THE FLOOD: ReGENESIS VI

Jewish Art Salon invites you to the next live session of our successful online series, AFTER THE FLOOD: ReGENESIS, Sunday, October 10, 2021 at 12PM EST. Join the Jewish Art Salon as we continue a dialogue to explore the artistic process behind the work of two contemporary artists. In this session, curated by Dorit Jordan […]

Heller Museum Opening Reception Sept. 23

The Dr. Bernard Heller Museum in NYC will reopen on September 23rd, 2021. Opening reception 5-7pm. Sixteen JAS members are exhibiting in “Relative Relations”. The exhibition closed during the Covid lockdown, but is now reopening with several additional art works. Advance reservations, proof of vaccination, and masks are required for your visit. REGISTER HERE: http://huc.edu/reopening-dr-bernard-heller-museum […]

AFTER THE FLOOD: ReGENESIS V

JAS OPEN STUDIOS ZOOM PROGRAMS CONTINUE! Sunday, September 19, 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. Join the Jewish Art Salon as we continue a dialogue to explore the artistic […]

Jewish Art & Architecture – Moment Magazine Zoom

Explore the exciting connections between art and architecture, ancient and modern, spiritual and utilitarian, and learn how transforming the environment through art and architecture creates change for societies and individuals. This event is the first in a series of The Moment Gallery Art Conversations.  Artist and film documentarian Simonida Perica Uth; artist and director emeritus of The […]

Tobi Kahn – Remembering 9/11: Twenty Years Later

Join Chhange and renowned artist Tobi Kahn for a memorial program marking the 20th anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks. Tuesday, September 14, 2021 at 7:00pm EDT Tobi witnessed the devastation of the attacks from the roof of his Long Island City studio, and has since created numerous works related to 9/11. He will […]

AFTER THE FLOOD: ReGENESIS IV

JAS OPEN STUDIOS ZOOM PROGRAMS CONTINUE! Sunday, September 5, 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. Join the Jewish Art Salon as we continue a dialogue to explore the artistic […]

Call for Art by the Jewish Museum of Maryland: A Fence Around the Torah: Safety and Unsafety in Jewish Life

The Jewish Museum of Maryland (JMM) invites submissions of artwork for its upcoming exhibit, A Fence Around the Torah: Safety and Unsafety in Jewish Life, an artist-curated exhibit exploring safety and exclusion in Jewish communities on display in JMM’s Samson, Rossetta and Sadie B. Feldman Gallery from November 21, 2021 to February 13, 2022. Deadline for Submission: Sunday, September […]

AFTER THE FLOOD: ReGENESIS III

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 […]

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 November 15, 2021 Who should apply:  Artists, scholars and performers across the arts, including but not limited to: Visual Art, Dance, Literature, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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