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An Artistic Argument For Veganism At Charter Oak

By Susan Dunne, October 11, 2018, Hartford Courant     Animal rights through veganism — and its connection to Judaism — is pondered in a new exhibit at Charter Oak Cultural Center in Hartford: “Through Compassionate Eyes: Artists Call for Animal Rights.” One painting depicts the electrocution of an elephant. Other artworks show an emaciated […]

More than Superman: Jewish and Latinx Comics

New art show brings Jewish and Latinx comic creators together BY JULIAN VOLOJ | OCTOBER 9, 2018 As a Jewish-German-Colombian-New York artist, Julian Voloj is both one of a kind and very at home in the world of comic books. Through comics, he has explored identity and forged community in navigating the overlap between his […]

How To Be A Vegan Jewish Artist

How To Be A Vegan Jewish Artist Jewish Art Salon’s show includes two Mahwah artists By ABIGAIL KLEIN LEICHMAN October 4, 2018 Excerpt:  The exhibition “Through Compassionate Eyes: Artists Call for Animal Rights” was curated by Mr. Silverstein and his wife, Julie Seidman, with the sponsorship of the Jewish Art Salon and Jewish Veg. Running from October […]

Panel Discussion “Through Compassionate Eyes: Artists Call for Animal Rights”

The Jewish Art Salon’s latest exhibit, “Through Compassionate Eyes: Artists Call for Animal Rights,” will be seen for the first time when it opens Sunday, October 7, at the Charter Oak Cultural Center in Hartford, CT. A PANEL DISCUSSION will take place Oct. 7 at 3 PM. Featured panelists: Exhibit curators Julie Seidman and Joel […]

Convivio: Jews, Hispanics & the Comics

Art exhibition celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month & special Music Havdalah. Opening October 20, 2018, 6-9 pm at Repair The World, 808 Nostrand Ave, Brooklyn. October 20 – November 18, 2018. Tue-Fri. 9:00 AM to 5: 00 PM; Mon 1:00 to 5:00 PM. Curated by Joel Silverstein, Ray Felix, Goldie Gross and Julian Voloj. Convivio (Spanish […]

Through Compassionate Eyes – Animal Rights Exhibit at Charter Oak

Through Compassionate Eyes; Artists Call for Animal Rights opens October 7th at Charter Oak Cultural Center as part of their Annual Celebration of Jewish Arts and Culture. This powerful, first-of-its-kind art exhibit is the first time artists have come together to produce a major exhibit on the intersection of animal rights and Judaism. Opening Reception Sunday, October […]

TERRA inFIRMA opens at the DR. BERNARD HELLER MUSEUM, NYC

One of the Jewish Art Salon’s founding members, Laura Kruger, curator, will be honored Doctor of Humane Letters, honoris causa at the renaming of the HUC’s museum in New York.  The event will also mark the opening of the exhibition TERRA inFIRMA, in which many Jewish Art Salon members have artwork.  “TERRA inFIRMA” focuses on climate change and global […]

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: ISSUE #4 OF PROTOCOLS – Pirkei Avot

“Moshe kibel Torah mi’Sinai…” “Moshe received the Torah from Sinai…” (Mishnah Avot 1:1) Issue #4 of PRTCLS focuses on the topic of Pirkei Avot. What is Pirkei Avot–which could be translated literally as Chapters of the Fathers or Chapters of Fundamental Principles? How does this text represent Jewish thought and life? What is its relevance […]

Sukkahwood Returns on September 16

Omanut: Jewish Uptown Arts, an organization devoted to providing free, quality community events with a Jewish theme in Northern Manhattan, will be presenting the second annual “Sukkahwood.” Sukkahwood is a one day community arts festival and will be held on Sunday, September 16th from 12PM-4PM at Inwood Hill Park’s Gaelic Field. The Jewish Art Salon is […]

Yiddish NY Exhibition Call for Art

Yiddish New York, an annual celebration of Yiddish music, language and culture, is collaborating with City Lore, in NYC, on this year’s art exhibition, which will be held from Thursday, December 6th, 2018, to Thursday, January 31st, 2019. The exhibition will be curated by JAS member Deborah Ugoretz and Tine Kindermann.  Submission Deadline: November 10, 2018 This year’s […]

July Micro Grant Winner: Yehudis Keller

Congratulations to Yehudis Keller, our July Spare Change Micro Grant winner! Yehudis is an Art and Psychology major at Brooklyn College, and is currently teaching art to seniors and interning with art therapists. She has been a Jewish Art Salon Student Fellow for the past year, and she was selected to participate in the Jewish Art […]

Call for art, video and texts: The 929 Project

929 is the number of chapters in Tanakh and is the name of a project dedicated to creating a global Jewish conversation around issues that unite and divide us, but always anchored in or inspired by the text. 929 invites Jews everywhere to read Tanakh, one chapter a day, together with a website with creative […]

ARTIST-LED WORKSHOPS, NYC – CALL FOR PROPOSALS

Yeshiva University Museum (YUM) invites artists to submit proposals to lead hands-on workshops for the public during 2018-2019, to take place at YUM, based at the Center for Jewish History in New York City. Workshops, which could be related to any Jewish theme, should be conceived and designed to be communally inclusive and physically accessible […]

New Art Exhibit Highlights Increasing Invisibility of Women in Jewish Media

“My gender is slowly being made to disappear from the Orthodox Jewish world.” By LEAH FINKELSHTEYN, July 11, 2018 The JOFA blog published an article about the Jewish Art Salon’s exhibition The Invisible Jew at Detour Gallery in Red Bank, NJ. … It takes images to counter a lack of images. The visual to address the slow […]

Jewish Art Salon Spare Change Micro Grant (for Students)

  The Jewish Art Salon has launched a teeny tiny micro grant for students interested in Jewish art. Funds are not restricted: students can use them to buy art supplies, or to go on a coffee date with a friend. This little grant is a high five from the Jewish Art Salon to deserving students. […]

Call for Art – Hadassah Brandeis Institute

  The HBI Artist Program provides an artist the opportunity to have a solo exhibition for twelve weeks at the Women’s Studies Research Center at Brandeis University. They invite proposals that relate to the HBI’s mission of developing fresh ideas about Jews and Gender. The exhibition will be open March – June 2019. Application deadline: July 31, […]

Celebrating our 10 year anniversary!

The Jewish Art Salon’s 10th year anniversary party takes place July 8 in NYC when we will celebrate all we accomplished so far: 30 exhibitions, 40 other art events, many press mentions, and numerous exhibit connections for our members. We are at full capacity; RSVP for members only. 3:00pm-4:00pm      Meet and greet 4:00pm           […]

Call for Art – Jerusalem Biennale

The 4th edition of the Jerusalem Biennale will take place November 7 – December 26, 2019 around the theme of  For Heaven’s Sake!  (LeShem Shamayim) For more details – click here.  Submission deadline October 31, 2018. Note: The Jewish Art Salon participated in 2015 and 2017. We are already producing a big international exhibition in 2019 (Spinoza: […]

Call for Art – Press Publication

A well-respected Jewish scholarly publication tasked the Jewish Art Salon with finding images for their Fall covers. The issues will appear both in print and online. Artists will receive a small honorarium and will be mentioned on their website, with a link to the artist’s website or photo page.  The November issue is focusing on […]

Call for Art: Interfaith exhibition at the Dominican University, IL

2018 INTERFAITH BIENNIAL EXHIBITION Expressing Faith in Art Theme: Love and Truth, an Expression of Interfaith Diversity Dominican University in River Forest, IL –  http://www.chicagoartistsresource.org/calls-for-artists/interfaith-biennial Submission deadline is July 9. Dominican University is pleased to announce its fourth Interfaith Biennial Exhibition. The University’s Interfaith Cooperation Committee is dedicated to representing a welcoming environment on campus […]

Reading Clothing

The NJ Jewish Standard features 2 of the artists in an article on our exhibition The Invisible Jew. “Local artists exhibit at show where modesty drapes the discussion” BY JOANNE PALMER, June 21, 2018 Modesty — tzniut, to call it by its Hebrew name — is a spiritual value by which all Jews are supposed […]

A True Representation Of Orthodox Women

Shira Hanau’s article in the NY Jewish Week, “A True Representation Of Orthodox Women”, about the lack of representation of women in the media, quotes the curator of our upcoming exhibition. “This dichotomy of having no women in magazines but women all over social media makes the lack of representation of women in the media […]

A conspicuous absence

Article in the New Jersey Jewish News, “A conspicuous absence” discusses our upcoming exhibit “The Invisible Jew” by Debra Rubin. … “Ultra-Orthodox women can feel invisible in their communities. Their photos don’t appear in newspapers or in public announcements, and men make the rules on how they should act, dress, and live. Artists have responded […]

Themes in The Invisible Jew exhibition

Themes addressed in The Invisible Jew exhibition at Detour Gallery: ERASURE, THE WOMEN’S SECTION / SEPARATION, EMPOWERMENT,  MIKVEH / IMPURITY, PURITY, IDENTITY and INEQUALITY. Detour Gallery, 24 Clay Street, Red Bank, NJ 07701 On view June 24th to July 12th, 2018, Tue-Sat, 9-5, by appointment. Tel. 732-704-3115 Curator: Goldie Gross. Co-curator: Yona Verwer. Curatorial advisor: Faigie Roth. ERASURE   […]

The Invisible Jew in the Jewish Telegraph

    PM HAS DESIGNS ON ANNA’S WORK. Manchester artist Anna Roberts was surprised and honoured when an Instagram image she had designed was shared on Tuesday by Prime Minister Theresa May. Liverpool-born Anna drew a picture which represented Manchester on the anniversary of the terrorist attack on the Manchester Arena. The 28-year-old said: “I […]

The Invisible Jew

Detour Gallery and the Jewish Art Salon present THE INVISIBLE JEW: the lack of representation of women in orthodox media, the circumstances that allowed it, its consequences, and related issues. Opening Reception June 24, 2018, 3-5 pm DETOUR GALLERY 24 Clay Street Red Bank, NJ 07701 On view June 24th to July 12th, 2018, Tue-Sat, 9-5, by […]

Call for Art for Protocols, a digital publication

PROTOCOLS is an online quarterly for Jews to create, express, transform, organize, resist, and rebel as Jews.  They welcome submissions of all forms of writing and art for future issues. Issue #3: Borders Issue #4: Pirkei Avot Please send detailed pitches and/or drafts to submissions@prtcls.com with the appropriate subject line (“Borders” or “Pirkei Avot”).   Please send art submissions […]

Our exhibition POW!!! Jewish Comic Art and Influence in the Press

Thursday’s opening reception of POW!!! Jewish Comic Art and Influence, and its panel discussion, were covered in 3 publications this weekend. NY Jewish Week features Jewish Comic Con Comes To Brooklyn, a 13 minute video by Aaron Herman.  What happens when comics and the Synagogue collide? Jewish Comic Con has come to Brooklyn! The exhibition—which runs through […]

Call for Art – ON THE CONSEQUENCES OF HATE SPEECH

The Jewish Art Salon is accepting submissions for an exhibition at the Manny Cantor Center in NYC, and is inviting artists to submit their work for consideration. Deadline submissions: June 30, 2018. ON THE CONSEQUENCES OF HATE SPEECH EXHIBITION STATEMENT Words have always been a catalyst for civil discord and today hate speech is increasingly prevalent, tearing […]

Call for Art: Spinoza, Marrano of Reason

During the month of March 2019 the Jewish Art Salon will exhibit artworks by its members at two venues in the center of Amsterdam, The Netherlands: the Amstelkerk and Plein van Siena. The Amstelkerk’s exquisite gallery and community center is a well-known and much visited site. The Plein van Siena is a venue centered around […]

Call for Artists: Sukkahwood in Northern Manhattan

After a smashing first year, Sukkahwood is pleased to once again invite artists and designers to re-imagine a “Sukkah” and be part of the “Sukkahwood” outdoor exhibition of temporary dwelling installations. The Jewish Art Salon is a co-sponsor of the event. Sukkahwood‘s values of inclusion are universal and seek to bring together people from all […]

Photography intern available (NYC)

This intern is a junior at Hunter College, NYC. He is a major in studio art (with a focus in photojournalism). He’s got experience in a number of different areas of photography (fashion, journalism, events, fine art) and is looking to gain more experience. He can start anytime, but preferably end of May. Over the […]

Apply to be a 2018-2019 LABA Fellow (NYC)

LABA: A Laboratory for Jewish Art and Culture is a non-religious, Jewish house of study at the 14th Street Y. Its goal is to function as an international incubator for Jewish creativity. Every year LABA selects a group of ten fellows to join them for a yearlong study of classical Jewish texts centered around a […]

Yom HaZikaron and Yom Ha’atzmaut by Andi Arnovitz and Ruth Schreiber

The fourth of Iyar, the day preceding Israel’s Independence Day, was declared by the Israeli parliament to be Yom Hazikaron, a Memorial Day for those who lost their lives in the struggle that led to the establishment of the State of Israel. This year it starts at sundown April 17. Andi Arnovitz created a series Mothers […]

Yom HaShoah commemorated by Mark Podwal

Yom HaShoah (יום השואה) in English known as Holocaust Remembrance Day starts April 11 at sundown and ends 24 hours later. The full name of the day commemorating the victims of the Holocaust is “Yom Hashoah Ve-Hagevurah“– literally the “Day of (Remembrance of) the Holocaust and the Heroism.” It is marked on the 27th day in the […]

Tobi Kahn and Aaron Rosen in Architectural Digest

Architectural Digest online published an article entitled,”7 Chapels designed by Artists” including James Turrell, Louise Nevelson, and Mark Rothko. Our Advisor and artist member Tobi Kahn was featured with EMET, his meditative space created in 2002 for the HealthCare Chaplaincy in New York. Our Advisor Aaron Rosen, who recently curated a large art project in Manhattan, Stations […]

The Warsaw Ghetto in American Art and Culture

On the eve of Passover, April 19, 1943, Jews in the Warsaw Ghetto staged a now legendary revolt against their Nazi oppressors. Since that day, the deprivation and despair of life in the ghetto and the dramatic uprising of its inhabitants have captured the American cultural imagination. The Warsaw Ghetto in American Art and Culture […]

Call for Art – Anolic Family Awards

THE ANOLIC FAMILY AWARDS Established in 1980, the Anolic Family Awards have been given to Jewish artists with a wide array of talents and goals, who have used these awards as an opportunity to further their artistic practice, studies and Jewish cultural knowledge. The Anolic Family Art Awards is now accepting applications for the 2018 […]

Jewish art at a watershed moment

The Jewish Art Salon’s exhibition has been reviewed in the Riverdale Press. ‘Jerusalem Between Heaven and Earth’ artists explore duality and context By TIFFANY MOUSTAKAS March 23, 2018 When the word “watershed” comes to mind, one might think of an area that divides water to different rivers. But it means a lot more than that […]

Passover & Shavuot Art

In 2016 the Brooklyn Jewish Art Gallery’s inaugural exhibition PASSOVER AND THE CONSEQUENCES OF FREEDOM was conceived and curated by Richard McBee, and co-organized by the Jewish Art Salon. The art investigated some of the most important themes of Passover and its narrative conclusion, Shavuot. The exhibition establishes the vibrancy of contemporary Jewish Art as a primary means of […]

Panel Discussion: POW!!! The Confluence of Jewish Identity, Comics and Fine Art

The Jewish Art Salon and Jewish Comic Con present: Panel Discussion: POW!!! The Confluence of Jewish Identity, Comics and Fine Art. In conjunction with the art exhibit POW!!! Jewish Comic Art and Influence. Thursday, April 26 7:45-8:45 PM. Brooklyn Jewish Art Gallery 603 St. Johns Place, Brooklyn NY, 11238 Opening Reception Art Exhibit: Thursday, April […]

POW!!! Jewish Comic Art and Influence

  In conjunction with Jewish Comic Con and Congregation Kol Israel, The Jewish Art Salon will host the exhibition POW!!! Jewish Comic Art and Influence. Curators: Joel Silverstein, Goldie Gross and Joshua Stulman. This exhibition of 32 international artists highlights the current explosion of comic books with Jewish themes and fine artists who use comics […]

Purim Art

The holiday of Purim begins at sunset on Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018 and ends at sundown on Thursday, March 1. It marks the Jewish people’s deliverance from a royal death decree around the fourth century BCE, as told in the Book of Esther. There are four observations, also called mitzvah, observed on this day: Public reading […]

Call for Art for Solo Exhibition in Chester, CT

For current Jewish Art Salon members only! Deadline March 26, 2018 The Main Street Gallery at Congregation Beth Shalom Rodfe Zedek in Chester, CT is looking for artists to exhibit starting February 2020. The gallery director asked the Jewish Art Salon to submit a list of artists who are interested. The gallery will review your […]

Schachter’s Manifesto by Richard McBee

“Image, Action, and Idea in Contemporary Jewish Art” by Ben Schachter The Pennsylvania State University Press, University Park, Pennsylvania (2017). Jewish Art Salon’s founding member Richard McBee’s excellent review of Jewish Art Salon’s advisor Ben Schachter’s new book was published in the Times of Israel Blog February 19th, 2018.   “Ben Schachter declared on February […]

Call for Art – Protocols Magazine

Protocols, a new provocative publication for Jewish writing and art is looking for art for its second issue. “PROTOCOLS is a platform for Jews to create, express, transform, organize, resist, and rebel as Jews.” The theme of issue #2 is violence, and will be curated by Aimee Rubensteen. The submission deadline is March 16.  Email images to aimeerubensteen@gmail.com Save the […]

Art Kibbutz Summer Institute Hamptons

East Hampton, NY, June 26 – July 10, 2018 Applications NOW OPEN Art Kibbutz – the International Jewish Artist Residency – proudly announces a special two week residency program at The Jewish Center of the Hamptons  for summer 2018. For this program artists may select any topic, while engaging in periodic group discussions encompassing aspects of […]

Call for Art – Juried Exhibit at the Belskie Museum, NJ

FREEDOM an Artistic Interpretation (This is a third-party call, not a Jewish Art Salon event) Deadline: Saturday February 17, 2018 Juried group show running March 4th – March 25th at the Belskie Museum in Closter, New Jersey. The exhibition theme is “FREEDOM an Artistic Interpretation”. We all have our own concept of freedom, so now you have […]

Stations of the Cross – Art Exhibition across Manhattan in 14 Iconic Destinations

The Jewish Art Salon is proud to participate in this unique event; our Advisor Dr. Aaron Rosen is the co-curator, and Siona Benjamin is a featured artist. Join us Sunday February 18 at 9:30 AM. People of all faiths and spiritualities are invited on a creative and contemplative journey through Manhattan to consider injustice across […]

Call for Art – Coming of Age, Montclair, NJ

  The Upstairs Gallery at Congregation Shomrei Emunah in Montclair, NJ is accepting submissions for their Fall 2018 exhibition COMING OF AGE/  הִתְבַּגְּרוּת (This is not a call for art by the Jewish Art Salon, but a third-party listing) In the Jewish tradition, the bar or bat mitzvah ceremony is widely considered to be a pivotal […]

Jerusalem Between Heaven and Earth at the Derfner Judaica Museum

This exhibition is jointly organized by the Derfner Judaica Museum and the Jewish Art Salon. Opening reception Sunday January 28, 1:30-3:00pm Free and open to the public with RSVP to art@hebrewhome.org Exhibition on view until May 27, 2018. Derfner Judaica Museum Hebrew Home at Riverdale 5901 Palisade Avenue Riverdale, NY 10471-1205 http://www.riverspringhealth.org/art This exhibition was […]

Image, Action, and Idea in Contemporary Jewish Art by Ben Schachter

Our Advisor and blogger Ben Schachter has an exciting new book out: Image, Action, and Idea in Contemporary Jewish Art (Dimyonot) is published by Penn State University Press and available here and on Amazon. NYC Book Event: Thursday, February 8, 2018, 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm Yeshiva University Museum – Kovno Room What does Jewish art look, sound […]

Sh’ma Now features 2 J.A.S. artists

“Sh’ma: A Journal of Jewish Responsibility” invites some of the most thoughtful writers of contemporary Judaism and curates a distilled “conversation” in print and online, bringing to­gether several voices around a single theme. These voices cross the spectrum of Judaism — secular and religious, We have been privileged that the Journal uses our database of visual […]

IMAGES: Notes on an Exhibition: ‘New York/New Work: Contemporary Jewish Art from NYC by David Sperber

This Jewish Art Salon exhibition, curated by David Sperber and Dvora Liss, is discussed in an article in Images Journal by David Sperber.  “Notes on an Exhibition: ‘New York/New Work: Contemporary Jewish Art from NYC’ at the Jerusalem Biennale for Contemporary Jewish Art, 2015, Curators: Dvora Liss and David Sperber,” Images: A Journal of Jewish […]

SCI: The Jewish Comics Anthology Volume

From the multiple award-winning publisher Alternate History Comics Inc, comes Volume 2 of their groundbreaking Jewish Comics Anthology collection! Inside SCI: The Jewish Comics Anthology Volume 2, you will find 18 original comic book and graphic novel stories full of action, drama, humour, horror and romance. Each story is based on ages-old tales from Hebrew […]

On Point – solo exhibit by Susan Schwalb

The Radius Fane Gallery in Boston will feature a solo exhibit by Susan Schwalb, opening January 5th, 2018. This artist’s primary medium for over 40 years has been the Renaissance technique of silverpoint and metalpoint drawing. Juxtaposing a wide variety of metals—silver, gold, brass, copper, platinum, pewter, bronze, and aluminum—she obtains soft shifts of tone […]

DRAWING FROM THE COLLECTION: Mark Podwal at the Cincinnati Skirball Museum

Drawing from the B’nai B’rith Klutznick Collection Exhibition Opening: December 4, 5pm On Display: December 4, 2017 – January 7, 2018 Drawing from the B’nai B’rith Klutznick Collection, a selection of 18 acrylic and colored pencil drawings inspired by Judaica from the Klutznick collection by world-renowned Jewish artist Mark Podwal. Cincinnati Skirball Museum 3101 Clifton […]

The Art Exhibition That’s Making The Invisible Jews Visible

The Jewish Art Salon partners with the Jewish Orthodox Feminist Alliance (JOFA) and Hevria to present an art exhibition that addresses the lack of representation of women in right-wing Ultra-Orthodox media. Curated by Goldie Gross, and curatorial advisors Faigee Hecht and Yona Verwer, this timely initiative has already garnered many strong responses and art submissions. […]

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

The Jewish Art Salon is partnering with the Brooklyn Jewish Art Gallery at CKI, Brooklyn, NY. CALL FOR ART POW!!! Jewish Comic Art and Influence In conjunction with Jewish Comic Con, Brooklyn, NY. The Jewish Art Salon is accepting submissions for POW!!! Jewish Comic Art and Influence, which will kick off (and run in conjunction […]

Call for Art: Contemporary and Non-Traditional Religious Objects

Ritual Art Today: Contemporary and Non-Traditional Religious Objects Curator: Ben Schachter Exhibition Dates: April 3 to April 20, 2018 Venue: Duquesne University, Gumberg Library 600 Forbes Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15282   (This is not a call for art by the Jewish Art Salon, but a third-party listing). Ritual is important to religious practice through beauty, personal connection, […]

“Wise Guy Artists” by Ben Schachter

Wonder Woman is having a very good year. Her blockbuster movie grossed over 400 million dollars (Gal Gadot must be very happy). Not only that, Wonder Woman made an appearance in this year’s Jerusalem Biennale in Joel Silverstein’s painting, Ten Commandments – A Question. Silverstein’s painting was part of “Jerusalem Between Heaven and Earth,” a […]

Aimee Rubensteen on niddah and Miami architecture

Curator Aimee Rubensteen wrote an article on Jewish Women Open Up About Getting Their Periods – These women reflect on Niddah. “One of the great challenges in living a Jewish feminist life is finding the balance between maintaining tradition and upholding feminist principles.”  … “I’ve been questioning everything about my Jewish upbringing and the heteropatriarchy embedded within […]

Mamzerim Exhibition * Book * Film * Activism

Mamzerim Exhibition 1.10.17-16.11.17; Book Launch 29.10.17 Bezeq Building, Chopin 12, Jerusalem. Mamzerut’s mark of shame is imprinted upon innocent children. An artistic-activist journey into the stories of men, women and children, punished by people in the name of God. ‘Mamzer’ is a halakhic concept that has received legal status in the State of Israel, and […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, 130 E. 59th Street, New York, NY. OPENING RECEPTION November 9, 6-8pm. Refreshments will […]

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. Co-sponsored by JOFA, the Jewish Orthodox Feminist Alliance, Art Kibbutz, and Hevria. About the exhibition: Lately, there have been several news items about the disadvantages of being a woman in Orthodox Judaism. […]

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 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.
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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 […]