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Earthworks by Kivunim Students Facilitated by Tobi Kahn

Tobi Kahn, Jewish Art Salon member & advisor, and Artist in Residence at Kivunim, recently facilitated an earth project with his students in Israel. “After looking at earthworks by the artists Andy Goldsworthy, Richard Long and Robert Smithson, the Kivunim participants broke up into groups and created their own earthworks project in Jerusalem this past month… […]

Cynthia Beth Rubin Honored for the Cultural Heritage Artists Project

Jewish Art Salon member  and Advisor Cynthia Beth Rubin was honored for her groundbreaking work in facilitating a cooperative effort of artists and researchers who came together to help save a historic synagogue in New Haven.  The Cultural Heritage Artists Project for the Orchard Street Shul brought together practicing and non-practicing interfaith artists drawn by the echoes of history […]

Call for Art: “Sukkahwood”

“Sukkahwood,” first annual outdoor temporary dwelling installation exhibition. Where: Inwood Hill Park, New York, NY When: Sunday October 8th, 2017  Sukkahwood invites artists and designers to re-imagine a “Sukkah” and be part of the “Sukkahwood” outdoor exhibition of temporary dwelling installations. It’s about using materials with a focus on sustainability and affordability and connecting to […]

Irina Sheynfeld in Sh’ma Now

The latest issue of Sh’ma Now is out. This month’s conversation: Ahava (אַהַבָה). Jewish Art Salon arranged a Call for Art for Sh’ma. In response, Irina Sheynfeld‘s artwork was selected by Susan Berrin, Sh’ma’s editor. “Kisses” was inspired by the song “A Thousand Kisses Deep” by Leonard Cohen. Her work accompanies “The Many Acts of Love,” an article […]

Susan Shender’s Sukkah Soul

Susan Shender, founder of Sukkah Soul, and long-time member of the Jewish Art Salon, creates evocative jewelry pieces that call upon ancient processes and texts. Her works, primarily made of bronze, are imbued with layers of thought, symbolism, and meaning. Her unisex pendants are inspired by the ancient Hebrew alphabet, Kabbalistic concepts, and based on Jewish art motifs and […]

Katarzyna Kozera’s Designs

Katarzyna Kozera was commissioned to design multimedia exhibitions for 2 major American Jewish museums. More details on these projects later. From 2012 through 2014 Kozera, with her extensive experience, was responsible for creating and designing the multimedia part of the core exhibition at the POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews in Poland, one of the […]

Matthew Baigell on Stereotypes and Jewish Identity for the Jewish Book Council

Matthew Baigell, author, professor emeritus at Rutgers University, and Jewish Art Salon advisor, guest blogged for the Jewish Book Council last week, posting two short essays. The first one speaks of Jewish identity in art seen in the media:   “As an art historian specializing in American art, I had wondered why contemporary Jewish art had been […]