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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 moment in the bar or bat mitzvah’s Jewish life—the day on which he or she is officially welcomed into the Jewish adult community, publicly accepting the responsibilities and ritual obligations of an adult member of his or her religious community.  In recent decades, the ceremony has been hugely expanded and amplified, and yet its core meaning has remained the same: marking the passage of time from child to adult. There are as many shades of meaning to the idea of “coming of age” as there are works of art. The Upstairs Gallery is therefore calling on artists to interpret the theme freely.

Important Information:

Exhibition dates: September 9, 2018 – December 2, 2018

Submission due: June 1, 2018

Notification of acceptance: July 1, 2018

They can only accept 2 dimensional artwork.

All work must be ready to hang.

They can only accept hand-delivered artwork.

To Apply:

Email up to 3 jpgs, title and size of each image, artist bio and contact information to

Jpgs must be sent separately.

Save each image with your last name, first initial and short title of work.

Please make sure that the jpgs submitted are no more than 500kb and no larger than 1000 pixels on their largest side.

Questions may be directed to



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