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

“Nine Nights of Chanukkah, Menorah for Shammai and Hillel” 2015. Ben Schachter


(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, and the senses. Today artisans, craftspeople and artists want to add to that experience. They use non-traditional materials, explore new shapes, create contraptions, and look to avant-garde art. These artists enrich, explore and interpret religious practice through material choices and artistic techniques. Ritual Art Today brings together these artists and showcases how art and ritual come together.

In celebration of curator Ben Schachter’s new book, all complete entries will receive a copy of Image, Action, and Idea in Contemporary Jewish Art. In it, Schachter explores a range of contemporary practices growing out of contemporary art, design, and craft.

DEADLINE: February 1, 2018

FEE: $40 – covers cost of publicity and price of book with delivery.


More info and application form here