Call for Art: “Sukkahwood”

“Sukkahwood,” first annual outdoor temporary dwelling installation exhibition.

Where: Inwood Hill Park, New York, NY
When: Sunday October 8th, 2017
Deadline for submissions: August 15
 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 our beautiful New York City parks. Sukkahwood’s values of inclusion are universal and seek to bring together people from all walks of life. Sukkahwood is about re-thinking something so essential to Jewish tradition through unique and out-of-the-box thinking.
Each artist may submit one design for their sukkah- a temporary shelter or hut that is the central element of the Jewish holiday of Sukkot. The structures will be on display for one day in idyllic Inwood Hill Park. Each sukkah must be designed to be built and taken down on the same day of the event. Each artist or group of artists selected will work together with consultants to ensure that their structures are in accordance with the guidelines. The artist is asked to be as creative as possible while working within the guidelines. We ask each entrant to consider questions such as “What is a home?” and “How can a home be temporal, ephemeral, and connected to nature?” This project is designed to push the boundaries of a tradition that is thousands of years old, and implant it in a contemporary setting.
The challenge of this competition is to explore what a contemporary Sukkah could be – focusing on modularity, sustainability and affordability, while maintaining a diverse and rooted meaning of time and space. Please join us in our mission to connect the arts with tradition and foster community across all lines.
AWARDS: Cash prizes up to $1500 will be awarded at the event for first, second and third place.

STIPEND: Each participant will receive a $500 stipend.

CURATOR: The entries will be curated by Goldie Gross. She is a Brooklyn-based artist, and co-producer of the Jewish Art Salon’s upcoming exhibition at the Jerusalem Biennale 2017, and of the upcoming Through Compassionate Eyes; The Ethical Treatment of Animals. She co-curated an exhibition at Tzohar Seminary for Chassidus and the Arts. She founded The Art Club at Baruch College, and illustrates for Refract Magazine.


Application Instructions / Public Contact Information

Artists and designers may submit proposals as individuals or as groups.

Each design proposal must contain the following:
All proposals must follow the design the guidelines outlined here.
  • One high resolution PDF presentation layout of final design.
  • A JPEG file of the layout must be submitted as well.
  • A concept explanation at least half a page in length detailing which elements you are emphasizing and why.
  • A detailed explanation of materials to be used and how it will be constructed.
  • Names and contact information for all members of your group.
All materials must be submitted to by August 15, 2017 at 11:59 pm.
The event will be widely publicized.

For more information and design guidelines please visit our website

The Sukkahwood Team
Rabbi Herschel Hartz
Mrs. Raiza Malka Hartz
Mr. Marty Kuper