Art in Jewish Sacred Spaces exhibits projects installed in synagogues as a core aspect of the embellishment of the building, or as a response to the architecture, as well as ritual objects used in communal or private sacred practice. To encourage exploration and innovation, envisioned future works are also included.
Our online Gallery seeks to enliven the conversation surrounding Jewish art by including a variety of artists with innovative and often cutting-edge approaches to creating a broad body of work. Thus, for many of the artists in this exhibition, the work in “Sacred Spaces” is just one aspect of a more expansive artistic practice exploring a variety of materials, media and imagery in the fine arts.
The gallery has been curated by Cynthia Beth Rubin and Leah Caroline.
Additional support by Carol Man and Ruth Simon McRae. Advisors: Yona Verwer and Judith Joseph.
All artists represented are Fellows or Associate Members of the Jewish Art Salon, an organization of international artists and scholars involved in contemporary Jewish visual art. The Jewish Art Salon provides access to resources, programs and exhibitions, helping its members develop lasting partnerships with artists, curators and the general public.
With this Gallery we hope to inspire artists working in the fine arts to step into the world of synagogue and ritual art, strengthening our communities with high quality art. We invite anyone seeking synagogue and ritual art to imagine the endless possibilities of commissioning artists with broad visual art practices.
The Jewish Art Salon (JAS) is a 501.c.3 non-profit organization. It is a global network of contemporary visual artists and art professionals. Established in 2008 and based in New York City, JAS has over 400 members and over 2,000 participants. Through its 60+ shows, events and collaborations in the US, Europe and Israel, JAS has reached approximately 30,000 individuals since its inception. JAS provides important programs and resources, and develops lasting partnerships with the international art community and the general public.