The JCCNV Fine Arts Program supports and encourages the development of Jewish artists and/or Jewish arts. The program is also committed to establishing and strengthening the relationship between the Northern Virginia community and Israel by integrating Israeli arts into its program. The Program’s dedication to the arts has garnered an international reputation that’s both credible and well-respected amongst art enthusiasts, artists, art buyers, and sellers. Over the years, the Center’s Bodzin Art Gallery exhibitions have attracted talented artists who work in a wide-variety of media including painting, photography, jewelry, crafts and new media. Click here for a listing of past exhibits, in our Fine Arts Archive.
Elizabeth Shaefer Wassel
Sarah D. Samuels
Susan Fox Hirschmann
Irene Dunn Gavin
Wednesday, February 8– Monday, April 3
Artworks in oils, acrylics, and drawings on canvas, and paper. The artist, also the J's former Fine Arts Coordinator, finds inspiration from the infinite variety of human forms and nature. Her powers of observation lend themselves to her unique ability to capture a likeness of her surroundings.
Irene Dunn Gavin
Monday, February20 from 5pm to 6:30pm in the J's Adult Lounge
Besa: A Code of Honor
Wednesday, April 5–Monday, May 8
Photographs by American photographer Norman Gershman and rescue stories of Muslim-Albanian families, curated by Yad Vashem, the World Holocaust Remembrance Center. The photographs reveal the rescuers' humanity as well as the unique ethnic identity of the Albanian population today. Albanians protected their Jewish citizens and provided sanctuary to Jewish refugees more than any other European country in World War II.
Besa: A Code of Honor is possible in part thanks to the Embassy of Israel. If you would like to contribute, please contact Michelle.Pearlstein@jccnv.org
NEW! Open Call
Rolling Deadline, open now
Submit your proposal for solo or small group shows that will celebrate and explore themes reflective of the Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia's mission: to build Jewish connection, community and peoplehood through meaningful opportunities for every individual to explore the boundless potential of Jewish life. All applications will be reviewed by the JCCNV art selection committee. 2017-2018 form.