The JCCNV Fine Arts Program supports and encourages the development of Jewish arts and artists. 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 J's dedication to the arts has garnered an international reputation that is well-respected amongst artists, art enthusiasts, buyers and sellers. Over the years, the J'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.
August 7–October 2
Dating back to ancient times, graffiti has been used for decorative, commemorative, promotional, social, political, vain, celebratory, and nefarious purposes. Spray paint became the primary medium of the graffiti artist in the 1960s and has been the primary tool since. This group exhibition features artists exploring themes in contemporary graffiti, mastering the use of spray paint, and using contemporary graffiti techniques to express Jewish ideas and texts.
Artists: Hillel Smith, Arielle Krasner, and Rabbi Matisyahu Tonti.
October 3–November 28
Using hundreds of kinds of handmade paper — gathered from all over the world — Jolles glues the papers down in layers to create uniquely textured scenes. The papers are cut, ripped, folded, and manipulated so a sculptural feeling is achieved. The works in this show are based on trips to Israel, interpretations of holidays or Jewish life cycle events, and inspiring scenes from nature.
In Partnership with The Art Connection in the Capital Region
November 3–January 25
Sometimes just one artwork can make a big difference. All works in this group exhibit will be donated for permanent display within local agencies providing vital social services. Clients accessing services will have the opportunity to experience the beauty, inspiration, and hope that art enables.
ACCR is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that enriches lives by expanding access to original works of visual art within underserved communities. Through the facilitation of an innovative art donation and placement program, they connect artists and collectors with direct-service agencies with no funding for art. Visit artconnection-cr.org to learn more.
NEW! 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. Submission form.