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Bodzin Gallery Exhibition Archive

  • Ispirazione Italiana

    Thursday, December 17– Monday, February 6

    Explore this vibrant group exhibit, to include local Italian artists as well as local Jewish artists inspired by Italy and Italian art, in commemoration of the 500th anniversary of the Venice Ghetto and in celebration of Italy’s influence on the arts.


    October 13 - November 14

    Closing Reception: Sunday, November 13, 6:30pm

    Experience Combat Paper: artworks created by veterans through a dynamic arts initiative located at The Printmaking Center of New Jersey. For too long, we have lived in a day and age where veterans tend to suppress their experiences – producing a culture of the “silent veteran.” Combat Paper provides a platform where veterans can express themselves in a constructive and creative way while making paper from old uniforms and employing a variety of printmaking techniques. Learn more about Combat Paper HERE.

    Show your support for Combat Paper

    A contribution, in any amount, supporting this installation will ensure that veterans have an opportunity to use art and writing to explore experiences, and ultimately have their voices heard. To make a donation, contact Michelle Pearlstein, Development Associate at

  • Artful Abilities

    Tuesday, September 6– Monday, October 10

    This one of a kind group exhibition features pieces created by differently-abled professional artists. It will coincide with the 5th Annual ReelAbilities Film Festival (September 18–24). As we acknowledge the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, it is clear that along with this still-evolving political consciousness, there must also be an elevation in our cultural consciousness to include differently-abled artists, employing varied forms of creative media, into the visual arts world.

    Artists: Ian Gwinn (, Jon Imber (, Leandro Umali ( and the following artists, in partnership with ArtEnables (  Egbert “Clem” Evans, Maurice “Mo” Higgs, Toni Lane, Jamilla Rahimi, and Chris Schallhorn. ArtEnables in the Nation’s Capital creates opportunity for visual artists with disabilities to make and market their honest and compelling work.

  • Celebrating our Children's Creativity
    May 19–June 20
    The J’s Early Childhood Learning Center’s (ECLC) presents “A Reggio Exhibit,” which showcases the special philosophy of teaching art. The ECLC annual exhibit of children’s work from the 2015-2016 school year showcases the projects that come out of the Atelier (workshop). The ECLC’s modernized “Atelier method” is under the guidance of our professional artist, Sarah D. Samuels Vejvoda, Atelierista.

  • After the Holocaust
    April 5-May 19, 2016
    This exhibit, in conjunction with Yom Ha’Shoah and this year’s Community Relations Council’s (JCRC) annual Holocaust commemoration, commemorates the 70th anniversary of the conclusion of the Nuremburg Trials, and reflects upon the work of this important tribunal and the lessons it set forth for combating injustices and crimes against humanity that continues into the present.
    Alexandra Rozenman 
    Stella Broll Repper 
    (papier mâché)
    Paula Stern
    Lynn Goldstein

  • Local Color and More
    February 9–April 4, 2016
    Lynn Goldstein (Pastels and Acrylic)
    Lorrie Herman (Plein Air Painting)
    Karen Schulz (Fiber)
    David Barnes (Glass)

  • Sands of Time: Ancient Techniques Modernized
    December 15, 2015 – February 8, 2016
    Marilyn Banner (Encaustic Paintings) is an artist and arts educator who works in encaustic, meaning “to burn in.” Klaudia Levin (Ceramics) is recognized for her artistic skill at reduction, oxidation, raku (Japanese) and sagar (container) firing techniques. 

  • Blue Like Me
    October 20-December 14, 2015
    New York artist Siona Benjamin is originally from Bombay, India, of Bene Israel Jewish descent. Siona visited the J for several programs, including a gallery exhibition of her paintings, a lecture and an interdisciplinary Indian dance performance inspired by her paintings, a documentary film about her work and a workshop. This project was funded in part by the Arts Council of Fairfax County, sponsored by Fairfax County. 
    In the Showcases: Kenneth and Joyce Robbins, both mental health practitioners, have an extensive collection of Indian Art and ephemera. 

  • Open Exhibition: Members and Staff
    August 4-October 19, 2015
    The Bodzin Art Gallery is delighted to show the works of Sandy Acosta, Joel Boches, Daniel Burke, Susan Dorfman, Kimini Duggal, Bill Firestone, Stephanie Firestone, Margarita Gerova agent Elin Kanchev, Sandi Goldman, Marcia Gordon, Allison Gurman, Andrew Patrick Lefko, Merry Lymn, Anton Merbaum, Annette Paley, Mimi Rosenberg, Fran Rosenstein, Norman Rosenthal, Janine Rubens, Sharon L. Safran, Judy Wengrovitz and Sy Wengrovitz!

  • Scots Jews: Identity, Belonging and the Future
    July 6–July 31, 2015
    Photographs by Judah Passow. Produced by Michael Mail. Exhibit sponsored in part by David Bruce Smith. Documentary photographer Judah Passow spent 2013 photographing Scotland’s Jewish community, travelling across the country — from the Shetlands to the Borders — producing a portrait which captures the complexity and diversity of the Scottish narrative of Jewish life at the beginning of the 21st century. 
    Showcases: Varda Avnisan | Susan Fox-Hirschmann

  • Celebrating our Children’s Creativity
    May 26–June 23, 2015
    The Early Childhood Learning Center’s (ECLC) annual exhibit of children’s work from the 2014–2015 school year focuses on long-term topic studies from classes ranging from infants to four-year-olds, showcasing the projects that come out of the Atelier (workshop). The ECLC’s modernized “Atelier method” is a variant of fine art instruction taking place in an inviting art room that provides a wonderful place for children to explore their creative side under the guidance of our professional artist, Sarah D. Samuels Vejvoda, Atelierista.

  • The Psychology of Scapegoating
    April 6-May 21, 2015
    This exhibit commemorated Yom Ha’Shoah and this year’s Jewish Community Relations Council’s (JCRC) annual Northern Virginia Holocaust commemoration.
    Gallery: Lilianne Milgrom | Judith Peck | Cherie M. Redlinger | Shana Spiegel | Liz Wolf
    Showcases: Yonina Blech-Hermoni | Bobbi Premack Gorban | Linda Gissen 
  • The Artists’ Palette
    March 2-April 6, 2015

    Artwork reflecting the artist’s varied connection to the one of the great pleasures of Jewish life – food!!
    Gallery: Marsha Goldfine, Watercolors | Jennifer Kahn Barlow, Painting | Diane Telser, Food as Still Life
    Showcases: Tamah Graber, Glasswork | Melanie Grishman, Fiber Artist | Elizabeth Langsfeld, Ceramics

  • Synesthetic Landscapes: Photographs by Andy Ilachinski
    December 16, 2014–February 9, 2015
    Andy Ilachinski describes his colorful, powerful and magically manipulated images as Synesthetic Landscapes (Synesthesia derives from the Greek “syn,” meaning “union” plus aesthesis, meaning “sensation,” and thus means “joined sensation,” such as when something that is ordinarily “seen” is “tasted” as well.)  Showcase artists: Marcia Gordon/Jewelry; Joyce Zipperer/Metal Sculptor
  • The Lower East Side – Immigrant Portal to America 1875 to 1925
    September 9–December 15, 2014
    An exhibit portfolio produced by the New York State Council on the Arts for the New York Museums Collaborative of the Cultural Council Foundation; prepared in cooperation with The Jewish Museum, New York, New York, 1971.

  • Fine Arts Summer Spotlight: Open Exhibition with JCCNV Members and Staff
    June 17-August 19, 2014
    The arts are an integral part of life at the Center. Our annual open exhibition spotlights the many talents of our own creative community. JCCNV members and staff are invited to display their artwork in the Bodzin Art Gallery.

  • Celebrating Our Children's Creativity
     27-June 15, 2014
    The Early Childhood Learning Center’s (ECLC) annual exhibit of children’s work from the 2013–2014 school year focuses on long-term topic studies from classes ranging from infants to four-year-olds, showcasing the projects that come out of the Atelier (workshop)

  • On Deaf Ears
    April 8-May 22, 2014
    This exhibit commemorates Yom Ha’Shoah and reflects the theme of public response to injustice today. This year’s annual Holocaust commemoration is themed “On Deaf Ears: Media Coverage and Public Response in the Holocaust Years.” Artists Hector Emanuel, Michelle Frankfurter, Lloyd Wolf, Yonina Blech-Hermoni, and Katherine Janus Kahn have been asked to exhibit works of art that represent the contemporary connections to this theme.
  • Nature's Splendor
    February 11-April 7, 2014
    This exhibit captures the beauty of the natural world. Featuring Darlene Kaplan and Daphne Nadler.
  • Power of Perception - Maggie Siner's Vision
    December 17-February 10, 2014
    This is a one-person exhibit that focuses on a highly creative and talented female Jewish Artist’s comprehensive body of work.
  • Page Turners
    October 22-December 16, 2013
    This exhibition runs concurrently with the 8th Annual Northern Virginia Jewish Book Festival and highlights visual artists who are also illustrators. Featuring: Valerie Brown, Ian Frank, Katherine Janus Kahn, and the Ladysmiths.
  • Talmudic Questions - A Feminist Response
    August 27-October 21, 2013
    The Talmud is comprised of several volumes of rabbinical discussions about the interpretation of the biblical text related to Jewish history, philosophy, ethics and customs. Throughot history, male scholars have studied, argued, commented on, and interpreted the Talmud. These four Jewish female artists continue in the Talmudic tradition by visually ntrepreting human interactions, dynamics, feelings, and emtoions. Featuring Rochelle Dinkin, Aimee Golant, Irene Frenkel, and Rachel Isaac.
  • Summer Spotlight: Annual Open Exhibition with JCCNV Members and Staff
    June 18–August 12, 2013
    The arts are an integral part of life here at the Center. Our annual open exhibition spotlights the many talents of our own creative community. Featured artists include: Laura Adler, Daniel Burke, Bonnie Dinkin, Seth Feldman, Bill Firestone, Stephanie Firestone, Susan Fox-Hirschmann, Al Fuchsman, Steve Gerety, Sandi Goldman, Marcia Gordon, Peter Haikalis, Andrew Iilachinski, Ben Ingel, Abby Kohn & Corina Johnson, Marcy Mandel, Mimi Rosenberg, Norman Rosenthal, Marisela Rumberg, Sharon Safran, Jordana Schmier, Leonardo Silva, Mat Tonti, Elizabeth Schaefer Wassel, Judy Wengrovitz, Sy Wengrovitz, Joyce Zipperer.
  • Celebrating our Children's Creativity
    May 28-June 17, 2013
    The Early Childhood Learning Center's annual exhibit of children’s work from the 2012-2013 school year focuses on long term topic studies from classes ranging from infants to four years of age, showcasing the projects that come out of the “Atelier” (French meaning workshop).
  • Resistance Through Art
    February 12-April 15, 2013

    This exhibit commemorates Yom Ha’Shoah and survivors of the Holocaust
    Featuring Marilyn Banner, Yonina Blech-Hermoni, Dana Ellyn, Linda Gissen, Janet Gohres, Lynn Goldstein, Lilianne Milgrom, Cherie M. Redlinger, Paula Wachsstock, Elizabeth Wolf, Lloyd Wolf

  • A Woman's Place
    December 18, 2012-February 11, 2013
    Featuring Andrea Kraus and Yonina Blech-Hermoni
  • Jewish Artists with Southern Roots
    October 30-December 17, 2012
    Featuring Jeanne Goodman, Linda Gissen, and Lynne Seward
  • Midrash-The Artist as Commentator
    September 4-October 29, 2012
    Featuring Dana Lehrer Danz and Liz Wolf
  • Summer Spotlight: Annual Open Exhibition for Members/Staff
    June 19-August 21, 2012
    Current JCCNV members and staff were invited to display their artwork in the Bodzin Art Gallery.
  • A Reggio Exhibit
    May 29-June 15, 2012
    The JCCNV’s Early Childhood Services department presents “A Reggio Exhibit” which showcases the special philosophy of teaching art being used by the program.

  • Exploring Worlds
    April 10-May 29, 2012
    Featuring Avner Ofer and Daphne Nadler

  • Expanded Formats
    February 14-April 10, 2012
    Featuring Allison Pasarew and Rebecca Zweibel

  • M+2S=More than Just Glass
    December 20–February 14, 2012 
    Featuring Kari Minnick, Laurie Siegel and Ruth Siegel

  • Viewpoint
    November 1- December 20
    , 2011
    Featuring Alice Mostoff and Klaudia Levin

  • The Nature of Art
    September 6–November 1, 2011
    Featuring Marilyn Morris Berliner and Dan Burke
    These artists have as their inspiration the beauty and vitality of nature. Each finds their vision and means of expression rooted in organic forms or materials.

  • Summer Spotlight Open Exhibition for Members/Staff
    July 12-August 23, 2011
    The arts are an integral part of life here at the Center so we wanted to spotlight the many talents of our own creative community.  JCCNV members and staff were invited to display their artwork in the Bodzin Gallery.

  • A Colorful Life
    May 3 – June 14, 2011
    A Retrospective of Sharon Safran’s Multi-Dimensional Art

  • Connected
    February 22 – May 3, 2011
    Lisa Brotman & Erica Leigh Orgen
    Two artists connected by more than their art. As mother and daughter they share an abundance of talent and creativity. Both artists are figurative painters, whose subject matter provokes psychological investigation, sharing an attraction to bold color yet each style is distinctive.

  • Personal Albums from a Photographer's point of view
    November 2, 2010 – January 4, 2011

    Lloyd Wolf is a Jewish documentary photojournalist/artist who is currently assembling his large body of photographic images into bound books.

  • Earthly Considerations
    August 31 – November 2, 2010

    Featuring Lilianne Milgrom and Cherie Redlinger

  • The Two of Us
    April 13 - June 8, 2010

    Featuring Stephanie Firestone Sculptures and Bill Firestone Paintings

  • F.I.N.E. & Fancy
    June 5 – July 28, 2009

    Works in Fiber by Members of F.I.N.E. (Fiber In Nearly Everything)
    Artists: Julie Booth, Anne Buchal, Ann Citron, Beth Latture, Ann Liddle

  • The Omanoot Collection
    July 28-August 11, 2009

    Inspired and created by Camp Achva’s Omanoot campers to showcase their artistic endeavors. Omanoot, the Hebrew word for art, is a specialty camp for rising third through sixth graders.

  • Works in Fiber by Members of F.I.N.E. (Fiber In Nearly Everything)
    June 2-July 28, 2009

    Participating Artists: Julie Booth, Ann Buchal, Ann Citron, Beth Latture, Ann Liddle
    In this show, each member followed their own “fancy”, ranging from contemporary takes on themes from myths and literature to more abstract works, combining fiber with metal, enamel, and beads.

  • BASE Art Show
    May 26-June 2, 2009

    Showcased the creations of the JCCNV BASE Program.  All work done by children ages 5-14.

  • Picture It – A Birthright Israel Experience in Photos
    March 31-May 26, 2009

    Birthright Israel participants displayed their experience through photos taken on their journey through Israel.  Student photographers who participated in Lloyd Wolf’s class, “Eyes Wide Open & Click” also exhibited their work. On display, Sandy Wagner returned with her vibrant and creative fused glass wearable art.

  • Windows
    February 10-March 31, 2009

    Neta Aharonovitch describes her work as “Jewish spirituality meets a contemporary Israeli landscape.”  Neta’s technique weaves together pieces of textile and decorative beads, with holy prayers to create mixed-media collages.

  • Shared Spaces
    December 16, 2008-February 10, 2009

    Joann Wells Greenbaum and David Greenbaum a husband and wife team of artists with shared artistic visions.  Joann is a painter ceramicist “whose current body of work reflects her whimsical approach to traditional subjects. With bright colors and fluid lines, Joann expresses her vivid imagination with humor and enchantment.”  David Greenbaum has honed his skills as a potter over many years. His pottery today reflects the unique designs and classic forms of his original style. These pots radiate tranquility and harmony and reflect his joy of working with clay.

  • Jewish Washington: Scrapbook of an American Community
    October 29-December 16, 2008

    The Jewish Historical Society of Greater Washington’s award-winning exhibition at the JCCNV included archival photographs and historic documentation of local Jewish life. Its narrative begins in 1795 with Washington’s first Jewish resident, and continues through current time to celebrate the region’s Jewish community of more than 215,000 members.

  • The Jewish Identity Project
    September 2-October 28, 2008

    Janet Boltax is a talented painter who uses bold color and strong strokes to create her portraits.  Along with her painting of people, she is enthralled with capturing the faces from a different order.  Diane Leshin designs handbags using innovative crochet techniques and a multitude of vibrant fibers, textures and colors.

  • The Omanoot Collection
    August 11-22, 2008

    Inspired and created by Camp Achva’s Omanoot campers to showcase their artistic endeavors. Omanoot, the Hebrew word for art, is a specialty camp for rising third through sixth graders.

  • JCC Maccabi ArtsFest®
    July-22-August 11, 2008
    ArtsFest Visiting Artists Show

  • Summer Sizzles
    June 13-July 22, 2008

  • BASE-IC Talents
    May 30-June 13, 2008
    Showcased the talents of the JCCNV BASE Program. All work done by children ages 5-14.

  • Tropical Flavors
    March 31-May 30, 2008
    Mark Isaacs, a local Virginia artist, who has tropical connections, is best known for his colorful seascapes and landscapes. His vibrant palette and painting style is rooted in the Impressionists and his life tentacles reach to the Caribbean, especially the US Virgin Islands.

  • L’Dor V’Dor (Generation to Generation) – Living Tradition Part II
    November 6-December 11, 2007
    Select images from our competition will be exhibited here and in Beit Shemesh, Israel. Amateur and professional photographers are the source of these photos whose images help create a better understanding of our similarities and difference.

  • L’Dor V’Dor (Generation to Generation) – Living Tradition Part I
    October 9-November 6, 2007
    Beit Shemesh and the settlements of Yehuda Plains are the first Israeli members of Washington, DC-based Partnership 2000. A select group of photographs will be displayed showing the inhabitants of this ancient area between Tel Aviv and Jerusalem.

  • Eighteen Sparks of Light
    August 28-October 9, 2007
    Jackie Olenick’s artwork uses many different media, such as acrylic, multi-media collage, watercolor and pen and ink to “bring sparks of Yiddishkeit into your life”.

  • The Amanoot Collection
    August 14-21, 2007
    Inspired and created by Camp Achva’s Amanoot campers to showcase their artistic endeavors. Omanoot, the Hebrew word for art, is a specialty camp for rising third through sixth graders.

  • People of the Book
    June 19-August 14, 2007
    Chanan Mazal combines traditional forms with color, pattern and decoration to create inventive and satisfying original works of art.

  • 1st BASE-ic Art Showcase
    June 1-19, 2007
    Showcasing the creations of the JCCNV BASE program.  All work created by children 5-14 years old.

  • Colorful Horizons
    April 17-June 1, 2007
    Gary Fisher creates beautiful paintings of fanciful, larger-than-life fruit and flowers, abstracts, and landscapes.  Sandy Wagner works in fused glass to create beautiful jewelry.

  • Lech Lecha: Paintings and Calligraphy of Ayal Hausfeld
    February 13-April 17, 2007
    The mixed-media inspirational works of Ayal Hausfeld derives directly from his life experiences.

  • Variations on a Theme
    December 19, 2006-February 13, 2007
    Ellyn Weiss is a mixed-media painter and print maker whose work speaks to the heart. Her densely layered oil-bar paintings begin with words, and are guided by the artist’s intuition. Robin Lutsky’s handcrafted mixed-metal creations are innovative and contemporary. She works in silver and gold.

  • Dancing in the Light
    October 31-December 19, 2006
    Mordechai Rosenstein, Emes Editions Part II return with original one-of-a-kind Hebrew Calligraphic works that dance across the paper. Susan Fischer Weis is a multitalented artist who designs Judaica. We will be introducing “Yontifications,” a jewelry line to put you in the festive mood.

  • Picture Perfect, But No Paints
    September 5-October 31, 2006
    Ronni Jolles primary medium is paper that is cut, torn and layered. With the addition of pastels and fabrics, Ronnie creates her special one-of-a-kind images. Sharon Rosenblatt manipulates fibers and found objects to create unusual surfaces for her quilts. Nancy Gardner and Burton Isenstein work as a tea to create wonderful ceramic piece

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