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.
July 17–September 6
The arts are an integral part of life at the J. Our Annual Open Exhibition spotlights the many talents of our own creative community. Peruse and purchase artwork and craft in this impressive show by:
Bobbi Premack Gorban
Sarah D. Samuels
in partnership with The Smith Center for Healing and the Arts
September 13–November 12
Gretchen enjoyed a robust professional and family life with her husband Sam and their two daughters Leigh and Dene. Known for her intellect, as well as her whimsy and wonderful sense of humor, Gretchen’s passion for art history and textiles permeated her life.
At the age of 72, Gretchen was diagnosed with stage four lung cancer. In the wake of this painful and challenging news, Gretchen’s artistic process helped her to navigate through the intense challenge of cancer. Her artwork – initially an expression of external love and nature — morphed into an internal examination of her journey. Gretchen is no longer with us, but we are fortunate to have her life’s work carry on.
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Submit your proposal for solo or small group shows that will celebrate and explore themes reflective of the JCCNV’s vision: 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. Please contact Sarah.Berry@jccnv.org for more information.
Alef Bet Mural on the future Smith-Kogod Cultural Arts Center
Artist: Rabbi Mat Tonti
Jewish tradition teaches us that there is a positive aspect to destruction, for through destruction comes creation, like stepping on a glass at a wedding or a caterpillar turning into a butterfly. The house will be altered when the Cultural Center is built, and in that transformation, its purpose will be renewed. The second letter of the Hebrew alphabet, BET appears at the top. BET is the first letter of BAYIT (house in Hebrew). This house was the J’s first home. BET is the first letter of the Torah, our document of creation.
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.