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.
March 29-May 10
Over 30,000 artworks created in camps and ghettos during the Holocaust have been documented since 1945, and this exhibit will feature reproductions from 11 artists. All works were created in six different locations including Auschwitz, Ravensburk, Gurs, Compiogn, Terezin, Warsaw ghetto, Vilnus ghetto, and Dachau. Through a phenomenological inquiry into the experience of creating art during the Holocaust, doctoral student Elizabeth Hlavek curated this exhibition exploring themes of witnessing, identity, affirmation of existence, comfort, resiliency, and hope. Reproduction and exhibit rights thanks to: The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, The Ghetto Fighter's museum, Yad Vashem, Bet Terezin, and The Vilna Jewish Historical museum.
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.