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.
November 12th - January 3rd
Reception: Thursday, November 29th, 2018
5:00pm - 7:00pm
Hand and machine-constructed fiber art conjures a sense of “chom” (warmth in Hebrew) as do the themes these local Jewish quilters incorporate. Natural scenes and contemporary takes on traditional geometry recall the values of Shomrei Adamah (caring for the earth) and Kehillah (community). Artists: Sandi Goldman, SherriJoyce King, Marisela Rumberg
January 4th - February 21st
A two-woman exhibition featuring portraits of women. Artists Deborah Conn and Jinny Isserow paint their subjects with presence, and with pasts and futures, all of them deserving to be seen and heard. In the era of the Women’s March, the #metoo movement, a rise in women running for political office, and the waves of “I Believe Her,” we will celebrate women in the beginning of 2019, because The Year of the Woman is every year.
February 22nd - March 27th
Art Auction and Refreshments March 17th, 1:00pm – all are welcome
Enjoy a collection built over a lifetime, reflecting a love of travel, Judaism and Israel, nature, and being sea-side. This extraordinary collection includes known and emerging artists, as well as original photographs taken by Norman. Art will be available for purchase at a not-to-miss art auction, with all proceeds going to support the cultural arts programs at the J.
March 29th - May 10th
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.