The JCCNV Fine Arts Program supports and encourages the development of Jewish artists and/or Jewish arts. 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 Program’s dedication to the arts has garnered an international reputation that’s both credible and well-respected amongst art enthusiasts, artists, art buyers, and sellers. Over the years, the Center’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.
February 1–March 20
Judaic fine artist, graphic designer, Jewish educator, and visual communicator Avy Ashery’s influence on Judaic design has been considerable. Avy, a true Judaic graphic design pioneer, presented his historical graphic, The Jewish Bicentennial Design, to the White House in 1976. His illustration The Prayer, used to contact the Soviet Jewish refusenicks, was banned from the Former USSR by the KGB. His logo designs have been the face of many renowned Jewish and secular Institutions. The artworks in this exhibition recall themes central to Jewish family life.
March 21–May 11
Keron Psillas is a photographer, writer, instructor, and mentor, with an extensive background in the print and publishing industry. The images in this exhibit are composites of her original photographs in conversation and inquiry about the nature of personal journeys during the unspeakable horror that was the Holocaust. She believes the work has resonance and relevance today as “the world still careens from one battleground to another.” The book Loss and Beauty that accompanies the exhibition was awarded the 2015 Best of Show in the Davis Orton Gallery-Griffin Museum of Photography Photobook Competition.
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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. 2017-2018 form.