Thursday, March 05, 2020

Call for artists


Application is live for artists to submit for inclusion in a visual arts exhibition considering the issue of Authenticity and Identity. What makes a work of art Jewish? What makes an artist Jewish? Any artwork relevant to the topic may be included. 

The exhibition will be held at Adas Israel Congregation, curated by Ori Z. Soltes.

Curator Ori Z. Soltes is a professor of Jewish Civilization at Georgetown University. The former director and curator of the B’nai B’rith Klutznick National Jewish Museum he is co-founder of the Holocaust Art Restitution Project and author of numerous books and articles including Tradition and Transformation: Three Millennia of Jewish Art & Architecture; Fixing the World: Jewish American Painters in the Twentieth Century; and The Ashen Rainbow: the Arts and the Holocaust. The exhibition is directed by Robert Bettmann.

View the online submission at:

The exhibition will be on display May 6 – June 2, 2020

Submission is free.

Artwork of any type may be submitted for consideration, including paintings, drawings, prints, photographs, digital media, sculpture, and more.

Artists may submit more than one item for inclusion, up to 4 pieces.

Artwork does not have to be newly created to be submitted.

Artists, collectors, gallerists, and estates, may submit artwork for consideration.

Selected artwork must be delivered to the site ready for hang, and picked up promptly post-exhibition.

The exhibition will occur at Adas Israel Congregation in the Cleveland Park neighborhood of Washington D.C., 2850 Quebec Street NW DC.

The application period opens February 10 and will close March 20, 2020.

Selected artists/artwork will be notified by April 10, 2020.

The exhibition is produced in a partnership between Adas Israel Congregation and the Jewish Artists of the National Capital Region and through funding from the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities. Adas Israel Congregation is the nation’s largest conservative synagogue, a vibrant, dynamic, multi-generational community that offers access to Jewish life for people of all backgrounds. For almost 150 years Adas Israel Congregation has been a flagship synagogue in American Jewish life and that tradition of leadership and excellence continues. The Jewish Artists of the National Capital Region is a community of area artists working to enhance the capacity of Jewish artwork to inform, inspire, and educate, and is supported in part by Hazon’s Hakhel Intentional Community incubator program.