Goldman Art Gallery
The Goldman Art Gallery furthers both the mission and vision of JCCGW by focusing on meaningful exhibits related to Jewish experience, identity and culture. Adults and students of all ages have an opportunity to view unique shows throughout the year in the lovely gallery space.
Lifetime of Perspective
May 12-June 5
Open when the JCCGW is open
“May you live until 120.” How often have you been greeted by this hope for a generous gift of time? Putting a twist on this traditional Jewish blessing, the Goldman Art Gallery is hosting an exhibit of 120 gifted artists, age 65 to 98.
Visitors to the exhibit will learn that the myriad of life experience that comes with age enhances
the creativity of the human spirit. For details on this exhibit, contact Kandy Hutman at 301-348-3864 or email@example.com
A Lifetime of Perspective is chaired by Karen Kaplan. It is made possible through the auspices of Deena and Jerome Kaplan and their family in memory of Deena’s parents, Eve and David Berliant. The exhibit is underwritten by the Kaplan family, the JCCGW’s Deena and Jerome A. Kaplan Fund for Senior Adult Programming, and the Berliant/Kaplan Fund of the United Jewish Endowment Fund of The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington.
Donate Art to Better Treasures
From fine art to folk art, modern to traditional, Judaic and non-Judaic, collectibles, framed or unframed paintings, limited edition prints, sculpture, and fine crafts, in good condition, donate your no-longer-wanted items the annual Better Treasures Art Show & Sale! Profits from sale benefit future gallery shows and educational programming. Artwork is accepted anytime, all year. If you have artwork to donate, please bring it to the front desk anytime the JCCGW is open. For more information, contact Phyllis Altman at firstname.lastname@example.org
100 Years of Creating Community | A Photographic Retrospective
In honor of JCCGW’s Centennial Celebration, the Goldman Art Gallery presents this captivating one of-a-kind photographic exhibition on the life and times of the JCCGW throughout the last century. The exhibition includes interviews and memories on video.
Kehillah: Creating Community | Interpreting the Concept of Home
The JCCGW Prescool explored the concept of home and its many meanings. This exhibit featured various ways that the students investigated and expressed theories and ideas about this multi-dimensional topic.
It Takes a Village: From Gondar to Jerusalem (the Remarkable Journey of Israel’s Ethiopian Immigrants); A Photographic Retrospective
This photographic retrospective documents the story of Ethiopia’s forgotten Jews and their journey from Gondar, Ethiopia to Jerusalem. The high-impact photo series gives viewers a peek inside the gritty conditions in Ethiopia and captures stunning moments of joy and relief as Ethiopian Jews first set foot in Israel. On loan from The Jewish Agency for Israel.
ARTsy Holiday Boutique and Craft Show
A unique artsy holiday boutique and shopping experience, featuring one of a kind gifts.
No Paint. No Ink. Only Paper. The Papercut Art of Craig Tinsky
Craig Tinsky creates dramatic images with nothing more than paper, #11 surgical scalpel blades, an occasional touch of glue, and lot and lots of patience. A self-taught papercut artist, Craig pioneers the application of traditional drawing and photography techniques to the centuries-old skill of papercut. Using nothing but cut paper, he creates images that appear to be drawings, silk screens, paintings, or photographs.
Lawyers Without Rights: Jewish Lawyers in Germany Under the Third Reich
“Lawyers Without Rights”, a photographic exhibition which has been shown in more than 80 cities in Germany and throughout the world, depicts how Jewish lawyers and judges were barred from German courts beginning in 1933, and how individual rights and the Rule of Law were utterly neglected during the Nazi era. Gallery open when JCCGW is open. This exhibit is presented in conjunction with the German Federal Bar and the American Bar Association.
From Kiln, Paint & Camera: COLOR!
A celebration of vibrant color explored through multi-media, watercolor and photography, featuring works by local artists Patricia Fein Cate, Marsha Goldfine and Stan Schofer.
Art Without Borders: A Celebration of Humanity
Works by JAMmARTt (Jews and Muslims Making Art Together), an initiative to build interaction, respect and understanding between local Muslim and Jewish communities through the joint creation of a public work of art.
Debra Herman Berger: A Retrospective of Her Art
Debbie’s passion for life and for living shine through her art. Her aesthetic style and focus was eclectic, which led her on a variety of artistic journeys.
Better Treasures Art Sale & Auction
For the first time, JCCGW hosted an exciting silent auction of the Top Ten “Best Treasures” as part of the annual art sale of donated art!
"Art of the Book" by Pyramid Atlantic Art Center
Using the book as inspiration, artists explore various methods, mediums, and processes that examine the book as an art form. Work is representative of the 30-year history of Pyramid Atlantic Art Center in Silver Spring, Maryland.
"Slices of Life through the Lens of an Artist" Photographs by Elaine Hoffman
The lives, emotions, rituals and more of ordinary people are revealed in this intimate photo series.
Expressions Fine Art | Israeli Art Exhibit & Sale
Featured paintings, ceramics, sculpture and jewelry created by sabras as well as Israelis from Europe, Ethiopia and the Former Soviet Union.
"Tennessee Williams at 100"
In honor of the centennial birth of the American playwright Tennessee Williams, David Bruce Smith and artist Clarice Smith present this limited edition art book.
Shades of Pain and Hope:
Art and Photography by Victims of Terror & Rocket Attacks in Israel
The art in this exhibit reflects work done by children and mothers from Sderot who are suffering physical/emotional trauma from the fall of Kassam rockets; the photography reflects the work of victims of suicide bombings and the Second Lebanon War in the Haifa area who have learned to use the camera lens as a means of soulful expression of the trauma that endures.
“Inside the Great Synagogue of Aleppo, Syria” — Photographs by Jason Hamacher
(from his forthcoming book Aleppo, Syria: Witness to an Ancient Legacy)
Hamacher's photography offers a unique glimpse into one of the world's oldest cities and one of Judaism's oldest synagogues.
"And She Was" — Photographs by Gayle Rothschild
Gayle's exhibit was recently reviewed in the Gazette
. In her stunning black and white portraits and abstracts, Gayle Rothschild’s interest is in keeping a record of the day, observing contemporary life.
The Synagogue: Architecture, Art, and Appeal — Photographs by Jono David
A photographic celebration of synagogues of the world — featuring its architecture, art, and appeal -- including a special focus on the synagogues of India.
Discover ART at Your Center: A Visual Arts Showcase
This popular art show highlights the diverse works of our students and staff, including our VisArts artist educators and their young students. The JCCGW Art Department is made up of an extremely talented group of artisans who work in diverse media including ceramics, fiber, fused glass, drawing, oil painting and more. This is a great chance to purchase professional and amateur art at amazing prices, and also to learn about upcoming art classes for all ages offered at the JCC.
I Will Wake the Dawn: Illuminated Psalms — Paintings by Debra Band
Vivid rather than ethereal, passionate rather than sentimental, the Book of Psalms brings the voices of ancient Jerusalem and the experiences of modern life into our prayers and celebrations. I Will Wake the Dawn offers Hebrew and English illuminations of a representative anthology of 36 psalms. The exhibit presents 82 illuminated paintings on parchment in vivid color and gold that brings these beloved poems to life. Exhibited across the US and Canada, the paintings and their accompanying commentary were published by the Jewish Publication Society in 2007.
"Ary Stillman: From Impressionism to Abstract Expressionism"
Russian-American Jewish artist Ary Stillman (1891-1967) began his career at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vilna, Lithuania. He arrived in the U.S. in 1907, and for many years focused on creating representational works that were influenced by Impressionism. After the Holocaust, he ceased painting representational works, asserting that he no longer felt that the "surface of things" was real. He devoted himself almost entirely to abstract expressionism, becoming an acclaimed member of the New York School of abstract expressionists. This exhibit includes works from all phases of Stillman's remarkable career.
The Coat of Many Colors: A Quest for Jewish Togetherness
Paintings and drawings by Israeli artist Alexander Vaisman. Vaisman’s work illuminates the experience of being Jewish. His art is motivated by a strong sense of belonging to a rich and vigorous culture. Like colorful pieces of a puzzle, his works form a multilayered but unified mosaic picture of Jewish past and present, and provide an optimistic glimpse into the future.
Portraits of Life
A photographic exhibit of local Holocaust survivors, “Portraits of Life” is a Montgomery College project designed to foster tolerance, reflection on the collective community, and dialogues focused on understanding and reconciliation. The 36-panel photography exhibit provides visual imagery and personal histories of Holocaust survivors who live in this area. Montgomery College Professors Jon Goell and Brian Jones and their students developed this traveling digital photographic exhibit.
40th Anniversary Retrospective: How The New York Times Covered the Six-Day War
This exhibit recalled six days that transformed the Middle East and continue to echo to the present. Presented by CAMERA (Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America), the exhibit illustrated how the news media, and what we can learn from it, have changed.
For more information, please contact Phyllis Altman at email@example.com