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2016 AGJA Members Online Exhibition

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Date(s) - 03/01/2016 - 02/28/2017
12:00 am


2016 Online Exhibition: Inspired work by AGJA artists

As the current president of The American Guild of Judaic Art, I reflect on the excitement and the sincere appreciation of Judaic art by Chicago area collectors who attended Moriah Congregation’s 11th biennial All-Judaic Art & Jewelry Fair in February, 2016 – where some AGJA members joined other talented contemporary Judaic artists to showcase their beautiful and meaningful work. The AGJA’s Online exhibition is another wonderful example of bringing more of this kind of art to a wider audience year-round.

Instead of opening the doors to a room filled with the magnificence of Judaic art and jewelry, the online exhibition gives one the opportunity to enjoy looking at art in the comfort of one’s home or work space through February 2017. By clicking on the art images, you will be taken to AGJA’s artist directory pages with that artist’s contact information and also to learn more about the artist and his or her work.

Online Exhibition juror, Arthur Feldman from the Greater Chicago area, with over 30 years’ experience, is currently a museum consultant and owner of the Arthur Feldman Gallery of Judaica in Highland Park, Illinois. A graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia and Villanova University, Arthur was the past Executive Director of the Sherwin Miller Museum of Jewish Art in Tulsa, Oklahoma which has the largest collection of Judaica in the American Southwest.

Arthur Feldman’s selected works include both 2-D fine art and Judaic ritual items that includes conceptual work, visual midrash paintings and mixed media, Ketubbot, an art quilt, silver and metalsmith Judaica ritual items, paper cutout collage illustration, calligraphy text incorporated with engraving or painting, stone and metal sculpture, Torah covers, commissioned mosaic donor walls, and jewelry.

Thank you to all those participating in this year’s AGJA’s 2016 On-Line Exhibition. Your work is an important component in celebrating the AGJA’s sponsored Jewish Arts Month – March – in 2016, where the guild hopes to bring a greater awareness and appreciation for Judaic art and for those who create, exhibit, and who collect it but also to bring your work, and that of other AGJA members with the Guild’s website, to people all over the USA, Canada, Israel and cities around the world throughout the year.

Karen Walanka, AGJA President
Flora Rosefsky, Jewish Arts Month Chair
Arthur Feldman, 2016 AGJA On-Line Exhibit Juror

Click here to view the exhibition.