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JWAN call for 2011 NY National WCA Conference

July 9, 2010

CALL TO ARTISTS – Annual Juried Exhibition

Jewish   Women   Artists’   Network

A special interest group within the Women’s Caucus for Art (WCA)

Sanctuaries in Time

Columbia / Barnard University – Kraft Center for Jewish Life

606 West 115 th Street, New York, NY 10025

January 18 – March 1, 2011
Meet the Artists Reception: February 10,  2011, 5:30 – 7:00 PM

Exhibition Theme: Sanctuaries in Time

As each person is unique, so too is each hour and each moment unique. How do we resolve the tension of the inevitable passage of time and the desire to cherish special moments?  Time envelops holiness; time interacts with space and nature; time is a constant in the world around us; time is attached to sacred events. The Book of Exodus, chapters 25-40, offers detailed instructions for constructing a sanctuary, illustrating the timeless struggle to set aside time and space for creating and building a life of values and spirituality.  How do we move “beyond the confines of measured time”(Abraham Joshua Heschel) to build our own sanctuaries in time? The challenge to the artist is to consider the balance of the mystery and continuum of time and her place in the present.

Juror: Dr. Maya Balakirsky Katz

Maya Balakirsky Katz, PhD, is associate professor of art history at Touro College and is on the faculty of Touro’s Graduate School of Jewish Studies in NYC. A prolific author, Dr. Katz explores the role that visual culture plays in Jewish history. She specializes in the intersection of modern religious identity and media, particularly surrounding public protest, such as the Dreyfus affair, the Soviet Jewry movement, and the public art campaigns of the Chabad movement.


Members of the Jewish Women Artists’ Network (JWAN) and the Women’s Caucus for Art (WCA) are invited to submit up to three jpeg images of original work completed during 2006-2010 and not previously exhibited at a JWAN exhibit. Accepted artists must be a paid-up 2011 WCA member in order to exhibit. The JWAN entry fee does not cover WCA membership.


The Women’s Caucus for Art (WCA) is the leading national organization for women in the visual arts professions. Founded in 1972, it has 27 chapters across the country and is an affiliate of the College Art Association. WCA is dedicated to the cultural, aesthetic and economic value of women’s art. We encourage everyone submitting work to attend the WCA / CAA National conference, February 2011 in New York City. We invite non-members to join WCA and participate in an activist community of women artists. Visit for more information.

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