Jewish American Artists Speak Out: Flashpoints Murals go to the Jerusalem Biennale 2017 – Watershed

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19 Artists from the Jewish Artists Initiative (JAI) of Southern California, Speak Out at the Jerusalem Biennale  – Watershed, October 2017.  

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JAI is thrilled that we were invited back for the second time to be part of the Biennale. What you may not know is that JAI is one of 19 exhibitions selected from 96 entries from around the world. Three are from North America, all from the US. In addition there is one from India, one from Argentina, four from Europe and ten from Israel.

The Jerusalem Biennale 2017 theme – Watershed, is particularly timely in light of current events, and has spurred the Jewish Artists Initiative (JAI) members to work collaboratively addressing significant watershed moments. JAI is honored to lift up our collective voices.

Rather than exhibiting a traditional show of works by individual artists, we are putting forward an ambitious plan to create an exhibit entitled FLASHPOINTS: A Collective Response. It features five large-scale, collaborative murals focused on watershed moments, which have had a resounding impact on the world.

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Watershed teams of JAI artists are focused on the themes of Civil Rights, Water, Nationalism, Human Rights and Political Polarization. They have worked together in hevruta, using the framework of the Surrealist game, the “Exquisite Corpse.

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Each JAI team has produced one unique Exquisite Corpse style mural. These artworks are a way to explore both the divisions felt in US society and to seek unity. Just as the exquisite corpse divides the final image into sections, when unfolded, it reveals an overarching unity. It is more than the individual parts. May our collective voices be heard in Jerusalem this October as a message of tikkun o’lam!

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This exhibition is co-curated by Georgia Freedman-Harvey and Anne Hromadka Greenwald.

Participant JAI artists were selected by juror Emily Zaiden, Director of the Craft In America Center, Los Angeles.

Participating JAI artists include:

MELINDA SMITH ALTSHULER / RENEE AMITAI / BILL ARON / LORRAINE BUBAR / ELLEN CANTOR /  JUDY DEKEL /SUSAN GESUNDHEIT / NANCY GOODMAN LAWRENCE / MARISA MANDLER / RANDI MATUSHEVITZ / JACKIE NACH /  AVI ROTH /  MARLEENE RUBENSTEIN /ELENA MARY SIFF/ DONI SILVER SIMONS / DEBRA SOKOLOW / CATHY WEISS / RUTH WEISBERG / KAREN FRIMKESS WOLFF

Contributors to this campaign will make it possible for JAI to participate in the Biennale and cover all the expenses to send the exhibition to and from, as well as mount in Israel; and are gratefully rewarded by gifts that vary from a tote bag, to a private photo session, to an original work  of art from artists in JAI.

POLITICAL POLARIZATION JACKIE NACH DEBRA SOKOLOW SUSAN GESUNDHEIT

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  • July 24, 2017 5:32 pm

    Breaking News!

    WE DID IT! We’ve met our challenge made by the Sharon and Elie Gindi Family Foundation. This generous $6000.00 matching grant was made in honor of their wonderful mother Rachel Gindi. Their gift now goes into effect!

    Additionally, North America Shippers Association and Ward Chaplin have donated $3000.00 to our project! WOW!!

    Thank you to the Gindi Family, North America Shippers Association and Ward Chaplin and all our supporters of the Jerusalem Biennale 2017.

    It”s been a rewarding weekend. We are close but not there yet….the campaign continues. We still $3000.00

  • July 24, 2017 3:09 pm

    We are excited to share with you that we have received confirmation that we will be showing Flashpoints at the Antiquities Authority House in Jerusalem. Anne was able to tour this building in May and the pictures of it are wonderful. We encourage you to go to the Biennale website and learn more about our venue — http://www.jerusalembiennale.org/biennale2017-1/

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Jewish American Artists Speak Out: Flashpoints Murals go to the Jerusalem Biennale 2017 – Watershed

$15,898   raised
GOAL: $18,000

37 days to go

59

 Donors

Campaign by
Jewish Artists Initiative (JAI)

JAI is an artist-run organization committed to fostering visual art by Jewish artists and promoting dialogue about Jewish identity and related issues among members of the arts community. JAI was originally conceived in 2004 by the Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles. We are now under the fiscal sponsorship of the Center for Jewish Culture and Creativity.

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    Quietly diligent in getting the job done. You are helping us spread the word.

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    The squeaky wheel gets heard. At this giving level your name will be listed in a contributors’ section for the Jerusalem Biennale on our website: jaisocal.org

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    Spread the word all the way to Jerusalem. All earlier benefits, plus: You will get a special FLASHPOINT Jerusalem Biennale cotton tote. This is the ultimate go-green bag! Great for books, to carry a nosh, art, travel, and so much more. Bag measures 15” x 16” with 24” handles.

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    Pick up that microphone and help lead us in a cheer! All earlier benefits, plus: You will receive a copy of the complete exhibition catalogue for the Jerusalem Biennale 2017.

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    Thanks for being a real mensch. All earlier benefits, plus: In your honor at this level you will receive a signed copy of the complete exhibition catalogue for the Jerusalem Biennale 2017. You will also receive a set of limited edition postcards featuring the final FLASHPOINT murals.

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    Welcome to the inner circle! All earlier benefits, plus: Your name will be listed on a contributors’ plaque at the JAI FLASHPOINTS Jerusalem Biennale exhibit site. The FLASHPOINT curator's Georgia Freedman-Harvey and Anne Hromadka Greenwald will host you for a private dinner. Learn all about the curatorial process and what it's like working with the artists of the show. Takes place in Los Angeles on a mutually agreed upon date to be scheduled in October 2017 or November 2017.

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    You are the new darling of the art world. All earlier benefits, excepting the Yalla, Yalla and Curator's Circle. Plus: You will receive an original artwork SIGNED, archival, limited print, drawing, photograph, or painting by a JAI artist. The artists donating artwork for this category are Ruth Weisberg, Nancy Goodman Lawernce, Melinda Smith Altshuler, Karen Frimkess Wolff, Randi Matushevitz, Doni Silver Simons, Ellen Cantor, and Bill Aron. Contributors will be able to select from remaining works and will be notified of options after donation is received.

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    As the Chairman of the board you are in charge. All earlier benefits, above the $540 range plus: JAI President Ruth Weisberg, FLASHPOINT curators Georgia Freedman Harvey and Anne Hromadka Greenwald, and a surprise artist(s) will host you for an unforgettable art world treat, taking place in Los Angeles held on a mutually agreed upon date (between November 2017 and Feb 2018). Ruth, Anne, and Georgia will work with you and other contributors at this level to craft a day to remember!

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