Gotthelf Art Gallery

Gotthelf Art Gallery We are devoted to expanding and enriching cultural life in San Diego by presenting the finest in Jewish artistic expressions, encouraging the preservation of Jewish culture and heritage, and nurturing new creativity in the arts.
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12/05/2016

CALL TO ARTISTS:
The Gotthelf Art Gallery at the Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center is accepting submissions for a photographic show opening in March 2017. Eye Connect: Our Global Jewish World will focus on Jews and Jewish life around the world.

If interested in participating in the show, please contact Randy Savarese at [email protected] or 858-452-5553.

When the palette is the human body.
05/13/2016
Meet Shelley Wapniak, a Brooklyn-based Body Painter and former Yeshiva Student

When the palette is the human body.

On a typical weekday, Shelley Wapniak, a Brooklyn native, will be in her studio in Gravesend, with a brush, painting images on her clients’ bodies—eagles, apples, butterflies, even Stars of David. She’s taken these pictures from her sketches, and stencils them onto the bodies of men and women ...

Interesting story about a Jewish artist taken much too young.
04/26/2016
J. Hoberman Reviews 'Eva Hesse'

Interesting story about a Jewish artist taken much too young.

Had she lived, artist Eva Hesse would have turned 80 this year. But lovely-looking, dark-eyed, and dead at 34, she personifies transitory beauty. So does her groundbreaking work—serial arrangements of biomorphic tubes, webs of latex coated rope, fiberglass stalactites, and wire clouds—which, hel...

04/05/2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 4, 2016
Leora Waiche, Executive Assistant and Programs Coordinator, (858) 362-1114, [email protected]

GOTTHELF ART GALLERY – CALL FOR ARTIST
REVISITING SHABBAT

SAN DIEGO – The Gotthelf Art Gallery, part of the San Diego Center for Jewish Culture at the Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center, JACOBS FAMILY CAMPUS, is pleased to announce the new exhibition Revisiting Shabbat, scheduled to run from September through November 2016, will be the first exhibit for the 2016-2017 season. Art is for sale, with all proceeds benefiting the Gotthelf Art Gallery.

The exhibit will feature contemporary depictions of Shabbat through a wide variety of mediums and interpretations. If you would like to participate in this show, we invite artists to create new work, adhering to the theme, and submit high resolution JPEG photos of each piece(s) you would like to submit which speaks to the theme.
Theme: Jews observe Shabbat in many ways including going to synagogue, cooking a special meal, resting from work or physical activity and reflecting on life outside of their daily routines.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:
All mediums accepted. Not to exceed 48”
Submission Form: https://www.jotform.com//?formID=60617114242142
Deadline: July 1, 2016
For More Information: [email protected]

General Information
The Gotthelf Art Gallery is devoted to expanding and enriching cultural life in San Diego by presenting the finest in Jewish artistic expressions, encouraging the preservation of Jewish culture and heritage, and nurturing new creativity in the arts.

The Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center, JACOBS FAMILY CAMPUS, is located at 4126 Executive Drive, La Jolla. For more information about the Gotthelf Art Gallery and other programs of the San Diego Center for Jewish Culture, visit the website at www.sdcjc.org.

On Jerusalem Walls, Artist Memorializes Hebrew Israelite Rabbi from Harlem
04/05/2016
On Jerusalem Walls, Artist Memorializes Hebrew Israelite Rabbi from Harlem

On Jerusalem Walls, Artist Memorializes Hebrew Israelite Rabbi from Harlem

Rabbi Mordecai Herman was a wizened black cleric, a former sailor from Harlem who spoke Hebrew and Yiddish and pioneered the early black Hebrew Israelite movement. Few Jews know his name but now he’s been memorialized by an Israeli artist in Jerusalem.

In honor of Valentine's Day, here's a story about the love affair of Jewish couple Marc Chagall and Bella (Rosenfeld) Ch...
02/12/2016
Marc Chagall

In honor of Valentine's Day, here's a story about the love affair of Jewish couple Marc Chagall and Bella (Rosenfeld) Chagall.

Images of flight pervade much of the painter Marc Chagall's work. Some of Chagall's works depict people and objects defying the earth's gravity, hover ...

Interesting street art in South Tel Aviv.
01/20/2016
Art Scene Leads Renaissance

Interesting street art in South Tel Aviv.

Tel Aviv — The grungy walls of South Tel Aviv are splashed with color and visual playfulness: two-story-high monsters, fantastical creatures smoking pipes, Technicolor clowns. Punctuating the imagery are lines and lines of scrawling Hebrew text, gashes of black on dingy concrete, arresting the eye a…

Harold Garde still paints at 92 years young.
11/09/2015
The Not So Avant-Garde Art of Harold Garde - Art

Harold Garde still paints at 92 years young.

92-year-old Harold Garde is the subject of a retrospective at the Orlando Museum of Art. He reflects on his journey as a Jewish artist from the mid-20th Century to the early part of the 21st.

This looks worth a visit when in Manhatten. The location looks stunning.
11/05/2015
Can the Museum of Jewish Heritage Survive? - Art

This looks worth a visit when in Manhatten. The location looks stunning.

The Museum of Jewish Heritage in Lower Manhattan boasts incredible views and an intriguing dual focus on Jewish history and the Holocaust. But it has been struggling of late. Britta Lokting tries to figure out why.

Comics continue to be popular all over the world.
11/02/2015
Looking for Israeli Superheroes

Comics continue to be popular all over the world.

Sabraman in English by Uri Fink, 1978. (Courtesy of Antenna Productions) When I was young and my mind was thick with video games and comic books and the other preoccupations of prepubescence, I spent hours dreaming up my very own superhero: Maccabee Man. His adventures, poorly illustrated i...

Read more about Peggy Guggenheim.
10/07/2015
Going Deep Into Peggy Guggenheim’s Life and Influence

Read more about Peggy Guggenheim.

The name Guggenheim is synonymous with modern art. That's thanks to Solomon Guggenheim and his famous museum on Fifth Avenue in New York City. Credit also goes to his niece Peggy, who championed icons like Jackson Po***ck and Wassily Kandinsky and established influential galleries in New York, Lon..…

American Moments, a new photography exhibit at The Phillips Collection features Esther Bubley.
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Esther Bubley's Ordinary People - Sisterhood

American Moments, a new photography exhibit at The Phillips Collection features Esther Bubley.

An exhibit at The Phillips Collection in Washington, D.C., highlights the work of photojournalist Esther Bubley, who captured the private lives of workers in America, including that of her sister’s.

Call for Artists for our next exhibit.
08/27/2015
Call for Jewish Artists: Gotthelf Gallery | SD JEWISH JOURNAL

Call for Artists for our next exhibit.

The Gotthelf Art Gallery, part of the San Diego Center for Jewish Culture at the Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center, JACOBS FAMILY CAMPUS, is pleased to announce the new exhibition Things We Pass Down, running December 8, 2015 – February 24, 2016. Art is for sale, with all proceeds benefiting…

08/26/2015
Submission Form

Call for Artists!

The Gotthelf Art Gallery will be having an exhibit entitled Things We Pass Down, opening December 8, 2015. If you are a Jewish artist and would like to participate in this show, please send a photo of the piece you would like to submit that speaks to this theme.

Remember our fantastic mural art tour earlier this year? Here's story that shows off a bit of LA's mural art.
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Remember our fantastic mural art tour earlier this year? Here's story that shows off a bit of LA's mural art.

Art-enthusiast Warren Brand has long had an interest in collecting, dating back to his father’s antique movie poster collection. At only 24 years old, Brand started his own multi-platform company, Branded Arts, which primarily focuses on curating public murals for large organizations. Based out of L…

London's Ben Uri Gallery was conceived about 10 years ago.
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100 Years of Art and Chaos at London's Ben Uri Gallery - Art

London's Ben Uri Gallery was conceived about 10 years ago.

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Alex Katz makes a comeback.
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What Made Alex Katz So Brand New & Terrific?

Alex Katz makes a comeback.

If you’re interested in postwar American art, I recommend that you visit Colby College in Waterville, Maine, and get lost in a well-curated exhibition of deceptively rigorous Alex Katz paintings from the artist’s formative decade, the 1950s. In this exhibition (and in the show’s exceptional ca...

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