The Pozez JCC Fine Arts Program supports and encourages the development of Jewish arts and artists. The program is also committed to establishing and strengthening the relationship between the Northern Virginia community and Israel by integrating Israeli arts into its program.
The J's dedication to the arts has garnered an international reputation that is well-respected amongst artists, art enthusiasts, buyers, and sellers.
Over the years, the J's Bodzin Art Gallery exhibitions have attracted talented artists who work in a wide variety of media including painting, photography, jewelry, crafts and new media.
Calling all creatives, dabblers, and masters of all trades! The J is proud to present a new series of visual art classes in conjunction with the opening of the Smith-Kogod Cultural Arts Center.
November 25 and December 2
Instructor: Alexandra Casser, soferet (scribe)
This class will teach you about the millennia-old art of Hebrew calligraphy. Learn about the duties and responsibilities of a sofer(et), the tools modern scribes use, and how to form the letters used to write Torah scrolls. This is a hands-on class where students will try their hand at calligraphy using chisel markers and paper.
October 16–December 2
Immerse yourself in works created over a lifetime by a beloved member of the Northern Virginia Jewish community. Mrs. Wengrovitz held a B.A. from Hunter College and won awards including a listing in the "Who's Who in American Art," the Award of Excellence and Best in Show Award from the Virginia Watercolor Society, and the Excellence Award from the National League of American Pen Women. She served as president of the Springfield Art Guild, Virginia Watercolor Society, Potomac Valley Watercolorists, and the Alexandria Branch of the National League of American Pen Women. Her paintings are in many corporate, private, and public collections including Texaco, IBM, and the National Institute of Health. Mrs. Wengrovitz taught painting at her home and hosted "Welcome to the Painter's Palette" on Fairfax Public Access TV, sharing her skill and love of painting with all.
December 3–January 13
The annual showcase of remarkable talent from within our community comes to life again this winter. Discover the artists you didn't know you knew!
J members and staff are invited to share their artwork: Whatever your medium — drawings, oils, watercolor, fiber arts, ceramics, beads — we’d love to put it on display!
Contact Sarah Berry for more information.
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Submit your proposal for solo or small group shows that will celebrate and explore themes reflective of the J’s vision: to build Jewish connection, community, and peoplehood through meaningful opportunities for every individual to explore the boundless potential of Jewish life. All applications will be reviewed by the Pozez JCC art selection committee. Please contact Sarah Berry for more information.