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 a 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.
Located in the lobby of the Pozez JCC, Pop-Up Sales offer discounted, unframed paintings by Judy Wengrovitz. All are welcome to our Pop-Up Sales to browse the bins of fine art, as well as take in Forever in the Bodzin Art Gallery.
Sunday, September 26, 9am-11am
Many of our lives have been enriched by artists Judy and Sy Wengrovitz’s friendship and art. Forever is a gallery exhibition and online sale. It is also a tribute to Judy and Sy’s contributions to their community and craft.
Judy (1931-2018) was an accomplished watercolorist who painted complex subjects in a realistic style, such as busy city scenes. Painting outdoors was a favorite pastime, as reflected in many serene natural scenes. Judy was awarded 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 belonged to numerous art leagues and her paintings are in many corporate, private, and public collections. Mrs. Wengrovitz hosted "Welcome to the Painter's Palette" on Fairfax Public Access TV, sharing her skill and love of painting with all.
Sy (1929-2021) was an engineer who found that carving wood to look like folded cloth, button holes, belts, buckles, laces, and zippers was a fascinating challenge. He has received numerous awards including Best-in-Show at the Artscape ‘98 Festival of the Arts and the 2003 Arts Council of Fairfax County Open Exhibition. He demonstrated his techniques at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden’s 150th Birthday Celebration.
Learn more about Sy's inspiration and process in this short video.
Grow your art collection with this exquisite work, and support the Pozez JCC! All proceeds benefit fine arts programs at the Pozez JCC of Northern Virginia.
Visit two distinct exhibits: wood carvings and framed paintings at the Bodzin Art Gallery at the Pozez JCC. Purchase items at the Guest Services Desk.
To view and purchase Judy's artwork on paper, please visit the online store:
Nataliya Gurshman is a versatile artist who employs bold brush strokes in a single breath - creating her work euphorically, without any pause, so as not to lose her inspiration. Born in the snowy, romantic city of Leningrad in the former Soviet Union, winter and snow were a big part of Gurshman’s childhood, and she keeps coming back to it, whether inspired by a real place or her distant memories and emotions.
Gurshman immigrated to the United States 30 years ago and recalls being discriminated against for being Jewish in her Leningrad art school as a major contrast to the feelings of rebirth and artistic freedom with support from art teachers and mentors she encountered in the U.S. She is currently teaching art to children and adults and hears herself speaking the same words of wisdom and experiencing similar patience and compassion towards her students as had been offered to her.
The artist is drawn to nature. As she paints intuitively, her meditations and impressions of her subjects reflect this attraction through the use of opaque lights, juxtaposed against transparent cooler shadows, and translucency scraped into the mysterious darks with the palette knife.
Gurshman holds a BFA from the Art Institute of Boston and an MFA from the St. Petersburg Art Academy. Her paintings have received numerous awards and have been exhibited widely in the Greater Washington, DC area and is included in numerous private collections throughout the United States, Europe, and the Middle East.
Pozez JCC of Northern Virginia
8900 Little River Turnpike
Fairfax, VA 22031
Closed on Saturday
All visitors must present a J membership card or photo ID to enter