February 2018 Exhibit
Art for All
Featuring the Artistic Talents of Local Children & Adults with Special Needs

In recognition of Jewish Disabilities and Inclusion Awareness Month, which is nationally celebrated in February each year, the Waltuch Gallery is sponsoring its annual art exhibition that features the artistic talents and accomplishments of individuals in our community with special needs. The month-long exhibition includes framed drawings and paintings, as well as ceramics, fabric sculptures, box sculptures, mosaics, photography and more. Each piece showcases the creative talents of school-aged children and teens, adults, community residents and participants of the JCC Guttenberg Center for Special Services.
This is a showcase exhibition. Works are not for sale.

February 1-28 | Meet-the-Artists Reception, Sunday, February 4, 1-3PM

March 2018 Exhibit
The Bar Mitzvah
Paintings by Elise Pittelman

Elise Pittelman grew up in a secular Jewish family, where the idea of the Bar Mitzvah intrigued her visually and culturally. This exhibit is the result of her long curiosity with this teenage rite of passage and expresses her fascination with the concept from an “iconic” and “ironic” perspective. The subjects were inspired from photographs from Bar Mitzvah albums from friends and family – people, like her, who came of age in the sixties – and provide a unique view of an era now past. Elise Pittelman is a multifaceted artist who was educated at Cooper Union in NYC, where she received a full scholarship to study fine arts. She went on to become an internationally-known artist and held many solo exhibitions of her paintings in Jamaica, Chicago, and her hometown in Woodstock, NY. She has also been selected as one of only five artists to represent Woodstock at Kundstendagz – a ten day art festival in Bergen, Netherlands. In addition to being a painter, Elise ran a successful jewelry business with her husband for 28 years; designed and installed glorious gardens for many clients; designed decorative items from bird palaces to rhinestone-covered telephones that have been exhibited at juried craft shows and licensed by major gift companies; and created her own agave-sweetened raw chocolate business. More of her work can be seen at www.elisepittelman.com.

March 2 – 29 | Meet the Artist Reception: Tuesday, March 6, 6:30-8:30PM

April 2018 Exhibit
Calling All Artists to Celebrate Israel at 70

Passionate about art and Israel? Then show us your work! The Waltuch Art Gallery is seeking artists, photographers, and hobbyists of all ages and backgrounds to participate in the JCC’s center wide “Israel at 70” celebration. The month-long exhibition will showcase our community’s appreciation for Israel, its people, and its culture and history. Artwork can be paintings, photographs, and mixed media works relating to Israel. Exhibitors do not need to be Jewish to participate. All submissions must be in by February 28 for consideration. Don’t miss this great opportunity to exhibit with other local artists and see your work on the walls of the JCC! For more information or submission guidelines or questions, contact Nina Bachrach at 201.408.1406 or nbachrach@jccotop.org.

Meet the Artists Reception: Tuesday, April 10, 2018, 6:30-8:30pm

Located on the second floor of the JCC, the Waltuch Gallery is a community space that exhibits thematically Jewish artwork, or art produced by a Jewish artist. Artists are mostly local, though some exhibits feature artists from around the country and the world. The Waltuch Gallery exhibit and receptions are free and open to the community. All of the work on exhibit is for sale and a portion of the proceeds go to support programming efforts in the JCC.

If you are interested in displaying in the Waltuch Gallery, please click here for the application. Your completed application, along with 5 image files of your work should be emailed to Nina Bachrach at nbachrach@jccotp.org. If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact Nina at 201.408.1406 or at the email above.