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 firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact Nina at 201.408.1406 or at the email above.
July 2019 Exhibit
A Discovery Within
Mixed Media Works by Jessie Rubin
A Discovery Within is a collection of mixed media works on canvas created by Jessie Rubin. A self-taught artist from Chappaqua, New York, Jessie was inspired for her current exhibition by her admiration for hieroglyphics and pop culture images, which led her to invent her own symbolic language for expressing the human experience. Through bold use of color, pattern, and design, Jessie translates a wide range of themes and emotions into visual narratives that resonate for both her and her audience. Jessie attended Cornell University and has a JD degree from the Washington University School of Law, St. Louis, MO. She lives in Chappaqua with her husband and two young sons.
On Display July 1- Mid-August
September 2019 Exhibit
The Other Side of Hazel
Photographs by Jo Ann Chaus
A New York artist, Joann has a background in fashion and photography and creates images that make use of layered color that is provocative, ambiguous, and psychological in nature. In 2017 she self-published a monograph, Sweetie & Hansom, that explored her relationship with her family, the premature death of her younger brother, and the lasting impact of that sudden loss. As a natural transition, she is currently editing a second monograph project that explores her identity as a girl, a child and an adult, as well as a woman, wife and mother. She also explores the demands and expectations imposed on women of her generation. Jo Ann is an alumni of two one-year programs at The International Center of Photography (ICP) in New York (2013 and 2017).
“The images in this body of work reference assorted female characters from my past, both known and unknown,” says Joann. “They serve as memoires, both personal and collective. While making and viewing these images, I create a metaphorical mental bridge between them and me, then and now. The images reference the struggles, the searching, the heaviness, and the responsibilities that come with being an adult, a mother, a wife, a daughter, a woman.”
On Display September 1-30
October 2019 Exhibit
Artwork and Jewelry by Inbar Bibring
From a very young age, Inbar enjoyed experimenting with different types of materials and this exhibition of mixed media collages reflect Inbar’s strong connection to the land of Israel, the history of the Jewish people, and Jewish values. Growing up in Israel with intimate exposure to its rich archeology and culture, Inbar developed a strong connection to historic Jewish artistry and adopted its rich palette as inspiration for most of her collages. Many are a thoughtful blend of polymer clay, metal pieces, beads, semi-precious stones, acrylic paints and paste, metallic powders and nails. Her jewelry and many other works are inspired from colors and shapes found in nature. These pieces are fashioned from sterling silver, gold-filled, semi-precious stones, and natural materials. Inbar has taught art history and hands-on educational workshops in diverse educational settings for more than 20 years, and has also worked as a designer for a leading arts and crafts company in the U.S.
On Display October 1-30