The JCC Fridge is here!

The Gallery is transformed into a space to meet, create, bring friends, be a kid again, get inspired.
Come Be A Part Of This Community Event!

May 14 – June 15

This exhibition is an ongoing invitation for collaboration and interaction. The JCC Fridge is based on the cozy centre of every home – the kitchen – and provides that most loved and ubiquitous of home galleries – the refrigerator.

For four weeks, the community is invited to come into the gallery, make art of their own, and magnetically hang it on the refrigerators on the walls. Magnetic film isl being used with life-size decals of refrigerator doors in multiple colours and types by different artists, and tables in the gallery are filled with drawing supplies, craft supplies, and magnets. Come in and make something! Open whenever the JCC is open.

Poetry and Art at the JCC FRIDGE

Thursday, June 8, 7:00-9:00pm

Poetry returns to the gallery in this event presented by the Gallery with Pandora’s Collective. Bonnie Nish will host as poets Natasha Boskic, Daniela Elza, Rosemary Nowicki, Kyle Hawke, and Sara Flamer respond to the work in the JCC Fridge exhibit. There will also be an open mic where audience members will have an opportunity to write and read original pieces.

Wine & Cheese and Art at the JCC FRIDGE

Ages 19+

Tuesday, June 13, 7:00-9:00pm
Enjoy some nosh and wine, and get creative. No charge.


Eye Love Nature

Sidi and Nathan Schaffer

June 18 – July 24

Sidi Schaffer, an artist with an impressive career as a painter, presents a new photographic project inspired by the natural world in partnership with her son Nathan, a doctor and photographer. Together they take a smart, cheeky, and inventive look at the world around us, and the shapes and feelings it presents. Come see our local flora and fauna in a new and different way.

(left): “Woven Itself Into Strength” – Sidi Schaffer
(right): “The Rest is History” – Nathan Schaffer (detail)

Artistry in Wood and Water

Enda Bardell and Mike Cohene

July 26 – September 5

Painter Enda Bardell and woodcarver Mike Cohene join forces to show us stunning and inventive views of the mountains, water, and sky, and the creatures of the water and earth below their surface.

(left): “ATMOSPHERIC COOL, Bennett Lake, Yukon” – Enda Bardell
(right): “Yellow Fin Tuna” – Mike Cohene

The Gallery is Looking for Docents

The Docent Program will be a group of trained volunteers who function as part time gallery docents. Those interested in being docents will be trained by the Gallery Director in late summer or early fall, and, once trained, will receive a briefing on all exhibits. Docents will average one four hour shift a week. A docent calendar will be managed by the Gallery Director. Email for more information, and to sign up to participate.


Gallery exhibits

The Sidney and Gertrude Zack Gallery at the JCC of Greater Vancouver invites artists of all ages, religions, cultures, career stages, and backgrounds to submit proposals for exhibitions in 2023. Proposals for art of any medium (performance, mixed media, 2-D and 3-D visual arts, digital  and film etc.) will be accepted. Individual and group shows will be considered.

To submit a proposal, please fill out this Google Form by October 30, 2022.


COPYRIGHT: Each artist owns the copyright in his/her respective images. These images may not be copied, modified, duplicated or used in any way without the express prior written consent of the artist.


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