Gallery

Invitation to Artists

A non-juried open call to participate in
THE CARRYING PROJECT

From late April through May of 2020, the Jewish Community Centre of Greater Vancouver will be hosting The Festival of Israeli Culture. The festival’s theme is Looking to the Future, and it will include dance performances, children’s activities, an outdoor market, and other interactive cultural events. As part of the festival, the Sidney and Gertrude Zack Gallery will be working with visual artists to create The Carrying Project, an exhibition made entirely of tote bags that artists will use as canvasses to demonstrate what it means to them to carry themselves – or others – into the future.

40 canvas tote bags will be supplied by the gallery. They will be available for pickup by artists at the Jewish Community Centre of Greater Vancouver on a first come-first served basis From March 1 – March 21.

Application deadline: April 24. Download the full submission information HERE.


Community Longing and Belonging

THEMED GROUP ART SHOW

February 24 – March 29

How do we make meaning of the concept of community, the real and the imagined spaces we inhabit? What does community longing look like, and what are the possibilities for belonging in an ever changing world? This 2nd annual exhibit is in celebration of the Jewish Disability Awareness Acceptance and Inclusion Month.

Image (detail) : “A Home for All in Aquamarine” by Julia Zimet Russell. This work was a submission to the 2019 Community Longing and Belonging

Poetry Evening with Pandora’s Collective  Th Mar 19, 7 – 9pm

There will be an open mic time when the audience will have an opportunity to write and read poems relating to the exhibit.

Presented by the Sidney and Gertrude Zack Gallery in collaboration with Pandora’s Collective and the Isaac Waldman Jewish Public Library, and made possible by the Yosef Wosk Poetry Initiative Grant


Serenity Themed Photo Club Vancouver Exhibition

Opening Reception Th Apr 2, 7:00 – 9:00pm
Artists in attendance | Free admission. Exhibit continues to April 25.

Serenity is a blessing that is often fleeting in our busy lives. In this exhibition, members of PhotoClub Vancouver present their visions of encounters with serenity. While many of the photographs chosen by a jury for this exhibition involve nature and / or landscapes, the selected set includes images from several other genres including portrait, still life, street, abstract and travel. Viewers will have an opportunity to reflect on what is expressed in a collection of well-crafted images that illustrate a diversity of visions and in some cases push the boundaries of the medium.

Image (detail): “Cowboy at Rest” by David Beaver 11”x 14” photo


The Carrying Project

April 30 – May 31
Opening Reception Th Apr 30, 7:00 – 9:00pm
Artists in attendance | Free admission.
From late April through May the JCC will be hosting The Festival of Israeli Culture with the theme of: Looking to the Future. As part of the festival, the Zack Gallery will be working with visual artists from all mediums to create The Carrying Project, an exhibition made entirely of tote bags that artists will use as canvasses to demonstrate what it means to them to carry themselves – or others – into the future.


Doherty - Resistance

Beyond the Surface: Olga Campbell and Friends

June 4 – 28
Opening Reception Th Jun 4, 7:00 – 9:00pm
Artists in attendance | Free admission

Five women attended an art workshop in the summer of 2019. They layered, collaged, painted, made marks, worked hard and enjoyed the process. These mixed media paintings are the result, and the materiality and process are evident in the work. The resulting pieces have a sense of history and mystery: there are things hidden, then revealed, and then hidden. Many reference things ancient, with layers of images seen and unseen. In art, as in life, it is worthwhile to look beyond the surface.

Image (detail): ”Resistance” by Dorothy Doherty, 2018, mixed media on panel, 20”x 20”

Poetry Evening with Pandora’s Collective

Th Jun 18, 7:00 – 9:00pm
Members of Pandora’s Collective will read poems to accompany the art in the gallery. Followed by open mic.
Presented by the Sidney and Gertrude Zack Gallery in collaboration with Pandora’s Collective and the Isaac Waldman Jewish Public
Library; made possible by the Yosef Wosk Poetry Initiative Grant.


CALLS FOR VISUAL ARTISTS

Gallery exhibits
If you are a professional artist and are interested in applying for a solo or group show, please contact Gallery Director at gallery@jccgv.bc.ca. The Sidney and Gertrude Zack Gallery’s mandate is to exhibit visual art (drawings, paintings, sculpture, photography, mixed media) by professional visual artists in the Jewish community and/or art with a Jewish theme.

Download Submission form…


 

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.