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Today, AMALIA (Advancing Mother Artists Living in Asiyah/Action) announces their launch and inaugural campaign. By giving to the campaign you help Jewish mothers gain the time and support to create new and exciting art that reflects the freedom and unity of the Jewish people. AMALIA’s goal is to provide financial and moral support of Jewish mother artists to express their creativity while being a mom.

“A mother artist must commit to working a minimum of five hours a week. This is a lot for a busy mama, and an amazing amount can be accomplished in such a short amount of time. Each hour she works, she is compensated $10 for a babysitter or cleaning woman to watch her children/clean her home.”

At the end of the AMALIA year the artists will have a show displaying their art at The Creative Soul Gallery in Brooklyn, 386 Kingston.

They are looking to raise $30,528 for a year of AMALIA. Show your support by contributing and sharing the campaign to help make this goal a reality for so many mother artists.

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Beacon Arts and Beacon Hebrew Alliance will contemplate and celebrate universal themes of ephemerality and transience in Open to the Sky: The Beacon Sukkah Project, which will be at Polhill Park in Beacon, NY (by the Beacon Visitors’ Center) from October 8-16.

It will be a large wood sukkah (16×32 feet) with artwork (perhaps yours?) installed on the inside, fabric wrapping the outside and space inside for teachers, instructors, share-ers, shamans, helpful neighbors, dancers, musicians, storytellers and guides of all types (perhaps you?) to lead a class, workshop, drum circle, sing along or something else. Want to get involved? Super! Keep reading!

Getting Involved

Artists: Art inspired by the themes of the holiday, such as impermanence, vulnerability and harvest, will be installed on the inside of the sukkah and everyone (yes, even you) is invited to contribute. For dimensions, materials and other specifics and to register as an artist, please click here.

Teachers: One of the main things we do in the sukkah is learn – so if you have something you want to teach the community – a text, a skill, a song — anything at all, we hope you’ll sign up to teach in Open to the Sky: The Beacon Sukkah Project. For specifics or to register as a teacher, please click here.
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Art Kibbutz on the Hudson

Art Kibbutz NY, an international Jewish artist residency program, has announced that after doing pop-up residencies for the past three years, they have now received a donation in the form of a property in New York City and is looking to raise $26,000 in order to sign their lease.

Art Kibbutz was founded as a home for international Jewish artists to come together as a community. Their programs have included 4 successful pilot residencies and several projects with over 500 participating artists from many disciplines and from around the globe. Art Kibbutz artists have presented Jewish art with organizations such as the New Museum, Figment Festival and The Trust for Governors Island.

Learn more on their crowdfunding page.

If you are a Jewish artist, you can become a team captain to help raise money in return for attending an Art Kibbutz retreat for free.
Contact [email protected] if interested.

Arts enthusiast? Join in raising $26,000 to make ART KIBBUTZ ON HUDSON a reality and to secure the donation of this space for their program.

An initiative of CT Artists’ Beit Midrash

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CT Artists’ Beit Midrash will be building a Sukkah for the City Wide Open Studios (CWOS) festival in New Haven, Connecticut, which happens to fall out during Sukkot this year.

The festival theme is Transported/Illuminated. A very relevant topic for the holiday.

CT Artists’ Beit Midrash is looking for artists, builders, and others to collaborate on their Sukkah for the open studios. The basic structure of the sukkah will be a wood frame, fabric walls, cyanotype artwork incorporated into the fabric, and a plant based roof.

The group will meet with Rabbi Yaffe of Chabad of the Shoreline to study texts related to the meaning of Sukkah; in particular how it helps us find comfort, light, and joy within transition, displacement, the temporary, etc.

A cyanotype workshop will be lead by artist Leah Caroline to make the artwork for the sukkah.

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Professional artists of the Liberal Jewish Community Amsterdam show their works

Opening on Friday 5 September 21.15u
LJG- Zuidelijke Wandelweg 41 – AMSTERDAM

Amsterdam Liberal Jewish Group Exhibition

About the Artists (Dutch, English translation below):
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BE! (הְוֵי) Installations, sculptures, and video work by Sara Erenthal.
Curated by Marine Cornuet.

Gallery hours: Thu-Friday 5-7pm, Sat 2-8pm, Sun 3-6pm
Opening Reception: August 21, 2014, 6pm-9pm

On View: August 21, 2014 – September 13, 2014

SoapBox Gallery
636 Dean Street, Brooklyn, NY.
More on www.soapboxgallery.org

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This Sunday August 3rd at 3 p.m. opens The Jewish Waltz with Planet Earth, an environmental/land art exhibit by Art Kibbutz, on New York’s Governors Island – Colonel’s Row 407A.

Curated by Jewish Art Salon‘s director Yona Verwer, the exhibit features Jewish responses to nature, food security, farming, and sustainable development. These works were created last year at Eden Village as part of Art Kibbutz’s first Jewish art pilot residency.

Participating artists: Cynthia Beth Rubin, Asherah Cinnamon, Nikki Green, Carol Philips, Emmett Leader, Elyssa Wortzman, Paul R Solomon – it shows other resident artists Devora Neumark, Deborah Margo, and Kobi Arad. Curator: Yona Verwer.

Opening words: Nigel Savage (Hazon); Curator Yona Verwer (Art Kibbutz).

Exhibition Hours: July 27 – August 15, 2014, 12 – 5 pm daily.

The Art Kibbutz is holding it’s 4th pilot residency for three weeks on Governor’s Island. They are hosting a small group of emerging artist to work together in community- each from very different disciplines and backgrounds.

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