About the Gotthelf Art Gallery

Mission

The Gotthelf Art Gallery is part of the San Diego Center for Jewish Culture and is devoted to expanding and enriching cultural life in San Diego by presenting the finest in Jewish artistic expressions, encouraging the preservation of Jewish culture and heritage, and nurturing new creativity in the arts.

Housed at the Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center, JACOBS FAMILY CAMPUS, this 1,000 square foot space offers the opportunity for the community at large to explore the richness and diversity of Jewish culture through exhibits that feature contemporary artists and a wide variety of visual media.

Open Daily 9 am - 5 pm, Closed Saturday

 

Parsha Posters

Wednesday, September 26 - Sunday, December 2, 2018
Opening Night Reception: Wednesday, September 26, 2018 at 7:00pm
Gotthelf Art Gallery
Lawrence Family JCC

Begun on Simchat Torah 2015, the Parsha Poster project is a series of posters "advertising" the parshat hashavua (weekly Torah portion). The posters utilize innovative Hebrew typography—each one integrates the Hebrew name of the parsha into the illustration—and a bold, graphic aesthetic to tell ancient stories in a new way.

Please RSVP with link provided for Opening Night

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Corks 'n Culture Call for Entries

Corks ‘n Culture is excited to announce that it is currently curating its first pop up art exhibit of the 2018-2019 season. Corks ‘n Culture gives artists an opportunity to show a bit of what their culture and heritage means to them through a Jewish lens, all while encouraging appreciation of San Diego's artistic community and to introduce the topic of art collecting by providing a range of work at affordable prices. The first exhibit will take place during Shabbat San Diego’s Jewish Xperience Week.

Theme: Jewish Identity
1. How do you frame your Jewish heritage, identity, or culture through art?
2. What does Shabbat mean to you?

Date: October 22, 2018 at 6:30pm

Location: Project Bar and Grill, 3683 Fifth Ave, San Diego, CA 92103

Deadlines:
Submission deadline: September 30, 2018
Notification: We will notify the selected artists October 5, 2018
Delivery of artwork: October 22nd 5pm to venue
Pick up of artwork: If pieces are not sold, art must be picked up when the event ends

Eligibility: The exhibit is open to all local emerging and/or established artists with pieces that are relevant to the theme.

Please submit original artwork only! There are no artist fees. Maximum size of artwork is 36 x 48 inches.

Sales will be processed by the San Diego Center for Jewish Culture. Should your piece be sold, a check will be sent to you within one month after the exhibit for a maximum of 80% of the sale, with the remaining percentage benefiting the San Diego Center for Jewish Culture.

Any questions? Please contact gallery@lfjcc.org

Submit Here

Corks 'n Culture Call for Entries


Make and Take Art Series: Wire Wrapped Beach Glass Embellished with Evil Eye or Crystals

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at 10:00 AM
Senior Activity Room
Lawrence Family JCC

Choose the colors of your beach glass and wire as well as the beads for embellishment. We will complete the project by dangling your pendant from a chain of your choice. All supplies included, your selection of beach glass and wire. Maximum of 8 students.

Instructor: Beth Mann

Price: $60; JCC Member Price: $50

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Corks 'n Culture

Monday, October 22, 2018 at 6:30 pm
Project Bar and Grill
3683 Fifth Ave, San Diego, CA 92103

Corks ‘n Culture, a pop-up art gallery exhibit, gives artists an opportunity to show what their culture means to them through a Jewish lens, all while encouraging appreciation of San Diego's artistic community. Come for happy hour and mix and mingle with local artists, who will be selling their artwork at affordable prices. In partnership with Shabbat San Diego's Jewish Xperience Week or information about submitting artwork visit sdcjc.org/gag.

General Admission Seating
Price: Free

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Make and Take Art Series: Leather Single or Double Wrap Bracelet

Wednesday, October 24, 2018 at 10am
Senior Activity Room
Lawrence Family JCC

Popular Wrap Bracelets are the rage! You will be guided through the process of weaving a single wrap bracelet! These wraps look like bangles but are soft and flexible. All supplies included, your selection of leather cord, beads, button clasp and thread. Maximum of 8 students.

Instructor: Beth Mann

Price: $60; JCC Member Price: $50

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Make and Take Art Series: Happy Hoop Earrings

Wednesday, October 31, 2018 at 10:00 AM
Senior Activity Room
Lawrence Family JCC

Choose the wire and beads of your choice, finished with a center dangle of a Hamsa. You will be guided through the process of attaching the ear wire in the class, and your earrings will be ready to wear home! All supplies included, your selection of beads, and silver, gold or copper wire. Maximum of 8 students.

Instructor: Beth Mann

Price: $60; JCC Member Price: $50

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Scattered Among the Nations Presentation by Photographer Bryan Schwartz

Monday, December 17, 2018 at 7:00pm
David & Dorothea Garfield Theatre

From the Benei Menashe tribes in the hills of India to the Inca Jews of the Andes to the Jewish community of Rusape, Zimbabwe (with its own Jewish gospel choir), Bryan Schwartz has visited dozens of today’s most isolated Jewish communities. Scattered Among the Nations’ unique photographs and interviews document the fringes of the Jewish Diaspora.

Followed by Preview of Gotthelf Art Gallery Exhibition of Jews of Color: a Renaissance created by Scattered Among the Nations

General Admission Seating
Price: $20; Member Price: $18

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Jews of Color: a Renaissance

Tuesday, December 18, 2018 - Thursday, February 28, 2019
Gotthelf Art Gallery
Lawrence Family JCC


Jews of Color: a Renaissance is the latest project by Scattered Among the Nations. The project features 10 large canvases by Oakland painter Sam Renaissance, paired with the Jews of Color photographs that inspired them. Each portrait makes us reframe the question of diversity, challenging stereotypes both of Jews and of communities of color.

Jews of Color: a Renaissance


The Art of Aging

Tuesday, March 19 - Friday, May 31, 2019
Opening Night Reception: Tuesday, March 16, 2019 at 7:00pm
Gotthelf Art Gallery
Lawrence Family JCC

The Art of Aging, a fine arts exhibition, celebrates the positive aspects of maturity through the lens of Jewish values. Created by the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion Museum, the exhibition explores the ways in which aging is less an inexorable process and more of a lifelong journey affecting the dynamics of human relationships, creativity, memory, continuity, and growth.

Please RSVP with link provided for Opening Night

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