Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion Museum – call for work

A good artist friend Carol Hamoy sent the below notice to me – wanted to share it with you. Sounds like a great show, and they are looking for great work. Contact Nancy Mantell at the Museum if you are interested in submitting. ————

Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion Museum Brookdale Center, 1 West 4th Street NYC 10012 Phone: 212 824 2218 E-mail: museumnyc@huc.edu Contact: Nancy Mantell for more info October 25, 2011 Dear Artist As you know, Hebrew Union College Museum has been successful in exploring controversial topics through the work of exceptional Jewish artists. We plan to present a major exhibition beginning in September 2012, addressing the conflict-ridden subject of Jewish attitudes to gender issues. We are inclosing a list of potential subjects to help you visualize these themes. Without a doubt you will have your own ideas and suggest issues that have not been included on our provisional list. Please let us know what you have available that might be appropriate for this exhibit, or that you think you might produce for it. We are interested in all media, including—but not limited to–paintings, sculpture, textiles, objects, artists books, videos, photography, and cartoons. One caveat, we cannot exhibit work that shows frontal nudity. We would like to begin to review work immediately, so we look forward to hearing from you soon. If you have come across work by other artists that you think we should consider, we would much appreciate it if you would share it with us. Best Laura Kruger Curator Phyllis Freedman Nancy Mantell Susan Orr Curatorial Assistants Phone: 212 824 2218 E-mail: museumnyc@huc.edu Jew and Gender: What is Changed? (A Working Title) Possible Subjects Circumcision, Ritual objects: Tzitzit, tefillin, tallit, Prayer/Inclusion and exclusion in congregations, Marriage/Divorce/Family, Polygamy, Forbidden sex: incest/adultery/sodomy/bestiality, Seduction/Rape, Clothing: cross-dressing/sheitel/tzitzit/tallit, Redemption of the first born (male) What about females? Impurities: after childbirth/menses/mikvah, Masturbation: what about IVF/before radiation treatment/selling sperm, Homosexuality: Holocaust

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About Rhonda Schaller

I am an artist, gallerist (on sabbatical), writer, creative mentor and educator. I am the Director, Center of Career & Professional Development and Visiting Associate Professor at Pratt Institute. I am the author of Called or Not, Spirits are Present, Blue Pearl Press 2009, and Create Your Art Career, Allworth Press 2013. I sat on the board of Directors and Faculty of the New York Feminist Art Institute. I am the co-founder of the Ceres Gallery, NYC; founder of Schaller Jaquish Art Projects, NY, NJ; Director, Create Meditate and co-publisher of Blue Pearl Press along with my husband environmental studies professor and Vedic scholar Dave Jaquish. My artwork is in the permanent collections of the C.EVERETT KOOP INSTITUTE at Dartmouth University The Art of Healing Gallery; LIBRARY OF CONGRESS, Washington D.C. - EXIT ART, Reactions collection; MEMORIAL ART GALLERY UNIVERSITY OF ROCHESTER; MUSEUM OF MODERN ART- Franklin Furnace Artist Book Collection, Mail Art collection, and the Alan B. Slifka Foundation.
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