See TJAA Board Member Suki John’s Debut Performance of “Unconditional”at TCU Concert

DanceTCU Spring Concert, March 28–31, 2019

Featuring choreographic premieres by faculty members Suki John, Susan Douglas Roberts, and Keith Saunders as well as guest artists Jennifer Archibald (Cincinnati Ballet) and Dance Exchange (Washington, DC). New staging of Napoli by guest répétiteur, Susan Dromisky (BalletMet, OH)

About Ms. John’s New Performance Piece
“Unconditional” is a tango for 11 women. It was inspired by a live TCU Symphony Orchestra performance of Astor Piazzolla’s Verano Porteño (Buenos Aires Summer) which was so engaging she found herself dancing in her seat. After hearing this music her family faced a series of frightening health challenges. As she searched for the right recording of Piazzolla’s work, she felt her own experience echoed in the music, the swings from elation to deep sorrow. Linking Piazzolla’s rendition of Spring (Primavera Porteño) to Summer gave her the development she needed to structure the progression of the choreography. In working with this talented group of dancers, she was able to build on their fierce strength and connection, and their advanced usage of contemporary dance technique. Incorporating tango dance vocabulary brought out a new sense of confidence and power in these young women. Tango music and dance speak to her soul – and the experience of making this work has been one of great joy and healing.

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March 28-30 @ 7:30pm
March 30-31 @ 1:30pm

General Admission $15; Students with ID $5
Tickets and reservations at
For information please call 817-257-7615

Artists' Village Vendors at the Sukkah Project (Sunday Sept. 23rd, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM)

The TJAA is proud to announce that the following artists/vendors have been selected for inclusion in our Sukkah Project’s Artist Village. The village will be open during the event’s opening festival from 11:OO AM - 4:00 PM.

Please stop by to peruse and purchase their beautiful offerings and support our local artisan community. We are confident that the village they will have unique handmade and crafted offerings perfect for everyone’s taste, style and budget - whether it be you, friends, family or all thee!


Museum of Biblical Arts (Just west of Northpark)
7500 Park Lane
Dallas, Texas 75225


David Beeri
Oil and acrylic paintings on canvas, black & white graphics, screen prints, and digital prints

Roseline Bodiford

Bodiford Sculpture
Ballerina sculptures in bronze 

Linda Chidsey
Linda Chidsey Designs
Jewelry, raku ceramic sculpture and pottery, copper creations

Adiel Cohen
Mixed media art

Donna Goldenberg
DonnaLaDonna’s Art & Design
Glass fused jewelry

Nanc Gordon
Nanc Gordon Art
Watercolor and acrylic

Fanny Hartman
Fused Glass

Tricia Krauss-Lehrman
Pottery by TKL

Sharhonda Muluzi
Inspirational Tiles

Natalee Morse
Water colors and construction site sculpture

Charley Peacock
Contemporary Impressionism

Nan Phillips
Nan Phillips Art Glass and Sulpture
Fused glass sculpture, plates, jewelry and Judacia

Al Sidd
Acrylic on canvas

Richard Warren
REW Productions

Stephen Weinberg
SJWeinberg Art
Fused glass jewelry wind chimes., photography, greeting cards and more.

Carole Wolanow
Carole Wolanow Mosaic Art
Mosaic and acrylic on canvas

TJAA Member Survey Results

Thank you to all who responded to the recent TJAA Member Survey.  The Board appreciates your taking the time to respond and hear your opinions and suggestions. 

Listed below are "highlights" from your responses. Going forward, the board (along with your help) will work to put these items into action.

  • Shows:
    Number: One or two per year
    Type: Both juried and open member shows, with a preference for juried shows
  • Events:
    - Much more Art & Thought programming
    -  More social events
    - Event location: Sorry Ft. Worth, you have a strong argument for a better Arts District, but the preference for events is Dallas (by a huge margin).
  • Website:
    - More frequent updates on news and events
    - More content about the Music and Dance Divisions
    - As time allows, there were other requests which we will do our best to address.
  • TJAA Divisions:
    Beyond the visual arts, there was strong support that the Music and Dance divisions to go forward
  • Other Suggestions:
    There were some great suggestions in the feedback section which we will be sure to keep in mind as we schedule future events.
  • Volunteering:
    Many of you offered to volunteer. This is wonderful! Unfortunately, many people did not leave their name (this may have been by accident as the survey was intentionally anonymous, so no personal information was captured).  If this sounds like you, please e-mail Nan Phillips at

    Volunteering is vital to the success or failure of the TJAA.  Volunteers are the lifeblood of not just the TJAA but all non-profit organizations.  So, the next time you see an email asking for volunteers to help plan and run events, PLEASE step forward!  

    The board is a relatively small group for such a vibrant, active organization. Not only do we lack the the woman and man power to create, design, plan, organize  and execute programming, we do not want to. 

    The Board exists to serve you - our members.  We want and need your input and participation.  The Board is here to help lead and steer the TJAA towards meeting its goals and missions, but ultimately it is YOU - our members - who will make the difference on whether they are achieved.  

    Mazel Tov!


The Sukkah Project - Artists' Village Call for Artists - Extended to August 27, 2018

Join TJAA as we create an Artists' Village for the Opening Day Event for TJAA's Annual Sukkah Project:  Dwell in Design - a unique design and build competition, that will run September 21 - 27, 2018, on the grassy area on the north side of the Museum of Biblical Art in Dallas.

Full details about The Sukkah Project can be found at:

Beneficiaries of The Sukkah Project are The Jewish Family Service, Dallas Area Habitat for Humanity and The National Center for Jewish Art.

Texas Jewish Arts Association

Artists' Village Juried Vendor Exhibition

Museum of Biblical Art - Outdoor Parking Area
7500 Park Lane
Dallas, TX    75225

Juror: Jordan Roth
          Co-owner, Ro2 Art Gallery

Application Fee:

Eligibility Requirements:
•  Only works created by the artist or craftsperson will be accepted into this show;
•  Artwork in all media is eligible; 
•  There is no theme requirement and works do not have to be of Jewish or religious nature;
•  TJAA Membership not required.

Booth Fee (payable upon acceptance to the event): $100. 

Application Deadline: Midnight, August 27, 2018

Notification and Payment of Booth Fee(s):
•  Applicants will be notified of the jury's decision via e-mail on or before September 12, 2018;
•  The $100 booth fee plus any additional rental items is due upon acceptance. If payment is not timely received, TJAA reserves the right to offer the booth to a different applicant.

Booth and Vendor Exhibition Details:
Booth Details:
  What’s Provided:
•   An individual 10’ x 10’ pop-up canopy with one 6' table and one chair
  •   Installation and take-down of the pop-up canopy
  •   Electricity access (you will need to bring your own extension cord) 
  Optional Extra:
  •  Additional  6’ Table Rental - $10.
Vendor Exhibition Details and Logistics:
•  Date: Sunday, September 23, 2018 from 11 AM to 4 PM
•  Set up is the morning of the show and must be completed by 11:00 AM
•  Take-down is after 4 pm
•  Work may be for display or for sale
•  Sale of work(s) is the exhibition vendor's sole responsibility. TJAA will not take a percentage of any sales and is not responsible for any applicable sales tax.|   


E-mail the following information to:
Submission of this Entry Information signifies your acceptance of all rules and regulations for this show.

•   Name

•   Business Name

•   Address

•   Phone

•   Email

•   Website (if you have one) 

•   Type(s) of Artwork or Medium

•   Up to three representative jpg images of your work.  Your images will be used by the juror, so send your best images. The juror also, at his/her sole discretion, may also reference your website as a part of the selection process; however, submission of up to three images is required. The juror WILL NOT review an entrant's website in lieu of submission of the requisite image(s. of your work.

TJAA Juried Exhibition "TREE OF LIFE" Valuing our Culture by Deepening the Understanding of Our Roots


  • Maximum size 36” x 60”, framed and wired for hanging
  • Weight Limit - 25 lbs
  • ARTWORK MUST FIT THE SHOW THEME in some manner in order to be accepted.

“Tree of Life” - Valuing Our Culture by Deepening the Understanding of Our Roots


  • Each member may enter 3 works for $35. 
  • If not already paid, 2018 dues of $36 may be paid with show application. 


  • Online – – scroll down to “Participating in an Exhibit”
  • By Mail – make $35 check out to TJAA

    PO Box 833574
    Richardson, TX   75083


  • Artwork will be juried by Evelyn Siegel, and will be accepted upon the juror’s discretion
  • Space at BRIT is limited, and that may influence the number of pieces accepted.
  • TJAA reserves the right to refuse any work deemed unacceptable.


  • BRIT requests a 10% commission on any work sold during the show.
  • TJAA does not take a commission on any work that is sold.
  • BRIT does not conduct sales - they will connect buyers with the artist.


  • All reasonable care shall be exercised with entries; however, TJAA will not be responsible for loss or damage.
  • BRIT does not ensure the work; artists should provide their own insurance if they wish.
  • TJAA is responsible for hanging the show and we will need TJAA member volunteers

Evelyn Siegel, former owner of the Evelyn Siegel Gallery of Fort Worth and well-respected artist, educator, and philanthropist.


  • BRIT has offered 15 minutes during the reception for a few TJAA show artists to talk about their work.
  • TJAA may be able to host an artist speaker at some time during the BRIT show.

MARCH 16 - MAY 3, 2018
SHOW THEME:  “Tree of Life”
Valuing Our Culture by Deepening the Understanding of Our Roots



Place one copy of the entry form on the back of each piece of artwork.  Circle the work corresponding artwork on this form.

It is the responsibility of the artist to have their work picked up on Friday, May 4, between 10 am and 5 pm. Work left past this date maybe disposed of at the discretion of TJAA.


Email Address:
Phone Numbers:
Home or Studio:

Title - Work #1:
Price (or NFS):
Explanation of Work (optional):

Title - Work #2:
Price (or NFS):
Explanation of Work (optional):

Title - Work #3:
Price (or NFS):
Explanation of Work (optional):

Submit entry form and artwork jpg’s to Jan Ayers Friedman - by the Submission Deadline - February 21, 2018

Submission of this Entry Form signifies your acceptance of all rules and regulations for this show.