TJAA Themed Juried Show: Yitzchak or Isaac

October 27 - November 11, 2016

Submission Deadline: September 26, 2016

Themed Juried Show: Yitzchak or Isaac
(see explanation below)

Jurors: Gail Sachson, Nancy Cohen Israel, Diana Pollock

Texas Jewish Arts Association invites members to submit artwork for the 3rd annual TJAA Juried Membership Show to be held at The Dallas Jewish Community Center, 7900 Northaven Rd, Dallas, TX75230.



    Entry Deadline: September 26
    Show Dates: October 27 through November 11, 2016
    Reception Date: Thursday evening, October 27
    Load-in: Sunday, October 23
    Load-out: Sunday, November 13
    Jurors: Gail Sachson, Nancy Cohen Israel, Diana Pollock
    Theme: “Yitzhak” or “Isaac”  (see explanation below)
    Prize Money: $350 - first place; $250 - second place; $100 - third place

    Artwork Specifications:

    WALL-HUNG WORK PREDOMINANTLY - including 3-D work. The JCC will be using the gallery room for classes and events during our show.
    PEDESTAL WORK: Four or five sculptural pieces may be chosen; Supply your own pedestal. PEDESTAL MUST NOT BE DEEPER THAN 18”.

    3-D SCULPTURE: ONE sturdy sculpture may be chosen for placement in the atrium in front of the gallery space

    2 entries per person, NO WORK FROM PREVIOUS TJAA SHOWS

    Theme Explanation: 

    The Theme: “Yitzhak” or “Isaac."

    The term “Yitzhak” is the transliteration of the Hebrew word meaning “laughter; to laugh; he will laugh; laughing one; he will rejoice.” 

    Yitzhak is a name, a concept, a story, a code of behavior, a person. 

    The name or word Yitzhak is an emotionally charged concept, and there are many ways of dealing with this topic: from any possible angle, in any context, and from any field related to your artistic 2-dimensional or 3-dimensional discipline.

    You may interpret the theme as you please - via the definition of the word; in terms of the biblical story of Isaac; or based on or influenced by a personality with that name (Yitzhak Rabin, Isaac Newton, Isaac Bashevis Singer, Rabbi Yitzhak Luria, Isaac Asimov, Isaac Stern, Isaac Hayes, etc.)

    The person’s name, short explanation, interpretation, or influence of your work must accompany your entry pictures for the jury selection.


    • The gallery space is limited. This will be a tightly juried show, so submit your best work and your best images.
    • TJAA members may submit up to 2 artworks digitally (jpg). If your work is selected, that piece is what will be exhibited. No substitutions allowed.
    • Only submit work that has not been shown in a previous TJAA show.
    • All exhibiting artist MUST commit to sit the show. Sign up sheet will be sent out after juror notifications. 
    • Works in all media are eligible
    • No pedestal pieces for this show – wall-hung only, including 3-D
    • Work may not exceed 40" wide, and MUST be framed and wired- ready for hanging - NO SAW-TOOTH HANGERS.
    • One large sculpture may be chosen for placement in the atrium outside the gallery.
    • TJAA and jurors reserve the right to refuse artwork deemed inappropriate.
    • Submissions deadline by email:  Midnight, Monday, September 26
    • Delivery Date:  Sunday, October 23,    11 – 2 p.m.
    • Pick Up Date:   Sunday, November 13,    11 - 2 p.m.
    • Location: JCC, 7900 Northaven Road, Dallas
    • Must be a paid 2016 TJAA member to apply - to check your membership status, contact Membership Chair Nan Phillips -

    Official Call to Entry and Application will come out in July.