I am a Jewish artist and I wanted to create a space to celebrate other Jewish artists + Jewish artwork in general. I created this Facebook group about a week ago and people have been flooding in ever since. You can discuss artwork, promote your shop, connect with other Jewish art lovers, and get inspired!

Feel free to join up and post stuff about your new artwork or favorite Jewish artist! http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=148997195121243

Come share in the fun!

Tikvah

This painting was custom ordered by someone with a deep appreciation for the Kiddush ritual of Shabbat. Sharing this appreciation, I greatly enjoyed this project! Here is the result (click the image for closeups and a detailed description of the painting, including what the Hebrew says, etc):

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For many generations in my family, being Jewish was a secret. So much a secret that it was almost forgotten! My mother has vague memories of her grandmother singing to her in Hebrew when she was a child, and frequently has dreams about braids in connection with this family secret; where the braids are morphing into challah or havdalah candles, or where a mother is hiding a secret family name within the folds of her braids. I am the last practicing Jew in my family, and I feel the need to combine this with my artwork. Because I have only dreams and fragments left in my family, instead of thick strong roots, the artwork I’ve created so far is very surreal and magical, like trying to remember a far away dream before it vanishes. Click the picture below to view details of that painting.

Click here to view my etsy shop: ShirChadash.etsy.com