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Monday, May 24, 2021  |  7:00 p.m.

The Jewish Artists Initiative (JAI) next Cafe Series will feature member visual artist Aline Mare

In the artist's own words: 

I interpret our world through the lens of science and art to shed light on the relationship between the environment and human nature. I work with a hybrid form of painting, photography, and installation, synthesizing my aesthetic sensibilities with a deep interest in the natural cycles of the earth.

In my most recent work, I am returning to installation formats, integrating the materials used in my body of imagery, such as salt, seeds, and mica sheets, to create rich, immersive sculptural experiences.

Her mixed media and installation explore the body and metaphors of nature and its transformative relationship to the human psyche and the state of our planet. New works have been exhibited locally and internationally in venues including the Griffin Museum, Turtle Bay Museum, Thoreau Center in San Francisco, the Santa Monica Museum, San Luis Obispo Museum, Castelli Gallery in Gainsville Georgia, the 2019 Jerusalem Biennial, and MOAH Museum in Lancaster, CA. Recent shows include the Mike Kelley Gallery, George Billis Gallery, Noysky Projects, Sturt Haaga Gallery, Jill Joy Gallery, SOLA Gallery, and Open Mind Space in Los Angeles. Her work is included in several private collections in the Bay Area, New York City, China, and Los Angeles.

Come learn about Mare's innovative approach combining painting, photography, and natural elements to create mystifying imagery. Her approach is an imaginative blend of alchemy and artistry to create spellbinding work. 

Learn more about Mare at: www.alinemare.com
Click to RSVP - May JAI Cafe
Image: Aline Mare, Flying Crystal, 20019
natural materials, mica, and minerals


To find comfort and connectedness through art, architecture, and design, Helms Bakery District Design Center, in partnership with the Culver City Arts Foundation, hosted and curated Projecting Possibilities, a video installation featuring artists weekly throughout the pandemic. The artwork was visible from sundown until 2 AM. Aline Mare was a featured artist in February 2021. Below is an installation shot. 


Beginnings with No Endings: Hope and Optimism

Guidelines and Submission Information

JAI is hosting our second virtual exhibition open to all members who have paid their 2021 dues. If you have questions about your membership status and eligibility email us here

You are invited to submit entries for a juried exhibition seeking artworks that explore the energy of hope (tikvah in Hebrew) and optimism as a motivating force. The exhibition theme seeks to build upon the tenets of our forebearers who teach that we have opportunities to do good, do better and make change for the greater good. Submitted artworks should reflect visual responses to the existential concepts of hope (tikvah) and optimism as they exist in the space between faith and human capabilities, action and imagination. Artwork can be based on personal or communal definitions as we see them reflected in current social and political challenges.

Important Dates:

  • Submissions accepted on EntryThingy: May 5 – May 31, 2021
  • Artist notifications: June 15, 2021
  • Virtual Exhibition dates and reception events: July 2021

This exhibition is a juried project and will be shown on a virtual gallery platform. We are using EntryThingy.com for submissions. The submit artwork button below will take you to the JAI website for more information including the exhibition guidlines. 

Submit Artwork
Our juror, Molly Schulman is an artist and founder of MAIDEN LA, an inclusive listing of art events and exhibitions submitted during past Made in LA museum shows. Her art practice is conceptual and action-oriented. https://www.mollyschulman.info/about

Suggested links below to learn more about the Jewish ideas around hope/Tikvah:

Email our Program Chairs Randi Matushevitz and Melinda Smith Altshuler here with any questions about the theme or submission guidelines. 


June 28th @ 7PM  
JAI Cafe Series 
Ted Meyers

You are invited to the next JAI Cafe Series exploring the artistic and curatorial practice of Ted Meyers. You can learn more about Meyers here. Next month we will share more details about Meyer's art career. 

JAI Membership Dues (2021)

Are you a JAI juried member and have not paid your annual membership dues for 2021? Please click the button above. If you are unsure if you have paid your dues you can inquire here

Are you a Jewish artist or arts professional living in SoCal who wants to become a JAI member? Click here

If you want to support our programming by continuing the JAI Cafe Series and virtual exhibition program, please consider donating. 

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REMINDER: How to Submit Announcements to the Monthly JAI Membership Newsletter

If you have announcements about upcoming exhibitions, talks you are presenting, or other related arts announcements email them to admin@jaisocal.org – they will be included in future newsletters.


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