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A Mosaic Torah Story 3
October 14, 2018 to February 17, 2019
The Museum of Biblical Art, Dallas, Texas
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Application Dates:
Apr 15, 2018 - Aug 20, 2018
Application Fee:
$35.00 for 3 artworks/images
$5.00 for each additional (up to 5 maximum)
Notification Date:
Sep 7, 2018

A Mosaic Torah Story 3

Jewish Musicians

October 14, 2018 - February 17, 2019


Application Submission Dates: April 15, 2018 - August 20, 2018

Application Fee:  $35.00 for 3 images/artwork

                         $5.00 for each additional/artwork

Notification Date:  September 2, 2018

Work due at the Museum:  September 12, 2018

Opening:  Sunday, October 14, 2018, 3:00 - 5:00 pm and will close on  February 17th, 2019

About the Museum of Biblical Art and the Description of the Show

The Museum of Biblical Art is a museum that studies the history of both Judaism and Christianity.  We do not espouse either faith, but seek to explain the history of these two faiths, their impact on the history of the world, the history of art, and upon individuals and groups.

This is strictly a fine art mosaic show viewed from a Jewish sensibility.  Strong Christian symbolism probably won't work within this theme, but use your own judgement or email with questions.  We invite all types of people practicing all different religions to contribute fine art mosaic works having connections to Judaism.

1.) We are looking for works tied to Jewish music, musicians, composers, and singers.  These works can be from the Old Testament, Hebrew prayers, old or current songs, singers, and musicians (dead or alive), religious or secular music.  Any style of music may be your inspiration as long as it is written, played, or sung by a Jewish musician.  For example, Irving Berlin wrote "White Christmas" and Leonard Cohen wrote "Sisters of Mercy", "Hallelujah", and "Bird on a Wire".  Bob Dylan has written many songs on many topics from many phases of his career, including songs inspired by an interest in Christianity.  Elvis Presley has a debated Jewish background (but we'll take him) and sang "Jail House Rock" and many other songs.  Marilyn Monroe, who converted to Judaism, sang "Diamonds are a Girl's Best Friend".  The list is endless.  You may include Classical, Jazz, Big Band, Standards, Rock and Roll, Punk Rock, Country, Folk, and More.

2.) If you prefer, you may choose any theme that you find in the Old Testament or what we call the Jewish Bible.  Any holiday, any story, any symbol of Judaism that inspires your work is acceptable.  Any period of history would also be acceptable.

3.) Your work can be realistic, representational, abstract, traditional, or modern.  It can be landscape, still life, portrait, street life, anything that works within the Jewish History, Old Testament, or Music Theme.  

Critical to acceptance to this show is an Artist Statement that specifically ties the mosaic work to the theme of this show.  Work must have been made within the last 4 years.


THIS IS EXCLUSIVELY A MOSAIC FINE ART SHOW.  Any tesserae is accepted as is any technique as long as it falls under a mosaic heading.  This includes porcelain, stone, tile, mosaic glass smalti, stained glass, vitreous glass tile, crash glass, picassiette (broken china), pebbles, even some painted surfaces are accepted, but the majority of the surface must be actual mosaic.

Both International and National applications will be encouraged and accepted.  Prices for the artwork must be in US dollars and include a 50% commission for the Museum of Biblical Art.  Set your prices accordingly.  Shipping Costs and Insurance must be paid by the individual artists to and from the show.  The Museum provides insurance for all art work for the duration of the show.

Artists are not required to sell their artwork in order to be part of this exhibition.  Price or NFS will be listed in an accompanying brochure for all works as museums are not allowed to post prices next to artwork.  If sold, the Museum of Biblical Art will receive a 50% commission, so please price your work in USA dollars and include the Museum's commission in your price.

Work must be completed within the last 4 years.

Artist is solely responsible for the insurance, shipping, and handling costs both to and from the Museum of Biblical Art.  The Museum has insurance for the art during the show, but you must arrange for the insurance during the shipping.  This can often been done through your homeowners insurance or the shipping company.

Up to 5 works may be submitted.  Overall size may be no larger than 48 inches wide, deep, and high.  Sculpture should fit within those measurements.  No art work should weigh more than 70 pounds.  Unstable sculpture will not be exhibited.

NOTE: Diptychs and Triptychs should be contained in one photo image to avoid confusion.

Show will be curated by:

Scott Peck:  Museum Director, Curator, and Juror 

Curator Scott Peck is an art historian, art educator and museum professional. He has had over 20 years of experience curating art exhibitions. Curating over 40 museum exhibitions, highlights include shows on artists Marc Chagall, Kiki Smith, Norman Rockwell, Winslow Homer, Thomas Moran, John Singer Sargent and many others. As an art historian his expertise is in Jewish and Christian themed art, Israeli art, and Jewish ceremonial art. He has consulted and worked with over 50 museums throughout the United States. Books he has written include Gib Singleton: Sacred Sculpture and Pope John Paul II: Portrait of Faith. He has taught at the University of Dallas and is a Teacher’s Fellow at the University of North Texas. Mr. Peck is currently the Executive Director of the Museum of Biblical Art and the National Center for Jewish Art in Dallas, TX.Website:  Biblicalarts.org

Jamie Pink:  Curator, Concept Developer and Juror 

Jamie Pink is a native Texan and graduated from the University of Texas with a BFA with concentrations in Fine Art and photographic illustration. She worked as a catalog photographer for Boot Town/Western Warehouse for 15 yrs where she organized and produced a western wear catalogue.

She began to take classes in mosaics in 1999 and taught mosaics from about 2006-2010 at the Creative Art Center in Dallas,Tx. During  that time and since , she has participated in workshops all over the world and has benefited from many artists/master mosaicists.  Jamie began to work at The Museum of Biblical Art in 2013 as a teacher and curator. She has taught workshops and curated four International strictly fine art mosaic shows (two group and 2 individual artist exhibitions) and one watercolor show.  This will be her third group show at the Mosaic Institute of The Museum of Biblical Art, Dallas, Tx, a museum in the USA committed to the support and advancement of contemporary fine art mosaics. 
Email jmifredell@gmail.com

Shug Jones: Curator and Juror

Shug Jones transitioned from life as a professional painter to that of a mosaic artist in 2001, when she co-founded  Tesserae Mosaic Studio, Inc. in Plano, Tx.  In 2007, she won the award for Best Large-Scale Exterior Mosaic at the Mosaic Arts International Exhibition in Mesa, AZ.  She has taught and exhibited internationally and her work, included in many books on mosaic and decorating, is also represented in private, public, healthcare, education, and hospitality collections.  Shug and her collaborative partner, Julie Dilling, recently completed two projects for the Cancer Center at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas, TX.  Shug retired from large scale installation mosaic work in late 2016, and is now concentrating exclusively on her fine art mosaics under the name Shug Jones Mosaics.  Shug has been a tireless worker and organizer for The Society of American Mosaic Artists, including the position of President for 4 years.

Julie Dilling:  Curator and Juror

Co-Owner of Tesserae Mosaic Studio.  Served on the Board of Trustees for the Society of American Mosaic Artist for 6 years as Scholarship Chairman and Vice President. Taught 2 years at the prestigious Hill School, Ft. Worth, TX

As an Air force child, Julie Dilling has lived all over the world, exposed to many landscapes and cultures. Her varied experiences inform her artwork.  With a degree in Fine Arts from The University of Texas at Arlington, Julie began pursuing photography while working for a Texas Oil Company.  She began making puzzle-like photo collages, which led to her current passion for fine art mosaics.

She has become known for her immediately recognizable 3-D Substrates upon which she creates beautiful, sophisticated, abstract mosaics.  Her intuitive, organic approach reflects her personality and perspective.  She is endlessly inspired by everyday sites, objects, and feelings.  She loves the permanence of the mosaic medium and the permanence of the memories that her mosaics create.  Julie's art has been exhibited in galleries and museums throughout the United States and Italy. She currently has work on exhibit at The Museum of Biblical Art in Dallas,Texas.  Her work has also been shown at The Museum of Man, San Diego, CA., The Museum of American Sports Art, Indianapolis, IN.,The Women's Museum of California, San Diego, CA. among others.





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