Artist Gallery Submissions

Call for Artists:

A Group Show

Call for Entries

The Bender JCC is currently accepting submissions for their upcoming group show entitled: Na’aseh v’nishma. (Please note: we are only able to accept two-dimensional work.)

Subject Matter

Submissions should be inspired by, react to or otherwise engage broadly with the concept of “Na’aseh v’nishma,” which, translates to “We will do and [then] we will hear.” – Exodus 24:7


The Biblical phrase na’aseh v’nishma is the Israelites response to receiving the Ten Commandments at Mt Sinai. The phrase is an expression of complete faith. Artistic treatment of na’aseh v’nishma should be conceived of broadly. For example, the artist might choose to focus on themes of religious authority, (or lack thereof), the role and nature of faith, personal stance towards command.

Project Eligibility and Specifications:

  1. This opportunity is open to all artists based in the Greater Washington area.
  2. The artwork must be original and must reflect the quote above.
  3. The artwork must be 2 dimensional and able to hang on a wall.

Artwork will be evaluated by the Goldman Gallery Selection Committee according to the following parameters

  1. Reflection of the prompt (Exodus 24:7)
  2. Aesthetic/Conceptual Strength
  3. Meets the Goldman Art Gallery’s standards of excellence.

All material must be submitted — using the form below — by Friday, November 3

Selected participants will be notified by Monday, November 20.

The show will be on display from December 21 – February 19.
There will be an opening reception on Thursday, December 21, 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm.

If you have any questions, please contact Lisa Del Sesto at: 301-348-3756 or

Please fill out the form below to be considered for this exhibit.

Please include the title of each piece.