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Mobile Device Photography
Competition & Exhibit

Exhibit runs Aug 13-Sept 5
Awards Reception:
  Thu, Aug 14  |  5:30-7:30 pm

Meet the photographers and join us in the gallery for light refreshments.

Stay for a FREE 1-hour Introduction to iPhoneography class at 7:30.
Will be instructed by Rad Drew, internationally recognized iPhone photographer.

The best camera you have is the one on you when something spectacular happens right before your eyes. That means nearly every person with a smart phone has a great camera as well.

We invite you to enter our first Mobile Device Photography Competition and Exhibit. You may have stunning photographs stored on your smart phone that you would like to share with our community – here is your opportunity! Please consider our invitation to submit them in one of the four categories listed below.

This juried photography competition and exhibit covers 4 categories:
 - Youth (12 & under)
 - Landscape
 - Portrait
 - Other

There will be awards for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place, as well as a certificate of recognition for all entrants. This competition will be judged by a jury of photographers. Of course, we also invite you to come and appreciate the beauty of our first Phone Photography exhibit.

Download the official rules

Call for entries is closed. We look forward to
announcing the winners of the competition!

For more information, please contact
Lev Rothenberg Director of Arts & Education, at
  or 715-9230.


Exhibit runs Sept 11-Oct 24
Artist Reception:
  Thu, Sept 11  |  5:30-7:30 pm
Meet the artist and join us in the gallery for light refreshments. Artist will speak at 6 pm

“Using an impressionistic palette with a harmonious combination of colors, I use a fresh, loose style to capture the timeless, simple beauty of the things I love: peonies, lilacs, landscapes, cityscapes and seascapes,” says David.  Natural beauty, warmth and depth… these are reflections of an artist who is enjoying his journey.

A graduate of Indiana University’s Herron School of Art, Douglas’ career has evolved from working in the field of advertising as a corporate creative director, to owning his own advertising and design firm, to where he is and wants to be today, painting full time.

His painting too, has evolved over the past 10 years, with his study of the classic approach to impressionistic painting with New York’s Frank Mason/New York Art Students League and his study of the principles of classic painting of the late artist Frank Vincent DuMond.


Exhibit runs Oct 29-Jan 2
Artist Reception:
  Wed, Oct 29  |  5-7 pm
Meet the artists and join us after the reception for a free program and conversation between the artists on how the two created art out of this meaningful dialogue

How do two Germans talk to each other in a post-Shoah world if they come from a Jewish and a non-Jewish background? Karen Baldner and Björn Krondorfer explore this question through a dialogue that not only moves through the verbal realm, but more substantially through the language of the visual arts.

Together they have created a stunning body of work that takes on the medium of the visual book, a format rooted in the German and the Jewish traditions. Their book-objects are catalysts to their exchanges and witness the process of their intensely personal and artistic dialogue. The work they have created focuses on topics that have emerged from sharing family histories and the experience of the ‘here and now’ against the backdrop of the Shoah.

Karen Baldner comes from a German-Jewish family persecuted during the Nazi era. She works in the media of Artist Books, addressing issues of victimization, empowerment and identity. Baldner teaches Drawing and Book Arts at Herron School of Art & Design in Indianapolis. Björn Krondorfer comes from a non-Jewish German family, grew up in Germany and is currently Director of the Martin Springer Institute and Endowed Professor of Religious Studies at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Arizona. The two met in 1992 at St. Mary’s College of Maryland and since then have cultivated a friendship based on each other’s dedication to the legacy of the Shoah, as well as larger issues related to confronting violence.

Interested in displaying your work at the JCC?
The JCC Gallery displays a variety of art mediums from local and national artists.
To be considered for upcoming shows please provide:
Artist bio with current contact info (name, mailing address, phone, email and website, if applicable).
7-10 samples, provided as JPG files (by email or on CD*) 
How to submit bio and samples:
Email to Lisa Freeman (Arts & Education Program Coordinator) at 
Mail to Arthur M. Glick JCC,
6701 Hoover Road, Indianapolis, IN 46260, ATTN: Lisa Freeman
Once we receive your material, we will review, keep your information on file and possibly contact you about participating in future shows.
* CDs will be returned only if a self-addressed stamped envelope is provided.