Visual Arts

Ever dream of being the next Basquiat, Frida, or Banksy? Learn to express your inner voice with professional artists who will guide your creation of a series of projects for your personal portfolio. Collaborate and explore new mediums with your fellow artists using a variety of art materials to create original artworks. Your work will be prominently displayed throughout the week and highlighted in an exhibit at the JCC Maccabi® Final ArtsFest Showcase for other specialty groups and for all of JCC Maccabi.

Audition Requirements – Visual Arts 2020

What are we looking for?

  • Strong interest in visual arts with a desire and a passion to create
  • Experience or confidence in drawing, painting, photography or another visual medium
  • The ability to take work from conception to completion
  • Open to new experiences, such as taking your favorite form of art and learning a new concept to incorporate into a new and exciting masterpiece
  • Appreciation for collaborative efforts in art

In addition to answering the questions below, please submit samples of your work. Please record a video of yourself presenting two pieces from your portfolio and casually discussing each one, including an explanation of why the certain medium was used and if there was a specific thought or inspiration that motivated the work.

Once you have recorded the video, please upload it to a site such as YouTube or Vimeo and copy and paste the link into your audition form.

Please answer the following questions in the text boxes provided on the application.

  1. Tell us briefly your experiences in visual arts at school, home, and in workshops/classes.
  2. How do you wish to further your work/skills in visual arts while at ArtsFest?
  3. Why do you want to participate in JCC Maccabi ArtsFest?
  4. Anything else you would like us to know about you and your visual arts skills?
  5. Please provide the link to your video application.

The program will culminate in the creation and sharing of a new work that will be part of the week’s final presentation and will be prominently displayed.