The 2020 Isaac Anolic Jewish Book Arts Award

The 2020 Isaac Anolic Jewish Book Arts Award

This Deadline Expired: Wednesday, July 1, 2020

WHAT IS THE AWARD: The sum of $1,500 will be awarded towards the creation of a unique, one-of-kind,
or limited edition work of art in the field of Jewish book arts.
Book Arts refers to works of art that originates from a relationship to the book form, ranging from
scrolls, accordion-style, illuminated manuscripts, graphic novels or hand-bound printed sheets, as
well as hand-made paper, newspapers, comics, ephemera, deconstructed books, photographs,
etc.
Jewish Book Arts refers to a work that relates in some way to the greater world of Jewish writings,
religion, Jewish thought, history or culture and how words appear in the Jewish tradition. Possible
reference points could include: Prayer books, the mezuzah, the ketubbah, Jewish history, sacred
texts, etc.
WHAT IS NOT ELIGIBLE?
Previously completed projects and commercially published books are not eligible for the award.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE?
All active, professional Jewish artists who have exhibited within the last five years are eligible to apply.
WHO IS NOT ELIGIBLE?
Student artists studying in a degree granting university or school of art.
HOW DO I APPLY?
Applications are to be submitted online and should be sent to: info@anolicfamilyaward.org
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
• Ten examples of current work in .JPG format
Please label each .jpg as follows: Last name_First name _ Image# (example: Doe_Jane_#1)
The size of your .jpg files should be as follows: 1024 pixels on its longest side and no larger than 3MB
each.
• An image list identifying each work with the image#, title, date, medium and dimensions.
You may also include any other relevant information here (ex: Was the work exhibited? Did it win an
award? etc.). Please include your name and contact info at the top of the image list.
• A one-page proposal expressing your vision/intentions for the work that will be supported by the award.
Your proposal should address the following:
The medium and/or format you will use; how your project relates to Judaism; your expected
outcome; how the award will help you realize your vision or goal.
• A professional resume/CV of no more than two pages.
• Your artist website address
WHAT ELSE DO I NEED TO KNOW? The project must be completed within a year of receiving the award. At
the end of the award year the artist must provide a brief artist’s statement (no more than 500 words) and
visual documentation of the project (up to 6 images). The Anolic family also stipulates that the Isaac
Anolic Jewish Book Arts Award be credited in any exhibition or publication of the completed project.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: July 1 st , 2020.
THE AWARD WILL BE ANNOUNCED: September, 2020
FURTHER QUESTIONS? info@anolicfamilyaward.org
AWARD ADMINISTRATOR: Rita Rosen Poley (215) 901-2656

For more information about the Anolic Family Awards: www.anolicfamilyaward.org

This award is administered by Hillel of Greater Philadelphia

Diane Deery Richards
Diane Deery Richards
Sarah Zwerling is a digital collage, animation and video installation artist. In addition to exhibition projects, Sarah has completed site-specific commissions, including a large installation on view at the Philadelphia International Airport. Her work brings focus to natural forms through a digital process of simplifying photographic images.
Sarah Zwerling
Sarah Zwerling

Sarah Zwerling is a digital collage, animation and video installation artist. In addition to exhibition projects, Sarah has…

Sarah Zwerling is a digital collage, animation and video installation artist. In addition to exhibition projects, Sarah has completed site-specific commissions, including a large installation on view at…

Sarah Zwerling is a digital collage, animation and video installation artist. In addition to exhibition projects, Sarah has completed site-specific commissions, including a large installation on view at the Philadelphia International…

Patricia Moss‑Vreeland
Patricia Moss‑Vreeland
Matthew Borgen's recent work utilizes imagery from comic books published during the mid-20th century — the genre’s so-called golden age. Using their visual conventions, nostalgic aura, and narrative structure in combination with images borrowed from art history and other popular cultural sources, Borgen has developed a hybrid visual language which he uses in his digital prints and wall installations to make comment on topics ranging from historical, formal strategies of artmaking to issues within the current political and social discourse.
Matthew Borgen
Matthew Borgen

Matthew Borgen's recent work utilizes imagery from comic books published during the mid-20th century — the genre’s so-called…

Matthew Borgen's recent work utilizes imagery from comic books published during the mid-20th century — the genre’s so-called golden age. Using their visual conventions, nostalgic aura, and narrative…

Matthew Borgen's recent work utilizes imagery from comic books published during the mid-20th century — the genre’s so-called golden age. Using their visual conventions, nostalgic aura, and narrative structure in combination…

Arlene Love
Arlene Love
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