April 17 - May 22, 2017

Opening Reception: Thursday, April 20, 7-8:30 PM

A rare photo-documentation of Jewish life in the village of Radin prior to the Nazi occupation during WW II.

Photography by Ken Nordhauser and David Finkel


2016 - 2017 Season

Spotlight Patrons receive 10% off any artwork purchased from Gallery at the J


Voices & visions: connecting Jewish thought, art, and people

September 12 - October 17, 2016

Opening Reception: Thursday, September 15, 7-8:30 PM

A collection of posters pairs contemporary Jewish artists with Jewish thinkers past and present eliciting the power of art to communicate great Jewish ideas.

The creative language of abstraction

October 24 - November 28, 2016

Opening Reception: Thursday, October 27, 7-8:30 PM

 A group exhibition features the dynamic language of shape, form, color and gestural marks that defines a nonrepresentational visual reality.



A Lifetime of Experience

December 5, 2016 - January 16, 2017

Opening Reception: Thursday, December 8, 7-8:30 PM

An inspiring exhibition celebrates artists who enjoy creating and sharing their perspectives on art and life.


Israel Today: Photography by Ken Nordhauser and David Finkel

April 17 - May 22, 2017

Opening Reception: Thursday, April 20, 7-8:30 PM

Two well known Austin photographers present a diverse selection of images focusing on Israel's cultural richness.

Celebrate Austin

June 5 - July 10, 2017

Opening Reception: Thursday, June 8, 7-8:30 PM

Capturing Austin's unique spirit, artists reflect on the old and the new in our ever changing city.

Imagine Art

July 17 - August 21, 2017

Opening Reception: Sunday, July 23, 2-3 PM

Artists, with and without disabilities, from Austin's Imagine Art organization create art and connect with the life of the community.

All proceeds from sales go to Imagine Art.


How Did They Do That? 

January 23 - February 27, 2017

Opening Reception: Thursday, January 26, 7-8:30 PM

Artists challenge conventional notions of art-making with unique techniques and materials in photography, fiber art printing in the round, fine art photographic collage, and mathematically based string art.

A View Through the Lens

March 6 - April 10, 2017

Opening Reception: Thursday, March 9, 7-8:30 PM

Photographers capture the world around them demonstrating their distinctive versatility, vision and creativity.



Remembering... A Visit to Radin, Lithuania

April 17 - May 22, 2017

Opening Reception: Thursday, April 20, 7-8:30 PM

A rare photo-documentation of Jewish life in the village of Radin prior to the Nazi occupation during WW ll.


About us


We are devoted to expanding and enriching cultural life in Austin. By providing space to Jewish and non Jewish artists, the Gallery at the J offers the community the opportunity to explore the richness and diversity of art from a broad range of mediums.

Through solo and group exhibitions the Gallery serves as a vehicle to discover many avenues of artistic expression, finding common threads to Jewish experience, identity and culture.

The gallery presents exhibitions and programming that aim to enhance knowledge, deepen understanding, expand art forms and take full advantage of each vibrant exhibition season.


Coordinator: Gallery at the J

Susan Sternberg is the Coordinator of the Gallery at the J at the JCC Shalom Austin. Susan graduated From The Hockaday School in Dallas, Texas and attended The University of Texas at Austin earning both an undergraduate degree and an MA in Art History with a minor in Museum Education. She was Curator of Education at the Blanton Museum of Art ( formally The Huntington Art Gallery) as well as Director of Docents and Volunteers at the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum. She is the author of several children's museum publications and articles on best practices in museum education. Susan trained docents, museum educators and art teachers at the Dallas Museum of Art, MFA Houston, San Antonio's McNay Museum, Amon Carter Museum, Fort Worth, Old Jail Art Center, Albany, Texas, and the Philbrook Museum of Art, Tulsa, Oklahoma. She is the recipient of museum educator awards from The Texas Association of Museums and the Texas Art Education Association. Susan served on The Texas Association of Museums' governing board, was a founding member of Austin Museum Partnership as well as Vice President of First Night Austin.

Susan Sternberg

Gallery at the J COMMITTEE

Visual Arts League Members

Georgia Levin, Chair

Barbara Waisman, Assistant Chair

Ashley Mayel

Shelley Jaffe

Martha Kull

Laraine Lasdon

Ken Nordhauser

Joanne Pelc

Harriet Saikin

Robin Schaeffer

Gail Sneden

Marion Werner


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