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Sara D. November Gallery

Our Mission

The Sara D. November Gallery is committed to expanding and enriching cultural life in Richmond by presenting the finest Jewish artists and Judaic artwork, encouraging the preservation of Jewish culture and heritage and nurturing new creativity in the arts.

Gallery Hours
Monday–Thursday, 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

See below for information about all of this season's gallery shows!

Art Exhibit Virtual Opening: Hope, Peoplehood and the Five Legs


With original works by Jewish artists from the Richmond community, Hope, Peoplehood and the Five Legs is the culmination of a year-long exploration of Jewish peoplehood based on Avraham Infeld’s metaphor, “The Five Legged Table.” After attending workshops led by Jewish educators and rabbis that focused on each leg of the table and participating in various community and cultural arts events within the Jewish community, artists created their inspired artwork. Participating artists include Cynthia Krumbein, Lisa Lezell-Levine, Lydia Marek, Holly Markhoff, Joel Moses, Naomi Swyers, Ed Tepper and Heidi Thacker. The exhibit will be on display from October 1 through November 30 in the Sara D. November Gallery as well as online. Join us on October 1 at 7:00PM for a virtual art opening.

Curated by Lisa Lezell-Levine; Sponsored by Hirschler

Gallery viewings are by appointment ONLY. Click here to reserve a slot.

Virtual Art Exhibit: Hope, Peoplehood and the Five Legs

Richmond Jewish life from birth (bris) to death (Emek Shalom)

Reserve your timeslot to view this exhibit in person at the Sara D. November Gallery at the Weinstein JCC here.

Click here to view the opening presentation. 

Watch the video below for a virtual tour of the exhibit:

 

See below for photos of the exhibit artwork:

Artist Contact Information:
By Cynthia Nerden Krumbein
CKrumbein@gmail.com
804 382-0820  
 
   

The Beginning 
Archival Photograph, Matted and Framed
Size: 20 x 26”
$250

Love Under the Chuppah         
Archival Photograph, Matted and Framed
Size: 20 x 26”
$250

Zachor: Remember      
Archival Photograph, Matted and Framed
Size: 20 x 26”
$250

Ahavas Torah  
Archival Photograph, Matted and Framed
Size: 20 x 26”
$250

 

We Will Remember     
Archival Photograph, Matted and Framed
Size: 20 x 26”
$250

 
Artist Contact Information:
By Holly Markhoff
HMarkhoffStudio@gmail.com 
www.hollymarkhoff.com 
(804) 301-7501
 
   

Baha’i Gardens
Acrylic & Metallic Enamel
48 x 36”
$5600

 

Fathers of Jerusalem 
Acrylic & Metallic Enamel
60 x 48”
$9800

 

 

Hadassah’s Dance
Acrylic & Metallic Enamel
36 x 36”
$4800

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

Artist Contact Information:
By Lisa Lezell Levine
www.lisalezelllevine.com/work
lisalevineart@gmail.com
804-651-1339   
 

The Sea by Eilat
Acrylic on Board
21 x 25”
$350

The Family During Shabbat
Acrylic on Board
22 x 26”
$375

Walking in Jaffa
Watercolor and Ink
13 x 16”
$170

Symbols of Religion
Copper Etching 
13 x 16”
$170

Crazy in Tel Aviv
Copper Etching
13 x 16”
$170

Know From Where You Came and Where You Are Going
Acrylic on Board
22 x 31”
$375

 

Sea by Eilat II
Acrylic on Board
23 x 28”
$350

     

 

 

 

 

 

 

Artist Contact Information:
By Joel Moses
Instagram: joelmoses11   
 
 

Boray Sheyt- In the Beginning  
Let there be light and there was light. God saw that the light was good, and God separated the light from the darkness
Ceramic with multimedia surface and Raku-fired lettering
17 x 17”
$375

 

 

Tzdak- Justice
The tsadi is composed of a Nun whose head leans forward, whose neck is stretched, and whose foot is extended for balance.  A yud is attached by its tail to the middle of the back of Nun's neck. 
Wheel thrown and Raku-fired with hand-built elements
17" diameter
$425
 

 

 

By Naomi Swyers
 

Artist Contact Information:
By Naomi Swyers
instagram.com/findingmywaythroughfiber/
nswyers00@gmail.com
804-356-6325

 

Change
My mother escaped Berlin, Germany on the day of Kristallnacht. The piece “Change” is a poem of remembrance
Textile, Free Motion Sewing, Hand Painted Fabric
25 x 19”
$300

If You Think You Can, Think Again
A mantra of Hope in today’s times
Art Quilt, Hand Painted Fabric
20 x 16”
$300

 

Listen
Image from the collection of Homeier and Clark Photography circa 1900, Richmond, VA. The photographer John Clark left 160 glass negatives in the basement of my mother-in-law’s brick row house on Floyd Avenue. These glass negatives form the basis of this series.
Art Quilt, Hand Painted Fabric
14 x 12”
$300

Make A Wish
Image from the collection of Homeier and Clark Photography circa 1900, Richmond, VA. The photographer John Clark left 160 glass negatives in the basement of my mother-in-law’s brick row house on Floyd Avenue. These glass negatives form the basis of this series.
Art Quilt, Hand Painted Fabric
21 x 21”
$300

 

 

Thought
Image from the collection of Homeier and Clark Photography circa 1900, Richmond, VA. The photographer John Clark left 160 glass negatives in the basement of my mother-in-law’s brick row house on Floyd Avenue. These glass negatives form the basis of this series.
Art Quilt, Hand Painted Fabric, Colored Pencil
20 x 16”
$300

 

 

     

 

 


Artist Contact Information:
By Heidi Thacker
Facebook: HeidiDraws (@HeidiThacker2323)
804-314-2589
 

Shabbat Shalom
Colored Pencil on Bristol Paper
17 1/2 x 20 1/2”
$300

 

Shabbat with Chair
Colored Pencil on Bristol Paper
17 1/2 x 20 1/2”
$300

 

Shabbat at BeachColored Pencil on Bristol Paper
17 1/2 x 20 1/2”
$300

 

Shabbat on Lace
Colored Pencil on Bristol Paper
17 1/2 x 20 1/2”
$300

 

 

Shabbat Love
Colored Pencil on Bristol Paper
17 1/2 x 20 1/2”
$300

 

 

 

 

 


Artist Contact Information:
www.Lydiamarek.com 
Instagram: Lydia Marek
Facebook: Lydia Marek Abstractions
 

Into the Light
Acrylic on canvas
16 x 20” 
$350

Out of Darkness
Acrylic on canvas
18 x 24”
$400

 

Reflections
Acrylic on canvas
24 x 18”
$400

 

 

Hope Quadrant 
Acrylic on canvases
12 x 12”    
$800 set or $250 each

HOPE HEBREW

HOPE NATIVE AMERICAN

HOPE AFRICAN

HOPE SURVIVORS

 

 

 


Artist Contact Information:
By Ed Tepper
Ed Tepper Photography, LLC
ed@edtepperphotography.com
804-551-2992
IG: @EdTepperPhoto
 

Jews Around the World
Photo-montage and acrylic
17 x 17”
$450

Stepping Stones
Photo-montage and acrylic
22 x 22”
$450

 

Guardian Spirits
Photo-montage and acrylic
17 x 23”
$450

 

 

 

 

 

By Lisa Lezell Levine, Ed Tepper and Heidi Thacker
 

B’nai Yisrael
B’nei Yisrael is a visual interpretation of the 5th leg of Avraham Infeld’s proverbial leg of the table, Hebrew Language, With direction from artist and Jewish educator, Dawn Kowal and inspired by her art, each of the nine artists created their own Hebrew letter to make up the word, B’nai Yisrael. The Hebrew letters were incorporated into this collage created by Lisa Lezell Levine, Ed Tepper and Heidi Thacker
Photography-Archival Print from multi media collage
23 x 28”
$250 

 

Artist Statements

Cynthia Nerden Krumbein

Lisa Lezell Levine

Lydia Marek

Holly Markhoff 

Joel Moses

Naomi Swyers

Ed Tepper

Heidi Thacker

 

Artist Reflections

Cynthia Nerden Krumbein

Lisa Lezell Levine

Lydia Marek

Holly Markhoff 

Joel Moses

Naomi Swyers

Ed Tepper

Heidi Thacker

 

 

 

For more information about The Sara D. November Gallery, contact Cultural Arts Director Leslie McGuigan at 545-8644 or lmcguigan@weinsteinjcc.org.