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“Nourish Your Roots” an Art-in-Neighborhoods Exhibition presented by ArtSpan & the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco: The Jewish Community Center of San Francisco (JCCSF) is seeking ArtSpan artists with 2D & 3D work of varying sizes to feature in the center’s Katz Snyder Gallery within their mezzanine space. This exhibition program provides artists with a stipend for showing their work for the 5-month duration of the exhibition. This is a great opportunity for both emerging and established artists who are current ArtSpan Artist Members. The exhibition will be celebrated with a catered reception offering appetizers and beverages for guests, friends, family and other JCCSF community members. Artists from all backgrounds are welcomed to exhibit in this special show. 

Exhibition Title: “Nourish Your Roots”
ArtSpan and the JCCSF are thrilled to invite artists from all backgrounds to submit for the upcoming exhibition, "Nourish Your Roots." This captivating showcase delves deep into the intricate interplay between nourishment, nature, self-care, heritage, global culinary traditions, and climate justice.

"Nourish Your Roots" seeks to unravel the profound connections between humanity and the natural world. The inspiration for "Nourish Your Roots" emanates from the JCCSF's approach to commemorating the Jewish holiday of Tu Bishvat, often linked to environmental stewardship and the tradition of planting trees. Expanding upon these customs we further explore the interconnectedness of communities, how we nurture ourselves, personal lineage, and translating ancient into modern. 

Artists are encouraged to submit pieces that resonate with any of the following themes:

  • Self-Care & Nourishment: How do we nourish our bodies and minds? How does self-care intertwine with our connection to the environment?
  • Exploration of Nature: Delve into the natural world. Capture its beauty, its vulnerability, and its significance to humanity.
  • Heritage & Ancestral Celebration: Illuminate the richness of cultural heritage and its role in shaping our present understanding of identity and belonging.
  • Global Food Traditions: Highlight the diversity of global culinary practices, showcasing how food brings us together while underlining the importance of sustainable consumption.
  • Climate Justice: Address the pressing need for climate action. How can art evoke conversations and actions toward a more just and sustainable future?
  • Community & caring for our neighbors: How might genuine human connections lead to a more harmonious and supportive world? How might small acts of compassion collectively shape the societies we inhabit?


  • Location: Katz Snyder Gallery, 3200 California Street, San Francisco, CA 94118
  • Exhibition Dates: January 20–June 2, 2024
  • Submissions Deadline: Sunday October 22, 2023, 11:59PM
  • Artwork Drop-off Date: Tuesday, January 16 & Wednesday, January 17, 2024, starting at 10AM                                   
    • Selected artists need to provide drop off time in advance so that loading dock and moving carts are available.
  • Artist Reception: January 25, 2024, 6–8PM
  • Artwork Pick-up Date: Monday, June 3 & Tuesday, June 4, 2024, starting at 10AM                                    
    • Selected artists need to provide drop off time in advance so that loading dock and moving carts are available.  
  • Stipend: Exhibiting artists will be provided a $300 stipend for showing their work. Stipend will be paid in two installments: the first following delivery, the second at the midpoint of the exhibition.
  • Sales: Sales will be processed through ArtSpan with 80% commission going to the artist and 20% going to ArtSpan.
  • Liability: The Artist is solely responsible for his own exhibition material and art work, and should insure the material and works from loss or damage from any cause whatsoever.

**Artwork must be display-ready with the appropriate hanging hardware.** 


TO SUBMIT: Complete the submissions form including at least 4 images of artworks that are currently available to hang for the show. Submissions will be presented to the stakeholders of the JCCSF for their final selection of this curated show. If your artwork is not selected for this exhibition, ArtSpan may keep your submission on file for other opportunities. 


About the Jewish Community Center, San Francisco: Urban and inclusive, the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco celebrates our vibrant city and its people. We explore Jewish culture and traditions as a pathway for joyful, meaningful living. We’re a community that welcomes everyone, using the power of gathering together to share, inspire, support and restore. The Katz Snyder Gallery is a vibrant window into topics and conversations that matter to our community. Over the years, it’s showcased many notable artists from the Bay Area and around the world, and supported an abundance of local community organizations. Special events, workshops and speakers enhance gallery engagement, sparking meaningful dialogue and civic engagement, time and time again.

About the Art-in-Neighborhoods Program: The Art-In-Neighborhoods program strives to create visibility and accessibility for local arts in San Francisco by connecting communities with local artists and activating vacant spaces with vibrant, locally made artwork. We partner with local businesses and building owners to bring pop-up art exhibitions and art events to dormant storefronts, empty spaces for lease, and businesses seeking artwork for their walls. Local artists who are ArtSpan members are given the opportunity to display, promote and sell their artwork in these diverse venues. The Art-in-Neighborhoods program allows otherwise unused properties/spaces to become creative arenas for celebrating local arts.

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