JB 2019 Artist Interview: Chani Cohen Zada

Female Waters is one of the featured exhibitions in the 2019 Jerusalem Biennale. The theme of this years event is 'For Heaven's Sake.' Artist Chani Cohen Zada explores the female experience, and divine encounters, through accounts in scriptures. These works transcend the past and resonate with experiences that still deeply held today. Cohen Zada is

Spread Your Light

The IFAF team explored Rabbi Yitzchok Moully's installation "Spread Your Light" at the 2019 Jerusalem Biennale. The structure is a unique representation of a sukkah, a structure in which people eat, sleep, and find community during the celebration of Sukkot. The sukkah provides a space for reflection on the time that the Israelites spent in

Artist Interview: Letitia Huckaby

"Black is Beautiful" Family, culture, and faith are enduring themes in Letitia Huckaby’s art.  Her family’s birthplace, the American south, is a tremendous part of her practice.  Having grown up abroad in Europe, photography was a bridge for her to connect to her Southern relatives when her family returned to the States. “I was learning

YMCA – Jerusalem Biennale 2019 Redux

The IFAF team attended the Jerusalem Biennale for five days.  The event, which runs from October 10-November 28, 2019 highlights Jewish artists who practice contemporary fine art from around the globe.  Throughout the city of Jerusalem performances, film screenings, and exhibitions celebrate the diversity within the Jewish voice.  The YMCA on King David Street was

Artist Interview: Sandra Bowden

One Hundred Percent Sandra Bowden’s legacy lies in the intersection of faith and fine art.  Her work has been shown throughout North America, Italy, and Jerusalem, Israel.  International universities and institutions – The Vatican among them – hold Bowden’s work in their collections.  Bowden’s artistry was recognized during her teen years, building a

The Story of “Samarkand”

Greater Grace is less than five minutes away from Route 895, a major highway.  On the church grounds it feels as if it is carefully tucked away in a deeply rooted, off-the-beaten-path community.  Greater Grace has two identities that are held together in the spirit of a family.  It is both a local Baltimore, Maryland

ShenShen210 Creates Mural on Rosebud Reservation

Senate Bill No. 55 was passed in South Dakota on March 29, 2019, stating that all public schools in the state must display the United States national motto “In God We Trust” in a highly visible location.  Renowned street art artist ShenShen210 was commissioned by International Fine Art Fund to create a mural at Todd

Natalie Salminen Rude – Liturgy of Hours

Compline : Night Natalie Salminen Rude, sculptor and encaustic artist, currently has work on view at the Duluth Art Institute.  Up next, she is showing new work at Lizzard’s Gallery (August 8th), and there are a few haiku workshops on her studio calendar. Salminen Rude is no stranger to the creative process.  Her willingness to evolve

Shen Studio

ShenShen210 is known for her soulful portraits. Throughout her career she has elevated aerosol art and broken boundaries, bringing the street art medium to charity mural projects, art galleries, and the Olympics. While staying true to her roots in the graffiti art world, Shen’s signature style has taken her to many places where she didn’t

Cameron Anderson

Foretaste (for Jay) Cameron Anderson’s artwork explores divine mystery, expressions of worship and wonder in the midst of the unknown.  Limited color fields expand with experimental textures. Precise lines and shapes facilitate an otherworldly sense of dimension.  Anderson is considered a fine artist, but he calls himself a maker, an identity that was evident at an

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