Linda Grandis Blatt Gallery

GalleryThe Linda Grandis Blatt Gallery was made possible in 2009 by a grant from Bill Blatt in memory of his beloved wife, Linda. The naming ceremony took place on June 12, 2009. In his remarks, Rabbi Donald Rossoff said “…Within these walls, may we and generations to come be welcomed and embraced by the warmth of Linda’s beautiful spirit. Reflective of Linda’s life, her work, and her love of art and artists, may this gallery serve the Temple, the Jewish Community and the community at large as a place where art in its various forms can touch the soul.”

Bill Blatt stated the goals of the gallery are:

  1.  To create a Jewish portal, which serves as the transition from the outside non-Jewish/secular world into the sacred space of the Temple;
  2. To provide a space for our Temple members to display their artistic creations;
  3. To deepen, enrich, and beautify our congregants’ Jewish lives through exposure to Jewish art;
  4. To promote the creation of Jewish art within our congregation and beyond;
  5. To strengthen the ties between our congregation and the people and culture of Israel through the display of Israeli art;
  6.  To beautify our Temple building;
  7. To be a source of income for the Temple whenever possible and appropriate.

At the direction of the Board of Trustees, a gallery committee was formed in the fall of 2009. The committee has curated many highly successful art shows since that time, including annual Fall, Winter, and Spring shows, as well as special exhibits by individual artists and community groups. The Fall Show, which runs during the High Holidays, is traditionally reserved to showcase work by Temple members and their immediate families. The Gallery Committee determines the nature and length of each show and seeks to maintain a high aesthetic standard encompassing many media including paintings in oil, watercolor, acrylic, pastels, charcoal drawings, pen and ink drawings, collage, photography, sculpture, and mixed media.

2013-14 Schedule

Temple MEMBERS’ Show – Aug 27 – Nov 10

Sunday, Sept 22 – Artists’ Reception from 1:30 – 3:00 PM

Winter Show – “The Nature of Photography” – Nov 11, 2013 – Jan 20, 2014

Artist Reception: Sunday, Nov 17 from 1:30-3:30 PM

Community Show – “The Spirit of the Human Family II” – Feb 3 – March 31, 2014

Artist Reception: Saturday, Feb 22 from 7:00-9:00 PM

Spring ShowFine Art Selection by Members of the Morris County Arts Association  - Apr 7 – June 2, 2014

Artist Reception: Sunday, May 4 from 1:30-3:30 PM