Texas Jewish Arts Association (TJAA) is a community of visual and performance artists, arts professionals and art enthusiasts. Membership is open to all who value the quality of life that the arts provide, regardless of religious affiliation or level of expertise. TJAA believes that artistic creativity brings out the best in humanity. 

Connection Through The Arts is Our Passion

about the texas jewish arts association

Texas Jewish Arts Association (TJAA) is a community of visual and performance artists, arts professionals and art enthusiasts. Membership is open to all who value the quality of life that the arts provide, regardless of religious affiliation or level of expertise. TJAA believes that artistic creativity brings out the best in humanity. 

As a volunteer-run non-profit arts organization, TJAA is committed to supporting our artist members by fostering camaraderie, offering educational and social programming, and bringing our artists’ work to the public through varied opportunities and in various locations around the DFW metroplex.

In order to nurture a vibrant and enduring Jewish identity, culture, and community, TJAA strives to engage Jewish and non-Jewish audiences as important collaborators in the development of a contemporary Jewish cultural exchange. Our goal is to foster artistic growth and camaraderie through informational and educational gatherings, performance, and exhibition opportunities.

TJAA's Mission, Community & Our Commitment

amplifying our vision

bringing the community together for 11+ years

Texas Jewish Arts Association was formed in May 2013 by a small group of Dallas-Fort Worth area Jewish artists and art enthusiasts who saw the need to create a platform for discussion, critique, exhibition and education. The creation of TJAA resulted from an event organized by the Dallas Jewish Historical Society titled "In the Eye of the Beholder", that brought together 19 local Jewish artists to exhibit artwork and attend a lecture about the nature of Jewish Art. The event attracted over 200 people and was deemed a huge success. Capitalizing on the energy of that evening, TJAA was formed. The association is comprised of artists and arts professionals at all points in their careers, from seasoned, widely-exhibited artists to novice and emerging artists.

Creating A Platform for Discussion & Education

A look at our history

texas jewish arts association was founded in 2013

providing showcase & event opportunities

developing tools for ongoing education

fostering a supportive space for all artists

encouraging all unique forms of creativity

Provide an intellectual 'eruv' - an arena for artists to interact with the Jewish community and within the parameters of traditional Jewish values.

Enrich the cultural landscape of Texas by tapping into the expertise of its Jewish Arts professionals and attaining members throughout the state to a build a network that will strengthen our creative culture.

Create opportunity for Jewish youth and Jewish schools to exhibit their work.

Provide an outreach resource for Jewish art teachers and students.

Offer classes/lectures about the history of art and symbology in Judaism, connecting the past with the future.

Attract local and national artists to conduct lectures and workshops.

Provide education and skill enhancement through lectures, critiques, and workshops.

Provide publicity, performance, and exhibition opportunities for members.

Ongoing Community Goals

Expansion of TJAA to Other Areas of Texas (Regional Chapters)

Inclusion of Art Forms Such as Performing Arts, Literature, Art Therapy, Art Education and the Visual Arts 

Marketing Through Social Media

Community Newsletters

Member Pages and Publicity on Website

Annual Members Meeting & Social Event

'Salon' Gatherings

Art Workshops

Art Lectures & Artist Presentations

Annual Student Exhibit (Middle & High School)

Annual Juried Member Exhibition

Annual Members Showcase Exhibition

How We Achieve Our Goals

  • Exhibition Setup & Planning
  • Arts Education Speaker
  • Liaisons to Community Institutions
  • Speaker Recruitment & Liaison
  • Special Events & Programs
  • Graphic Design for Invitations and Marketing Materials
  • Public Relations & Social Media
  • Steering Committee Membership

Volunteer Opportunities

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We are so thankful for our leadership, as they do so much to help support our vision, programs, and outreach, always driving our mission forward.

TJAA Board of Directors



Stephanie Loovis


director of programs


Director of partnership


Past Board Member

Donna Harris

past president


Veronique Jonas

TJAA Advisory Board

​Visit our Member Directory to learn more  about our members and their specialized mediums. Interested in working with someone more directly or commissioning them for a creative project? Find their member profile, then get in contact using the special requests form on their page!

Our Member Directory

tjaa's community of creatives

Great opportunity for college students and recent graduates to get involved with our organization on a budget with access to member benefits.

Student Annual Memberships

Upgraded membership tiers for those looking to continue their membership while supporting TJAA on a larger scale to help us further amplify our programs.

Supporting & Sustaining Memberships

Best for new members and those interested in joining our community at an ongoing affordable rate with access to all of our member benefits.

Annual & Encouraging Memberships

Membership is open to all and includes benefits such as exhibition and performance opportunities, networking, community discussions and arts education events, outreach resources, and publicity for your creative work.

Become a Member of Our Creative Community

All mediums & walks of faith are welcome

Talk with our team about how you can get involved through upcoming events and more ongoing needs.

Volunteer With Us

Become a community or corporate partner to create lasting impact for the Jewish arts community in Texas.

Become a Partner

We'd love to have you consider getting involved with our organization as a community partner or corporate sponsor, or as an ongoing individual through volunteering!

We are always in need of support in a number of ways through events planning, funding, education, marketing and outreach, and helping to curate or host new membership and/or community-involved opportunities.

Support Our Work in Creative Ways

making a difference

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