THE 2024 AWARD CYCLE IS NOW OPEN!* *
* *NOTE: We care deeply about the safety of our student travel award winners. Due to an abundance of caution, and a US State Department travel advisory, the 2024 award will be a virtual, not a travel award.
All other awards remain the same.
The Anolic Family Awards originated as The Bertha Anolic Memorial Award (now known as the ‘Bertha Anolic Visual Arts Israel Travel Award’). Established shortly after her death, in 1973, by her husband and brother, it was first awarded in 1980. For over forty years this Israel Travel Award has been presented annually to a student studying in a university visual arts program.
The Naomi Anolic Early Career Jewish Visual Arts Award was created in the early 1970s to honor this young scholar and artist whose life was tragically cut short in 1969. The award was later added to the Anolic Family Award portfolio. In 2015 the award supported scholarship in Jewish Art History and Visual Culture. The award now focuses on supporting young Jewish visual artists, in the area of painting drawing and mixed media, who are early in their artistic careers.
In 2014, The Isaac Anolic Jewish Book Arts Award was established to perpetuate the memory, dedication and passion of the husband of Bertha and father of Naomi, the man who established the Bertha Anolic Memorial Award. The Anolic Family awards are under the direction of Rita Rosen Poley, Director and Melissa Rubin, Associate Director. We are proud to have a collaborative partnership with our institutional home, Drexel Hillel in Philadelphia