Adam Rhine has been making beautiful Jewish mandala art for years now and his calendars are an eternal best seller. The Hebrew Illuminations 2012, a 16-Month Wall Calendar (starting September 2011),
The text in Hebrew letters features six letters of the Hebrew alphabet plus ten illuminations - six of which are new - of significant Jewish concepts, such as Tiferet (splendor) and Yehi Ratzon ("May it be Your will").
His Illuminated Psalms 2012 Wall Calendar is equally beautiful, featuring the text of some favorite psalms in English. Note though that the only thing 'Jewish' about this calendar is the psalms. This calendar does NOT have the Jewish holidays or anything like that, unlike the Hebrew Illuminations series.
Adam Rhine combines watercolor and acrylic with a spiritual vision and a sense of beauty that will lighten up any home.
The 2012 Jewish Art Calendar by Mickie is similar in style to the work by Adam Rhine, and it too covers September 2011 through December 2012. Mickie Klugman-Caspi is an Israeli-American artist and calligrapher who has been specializing in Judaica since 1980. Her work uses traditional Jewish motifs as well as Arabic and Persian patterns, and is inspired by Art Nouveau. Her love of gardening shows through in the natural patterns that get incorporated in her work.
The Jewish Museum in New York comes out with a wall calendar to accompany their date book. Unlike the planner, the wall calendar features modern art by Jewish artists Max Weber, Marc Chagall, and Edouard Vuillard. Of course it includes includes major and minor Jewish holidays, days of the Jewish year, weekly Torah readings, candlelighting times for selected cities, and blessings to be said over the candles.
The Amsterdam Jewish Museum has produced a beautiful more classic looking wall calendar this year. You'll find information on Jewish holidays and observances, as well as selections of Judaica and fine art. Beautiful and stylish this calendar goes very well with the planner by the New York Jewish Museum.
Last but not least the Jewish Celebrations 2012 Calendar is a fun family wall calendar featuring the art of Malcah Zeldis a US-Israeli artist whose work is reminiscent of folk as well as modern art, and whose vibrant colors will brighten up any home. She incorporates Jewish folk tales and celebrations as well as her heroes into her paintings.