Exhibitions

JAI is often involved in more than one exhibition at a time. The links below will connect you to information on each event as well as exhibitions and events we think will be of special interest to our membership.

 

Victor Raphael and Terry Braunstein • Layer Upon Layer
Start Date: 18, Nov 2019
End Date: 12, Dec 2019
House on Fire by Victor Raphael and Terry Braunstein
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Dear Friends,

I want to let you know about a group exhibition, Layer Upon Layer, which will be opening November 18 and on exhibit until December 11, 2019 at the El Camino College Art Gallery, 16007 Crenshaw Blvd., Torrance, CA 90506. (310) 660-3010

The reception is Thursday, November 21, from 7-9 p.m.. Artist talk - Tuesday, November 26 at 1:00 p.m.


I will be showing work in collaboration with Terry Braunstein, House on Fire and additional work in collaboration with Clayton Spada. Other artists included in the exhibition are Jenny Okun and Barbara Strasen.

Hope to see you there!

Best,
Victor

P.S. Gallery hours: Monday & Tuesday 8-3, Wednesday & Thursday 12-7:30
Simone Gad • Attempt to Raise Hell: 25 Years of Track 16
Start Date: 16, Nov 2019
End Date: 22, Dec 2019
Barcelona/Bruxelles painting on canvas 2019 copyright Simone Gad - courtesy of Track 16
Raphaele Cohen-Bacry • Multiple Exhibitions
Start Date: 15, Nov 2019
End Date: 16, Jan 2020
Renée Amitai • News Works... and 90th Birthday Celebration
Start Date: 24, Oct 2019
End Date: 6, Nov 2019
JAI Group Exhibition • Table of Content / Table of Context • Jerusalem Biennale 2019
Start Date: 10, Oct 2019
End Date: 29, Nov 2019

Doni Silver Simons • Reliquary: An Ascent • Jerusalem Biennale 2019
Start Date: 10, Oct 2019
End Date: 29, Nov 2019

Reliquary: An Ascent, by Doni Silver Simons, an installation and performance designed for the 2019 Jerusalem Biennale, is a fusion of created ritual - containment as sacred burial - punctuated by catharsis. This piece, inspired by an act of vandalism, addresses issues of violation, liberation and restoration – achieving reparation in the epilogue of the event. 
 
Performances will be at 8:30 and 9:30 pm on Oct. 10th at Hechel Shlomo Museum, Jerusalem. The installation and accompanying video will remain on view throughout the Biennale. 
Zhenya Gershman • Graven Image • Hansell Gallery and Auditorium
Start Date: 1, Oct 2019
End Date: 17, Nov 2019

Zhenya Gershman’s solo show of paintings inspired by one of the earliest surviving books on Jewish mysticism, the Sefer Yetzirah, known as The Book of Creation, to go on display September 28th in the Hansell Gallery and Auditorium at PRS.
 
GRAVEN IMAGE by Zhenya Gershman  •  Opening Reception – RSVP

Saturday, September 28, 2019  •  5-7 p.m.
3910 Los Feliz Blvd., Los Angeles  90027

Exhibit runs October 1 – November 16, 2019
Free admission
Exhibit Hours: Tuesday 5-7pm, Friday 11am-4pm, and by appointment
Harriet Zeitlin • bG Gallery, Santa Monica
Start Date: 21, Sep 2019
End Date: 16, Oct 2019

Sex Worker by HARRIET ZEITLIN

bG Gallery
Bergamot Station #2
2525 Michigan Ave.
Santa Monica,  CA  90404

September 21 - October 15, 2019

Gallery hours Tuesday - Saturday, 11:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Ruth Weisberg • Relative Relations • Dr. Bernard Heller Museum, HUC-JIR, NYC
Start Date: 12, Sep 2019
End Date: 1, Jul 2019
JAI Group Exhibition: For Heaven's Sake! at USC Hillel Art Gallery
Start Date: 8, Sep 2019
End Date: 21, Oct 2019
For Heaven’s Sake!
 
The exhibition presents and elaborates on the various topics that will be further discussed in the Jerusalem exhibition, via artworks in different media. Both exhibitions revolve around issues of complex identity, Jewish heritage, family memories, social concerns and responsibility toward one's community, art and activism, conflict at borders, women's rights and feminism, ecological concerns and global warming, abuse of power and the importance of morality, and more...
 

A R T I S T S    R E C E P T I O N :

Sunday, September 8th, 3-5pm

USC Hillel Art Gallery

3300 South Hoover Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90007

Exhibition runs thru October 20th

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PARTICIPATING JAI ARTISTS  •  USC Hillel

Yossi Alpert-Apodaca  •  Melinda Smith Altshuler  •  Renee Amitai  •  Shula Singer Arbel  •  Bill Aron  •  Pat Berger  •  Sandy Bleifer  •  Isaac Brynjegard-Bialik  •  Ed Buttwinick  •  Jodi Bonassi  •  Ellen Cantor  •  Judy Dekel  •  Susan Gesundheit  •  Zhenya Gershman  •  Nancy Goodman Lawrence  •  Barry Gordon  •  Roger Gordon  •  Betty Green  •  Gilah Yelin Hirsch  •  Eva Hyam  •  Rachelle Mark  •  Randi Matushevitz  •  Marleene Rubinstein  •  Debra Sokolow  •  Ruth Weisberg  •  Jana Zimmer  •  Marlene Zimmerman
 
17 of 27 artworks in JAI's For Heaven's Sake! exhibition at USC Hillel, 9/8 – 10/20/19
Ruth Weisberg • Time and Time Again • Gallery Walkthrough - St. John's Health Center, LA
Start Date: 7, Sep 2019
End Date: 7, Sep 2019

One more month to go  •  Weisberg Exhibition closes on September 16th
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Saint John’s Health Center Foundation invites you to an artist’s walkthrough of this outstanding exhibition that closes in just two weeks.

Saturday , September 7th 2019 @ 2 p.m.


TIME and TIME AGAIN

Ruth Weisberg
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Dining Court at Providence Saint John’s Health Center
2121 Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90404


Valet parking at Mullin Plaza

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Ruth Weisberg is a renowned artist, Professor of Fine Arts and former Dean at the USC Roski School of Art and Design with over 84 solo and over 200 group exhibitions. Her work is in 60 major Museum collections including The Art Institute of Chicago; The Biblioteque National of France, Paris; Istituto Nationale per la Grafica, Rome; The Los Angeles County Museum of Art; National Gallery, Washington, D.C.; and the Whitney Museum.

Ruth Weisberg makes art out of all aspects of her identity, finding in the process that art integrates her experiences, beliefs, and heritage.
Alain Rogier and Sandra Lauterbach • All Media 2019 Exhibition • Irvine Fine Arts Center
Start Date: 7, Sep 2019
End Date: 27, Oct 2019
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You are cordially invited to attend the reception and enjoy the works of

ALAIN ROGIER and SANDRA LAUTERBACH

Irvine Fine Arts Center

All Media 2019 Exhibition


Juried by Constance Mallinson

September 7 - October 26, 2019
Reception: September 7, 2019 from 4-6 p.m.*


14321 Yale Avenue, Irvine
909-724-6880 

Free admission and parking

*Sandy and I will not be at the opening as we will be out of the country at the time.
If you would like to schedule an appointment to meet in October, please let us know. 
Isaac Brynjegard-Bialik • Men of Steel and Women of Valor • Temple Museum of Jewish Art, Religion and Culture, Cleveland
Start Date: 6, Sep 2019
End Date: 11, Jan 2020
Terry Braunstein • Michael Stearns Gallery at the Loft, San Pedro
Start Date: 5, Sep 2019
End Date: 27, Oct 2019
From: Terry Braunstein

Dear Friends,

I am very pleased to invite you to a special exhibition at Michael Stearns Gallery at the Loft in San Pedro. The opening is September 15th from 2--6PM. Unlike most of my exhibitions, this one is a collaborative sequence created  by Dinah Berland and myself.

At 3PM on the day of the opening, I will give an introduction to the work, followed by a poetry reading by Dinah Berland. The Loft is at 401 S. Mesa Street, San Pedro, CA 90731 – enter the gallery on 4th Street through the loading dock. The.exhibition will be open from September 5th through October 26th.
Rhea Nagel • Just Your Imagination • San Fernando Valley Arts & Cultural Center
Start Date: 4, Sep 2019
End Date: 29, Sep 2019

R H E A   N A G E L

Nancy Goodman Lawrence • Works WITH Paper • Castelli Art Space
Start Date: 29, Aug 2019
End Date: 22, Sep 2019
Deeply Rooted • Curated by Anne Hromadka Greenwald
Start Date: 21, Aug 2019
End Date: 3, Dec 2019
Curated by Anne Hromadka Greenwald, Deeply Rooted is currently on display at Valley Beth Shalom, 15739 Ventura Blvd., Encino, CA 91436
818-530-4057


Click to read the Curatorial Statement
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www.vbs.org
Susan Gesundheit Featured in ART & SOUL, Betsy Lueke Creative Arts Center Gallery
Start Date: 2, Aug 2019
End Date: 23, Aug 2019


Laurel Paley Featured in Exposing Matter, Matter Studio Gallery
Start Date: 28, Jul 2019
End Date: 9, Sep 2019
Matter Studio Gallery, Karla Funderburk’s new gallery on Pico near La Brea, has invited me
to participate in a three-person exhibit opening Sunday, 7/28/19 from 4-7 pm. 

Exposing Matter
Featuring David Leib’s sculptural works, Susan Mathison’s photography, and my paintings and monotypes

Matter Studio Gallery
5080 W. Pico Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90019

Melinda Smith Altschuler Featured in Geo. Billis Gallery's CITYSCAPE Show 9
Start Date: 29, Jun 2019
End Date: 4, Aug 2019
Shelley Heffler • Special Exhibitions, June 2019
Start Date: 6, Jun 2019
End Date: 9, Jun 2019
JAI member Sagi Refael, owner and curator of IAILA (Israeli Art In Los Angeles) presents a solo exhibition by Tel Aviv-based artist, Dror Yisrael Hemed
Start Date: 1, Jun 2019
End Date: 1, Jul 2019

JAI member Sagi Refael, owner and curator of IAILA (Israeli Art In Los Angeles) presents a solo exhibition by Tel Aviv-based artist, Dror Yisrael Hemed.

Hemed is known for his luscious and magnetic portrait paintings based on men and women he has personal relations with, alongside snap photographs he takes in public spaces, transforming them into intimate and vivid representations of enigmatic and subtle beauty.

The exhibition is held in conjunction with the city of Los Angeles LGBT Heritage Month, and as part of the Department of Cultural Affairs official programing.
 
Location: IAILA : 5042 Ladd Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90032 
Learn More: https://www.israeliartlosangeles.com/
To make a viewing appointment, please email RefaelSagi@gmail.com
Rea Nagel • Topanga Canyon Gallery 2019 Studio Tour
Start Date: 1, Jun 2019
End Date: 3, Jun 2019


REA NAGEL

Paintings by Carol Goldmark and Raphaele Cohen-Bacry on view at Zena & Pauline Gatov Gallery on the Weinberg Jewish Federation Campus
Start Date: 23, May 2019
End Date: 24, Jun 2019
CAROL GOLDMARK  •  From My Garden #1 / Flowers Appear On The Earth
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The Zena & Pauline Gatov Gallery
on the Weinberg Jewish Federation Campus

PRESENTS

CAROL GOLDMARK & RAPHAELE COHEN-BACRY

An Exhibition of Oil Paintings

Open now through June 23, 2019


Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Jewish Federation Campus
One Sommer Way
3801 East Willow Street, Long Beach, CA  90815

Open Monday - Thursday: 5:30 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Friday: 5:30 a.m. – 8 p.m., Saturday & Sunday: 7 a.m. – 8 p.m.

(562) 426-7601 x1007  •  dlevy@jewishlongbeach.org


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RAPHAELE COHEN-BACRY • large canvases
Ruth Weisberg - 'TIME and TIME AGAIN' - Saint John's Health Center Foundation
Start Date: 28, Apr 2019
End Date: 1, Oct 2019


JAI Group Show at the Pico Union Project, LA • Creating Community: the Art of Loving Your Neighbor
Start Date: 7, Apr 2019
End Date: 3, Jun 2019
JOIN US FOR THE OPENING RECEPTION
OF


Creating Community:
THE ART OF LOVING YOUR NEIGHBOR


An Exhibition of Artworks by the Jewish Artists Initiative

The Pico Union Project
1153 Valencia Street, Los Angeles, CA  90015


Opening Reception: Sunday, April 7th, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

April 7 – June 2, 2019

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The Jewish Artists Initiative was invited to exhibit at the the Pico Union Project as part of the launch their exhibition program. The exhibition is dedicated to Pico Union’s Jewish principle to love your neighbor as yourself. JAI members share their interpretation of what defines a neighborhood, a neighbor or a sense of community through their artwork. 
 
Click: PUP website for more information or call: (213) 915-0084

PARTICIPATING ARTISTS
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Shula Singer Arbel  •  Bill Aron  •  Lorraine Bubar  •  Isaac Bynjegard-Bialik  •  Rhea Carmi  •  Stacie Chaiken  •  Pam Farkas  •  Lorin Fife  •  Susan Gesundheit  •  Barry Gordon  •  Lucie Hinden  •  Gilah Yelin Hirsch  •  Rachelle Mark  •  Randi Matuschevitz  •  Sarah Pavsner Mael  •  Marleene Rubenstein  •  Ruth Weisberg  •  Jana Zimmer

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Please join us to celebrate the first JAI exhibition of 2019. Explore the Pico Union Project's historic building and gather to hear more about the Jerusalem Biennale 2019 that JAI was selected to participate in for the third time. 
 
Jean Edelstein: In Tune with Music & Nature Exhibition, San Antonio, TX
Start Date: 6, Apr 2019
End Date: 19, May 2019

Jean Edelstein: In Tune with Music & Nature

A solo exhibition of her accordion book drawings
at two locations in San Antonio, Texas
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Curated by veteran curator David S. Rubin, the exhibition will be on view at
Bihl Haus Arts from April 6 - May 18
and at
Musical Bridges Around the World from April 7 - May 18, 2019
Simone Gad • Stuck Together @Track 16
Start Date: 16, Mar 2019
End Date: 12, May 2019
Gilah Yelin Hirsch • Reading the Landscape • Los Angeles Screenings
Start Date: 10, Mar 2019
End Date: 15, Mar 2019


Dear Friends,

After close to 20 years in production, I am very pleased to announce that Reading the Landscape is complete. The 35-minute movie will be shown in two Los Angeles screenings – both are free of charge.


Reading the Landscape combines science and art as the five forms magically fly through fifteen countries and languages following global evolutionary migratory patterns. Immersions in cultural diversity demonstrate unique beauty and richness while affirming that we, as humankind, are fundamentally more alike than we are different.  •  Gilah Yelin Hirsch


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Ellen Cantor • Traditions and Connections
Start Date: 3, Mar 2019
End Date: 3, Mar 2019
Sandra Lauterbach @ SOLA Gallery = FRESH
Start Date: 24, Feb 2019
End Date: 24, Feb 2019
Shelley Heffler • Social Icing @ Sam Francis Gallery
Start Date: 20, Feb 2019
End Date: 16, Mar 2019
Georgia Freedman-Harvey • Hands-On: HAMSA EXCHANGE
Start Date: 1, Feb 2019
End Date: 25, Feb 2019

An Exhibition Reception for Vicki Reikes Fox and Georgia Freedman-Harvey

Friday, February 1st  •  5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

USC Hillel, 3300 S. Hoover St., Los Angeles
 
Click here to join us for Shabbat Services and Dinner
 
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HANDS-ON: Hamsa Exchange

 
When artist Vicki Reikes Fox moved away from California in 2006, she left behind friend and fellow artist Georgia Freedman-Harvey. With a continent between them, the two began an art-based correspondence, creating and sending hamsot back and forth between them. Over the course of more than a decade, they have created a collection of over fifty hamsot. Each piece is unique, and taken together their creations tell the unfolding story of their lives. Most importantly, they remind the viewer of importance of creating and sustaining meaningful connections. HANDS-ON: Hamsa Exchange invites you into the artists’ spiritual correspondence through the creation and exchange of one of a kind artworks.
 
You can learn more about the exhibition by visiting www.hamsaexchange.com or by following @HamsaExchange on Instagram and Facebook.
 
The USC Hillel Art Gallery’s mission is to provide Jewish students with opportunities to interact with Jewish art and engage with artistic experience and exploration. Additionally, the USC Hillel Art Gallery gives Jewish artists an opportunity to present their work in a Jewish space.
 
Guests are invited to spend Shabbat with USC Hillel students and staff following the gallery reception. Shabbat dinner is free for students and $18 for community members. Please RSVP by clicking HERE.
 
Reception parking is available across the street from USC Hillel in the University Village parking garage on the corner of S. Hoover and W. 32nd Street. Free street parking is also available. For further information please contact Jordyn Walker, USC Hillel Development Associate, 213-973-1202, or Jordyn@uschillel.org
 

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Hamsot pictured at top courtesy of Vicki Reikes Fox (left)
and Georgia Freedman-Harvey (right)
Simone Gad • Peace on Earth • Museum of Art and History
Start Date: 26, Jan 2019
End Date: 22, Apr 2019

Peace on Earth

Lancaster Museum of Art and History
January 26 – April 21, 2019


Peace on Earth addresses concerns for the environment and the fragility of ecosystems that support animal life. It explores the complex relationship between humankind and animals through the intersections of history, identity, technology and our impact on the natural world.
 

My wall installation of 200 drawings is included in this exhibition
Love, Simone

 

Lancaster Museum of Art and History
665 West Lancaster Blvd., Lancaster, CA

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LancasterMOAH.org  •  (661) 723-6250
Pat Berger • Homelessness Series featured at Hillel at UCLA
Start Date: 24, Jan 2019
End Date: 22, Mar 2019
Bonita Helmer • In the Midst of Chaos @George Billis Gallery
Start Date: 1, Dec 2018
End Date: 6, Jan 2019
Terry Braunstein: Chutes & Ladders @SPARC GALLERY
Start Date: 10, Nov 2018
End Date: 5, Jan 2019
Ruth Weisberg and Rhea Carmi - CIRCLE OF TRUTH
Start Date: 19, Oct 2018
End Date: 11, Mar 2019

TERRA inFIRMA, HUC, NYC • Weisberg, Berger, Braunstein, Raphael
Start Date: 6, Sep 2018
End Date: 29, Jun 2019