Exhibitions 2010

Exhibitions Archive

Jewish Ritual • Rethinking, Renewed
December 27, 2010
February 27, 2010


Reception: Sunday, 2-4 p.m., January 16, 2011 

Finegood Gallery at Jewish Federation Valley Alliance 
Bernard Milken Jewish Community Campus

22622 Vanowen St., West Hills, CA, 91307


Participating JAI Artists: Laurie Gross, Eileen Levinson, Kingsley, Doni Silver Simons, Ruth Snyder, Bill Aron, Benny Ferdman, Carol Es, Erella Teitler, Carol Goldmark, Victor Raphael, and Laurel Paley


Curator: Georgia Freedman-Harvey, JAI Affiliate Member




Reception: Sunday, 2:30 p.m., January 16, 2011

  • Remarks by Georgia Freedman-Harvey, Guest Curator
  • Performance by Andrea Hodos  
  • Nicola Behrman local co-chair of Reboot LA will be speaking about that Sabbath Manifesto and Sabbath Unplugged

The Jewish Federation Valley Alliance, Finegood Art Gallery, Bernard Milken Jewish Community Campus

22622 Vanowen Street, West Hills, California 91307

The Bernard Milken Jewish Community Campus is a secure site; photo ID is required for admittance.


Gallery Hours: Monday - Thursday 10 am - 9 pm | Friday 10 am - 5 pm | Sunday 11am - 5 pm (Closed Saturdays)


Rituals like art give meaning to life. Judaism is steeped in rituals and traditions. Over time some rituals have evolved or changed to reflect our need to renew, rethink and recreate traditions that have been passed down between generations or have existed through our history.  The challenge is finding the right balance between the historical roots of a longstanding ritual and the introduction of contemporary interpretations into the ritual.   

When we encourage ourselves to rethink and/or renew our rituals, we are giving permission to engage anew in our relationship with Judaism. To read more click here.


December 12, 2010
April 10, 2011



American Jewish University

The Marjorie & Herman Platt Gallery

Borstein Gallery

15600 Mulholland Drive

Bel Air, CA  90077


(310) 476-9777  www.ajula.edu


Elizabeth Bloom, curator
Victor Raphael, co-curator


Several JAI artists attended Beit Midrash (text study) meetings that were held once a month for a year.  The theme was “Yetzer HaRa, Yetzer HaTov” or ‘Bad Inclination, Good Inclination,” a theme as basic as the Creation story of Adam and Eve and one frequently dealt with in Jewish texts.  Each Beit Midrash session was led by a different rabbi whose interpretation, style and vision was unique. The sessions I attended were stimulating, challenging and inspired meaningful conversation.

“The Rashi Effect, Artist as Commentator” exhibition is the culmination of the Beit Midrash meetings.  Each member artist was asked to create new, or rethink existing, work in the context of the “Yetzer HaRa, Yetzer HaTov” theme.

JAI artists participating in the exhibition are Kate Alkarni, Melinda Smith Altshuler, Bill Aron, Madeleine Avirov, Elizabeth Bloom, Bruria Finkel, Shelley Gazin, Susan Gesundheit, Marcie, Kaufman, Nancy Goodman Lawrence, Eileen Levinson, Laurel Paley, Doni Silver Simons, Debra Sokolow, Ruth Weisberg.

We invite you to attend the Opening Reception on Sunday, December 12, 1 – 3 p.m at the Platt/Borstein Galleries, American Jewish University.


Gallery hours: Sunday - Thursday 10 am - 4 pm, Friday 10 am - 2 pm

Galleries closed Dec. 24-31, Jan. 17 and March 20




Unexplained Phenomena • Victor Raphael and David Jordan Williams
November 22, 2010
December 17, 2010




Unexplained Phenomena

included in

Cross Pollination -

The Art of Collaboration


curated by Susanna Meiers


El Camino College Art Gallery

16007 Crenshaw Blvd.

Torrence, CA 90506  



November 22 - December 17


Thursday, December 2nd, 7 - 9 pm




Simone Gad • 39NOW at den contemporary art
November 17, 2010
December 17, 2010



39NOW unites thirty-nine exceptional artists, from the emerging to the well-established, living in and around Los Angeles. Featured, is JAI artist Simone Gad.


Presented by den contemporary art and curated by Sophia Louisa, 39NOW is a conceptual exhibition wherein each artist has created a new piece of work based on the circumstances of the here and now.  The term “now” is conceptual in and of itself.  The moment passes and soon becomes “then.”  Capturing the moment through art specifically created with the perception of now, through the talents of thirty-nine artists -- all of whom are women -- is the basis of this exhibition.


den contemporary art @ Pacific Design Center

8687 Melrose Avenue, #B261

West Hollywood, CA 90069

(323) 422-6340 or (310) 773-1460


den contemporary art is located at #B261 in the 2nd floor of the PDC Blue Building. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, from 11am to 5pm and by appointment.

Donna Enad Napper, Owner/Director, den contemporary art: (323) 422-6340 info@dencontemporaryart.com

Sophia Louisa, Curator: (310) 773-1460 sophia@sophialouisaprojects.com


Simone Gad Showing in "Your Documents Please"
November 3, 2010
November 21, 2010


Show details and online catalog: yourdocumentsplease.com


Alma in Manhattan - hosted by Fine Light

601 West 26th St. 8th Floor 

New York, NY, U.S.A.

Nov. 3, 2010 - Nov. 21, 2010, Reception Nov. 3, 6-9 pm

Yoella Razili in LATITUDE 34~40 ::: Naples, Italy
November 1, 2010
November 30, 2010


Yoella Razili is one of 5 artists who will exhibit in "Latitude 34-40" at Art1307, Naples, Italy.

The exhibition will run through the month of November, 2010, and includes, Richard Aber, Ann Gooding, Mark Steven Greenfield, Carlo Marcucci, and Yoella Razili.

Reception for the artists is on November 4th at 6:30 p.m.  Please visit here: www.art1307.com for more information.

Pat Berger • President Emeritus Exhibition • National Watercolor Society
October 30, 2010
December 11, 2010

"As a past president of National Water Color Society, I will be participating in the President Emeritus Exhibition, in conjunction with the NWS 90th Anniversary Annual Exhibition.  The exhibit will be at their own NWS Gallery in San Pedro, from October 30 - December 11th.

Please join me." ~ Pat Berger

Nancy Goodman Lawrence • Deconstructed Applications
October 28, 2010
January 9, 2011


Nancy Goodman Lawrence will exhibit her work in Deconstructed Applications

Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Barnsdall Park, October 28, 2010 to January 9, 2011


There will be an artist reception on Sunday, November 7 from 2 to 5 pm

and an Artist Talk on Saturday, December 4 at 2 pm.

Making Change @18th Street Art Center, Santa Monica
October 2, 2010
December 23, 2010

Welcome to ElenaMary's Melange of Ephemera!!!



The MAKING CHANGE store is open from October 2nd thru December 23rd

18th Street Arts Center, 1639 18th Street, Santa Monica, CA 90404 • Hours: Wed/Thur/Fri/Sat 12:30 to 5 p.m. 


(310) 453-3711


Opening Reception: Saturday, October 23, 6-10 pm (Project Room)

Among artists in the show are four members of JAI: ElenaMary Siff, Jean Edelstein, Harriet Zeitlin, and Pat Berger


Artist Elena Siff will address how the Internet plays a major role in this new artistic economy by setting up an actual and virtual marketplace that will allow participating artists, whose work focuses on political and environmental art, an opportunity to sell their creations in person and online: http://www.etsy.com/shop/elenamary

For three months 18th Street’s Project Room will be transformed into an enlightened and socially conscious marketplace flourishing with novel artists from all over Los Angeles who have come to showcase their designs or utilize the space to work on new creations.

Siff’s blog: http://artofmakingchange.blogspot.com/

Laurel Paley • Think Green • Art Meets Recycling
September 30, 2010
November 10, 2010


Memory and Transformation • A Presentation of JAI and Hebrew Union College/Jewish Institute of Religion/LA
September 30, 2010
December 31, 2010


The Jewish Artists Initiative (JAI) and Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion/Los Angeles (HUC-JIR/LA) are pleased to present Memory and Transformation. JAI members were encouraged to submit artwork for inclusion and thirty-three artists were selected to participate in this exhibition. The artist’s reception on November 17, 2010 is free and open to the public. 


JAI’s exhibition programming aligns closely with our mission and vision as an organization committed to fostering visual art by Jewish artists and promoting dialogue about Jewish identity and related issues among members of the arts community and the community at large. JAI is the recipient of a Cutting Edge Grant from the Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles. The Foundation’s generous support insures that JAI can offer diverse exhibitions and programming opportunities such as the Memory and Transformation exhibition.

Memory as defined by guest curator, Donna Stein is, “a person’s ability to store, retain and recall information. The genius of memory is that it is choosy, chancy and temperamental. Memories are not carved in stone, but tend to become erased, changed or, as time goes by, transformed by the incorporation of new experiences and perceptions. Memory is what makes our lives. It is our coherence, our reason, our feeling, even our action. “Without it,” Luis Buñuel observed, “we are nothing.”


Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion/LA

3077 University Avenue

Los Angeles, CA  90007


September 30 - December 31, 2010 


Artist’s Reception: Wednesday, November 17, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. (free)

7:00 p.m. Remarks by Donna Stein, Guest Curator

RSVP: (213) 765-2106 or dsauerwald@huc.edu


View Photos of this Special Event


Memory and Transformation will include works by Melinda Smith Altshuler, Bill Aron, Madeleine Avirov, Pat Berger, Elizabeth Bloom, Terry Braunstein, Jean Edelstein, Sam Erenberg, Benny Ferdman, Bruria Finkel, Max Finkelstein, Simone Gad, Shelley Gazin, Carol Goldmark, Baila Goldenthal, Bonita Helmer, Gilah Yelin Hirsch, Kathryn Jacobi, Marcie Kaufman, Karen Koblitz, Nancy Goodman Lawrence, Eileen Levinson, Laurel Paley, Victor Raphael, Yoella Razili, Elena Mary Siff, Doni Silver Simons, Ruth Snyder, Debra Sokolow, Erella Teitler, Ruth Weisberg, Eugene Yelchin and Harriet Zeitlin.


Kathryn Jacobi • Night Travelers and Other Waking Dreams
September 10, 2010
January 7, 2010

Night Travelers and Other Waking Dreams on Exhibit at the Fresno Art Museum September 10, 2010 to January 7, 2011


Kathryn Jacobi Unanimously Named 2010 Distinguished Woman Artist


Opening Night Reception September 10 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.





The Fresno Art Museum Council of 100 Distinguished Women Artists has chosen painter and photographer Kathryn Jacobi as the Distinguished Woman Artist of 2010. The museum will celebrate Jacobi’s career with an extensive exhibition of her work entitled “Night Travelers and Other Waking Dreams,” which explores the imaginative forces of dreaming in a collection of more than 30 works in oil on paper, wood panel and canvas. Jacobi’s paintings will display in the Fig Garden Gallery.

“The Council of 100 has persistently chosen women artists of great distinction – it has been patient in waiting for Kathryn Jacobi to come of age, that is, to celebrate her 60th birthday. Unanimously elected as the 22nd Distinguished Woman Artist by the Fresno Art Museum’s Council of 100, Jacobi joins the prestigious company of the twenty-one California women previously honored by this annual award including June Wayne, Helen Lundeberg, Ruth Weisberg, Viola Frey, Nancy Genn, Olga Seem, Junko Chodos, and Joan Tanner,” explained curator Jacquelin Pilar. “Long awaited, this exhibition covers the 40 years of Jacobi’s life spent as a professional artist.” 

Pat Berger • Santa Monica - The Art of Summer
September 4, 2010
September 25, 2010

JAI artist Pat Berger has been invited to display her painting Roller Disco in the new Crussell Fine Arts curated show: Santa Monica, the Art of Summer at the Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Ana, CA

September 4 - 25, 2010

The show will be documented in a new book published by Crussell Fine Arts: Santa Monica, the Art of Summer.


Beyond the Camera
August 29, 2010
November 21, 2010



Platt and Borstein Galleries
American Jewish University, 15600 Mulholland Drive, Bel Air, CA 90077


CURATOR: Elizabeth Bloom CO-CURATOR: Judith Miller


JAI member Marcie Kaufman is one of four featured artists


Gallery Hours: Sunday - Thursday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Friday 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Closed Sept. 6, 8, 9, 10, 17, 23, 24, 30 and Oct. 1


Prose & Khan • Karen Koblitz • An Artist's Journey Through Azerbaijan
August 23, 2010
November 17, 2010


Sunday, October 10th at 11 a.m. I will be giving a talk about my travels to Azerbaijan and the influence this country has had on this body of work. Please join me, Karen Koblitz




Nancy Goodman Lawrence • Lost and Found: The Art of Collage
August 23, 2010
September 24, 2010

JAI Artist Nancy Goodman Lawrence is Exhibiting in the Group Show, Lost and Found: The Art of Collage

Curated by Randel Plowman

Northern Kentucky University

Fine Arts Center, Main and Third Floor Galleries

August 23 - September 24, 2010


Artist Reception: Thursday, August 26th, 5 - 7 p.m.

Gallery Hours: Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.


SEE THRU • Marcie Kaufman
August 14, 2010
August 27, 2010


SEE THRU: A special group exhibition of work created in collaboration with CalTech Scientist, Professor Shinsuke Shimojo


Participating Artist: Marcie Kaufman, JAI

"My work responds to Professor Shimojo's studies on tactile cognition -- how the brain "reads" touch on the skin. 


Gallery 825/ LA Art Association

825 N. La Cienega Blvd., LA, CA 90069


Opening Reception: Saturday, August 14th from 6pm - 9pm

Exhibition runs through August 27th at Gallery 825 and November 13 - December 17, 2010 at The ICON Gallery

Debra Sokolow • Women Painters West at VOCA
August 13, 2010
September 12, 2010

Venice Oceanfront Contemporary Art Gallery  •  215 Ocean Front Walk, Venice, CA 90291  •  (310) 866-2722

Debra Sokolow

August 13 - September 12, 2010
Open Daily 10 - 6

Opening Reception: Saturday August 14, 6-9 pm
Juror: Scott Canty


Doni Silver Simons • August @Sherry Frumkin Gallery
August 6, 2010
August 31, 2010


New Paintings: Primal yet elegant meditations on the unraveling of time

Performance:  An intimate encounter with August and Silver Simons’ return to solo performance




August 6 - 31, 2010

1 - 5 p.m. Wed. - Sat.                               



August 12 thru 31

8 - 10 a.m. Mon. - Fri.



Wednesday, August 18

7 - 9 p.m.




Sherry Frumkin Gallery 

3026 Airport Avenue

Santa Monica, CA 90405




New paintings and a performance by Doni Silver Simons from August 6 to August 31, 2010. 


The paintings are ragged, primal, yet elegant moments of exploration; the performance, “August: A Study,” marks the artist’s return to solo performance work. The exhibition will be on view from 1 to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday starting on August 6; the performance will take place in the gallery weekdays from 8 to 10 a.m. starting on August 12, and ending on August 31. The gallery will be open to the public during the early morning hours of the performance. There will be a conversation with the artist on Wednesday August 18, from 7 to 9 p.m.


On each performance day, Silver Simons will post a video on her website http://donisilversimons.com, on YouTubehttp://youtube.com/donisilversimons, and on Facebook http://facebook.com/donisilversimons. The artist will also make a daily entry to her blog http://donisilversimons.wordpress.com during the days of the performance.



COMMON GROUND 2010: Featuring Victor Raphael
July 8, 2010
August 13, 2010





JAI Artist Victor Raphael invites you to join him July 8th, 2010

7 - 10 p.m.

for the opening of 

An International Touring Exhibition


1000 Artists
40 Countries
1 World


Common Ground 2010
















Carol Goldmark • The Flowers Appear on the Earth
July 5, 2010
August 19, 2010

Manhattan Beach Creative Arts Center presents – Four Artists: Singular Impressions
June 29, 2010
July 29, 2010

JAI Artists Gary Brown and Susan Gesundheit invite you to join them at Four Artists: Singular Impressions

June 29 - July 29, 2010

Manhattan Beach Creative Arts Center

(310) 802-5440




These artists have all taken part in an ongoing series of printmaking workshops that Ruth Weisberg, Dean of University of Southern California (USC), Roski School of Fine Art, began with a group of 12 artists about six years ago. Some had been her students at USC; others faculty colleagues or USC Roski Board of Councilors; all attracted to the monotype printmaking techniques where an image is worked up on a plate and then rolled through the press. In contrast to etching, woodcut or lithography, only one print can be pulled.


Simone Gad Solo Show: Recent Work @L2Kontemporary
June 26, 2010
July 24, 2010






L2kontemporary is pleased to present the third solo exhibition at the gallery from Los Angeles-based artist and performer Simone Gad.Her new work, which focuses mainly on buildings and their facades, addresses issues of old Los Angeles and Hollywood; what has disappeared from view and what remains. Bold, lush, oozy-goozy paintings, potent collages, and naïf drawings evoke memories of her early childhood in Brussels and of the post-WWII European diaspora to The Land of Sunshine and Oranges, Movies and Magic, Hope and Disappointment. Truly unique and timeless, Gad's oeuvre opens a portal for reverent reflection.





MEMORY'S TOUCH at John Spoor Broome Library Gallery, CA State University, Channel Islands
June 1, 2010
July 28, 2010

Jean Edelstein • Venice Art Walk Open Studio Tour
May 23, 2010
May 23, 2010



Jean Edelstein 

Venice Art Walk Open Studio Tour, Sunday, May 23, 2010, 11:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

48 Brooks Ave., Venice, CA  90291

(310) 399-3592

jeanedelstein.com • jean@jeanedelstein.com


This event at my studio will feature never-before-seen Polaroids, new drawings, new artist's books, and performance videos.

The Venice Art Walk gives you an opportunity to visit artists' studios and participate in a silent auction at the Westminster School. the Venice Art Walk & Auction supports the Venice Family Clinic, the largest free clinic in the country. For information and times of events, please visit veniceartwalk.info or call (310) 392-9255.

Studio Open House Redux
May 16, 2010
May 16, 2010

Imagined Work on Paper

New Work by Kathryn Jacobi

Sunday, May 16th: noon - 4 p.m.

4574-8 West Adams Blvd., L.A.


Directions: from the 10 Freeway, exit at La Brea and go south to the first street, Adams Blvd.  Turn left (east) for three lights.  We are on the SouthEast corner of Adams and Buckingham.


IMAGINED WORK ON PAPER • Kathryn Jacobi, Amy Cohen and Randy Holland
April 17, 2010
April 18, 2010


Studio open house the weekend of April 17th and 18th, from 12:00 to 4:00

This is work that has not been shown in Los Angeles before.


4574-8 West Adams Blvd., L.A., CA 90016 


From the 10 Freeway, exit at La Brea and go south to the first street, Adams Blvd.  
Turn left (east) for three lights.  We are on the southeast corner of Adams and Buckingham.


The Color 8 • an Exhibition by Eight Artists
April 11, 2010
May 8, 2010



Sunday, April 11 – Saturday, May 8, 2010


La Cienega Art

814 North La Cienega Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA  90069

Hours:  Wednesday - Saturday, 12 noon – 4 pm


La Cienega Art presents “The Color 8”, an art exhibition of photographs, paintings, ceramics, monotypes and sculpture by Sean Carter, Selina Cheng, Jenik Cook, Caren J. Gafni, Susan Gesundheit, Jeanne Hahn, Soraya Nazarian and Debbi Saunders. 

The public is invited to meet the artists at an opening reception on Sunday, April 11th,  2010, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. 

“When color is richest, form is fullest.” (Cezanne)  The Color 8 group show engages the viewer with a variety of media evoking natural and figurative subjects. This diverse group of artists blends realism and abstraction, resulting in a powerful reflection of the world within and around us, pushing the envelope in terms of use of color form and line. The artists have shown in many galleries throughout the Los Angeles area, including Burbank Art Center, Brand Art Galleries, USC Hillel Art Gallery, VIVA Art Center, and Finegood Art Gallery.

La Cienega Art is located in the district now known as the La Cienega Design Quarter between Melrose Avenue and Santa Monica Boulevard. Handicapped accessible and limited free parking is available at the rear of the building.


Orit Hofshi: Between the lines | George Billis Gallery-LA | March 22 - April 10, 2010
March 22, 2010
April 10, 2010


UPDATE: Our time spent together with Orit Hofshi, JAI's Artist in Residence, March 22 - April 10, 2010 was a resounding success.

Click here to review the program and view photos of the artist at various events during our time together generously supported by our Cutting Edge Grant to JAI from the Jewish Community Foundation of the Jewish Federation as well as the LA/Tel Aviv Partnership and the Israeli Consulate.





The Jewish Artists Initiative (JAI) of Southern California is pleased to announce Israeli artist Orit Hofshi's two-week residency in Los Angeles. Hofshi's residency will include her West Coast debut at the George Billis Gallery in the Culver City Arts District along with various community events, guest lecture opportunities, and hands-on-workshops. She will also be creating new work in conjunction with Self-Help Graphics & Art. Orit Hofshi's residency is made possible with the generous support of the Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles, the Israeli Consulate, the Jewish Federation's TA/LA Partnership, and the George Billis Gallery-LA. 


In the fall of 2009, the Jewish Artists Initiative (JAI) of Southern California launched a major expansion of its programming The Quest for Transformational Jewish Art generously funded by a Cutting Edge Grant from the Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles. This program establishes cultural bridges and expands the discourse between Jewish artists from Los Angeles and Israel. This exploration includes aspects of Jewish identity as experienced by both American and Israeli artists. Orit Horshi's residency is part of this initiative.  

Please see below for event details and please RSVP for all events to Anne Hromadka: amhromadka@msn.com



Exhibition details: Orit Hofshi: Between the lines 

Where: George Billis Gallery- LA

2716 South La Cienega Blvd| Los Angeles | CA | 90034

Dates: March 22 - April 10, 2010

Featuring: Orit Hofshi

Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 10 am - 6 pm (FREE)


Orit Hofshi: Interactions and Conversations

Wednesday, March 24, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm (FREE)

Co-hosted by The Israeli Consulate, the Jewish Federation's TA/LA Partnership

Where: George Billis Gallery-LA

7:30 Artist Talk


Sunday, March 28, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm (FREE)

Young Adult Event 

Where: George Billis Gallery-LA

5:00 Wine Reception

6:00 Gallery Walk-Through and Artist Talk


Friday, April 2, 4:00- 6:00 pm

Los Angeles Printmaking Society Reception Honoring Orit Hofshi

Where: George Billis Gallery-LA

4:30 Gallery Walk-Through and Artist Talk


Hofshi is best known for her extremely large-scale woodcuts that achieve grandeur while retaining an intimate quality. Many of her prints range from six feet to upwards of twenty feet. She uses standard-size sheets of pine to create a matrix of horizontal and vertical panels. The work is extremely intricate, and draws the viewer in to closely explore the surface. Hofshi was educated at the Wizo College of Design in Israel, the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and Leeds University in Leeds, England. She currently lives and works in Herziliya, Israel. She has received numerous awards for her work including the Prize for Outstanding Quality in Contemporary Israeli Art, from the Ministry of Science and Culture, Israel, in 2006, the 2005 Art on Paper Award from The Print Center, Philadelphia and a residency from the Ballinglen Arts Foundation in Ballycastle, Ireland.  Hofshi has exhibited at The Print Center, Philadelphia, the Israel Museum, the Herziliya Museum of Art, the Tel Aviv Museum of Art, the Royal Academy of Arts, London and most recently in Philagrafika at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts Museum. Her work is found in over fifteen permanent collections including the Tel Aviv Museum of Art, the Israel Museum, and the Philadelphia University of Textiles. Hofshi's artwork will be on display at George Billis Gallery from March 22 - April 10, 2010.




Beneath the Surface: Betty Green, Teri Dryden, Nancy Goodman Lawrence
March 19, 2010
March 31, 2010



Gallery Western presents “Beneath the Surface”

March 19 - March 31, 2010

Artist Reception: Saturday, March 20 from 6 to 8:30 p.m.

210 N. Western Ave #201

Los Angeles, CA 90004  

(323) 962-0008


Beneath the Surface is an exhibit of three mixed-media artists whose work is attentive to all the possibilities of a rich and detailed surface, while acknowledging a more subtle dimension that lies ‘beneath’ it.  Betty Green, Teri Dryden, and Nancy Goodman Lawrence engage in works whose surfaces beckon the viewers to look closer and deeper.


Betty Green’s paintings explore the endless visual patterns of the natural world generated by turbulent forces and the rhythmic energy which connects all living forms. 

Nancy Goodman Lawrence’s Concentric Narrative collages employ maps as a major medium. She sees these maps as works of art in themselves, which also contain a subtle context about making connections.  Each collage is a series of concentric circles, beginning with a perfect circle at the core and becoming more distorted as they move outward. She views these works as a push-pull between looking inward and outward, and between telescope and microscope, as these ideas have much in common.  She is constantly engaged in a dance with the formal, the psychological, and the subliminal.

Teri Dryden is intrigued with the idea of orienteering as a metaphor for discovering her own emotional, psychological, and artistic geography.  


Channa Horwitz: Sequences and Systems exhibition at SolwayJones and kunsthalle L.A., Chinatown
March 13, 2010
April 25, 2010


Channa Horwitz: Sequences and Systems will be presented in two exhibitions in both the SolwayJones gallery space located at 990 North Hill Street, #180, and in the kunsthalle L.A. exhibition space located at 932 Chung King Road in Chinatown. Channa Horwitz: Sequences and Systems will include new works and selected early works from the 1960s to 1980s. Both exhibitions open Saturday March 13th, with a reception for the artist from 6 – 9 pm. The exhibitions continue through April 25, 2010. The gallery hours are Wednesday – Saturday 11 – 6 pm, Sundays Noon – 5 pm.

For more than 40 years, Channa Horwitz has been making drawings and paintings exploring the notation of motion and time. Sequences have been integral to the artist’s work since the late 1960's, when she created her seminal work, Sonakinatography, sound, motion, notation. Utilizing an invented visual language, Horwitz’s drawings and paintings combine repetitive sequences and systems of ordering a specific set of numbers, colors, lines, and angles. Channa Horwitz has collaborated with dancers, percussionists, and electronic musicians using her Sonakinatography works as multimedia performances in what she describes as a Poem Opera presented in Los Angeles and Europe.

Sequences and Systems at kunsthalle L.A. will include the important early works, Rhythm II, 1976, a wall- size grid of sixty-four ink drawings on graph paper, Fugue in Eight Parts, 1981, ink on mylar, and an early Sonakinatography work from 1968. Also included will be the original sculpture proposal drawing that was published in the Art & Technology exhibition catalogue, Los Angeles County Museum of Art (1967-1971). This will be the artist’s third solo exhibition with SolwayJones.


For more information, please contact: Michael Solway or Angela Jones 

SolwayJones, 990 North Hill Street, #180, Los Angeles, CA 90012 

323.223.0224 solwayjones@sbcglobal.net

Carol Es: Visions, Dreams, Patterns and Memories
March 1, 2010
February 26, 2010

March 1 - April 7, 2010

Slutzky Art Gallery, Merage Jewish Community Center of Orange County

1 Federation Way, Suite 200 Irvine, CA 92603

Opening Reception: Sunday, March 2 - 5 p.m.


I grew up as a laborer for my family in the Los Angeles apparel industry. This seems to be the thread that flows through the story in my work. Materials from the garment manufacturing trade and what I consider genetic dreams have all crept into my art to create a type of personal redemption.

In recent years, I have been using pattern shapes to create Hebrew texts as a way of connecting to a source of returning home. I scrape together what bits of knowledge and memory I have of my roots and cultural heritage, as I missed out on some of this as a child and my childhood in general because of having to work at such a young age. For this reason, I tend to revisit childhood and childlike ideals and try to transform these severed connections into visionary works of art.

Lately I have been obsessed with my Mitochondrial DNA inheritance (the female line of my genealogy), and believe there is a genetic calling to my faith which is intertwined with my personality, my curiosity, my duty, sense of humor, tenacity, etc. I actually believe my crazy, female ancestors prop me up and guide me towards what is right and true. At times, they guide my hand in art, and sit with me in silent moments. There is also a meditation that takes place in the repetitive motions of cutting patterns, sewing, and marking garments in the manufacturing trade that is not dissimilar to prayer. I use these same techniques in my art making to this day and it brings me closer to my family, and in many ways, closer to G-d.


For more about the artist visit: www.esart.com


Macrocosms & New Topographies ••• Gary Frederick Brown • David Jang • Diane Silver • Christine Weir
February 27, 2010
April 2, 2010



Macrocosms & New Topographies

Gary Frederick Brown • David Jang • Diane Silver • Christine Weir


February 27 - April 2, 2010

Opening Reception: Saturday, February 27, 6-9 pm

Glendale Public Library, Associates of Brand Library, 1601 West Mountain Street, Glendale, CA 91201




Tue/Thu 12 – 8 pm; Wed 12 – 6 pm; Fri/Sat 10 am – 5 pm

Bonita Helmer: The Unseen Structure • 2000-2010
February 20, 2010
April 10, 2010


George Billis Gallery LA

2716 S. La Cienega Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90034

T: 310-838-3685

F: 310-838-3438



Between Washington & Venice on S. La Cienega Blvd. in the Culver City art district.

TRANSCENDING HISTORY: Moving Beyond the Legacy of Slavery and The Holocaust
February 4, 2010
February 27, 2010



Transcending History, organized by the Idea Coalition, will feature the works of over 30 Black and Jewish artists from around the country.  Works shown will reflect upon Slavery and the Holocaust, and the effects that these events have had on the two communities.

Works by Yona Verwer and five other Jewish Art Salon members will be on exhibition


Opening Thursday, February 4, 6-9 p.m.


Vivant Art Collection

60 N. 2nd Street / Gallery Row, Philadelphia, PA

Tel: 215.922.6584


February 4th till February 27th

Hours: Thursday - Saturday: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Sun - Wed: By Chance/Appointments



Yona Verwer describes her painting ”Star Amulet”:

“Star of David”, in the Hebrew language “Magen David”, means literally “Shield of David”. The term refers directly to God, who shielded the Biblical David fighting Saul. Over time it became accepted as the universal symbol of the Jewish people. A Star of David, often yellow-colored, was used by the Nazis during the Holocaust as a method of identifying Jews.

My amulet painting’s main purpose is to counter-balance the Nazi badge and to ward off evil, and as such should be viewed as an instrument of empowerment. The metal chain echoes concentration camps’ fences.


BODY AND SOUL • Paintings by Kathryn Jacobi, Margaret Lazzari and Galya Pillin Tarmu
January 31, 2010
April 28, 2010


BODY AND SOUL, an exhibition of paintings by Kathryn Jacobi, Margaret Lazzari, and Galya Pillin Tarmu will be on view at American Jewish University’s Platt and Borstein Galleries from January 31, 2010 through April 28, 2010.  The public is invited to meet the artists at a free opening reception on Sunday, January 31st from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.


Curated by Elizabeth Bloom and Annette Bird


Kathryn Jacobi, inspired by the painters of the Northern Renaissance, describes herself as a contemporary realist artist.  Her powerful work is an expression of her relationship to the inhabitants of her world.  View a slideshow of BODY AND SOUL featuring Kathryn's work.

Margaret Lazzari, art faculty member at University of Southern California, often uses an autobiographical source in her drawings and paintings.  She finds that her self portraits lead toward understanding and self discovery.

Galya Pillin Tarmu, born and educated in Chicago, spent many years in Israel. Her paintings reflect a world that has undergone estrangement, where sometimes the grotesque plays an essential role. Through metaphor the figures reveal her pre-occupation with the human condition.


American Jewish University is located at 15600 Mulholland adjacent to the 405 Freeway, in the Sepulveda Art Corridor near the Skirball CulturalCenter. The galleries are handicapped accessible and parking is free.

For further information call 310-476-9777 ext. 201


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Ruth Weisberg: Drawings from The Open Door Haggadah
January 18, 2010
May 31, 2010



Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion/LA 

3077 University Avenue, Los Angeles, CA  90007

January 18 - May 31, 2010 

Artist’s Reception: Sunday, March 14, 3:30-5 pm (FREE) 

Opening Remarks: 4:00 pm 

RSVP: 213.765.2106 or dsauerwald@huc.edu


The Jewish Artists Initiative (JAI) and Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion/Los Angeles are pleased to present “Ruth Weisberg: Drawings from The Open Door Haggadah”. In 2002, Weisberg and editor Rabbi Sue Levi Elwell collaborated on The Open Door Haggadah, published by the Central Conference of America Rabbis. Weisberg’s drawings explore both the Exodus from Egypt as well as modern day celebrations of the holiday. Sixteen drawings and monotypes as well as the Haggadah itself will be on view at Hebrew Union College- Jewish Institute of Religion/ Los Angeles from January 19th till May 31st, 2010. 


Weisberg’s drawings present the traditional Jewish narrative as well as highlight a feminist perspective of Passover. The work will be displayed side by side with accompanying texts from The Open Door Haggadah. Through this work, Weisberg fulfills the Judaic value of hiddur mitzvah, the beautification of the commandment. 

Stas Orlovski •••• Nocturne ••••
January 10, 2010
March 6, 2010



January 10 - March 6, 2010


Reception for the artist:

Sunday January 10, 3 - 5 pm


Traywick Contemporary

895 Colusa Avenue

Berkeley, CA 94707


Thursday - Saturday, 10 - 4, by appointment



Traywick Contemporary is pleased to announce an exhibition of works on paper by Los Angeles based artist Stas Orlovski. This will be Orlovksi's third solo show with Traywick Contemporary.


Stas Orlovski's Nocturnes are unique explorations of the subtleties of consciousness. Drawing on Russian folklore, children's books, Persian miniatures, 18th and 19th century illustrations and botanical prints, his pieces are fantastical gatherings of natural and cultural remnants. Orlovski arranges his collage compositions on Japanese papers applied to stretched canvas, a medium that allows him to "pull images out of the surface much like recovering a memory, or waking from a dream." He integrates seemingly disparate imagery and combines artistic mediums, ranging from charcoal drawings to newspaper clippings, to create pieces that are at once unfamiliar and alluring. Shadowy birds, delicate botanical drawings, and sculptural fragments are nestled within thoughtful accumulations of images that invite the viewer into private realms of being.


Stas Orlovski earned a BFA from York University in Toronto in 1992 before earning an MFA from the University of Southern California in 1996. Orlovski's work is featured in prominent private and public collections including the Fine Art Museums of San Francisco, the Houston Museum of Fine Arts, the Phoenix Art Museum, the University of Southern California and the American Embassy in Brussels. In 2008 Orlovski was honored with a City of Los Angeles Individual Artist Grant, which he has used toward the development of the Nocturne series.


View images from the exhibition


More information available at www.traywick.com.