Exhibitions 2012

Exhibitions Archive

JEWISH RITUAL: Rethinking, Renewed
December 12, 2012
March 6, 2013


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.

This exhibition, from the Jewish Artists Initiative, is a reflection of the many facets of Jewish rituals and holidays. It is a melding of the rituals that infuse every aspect of living a Jewish life. These works will evoke memories of growing up, of stories told over and over in families.


Featured Artists

Bill Aron, Elizabeth Bloom, Carol Es, Benny Ferdman, Carol Goldmark,
Laurie Gross, Marcie Kaufman, Eileen Levinson, Victor Raphael, Doni Silver Simons,
Ruth Snyder, Erella Teitler, Ruth Weisberg



Art is for sale - all proceeds to benefit the Gotthelf Art Gallery


San Diego Center for Jewish Culture

Viterbi Family Galleria • Potiker Family Arts & Culture Complex


Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center, JACOBS FAMILY CAMPUS

4126 Executive Drive • La Jolla, CA 92037-1348


Event Flyer  |  Gallery Website




For more information contact gallery coordinator, Ilene Tatro: (858) 362-1154



Photos from the Opening Night Reception, December 12, 2012


(L) Artwork: Bill Aron, Elizabeth Bloom and Doni Silver Simons; (R) Guest speaker: Ruth Weisberg


JAI artists Erella Teitler and Doni Silver Simons


Doni and the gallery audience



Carol Goldmark Exhibition Schedule 12/12 - 5/13
December 12, 2012
May 31, 2013



Interpretations Group Show | City Hall Bridge Gallery
December 5, 2012
January 3, 2013

Jean Edelstein • Small Works Group Show • Ruth Bachofner Gallery
December 1, 2012
January 5, 2013



Karen Frimkess Wolff > Forces of Nature | Art from Fallen Trees
November 30, 2012
December 2, 2012



 Forces of Nature Art Exhibition

Including JAI Artist Karen Frimkess Wolff

November 30, December 1 & 2

9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.; Ayres Hall & Vicinity

Free with general admission, members free


Live Auction to Benefit the Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden

Friday, November 30

6 p.m. - 9 p.m.; Ayres Hall

Live Auction begins at 8 p.m.

Arboretum members $15, non-members $20


To RSVP for the November 30 reception, please contact Brittany Fabeck 626.821.3237 or Brittany.Fabeck@Arboretum.org



Simone Gad in Group Exhibition: Everybody Loves Nudes
November 12, 2012
December 13, 2012



West Los Angeles College Gallery




Opening Reception


Thursday, November 15, 2012 | 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

WLAC Fine Arts Gallery

9000 Overland Avenue, Culver City, CA 90230


Featuring JAI Artist Simone Gad


40/40: An Historic Retrospective Celebrating the USC Hillel Art Gallery
November 11, 2012
November 11, 2012



(213) 973-1204  |  uschillel.org/40th


Doni Silver Simons • ALCHEMY • The Loft at Liz's
November 10, 2012
January 8, 2013



The Loft at Liz’s  |  453 S. La Brea Avenue  |  Los Angeles, CA 90036  |  (323) 939-4403 ext. 6


Caesura > Annenberg Community Beach House, Santa Monica
November 8, 2012
February 8, 2013


Caesura is a pause or gesture used to emphasize the formal metrical construction of a line.

The works of JAI Artists, Doni Silver Simons and Melinda Smith Altshuler deal seriously with painterly
and sculptural issues in the realm of Caesura, or the in-between something formal or structural.
This is the tendency to make abstractions, or formations between spaces,
either through concept or material.

Curated by JAI Artist, Maya Lujan




Fowler Museum at UCLA presents Light and Shadows: The Story of Iranian Jews
October 21, 2012
March 10, 2013



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Bonita Helmer • Here Be Dragons • George Billis Gallery LA
October 13, 2012
November 10, 2012

 2716 S. La Cienega Blvd. | Los Angeles, CA  90034 | (310) 838-3685




Joshua Abarbanel & Doni Silver Simons • CONTEXT • Columbia/Barnard Hillel
October 11, 2012
November 29, 2012


Kraft Center for Jewish Student Life | Columbia/Barnard University | West 115th Street | NYC



Laurel Paley • PRESENT & TRANSCENDENT @Café Cultural
October 7, 2012
November 2, 2012



Will Deutsch in INTER-VIEWS @Curio, Venice, CA
October 6, 2012
October 6, 2012

Karen Frimkess Wolff Exhibits at One Stream, Many Wells
September 22, 2012
September 22, 2012


September 22,  2:00 -5:00 p.m.

A new permanent gallery will open at

St. Luke's Episcopal Church

Metuchen, NJ


The exhibit includes artwork from ten states and France, with artists from L.A. and SC coming for the Opening.

We hope you can join us!


JAI Artist Karen Frimkess Wolff: 


"Hello everyone, I'm the Los Angeles artist, flying all the way to New Jersey this time." 




Ruth Weisberg • The Figure in Contemporary Art • Cypress College Art Gallery
September 20, 2012
November 1, 2012


Ruth Weisberg & Jerome Witkin

Featured at

Cypress College Exhibition


The Figure in Contemporary Art

September 20 – November 1, 2012


We are pleased to announce the inclusion of Ruth Weisberg & Jerome Witkin in the upcoming exhibition “The Figure in Contemporary Art” at Cypress College Art Gallery. The exhibition explores figurative painting, drawing, and sculpture produced by contemporary artists with 26 works by 12 internationally known artists working in the figurative tradition. The works include genre paintings, contemporary narratives, complex figurative compositions and portraits.

Significant American and European artists include Sigmund Abeles, Sharon Allicotti, Juliette Aristides, Steven Assael, Domenic Cretara, Paul Fenniak, Kate Lehman, Vito-Leonardo Scarola, Odd Nerdrum, Thomas Stubbs, Ruth Weisberg & Jerome Witkin.


Cypress College Art Gallery

9200 Valley View Street, Cypress, CA 90630


Susan Gesundheit: Elvis Tallis Series at National Council of Jewish Women/LA
September 19, 2012
December 21, 2012


Susan Gesundheit: Elvis Tallis Series - a solo show of monotypes, watercolors and acrylics


543 N. Fairfax Ave.    Los Angeles    ncjwla.org


Sea of Exchange: Ireland~Los Angeles
September 18, 2012
November 1, 2012




Courtesy of Design Loves Art at the Pacific Design Center, West Hollywood




Pacific Design Center, Suite B 273

8687 Melrose Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90069


Tuesday - Friday 12:00 - 5:00 and by appointment


Maya Lujan: NEW TIMES ROMAN Exhibition at Texas Equities
September 15, 2012
October 20, 2012





Maya Lujan's sculptures are a set of interlocking parts that she calls "bastions." Lujan develops in these works a dual definition of the bastion as an object built, erected and used to proclaim a stance of readiness for battle and, simultaneously, a lightweight, semi-mobile fortification - a barrier and shield against armed attack. The bastions form a planar matrix that forces the viewer to negotiate a path in order to survey the surrounding environment. These bastions also present themselves as sculptures that offer a latently explosive relationship to the proximate viewer. They are black and thereby form three-dimensional "holes" in space, graphic by design, compartmentally human in proportion. 


Opening Reception: Saturday, September 15th, 6-9pm


Texan Equities

1516 South Flower St.

Los Angeles, CA 90015



Exhibition Dates: September 15 - October 20, 2012




UNNATURAL @Bass Museum of Art, Miami, featuring Rose-Lynn Fisher
September 8, 2012
September 8, 2012

BILL ARON: Forever Young, Forever Old - Panoramas of Israel with a Focus on Jerusalem @92|Y
September 5, 2012
October 22, 2012


The Milton J. Weill Art Gallery is open to patrons of Kaufmann Concert Hall during regularly scheduled events.

More Information on the 92nd Street Y Website


Exhibition Review: The JewishPress.com 9/7/12


Kathryn Jacobi - Waking Dreams: Mortal Furniture @Rogue Gallery, OR
August 24, 2012
September 28, 2012



Rogue Gallery & Art Center     40 South Bartlett Street     Medford Oregon 97501     (541) 772-8118


Hours: Tuesday – Friday 10am – 5pm, Saturday 11am – 3pm


HUC-JIR present Deeply Rooted & Photographic Visions of the Diaspora
August 24, 2012
May 31, 2013

MARK MAKERS Group Show featuring JAI Artist: Erella Teitler
August 17, 2012
August 31, 2012



Craig Krull Gallery Presents Rose-Lynn Fisher: YONDER
July 21, 2012
September 1, 2012




Simone Gad Included in Exhibition: 21st Century SEX @Bleicher Gallery
July 14, 2012
July 28, 2012


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Erella Teitler Included in Group Show: SUMMER EXHIBITION
July 3, 2012
August 9, 2012


Women Painters West at Laguna College of Art and Design


July 3 - August 9, 2012

Artists Reception, Thursday, August 2, 6 - 9 p.m.

2222 Laguna Canyon Rd.

Laguna Beach, CA  92651


Slutzky Art Gallery presents Erella Teitler: I AM
June 11, 2012
July 6, 2012




Slutzky Gallery at the Merage Jewish Community Center of Orange County, located at One Federation Way, Suite 200, Irvine, CA, 92603


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ABSTRACT @the AJU Marjorie and Herman Platt Gallery & the Borstein Gallery
June 10, 2012
August 26, 2012



Curator: Nancy Goodman Lawrence  |  Co-Curator: Pat Berger

AJULA    15600 Mulholland Drive    Bel Air, CA  90077


Gallery hours: Monday - Thursday 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Closed: July 4th


Text Messages: Recent Work by Joshua Abarbanel
June 1, 2012
July 15, 2012



The Pauline & Zena Gatov Gallery at the Alpert JCC presents

Text Messages: Recent Work by Joshua Abarbanel

In Text Messages, artist Joshua Abarbanel offers a series of ten intricately composed digital art works that consider the relationship between Hebrew text and consciousness, exploring the visual metaphor of what is hidden and revealed.

For this body of work, Abarbanel manipulates Hebrew letters to make patterns and other motifs that reformulate and hide the text, reflecting the artist’s own relationship with Hebrew, of which he is semi-literate. The works explore the mystery of the letter in its liturgical context—wherein the words aim to provide an access point into a greater level of understanding and connection—while at the same time acknowledging that text can also act like a veil behind which something else is concealed.


June 1 - July 15, 2012


Please join us for the Artist Reception on Thursday, June 7, at 6:30 p.m.

Exhibition & reception open to the public


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


The Alpert Jewish Community Center  |  3801 East Willow Street  |  Long Beach, CA 90815


Contact : Eve Lunt (562) 426-7601 Ext. 1067 or elunt@alpertjcc.org



SKYSCAPES • Bruria Finkel/Chris Garland/Lita Albuquerque
May 10, 2012
September 16, 2012


Bill Aron's Panoramas of Israel: Forever Young, Forever Old • Pucker Gallery, Boston
May 5, 2012
May 31, 2012
Rose-Lynn Fisher • BEE Photographs/East Coast Tour
May 4, 2012
September 3, 2012



Two exhibitions of Rose-Lynn Fisher's series of bees viewed through a scanning electron microscope


Everhart Museum, Scranton PA   |   May 4 - September 3, 2012

Piermont Straus Gallery & Bookstore, Piermont NY   |   May 5 - July 7, 2012



Lidia Shaddow • Original Paintings and Paintography at Modern|Videofilm, Santa Monica
April 26, 2012
September 26, 2012

Doni Silver Simons in Women Inspired by Text - Wolfson Museum of Jewish Art
April 23, 2012
July 20, 2012
'Arias and Nocturnes' paintings by Kathryn Jacobi at the Sylvia White Gallery
April 15, 2012
April 15, 2012


'Arias and Nocturnes' paintings by Kathryn Jacobi at the Sylvia White Gallery

1783 E. Main Street / Ventura, CA 93101 /  805-643-8300

Reception for the Artist: Sunday, April 15, 3-5 p.m.


Also opening: Ruth Weisberg, solo, mono prints, and Betty Ann Brown
in a book signing for her new monograph on June Wayne


Mezzo-soprano Geeta Novotny will be singing the Habanera from Carmen at the opening!


Out of this World - LAX Terminal 3
April 1, 2012
July 31, 2012



Curators: Susanna Meiers & Victor Raphael

Artists: Terry Braunstein, Susanna Meiers, Victor Raphael, June Wayne


From the beginning of time, man has peered into the night sky and pondered the vast realm that extends out, far beyond the boundaries of terra firma. This mystifying world of darkness, inhabited alternately by silent distant planets and exploding super nova has long been a source of inspiration to artists throughout the ages.  This exhibition of works by Terry Braunstein, Susanna Meiers, Victor Raphael and June Wayne explores four individual reactions to the mystery of deep space. 


This exhibition is dedicated to the memory of June Wayne, who passed away August 23, 2011 at the age of 93. June was a visionary artist and pioneer in the revival of fine-art printmaking in the 1960's when she founded the Tamarind Lithography Workshop. June was an original and an inspiration to several generations of artists. She was truly out of this world.


2012 Santa Monica Airport Artwalk
March 17, 2012
March 17, 2012


Simone Gad: Ram's Head Fu Dog: one artwork/one wall
March 16, 2012
March 30, 2012

Pat Berger Featured in Long Beach Museum of Art: Highlights 1945-1980
March 8, 2012
August 12, 2012



March 8 - August 12, 2012

Long Beach Museum of Art    2300 East Ocean Boulevard    Long Beach, CA 90803    (562) 439-2119


Narratives by Nancy Goodman Lawrence | Slutzky Art Gallery
March 7, 2012
April 18, 2012




About ten years ago, while cleaning out my parents’ home after my father died, I came across a box of maps.
I almost tossed them out along with other accumulated papers, but something stopped me,
and instead, I brought them home, never thinking that those maps would become the springboard
to three bodies of work that encompass family portraits, the figure and the image of a circle as an icon.

~Nancy Goodman Lawrence


Slutzky Art Gallery

Merage Jewish Community Center of Orange County

1 Federation Way, Suite 200

Irvine, CA 92603


(949) 435-3400


Carol Goldmark • RECREATING NATURE • Platt and Borstein Galleries at American Jewish University
February 19, 2012
May 18, 2012





February 19 - May 18, 2012


RECEPTION: Sunday, February 26, 4-6 pm


American Jewish University | 15600 Mulholland Drive | Bel Air, CA 90077


GALLERY HOURS: Sunday - Thursday 10 am - 4 pm   Friday 10 am - 2 pm

GALLERIES CLOSED: Saturdays and April 6, 8, 13, 2012


For more information, call the Gallery at 310-476-9777 x201





Ruth Weisberg: Then & Now Exhibition at Jack Rutberg Fine Arts
February 18, 2012
April 28, 2012


February 18 - April 28, 2012


“Ruth Weisberg: Now & Then” presents paintings and works on paper by one of Los Angeles’ most celebrated figurative artists since her arrival in 1969.  The exhibition, which includes her most recent paintings, and spanning more than three decades, reveals Weisberg’s unique vision through which the viewer sees the convergence of art history, personal memory, and cultural experience.

The exhibition reveals Weisberg’s decades-long interest in re-imagining the works of such past masters as Titian, Velazquez, Blake and Corot.  Through fresco-like effects in her unstretched paintings as well as the veils of washes in her masterful lithographs, Weisberg brings past-time into contemporary context.

Ruth Weisberg is currently a professor at USC, where she was one of the longest tenured Deans of the Roski School of Fine Art.  Weisberg is the first living painter to have been afforded a solo exhibition at the Norton Simon Museum of Art. She holds that distinction as well at the Huntington Library.  Her first major survey in Los Angeles was in 1979 at Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery. The subject of over 80 solo and 185 group exhibitions, Weisberg’s work is included in the permanent collections of over 60 museums, including the Metropolitan Museum, National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., Whitney Museum of American Art, Portland Art Museum, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Getty Research Institute, Norton Simon Museum, Art Institute of Chicago, Detroit Institute of Arts, Biblioteque Nationale in Paris, and Rome Institute Nationale per la Grafica, among many others.


Click to view "Ruth Weisberg: Now & Then" a film by Eric Minh Swenson, music by Daedelus






Pat Berger: No Place to Go - Homeless in America • Marshall~LeKAE Gallery
February 16, 2012
February 16, 2012



The Marshall~LeKAE Gallery is pleased to announce an upcoming art exhibit by Los Angeles based artist Pat Berger, whose poignant paintings of homelessness have raised awareness and consciousness about this avoided topic. This art show was originally inspired by Pat’s visit to a food and shelter outreach in LA around 1985. This experience was followed by at least five years of activism, interacting and getting to know her subject, which then transpired into a series of 35 paintings and lithographs intended to spread knowledge and hopefully influence action to be taken to encourage change for this worldwide problem.

Pat Berger’s paintings depicting the crisis of homelessness in our society are formally straightforward and uncompromising works. These pieces are not only beautifully done in a technical sense, but also speak loudly on the subject manner at hand. With these paintings, Berger points to the callousness and disregard that we, as a society, have developed towards the people experiencing struggle and/or poverty. The support, protection and care that a community affords is often blotted out in the homeless experience by the alienation, hopelessness and dehumanization wrought by life on the streets.

Twelve of Berger’s paintings are now in the permanent collection of the Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum in Buffalo, other paintings are in the permanent collection of LA’s Skirball Cultural Center. Her work has also been in a number of documentaries including the Emmy award winning “Trouble in Paradise.”


Pacific Standard Time Exhibit: Simone Gad
February 12, 2012
February 25, 2012



1431 Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90401


Reception: Saturday February 18, 7pm-10pm

Show dates: February 12-25, 2012

Public Viewing Hours: 12:30-9:30 p.m. Thurs-Sat, 12:30-6 p.m. Sun-Wed


As part of the Getty’s Pacific Standard Time initiative, Bleicher Gallery is pleased to present an exciting exhibit by Los Angeles based artist Simone Gad. A painter and assemblage/collage artist, Gad rose to prominence in the Los Angeles art scene in the 1970’s. After being introduced to the Fluxus movement in 1972 by Al Hansen, she began making collage and assemblage painting collages on vinyl.

An actress herself, Gad’s work focuses on Hollywood, exploring ideas of celebrity and stardom and providing unique insight into the world of fame. Her career includes numerous exhibits through California, showing at LAICA Downtown and Molly Barnes Gallery, among others. Gad is highly regarded in the Southern California art scene, being the recipient of numerous awards and grants, as well as being included in many publications and texts.

Breaking in Two: Provocative Visions of Motherhood
February 11, 2012
April 14, 2012



FEBRUARY 11 – APRIL 14, 2012


The exhibition will feature a multi-cultural group of four generations of nationally and internationally recognized artist-mothers
selected to represent the multi-faceted and changing realities of motherhood. The exhibition explores the intimate
experience of the artist as mother, and the evolving image and place of the mother, which underwent huge
transformations during the Women’s Movement of the late '60s and '70s. 

“Breaking in Two” Press Release and Schedule of Events

José Drudis-Biada Art Gallery presents So Close and Yet So Far
February 7, 2012
March 24, 2012



New Work by JAI Member Melinda Smith Altshuler: Clouds Weeping

Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Saturday: 12 - 5pm


Craft Meets Art & Design (PST Inspired)
January 28, 2012
March 20, 2012



Join us as The Loft at Liz's hosts LAMA (LA Modern Auctions) and Reform Gallery to present the works
of several master artists in our PST inspired exhibition entitled Craft Meets Art & Design.  


Join us in celebrating the works of these phenomenal artists and craftsmen 

whose works have changed the very nature of 

contemporary art and modern design. 


453 S. La Brea Avenue | Los Angeles, CA 90036 | theloftatlizs.com

Doni Silver Simons included in Matronita: Jewish Feminist Art
January 27, 2012
April 1, 2012
Pat Berger • Women and Plants of the Bible | Paintings and Monotypes
January 3, 2012
April 30, 2013