Exhibitions 2019

Exhibitions Archive

Victor Raphael and Terry Braunstein • Layer Upon Layer
November 18, 2019
December 11, 2019
House on Fire by Victor Raphael and Terry Braunstein

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!


P.S. Gallery hours: Monday & Tuesday 8-3, Wednesday & Thursday 12-7:30
Simone Gad • Attempt to Raise Hell: 25 Years of Track 16
November 16, 2019
December 21, 2019
Barcelona/Bruxelles painting on canvas 2019 copyright Simone Gad - courtesy of Track 16
Raphaele Cohen-Bacry • Multiple Exhibitions
November 15, 2019
January 15, 2020
Renée Amitai 90th Birthday Art Exhibition at Helms Design Center Gallery
October 24, 2019
January 12, 2020

On October 24th, 2019, we celebrated trained architect and artist Renée Amitai
with a special exhibition of work, including some of her most recent pieces.

Happy 90th Renée!

Doni Silver Simons • Reliquary: An Ascent • Jerusalem Biennale 2019
October 10, 2019
November 28, 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. 
JAI Group Exhibition • Table of Content / Table of Context • Jerusalem Biennale 2019
October 10, 2019
November 28, 2019

Zhenya Gershman • Graven Image • Hansell Gallery and Auditorium
October 1, 2019
November 16, 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
September 21, 2019
October 15, 2019


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
September 12, 2019
June 30, 2019
JAI Group Exhibition: For Heaven's Sake! at USC Hillel Art Gallery
September 8, 2019
October 20, 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



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
September 7, 2019
September 7, 2019

One more month to go  •  Weisberg Exhibition closes on September 16th

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.


Ruth Weisberg

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

Valet parking at Mullin Plaza


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
September 7, 2019
October 26, 2019

You are cordially invited to attend the reception and enjoy the works of


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

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
September 6, 2019
January 10, 2020
Terry Braunstein • Michael Stearns Gallery at the Loft, San Pedro
September 5, 2019
October 26, 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
September 4, 2019
September 28, 2019

R H E A   N A G E L

Nancy Goodman Lawrence • Works WITH Paper • Castelli Art Space
August 29, 2019
September 21, 2019
Deeply Rooted • Curated by Anne Hromadka Greenwald
August 21, 2019
December 2, 2019
Curated by Anne Hromadka Greenwald, Deeply Rooted is currently on display at Valley Beth Shalom, 15739 Ventura Blvd., Encino, CA 91436

Click to read the Curatorial Statement
Susan Gesundheit Featured in ART & SOUL, Betsy Lueke Creative Arts Center Gallery
August 2, 2019
August 22, 2019

Laurel Paley Featured in Exposing Matter, Matter Studio Gallery
July 28, 2019
September 8, 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
June 29, 2019
August 3, 2019
Shelley Heffler • Special Exhibitions, June 2019
June 6, 2019
June 8, 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
June 1, 2019
June 30, 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
June 1, 2019
June 2, 2019


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

The Zena & Pauline Gatov Gallery
on the Weinberg Jewish Federation Campus



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

RAPHAELE COHEN-BACRY • large canvases
Ruth Weisberg - 'TIME and TIME AGAIN' - Saint John's Health Center Foundation
April 28, 2019
September 30, 2019

JAI Group Show at the Pico Union Project, LA • Creating Community: the Art of Loving Your Neighbor
April 7, 2019
June 2, 2019

Creating Community:

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


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


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


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
April 6, 2019
May 18, 2019

Jean Edelstein: In Tune with Music & Nature

A solo exhibition of her accordion book drawings
at two locations in San Antonio, Texas

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
March 16, 2019
May 11, 2019
Gilah Yelin Hirsch • Reading the Landscape • Los Angeles Screenings
March 10, 2019
March 14, 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


Ellen Cantor • Traditions and Connections
March 2, 2019
March 2, 2019
Sandra Lauterbach @ SOLA Gallery = FRESH
February 23, 2019
February 23, 2019
Shelley Heffler • Social Icing @ Sam Francis Gallery
February 20, 2019
March 15, 2019
Georgia Freedman-Harvey • Hands-On: HAMSA EXCHANGE
February 1, 2019
February 24, 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


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

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
January 26, 2019
April 21, 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

LancasterMOAH.org  •  (661) 723-6250
Pat Berger • Homelessness Series featured at Hillel at UCLA
January 24, 2019
March 22, 2019