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Erella Teitler "Not Forgotten" is a solo exhibit representing a cultural history. Erella's 26 collage and mixed-media artworks incorporate photographs of refugee families from Arab lands depicting Jewish life in the Middle East and North Africa at the beginning and middle of the 20th century. April 1 - May 20, 2015 Oshman Family JCC, Palo Alto CA. Details here


Susanne Belcher has three pieces in the VWS Holiday Showcase "The Gift of Art" at the Thousand Oaks Community Gallery thru December 30, 2014. She also had work accepted in Women Painters West Winter Exhibition to open with a Reception for Artists at Arena 1 Gallery, Santa Monica on Sat., January 10 (5-7pm) thru Jan. 24, 2015. (Hrs. 12-8pm Wed. thru Sat.)

Erella Teitler exhibit "Not Forgotten" at the Gindi Hall at Dortort Center, UCLA Hillel, 574 Hilgard Ave. L.A 90024. Reception October 23, 7-9.

Barbara Tabachnick and Karol Blumenthal shared a show, Sister Act, at the Council Art Gallery of the National Council of Jewish Women in Los Angeles. The show, with about 75 art works (paintings, encaustics, digital art and mixed media pieces), ran from August to October, 2014. (Click image for larger version.)

Liza Julien will have her work "Up-streem" (pictured right) in the Bountiful/Davis Art Center Nothing Flat group exhibit from July 11 to August 29 in Farmington, Utah. For more information on the show visit To get a closer look at the work visit Liza's website.

Liza will also be participating in the Urban Arts Festival in downtown Salt Lake City at the Gateway on July 19th. Her booth will featuring her mixed media photo collage and transfer urban-themed works as well as abstracts.

Erella Teitler took part in "Sisters" a group show celebrating women and their unique contributions and creativity around the world. March 6-28, 2014 CASA Magazine Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA.


Joan FosterSusanne Belcher (below), Joan Foster (right) and Carole Gillin all have work in the exhibit Local Color at The Galleria at Hillcrest Center for the Arts in Thousand Oaks, CA, showing July 5-October 7, 2013. For more information call 805-381-2747.

Susanne BelcherSusanne Belcher's recently published coauthored book "Looking for 527" (with nature writer, Christine Baleshta), was chosen for Editors' Picks by Story Circle Book Reviews (available on, eKindle).

Sharon Brooks and Tanya Mikaela were part of Equestrian Spirit: The Heart of the Horse at Ethos Gallery in Hollywood, California in April.

Smadar Knobler, J. Natasha Kostan, Barbara Tabachnick, Mara Thompson, and Joan Vaupen were part of the Southern California Women’s Caucus for Art’s (SCWCA) Plenty exhibit at California State University Northridge West Gallery in Northridge, California, in April.

Nancy Goodman Lawrence’s work is featured in Geo Graphic: A Book for Map Lovers, released in April by Spanish graphic design publisher Index Book.

Launa Romoff's work appeared in The Spirit of Place: Memorable Interior Spaces exhibit at La Galeria Gitana in San Fernando, California, in May.

Erella Teitler exhibited in Changes at the Pasadena Central Library, in Pasadena, California, in May. Her work was also on display in About Women at the Studio Channel Islands Art Center in Camarillo, California, in May.

Bottled EnergySusan Gesundheit is showing "Bottled Energy", series of monotypes at Electric Lodge, through June 16, 2013. 1416 Electric Ave Venice, CA 90291. Tel: (310) 306-1854. Open daily, 10:30-4. Closing Reception Saturday, June 15, 3-5 pm.

Homeless FlightSusanne Belcher has two collages in International Women's Day juried exhibition hosted by LarkGalleryOnline thru April 6, West Hollywood City Bldg., 7362 Santa Monica Blvd., 2nd Flr., LA 90045 (1-323-791-6757 for information) and was interviewed by Ay Atelier in Malibu (read e-interview).

Pictured right: “Homeless Flight”.

Susanne Belcher also has several of her pieces in a show "Visual Dialogues" at Sulkin/Secant Gallery, Space T-6, at Bergamot Station, opening Mon., Apr. 1 - 27, with a reception on Sat., Apr. 6, from 4 - 8pm.

Trackside-TurbulenceLiza Julien had three works juried into the Bountiful/Davis Art Center 2013 Annual Statewide Competition in Farmington, Utah. The exhibit features the works of 80 Utah artists and runs from February 22 to March 29, 2013. More information:, 801-451-3660.

Pictured right: “Trackside Turbulence”.

Blue BirdMara Thompson will be taking part in a three artist exhibition at the Hale Arts Space in Santa Monica from May 17–29, 2013. Reception on Friday May 17, 5–8pm. Location: Hale Arts Space, EDGEMAR Complex, 2443 Main Street, Santa Monica, CA 90405. Opening hours: Thur–Sat, 10am–7pm.

Pictured right: “Blue Bird” (click image for larger version)


Devney "Absolutely"Susanne Belcher had one of her pieces (above) chosen for Portal II: SustainAbility, an environmental art exhibition, sponsored by Lark Gallery Online and hosted by ART 4 ALL PEOPLE in Malibu (19562 Pacific Coast Hwy), opening February 4 thru March 20, 2013.


Marian Devney has been accepted into Topanga Canyon Gallery’s 2013 Juried Open exhibit, January 9-27. In March, she will introduce assemblages in a group show at Blades Salon in West Hollywood.

Pictured right: "Absolutely" (click image for larger version)


Marian Devney, Barbara Margolies, and Darlene Mellein had work accepted into Topanga Canyon Gallery's 2013 Juried Open that ran January 9-27 in Topanga, CA.

Teri Dryden's work won third place in the Mazin Annual Art Exhibition at the Patio Gallery in Louisville, KY that ran through January 8. Teri also had work in the 56th Mid-States Art Exhibition at the Evansville Museum of Art in Evansville, IN, through March 3.

Erella Teitler was part of a group show, Jewish Ritual: Rethinking, Renewed, at the San Diego Center for Jewish Culture Viterbi Family Galleria in La Jolla, CA, through March 6.

Marthe Aponte, Mary Becker, Sharon Brooks, Marian Devney, Barbara E. Jones, Lore Eckelberry, Marilyn B. Jordan, Kwei-lin Lum, Tanya Mikaela, Ulrica Bell Perkins, Shawn K. Riley, Toby Salkin, Marjorie Sarnat, Anita Van Tellengen, Christel Thompson, and Barbara Zager were part of Experimental Artists II's Dwellings exhibit at Antelope Valley College Art Gallery, Lancaster, CA, in February. The exhibit included an artists' lecture at the opening reception.

Lore Eckelberry and Marjorie Sarnat were part of Nine Dimensions Art Exhibition at Gallery 800 in North Hollywood, CA through March 17.

Liza Julien's work is also part of Signs & Scenes at Utah Arts Festival Gallery, Salt Lake City, March 15-April 12.

Marjorie Sarnat's mixed-media work Out of the Blue won second place in Thousand Oaks Art Association's 2013 Open Juried Show that ran through February. The juror was Mark Wood.


CrowdsourcingMarjorie Sarnat has won first place for her painting Crowdsourcing in the Women Painters West Into the Blue exhibit at the Arena 1 Gallery in Santa Monica. The show was juried by Ann Thornycroft and ran through December 15, 2012.

Pictured right: "Crowdsourcing" (click image for larger version)

Marjorie has also just released her newest book, Creative Genius: How to Grow the Seeds of Creativity Within Every Child, for nurturing creative thinking in children. The book is highly acclaimed by prominent educators, and its guide to understanding how creativity works is useful for adults, too. Available now on Amazon.

Return to SenderSusan Gesundheit had 28 monotypes, watercolors and acrylics in a solo show at the National Council of Jewish Women/Los Angeles, 543 North Fairfax Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90036.

Pictured right: “Return to Sender” Elvis Tallis Series, 18" x 18" monotype.

VeiledKaren Robbins has two works ("Comfort" and "Veiled") accepted into Brand 41: Works on Paper ("Memories"), showing at Burbank Creative Art Center. Pictured right: “Veiled”.

Natasha Kostan had five works accepted in the LarkGallery OnLine 2012 all-media online competition The Art of Now and received an Honorary Mention.

Jo Ann Koch had three works accepted in the LarkGallery OnLine 2012 all-media online competition The Art of Now.

"Ruby Stands Out in a Crowd" Darlene Mellein was accepted into the Brand 41: Works on Paper Memories, showing at Burbank Creative Art Center (Opening Reception October 5, 7–9pm). Pictured right: “Ruby Stands Out in a Crowd”, accepted into Brand 41.

Darlene Mellein is also one of the featured artists at the Autumn Festival of Art at the Holy Spirit Retreat Center, 4316 Lanai Rd. in Encino on October 6 & 7 from 11am–5pm. (There is a $10 per person charge, and there will be art, live music, dance, poetry, food–and all proceeds go to support the ministry of the Holy Spirit Retreat Center.)

Shore WatchSusanne Belcher received an Honorary Mention in the LarkGallery Online international e-Competition, The Art of Now; had two pieces accepted into Brand 41: Works on Paper Memories (opening reception October 5, 7-9pm at the Burbank Creative Arts Center); and is one of the featured artists in the Valley Visions exhibit at the Canoga Park Youth Arts Center (opens Sept. 30 - Oct. 6, 2012). Pictured left: “Shore Watch”, image transfer M/M collage, accepted into Brand 41.

Harriett Lahana was juried into the California Open Exhibit at Tag Gallery Bergamot Station; the show was juried by Meg Linton of Otis.

Harriett Lahana was accepted into the Lark Online website competition.

Harriett Lahana is currently showing (September) at La Frite Restaurant in Woodland Hills.

Esther Pearlman's paintings are on display at Café Vida in Pacific Palisades, CA through September 20.

Launa D. Romoff's work was shown in Laguna and Barnsdall Park this summer. Her work is also part of From Abstraction to the Sublime at La Galeria Gitana in San Fernando, CA through October 12.

Teri Dryden had two pieces in National Collage Society's 28th Annual Juried Exhibition held this summer at the Berman Museum in Collegeville, PA, and online at

Teri Dryden, Launa D. Romoff, and Mara Thompson had homage/collaboration pieces in the Franklyn.calm, Franklyn.excited, Franklyn.artist show at Andrew Shire Gallery, Los Angeles, this summer.

Donna Geist Buch exhibited in The New Girls at Topanga Canyon (CA) Gallery, in August.

Barbara McIntyre created an assemblage installation at Sylvia White Gallery, Ventura, CA, in August.

Barbara McIntyre's and Melinda Warren's work was part of the TAG Gallery, Santa Monica, CA, 2012 California Open Exhibition in August.

Erella Teitler's work appeared in the MarkMaker group show held at Thousand Oaks (CA) Community Gallery in August.

Donna Geist Buch, Barbara E. Jones, Marilyn B. Jordan, and Toby Salkin's group show, Artists Portal, was held at the Madrid Theater, Canoga Park, CA, in July.

Marilyn Stempel's solo show, CMYK, was at the Madrid Theater, Canoga Park, CA, in June.

Launa D. Romoff and Natasha Kostan exhibited at the International Women’s Day Party and Art Exhibit on March 11 at the Pacific Design Center, West Hollywood, CA. The event was co-sponsored by Lark Gallery Online, which now also represents Launa.

Marilyn Stempel had an installation of her artwork at the Chatsworth, CA, Metrolink Station through the month of February.

Susan Gesundheit had two pieces in Valley Watercolor Society’s So Cal and So On! exhibit at Gallery 800, North Hollywood, CA, in February; and a monoprint in Jewish Women Artists Network's The Song of the Land, Los Angeles, exhibit at Hebrew Union College, Los Angeles, from February 23 through May 31.


Erella Teitler exhibited with other JAI artists at Hebrew Union College Jewish Ritual:Rethinking, Renewed until December 31, 2011.

Andrea Raft, Diane Karpel, Erella Teitler and Toby Salkin exhibited Sacred Places of the Heart at the Slutzky Art Gallery, at the Merage JCC of Orange County.

Susanne Belcher had a solo show at Coif 2 Salon & Studio, 4364 Tujunga Ave., Studio City.

Ben Goldman had his art juried into the International Society of Acrylic Painters (ISAP), 14th. Annual Open Exhibition in Santa Cruz California. This is the 8th successive year that he has had that honor.

Ben was also selected to participate in the ISAP Paso Robles Signature Exhibition (for ISAP Signature Members), held in Paso Robles, CA.

Susanne Belcher had work accepted in the Brand 40 Works on Paper 2011 National Competition at the Brand Library Art Galleries, 1601 Mountain Ave., Glendale. Opening Reception, Sept. 17, 6-9pm.

Susanne Belcher also had work accepted in The TAG Gallery CA. Open Exhibition, at Bergamot Station, Santa Monica. Opening Reception, Saturday, August 20, 5-8pm

Rachelle Mark exhibited at Onyx Salon, Sherman Oaks through May 19, 2011. Rachelle also exhibited in "Mixed Media: Trio" at the Judith Kaufman Gallery at the El Portal Theatre, North Hollywood in May 2011.

Dafna Gilboa exhibited in "Spinning Wave" at USC Hillel Art Gallery, Los Angeles, April 2011.

Susan Gesundheit and Nancy Goodman Lawrence exhibited at the Hebrew Union College exhibition entitled “...L'chi lach, on your journey I will bless you..." January - May, 2011. HUC, 3077 University Avenue, Los Angeles.

Susan Gesundheit and Nancy Goodman Lawrence exhibited at “The Rashi Effect: Artist As Commentator” through April 13, 2011, at the Platt Gallery, American Jewish University, Bel Air.


Donna Geist Buch won the top award at Women Painters West Memento Mori exhibit at VIVA, November 2010. Other CAA members who won awards included Susanne Belcher and Nancy Goodman Lawrence.

Erella Teitler was accepted to JAI (Jewish Artist Initiative). She will take part of a juried exhibit at Hebrew Union College Memory and Transformation Exhibit will run through December 31, 2010. Erella took part at Brand 39 juried exhibit through October/November 2010, and she also has two pieces at Women Painters West Memento Mori exhibit at VIVA.
Belcher - Journey to Oz

CAA Members Susanne Belcher, Darlene Mellein and Connie Tunick (also co-curator of the Galleria) had work featured in Green/Vert/Verde - Environmentally Inspired - an invitational group exhibit about renewal and recycling. Presented by the Arts Council of Conejo Valley in the Galleria at Hillcrest Center for the Arts, Thousand Oaks. July 8 - Sept 20, 2010.

Susanne Belcher had two pieces accepted in the Four Faces of VIVA exhibit and won the 3rd Place Award for her piece, Reminiscence. June/July 2010.

Marks - ControlMonica Rickler Marks had three pieces at the SOMArts Cultural Center Gallery in San Francisco, in the juried show, CONTROL, August 2009. The exhibit showcased 94 works by 79 California women artists. One of Monica's pieces from the exhibit is featured in an article about the show in The Examiner.

Susanne BelcherSusanne Belcher, Harriett Lahana, along with other CAA members, got several pieces each juried into WPW’s Encino Terrace venue opening August 12 through January 2010. Picture right: “Journey Upward” by Susanne Belcher. (mixed media on canvas, 40" x 30").