Don't Shut Up*

Pleased to have work included in Don't Shut Up* as part of the visual presentation of more then 50 artists' work responding to the silencing of women and of the raising of women's voices.

New York
In Honor of Women's History Month
Don't Shut Up*
Wednesday, March 14, 2018   7:00 pm
(doors open 6:30)  
Katharine Bodde
Brittany Brathwaite
Joanne Mattera
Organized by Susan GrabelCeres Gallery presents a panel discussion and visual presentation of more than 50 artists' work responding to the silencing of women and the raising of women's voices, #MeToo #NeverthelessShePersisted #DontShutUp.
Through interruptions, censure, violence, threatening behavior, both in person and online, women are silenced every day. It's time to ensure that women's voices are heard and valued.

Katharine Bodde, Senior Policy Counsel at the New York Civil Liberties Union NYCLU specializing in gender equality and reproductive rights issues. She is the Chair of the Sex and Law Committee at the New York City Bar Association and teaches a course at Cardozo Law School on Reproductive Rights Law and Justice.
Brittany Brathwaite, MPH, MSW is the Organizing and Innovation Manager at Girls for Gender Equity (GGE).Girls for Gender Equity is an intergenerational advocacy organization committed to the physical, psychological, social and economic development of girls and women.
Joanne Mattera, artist, feminist and blogger, paints in a style that is chromatically resonant and compositionally reductive. She exhibits widely, maintains her popular Joanne Mattera Art Blog, curates regularly and won't be shut up.
*Don't Shut UP, is a further iteration of a month of programs and exhibitions presented by the San Diego group, FIG (Feminist Image Group), in July 2017.

Artists: Nancy Azara · Sara Bennett · Meredith Bergmann · Jo-Ann Brody · Lynda Caspe · Pauline Chernichaw · Patricia Dahlman · Loren Dann · Lisa Mee Doherty · Susan Duby · Evelyn Eller · Loren Ellis · Rachel Finkelstein · Sharyn Finnegan · Susan Newmark Fleminger · Ayana Friedman · Elisabeth C. Frischauf · Betsey Garand · Laura Gelsomini · Joan Giordano · Susan Grabel · Carol Hamoy · Marsha Heller · Melanie Hickerson · Elizabeth Featherstone Hoff · Carla Rae Johnson · Susan Kaplow · Carole Richard Kaufmann · Mary Anne Kinsella · Helen R. Klebesadel · Stephanie Kosinski · Beatrice Lebreton · Linda Litteral · Cynthia Mailman · Virginia Maksymowicz · Willie Marlowe · Gonzalo Mercado · Cabell Molina · Laura Morrison · Marjorie Morrow · Toby Needler · Vernita Nemec · Gail Panske · Judith Parenio · Vicki Pasimeo · Kristi Pfister · Helen Redman · Kristin Reed · Louise Reiner · Marilyn Rosenberg · Susan Tunick · Jenni Vitek · Elizabeth Weiner-Cohen · Joyce Ellen Weinstein

Sideshow Yearly Mash

Sideshow Gallery
319 Bedford Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11211
Hours: Thursday, Friday, Saturday 12-6

Index Art Center Open Studios

Please join us Sunday, October 15th for IAC's Open studio tour and meet some of Index's resident artists. This event is in conjunction with the Newark Art's City Wide Arts Festival.
IAC's artist residencies and studios are located on the first and third floor of our building. 

Index's resident artists are:
Patricia Dahlman, Diana Palermo, Spencer Frohwirth, Colleen Gutwein and Joseph O'Neal, Kevin Durkin and Jeff Koroski, 'and / or' Colin Sheilds and Frank Anderson, Sohoah Lee, Agnes Deja, Linda Everswick, Heidi Lorënz-Wettach Hussa, Peter Dougherty and Jillian Keats


‘Intersection’ features works by artists that have studios located at 31 Central Ave. and at 237 Washington St. in Newark, NJ.
31 Central has been occupied by artists and creatives for more than three decades, helping to establish an emerging arts community in the Halsey Street area and Downtown Newark. ‘Intersection’ will also feature works by artists that have studios at 237 Washington Street, Index Art Center’s new location after a fire displaced the organization in 2013. ‘Intersection’ was originally conceived of in 2011 as an annual exhibition to highlight artists that had been working at Index’s old location (585 Broad St.) and at 31 Central Ave. during Newark Open Doors. This exhibition follows suit, curated by Lowell Eugene Craig, co-founder of IAC and a studio resident at 31 Central.
Intersection 2017 will be on view through November 10.

31 Central Artists: Jerry Gant, Katrina Bello, Akintola Hanif, Stephen Mckenzie, Kevin Merkel, William Oliwa, German Pitre, Kati Vilim, and Robert Shoup
237 Artists: Diana Palermo, Colin Sheilds, Patricia Dahlman, Kevin Durkin, Jeff Koroski, Colleen Gutwein, Lowell Craig, Jillian Keats, Peter Dougherty, Heidi Lorenz Wettach, Sohoah Lee, and Joseph O’Neal

Gallery hours are by appointment.
Admission is free and open to the public.

Intimate Lines: Drawing with Thread

Sept. 17 — Jan. 7, 2018

Intimate Lines: Drawing with Thread, curated by Carol Eckert

Diem Chau, Sojourn
Porcelain plate, organza & thread
8 ½”H x 8 ½”W x 1 3/8”D

In Intimate Lines: Drawing with Thread, 16 artists wield a needle like a pen to compose intensely personal stories and record intimate histories.

In this upcoming Hunterdon Art Museum exhibition, which opens Sept. 17, artists deal with relationships, gender and identity; their works show exquisite textured drawings that expand upon textile traditions to make compelling contemporary statements.

“Stitching is an intimate physical act, closely connected to the body,” said Carol Eckert, who is curating this exhibition. “An often solitary process, it is at once time-intensive, relentless and contemplative. The artists in this exhibition create works that are inextricable from the process itself — intensely personal figurative images drawn with tangible stitched lines.”

Using thread as both a tactile and symbolic medium, these artists approach the traditionally painstaking process of embroidery with a modern sensibility. Building upon historic textile processes and working within the tradition of figurative imagery, they create dialogues between old and new — dialogues intensified by the use of found embroideries, vintage postcards, old photographs, and paper maps.

Viewers will also discover everything from the history of textiles and traditional toile patterns to modern pop culture references to comic book heroes and selfies.

For instance, artist Richard Saja employs traditional toile patterns – toile is French for cloth, and today refers to a one-color print typically of a pastoral scene or arrangement of flowers – and interrupts them. He’ll embroider, say, wings on a monkey or ladybugs on a flower.

Kelsey Viola Wiskirchen incorporates Latin American needlework practices and the women she has met and the stories they told are represented in her work. “My purpose as an artist is to examine the experiences women share: stories, skills, and traditions passed on to younger generations,” Wiskirchen noted.

Regarding contemporary references, Sophia Narrett’s work is drawn through pop culture references, whether it’s the television programs The Bachelor and Orange Is the New Black, or rapper Kendrick Lamar. She has three pieces in this show, including “I Can’t Stop Crying Except Sometimes When I Think About Ari Gold,” a reference to the character portrayed by Jeremy Piven in the TV program Entourage.

Eckert said Narett’s complex, colorful narratives were developed from her background as a painter. “Hand-stitched with vibrant cotton threads, her expressive compositions referencing pop culture and social issues float slightly off the wall, casting shadows that emphasize their three-dimensional qualities,” Eckert said.

Diem Chau, whose figurative images are stitched across porcelain vessels, creates delicate vignettes of fleeting memory, gesture and form, resulting in works that combine an egalitarian sensibility with a minimalist restraint. Her work touches

 on the value of storytelling, myths, and how those connect us all.

And, while most of the show’s artists use hand stitching, Paul Nosa works with a

 solar-powered sewing machine to construct intricate narratives that often include map imagery.

Also featured in this exhibition are artists Pinky Bass, Mary Bero, Patricia Dahlman, Michelle Kingdom, Daniel Kornrumpf, Aurora Molina, Mark Newport, Iviva Olenick, Stacey Page, Ehren Elizabeth Reed and Melissa Zexter.

Intimate Lines: Drawing with Thread’s opening reception is Sunday, Sept. 17 from 2 to 4 p.m. It runs until Jan. 7, 2018.

This exhibition is generously supported by the Coby Foundation, Ltd.



An online exhibition of art work by twenty artists

Katherine Aoki, Deborah Harris, Nicolas Lampert,
Cicely Cottingham, Art Hazelwood, Ilse Schreiber-Noll, Priscilla Stadler, Tim Fite, Anne Q McKeown,
Anne Dushanko Dobek, Robyn Ellenbogen, Joseph O’Neal, Donna Coleman, Robert Geshlider, Michael Dal Cerro Leona Strassberg Steiner, Barbara Madsen,
Ray Must, Carol Radsprecher and Patricia Dahlman

OUTRAGE: Artists Respond to the Election of Donald Trump

“OUTRAGE: Artists Respond
to the Election of Donald Trump”
an online exhibition of art work by 20 artists

Art Hazelwood, Aileen Bassis, Patricia Dahlman, Donna Coleman, Anne Dushanko Dobek, Vaughn Spann, Cicely Cottingham, Robyn Ellenbogen, Doug Minkler, Ilse Schreiber-Noll, Lisa G Westheimer, Ray Must, Anne Q. McKeown, Miles MacDiarmid, Michael Dal Cerro, Hubert Neal Jr., Ozlem Ayse Ozgur, Joseph O’Neal, Carol Radsprecher and Cheryl Harper

Ray Must, "Pale Rider" lift ground aquatint etching and collage, 16” x”18’


Power and Politics

Safe Harbors Ann Street Gallery is delighted to present their newest exhibition Politics and Poweropening on Saturday, October 8, 2016 with an Artist Reception from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. The exhibition highlights the works of twenty-six artists from across the nation and abroad, whose works are focused on relevant key political and social issues. This event is free and open to the public.

The art forms on display in the Politics and Power exhibition are as diverse in subject matter as they are in size and media—from psychologically charged paintings, ecological sculptural models; to tiny situations and wall size installations. All of the works on display are seen through the lens of the artist and reflect their own personal political experiences. With bold voices, these artists have positioned their works in current subjects that strategically engage the viewer in a critical examination of political, social, and economic topics as varied as: climate change, political leaders, surveillance, gun control, food security, racial injustice, corruption, and a plethora of other controversial issues surrounding our upcoming presidential election.

Artists featured: Celine Browing, Morgan Craig, Patricia Dahlman, Stephen Derrickson, James Ehler, Brian Gaither, Mona Gazala, Cheryl Harber, Andrew E. Johnson, Blazo Kovacevic, Marina Kuchinski, George Lorio, Kevin Mercer, Carl E. Moore, Hubert Neal Jr., Dave Pettengill, Dan Ran, Leslie Robinson, Jack Rosenberg, Bill Rybak, Martaleah Sandler, Jason Stout(TN), Jason Stout(TX), Dan Tague, Katee Woods, and Yatam Zahar

The exhibition was curated by Virginia Walsh and will be on view through Saturday, November 26, 2016.

The Safe Harbors Ann Street Gallery is a nonprofit art gallery specializing in contemporary emerging and established artists. The gallery is located at 104 Ann Street in Newburgh, and hours are Monday through Thursday 9 am-5 pm, and Friday through Saturday 11 am-5 pm, Newburgh Last Saturday until 8pm.

For more information regarding Politics and Power or the Ann Street Gallery, contact Virginia Walsh, Director at (845) 784-1146,, or visit Safe Harbors Ann Street Gallery is pleased to present Power and Politics, a group exhibition – on Saturday, October 8, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Gallery Hours:

Wednesday and Thursday 9 a.m. - 1:30 and 2:30 - 5 p.m.
Friday and Saturday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Newburgh Last Saturdays of each month 5 p.m. to 8 p.m

Unpacking the 21st Century: Artists Engaging the World

UNPACKING THE 21ST CENTURY: ARTISTS ENGAGING THE WORLD Aliza Augustine, Aileen Bassis, Patricia Cazorla, Patricia Dahlman, Nancy Saleme

June 4 - 25, 2016
Opening Reception: Saturday June 4, 6–8 pm

Special Events:

Sunday, June 5, 3–5 pm

Special Viewing for Children of Holocaust Survivors & Families with Aliza Augustine RSVP

Wednesday, June 8, 7 - 9 pm

Prose, Poetry and Performance: Readings by poets Bhisham Bherwani, Terese Svoboda and Perfomance, „‚E‘ as in Event“ by dancer and choreographer Luis Lara Malvacias with spoken words by poet Judah Levenson

Saturday, June 18, 3 pm Artist Talk


55 Bethune Street (corner of Washington Street) New York, NY 10014

Gallery Hours: Wed. - Sunday / 1 - 6

Picturing The Garden State (Now)

Picturing The Garden State (Now)
March 1 - April 8, 2016
Gallery Bergen
Bergen Community College
Paramus, NJ
opening reception Tuesday March 1, 6-8pm

Presentation and Discussion on Philip Guston's Influence on Other Artists

                       Philip Guston's Influence on Other Artists
As part of the program "Newark Museum Through the Eyes of Gallery Aferro Artists," Patricia Dahlman will be giving a presentation and discussion at the Newark Museum in front of Philip Guston's painting "Slope." This will take place Sunday, March 13 at 1:30pm. We will be discussing Philip Guston's influence on other artists. As part of this presentation Patricia put "the word out" that she was interested in communicating with people that were influenced by Philip Guston and/or studied with him. The result is this online exhibition and comments 
 This will also be a handout at the presentation.
For information about exhibitions at and how to get to the Newark Museum please go here

3: Patricia Dahlman, Robyn Ellenbogen, and Julie McHargue

"3: Patricia Dahlman, Robyn Ellenbogen, and 
Julie McHargue" at Art House Productions
Patricia Dahlman, Robyn Ellenbogen and Julie McHargue create potent works that celebrate the artist’s hand and stretch our ideas of what can be achieved through sewing and the sewn line. While their work transcends the domestic realm, we also attest that it honors the significance of the traditions from which they draw. Sewing, quilting, crochet are enmeshed in our histories and women have most often safeguarded this heritage. Through their art practices, Dahlman, Ellenbogen and McHargue assert the value of the craft in their work and point a way to the future of these traditions as expressed through contemporary art.
August 2 - September 20, 2015
opening reception Sunday, August 2 from noon to 3pm.
Regular gallery hours: Sunday noon to 3pm and by appointment.
136 Magnolia Ave.
Jersey City, NJ 07306

Patricia Dahlman and Michael Dal Cerro: Sculpture & Prints

Romano Gallery
Armstrong-Hipkins Center for the Arts
Blair Academy, Blairstown, NJ 07825
March 24 - April 25, 2015
Opening: Thursday, March 26, 7 - 8PM
Hours: Monday - Saturday, 10AM - 6PM 
or by appointment, call 908-362-6121


"Big Open Book"
A site specific work made with fabric and thread by 
Patricia Dahlman

Art Wall on Third
curated by Arezoo Moseni
January 12 - April 1, 2015

An Artist Dialogue
Patricia Dahlman and Margaret Mathews-Berenson
Saturday, February 21, 2015
2:30-4:30 The Corner Room

The Art Collection
Mid-Manhattan Library
455 Fifth Avenue, 3rd floor
New York, NY 10016

Monday - Thursday 8am-11pm
Friday 8am-8pm
Saturday-Sunday 10am-6pm

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