Parent Portraits

Westbeth Gallery is pleased to present Parent Portraits, an exhibition focusing on artists’ representations of their parents, curated by artists Robert Bunkin and Jenny Tango. The exhibition will offer works by these contemporary international artists working in diverse media, including painting, sculpture, drawing, intaglio printmaking, and embroidery:

Participating Artists:
Sigmund Abeles, Ken Aptekar, Anneli Arms, Joan Banach, Isabel Barber,
Brian Brooks, Robert Bunkin,Susanna Coffey, William Crist, Patricia Dahlman,
Harvey Dinnerstein, Elise Dodeles, Jenny Dubnau, Richard Estrin, Donna Festa,
Leonid Gervits, Dan Gheno, Susan Grabel, Amaya Gurpide,
Patrick Earl Hammie, Mark Hanson, Melanie Hickerson, Jayne Holsinger,
Sara Issakharian, Karen Kaapcke, Catherine Kehoe, Brian Kreydatus,
Mel Leipzig, Beverly McIver, Marybeth McKenzie, Ron Milewicz, John Mitchell,
Arnold Mesches, Bill Murphy, Danielle Muzina, Jennifer Pochinski,
Carolyn Pyfrom, James Rauchman, Joseph Santore, Elinore Schnurr,
Ryan Schroeder, Frances Siegel, Orly Shiv, Jenny Tango, Polly Thayer,
Audrey Ushenko, Clarissa Payne Uvegi, Costa Vavagiakis, Jerome Witkin.


 ARTISTS FIGHT TRUMP                                        
An online exhibition including Rita Valley, Sue Coe, Carla Rae Johnson, Jackie Lima and Karen Guancione

Permanent Collection Spotlight

The collaborative book "We Live in a Divided Country, Try to Bridge That Gap" work by Deborah Harris, Michael Dal Cerro and Patricia Dahlman is being exhibited as part of the "Permanent Collection Spotlight" at The Center for Book Arts. This is organized by Theo Roth and Anna Tuchin.  "Permanent Collection Spotlight" is in conjunction with the exhibition "Politics of Place" from January 18 - March 30, 2019.

Windows Of Understanding #WeSeeThroughHate

A city-wide public art project in New Brunswick, New Jersey Taking place from January 21 - February 28, 2019. For more information go to to
My project is located at Blackthorn Restaurant &Pub. I took photographs of women and girls in the New Brunswick, NJ community at two events and paired these photographs with quotes from women leaders such as Michelle Obama, Kamala Harris, and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. The quotes were embroidered on colorful fabric.

"The Doll Show"


Curated by Liz Cohen Ndoye and France Garrido 
Ceres Gallery
547 W. 27th St. Suite 201 NYC 10001
October 30 - November 24, 2018
Opening: November 1 from 6-8pm
Artist Talk November 15 from 6-8pm
Roslyn Rose, Kailyn Meeks, Jo-Ann Brody, Jody MacDonald, Gwen Charles, Heidi Kumao, Charlann Meluso, Karmimadeebora McMillan, Ella Hilsenrath, Liz Hamilton Quay, Erin Rice, Aliza Augustine, Piper Smith, Fulvia Zambon, Halona Hilbertz, Janet Cooper, Susan Kaplow, Lily Zane, Hagar Fletcher, Carmella Gullo, Juliet Martin, Gailene St. Amand, Janis Pinkston, Patricia Dahlman, Pam Cooper and Alexandra Langley
Gallery hours: Tuesday- Saturday 12-6pm 


Galleries are open Monday through Friday 9:00 am–5:00 pm and 7:00 pm–10:00 pm and 10:00 am–3:00 pm on Saturdays.

In the event of inclement weather, please call (201) 767-7160 to confirm hours.



A toy-themed exhibition curated by Asha Ganpat

September 14–October 31, 2018

Opening Reception: Friday, September 28, 5:30–7:30 pm

TOYS is in its third iteration, this year exhibiting at the Mikhail Zakin Gallery at The Art School at Old Church, curated by Asha Ganpat. The exhibition includes a variety of mediums and artists surrounding a similar theme of toys and toy-based art. 


Asha writes, "The toys and games we play in childhood contribute heavily as out adult selves develop. It is through play that children safely wade into the mature situations of life, the situations which will soon become inescapable.  Childhood as we know it today in the United States, originated in the Victorian Era and was further solidified by the cessation of factory child labor.  This new construct of childhood can be difficult to imagine differently for it is the stage of socialization where our earliest memories are rooted.

In the studio, artists continue to play; play with irony, comparison, symbolism, and meaning.  Artists have long-retained toys in the form of medium and imagery.  When artists choose to incorporate toys into their work, more audiences may immediately relate to the work.  Unlike work with marginal connections to audiences, these works utilize symbols and objects widely recognized by viewers.  Instead of art intended for the viewer to look at and consider, this is an exhibition of art with which you imagine playing.  An emotional connection is drawn from childhood memories directly to the present moment, and for many, the lost art of playing is rekindled." 

Artists include, Nanette Reynolds Beachner, Chee Bravo, Marcy Chevali, Patricia Dahlman, Michael Endy, David Fratkin, Gabrielle Gutierrez, Josh Jordan, Morris Jurgensen, Suprina, Carolyn Oberst, Laurie Pettine, Christopher Priority, Nan Ring, Roger Sayre, Anne Spence, Miriam Stern, Peter Tilgner, Lisa Westheimer, and Judy Wukitsch.

"Narrative Threads" at Art Gym in Denver, Colorado

Art Gym Denver is excited to announce Narrative Threads, an exhibition of works that utilize thread to form a narrative throughout the art displayed. This exhibition is curated by Art Gym member and Director of Abecedarian Artists’ Books, Alicia Bailey, and includes a roster of artists from across the country.

Narrative Threads features works that expertly combine the narrative and the tactile. The wall pieces, installations and books included all have narrative in mind, making use of thread and fiber-based materials to share that narrative. From ‘Migration,’ an artist book by Margo Klass which uses abstracted collage made of paper and salmon skin to discuss the process of Alaskan salmon migration patterns, to ‘Take a Piece. Leave a Piece’ by Art Gym member Katie Vuletich, which investigates the homelessness narrative through wearable art based on interviews the artist conducted with young people who experience homelessness. The exhibition looks at the entire spectrum of how thread and fiber are able to communicate a narrative to a viewer/reader.

This does not, however, mean that the narrative is at the forefront of each piece. In many of the works, the narrative elements step back and let the tactile nature of the works shine. Curator of the exhibition, Alicia Bailey, said concerning this, “Regardless of physical scale or structure, the selections invite the reader/viewer in for a tactile, hands-on experience that is engagingly intimate . . . even those not meant to be handled, tempt the viewer to touch their surfaces, enlivened as they are by the sewn line and texturally dynamic fibers.”

Alicia Bailey is a Denver based artist, curator and gallerist. She is the director of Abecedarian Artists’ Books and Ravenpress. She made her first artist book in 1996, and since then has developed an artistic practice focusing on handmade books and box works. Bailey describes artists’ books as “unique, interactive sculptures realized in the form of the book.”

Join us for the opening reception of Narrative Threads on Thursday, September 6 from 5 – 8PM as well as a curatorial talk with Alicia Bailey discussing the process of creating and curating the exhibition on Wednesday, September 12 from 6 – 8PM.

Exhibits are free and open to the public Monday through Friday, 9AM – 6PM. They will be on display from September 6 through September 28, 2018. Alicia Bailey’s curatorial is also a free event.

Collection of Wells Library

"September 11, 2001," an unbound artist book was recently purchased by and is now in the collection of Wells Library, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana. 



David Borawski, Carla Rae Johnson, Rita Valley 
Flat File Feature Artists Patricia Dahlman, Gil Scullion 
Dates: June 1 - July 1, 2018 
Opening Reception: Friday, June 1, 6-8 pm

OPENING RECEPTION: Friday, June 1, 6-8 pm
with Morgan O'Hara
Sunday, June 17, 2-5 pm
ARTIST'S TALK: Sunday, July 1, 3:00 pm 
Story Telling Performance with Suzanne Benton 4:30

You can trust a curmudgeon. They're some of my favorite people. Deep down, they're tender-hearted. Gruff, stoic, humorous, and empathic. With pencil, sewn materials, kitsch, and word play our curmudgeons explore unlikely materials to deliver their message. 

229 Cook St, Brooklyn NY 11206

"Narrative Threads" at Carbondale Art Center, Carbondale, Colorado


May 4 through May 25, 2018

Carbondale Arts presents “Narrative Threads”, with an opening reception to the public at the R2 Gallery in The Launchpad in Carbondale on First Friday, May. 4, from 6p.m. to 8p.m. “Narrative Threads” is a selection of contemporary artists’ books by artists from throughout the United States. The exhibition is curated by Alicia Bailey, curator/gallerist of Denver-based Abecedarian Artists’ Books. 

“Narrative Threads” features works that utilize visible threads/fibers in addition to or instead of the strictly structural/functional use of threads found in traditional book binding. Regardless of physical scale, this form of interactive sculpture invites the reader/viewer in for a tactile, hands-on experience that is engagingly intimate. 

Works such as these are appealing in their hand-mindedness and interactivity. Even the works not meant to be handled tempt the viewer to touch their surfaces, enlivened as they are by the sewn line and texturally dynamic fibers. 

Selected works include those in which the presented narrative may take a backseat to the tactile invitations extended by color, texture and physical loveliness, alongside those in which the use of the materials is supportive of the narrative on which the work is based.

Artists include:

Alicia Bailey
Alisa Golden
Beata Wehr
Brea Black
Candy Carlson
Carrie L. Larson
Cynthia Laureen Vogt
Heather Doyle-Maier
Isabella Myers
Jill Powers
Jim Johnson
Julie Nocent-Vigil
K. Vuletich
Krista Narciso
Libby Barrett
Lisa Klofkorn
Lise Melhorn-Boe
Lucy Childs
Margo Klass
Marilyn Whitney
Mary Ruth Smith
Nancy Eastman
Patricia Dahlman
Shelly DeChantal
Sue Bradford
Toni Mosley





As a universal language, the arts have always been an effective tool for addressing social issues. Artivism or "activist art" is a form of social protest that explores cultural and political concerns. However, it is much more than just an innovative tactic, Artivism involves an entire practice that attempts to inspire positive change in society. This juried exhibition features works of art that employ spectacle, symbolism and collective participation to fight for issues of social justice including racial discrimination, gender equality, fair labor practices, human rights and more.

Participating Artists Include:

Ellis Angel
Marilyn M. Baldi
Janet Boltax
Merry Brennan
Roberta C. Scott
Beverly Crilly
Patricia Dahlman
Michael Dal Cerro
Isabella DeAnglis
Dawn DiCicco
Mark Dornan
Anne Dushanko Dobek
Shekira Farrell
Nette Forne Thomas
Sophie French
Jessenia Gaviria
Ghazel Ghazi
Emily Gilman Beezley
Indira Govindan
Sandra Gustafson
Stephen Harrison
Jesse Hill
Annie Hogan
Patricia Hutchinson
Julia Justo
Edward Kelley
Louise Krasniewicz
Rashna Madon
Stephen Marc
Alexandra Martin
Bonnie McKee Totora
Irmari Nacht
Chris Revelle
Andrew Ricci
Patrice Robinson
Stuart Robinson
Charles Andrew Seaton
Rosary Solimanto
William Stoehr
Colleen Sweeney Gahrmann
Sandy Taylor 
John Taylor-Lehman
Brad Terhune
Hannah Ueno
Joseph Villa
Maryann Vitiello
Terrill Warrenburg
Judy Wukitsch
Belgin Yucelen

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’

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