November 2010 Kudos

November 2010 Kudos

by Shoshana Rothaizer

Openings, Receptions and Special Events

(Note: All exhibitions are group shows except where indicated as solo shows.  Details are in the following paragraph.)

Wed. 11/3, 5:30-8:00 p.m.  -  Alyce Mayo, Barbara Leven, Pat Garbarini and Ruth Gitto, opening reception at Calumet Photo Gallery, 22 West 22nd Street, 2nd Floor, NYC.  212-989-8500

Fri. 11/12, 2-10 p.m.  -  Paula Berg, exhibition at Launchpad Gallery, 721 Franklin Avenue, Crown Heights, Brooklyn

Sun. 12/12, 1-4 p.m.  -  Trish Mayo, reception at Wave Hill House at Wave Hill, West 249th Street and Independence Avenue, the Bronx.  718-549-3200

Paula Berg was a winner of the “Unnoticed Beauty€ Photography Competition, celebrating the neighborhoods of Crown Heights, Prospect Heights, Bedford-Stuyvesant, Clinton Hill, and Fort Greene.  Paula’s winning photo will be included in a book, digital map, and exhibition on 11/12 at Launchpad, a gallery in Crown Heights.  ==  Alyce Mayo, Barbara Leven, Pat Garbarini and Ruth Gitto have photographs in Inspired by Nature, an exhibit comprising over one hundred images by fifty members of the New York City Sierra Club Photography Committee, at Calumet Photo Gallery, NYC from 11/2-26.  The show was juried and curated by Barbara Koppelman.  ==  Trish Mayo has work in Nature’s Palatte, at Wave Hill House, the Bronx, from 11/15-12/31.

Recent PWP Group Exhibition

PWP‘s group show, Art of Commerce, organized by Sindi Schorr, Trish Mayo, PM Simmons and Susan Zigman, was at the Office of the Borough President of Manhattan, NYC from 10/4-29.  The members in the show were: Asha Agnish, Terry Berenson, Nancy Campbell, Karen Corrigan, Elisa Decker, Adele Epstein, Carol Fassler Marilyn Kaggen, Linda Katsoulos, Catherine Kirkpatrick, Susan Kuhlman, Susan Ledwith, Barbara Leven, Andy Mars, Trish Mayo, Marina Misiti, Joyce Morrill, Maddi Ring, Robin Glasser Sacknoff, Linda Sandow, Sindi Schorr, PM Simmons, Nancy Sirkis, Sheila Smith, Janice Wood Wetzel, Ilona Williamson, Pat Yancovitz and Susan Zigman.

Current Exhibitions

Sandy Alpert is showing five images from her photographic series, “Ghosts Who Now Dance,€ in Black & White Art, at K.A.S. Gallery, 1806 Mellwood Avenue, Louisville, KY 40206 from 10/29-21/10.  Call 502-614-5733.  ==  Ten images by Miriam Berkley are on view at Nook Restaurant, 746 Ninth Avenue, NYC.  ==  Katherine Criss is in a four-person invitational exhibition, Breaking Ground, at Omni Gallery, 333 Earle Ovington Boulevard, Uniondale, NY  11553 (opposite Nassau Coliseum), from 9/19-1/9.  ==  Gail Gregg has a solo exhibition, The Album Series, at Luise Ross Gallery, 511 West 25th Street, 3rd floor, NYC from 10/14-11/13.  It is a drawing project in which Gail used old photo albums to address the subject of memory and loss.  ==  Marilyn Kaggen has a solo exhibition, City: Black and White photographs by Marilyn Kaggen, at the Hope and Anchor Diner, 347 Van Brunt Street, Red Hook, Brooklyn from 10/25-11/27.  ==  Five images by Maddi Ring were selected for the Kips Bay Decorator Show House, an annual fund raiser for the Kips Bay Boys and Girls Club, from 10/14-11/11.  The images are part of the designer’s wall art in the living room of the top floor of a 6-story limestone townhouse at 106 East 71st Street.  It is open to the public for a $30 donation.  ==  Pat Yancovitz has her first solo show, New Work, at Hampton Bays Library, 52 Ponquogue Avenue, Hampton Bays, NY from 10/30-11/27.  Call 631-728-6241.

Recent Exhibitions

Miriam Berkley showed eighteen images of boxers at Gleason’s Gym in DUMBO, Brooklyn, during the weekend of 9/25-26, as part of the Art Under the Bridge Festival, and she also had work at ACL Gallery in Livingston, NJ from 9/15-10/30.  ==  .  ==  A trans-layered photograph by Katherine Criss, a tribute to Magritte, was selected for the 2010 Long Island Biennial Art Exhibit at the Heckscher Museum of Art, Huntington, NY from 7/31-9/26.  The show can be viewed on the museum’s website for two years.  Go to: ==  Myrna Harrison-Changar had work in Summer Reflections, a show with the National League of American Pen Women, at Weill Cornell Medical Library from 7/23-9/28.  ==  Ann Ginsburgh Hofkin had a solo exhibition, The Land Before You, in the Milton J. Weill Gallery, in the lobby of the 92nd Street Y, NYC from 9/1-10/11.  ==  Barbara Leven had one photograph in Botanica, at Hunterdon Art Museum, Clinton, NJ from 5/23-9/12.  ==  One image by Debbie Miracolo was selected for Capture Brooklyn, at the PowerHouse Arena in DUMBO, from 9/24-10/15.  ==  Six photos by Elizabeth Niesuchouski were in Commuters, at the Arts Guild of New Jersey in Rahway, NJ from 9/10-10/7.  ==  Diane Smook had a solo exhibit of sepia photographs, Portraits from the Garden: An Uncommon View, at Art on Main, the gallery at Barnbrook Realty, 271 Main Street, Great Barrington, MA from 9/24-10/29.  ==  Abstract images by Janice Wood Wetzel, Photos by Design, were featured in the Broadway window of Westside Ritz Camera, 2400 Broadway (at the corner of 88th Street), NYC during the month of October.

Other News

Images from Sandra Gottlieb‘s 2009 summer series won First Place in the Nature-Water category of the PX3 Prix de la Photographie Paris 2010 competition.  The photos will appear in an up-coming exhibition in Paris, and will also be published in the 2010 PX3 Annual Book of competition winners.  ==  Barbara Leven received four Honorable Mentions in three categories of the Professional Division of the 2010 International Photography Awards.  IPA is a sister-effort of the Lucie Foundation.  ==  A photo by Elizabeth Niesuchouski was chosen to illustrate a Jones Soda bottle label.  ==  On 10/8, Shoshana Rothaizer presented a PowerPoint display of photographs while on a panel at an academic conference at the CUNY graduate school, NYC.  The work was warmly received!  Shoshana is grateful to Monica Barnes, the tireless professional wizard who provided endless hours of scanning, retouching and creative intelligence, to bring this project to life.  ==  Ann Marie Rousseau won a $2500 award from the HARC Foundation for her photography project, “Surveillance Frameworks,€ and as part of the award, a solo exhibition of her work was the centerpiece of a gala event at Highways Gallery in Santa Monica, CA on 10/30.  ==  A photo exhibit by Deborah Terry was part of  the International Lifeline Fund 2010 Fund Raiser at Longview Gallery in Washington, D.C. on 10/26.  ==  Two PWP members won Julia Margaret Cameron Awards.  Jackie Weisberg received an Honorable Mention for a portfolio, and Joan Katz won a Second Place in the portrait category.  This juried show was sponsored by WPGA (the World Photography Gala Awards).  A book of all the awardees, The Julia Cameron Awards 2010, will be published in November, and an exhibition is planned in Buenos Aires, Argentina in August 2011.  Additionally, the overall winners will appear in ZOOM magazine.


Six photos by Sandy Alpert, from her series “Ghosts Who Now Dance,€ will be featured in PHOTOBOOK NYC, a new project by Photo District News in conjunction with Blurb, which includes thirty-five New York City photographers.  Publication of this special edition book was set to coincide with PhotoPlus Expo, at the Javits Center, NYC from 10/28-30.  Sandy was invited to the opening night Bash onboard the Intrepid!  ==  The September issue of New York Spaces features five pages of photographs and commentary about Sheila Bernard‘s “Urban Series,€ in an article titled “Reach for the Sky.€  == The October 2010 issue of Art in America has a review by Elisa Decker of 99-year-old Will Barnet’s show of recent abstract paintings that were shown at Alexandre Gallery on 57th Street.  ==  Gail Gregg had an article, “Your Labels Make me Feel Stupid,€ published in the Summer issue of ARTnews.  ==  An image by Sonia Leon is on the cover of the current (third) issue of Imprints, the new publication of Professional Women Photographers, and an image by Erika Nusser was on the cover of the second issue.  ==  On 9/26, photos by Andy Mars of September 11th events this year in New York City were published in a feature story titled “Insights from Ground Zero on the anniversary of 9/11,€ in the Faith and Values Section of Post & Courier, a South Carolina newspaper.  Go to:  Also, a slideshow can be viewed at: ==  Shoshana Rothaizer‘s photographs and writing will be included in the up-coming anthology, In the Spirit of We’Moon: Celebrating 30 Years, to be published by Mother Tongue Ink.  For more information, please go to: ==  A review by Carson Ferri-Grant of PWP‘s group show, Objects of Affection, appeared on  Check it out at:

On the Web

Mariette Pathy Allen has a gallery exhibition at Zone Zero, one of the first websites to publish fine art photography.  Go to, and then look under the heading “The Gender Frontier.€ It includes many new photos and an essay by Mariette.  ==  Ann Brandeis was interviewed at Art Expo on 7/9, as part of a series on artists, their art and  lifestyles, produced by Fine Art Magazine:The Creative Life.  The video went online in September at:, and the series will be released on YouTube.  ==  Elisa Decker had five photos in the Maryland Institute College of Art’s 15×15 Alumni Exhibition and Art Sale, which was online through summer 2011.  ==  Six images by Phyllis J. Featherstone are included in a review of her pinhole photographs in an art blog.  Go to: ==  Leslie Granda-Hill was interviewed by Paul Giguere for the podcast “Thoughts on Photography.€  Posted on 10/24, the interview can be found at:  Also, an image from Leslie’s “Coming Home€ photo documentary project on wounded soldiers, is being used by Geoffrey Beene in an national ad campaign promoting their contribution to Project Heal.  The ads will appear throughout the U.S. through December.  Go to: ==  Four photographs by Catherine Kirkpatrick were published on 8/6 on The New York Times interactive website for the New York region, in a story titled “New York City’s Waterfronts, Covered,€ and the Sunday (8/8) newspaper announced the Waterfront pictures project.  The direct links are,,,  ==  Barbara Leven has ten images for sale in the store of the Museum of Modern Photography, an online museum.  Go to: ==  Andy Mars was a guest blogger on 9/8 on the Rodenas photography blog.  Andy’s article, “Fine Art & Photography as One,€ can be found at: ==  Joyce Morrill had one image in Transitions, a virtual event of visual, literary and the performing arts presented by Pen and Brush, Inc.  The show opened in June, and it was online through 9/3.  ===  Mayda Rumberg was finalist in the Master’s Cup Color Awards, an online competition at: ==  Robin Glasser Sacknoff had her own gallery in the Museum of Modern Photography, an online museum, from 3/31-9/30.  ==  Lynn Saville was interviewed on BOMBSITE, the website for Bomb Magazine.  Go to: ==  Photos by Rebecca Swanson are featured in a gardening blog.  Go to:  ==  Three images by Jackie Weisberg won Honorable Mention at the Women in Photography International contest FACES 2010.  The home page is:, and to see Jackie’s photos, go to:, and

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