January 2011 Kudos

January 2011 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. 1/5, 8 p.m.  -  Roz Rosenblum, photo competition at Sacred Heart School, Castleton Avenue, Staten Island

Thurs. 1/6, 6-8:30 p.m.  -  Ann Ginsburgh Hofkin, opening reception at A.I.R. Gallery, 111 Front Street, #228, Brooklyn.  212-255-6651.   http://www.airgallery.org/ There will also be a curatorial talk at 5 p.m.

Fri. 1/7, 5-7:30 p.m.  -  Lynn Saville, opening reception for solo exhibition at Schneider Gallery, 230 West Superior Street, Chicago, IL 60654.  312-988-4033.

Thurs. 1/13, 7:30 p.m.  -  Barbara Freedman, opening reception and artist’s talk for solo show, Koslowe Judaica Gallery, Westchester Jewish Center, Rockland and Palmer Avenues, Mamaroneck, NY 10543.  914-698-2960

Fri. 1/14, 7-10 p.m.  -  Ann Ginsburgh Hofkin, opening reception at Mpls Photo Center, Second Floor Galleries, 2400 North Second Street, Minneapolis, MN 55411.  612-643-3511

Wed. 1/19, 8 p.m.  -  Roz Rosenblum, presentation at Sacred Heart School, Castleton Avenue, Staten Island

Fri. 1/21, 6-8 p.m.  -  Susan Falzone, opening reception at Rita K. Hillman Education Gallery, International Center of Photography, 1114 Avenue of the Americas (at 43rd Street), NYC. 212-857-0001.  http://www.icp.org/school/education-gallery

Sat. 1/29, 2:30-5:30 p.m-  Janice Wood Wetzel and Deena Weintraub, opening reception at Broadway Mall Community Center, Broadway at West 96th Street, traffic island

Sat. 2/12, 2-5 p.m.  -  Sandy Alpert, opening reception at Project Basho Gallery, 1305 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19122.  215-238-0928

Sun. 2/13, 2:30-5:30 p.m-  Janice Wood Wetzel and Deena Weintraub, opening reception at Broadway Mall Community Center, Broadway at West 96th Street, traffic island

An image by Sandy Alpert was selected for the ONWARD ’11 exhibition at Project Basho Gallery in Philadelphia, PA from 2/12-3/27.  Six hundred and fourteen photographers from twenty-two countries submitted 2,240 photographs, and the final selection included the work of sixty-three photographers.  ==  Susan Falzone has work in Moment of Recognition, at ICP’s Education Gallery, NYC from 1/21-3/20.  ==  Barbara Freedman has a solo exhibition, From Ancient to Modern: Mixed Media on Paper, at the Koslowe Judaica Gallery at the Westchester Jewish Center in Mamaroneck, NY from 1/13-3/31.  ==  Work by Ann Ginsburgh Hofkin is featured in A woman’s work is never done, at A.I.R. Gallery in DUMBO, Brooklyn from 1/5-30.  Also, one image by Ann was selected for Urban View – Rural Sight: Documenting a Sense of Place, at the Mpls Photo Center in Minneapolis, MN from 1/14-2/21.  ==  On 1/5, Roz Rosenblum will judge a photo competition for Gateway Photographers in Staten Island, and on 1/19, she will present a lecture, “What Judges Look For,€ at the same location.  ==  Lynn Saville has a solo exhibition, Lynn Saville Photographs, at Schneider Gallery in Chicago from 1/7-2/26.  ==  Janice Wood Wetzel and Deena Weintraub co-curated Memory Lingers On, a photography show at the West Side Arts Coalition from 1/26-2/13.

Current Exhibitions

Sheila Bernard has work at ACL Gallery, 1170 Town Center Way, Livingston, NJ from 9/15-1/4.  ==  Photographs by Irma Bohórquez-Geisler have been in an on-going exhibition since 9/1 at ArtHaus NY, 143 Beach Street, Staten Island, NY 10304.  ==  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.  Call 631-589-3093.  ==  Susan Falzone has work in HumanKind, part of the New York Photo Festival, at PowerHouse Arena, 37 Main Street, Brooklyn 11201, from 12/17-1/20.  Call 718-666-3049, or 1-866-99-ARENA, or go to: http://humankind.newyorkphotofestival.com/index.php ==  Myrna Harrison-Changar has work in the Winter Wonderland Art Exhibition at United Hebrew Home, 391 Pelham Road, New Rochelle, NY 10805 from 12/1-2/28.  Please call 914-632-2804 or go to: http://www.uhgc.org == Catherine Kirkpatrick has two pieces in Gentrification, at Brooklyn Artists Gym, 168 7th Street #3, Brooklyn, NY 11215-3153 from 12/18-1/8.  Call 718-858-9069.  ==  Debbie Miracolo has a solo exhibition, The Change Agents, at Arrojo Studio, 180 Varick Street, NYC from 11/17-1/26.  Call 212-242-7786 or go to: http://www.arrojostudio.com ==  Several images by Dianora Nicollini are in the permanent collection at Harn Museum, at the University of Florida in Gainesville.  Currently, her work is displayed at the Harn in Figures and Faces, from 12/2010 through 6/2011, alongside nudes by Andy Warhol, Edward Weston and  Sally Mann.  ==  Shari Romar‘s solo show, Birds, Bugs and Blooms of the Queens Botanical Garden, is displayed in the gallery space at QBG, on Main Street in Flushing, from 11/27-2/27.  Shari is on staff at QBG.  Please visit the website at http://www.queenstotanical.org/ for more information, or contact Shari directly at 718-886-3800, ext. 213, or sromar@queensbotanical.org.  Winter is a peaceful time to stroll the Garden and photograph this season’s quiet beauty, while inside, the gift shop is full of treasures.  ==  Janice Wood Wetzel and Patricia Gilman are in Seasonings, a show with West Side Arts Coalition at the Rockville Centre Library, 221 North Village Avenue, Rockville Centre, NY from 12/4-1/3.  ==  Pat Yancovitz has work in the Invitational exhibition, at Broome Street Gallery, 498 Broome Street (off West Broadway), NYC from 12/22-1/9.  Call 212-941-0130.

Current PWP Group Exhibition

New Visions is at the Show Walls Gallery of The Durst Organization, 1133 Avenue of the Americas (at West 43rd Street), NYC from 12/6-1/15.  The show was organized by Sindi Schorr, Trish Mayo, Nyla, PM Simmons, Sheila Smith, Janice Wood Wetzel and Pat Yancovitz.  The PWP members in the show are: Gloria Aks, Sandy Alpert, Sheila Archer, Babs Armour, Madeleine Barbara, Kelly Barbieri, Monica Barnes, Terry Berenson, Miriam Berkley, Sheila Bernard, Susan Bowen, Susanna Briselli,  Lynne R. Cashman,  Giselle Chamma, Sarah Corbin, Karen Corrigan, Fabienne Cuter, Elisa Decker, Adele Epstein, Noel Farese, Carol Fassler, Barbara Freedman, Patricia Garbarini, Jill Gewirtz, Patricia Gilman, Ruth Gitto, Leslie Granda-Hill, Pamela Greene, Linda Katsoulos, Linda Kessler, Catherine Kirkpatrick, Susan Kuhlman, Susan Ledwith, Barbara E. Leven, Andy Mars, Alyce Mayo, Trish Mayo, Mo McDougall, Marina Misiti, Joyce Morrill, Nyla, Shirley Pasternak, Helen Bohmart Pine, Ginger Propper, Laurie Rhodes, Maddi Ring, Linda Roche, Roz Rosenblum, Robin Glasser Sacknoff, Anne Sager, Linda Sandow, Loredana Sangiuliano, Sindi Schorr, Beth Portnoi Shaw, PM Simmons, Nancy Sirkis, Sheila Smith, Diane Smook, Catherine Steinmann, Janice Wood Wetzel, Ilona Willliamson, Ellen Stockdale Wolfe, Pat Yancovitz and Susan Zigman.

Recent Exhibitions

Sandy Alpert showed five images in Black & White Art, at K.A.S. Gallery, in Louisville, KY from 10/29-12/10.  ==  Lore Behrendt and Myrna Harrison-Changer had work in Women in the Arts Comes to Broadway, at the West Side Arts Coalition, NYC from 12/15-1/2.  ==  Gail Gregg had a solo exhibition, The Album Series, at Luise Ross Gallery, NYC from 10/14-11/13.  It was a drawing project in which Gail used old photo albums to address the subject of memory and loss.  ==  Marilyn Kaggen had a solo exhibition, City: Black and White photographs by Marilyn Kaggen, at the Hope and Anchor Diner, Red Hook, Brooklyn from 10/25-11/27.  ==  Alyce Mayo, Barbara Leven, Pat Garbarini and Ruth Gitto had 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 had work in Nature’s Palatte, at Wave Hill House, the Bronx, from 11/15-12/31.  ==  Meryl Meisler had an installation, “Unlocked,€ in collaboration with Patricia O’Brien, in Art from Detritus: Recycling with Imagination, a group show at Viridian Gallery, NYC from 11/16-12/4.  ==  Linda Sandow had work in Body Image, a two-part multi-media exhibition at Pen and Brush, NYC from 11/11-12/5.  ==  Ann Tracy was in Small but Mighty, a group show at Sacramento Temporary Contemporary Gallery in Sacramento, CA from 11/11-12/11.  ==  Pat Yancovitz had her first solo show, New Work, at Hampton Bays Library, in Hampton Bays, NY from 10/30-11/27.

Recent PWP Group Exhibition

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.

Other News

Paula Berg was a winner of the Unnoticed Beauty photography competition, celebrating the Brooklyn neighborhoods of Crown Heights, Prospect Heights, Bedford-Stuyvesant, Clinton Hill, and Fort Greene.  Her photo was displayed at an exhibition on 11/12 at Launchpad, a gallery in Crown Heights, and it was also included in a book and digital map.  ==  During two weekends in December, Irma Bohórquez-Geisler sold her images at holiday fairs in Brooklyn and Manhattan.  ==   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 won a great prize, a 24″ x 36″ print and gallery plexi mount, in Baboo Color Labs Haiku Contest.  The poems had to be about photography, and here is what Barbara wrote:  “Life painted by sun, brushed with light and shadow, recorded by man.€  Also, Barbara 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.  ==  On 11/17, Andy Mars presented a Mixed Media Photography Workshop for the members of PWP.  ==  A photo by Elizabeth Niesuchouski was chosen to illustrate a Jones Soda bottle label.  ==  On 12/6, Roz Rosenblum judged the Manhattan Miniature Photo competition at the Community Church, NYC.  ==  On 10/8, Shoshana Rothaizer presented a PowerPoint display of photographs at an academic conference at the CUNY graduate school, NYC.  Shoshana is grateful to Monica Barnes, the tireless professional wizard who provided many 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, was 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,€ were 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 coincided with PhotoPlus Expo, at the Javits Center, NYC from 10/28-30.  ==  Monica Barnes has been scanning, studying, and annotating a collection of approximately 5,000 negatives taken during the 1960s at the large Inca site of Huánuco Pampa in central Peru . These are housed at the American Museum of Natural History.  A short article incorporating two of these photos was posted on the Antiquity website and is part of the December 2010 issue of that journal. To read Monica’s article and see the photographs go to: http://www.antiquity.ac.uk/projgall/barnes326/ ==  Two photographs by Ardith Bondi appeared in The New York Times.  They were first published online on the City Room blog on Sunday, 10/31, and again in the printed version, on Page A24, on 11/1. To view the image, go to: http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/10/31/library-warbler-barron/?hp ==  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.  ==  A black and white landscape photograph by Nancy Dowling was a finalist in the Worldwide Photo Gala Awards, and it will be published in a book, Urban and Country Landscapes, in January.  ==  Four images by Sandra Gottlieb accompany the text in a newly released book, ONE: The Mind Aware, copyright 2010 by New Momentum for Human Unity Productions.  A sample, including Sandra’s image, “Horizontal #20, can be viewed at: http://www.newmomentumforhumanunity.org/pictsUSERS/One_Book_Sample.pdf ==  An image by Ethel Kambourian won the Bronze Award in a special February 2011 issue of Black and White Magazine.  Ethel also won Hot Shots Awards in the Spring and Summer 2011 issues of Digital Camera and Better Photos Now magazines.  ==  Marina Misiti, who is based in Rome, had an image in PWP’s Art of Commerce exhibition.  An article in Elifestyle magazine mentions Marina and Professional Women Photographers.  Go to: http://issuu.com/elifestyle/docs/autumn10/119 ==  Two images by Dianora Nicollini are included in, Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art at Twenty Years: The Collection Catalog, 2010, newly released in December.  ==   Shoshana Rothaizer‘s photographs and writing were published in the anthology, In the Spirit of We’Moon: Celebrating 30 Years, released by Mother Tongue Ink in December.  For more information, please go to: http://www.wemoon.ws/anth.html ==  In October, Hirmer Verlag (Munich) published New York City Gardens, photographed by Betsy Pinover Schiff, in English, French and German, with a U.S. launch at Rizzoli Bookshop on 57th Street in Manhattan.  It is being distributed in major bookstores throughout Europe as well as at numerous bookshops in the New York metropolitan area and on Amazon.com.   A review in The New York Times on 10/31 described the book as “an ambrosial paean to public and private spaces.€  ==  A review by Carson Ferri-Grant of PWP‘s group show, Objects of Affection, appeared on Newsblaze.com.  Check it out at: http://newsblaze.com/story/20100801163552zzzz.nb/topstory.html

Self-Published Books

Janice Wood Wetzel recently self-published a photo book called Faces of Morocco.

On the Web

Monica Barnes has been scanning, studying, and annotating a collection of approximately 5,000 negatives taken during the 1960s at a large Inca site in Peru.  Please see “Publications€ for a complete write-up.  To view a short article posted on the Antiquity website, which is part of the December 2010 issue of that journal, go to: http://www.antiquity.ac.uk/projgall/barnes326/ ==  A series of photographs Paula Berg, entitled “The Resurrection,€ is in Telling A Story, an exhibit sponsored by the Worldwide Photography Awards (WPGA). Beginning on 2/1, the images will appear for one year in Wonderpick, the online gallery of WPGA, and subsequently will be considered for second screening prizes and inclusion in a hard cover book.  Go to: http://www.wonderpick.com ==  Two photographs by Ardith Bondi appeared in The New York Times on 10/31 and 11/1. (Detailed information is listed in “Publications.€)  To view the images, go to: http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/10/31/library-warbler-barron/?hp ==  An image by Karen Corrigan received an Honorable Mention in Single Image in the Worldwide Photo Gala Awards (WPGA) Black and White Competition.  All the winners can be viewed at:
http://www.thegalaawards.net/announcements/black-a-white ==  Leslie Granda-Hill was interviewed by Paul Giguere for the podcast “Thoughts on Photography.€  Posted on 10/24, the interview can be found at: http://www.thoughtsonphotography.com/.  Also, an image from Leslie Granda-Hill‘s “Coming Home€ photo documentary project on wounded soldiers, was used by Geoffrey Beene in an national ad campaign promoting their contribution to Project Heal.  The ads appeared throughout the U.S. through December.  Go to:  http://www.lghphoto.com/updates-page1.html ==  Barbara Leven has ten images for sale in the store of the Museum of Modern Photography, an online museum.  Go to: http://www.mmpca.org/catalog/9?page=3 ==  Open House New York (OHNY) selected one photo by Trish Mayo for their 2010 Focus on Architecture photography competition in the Exterior category.  Go to:  http://ohny.wordpress.com/2010/11/22/focus-on-architecture-competition-winners-2/ ==  London International Photography, a large photography-based online magazine, has spotlighted an image by our Italian-based member Marina Misiti.  Go to: http://www.londonphotography.org.uk/exhibitions/2010/12/07/marina-misiti-in-new-visions-new-york/ Another article, in Italian, can be found at: http://donneconlavaligia.wordpress.com/2010/12/10/marina-misiti-con-new-visions-espone-di-nuovo-a-new-york/ ==  An article about Debbie Miracolo and the project “The Change Agents,€ is on the PDN PhotoServe website.  Titled “Louisa J. Cursis of ChatterCorner with Debbie Miracolo,€ the link for the article is: http:www.pdnonline.com/pdn/photoserve/Louisa-J-Curtis-of–1099.shtml ==  Lynn Saville was interviewed on BOMBSITE, the website for Bomb Magazine.  Go to:
http://bombsite.com/issues/999/articles/3668 ==  Three images by Jackie Weisberg won Honorable Mention at the Women in Photography International contest FACES 2010.  To see Jackie’s photos, go to: http://tinyurl.com/27jkaw4, http://tinyurl.com/26qczhd and http://tinyurl.com/2fhghtu.  ==  The online exhibition is now open for  PWP‘s 35th Anniversary International Women’s Call for Entry, including thirteen award-winning images.  Also included are twenty Juror’s Selections and thirty-five Honorable Mentions.  The physical exhibition will open on 6/1 at Soho Photo Gallery.  The online exhibition will be displayed through 5/14/11.  To view it, please go to: http://www.pwponline.org/display_exhibition_winners.php?s=16.  Also, please see additional information in “Up-Coming Exhibitions€ just below!

Up-Coming Exhibitions

Four PWP members received recognition in PWP’s 35th Anniversary International Open Call for Entry, which will open on 6/1.  Fran Dickson won a Jurors’ Selection, and Honorable Mentions went to Sandy Alpert, Leslie Granda-Hill, and Tequila Minsky.  All award-winning images and Jurors’ Selections will be in a group show at Soho Photo Gallery from 6/1-14, and award-winning images, Jurors’ Selections and Honorable Mentions are currently in an online exhibition on the PWP website from 11/15-5/14.  Terry Berenson, Adele Epstein, Patricia Gilman, Catherine Kirkpatrick and Maddi Ring helped with this fund-raising project.

Perspectives on Time, organized by Janice Wood Wetzel, Pat Yancovitz and Trish Mayo, will be at the Callahan Gallery at St. Francis College in Brooklyn Heights from 3/2-31.

A Woman’s World, organized by Sindi Schorr, will be at Macy’s Herald Square from 3/2-23.

Kudos is open to general, student and lifetime members, and is updated the first of each month. For future PWP newsletters and inclusion online, please send information to Shoshana via the U.S. mail or cyberspace. The printed version is distributed at PWP’s monthly meetings, and the online version is at our website.  Go to: http://pwponline.org/blog, and then click on Kudos.

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