JAI is often involved in more than one exhibition at a time. The links below will connect you to information on each event as well as exhibitions and events we think will be of special interest to our membership.


Exhibitions Archive

Simone Gad Solo Show at Highways Performance Space, Santa Monica
Start Date: 6, Nov 2015
End Date: 30, Nov 2015


November 6 - 29, 2015

OPENING RECEPTION: Saturday, November 7th from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Highways Performance Space @18th St. Arts Center
1651 18th St.
Santa Monica, CA 90404

Judith Liebe - Dortort Center, UCLA
Start Date: 23, Oct 2015
End Date: 23, Oct 2015

Featuring "Far Away" by Judith Liebe

Pulp & Circumstance Group Exhibition at AJRCA
Start Date: 18, Oct 2015
End Date: 11, Apr 2016
(213) 884-4133  |  ajrca.edu  |  Email info@ajrca.edu for more information

JAI/Jerusalem Biennale2015 at AJU LA
Start Date: 7, Oct 2015
End Date: 21, Dec 2015
Renee Amitai - Shana Tova
Start Date: 29, Sep 2015
End Date: 25, Oct 2015
Cathy Weiss > Love and Light @Craft and Folk Art Museum
Start Date: 27, Sep 2015
End Date: 4, Jan 2016
Jerusalem Biennale2015 7,567MI > JAI EXHIBITIONS
Start Date: 24, Sep 2015
End Date: 6, Nov 2015

The 2nd Jerusalem Biennale for Contemporary Jewish Art (September 24 - November 5) will showcase the work of nearly 200 Israeli and international professional artists in 10 exhibitions hosted in seven city-center venues.

Following the success of the inaugural Jerusalem Biennale in 2013, Biennale2015 will continue to explore the places where contemporary art meets the Jewish world of content.

Curators and artists with different approaches, who span the continuum of Jewish identity from secular to ultra-Orthodox and include non-Jewish artists, come together within the Biennale framework to give their own interpretation of contemporary Jewish art.

Biennale2015 hosts four exhibitions from overseas - New York, Los Angeles, Buenos Aires and Barcelona and, for the first time, the Jerusalem Biennale extends its reach with three simultaneous exhibitions in LA.

The vision of the Biennale is to create the right conditions for the artists to display their work in Jerusalem, engage in the current discourse about the Jewish world and help establish Jerusalem as the global center for contemporary Jewish Art. Learn more at: http://www.jerusalembiennale.org/



JAI artists being featured in the exhibitions are: Melinda Smith Altshuler, Renee Amitai, Bill Aron, Pat Berger, Isaac Brynjegard-Bialik, Ellen Cantor, Rhea Carmi, Miri Chais, Judy Dekel, Yaron Dotan, Jean Edelstein, Sam Erenberg, Carol Es, Benny Ferdman, Karen Frimkess Wolff, Simone Gad, Shelley Gazin, Susan Gesundheit, Carol Goldmark, Betty Green, Gilah Yelin Hirsch, Nancy Goodman Lawrence, Sarah Horwitz, Eva Hyam, Karen Koblitz, Sandra Lauterbach, Soraya Sarah Nazarian, Laurel Paley, Alain Rogier, Avi Roth, Lidia Shaddow, Doni Silver Simons, Hillel Smith, Debra Sokolow, Erella Teitler, Ruth Weisberg, Cathy Weiss, Harriet Zeitlin, Jana Zimmer.

Each institution will host a reception. Contact each venue for specific date and time.

On Sunday, December 13th American Jewish University will host a joint panel featuring the curators and artists from all four venues, and the curators will present about the Biennale2015.

Jerusalem Biennale2015 WOMEN OF THE BOOK
Start Date: 24, Sep 2015
End Date: 6, Nov 2015

Three JAI artists are included in the Women of the Book exhibition in Jerusalem

Gilah Yelin Hirsch
Doni Silver Simons
Ruth Weisberg

Jerusalem Biennale2015 7,567MI > JAI EXHIBITIONS - USC HILLEL
Start Date: 24, Aug 2015
End Date: 5, Dec 2015
Malka Nedivi Featured in Mother & Daughter Exhibition at NCJW/LA Council House
Start Date: 27, Jul 2015
End Date: 18, Sep 2015
Lidia Shaddow: Four Corners of the World @LAMAG
Start Date: 26, Jul 2015
End Date: 21, Sep 2015
Sticks and Stones Group Show Featuring Joshua Abarbanel @Art Share L.A.
Start Date: 8, Jul 2015
End Date: 26, Jul 2015

New works on display at ArtShare L.A., Opening Party July 11

Five new works by Joshua Abarbanel will be on display at ArtShare L.A. in their upcoming group exhibition Sticks & Stones.

The exhibition is up from July 8–July 25, 2015, and the opening party is Saturday, July 11th from 7–10 pm.

ArtShare L.A. is located in downtown Los Angeles’ bustling Arts District.

Sandra Lauterbach - Diverted Destruction 8 @the Loft at Liz's
Start Date: 28, Jun 2015
End Date: 28, Jun 2015

Opening Reception: Saturday, June 27th, 7 - 10 p.m.

Exhibition on view through September 8th

"I am excited to have several pieces (which have never been exhibited before) in this exhibit at the Loft at Liz's"
– Sandra Lauterbach

Culture Lab: Sacrifice - Artists include Yaron Dotan - Curated by Anne Hromadka
Start Date: 27, Jun 2015
End Date: 29, Jun 2015

Culture Lab: Sacrifice

created by

Yaron Dotan - Kai Hazelwood - Ashira Siegel - Christine Suarez


Friday, June 26th 7-10pm (Opening reception)
Saturday, June 27th, 7-10pm (Artist talk at 7pm)
Sunday, June 28th, 2-5pm

$10 Suggested Donation - RSVP Requested

Culture Lab: Sacrifice is an interactive, mixed-media art installation and performance piece created by four artists working in dance, theatre and fine art. The piece engages participants around the central concept of sacrifice, leading them on a journey of self-discovery. This collaborative art experience asks the question: “What sacrifices have you made in order to be where you are today?”

Rabbi Ronit Tsadok serves as the Jewish Scholar for Sacrifice. The collaborative process is co-facilitated by Artistic Director Aaron Henne and Curator Anne Hromadka

Culture Lab is an interdisciplinary arts program, presented by the Silverlake Independent Jewish Community Center (SIJCC), designed to foster new work and provoke a community-wide conversation about arts and culture that is grounded in Jewish tradition.

Ruth Weisberg - Reflections Through Time at Jack Rutberg Fine Arts
Start Date: 13, Jun 2015
End Date: 30, Aug 2015
Erella Teitler - "Not Forgotten" Exhibition @Jewish Community Federation & Endowment Fund, S.F.
Start Date: 1, Jun 2015
End Date: 28, Aug 2015



Renee Amitai • Breaking Free @Gallery 417
Start Date: 14, May 2015
End Date: 10, Jun 2015

417 South Hill Street, Suite 100
Los Angeles, CA

(213) 620-0095

Stories We Hold Curated by Cathy Weiss
Start Date: 2, May 2015
End Date: 1, Jun 2015
Lidia Shaddow: 1001 Looted Magic Carpets and Prayer Rugs
Start Date: 11, Apr 2015
End Date: 9, May 2015
Erella Teitler "Not Forgotten" Exhibition - Palo Alto, CA
Start Date: 1, Apr 2015
End Date: 21, May 2015

The Oshman Family JCC and JIMENA are pleased to present Not Forgotten

This exhibit of 26 collages/mixed media uses old photographs from families of refugees depicting Jewish life in the Middle East and North Africa at the beginning and middle of the 20th century.

The exhibition will be on display in the Goldman Sports & Wellness Complex and Schultz Cultural Arts Hall

April 1 – May 20, 2015

Oshman Family JCC • Taube Koret Campus • 3921 Fabian Way • Palo Alto, CA 94303 

Curated by: Simcha Moyal, Israeli Visual Arts

Karen Frimkess Wolff - Pastoral Fragment @City of Brea Art Gallery
Start Date: 28, Mar 2015
End Date: 9, May 2015

30th Annual Made in California Juried Exhibition
City of Brea Art Gallery

March 28 - May 8, 2015

Opening Reception: Saturday, March 28, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

1 Civic Center Circle, Brea, California

(714) 990-7731 or BreaGallery.com

Gallery hours: Wednesday - Sunday, 12-5

Carol Es Solo Show at Shulamit Gallery
Start Date: 21, Mar 2015
End Date: 10, May 2015
PULSE of LA featuring Simone Gad, Shelley Gazin and Lidia Shaddow
Start Date: 18, Mar 2015
End Date: 6, Apr 2015

PULSE of LA featuring 3 JAI Artist Members:

Simone Gad
Shelley Gazin
Lidia Shaddow

Reception: March 22, 3-5 p.m.

Karen Frimkess Wolff @GALA Exhibits
Start Date: 15, Mar 2015
End Date: 13, Apr 2015

Karen Frimkess Wolff and Dori Atlantis have a new installation in GALA Exhibits, 131 N. Maryland Ave., Glendale

Join us at the Artist Reception, Sunday, March 15th, 4:00 - 7:00 p.m.

The Spiritual in Art featuring Rhea Carmi and Gilah Yelin Hirsch
Start Date: 1, Mar 2015
End Date: 1, Sep 2015

213.884.4133     www.ajrca.edu

Sam Erenberg Featured in Water Works Group Show
Start Date: 21, Feb 2015
End Date: 31, Mar 2015


The Venice Institute of Contemporary Art (ViCA) and the Loft at Liz’s present a group exhibition from February 21 through March 30, 2015. The opening reception will be on February 21st, from 7-10 p.m. There will be an artist talk with a date to be announced. This follows from the enormous success of the first exhibition at the Porch Gallery Ojai in the Summer of 2014.

Curated by Juri Koll, with Catalog Essays by Peter Frank, Shana Nys Dambrot, and John Seed.

Featuring works by:

Dark Bob, Fatemeh Burnes, Sam Erenberg, Sam Francis, Kio Griffith, Gloriane Harris, Juri Koll, Barbara Kolo, KuBO, Jayme Odgers, Kirk Pedersen, Kate Register, and Karrie Ross

The artists in this show use watercolor, inks, and other liquid media for a variety of reasons – some love the risk of not being able to alter the result once it hits the paper. Others have a more formal reason for the process. Some use the medium as a contemplative, almost reverential experience, or for “quiet meditation or being present in the moment”, as Shana Nys Dambrot says. All these motivations inspire these works, and engage the audience with the here and now, regardless of when the work was completed.

Many of the artists have been influenced in some way by Japanese Sumi painters or modern artists such as Sam Francis. The catalog was produced with partial support from the Sam Francis Foundation.

Sam Erenberg.com

Debra Sokolow - TOAA 2015 Open Juried Show
Start Date: 2, Feb 2015
End Date: 27, Feb 2015

Lidia Shaddow Calendar of Events February - May 2015
Start Date: 1, Feb 2015
End Date: 11, May 2015
Avi Roth Featured in Think Tank Gallery's Special Event: QUEEN GEORGE
Start Date: 22, Jan 2015
End Date: 26, Jan 2015


This event includes the talents of JAI Artist: Avi Roth  |  Avi's Website: coffeegraph.com




Miri Chais - We are the Hollow Men - Shulamit gallery
Start Date: 20, Jan 2015
End Date: 8, Mar 2015

January 22, 2015 – March 7, 2015

Beautiful Planet Exhibition: Elizabeth Bloom, Lorraine Bubar & Carol Goldmark
Start Date: 20, Jan 2015
End Date: 13, Feb 2015



Read Invitation in Full


 Links to Websites of JAI Artists: Elizabeth Bloom, Lorraine Bubar and Carol Goldmark


Nancy Goodman Lawrence in PRESENT ART at Couturier Gallery
Start Date: 6, Dec 2014
End Date: 4, Jan 2015