Juried Competitions and Exhibitions
Although, I had previously shown some of my stained glass and ceramics work to members of my men’s group and at one open studio in Newton, as well as participating in a group exhibition at Millbrook Gallery in ConcordNH in the summer of 2007, I only joined several Art Associations beginning in 2008. Since then I have entered many formal juried competitions and exhibitions. In 2008, I was juried into the Cape Cod Nationals competition and exhibited one of my bronze nudes “Lee-a-la Mer” at the Cape Cod Art Association gallery in BarnstableMA. In their in 2009 Nationals Exhibition, I won an Honorable mention in sculpture for my piece on the holocaust which relates to my early family history in wartime Europe, “My Diaspora”. In 2010, I won third place for the same piece in the Bonnar Exhibition, held in Watertown’s ALMA gallery, a competition sponsored by the Newton Art Association. Over the years since then I have exhibited for the Newton Art Association at several locations in MA, including the Belmont gallery, the Scandinavian center, WatertownArtCenter, NewtonTown Hall, Newton’s Elderly facility, the Newton library,and the NewArt Center. I also exhibit for the New England Sculpture Association (NESA) at many locations including the Transportation building in Boston, BridgewaterState, at a HistoricalMansion and park in Sunapee lakeNH, the Brush gallery in Lowell, and most currently at the Carving Studio and SculptureCenter gallery in West RutlandVT. In 2013 I have also exhibited in Watertown at the performing Arts Center, in Newton at the Gregorian gallery and again in the West Rutland Vermont gallery.
Because of my Holocaust experience it has become one of my passions to create abstract sculpturerelating to it and exhibiting it in appropriate places. I have had several invited opportunities to show my dedicated work related to the Holocaust over the last 5 years. I began by participating in an Exhibition at the Dante Alighieri Society to commemorate the UN International Genocide Day in 2007. I have exhibited with 9 other artists, some of my related sculpture at an Exhibition held at the HebrewCollege’s Cutler Atrium in Newton, MA, “Artists Confront the Holocaust during October-December, 2009, an exhibition which I also curated, in association with a conference by 400 child survivors which was held in Newton’s Marriott Hotel. I spoke and exhibited my work at the Yom Hashoah commemoration of the Liberation of Auschwitz Memorial Day in New Bedford in April, 2010. Earlier on that day I also exhibited my work in Temple Mishkan Tefilah at their commemoration of the same event.
As a member of several art associations I have opportunities to show my work in special member shows. I exhibit in Cape Cod every year, as well as in Newton. Most recently, all in 2010, I entered one of my stained glass works, “Lovebirds” in a show at the ScandinavianLivingCenter. I also participated with several of my Beaumont Sculpture Group sculpting colleagues at the NewArtCenter in association with the 2010 Newton Open Studios. There I exhibited most of my figurative and abstract sculptures as well as sculptures in the NewtonSeniorCenter’s art exhibition held in the Newton Town Hall Rotunda in June. I participated in the Lowell Open studio activities at the Brush gallery. As a Trustee of the Carving Studio and SculptureCenter in RutlandVT I entered 3 pieces in the Member show both in 2011,and 2013.
In the last 2 years I have done a number of shows, exhibitions and have won several new awards. In 2014 I won a competition to install a piece in the Milton MA cemetery which is now part of their permanent installations. It is in memory of my sister Myriam who died along with 1.5 million other Jewish children in the Holocaust. I now have a permanent place to mourn my sister. I just recently came back from a trip to the Auschwitz-Birkenau Death camp in Poland where I met with the Director of the museum and donated a piece in memory of my father who was murdered there in 1942. It is now located in their permanent museum collection. I am currently exhibiting in Vermont with one of my Marble works and in Portsmouth NH at the historic Langdon house having won a competition.
I am trying to get a commission to create a new piece to be located in Washington DC, near the Holocaust Memorial museum, which will celebrate the birth of Israel from the Ashes of the Holocaust in WW II.