Art For Purchase

The artworks listed below are priced at $500. All proceeds from their sale will go directly to a charity supporting Ukrainian refugees. Buyers may choose from the following organizations, The International Rescue Committee, The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, and World Central Kitchen, Chefs for Ukraine.
Our special gratitude goes to our stellar artists who so generously and graciously donated their art to this worthy cause.

For inquiries about the purchase of artwork please contact the Dortort Center Artistic Director, Perla Karney at [email protected]

Dori Atlantis, Breaking Thru, 2020, acrylic & oil paint on panel, 12"x12"x1.375

Dori Atlantis 

Dori Atlantis grew up in both urban Los Angeles and the rural mountains of Central California. She was a founding member of the Feminist Art Program under Judy Chicago at California State University, Fresno. She received her BFA and MFA from California Institute of the Arts in Valencia, California. Atlantis works in mixed-media painting, sculpture, installation, and photography. She has exhibited in Europe and throughout the United States. Atlantis collaborated with Karen Frimkess Wolff on installations from 1989-2016. The Museum of Modern Art, N.Y. recently acquired I Tried Everything 1972 (a collaboration with Dori Atlantis, Suzanne Lacy, Jan Lester and Nancy Youdelman) for their permanent collection.

Karen Amy Finkel Fishof, Facing The Morning, photogram, 16” x 20”

Karen Amy Finkel Fishof

Born in the Bronx, NY, Karen attended Syracuse University where she received a BFA in painting. She studied a year abroad at St. Martins School of Art, London, UK, where she first started creating photograms under the same professors as Gilbert and George and showing her work in New York. Karen has designed window displays for Macy’s, Lord & Taylor, Dress Barn Stores and major music labels, Sony, BMG, Universal, Warner, album art for Ringo Starr, backdrops for celebrity appearances as well as fashioned licensed products for Kraft Foods, Simon Malls, Crayola, Nickelodeon, Imax, Cartoon Network and Gameboy after receiving a second degree in Graphic Design. Karen is active in the Los Angeles Arts scene, exhibiting frequently in galleries, museums, and art fairs. including, The Fisher Museum of Art, UCLA, The San Diego Museum of Art, The Orange County Center For Contemporary Art, PhotoLA, The LA Art Show, PULSE Art Fair, The Other Art Fair by Saatchi and The Brand Library and Art Center producing large-scale works.

By pushing the boundaries of conventional black and white photography, I produce unique, one-of-a-kind photograms. I stage scenes in the darkroom, posing people, objects, and text on the floor over photo paper. Then I expose to light and develop them traditionally. Moments are captured with no negative. We see how various objects live in the light and how light wraps around them. I capture that living dance on 2D, still, photo paper. Unlike conventional photography, each piece is a one-of-a-kind, like a painting and bears a painterly feel. The work makes one cognizant of the relationship we have with objects. We almost always have an object in our hands, whether it be a phone, pen, cup, remote control, gun, bible, or flowers. We are dependent on them, and they define us.

Wendy Sue Lamm, Rising Up Rising, 2022, multimedia photographic print on aluminum, 16”x20”

Wendy Sue Lamm

Wendy Sue Lamm’s photographs are striking by their ability to express the duality of both objective yet profound artistic statements simultaneously.

Ms. Lamm’s photographs are exhibited in museums and galleries worldwide. They have received prestigious awards including World Press Photo; and were part of the coverage that earned the Los Angeles Times a Pulitzer Prize. Her book, From the Land of Miracles, is a figurative and artistic reflection on the fragile balance of the daily lives of Israelis and Palestinians in peace and in war.

Rising Up Rising suggests a watery spiral form of a human body as yet unformed, metaphorical for the unpredictable turns of an uprising.

Rising Up Rising is from the body of work Water Fire Light that explores the elements and how we see them. Ohr –(the Hebrew word) for the intangible physical relationship to light is a kabbalistic metaphor for access to the divine.

Although my profession has always been that of a photographer, in university I was a scientist and studied physics. This body of work is an amalgam of an abstraction of science and the human relational explored through the quantum paradigm with light. Light is the essence of photography, and the electrons that form it are the essence of all matter. On a subatomic level, we fluctuate together in different harmonies, and there is great unexpected beauty inherent in the viewing of these properties essential to all life, and the visual exploration of their nature.

Nancy Goodman Lawrence, Toxic Beauty, 2018, acrylic and collage on panel, 18” x 24"

Nancy Goodman Lawrence

As a mixed media artist, I am constantly pushing the boundaries of my work. After receiving a degree in art from UCLA, I spent years as a painter before discovering the pleasures of making work from paper. For several years, I created collages solely from maps. More recently, I have focused on a body of work that features invented shapes as a main theme. I incorporate these shapes into work that suggests imaginary or surreal landscapes. I use paint, maps, ink, vintage wrapping paper and found papers. I am interested in the formalities of picture making as well as the narratives that lie beneath the surface.

My work has been featured in several books and magazines including Kolaj Magazine Issue #14; Collage, Assemblage and Altered Art (Maurer-Mathison); Masters: Collage (Randall Plowman); Geo Graphic, A Book for Map Lovers (Index Book); the American Journal of Nursing; Gasher Literary Journal, Summer 2019; How Art Heals (Andra F. Stanton) and Corporeal Gestures (Clive Knights)

Mary Leipziger, Man with White Cow, 2018, photograph, (Katalpura, India)

Mary Leipziger

“Photography as an art form is old, though the technology we use today is new. I come from a painter’s background, so certain concepts which I translate into my photographic work are innate. Cartier - Bresson talks about “a decisive moment” when technique and the photographer’s emotions come together. I want to reflect some seconds of the times in which I live. The following is one I have observed and tried to capture.”

Mary Leipziger graduated with an M.A from California State University, Northridge. Leipziger has exhibited extensively in Los Angeles and across California. Her photographic work has been published by the New York Times and Los Angeles Times.

For inquiries about the purchase of artwork please contact the Dortort Center Artistic Director, Perla Karney at [email protected]


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