Art On View Now




Artists for Humanity

Featuring works by thirty-three artists

This group show will feature works for sale donated by thirty-three leading American artists. All proceeds from the sale of the artwork will be donated* to the Hadassah Hospital in Jerusalem, whose declared mission is to extend a "hand to all, without regard for race, religion, or ethnicity," to aid victims of the Gaza war. 


Sunday, April 14th, 2024

2:00-4:00 pm

Exhibit runs until Friday, June 14th

Where: Hillel at UCLA 


*While Hillel will donate proceeds from this sale, please note this purchase of art is not considered a tax-deductible donation as you are receiving goods in exchange for funds. Please consult a tax adviser for more information. Thank you.




Nancy Goodman LawrenceThe View Through #6, acrylic and collage on canvas, 24” x 24 

Diane Holland, Palimpsestic Metanoia 12: John's Door, 2022 Kodak Endura metallic print, 41 1/4 x 31 7/8 inches (ed. 1/5)                                                              


Randi Matushevitz, King of Yourself, 2015, charcoal, pastel and spray paint on paper, 53” x 33”.  


Hilary Baker, Roadrunner, 2023, linocut, 11 x 15 inches


VIRGINIA KATZOpen Spaces, Watercolor on Paper, 9” x 12”, 2017, Archival Framed under Museum Glass


SANDRA E. LAUTERBACH, Sherezade, 39"H x 26"W, Textiles


ROBERTA LEVITOW, THE WIND, egg tempera and gold leaf on gesso board, 9” x 12”, 2022

JEFF IORILLO, Tapestry, acrylic on stretched canvas. 30” x 40”


Steven Wolkoff, Search for Peace, acrylic on canvas, 11 x 14 inches. 2024

Lynn Aldrich, Flying into LAX, 2013, Lithograph on cotton paper, colored pencil, collage fragment, text by artist.

34 x 26 inches (framed)


Laurie Yehia, SPACE OF POTENTIALITY (2017) oil paint, acrylic, graphite, switch plates, screws on wood panel H 19" x W 27"


Constance Mallinson, "Crapstraction", Oil/Can.12"X12". 2022. 

Richard BrulandTrigger. 2016, Acrylic on panel 18” x 18”


Lauren KasmerCilka30, 2022, Dye sublimation photograph on Aluminum 9” x 6 1/4”


Gilah Yelin, Drumlin Series #7, Acrylic on Fabriano. Handmade Italian Paper , 30" x 22". 1993


Alain Rogier, 2013,Acrylics and charcoal  30”h x 40”


Marla Fields, Intermezzo


Yvette Gellis, “Malibu still life, warm” acrylic, 4” x 6”, acrylic on Bristol. 2023.

Dori Atlantis

 Melanie Rothschild, Golden Girls, acrylic on sheet metal, 38”x21”

Rivka Nehorai, The redistribution of wealth 

Wendy Lamm, Lightscape 

Mark W. Strickland,The Agony of War.  Ink/wC paper  24”x31” 


Peter Merlin, Chaos, Linoleum cut, 8”X 11” 2024 

Harriet Zeitlin, Hamsa, Graphite Rubbing 

Marie Thibeault, Kite, 20”x16” oil on canvas 

Ruth Weisberg, Interrupted Reading

Carol Kaufman, Missing You, Oil Paint and graphite on gesso canvas (diptych) 13 x 11 in., 2023.

Isaac Brynjegard-Bialik

Aline Mare, Waterlands, (18 x 24”), framed (19 x 25”), Unique photo-based process on metallic paper with paint, 2023

Laddie John Dill, aluminum, 5” x 8”

Claire Rogier Kosasky  



Sandra Lauterbach

Walls of tears and hope, 2015

Exhibits is ongoing

“Thread and fabrics are my paints. Instead of brushstrokes, I stitch.” With these words, contemporary textile artist Sandra Lauterbach deftly describes her work and inspires artists and appreciators alike. 

When creating a piece of art Sandra searches for pieces that can share a dialogue. In the words of curator and critic Peter Frank, “Lauterbach is making a political statement with her fanciful works….. By working with materials and techniques associated with domestic life and women’s practice, Lauterbach argues for the full validation, as fine art, of women’s creative work in general…. Her work, sprightly and unpredictable, advances Lauterbach’s feminist premise rather than the other way around.”

Known for her original use of fiber and textiles and careful expression of detail, Sandra has exhibited across the globe, from Paris to Krakow to the United Kingdom. In the United States, her work has been shown at the Textile Museum at George Washington University and the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, D.C., the International Museum of Art and Science, McAllen, TX, the Whistler House Museum of Art, Lowell, MA, the San Luis Obispo Museum of Art and the Lancaster Museum of Art and History. Her work has also been published in numerous catalogues and books.

Sandra’s roots in textiles run deep. Her family was in the textile business for over 4 generations, starting in the Austrian Hungarian Empire, then Poland and finally in Los Angeles. After studying art at Pomona College, she earned a JD degree at USC Law School. She eventually left the practice of law and focused on her art. She has attended various art schools, including Otis College of Art and Design. She is an active member of both the Southern California Women’s Caucus for Art and the Los Angeles Art Association and exhibits at Gallery 825. She is a juried artist member of the Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA). She works from her studio in Los Angeles.

Artist Statement

This piece was inspired by my visit to Remuh Cemetery in Krakow, Poland, which dates back to the early 1500s. In World War II, the Nazis desecrated the cemetery. They tore down its walls, destroyed tombstones, and hauled away some gravestones to be used as paving stones. In the 1950s, restoration of the cemetery commenced.  When possible, tombstones were restored.  The fragments too small to be resurrected as tombstones were painstakingly cobbled together to form one of the walls around the cemetery.  This wall is known as “The Wailing Wall of Krakow”.  

Both of my parents lived within walking distance of Remuh Cemetery until the start of World War II.  On September 1,1939---the date Hitler invaded Poland—miraculously neither of my parents were in Krakow 

On my visit to Krakow, I walked from my mother’s and my father’s family homes to Krakow’s medieval town center and on to Remuh Synagogue.  It was a trip through the past realizing that my parents and grandparents had very likely walked upon the same cobblestones. Upon entering Remuh Cemetery, I saw the Wailing Wall.  The Wall is a poignant memorial that inspired me to make a piece of art honoring the lost, but still showing hope for the future.

I took numerous photographs of sections of the wall and then assembled different portions of the wall into one fabric montage. To honor and remember not just the names, but also the lives of those lost, I overlaid family letters, photographs, Polish passports and other wartime documents. 

Bridging the past with the future, I included photographs in color of our two sons to express my hope for the future and to render the wall into a living symbol that the past is not forgotten.  This a life affirming work.  Just as survivors attempted to patch their lives together after the war, my hand stitching in this piece connotes to me their lost families, homes, hearths and daily lives.  Each stitch connects me to my past.  This wall commemorates mankind’s ongoing struggle for personal and collective dignity.  It reflects the lives of some of the individuals who perished in this continuing effort.

 Small Dining Room

Selected Works from the Jewish Artists Initiative

by Rose-Lynn Fisher, Ellen Freidlander, Monica Marks, and Nancy Kay Turner

Exhibit is ongoing

About JAI

Jewish Artists Initiative (JAI) is a Southern California organization committed to supporting Jewish artists and arts professionals. JAI aspires to be an agent of transformative change by organizing provocative exhibitions and thoughtful programs promoting diverse dialogue about Jewish identity and experiences. Founded in 2004, JAI remains committed to fostering Jewish culture in our community and beyond.

Mission & History

JAI was conceived by the Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles in 2004. It was originally in partnership with the University of Southern California Casden Institute and the USC Roski School of Art and Design. For many years we have been under the fiscal sponsorship of the Center for Jewish Culture and Creativity. Members include primarily artists, as well as curators and art historians based in Southern California. The artists go through a jurying process to be admitted as members.

We have collaborated with a great range of Southern California institutions including American Jewish University, Hebrew Union College, UCLA Hillel and USC Hillel as well as a variety of art galleries and public spaces. We have also worked and exhibited in institutions in other parts of the United States and Israel such as the Jewish Art Salon, Hebrew Union College, New York, the New York UJA and the Jerusalem Biennale.

The Dortort Center Galleries are located at Hillel at UCLA. The public is invited to view our exhibits Monday through Friday from 10:00am to 4:00pm (or at other times by special request) when school is in session.

For questions, please contact Perla Karney at 310-208-3081 x108 or [email protected] 


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