SHELTER | Harlem School of the Arts 2016

Opening Reception Thursday, December 1, 2016 | 6-9 PM

Exhibition Dates:

December 1, 2016-January 3, 2017

Reception: Thursday, December 1, 6-9 PM
Artist Talk: Thursday, December 8, 6-7:30 PM


Harlem School of the Arts
645 St. Nicholas Avenue
New York, NY 10030



Jill Cliffer Baratta, NAWA
Judith Carlin, NAWA
Mary Harvey, Violence Transformed
Hope Ricciardi, Violence Transformed


Jonathan Patton, Visual Arts Director,
Harlem School of the Arts

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Gliser Fuentes Mena, "Wish Cloud", oil, 23 x 28" (Award Winner)

SHELTER is a juried NAWA (National Association of Women Artists) exhibition in cooperation with Violence Transformed, a community-based arts collaborative of the Public Health Advocacy Institute of the Greater Boston area, now celebrating its tenth anniversary year.

We are living in challenging times. Shelter, one of the most basic needs, is a major concern throughout our current world. NAWA and Violence Transformed have come together to present SHELTER, an exhibition that highlights and brings attention to this pressing issue through the art of women. SHELTER is an opportunity to effect social change. We invite you to experience how women artists from all over the country, working in a variety of mediums, interpret this humanitarian concern for refugees, immigrants, homeless, those struggling to pay the rent, and victims of domestic violence. This important, timely, exhibition is a must-see for everyone who wants to experience the power of art having an impact on our world.

The Harlem School of the Arts gallery is wheelchair accessible.

Artwork by Award Winners:

Featured Artists:

Tania Alvarez
Valentine Aprile
Myrna Balk
Jill Cliffer Baratta
Gloretta Baynes
Rebecca Beach
Sandra Bertrand
Gail Bos
Judith Carlin
Pauline Chernichaw
Cheryl Richey
Melissa Clarke
Sharon Bartel Clements
Jennifer Jean Costello
Carol Daynard
Carol Dixon
Lisa Edelson
Connie Freid
Jeannie Friedman
Carolynne Fromme
Gaia Starr
Marlann Gorsky
Susan Hammond
Mary Harvey
Allison Hill-Edgar
Ellen Jacob (Award Winner)
Cindy Journey
Marjorie Kaye
Linda Kessler
Jeannine Kitzhaber
Karla Leopold
Willie Marlowe
Gliser Fuentes Mena (Award Winner)
Catherine Newman
Diane Newton
Marsha Nouritza Odabashian
Rebecca Orcutt
Mary Alice Orito
Anita Pearl
Missy Pierce
Leah Raab
Jacqueline Sferra Rada
Renee Radenberg
Lisa Reindorf
Hope Ricciardi
Beverly Rippel
Lorelei Rose
Diane Rosen
Ruth Rosner(Award Winner)
Jo Ann Rothschild
Arline Saslow
Mindell Seidlin
Deirdre Shibano
Carol Perron Sommerfield
Joanna Stuart
Emily Talley
Christine Tinsley
Elizabeth Zeldin

Click here for gallery of artwork by all featured artists in SHELTER