Collection of Wells Library

"September 11, 2001," an unbound artist book was recently purchased by and is now in the collection of Wells Library, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana. 



David Borawski, Carla Rae Johnson, Rita Valley 
Flat File Feature Artists Patricia Dahlman, Gil Scullion 
Dates: June 1 - July 1, 2018 
Opening Reception: Friday, June 1, 6-8 pm

OPENING RECEPTION: Friday, June 1, 6-8 pm
with Morgan O'Hara
Sunday, June 17, 2-5 pm
ARTIST'S TALK: Sunday, July 1, 3:00 pm 
Story Telling Performance with Suzanne Benton 4:30

You can trust a curmudgeon. They're some of my favorite people. Deep down, they're tender-hearted. Gruff, stoic, humorous, and empathic. With pencil, sewn materials, kitsch, and word play our curmudgeons explore unlikely materials to deliver their message. 

229 Cook St, Brooklyn NY 11206

"Narrative Threads" at Carbondale Art Center, Carbondale, Colorado


May 4 through May 25, 2018

Carbondale Arts presents “Narrative Threads”, with an opening reception to the public at the R2 Gallery in The Launchpad in Carbondale on First Friday, May. 4, from 6p.m. to 8p.m. “Narrative Threads” is a selection of contemporary artists’ books by artists from throughout the United States. The exhibition is curated by Alicia Bailey, curator/gallerist of Denver-based Abecedarian Artists’ Books. 

“Narrative Threads” features works that utilize visible threads/fibers in addition to or instead of the strictly structural/functional use of threads found in traditional book binding. Regardless of physical scale, this form of interactive sculpture invites the reader/viewer in for a tactile, hands-on experience that is engagingly intimate. 

Works such as these are appealing in their hand-mindedness and interactivity. Even the works not meant to be handled tempt the viewer to touch their surfaces, enlivened as they are by the sewn line and texturally dynamic fibers. 

Selected works include those in which the presented narrative may take a backseat to the tactile invitations extended by color, texture and physical loveliness, alongside those in which the use of the materials is supportive of the narrative on which the work is based.

Artists include:

Alicia Bailey
Alisa Golden
Beata Wehr
Brea Black
Candy Carlson
Carrie L. Larson
Cynthia Laureen Vogt
Heather Doyle-Maier
Isabella Myers
Jill Powers
Jim Johnson
Julie Nocent-Vigil
K. Vuletich
Krista Narciso
Libby Barrett
Lisa Klofkorn
Lise Melhorn-Boe
Lucy Childs
Margo Klass
Marilyn Whitney
Mary Ruth Smith
Nancy Eastman
Patricia Dahlman
Shelly DeChantal
Sue Bradford
Toni Mosley





As a universal language, the arts have always been an effective tool for addressing social issues. Artivism or "activist art" is a form of social protest that explores cultural and political concerns. However, it is much more than just an innovative tactic, Artivism involves an entire practice that attempts to inspire positive change in society. This juried exhibition features works of art that employ spectacle, symbolism and collective participation to fight for issues of social justice including racial discrimination, gender equality, fair labor practices, human rights and more.

Participating Artists Include:

Ellis Angel
Marilyn M. Baldi
Janet Boltax
Merry Brennan
Roberta C. Scott
Beverly Crilly
Patricia Dahlman
Michael Dal Cerro
Isabella DeAnglis
Dawn DiCicco
Mark Dornan
Anne Dushanko Dobek
Shekira Farrell
Nette Forne Thomas
Sophie French
Jessenia Gaviria
Ghazel Ghazi
Emily Gilman Beezley
Indira Govindan
Sandra Gustafson
Stephen Harrison
Jesse Hill
Annie Hogan
Patricia Hutchinson
Julia Justo
Edward Kelley
Louise Krasniewicz
Rashna Madon
Stephen Marc
Alexandra Martin
Bonnie McKee Totora
Irmari Nacht
Chris Revelle
Andrew Ricci
Patrice Robinson
Stuart Robinson
Charles Andrew Seaton
Rosary Solimanto
William Stoehr
Colleen Sweeney Gahrmann
Sandy Taylor 
John Taylor-Lehman
Brad Terhune
Hannah Ueno
Joseph Villa
Maryann Vitiello
Terrill Warrenburg
Judy Wukitsch
Belgin Yucelen

Index Art Center's Spring Open Studios

Join us Saturday, April 28 for IAC's Spring Open Studios and check out what Index's resident artists are up to!

IAC's artist residencies and studios are located on the first and third floor of our building. 

Participating Artists:
Diana Palermo, Patricia Dahlman, Fern and Fossil (Samantha Katehis and Beatriz Burgos), Colleen Gutwein and Joseph O'Neal, 'irrelevant' (Kevin Durkin and Jeffrey Koroski), 'and / or' (Colin Sheilds), 'Afterlife' (Jennifer Schwartz), Jamie Bruno, Agnes Deja, Sally Helmi, Heidi Lorënz Wettach Hussa, Peter Dougherty and Jillian Keats

Also on view: 
Works by IAC resident artists and collaborative works by Diana Palermo and Amanda Thackray

IAC Side Gallery: Works by Joseph O'Neal

FIRST FLOOR: Art & Artifacts of Newark:
AAN is part of Index Art Center's curatorial residency program.
Our current resident curator is Matthew Gosser - Twenty years of exploring Newark, collecting artifacts and making Newark-based artwork will be on display in M. Gosser's storefront curatorial residency at Index Art Center's ground floor space. The main exhibition wall will feature different Newark artists on a constantly revolving basis. Currently on view "The Skinny: Selected Works by Kevin Darmanie."

Also happening on 4/28 Open studios at Gateway Project Spaces and Gallery Aferro! 

Index Art Center Open Studios
233-237 Washington Street, Newark NJ
11am - 6pm

Don't Shut Up*

Pleased to have work included in Don't Shut Up* as part of the visual presentation of more then 50 artists' work responding to the silencing of women and of the raising of women's voices.

New York
In Honor of Women's History Month
Don't Shut Up*
Wednesday, March 14, 2018   7:00 pm
(doors open 6:30)  
Katharine Bodde
Brittany Brathwaite
Joanne Mattera
Organized by Susan GrabelCeres Gallery presents a panel discussion and visual presentation of more than 50 artists' work responding to the silencing of women and the raising of women's voices, #MeToo #NeverthelessShePersisted #DontShutUp.
Through interruptions, censure, violence, threatening behavior, both in person and online, women are silenced every day. It's time to ensure that women's voices are heard and valued.

Katharine Bodde, Senior Policy Counsel at the New York Civil Liberties Union NYCLU specializing in gender equality and reproductive rights issues. She is the Chair of the Sex and Law Committee at the New York City Bar Association and teaches a course at Cardozo Law School on Reproductive Rights Law and Justice.
Brittany Brathwaite, MPH, MSW is the Organizing and Innovation Manager at Girls for Gender Equity (GGE).Girls for Gender Equity is an intergenerational advocacy organization committed to the physical, psychological, social and economic development of girls and women.
Joanne Mattera, artist, feminist and blogger, paints in a style that is chromatically resonant and compositionally reductive. She exhibits widely, maintains her popular Joanne Mattera Art Blog, curates regularly and won't be shut up.
*Don't Shut UP, is a further iteration of a month of programs and exhibitions presented by the San Diego group, FIG (Feminist Image Group), in July 2017.

Artists: Nancy Azara · Sara Bennett · Meredith Bergmann · Jo-Ann Brody · Lynda Caspe · Pauline Chernichaw · Patricia Dahlman · Loren Dann · Lisa Mee Doherty · Susan Duby · Evelyn Eller · Loren Ellis · Rachel Finkelstein · Sharyn Finnegan · Susan Newmark Fleminger · Ayana Friedman · Elisabeth C. Frischauf · Betsey Garand · Laura Gelsomini · Joan Giordano · Susan Grabel · Carol Hamoy · Marsha Heller · Melanie Hickerson · Elizabeth Featherstone Hoff · Carla Rae Johnson · Susan Kaplow · Carole Richard Kaufmann · Mary Anne Kinsella · Helen R. Klebesadel · Stephanie Kosinski · Beatrice Lebreton · Linda Litteral · Cynthia Mailman · Virginia Maksymowicz · Willie Marlowe · Gonzalo Mercado · Cabell Molina · Laura Morrison · Marjorie Morrow · Toby Needler · Vernita Nemec · Gail Panske · Judith Parenio · Vicki Pasimeo · Kristi Pfister · Helen Redman · Kristin Reed · Louise Reiner · Marilyn Rosenberg · Susan Tunick · Jenni Vitek · Elizabeth Weiner-Cohen · Joyce Ellen Weinstein

Sideshow Yearly Mash

Sideshow Gallery
319 Bedford Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11211
Hours: Thursday, Friday, Saturday 12-6

Intimate Lines: Drawing with Thread

Sept. 17 — Jan. 7, 2018

Intimate Lines: Drawing with Thread, curated by Carol Eckert

Diem Chau, Sojourn
Porcelain plate, organza & thread
8 ½”H x 8 ½”W x 1 3/8”D

In Intimate Lines: Drawing with Thread, 16 artists wield a needle like a pen to compose intensely personal stories and record intimate histories.

In this upcoming Hunterdon Art Museum exhibition, which opens Sept. 17, artists deal with relationships, gender and identity; their works show exquisite textured drawings that expand upon textile traditions to make compelling contemporary statements.

“Stitching is an intimate physical act, closely connected to the body,” said Carol Eckert, who is curating this exhibition. “An often solitary process, it is at once time-intensive, relentless and contemplative. The artists in this exhibition create works that are inextricable from the process itself — intensely personal figurative images drawn with tangible stitched lines.”

Using thread as both a tactile and symbolic medium, these artists approach the traditionally painstaking process of embroidery with a modern sensibility. Building upon historic textile processes and working within the tradition of figurative imagery, they create dialogues between old and new — dialogues intensified by the use of found embroideries, vintage postcards, old photographs, and paper maps.

Viewers will also discover everything from the history of textiles and traditional toile patterns to modern pop culture references to comic book heroes and selfies.

For instance, artist Richard Saja employs traditional toile patterns – toile is French for cloth, and today refers to a one-color print typically of a pastoral scene or arrangement of flowers – and interrupts them. He’ll embroider, say, wings on a monkey or ladybugs on a flower.

Kelsey Viola Wiskirchen incorporates Latin American needlework practices and the women she has met and the stories they told are represented in her work. “My purpose as an artist is to examine the experiences women share: stories, skills, and traditions passed on to younger generations,” Wiskirchen noted.

Regarding contemporary references, Sophia Narrett’s work is drawn through pop culture references, whether it’s the television programs The Bachelor and Orange Is the New Black, or rapper Kendrick Lamar. She has three pieces in this show, including “I Can’t Stop Crying Except Sometimes When I Think About Ari Gold,” a reference to the character portrayed by Jeremy Piven in the TV program Entourage.

Eckert said Narett’s complex, colorful narratives were developed from her background as a painter. “Hand-stitched with vibrant cotton threads, her expressive compositions referencing pop culture and social issues float slightly off the wall, casting shadows that emphasize their three-dimensional qualities,” Eckert said.

Diem Chau, whose figurative images are stitched across porcelain vessels, creates delicate vignettes of fleeting memory, gesture and form, resulting in works that combine an egalitarian sensibility with a minimalist restraint. Her work touches

 on the value of storytelling, myths, and how those connect us all.

And, while most of the show’s artists use hand stitching, Paul Nosa works with a

 solar-powered sewing machine to construct intricate narratives that often include map imagery.

Also featured in this exhibition are artists Pinky Bass, Mary Bero, Patricia Dahlman, Michelle Kingdom, Daniel Kornrumpf, Aurora Molina, Mark Newport, Iviva Olenick, Stacey Page, Ehren Elizabeth Reed and Melissa Zexter.

Intimate Lines: Drawing with Thread’s opening reception is Sunday, Sept. 17 from 2 to 4 p.m. It runs until Jan. 7, 2018.

This exhibition is generously supported by the Coby Foundation, Ltd.



An online exhibition of art work by twenty artists

Katherine Aoki, Deborah Harris, Nicolas Lampert, Cicely Cottingham, Art Hazelwood, Ilse Schreiber-Noll, Priscilla Stadler, Tim Fite, Anne Q McKeown, Anne Dushanko Dobek, Robyn Ellenbogen, Joseph O’Neal, Donna Coleman, Robert Geshlider, Michael Dal Cerro Leona Strassberg Steiner, Barbara Madsen,
Ray Must, Carol Radsprecher and Patricia Dahlman

OUTRAGE: Artists Respond to the Election of Donald Trump

“OUTRAGE: Artists Respond
to the Election of Donald Trump”
an online exhibition of art work by 20 artists

Art Hazelwood, Aileen Bassis, Patricia Dahlman, Donna Coleman, Anne Dushanko Dobek, Vaughn Spann, Cicely Cottingham, Robyn Ellenbogen, Doug Minkler, Ilse Schreiber-Noll, Lisa G Westheimer, Ray Must, Anne Q. McKeown, Miles MacDiarmid, Michael Dal Cerro, Hubert Neal Jr., Ozlem Ayse Ozgur, Joseph O’Neal, Carol Radsprecher and Cheryl Harper

Ray Must, "Pale Rider" lift ground aquatint etching and collage, 16” x”18’


STATE OF THE UNION curated by Anne Trauben, is an exhibition dealing with current social, political and environmental issues that weigh heavily during this most important election season. Featuring drawing, painting, print, sculpture and installation by artists Eve Ingalls, Joe Waks, Laurel Garcia Colvin, Margaret Roleke, Patricia Cazorla, Nancy Saleme, Patricia Dahlman and Tuan Tran whose creative investigations and unique takes on the world we share are surprising, engaging and often beautiful. Alvin Pettit, Director of Jersey City’s Bethune Center, will have a SPECIAL PROJECT ROOM.

Power and Politics

Safe Harbors Ann Street Gallery is delighted to present their newest exhibition Politics and Poweropening on Saturday, October 8, 2016 with an Artist Reception from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. The exhibition highlights the works of twenty-six artists from across the nation and abroad, whose works are focused on relevant key political and social issues. This event is free and open to the public.

The art forms on display in the Politics and Power exhibition are as diverse in subject matter as they are in size and media—from psychologically charged paintings, ecological sculptural models; to tiny situations and wall size installations. All of the works on display are seen through the lens of the artist and reflect their own personal political experiences. With bold voices, these artists have positioned their works in current subjects that strategically engage the viewer in a critical examination of political, social, and economic topics as varied as: climate change, political leaders, surveillance, gun control, food security, racial injustice, corruption, and a plethora of other controversial issues surrounding our upcoming presidential election.

Artists featured: Celine Browing, Morgan Craig, Patricia Dahlman, Stephen Derrickson, James Ehler, Brian Gaither, Mona Gazala, Cheryl Harber, Andrew E. Johnson, Blazo Kovacevic, Marina Kuchinski, George Lorio, Kevin Mercer, Carl E. Moore, Hubert Neal Jr., Dave Pettengill, Dan Ran, Leslie Robinson, Jack Rosenberg, Bill Rybak, Martaleah Sandler, Jason Stout(TN), Jason Stout(TX), Dan Tague, Katee Woods, and Yatam Zahar

The exhibition was curated by Virginia Walsh and will be on view through Saturday, November 26, 2016.

The Safe Harbors Ann Street Gallery is a nonprofit art gallery specializing in contemporary emerging and established artists. The gallery is located at 104 Ann Street in Newburgh, and hours are Monday through Thursday 9 am-5 pm, and Friday through Saturday 11 am-5 pm, Newburgh Last Saturday until 8pm.

For more information regarding Politics and Power or the Ann Street Gallery, contact Virginia Walsh, Director at (845) 784-1146,, or visit Safe Harbors Ann Street Gallery is pleased to present Power and Politics, a group exhibition – on Saturday, October 8, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Gallery Hours:

Wednesday and Thursday 9 a.m. - 1:30 and 2:30 - 5 p.m.
Friday and Saturday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Newburgh Last Saturdays of each month 5 p.m. to 8 p.m

Picturing The Garden State (Now)

Picturing The Garden State (Now)
March 1 - April 8, 2016
Gallery Bergen
Bergen Community College
Paramus, NJ
opening reception Tuesday March 1, 6-8pm

Presentation and Discussion on Philip Guston's Influence on Other Artists

                       Philip Guston's Influence on Other Artists
As part of the program "Newark Museum Through the Eyes of Gallery Aferro Artists," Patricia Dahlman will be giving a presentation and discussion at the Newark Museum in front of Philip Guston's painting "Slope." This will take place Sunday, March 13 at 1:30pm. We will be discussing Philip Guston's influence on other artists. As part of this presentation Patricia put "the word out" that she was interested in communicating with people that were influenced by Philip Guston and/or studied with him. The result is this online exhibition and comments 
 This will also be a handout at the presentation.
For information about exhibitions at and how to get to the Newark Museum please go here

Patricia Dahlman and Michael Dal Cerro: Sculpture & Prints

Romano Gallery
Armstrong-Hipkins Center for the Arts
Blair Academy, Blairstown, NJ 07825
March 24 - April 25, 2015
Opening: Thursday, March 26, 7 - 8PM
Hours: Monday - Saturday, 10AM - 6PM 
or by appointment, call 908-362-6121


"Big Open Book"
A site specific work made with fabric and thread by 
Patricia Dahlman

Art Wall on Third
curated by Arezoo Moseni
January 12 - April 1, 2015

An Artist Dialogue
Patricia Dahlman and Margaret Mathews-Berenson
Saturday, February 21, 2015
2:30-4:30 The Corner Room

The Art Collection
Mid-Manhattan Library
455 Fifth Avenue, 3rd floor
New York, NY 10016

Monday - Thursday 8am-11pm
Friday 8am-8pm
Saturday-Sunday 10am-6pm

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