Gotthelf Art Gallery
2006-2007 Season


Shmata Nouveau: Textiles Through the Wringer

September 7-October 29,2006

Shmata Nouveau: Textiles Through the WringerThe Jewish connection with textiles is ancient, rooted in ceremonial cloths and religious garments, blossoming into the clothing and fashion industry. Shmata, literally "rags" in Yiddish, recognizes the humble beginnings that allowed tailors and designers to create livelihoods from textiles. Shmata Nouveau investigates this rich context and examines how these histories are embraced by contemporary artists Carol Hamoy, Debra Olin and Miriam Shaer.


Book/Art: Celebrating Books of Bay Park Press

Selected Works of Sibyl Rubottom and Jim Machacek
December 13, 2006-February 22, 2007

Book/Art: Celebrating Books of Bay Park PressThe Gotthelf Art Gallery is delighted to present a selection of limited edition books created by artists Sibyl Rubottom and Jim Machacek. Since founding Bay Park Press in San Diego, they have collaborated on fine and intricate letterpress books covering a variety of subject matter from poetry to opera. This show will debut their latest limited edition, The ABC's of Yiddish words.


Rx for Art

March 7-April 30, 2007

Rx for ArtCo-sponsored by the San Diego Jewish Healing Center, this exhibit represents over thirty artists from the local San Diego Jewish community who are members of the healthcare profession. Through their talents in the visual arts, as well as their ability to heal, doctors, dentists, and psychologists have joined together in a unique and diverse show which includes painting, mixed media, ceramics, photography, furniture, woodwork, sculpture, and glass art.