Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Member Spotlight: Janet Restino

(this just in.......sorry for short notice!)
Here's what I'm up to:

COMEDY NIGHT  July 22nd, 10 pm
2 for 1  $23 with code FOJ   
CHERRY LANE THEATER  38 Commerce St. (off 7th Av)
I'm on the bill with Robin Cloud and Alison Grillo
another Fresh Fruit Festival production
for more info -

PERFORMANCE 7/26 7-9pm  free!  (along with several performers)@ LESLIE LOHMAN GALLERY   26 Wooster St, NYC
CROSSING BOUNDARIES  a Fresh Fruit Festival intl multi-media art exhibition
for more info - 
The art exhibit is up until 7/31

NUYORICAN CAFE   236  E. 3RD ST.  7-9pm  $10.
FRESH FRUIT PLAYHOUSE - (along with several performers)


see me get my 5 minutes of fame! and have a lot of laughs

Hello all!
Keep cool.............................
Come on into the air-conditioned Art Gallery in Soho and Theater in West Village this week for more art art art and -------cerebral stimulation
something new ---  stand-up/sit down/I might even rollover comedy from me!

I'm in Group Show at Leslie Lohman Gallery once again with sculpture - a classic wood carving (Adolescence) and an acrylic painting (Spring Fling)
We opened last night to a great turnout - the gallery was buzzing with people!

You'll see some mind-blowing art in this pioneering exhibit that ends on 7/31 and includes a night of Performances on 7/26 from 7-10pm - also free!
(I'll be performing something new)

Also: I'm on the bill with Fresh Fruit at Cherry Lane Theater  866-811-4111  a wonderful little Off Off Broadway venue

Should I rehearse or let er rip??


Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Member Spotlight: Crystal Gregory - Fair Folks & a Goat

Dear Friends,

I am excited to announce I am the newest artist at Fair Folks & a Goat, and invite you to the reception and artist talk coming up July 21st. Please join me in celebrating this new space.

Crystal Gregory

Fair Folks & a Goat in Carnegie Hill

Please join on us on Wednesday, July 21st for a talk by our newest artist, Crystal Gregory. We will be open for a preview at 6pm. The talk begins at 7pm and will be followed by a reception. 

If you can't make it Wednesday evening, come meet Crystal and see her work over the weekend, during our regular gallery hours. Selections from the show will remain in our permanent installation. 

Crystal is a New York-based, multi-media artist, known both for installation work and wall and table-top sculpture. The pieces on view will include her dry wall panels, delicately incised with lace patterning, and industrial bricks covered with hand-worked crochet. Gregory’s contrasting materials reflect the dichotomies she explores in her work: domestic interiors and architectural exteriors, nostalgia and modernity, fragility and strength, and femininity and masculinity.

7 East 88th Street, between 5th-Madison

Member Spotlight: Ingvild Waerhaug, the Norwegian artist

by the norwegian designer and artist, Ingvild Waerhaug
Dresses, skirts, tops, jackets and hats in silk, linen, cotton and wool 
Custom sized to fit every goddess body. Order your personal combination.
Prices from $ 250.00 , cash only.

Wednesday July 21 5.00-8.00pm
Thursday July 22 5.00-8.00pm
Wednesday July 28 5.00-8.00pm
Thursday July 29 5.00-8.00pm
Or by appointment, cell: 917-861-8612
ADDRESS: EFA—STUDIOS, 323 West 39 street, between 8 and 9 Ave, close to 8 Ave. 
Studio 604, on the 6 floor.
Hope to see you, Ingvild Waerhaug-Baron
Ingvild Waerhaug-Baron
224 East 11 street, apt. no 7
New York, NY 10003

Friday, July 9, 2010

Member Spotlight: Melissa Riker - Kinesis Project Party at the Source!‏

Will you attend Kinesis Project Source Soiree?  

Note to Guests
Looking for a calm way to spend a Monday evening? Come support Kinesis Project dance theatre and enjoy wine, cheese & nibbles smack in the middle of the West Village.
Easy to get to, easy to enjoy.

We are celebrating You our audience, and the bright lights of our Future as a dance-building, difference-making, performance company!

Preparations are underway for our annual park performances in both Battery and Ft. Tryon Park, a symposium in Hong Kong, aerial performances in Philadelphia, NYC APAP Presentations in January and more dance and community outreach in spring 2011!

Tickets are now available, and can be purchased by check, cash or credit card via PayPal. And of course, tickets will be on sale at the door.

Click HERE for online invite.

We are an open book organization, questions about the direction of your donation or how funds are used can be sent to We will be happy to send you details!

All the best, and we hope to see you there!
Melissa, Homer, Zoe, Madeline, Rebecca, Ben,
Jun & Hilary

Member Spotlight: Sharine Mohamed

This event is created to raise money for "I am not VIRGIN", a film in pre-production that intends to help end violence against Egyptian women who deal with tragedy regarding their VIRGINITY! More information will be available at Event!


@ Honey Lounge in Chelsea New York!!!

Doors Open at 7 PM SHARP!!

Live Body painting show with Monologue Starts 8 PM SHARP!!

Featuring Roxi Sorina as preformer
Story by Sharine Mohamed - Exert from the Film Script in Production "I am not VIRGIN"

All paying guests receive one drink ticket at door...
Happy Hour Drinks till 12 mid night!!
Dress Code: Artsy Fartsy! Hip!! Club Style! No Street-wear or work boots...

Please Visit to purchase your ticket:

To purchase $5 Early Bird Tickets!!
And Student $8 Tickets
General Admission online $10
Pay Cash At Door Tickets $12
International Women Artists' Salon Members - FREE (or one of the above if you are able please)

Please print and bring your eventbrite ticket with you!

All monies goes to "I am Not VIRGIN" Film Project

Member Spotlight: Alexia Innis - first solo show at Manhattan Theatre Source

Heidi and Alexia invite you and yours to join them before the reception to see the current play, Billy Carver and the Children in the Mind, for only $10 matinee price!  Buy tickets HERE with code MM to secure your seat.

A delightful afternoon of theater, art, food and wine, and creative minds.

Hope to see you!

The OPTimistiks presents:

Billy Carver and the Children in Mind

Wednesdays through Saturdays 7th to 24th July at 8pm

with Saturday matinees at 2pm

Written and directed by the award-winning writer of 'Thoroughly Stupid Things', MontSerrat Mendez

Featuring: Armistead Johnson; Aimee Whelan; Jenny D Green; Lauren Roth; Monroe Robertson; Nathan Willis; Stuart Williams

Billy is the werewolfian brainchild of feted writer Joannie Roman Redd, but she thinks of ending it all when reviews for her latest book recommend she puts her stories on the big screen. A fast-paced farce ensues as her pack of hangers-on are horrified at the prospect of their livelihood being killed, but all that Joannie wants is a chance for true love. Will Tristan find his tart? Will Priscilla ever leave her BAFTA behind? Will Rick’s silver bullet do the trick? Will William ever get his words out? Will May make it on her own? Will Christopher leave his wife? And what’s the big deal with diaphanous?

Manhattan Theatre Source, 177 MacDougal Street, b/t W8/Waverly, W4 subway (W8 side)
212 260 4698

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Member Spotlight: Cornelia Jenson, 2X2

 "BVR Trailer" oil on canvas by Michael Jensen

I am proud to present the art exhibition 2X2. It is the first show I have curated of my own personal selection of artists since living in New York City. The name 2X2 refers to the theme size of the wall art, two feet by two feet, and the relationships between the participating artists. The artists include two couples and two pairs of siblings. It will be interesting to contemplate the similarities and differences between the pieces created by people in such close relation to each other. There may be apparent convergent or divergent evolution between people’s personal expression. We may notice the power of influence whether it is inspiration or reaction. These very close relationships represent the first, most basic level of community and how well it functions. This can then remind us of the functioning of community as a larger phenomenon.

-Cornelia Jensen

Participating Artists:
Camille Altay
Mark Enger
Matt Enger
Eric Holmes
Cornelia Jensen
Michael Jensen
Rebecca Michaels
Kevin Wellech

Opening night performances:
“Side Show Text Act” – by Philip Brunetti of Brooklyn
“4 out of 5” – by Sue Spolan of Philadelphia

2X2 will take place at:
Windows Gallery (two blocks from PS1)
1303A Jackson Avenue
Long Island City, NY 11101

2X2 will have an opening reception on:
Thursday, July 15, 2010 from 7-9pm
The show will be on view from Friday July 16 through Sunday August 8th
Fridays through Sundays  3-7pm or by appointment (646-327-4066)

Jensen received her MFA from California College of the Arts in 2009. She has curated numerous exhibitions in New York and San Francisco and has exhibited work in the United States, Europe and Asia. While in San Francisco, Jensen participated in an artist residency at the Lola Gallery, which she helped create. She also designed and created other venues for art and film, most notably The Werepad, where she curated multi-media events, and worked on independent films. From 1988 to 1991 Jensen attended the graduate program in Film/Video Performance at California College of Arts and Crafts. In 1987, she received a BA in Philosophy from Haverford College. In 1986 she studied at the Syracuse University Studio Art Program in Florence, Italy. She graduated with honors in Art from The Masters School in 1983 and received the Merriam Hewitt Art Award. Her father, a landscape painter, was her first teacher, always involving her in his art practice. Jensen was born in 1965 and grew up outside of New York City.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Exhibition ONE: Zero Gravity Show Poster

 design by Daniella Shachter

*Please do not download image.  Original posters do not have watermark*

Available as souvenir, signed by founder Heidi Russell

Suggested donation $10 (tax deductible) to support future International Women Artists' Salon activities 

Contact Heidi at for details