Thursday, February 23, 2012

Member Spotlight: Painter Lisa Lebofsky Solo Show "Raw Spaces"

International Women Artists' Salon is proud to announce member Lisa Lebofsky's first NYC solo show, "Raw Spaces" at Milavec Hakimi Gallery,
February 23-March 31st, 2012.

Livingston Island from Half Moon Island 
oil on aluminum - 40 x 64

Milavec Hakimi Gallery is pleased to present Raw Spaces, a collection of works recently created by Lisa Lebofsky. This exhibition will be on view from February 23rd, 2012 through March 31st located at 51 Cooper Square, New York, NY 10003.

Lisa Lebofsky’s recent travels to Newfoundland and Antarctica are the inspiration this body of work. It is an exploration of nature in its raw form. The images are composed by applying thin layers of oil paint onto sanded aluminum. The exposed metal  produces radiance that can either enhance, or alter the image.  The result is an experience that imitates the changes of light and perception in a natural setting. Images of reverie, such as tidal waters, deep forests and ephemeral clouds are prominently featured — the apex of infinite space and contemplation.

 Lago Escondido 2
 oil on polymetal - 10 x 16

New York painter Lisa Lebofsky has her MFA in painting from the New York Academy of Art and BFA in metals from SUNY New Paltz.  Her work has been exhibited in solo and group shows both nationally and internationally. Among several awards and residencies, she is a recent recipient of the Platte Clove Artist in Residence Program in the Catskill Mountains of New York.  Raw Spaces is Lebofsky’s first solo show in New York City

"My work explores the potency of the mind when it engages with nature.  The natural world functions as a launch point for liberating the mind from restrictions imposed by everyday life.  In addition to being of limitless visual inspiration, nature provides an essential and symbolic role throughout my work – the sublime landscapes embody the transcendent psyche. 

I find inspiration and collect source material by traveling extensively to immerse myself in different environments.  I paint on-site or take digital photos to cultivate a library of images. I seek out remote areas that are generally sparse and uninhabited, and therefore ideal for contemplative transcendence."

Multnomah Falls Cascade
oil on aluminum - 40 x 25

Milavec Hakimi Gallery
51 Cooper Square
New York, NY

Nikki Milavec 
(+1) 817-975-5488
Karen Hakimi
(+1) 516-312-5501 

Su-Th 11am-8pm
Fri 11-4pm
Sat Closed!exhibitions

South Shetland Islands
oil on aluminum 25 x 80

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Member Spotlight: Aimee Whelan & Jenny Green Cabaret Performance - ALMOST THERE!

International Women Artists' Salon is happy to share information about Almost There! A cabaret performance by The OPTimisks featuring members Aimee Whelan and Jenny Green.

Where: Duplex Cabaret Theatre (
Christopher Street on Corner of 7th Avenue  - 1 train to Christopher Street)

When: Tuesday February 21st @ 9:30pm

The OPTismistiks

Proudly Presents:

The girls are back!

Come on a journey.
Hosted by: Jenny D. Green
Staring: Christine Mckenna
Chanel Thomas
Fiona Thompson
Aimee Whelan

With Dylan Glatthorn

Where: The Duplex Cabaret Theatre
When: Tuesday February 21st, 9.30 pm
Tickets: $7 plus 2 drink minimum
Reservations can be made at :

Phone: 212-255-5438

Aimee Whelan is originally from the north of England, Her favourite roles  include: Chantel- Citizenship (National Theatre- UK), Jane- Get Over It (Lowery Theatre- UK), Pistol- Henry V (Shakespeare in the Parking Lot), Ado Annie- Oklahoma and May in Billy Carver... She is excited to be able to use her singing chops tonight, Can be contacted at

Jenny D Green: mc, actor and producing artist, working in NYC since she graduated from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in 2008. She has enjoyed hosting events ever since leading school assemblies as a tween (before tweens existed) and is more surprised than anyone that this has recently developed into being a Priestess (of the non-denominational www. kind). Fave mc & presenting gigs incl Mind The Gap, the BBC, Manhattan Theatre Source & indeed The Duplex. See for more and please don’t hesitate to contact Jenny at especially if you need your nuptials officiating! And keep an eye on her production company The OPTimistiks for word on a PANTOMIME for NYC...


Friday, February 3, 2012

Poetry Reading Featuring Member Lynn McGee at Cornelia Street Cafe in New York City, February 18th

International Women Artists' Salon is happy to announce that member Lynn McGee will be reading from her new manuscript, The Heirloom Bulldog, at Cornelia Street Cafe on Saturday, February 18th, 6-7:30pm


The reading will feature Lynn McGee, George Wallace and Georgie Edel, and is hosted by Dean Kostos.

Cornelia Street Cafe
29 Cornelia Street (Between West 4th and Bleecker Streets; in the West Village)

Saturday, February 18, 2012
6-7:30 p.m.

A $7 fee includes one complimentary house drink.

(F) train to West 4th
Street. Cross Sixth Avenue to West 4th Street, immediately turn left on
Cornelia Street.

OR (1/2/3) train to 14th Street. Exit
onto 12th Street, walk toward Sixth Avenue. Turn right on Sixth Avenue,
and then right on West 4th, and left on Cornelia Street.

Lynn will be reading from her new manuscript, The Heirloom Bulldog, which centers on conflicts at the heart of human/animal interactions: bulldogs bred to meet standards that disable their ability to breathe or give birth without surgical intervention; abandoned pet Burmese pythons thriving in the Everglades, causing panthers to go extinct; wild boars escaped from hunting compounds and factory farms and taking over forests of the South; the brilliant octopus, eaten alive in some cultures; feral cats causing many small mammals and birds to disappear; mares bred for their hormone-laden urine; coyotes existing invisibly in suburbs; orca whales forced to live decades in tiny pools, and other controversial topics. While the poems are serious in nature, they also focus on the triumph of animals surviving somehow, in an environment made dangerous by humans.

Lynn McGee's work appears in current issues of the Hawai'i Review and Big City Lit. Her work is forthcoming in The American Poetry Review, The Same, 2 Bridges Review and Bluestem, and just appeared in The New Guard (where her work was a finalist in a contest judged by Donald Hall), and Tilt-a-Whirl. She also was just announced a finalist with honors in the winning War Poetry Contest, and was a semi-finalist in the 2010 Dana awards. Her poetry and fiction have appeared in many literary journals and magazines including The Ontario Review, Berkeley Fiction Review, Phoebe, and others. Her chapbook, Bonanza, won the Slapering Hol national manuscript contest; she earned an MFA at Columbia University and lives with her partner and stepson.

Lynn McGee