Friday, June 28, 2013

"Salon Lounge at Dixon Place" Launch - Saturday, June 29th, 7:30pm

International Women Artists' Salon is honored to be partnering with Dixon Place in NYC to bring you our newest project series, "Salon Lounge at Dixon Place", a monthly 45-minute showcase of women's performance, writing, and film/video.

Each month will have a theme linking the pieces showcased.

June 29th is our inaugural showcase with the theme 'Women's Voices', featuring:

"Little Pink Balloon", a short film co-produced by Dorothy Krajewski, Joanna Bowzer and Lacy Wittman, co-directed by Lacy Wittman and Joanna Bowzer, all in attendance (music by Cheryl Engelhardt, unfortunately not in attendance)

Dorothy Krajewski, reading from her novel-in-progress

Sarah Aili, crooning us with her voice and lyrics

Rebekkah Sue Rosenberg, presenting a segment of her new play-in-development

With host Heidi Russell
*check back for in depth profiles

Don't miss this dynamic 45 minutes of incredible new artistry by these amazing women!

Free to attend, but donations welcome, to be split between the artists.

Saturday, June 29th
7:30, showcase begins
8:15, mixing and mingling in lounge with artists and audience

The Dixon Place Lounge is open before, during, and after the show. Proceeds directly support Dixon Place’s artists and mission.

Dixon Place  
161A Chrystie Street, New York, NY 10002
(btwn Delancey and Rivington, west side of Chrystie)
Closest trains: J, M, F, M B, D
(Bower, Essex/Delancey, 2nd Ave, Grand)

Dixon Place is an Obie Award winning, Off-Off-Broadway New York City theater devoted exclusively to presenting original pieces of theater, dance, performance art and literature that are works in progress.

International Women Artists’ Salon is a cross-disciplinary, cross-cultural global organization of women making art in the world today.  Music+Dance+Video+Film+Comedy+Theater+Writing+Visual Arts+Fashion+Architecture+Design+et al.

Join us, follow us, support us at:
Twitter: @womenartsalon    
Facebook Fan Page: International Women Artists’ Salon

Press Inquiries: Heidi Russell, founder or 646.272.8879

Logo design by Maggie Cousins
Video taping by Deprogramming Hour

Monday, June 24, 2013

Salon Radio June 24th, 2013
: Marivir Montebon and OSM! ONLINE MAGAZINE and Jessica Goldstein

Salon Radio June 24th, 2013

International Women Artists' Salon is thrilled to present Marivir Montebon and OSM! ONLINE MAGAZINE (AWESOME) for our feature interview and actress Jessica Goldstein for our Salon Solo {Radio} segment. 

Jenny Green hosts, with presenter Heidi Russell.


Tune in to listen live 9:00-9:55 pm 
Show archived and available for on-demand listening from June 27th on.



Marivir Montebon is a passionate writer for society and people. She published OSM! on May 18, 2012 with the clear vision in mind that this online magazine is to be the epitome that good things that people do have to be cherished and amplified. Hence, OSM! is born as a counter media culture of the ‘what bleeds leads’ notion.

Growing up weary of the bad news is news syndrome, Montebon has committed OSM! to be the brand of journalism of positively inspiring lives…whether as career professionals, community leaders, youth leaders, or entrepreneurs and business persons. In this manner, journalism has done its purpose of informing and inspiring, and being a positive contribution to a community and world of peace and understanding.
In March 2012, Montebon was awarded the Woman in Media/Journalism award by the New Jersey-based Pan-American Concerned Citizens League.

Montebon also serves as managing editor of the Migrant Heritage Chronicle, a community paper based in Washington, DC. She is well into the topics of politics and world development, art and culture, and women issues and concerns.

In March 2012, Montebon was awarded the Woman in Media/Journalism award by the New Jersey-based Pan-American Concerned Citizens League.

Montebon also serves as managing editor of the Migrant Heritage Chronicle, a community paper based in Washington, DC. She is well into the topics of politics and world development, art and culture, and women issues and concerns.
Ms. Montebon began her profession in the media at a young age, starting off as a campus journalist in the portals of her school, the University of San Carlos in Cebu, Philippines. Immediately after college, she begun a colorful career in print and broadcast media.

She has two published books. Her debut was in 2000 which is entitled “Retracing our Roots: A Journey into Cebu’s Precolonial and Colonial Past” and the second book was published in 2007 entitled “Beyond the Seed Money”. It is about successful women micro-entrepreneurs in Cebu.

During her stint at editor at the Freeman Newspaper between 1996-2001, the paper became a hall of famer of the Konrad Adenauer Awards for Community Journalism by winning for three consecutive years the Best in Environmental Reporting and Best in Cultural and Historical Reporting Awards.

Ms. Montebon conceptualized and produced the television talk show “Babaye” (Woman) for the Catholic Television Network which features success stories of women from all walks of life. The show ran in 2002-2010 and was being enjoyed not only in the Philippines but in Asia as well.
She may be reached at

JUST CLIQ IT is a media services company which provides media-related products and services to a large clientele of individuals, non-profit organizations, the academe, and business entities. It is based in New York City.

Its service expertise lies on writing, editing, research, and media campaign and events management.

It also engages in production of short films, video, commercials, websites, and print materials.

The flagship projects of the company include OSM, an online magazine for a broad-based clientele and book publications.

JUST CLIQ IT’s mission is to promote the inspiring achievements of citizens, mainly in the US and around the world, in all facets of professional life, cultural diversity efforts, community and entrepreneurial endeavors through media products and services that include writing, editing, research, media campaign and events management, as well as the production of short films, video, commercials, websites, and print materials.

OSM! just recently published Biting the Big Apple, a memoir by Marivir R. Montebon which is now available in


"A wonderfully written memoir: insightful, inspiring, informative, and funny. Marivir Montebon shares with us her story in the context of family history which is an integral part of the Philippine diaspora. You will love this book, and get a deeper understanding of the stories of immigrants, that many of them are made of courage and faith. It is a must read."

US Pinoys for Good Governance

"A woman's story, an immigrant's story, a single parent's story – all these and more in Biting the Big Apple. It's a tale of strength that threads through the whole book and brings everything together in the end. It's a tale of triumph that spans three generations, told in an easy, engaging style, with snippets of history. It's both a personal journey, and a journey which finds a common tie with other life's journeys that make this book an interesting read."

OSM! Online Magazine

"It is a bit unique and shows that our great country is still the land of opportunity. Regardless of how you got here, if you have a dream that's big enough and a desire that's strong enough, you can overcome any obstacle and achieve anything!"

National Federation of Filipino-American Associations (NAFFAA)
Connecticut Chapter

“Marivir Montebon tells a story that is both universal and unique. She writes about the death of her husband, her separation from her daughter and her escape to New York to start a new life with heartfelt honesty. Her triumph over adversity, her eventual reunion with her daughter, and her success in building a career as an international journalist infuse the book with a life affirming spirit. Biting the Big Apple is a story brimming with courage, hope, adventure, and, most of all, with love."

Author, Publisher and National Writers Union activist

Salon Solo {Radio} Jessica Goldstein

Jessica hails all the way from London, Ontario, Canada where from a very young age has immersed herself in the performance arts including dance, theatre and voice. After graduating from the University of Toronto with a BA in drama, she moved to New York City to attend the American Academy of Dramatic Arts conservatory acting program. She has studied many different styles of theatre including clown, physical theatre, commedia, improvisation and mime. Favorite Credits include: Theatre: 8 Million Protagonists(Leo Burnett/Village Voice)Fuhgeddaboutit! (Between the Lines Prod), Reunion (Make it Real) Cooked (Company Member Enact Theatre) Peter Pan(New Acting Company) Our Lady of 121st Street (Outrageous Fortune) Film: Blues for Life, Hell Fire. Television: Monumental Mysteries, Deadline Crime. Thanks to my friends, family and fiancé for their love and support. I wouldn’t be living my dream without you.


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