Monday, July 29, 2013

Salon Lounge at Dixon Place - July 29th 2013

We are thrilled to invite you to experience Salon Lounge at Dixon Place tonight if you are in NYC. If not, check out the artists work here on our blog later this week.

International Women Artists' Salon is honored to be partnering with Dixon Place 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.

July 29th is our second showcase and corresponds with Dixon Place's month long LGBTQ Hot! Festival of July.

Hope to see you there!

We are thrilled to showcase the following this month:

JiYe - experimental video
Joanna Wallfisch - music
Carren Strock - literature, novels
YalaniDream and JenDog - performance duo
BJ Watkins - host and emcee

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Salon Solo: Joanne Morton - {r}Evolution has Begun - Magic Passion Love Style!

The International Women Artists' Salon is Proud to Present Joanne Morton's Magic Passion Love...

{r}Evolution has Begun - Magic Passion Love Style!

Artist Reception - July 23 6-9pm
Exhibition Dates:  July 15 - 29

Producer's Club:  358 West 44 St @ 9th Avenue

been three years since artist, Joanne Morton left her East Village apartment of 15 years to travel around the USA to share the 3 Words she heard in 2003, while walking her dog on Ave A - Magic Passion Love. Since those three words: Magic Passion Love came to her, Joanne has found the Courage to take the leap to Allow Magic - Feel Passion - Live Love 24/7!   When you have the COURAGE to be your true self - miracles happen!

Joanne is excited to share Magic Passion Love again with the city that inspired her to Allow Feel Live!

What is  Magic Passion Love (MPL) is a renewable, sustainable energy source found within all of us. When used, life feels good... when shared, WOW!

In April 2010, Joanne left NYC to go on the road with the MPL- USA Art Tour: sharing positive energy from sea to sea!

The first year & half were slow -- spending the first year on Tybee Island, GA working with local artist Denise Elliot Vernon re-open Dragonfly Studios then she moved into Savannah.  

was after the Occupy Wall Street movement started to expand from NYC to
other cities that Joanne realized it was time for her to take her art on the road. Starting on Martin Luther King Day 2012, she traveled for six months in her blue mini-van around the country with her public art project, “Mass Manifesting Mobile”.  This simple yet powerful,  Interactive Public Positive Art Project - Mass Manifesting Mobile, is proof that people are interested in co-creating together – there are over 300 pieces that represent the 100%. AND it is still growing!

The Mass Manifesting Mobile

is an opportunity for people to publicly and proudly share the sometimes hidden and protected desires of our hearts and souls. The Mass Manifesting Mobile is made up of a collection of “Affirmation Art” that people hang together after writing their positive affirmations/intentions on them.  The ultimate purpose of the Mass Manifesting Mobile is to give everyone more freedom to allow their magic, feel their passion, and live their love!  The circles are made out of recycled food boxes.  They are hung in a row either on the wall or in the center of the room.

The real ART Joanne encountered were the PEOPLE who participated in the project!

who are committed to co-creating abundance & well being for themselves and their communities. The Mass Manifesting Mobile reflects these people --  including Union Workers in Savannah, School Children in Tallahassee, Radical Fairies in New Orleans and Lutheran Church Ladies in Beaumont, Tx!  She stayed with CouchSurfing hosts, camped at Occupy Tallahassee, arrived just in time for the start of Mardi Gras, enjoyed music at SxSW and saw the Grand Canyon at dawn are some of the stories she  shares.   It doesn’t matter age, race, sex, or political party - when asked what your heart’s desire is - all of our answers are very  similar.  Especially the children.  We are not listening to our children - and we are here for them..


currently resides in Savannah where she is artist in residence and art gallery curator at Anahata Healing Arts (AHA).  She offers private &group Positive Energy classes & is a certified Angel Tarot Card reader.  

her spiritual business co-creators, Lynn Geddes & Joshua Gray Hamilton, they are co-creating a sacred space for the community to uplift - create - share positive energy. AHA is available for personal unique vacation retreats & workshops/events

For more information: please email or call 917.676.4280  or

enjoy your day,

Joanne Morton
positive energy artist

@ Anahata Healing Arts


Allow your Magic - Feel your Passion - Live your Love!
magic passion love is a renewable, sustainable POSITIVE energy source found within all of us. When used, life feels good, when shared, WOW!

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Friday, July 12, 2013

Member Spotlight: Nadine Charlsen's Solo Water Color Exhibition "Works on Paper: International Studies"

International Women Artists' Salon
is pleased to announce member Nadine Charlsen's solo water color exhibit, "Works on Paper: International Studies."

Nancy Dryfoos Gallery, Kean University
Current thru August 15, 20139:00 am - 9:00 pm Mon-Thurs
Kean University, 1000 Morris Avenue, Union NJ 07083

Click Here for Google Maps' Directions

Reception 4-6:30 Saturday July 13, 2013

A solo large scale watercolor exhibition from the artist's travels in Europe and the Middle East.  The work shows a gritty, unique style of working with watercolor on paper.  The method is working very dark to light yet maintaining white areas of the paper for highlights.

I am a baby boomer, born Nadine L Wilson in Bird City, Kansas. I lived in western Kansas all my childhood years. My "hood" was a group of 11 boys and no girls. My father was an industrial arts teacher and a furniture builder; my mother was a first grade teacher and an oil painter. I grew up with a hammer in one hand, a paintbrush in the other and a tough kid attitude.   Eventually I got involved in a large regional theatre-Music Theatre of Wichita. I worked as a scenic artist at MTW for five years and met many designers, actors and technicians from New York.

Not long after that, I moved to Brooklyn, New York and received an MFA in theatre design from Brooklyn College. I have worked for several well known New York designers as well as creating my own set and lighting designs for Off and Off Off Broadway. I have created painted murals for a variety of stores and private residences. My watercolors are influenced by my theatre design as well as my various art instructors and personal friends. My personal photographic collection is where I find inspiration for my watercolors, and each is a unique image.

Artist Statement
I want my watercolors to have something new to say to the viewer.  I believe the viewer will experience the painting and feel the story of the moment as I did when I painted it.  I want my art to evoke an emotion that helps you take the journey with me to that place into that world.

My studio is the ever-changing world around me. I am an avid bicyclist, swimmer and walker. I do long distance bike trips and paint and photograph as I go. I love visiting noisy cities, quiet country spots and bustling streets.  Every day is a different experience, a new world to live in the moment. My work is always created from the occasion that makes it unique and with its own particular style. The style is a product of the time and place. The versatility lets me work in all mediums and time periods.  My motivation for continuing to paint is for both you and I to escape for a moment to another place and find joy in imagining the moment together. Painting makes me want to be young again. I have everything to learn and nothing I ever want to forget.

Venue and Festival Sponsor: Kean University Art Galleries

By train from New York City
Take NJ transit to Newark, New Jersey (2 stops)  Change at Newark to the Raritan Line going toward Raritan (or High Bridge)  Go one stop to Union, New Jersey.  Exit the train down the stairs or elevator.  There is only one direction you can go at the bottom.  Walk straight ahead.  You see the Kean campus.  Keep Gray AVE apartments and new building construction on your left.  Cross Green Lane Street.  Enter a large parking lot and walk diagonally across the parking lot toward a small white shingled house (on the campus)  Keeping the little white house on your right, follow the sidewalk past two buildings also on your right.  After the pre-slab light tan building make a right and cross the stream.  The library is the first building on your over the stream.  Hope to see you there.

Nadine Charlsen