Selected Works
Exhibition Schedule

The catalog for Women of the Book: Jewish Artists, Jewish Themes is now available from Florida Atlantic University, Special Collections and Archives, Wimberly Library, P.O. Box 3092, Boca Raton, FL 33431-0992 for $20.00 plus $3.95 postage and handling for a grand total of $23.95.

Women of the Book: Jewish Artists, Jewish Themes is an exhibition of 90 women artists who have created bookworks of unusual beauty and significance. Among the themes are the familly rituals, traditions and liturgy, the Holocaust, the integration of Jewish culture into art, humorous takes on being "Jewish", cultural memory and the celebration of festivals, among others. But what is most meaningful in this exhibition of more than 100 bookworks is the sense of "belonging" to either a cultural or religious community, or even both. There is a message in all these bookworks which separates them from most which are oftentimes made to be "beautiful" or defy the confines of "bookness". Instead, there is content  in these works of art, which is a reflection of women from Australia, New Zealand, North America, England, Israel, Italy and South Africa.

The exhibition, curated by Judith A. Hoffberg, renowned expert in artist books who has a reputation for creating exhibitions of bookworks from around the world, will be traveling throughout the U.S. and Europe for the next two years. A selection of these bookworks appear on Colophon Page. The exhibition, opened on 23 November at the Finegood Art Gallery in West Hills, California.  

The current exhibition itinarary is:

Finegood Art Gallery, Bernard Milken Jewish Community Center West Hills, CA
23 November 1997 - 11 January 1998

Sharadin Art Gallery, Kutztown University Kutztown, PA
4 February 1999 - 7 March 1999

University of Pennsylvania Special Collections Library Kamin Gallery, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Philadelphia, PA A selection of 48 pieces from the show
6 June 1999 - 6 August 1999

Janice Charach Epstein Museum/Gallery West Bloomfield, MI
14 October - 21 November 1999

University of Arizona Museum of Art Tucson, Arizona
12 December 1999 - 27 January 2000

Florida Atlantic University Boca Raton, FL
13 February - 26 March 2000

Brattleboro Museum of Art Brattleboro, VT
19 May - 30 July 2000

Southwest Missouri State University Springfield, MO
25 October - 1 December 2000

Minnesota Center for Book Arts and the Jewish Community Center of Minneapolis
25 March - 19 May 2001

National Council for Jewish Women, Chicago Branch, Deerfield, IL
6 September - 21 October 2001

Athenaeum of La Jolla and the San Diego Center for Jewish Culture
17 November - end of 2001

La Sierra University, Riverside, CA
10 January - 13 February 2002

For more information, contact Judith A. Hoffberg,

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Artist Biographies