In the Press
John Ricciutti with Linda Dubin Garfield and Monique Kendikian-Sarkessian on Radnor 21, June 2015 discussing ARTsisters, art and human trafficking
Montgomery Ticket, June 12, 2015 by Tara Lynn Johnson:
Arts & Life & Leisure section of the News of Delaware County, June 10, 2015 :
ARTsisters Group Benefit Show will be held June 19-July 20, with an Artists Reception, 6-8 pm., Tuesday, June 23 at Main Line Art Center, 746 Panmure Road, Haverford. Proceeds from sales will benefit New Day Women's Drop In Center, an organization which gives holistic help- meals, a shower, care, safe space and a way out_ to women who are exploited by the commercial sex trade and trafficked for sex.
2 Articles in City Suburban News, June 3, 2015
Photos: Paintings, printmaking part of Jenkins heritage, Main Line Suburban News, 5/20/15, by Joan Bang
...In addition to a look at ARTsisters’ already hanging artistic endeavors, the assemblage at the arboretum was there to learn about the art of printmaking. Attendees got to see the process from start to finish done by As founder and local expert on the subject, Linda Dubin Garfield. Next up for the prolific ladies is a month’s long show at Main Line Art opening June 19.
Breast Cancer Survivor Marks 10 Years for ARTsisters, Lou Mancinelli, Chestnut Hill Local, December 11, 2014 http://www.chestnuthilllocal.com/2014/12/11/breast-cancer-survivor-marks-10-years-artsisters/
“Exhibition of Paintings by Ellen Abraham at Melodies Cafe,” City Suburban News, July 16- 29, 2014
“ARTsisters’ show Renewal Extended,” City Suburban News, July 9- 15, 2014
“The Time Has Come’ Art Exhibit in Media,” City Suburban News, June 18- 24, 2014 about Marge Feldman
Professional Artist Magazine, October/November 2013:
Leveling the Playing Field for Women Artists
By Renée Phillips
It is no secret that fewer women artists are given one-person exhibitions, represented in museum collections, featured in art books about famous artists, and are paid the same as their male counterparts. The good news is there are many wonderful organizations that exist to level the playing field for women artists.
ARTsisters pictured above: Blanche Levitt Torphy, Sandi Neiman Lovitz, Deb K. Simon, Ellen Abraham, Jeanne Guerin-Daley, Mary Kane, Louise Herring, Priscilla Bohlen, Christine Stoughton, Susan Stefanski, and Sandra Benhaim.
On my other blog Renée Phillips Art News in an article about creative collaboration I wrote about artist Sandi Neiman Lovitz and her membership with ARTsisters (www.ARTsisters.org). It is an organization comprised of professional Philadelphia-based visual women artists founded in December 2005, by Linda Dubin Garfield. You can read the article in Professional Artist Magazine and also at http://reneephillips.blogspot.com/2013/07/the-virtues-of-creative-collaboration.html
It is important for us to promote organizations that help women artists. We can support their efforts through membership and contributions, and by attending their events whenever possible.
Philadelphia Stories, Summer 2013 issue, Cover Art: Linda Dubin Garfield's mixed media print, Natural Wonders 2
‘Nature’s Gifts’ Solo Exhibit at Villanova University,” City Suburban News, April 17- 23, 2013 interview of Susan Stefanski
“It’s About Time at Da Vinci Art Alliance,” City Suburban News, April 3- 9, 2013
Sandy Neiman Lovitz wins first prize in Artists Equity Juried Exhibit at Lyceum Center in Burlington, NJ in October 2012.
Main Line artists have the stuff to 'Make You Look', Main Line Times, April 12, 2012 http://www.montgomerynews.com/articles/2012/04/12/entertainment/doc4f84846581811604901641.txt
Moorestown Patch, October 13, 2011 Mary Kane wins Prize at Perkins Art Center Works on Paper Show http://moorestown.patch.com/articles/enthralling-expressions-on-paper-at-perkins-center
Philadelphia Inquirer, September 16, 2011, Victoria Donohoe review: Art/Faith
The current "A Fusion of Judaism and Art" exhibition at the Old City Jewish Arts Center provides a useful opportunity to look again at the work of some artists familiar in the Philadelphia area, and to enjoy the color, emotion, and excitement expressed in many media.
Standouts among 18 artists represented include Abraham Davidson, Linda D. Garfield, Jonathan Mandell, Joseph Painter, Merle Spandorfer, and Etta Winigrad.
art/Philadelphia Inquirer-Light and dark- The Sixth Day"- Friday July 15, 2011. Victoria Donohoe writes: "....of the show's featured artists-...painters Nancy Freedman Tabas and Deb K Simon - provide images of land and water that celebrate the beauty, color and engagement of such caregiving by countless multitudes over the centuries."
CHUTZPAH Magazine, July, 2011
Philadelphia Stories, Spring 2011 issue, Cover Art: Edna Santiago's painting, Freedive
Jewish Exponent, Passover Palette Supplement, April 7, 2011, page 3, Ellen Abraham's painting, Afikomen
Ellen Abraham in Philadelphia Jewish Voice, March 2011
ABstract EXpressions Review January 23, 2011:
December 6, 2010 ART Matters, http://marketplace.allaroundphilly.com/SS/Page.aspx?secid=93118&pagenum=6&sstarg=&facing=false&
November 16, 2010, Local Artists Reveal “Hidden Children” in “Secrets & Shadows,” article about Linda Dubin Garfield by Tara Lynn Johnson, montgomerynews.com
October 19, 2010 The Art Blog 2424 Studios
July 16, 2010, review by Victoria Donohoe, Philadelphia Inquirer
June 11, 2010, review by Victoria Donohoe, Philadelphia Inquirer“ Linda Dubin Garfield and Rich Dunbrack share a show at Z Gallery in West Chester. Wynnewood's Garfield relies on both chance and choice as she moves rapidly among printmaking, photography, collage, and digital imagery. Omitting most historical references from her art, she often prefers abstraction, her scatterings of mottled colors exuding a tranquillity heightened by the exuberance of textured surfaces...”
Linda Dubin Garfield, USAirways Magazine, September, 2009
In Brief / September 2009
From the Editor
The site is appropriately titled The Art of Travel, and you can instantly see why. A printmaker and mixed-media artist, Linda Dubin Garfield is an avid traveler who uses her journeys as the inspiration for her creations.
Linda Dubin Garfield on “Coming of Age” on WHYY can be viewed online at
ARTsisters in My Community Trend, January 28, 2009
ARTsisters in Art Calendar, January 2009
Ellen Abraham in MORE Magazine, November 2008
July 20, 2008, Philadelphia Inquirer:
In the 32-piece ARTsisters member’ show at Tyme, several painters combine the sensuality of romanticism with a realist’s awareness of time and place in varying degrees. These include Deb K. Simon, Marge Feldman, Nancy Freeman Tabas, Ellen Abraham, Roberta Welburn-Milstead and Joye Schwartz. Meanwhile, Sandra Benhaim and Linda Dubin Garfield are the pacesetters for breezy abstraction. And Marji Lewis Quint’s meticulous oils create an ambience of modernity with hints of something innovative.
September 27, 2007, Jewish Exponent:
Linda Dubin Garfield’s “We Are What We Carry: Pocketbook Portraits,” in the visual arts, didn’t need a coach to elicit praise from fans. Michael Elkin
August 2, 2007, Mainly Art by Marie Fowler, Main Line Ticket:
“[Deb K.] Simon, also painting in Narberth, demonstrates a mastery of portraying light on water in her oils. This artist knows just how dappled sunlight picks out color. Which Way In is a marine view with two Canada Geese that survey what has obviously become their domain.”
August 2, 2007, Mainly Art by Marie Fowler, Main Line Ticket:
“[Nancy F.] Tabas, like French Impressionist master Claude Monet, appears to explore the same motif under different conditions of light and/or seasons. The Haverford painter describes her landscapes as “realist abstraction”.
July 25, 2007, City Paper:
Linda Dubin Garfield.. (is) aiming to stimulate your eyes, ears and brain.
July 22, 2007, The Philadelphia Inquirer:
“Deborah K Simon of Narberth and Nancy Freeman Tabas of Haverford each have enough painterly gutsiness in their oils to give their real-looking coastal seascapes and other scenes visceral substance.” Art Review by Victoria Donohoe,
June 30, 2007, A Smile in the Making, Inquirer blog
Some ARTsisters News, Janet Nelson
March 7, 2007, Gloucester County College Art Gallery
Artist Ellen Abraham uses the energy of life and her interest in art, history, sociology, and politics to build folded, mutilated, and riotously colored pictures that characterize behavior or the state of affairs in complex situations.
January 14, 2007, Philadelphia Inquirer:
Linda Dubin Garfield... suggests the enormity of nature and seeks an unadorned dignity in her stark horizon-line views at sunrise or sunset.
Review by Victoria Donohoe
January 6, 2007, arts-mind.com:
Linda Dubin Garfield sees uniqueness in people, who tend to get lost in crowds, and her art gives voice to people’s deep inner experience.
August 13, 2006, Philadelphia Inquirer:
ARTsisters ”Never Go It Alone” in Wilmington- A diverting group show and not exactly typical fare, it shows ARTsisters to be aware of many approaches. Some of the artists' best work provides much visual energy as well as angst.
Review by Victoria Donohoe