© 2022 Sally Edelstein

Current Exhibits

Agency Feminist Art and Power   Museum of Sonoma County

January 22 to June 5, 2022


Occupy the Moment Intersect History With Impact, Bridgeport Arts Center Chicago, Ill.

Juried Exhibition Dr Maura Reilly

Jan-Feb. 2022


Dead Locked and Loaded Disarming America

I am honored to be included in a really powerful show called "Deadlocked and Loaded: Disarming America."
It is a feminist POV on gun violence, curated by activist/curator Karen Gutfreund.
Currently on view at ArtRage Gallery, Community Folk Art Center, and Point of Contact Gallery, “Deadlocked and Loaded: Disarming America” is a visual art exhibition in which 36 women artists use their artistic voices to address issues related to the U.S. culture of violence and gun issues, particularly how it affects women, children, and marginalized peoples.
Feb 4 -April 18, 2021 
Ending Gun Violence- It's About Time- Hope and Prayers Aren't Enough


In July 1969, a full-page advertisement in the Sunday  NY Times posed a request to the American public:

Hold onto this page for 1 year and hope and pray it's ended.

The hopeful ad appeared one year after the assassination of Martin Luther King and Robert Kennedy, and 6 years after the shooting of President John Kennedy.

The copy reads:

The trouble is hoping and praying isn't enough. Violence won't end unless you're willing to start the ending.


[caption id="attachment_20112" align="aligncenter" width="710"]Collage Sally Edelstein "Ending Gun Violence- It's About Time- Hope and Prayers Arent' Enough" 20x 20 appropriated paper collage Vintage newspapers and pencil on canvas Collage Sally Edelstein[/caption]

I have held onto this yellowing page for 51 years; the hope for the end of gun violence nearly extinguished.

In the wake of hundreds of multiple mass shootings in U.S. history since this ad appeared, the Senate still can't take small steps to curb gun violence.

"My prayers are with you" congressmen numbingly utter, but in the same breath they greedily whisper "my votes are with the NRA."

Offering prayers but failing to act, make their prayers ring hollow.

When are we going to start the ending?

The catalog is available on Amazon.


Selected Exhibits

Exploring Aspects of War In and Through the Visual Arts

Northern University Illinois University Art Museum

1425 W. Lincoln Highway

DeKalb, IL

Exhibition Dates: August 27- November 30, 2019


Art and Brain Disorders Symposium "The Integration of Art, Science and Medicine"

Brown University's Warren Alpert Medical School

Exhibition Dates: June 13- August 21, 2019

Award Recipient: Remembering What is Forgotten: Traumatic Memory - PTSD and Sexual Abuse

Remembering What is Forgotten- Traumatic Memory -PTSD and Sexual Abuse

NAWA Gallery

Collage/ Mixed Media/ The Art Of Layering

315 West 39th Street, New York, N.Y. Seventh Floor

Reception: Thursday, March 14, 2019

Exhibition Dates: March 6-27, 2019

The Fletcher Exhibit

Social& Politically Engaged Art

Reece Museum, East Tennessee State University

October 4- December 14, 2018

Ceres Gallery New York

13th National Juried Exhibition

Sara Softness, Juror Brooklyn Museum

June 19-July 14, 2018

547 West 27th Street Suite 201 NY 10001

Projects Gallery at Arc Gallery & Studios

November 11,  2017

A Series of Fragments of Moments 

1246 Folsom Street, San Francisco

Exhibition runs November 11—December 9 , 2017, visit website for hours Arc Gallery
March 2017

Embedded Messages: Debating the Dream, Truth Justice and the American Way

The Art Center

1957 Sheridan Road

Highland Park, Ill. 60035


March3- April 2, 2017

Opening March 3, 2017 / 6:30-8:30pm


Feminine/Feminist Exhibit


66 Main Street

Cold Spring Harbor, NY


Opening Reception : March 3, 2017 6-9pm

Exhibition: March 3- April 2, 2017


Arc Gallery

1246 Folsom Street

San Francisco, CA 94103

Exhibition: March 11- April 15,2017

Opening Reception: March 11th 7-9pm


University of Redlands Peppers Gallery, Embedded Messages: Debating the Dream, Truth Justice and the American Way, Redlands, CA, October 18, 2016- November 12, 2016

AIR GALLERY Dumbo, NY Sept.10-Oct.11, 2015 "Who's Afraid of Feminism"  Juror: Catherine Morris, Sackler Family Curator of the Elizabeth A, Sackler Center For Feminist Art

THE SARAH DOYLE GALLERY at Brown University, Providence Rhode Island March 2- March 28th 2015 "View From the Edges:Women, Gender and Politics" This feminist exhibition features the art of 24 women artists raising their voices to advocate for gender equality, women's rights and social justice.

IDENTITY gallerynine5 SOHO, NY NY May 31- June 22,  2014 International Juried Exhibition Jurors: Ann Swartz and Maria Elena Buszek

In a world dominated by pop culture, society and the media-how is identity defined?

UNITEWOMEN,COM online exhibit  March 2014 "Womens's Rights: An Artists Perpective

PAM FOSS FINE ARTS GALLERY, St. Michaels, MD October- November 24, 2013 "Women's Rights: An Artists Perspective"

NARROWS CENTER FOR THE ARTS, Fall River Mass. April 2013 "Petroleum Paradox- For Better or For Worse? WCA National Juried Exhibition

PRATT MANHATTAN GALLERY, NY, NY September -November 10, 2012 "Party Headquarters: Art in the Age of Political Absurdity" Guest Curators: Eleanor Heartney and Larry Litt

NATIONAL STEINBECK CENTER, Salinas, CA September 7, 2012-January 2013 "Honoring Women's Rights: Echoing Visual Voices Together" Jurors: Dr. Joyce Aiken, Dr, Ruth Weisberg, Patricia Rodriguez

DENISE BIBRO FINE ART, NY, NY May 24-June 23, 2012 "Petroleum Paradox Exhibition" National Juried Show Womens Caucus for Arts

NEW CENTURY ARTISTS GALLERY, NY, NY Feb. 2011 "Hidden Cities" 2011 National Juried Exhibition, Juror: Lisa Phillips,New Museum of Contemorary Art, NYC

AIR GALLERY, DUMBO, N.Y. December 2, 2010 -January 2, 2011 "At Her Age" Curated by Martha Wilson

ARLINGTON ART MUSEUM, Arlington, Texas February 2008  Juror: Dr. Maura Reilly  Curator of the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art at The Brooklyn Museum

AIR GALLERY, Chelsea, New York, N.Y March 8- April 7, 2007 "Seventh Annual Biennial Exhibition" Juror: Connie Butler MOMA

COLUMBIA/BARNARD UNIVERSITY, KRAFT CENTER FOR JEWISH LIFE, New York, N.Y.  Feb-March 20, 2007 Womens Caucus for Art Presents "Words Within"


VISUAL ARTS CENTER OF NEW JERSEY, Summit, N.J. Feb 9-April 2007 "The Twenty First Annual International Juried Show" Juror: Laura Hoptman, Senior Curator, The New Museum of Contemporary Art, N.Y.  Honorable Mention

SETON HALL UNIVERSITY, WALSH GALLERY, South Orange, N.J.  April 16, - May 2007 "Detritus"

CERES GALLERY, Chelsea, New York, N.Y. May 23- June 2006 "Seventh Annual Juried Exhibiti "  Juror: Cora Rosevear MOMA

AIR GALLERY, Chelsea, New York, N.Y. March 9- April 2006 "Generation 2006"  The exhibition included a fundraiser in collaboration with Womens eNews and a silent auction of the work.


ART DIRECTORS CLUB, New York, N.Y. December 2000 "Twelfth Annual Three Dimensional Illustrators Awards Show" 3 Bronze Awards


ART DIRECTORS CLUB, New York, N.Y December 1998 "Tenth Annual Three Dimensional Illustrator's Awards Show" 2 Bronze, 2 Silver Awards

UNIVERSITY ART GALLERY, STALLER CENTER FOR THE ARTS, STONY BROOK UNIVERSITY, Stony Brook, N.Y. March 5- April 1997 "Text and Identity: Twelve Women/ Twelve Artists"

 MILLS POND HOUSE, Smithtown Council of the Arts, St. James, N.Y. March 1997  "Women, Words and Images"

ART DIRECTORS CLUB, New York, N.Y December 1996  "Eighth Annual Three Dimensional Illustrator's Awards Show" 1 Gold Award, 3 Bronze Awards

MILLS POND HOUSE, Smithtown Council of the Arts, St. James, N.Y May 4 -June 1996  "Art and the Battlefield"

THE VISUAL CLUB, New York, N.Y. January 12- February 21, 1996  "Illustrator's Awards Show" Bronze Award Winner

ART DIRECTORS CLUB, New York, N.Y December 1995  "Three Dimensional Art Directors and Illustrator's Awards Show" 3 Bronze Awards

HECKSCHER MUSEUM, Huntington, N.Y. May 12- June 11 1995  "Fortieth Annual Long Island Arts Exhibit" NYNEX Award Winner

UNIVERSITY OF BRIDGEPORT BERNHARD ARTS AND HUMANITIES CENTER, Bridgeport, Conn. April 11- May 1995   "Explorations: Shades of Difference"

WOMAN MADE GALLERY, Chicago Illinois March 24 - April 1995 "Home is Where the Hell is" juried exhibition on Domestic Violence

MILLS POND HOUSE, Smithtown Township Arts Council, St. James, N.Y. March 12-April 1995 Juried Show "Whose Body is it Anyway?"

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