JGallery 2019 Current Exhibit

Abstract Visions

Four Austin Artists use different styles of abstraction to express their artistic visions. Patti Troth Black begins with a photographic study of light, reflection and shadow which she prints onto heavy etching paper. When shapes and objects appear, she paints artistic touches in watercolor and gouache. Diane Sandlin incorporates many external influences in her art.  She works intuitively and lets the process flow, painting in layers. She then uses erasure and abrasion to create an abstraction. Jane Fier’s abstractions are of shapes from inspirational places. She uses a form of printmaking with watercolor and acrylic on canvas to express constantly changing landscapes. Ashley Mayel’s foreign living and travel experiences greatly influence her art. When she creates an abstraction, she feels free. Mayel loves joining colors and mixing simple shapes. Lost boundaries in art fascinate her.


Throughout the year, the JCC displays a series of visual arts exhibitions of photography, mixed media, paintings and fiber arts. JGallery features both new and established artists, local and traveling exhibits and more.

JGallery is devoted to expanding and enriching cultural life in Austin. By providing space to Jewish and non-Jewish artists, the JGallery offers the community the opportunity to explore the richness and diversity of art from a broad range of mediums. Through solo and group exhibitions JGallery serves as a vehicle to discover many avenues of artistic expression, finding common threads to Jewish experience, identity and culture. The gallery presents exhibitions and programming that aim to enhance knowledge, deepen understanding, expand art forms and take full advantage of each vibrant exhibition season.

If you are interested in participating on the Visual Arts League or for information on exhibitions, please contact Rachel Wimberley at rachel.wimberley@shalomaustin.org.