- Lily Poran exhibited with Snyderman-Works Galleries (Philadelphia, PA) at SOFA Chicago, November.
- Racine Art Museum (Racine, WI) chose the work of Noa Nadir, Lotus Peles-Chen and Uri Samet for the Museum’s permanent collection during SOFA Chicago, November.
- Michal Zehavi and Yehudit Katz exhibited at Duane Reed Gallery (St.
Louis, MO), October.
Heller Gallery (New York, NY) exhibited the work of Dafna Kaffeman, September.
- Michal Zehavi exhibited with Duane Reed Gallery (St. Louis, MO) at SOFA New York, June.
- Ferrin Gallery (Lenox, MA) included Revital Ben-Asher Peretz in a group show.
- Charles Bronfman established The Andrea M. Bronfman Prize for the Arts (“The Andy”) to honor his wife’s lifelong passion for and support of the arts, and to create a showcase for Israeli decorative artists .
- In June, AIDA sent a group of five ceramic artists to the Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts in Newcastle, ME in June 2005. See Fellowships for more information.
- In May, our jury selected a group of nine artists to participate in SOFA Chicago in October 2005.
- In April, the AIDA advisory committee visited artist studios in Israel in preparation for SOFA Chicago 2005. See Artists for more information.
- Six AIDA artists exhibited artwork at the COLLECT: The international art fair for contemporary objects presented by the British Crafts Council at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London January 12-17, 2005. See Artists for more information.
- February 2006 six AIDA artists exhibited artwork at COLLECT. Works were purchased by several high-profile institutions, including the Victoria & Albert Museum, the National Museum of Scotland and the Ernsting Stifung Alter Hof Herding Glass Museum in Germany. See COLLECT 2006 Artists for more information.
- March - April 2006 , the works of Lily Poran and Buthina Abu Milhelm were presented at the 5th Annual Fiber Biennial in Philadelphia at the Snyderman-Works Gallery.
- May 2006: AIDA hosted a trip to Israel (flash required) for a group of 40 art collectors.
- May 2006: Michal Zehavi exhibited at Duane Reed Gallery in New York.
- May 2006: Hadas Rosenberg-Nir was awarded the inaugural “Andy” prize at a ceremony at the Eretz Israel Museum.
- May 2006: The AIDA advisory committee visited artists' studios in Israel in preparation for SOFA 2006.
- June 2006: AIDA artists represented by various North American galleries exhibited at SOFA NY.
- June 2006: AIDA received the Cultural Entrepreneurship Award from the National Foundation for Jewish Culture.
- July & August 2006: In cooperation with the Corning Museum of Glass, AIDA supported residencies for Moran Ressler and Rachel Goldreich.
- July 2006: In cooperation with the Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts, AIDA supported residencies for Meira Una and Irit Abba.
- August – September 2006: Thomas R. Riley Gallery in Cleveland presented a solo show of works by AIDA artist Sergey Bunkov.
- November 2006: AIDA supported the participation of Jacaranda Kori and Avner Singer at “Contemporary Issues in Clay: A British perspective” at SUNY New Paltz. In addition to the ceramists participation in this international conference, they presented workshops to students in the Ceramics department at SUNY New Paltz's School of Fine Arts.
- November 2006: AIDA returned to SOFA Chicago for the fourth time. Twelve artists working in ceramics, fiber, jewelry and design exhibit with AIDA at SOFA Chicago, November 10-12th at Navy Pier. See SOFA 2006 artists for more information
- August 2007: AIDA Newsletter August 2007
- January 2007: Five AIDA artists – Sergey Bunkov, Gali Cnaani, Dafna Kaffeman, Jacaranda Kori, and Michal Zehavi, participated in palmbeach3, South Florida’s leading regional contemporary art fair. Click here for image.
- September 2006 – January 2007: “Women's Tales: Four Leading Israeli Jewelers”. The exhibit, supported in part by AIDA and produced in collaboration with the Israel Museum in Jerusalem, is an in-depth study of the work of four of Israeli's leading contemporary jewelers: Bianca Eshel-Gershuni, Vered Kaminski, Esther Knobel, and Deganit Stern Schocken opened at the Racine Art Museum. In March 8 – June 17, 2007 the exhibition opened at the Bellevue Art Museum, Washington. In October 5, 2007 – January 6, 2008 the exhibition opened at the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft. Click on the attached links to read reviews from The Seattle Times and American Craft.
- March 15 – September 15, 2007: In collaboration with the Trio Vetro Glass Studio in Tel Aviv, AIDA provided 6 months of studio time to 5 promising glass artists: Moran Resler, Lizbeth Biger, Noaz Harel, Dalit Velleman and Alexi Ben-Abba.
- March 18 – 22, 2007: Jewish Funders Network in Atlanta. Yaw, Sienna, R. Duane Reed and the Thomas R. Riley Galleries exhibited the work of the AIDA artists they represent.
- March 22 – April 1, 2007: AIDA, in cooperation with the Parents Circle Families Forum, co-presented “Offering Reconciliation” at Brandeis University, an exhibition of 135 thematically decorated vessels by Israeli and Palestinian artists centering on the theme of reconciliation. Click here to read the press release and here for a guide to the exhibit printed in the Brandeis Magazine. To view images from the opening event click 1 2 3 and 4.
- May 4 – 12, 2007: AIDA sponsored glass blowing workshops at Bezalel Academy and the Trio Vetro Glass Studio in Tel Aviv. The workshop, taught by professional glass blowers John Kiley and Jen Elek, was opened to artists from all media.
- Summer 2007: AIDA sent 5 decorative artists from Israel to participate in residency programs at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, The Studio at the Corning Museum of Glass, Watershed Center for Ceramic Arts, and Penland School of Crafts. A committee of AIDA artists, led by Aviva, selected the scholarship recipients.
- June 1, 2007: AIDA's co-founder Dale Anderson, led an exclusive tour of SOFA NY highlighting seven AIDA artists working in clay, fiber and jewelry. This intimate tour allowed the opportunity to speak with the AIDA jury, learn more about the artists and meet with the gallery owners representing them.
- June 2007: the AIDA jury committee visited artists' studios in Israel in preparation for SOFA 2007 and the Philadelphia Craft Show in 2008.
- June 12, 2007: Itay Noy was awarded the 2007 Andy Prize at a ceremony held at the Eretz Israel Museum in Tel Aviv, Israel.
- June 26, 2007: AIDA held it's first "Meet the Artist" luncheon with AIDA artist Hiyuli Liberman following the completion of her fellowship at the Corning Museum of Glass.
- Aug 8, 2007: Following the success of the first luncheon, AIDA held it's second "Meet the Artist" with AIDA artists Marcelle Klein and Yael Atzmony following the completion of their residency at the Watershed Center for Ceramic Arts.
- November 1 – 4, 2007: AIDA presented “Offering Reconciliation” at SOFA.
- November – December 2007: AIDA supported a show of Israeli jewelers and ceramists at the Flow Gallery in London.
- February 2008: AIDA sponsored a glass blowing workshop in Israel led by the Resident Advisor of the Studio at the Corning Museum of Glass, Bill Gudenrath.
- March 19 – 22, 2008: AIDA provided Shlomit Bauman with a scholarship to attend the NCECA conference in Pittsburgh, PA.
- March 31 – April 3, 2008 : Jewish Funders Network Conference in Jerusalem.
- March 6 – April 3, 2008 : AIDA partnered with the Armory Art Center in Palm Beach, Florida to present Israeli Art Month at the Armory. To read the press release click here.
- March 19 – June 25, 2008: “Women's Tales: Four Leading Israeli Jewelers” exhibited at The Newark Museum.
- Newsletter: AIDA Newsletter April 2008
- April 2 – 3, 2008: AIDA and the Bezalel Academy of Art co-sponsored a flame working workshop by Montana-based glass artists Christopher McElroy. The workshop was open to both students and accomplished artists. To view pictures from the workshop click here.
- May 2008 : AIDA sponsored a ceramics workshop in Israel led by ceramic artist Matt Nolen at the Giv’at Haviva Institute.
- July 2008: In cooperation with the Penland School of Crafts, AIDA supported a residency for Ella Wolf.
- July – August 2008: In cooperation with the Studio at the Corning Museum of Glass, AIDA supported residencies for Netta Bacon and Noa Hagiladi.
- August 10 – 22, 2008: AIDA artist Itay Noy taught “Timepieces” at the Penland School of Crafts.
- August 2008: In cooperation with Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts, AIDA supported a residency for Raya Stern and Eva Avidar.
- Summer: AIDA provided Maayan Feigin with an apprenticeship at the Museum of Glass in Tacoma, WA where she worked with master glass artists.
- November 6 – 9, 2008: AIDA celebrated Israel’s 60th anniversary at SOFA CHICAGO in an exhibition titled “Looking Forward: Visions into the 21st Century.” The exhibit which featured the works of Noa Hagiladi, Yael Herman, Rory Hooper, Alon Meron and Noa Nadir, was designed by Israeli architect Guy Zucker.
- November 12 – 16, 2008: In corporation with the PMA Craft Show, AIDA supported the participation of 23 Israeli artists including Talila Abraham, Nati Amoils, Sarit Assaf, Gali Cnaani, Avital Coorsh, Samy D, Nirit Dekel, Gal Feldman, Edit Kaplan Friedberg, Anat Gelbard, Noa Goren Amir, Yehudit Katz, Jacaranda Kori, Gil Leitersdorf, Omer Lior, Ethel Pisaref, Yael Novak, Lauri Recanati, Yael Rosen, Sara Shahak, Leah Sheves, Vered Trandler Dayan and Orly Wexler.
Click on the slideshow below to see pictures of AIDA's participation at SOFA CHICAGO 2008 and at the Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show.
- Feb 14 - June 7, 2009: "From the Melting Pot into the Fire: Contemporary Ceramics in Israel" exhibited at the Mint Museum of Craft + Design in Charlotte, NC.
- March 5 - 31, 2009: "A Shared Perspective" exhibited at Rosenbaum Contemporary gallery at Boca Raton, FL. The exhibit included the works of 11 AIDA artists, Talila Abraham, Nati Amoils, Einat Cohen, Avital Coorsh, Nirit Dekel, Anat Gelbard, Noa Goren Amir, Yehudit Katz Omer Lior, Galya Rosenfeld and Orly Wexler. For more information click here.
- May 11 - 22, 2009: AIDA sponsored a ceramics workshop in Israel led by ceramic artist, Michael Sherrill, at Giv’at Haviva Institute and Tel Aviv Museum of Art. Click here to view pictures from the workshop.
- June 5 - July 10, 2009: Sergey Bunkov's exhibited at the National Liberty Museum, Philadelphia, PA.
- June 7 - 19, 2009: In cooperation with Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts, AIDA supported scholarships for Avner Singer and Ester Beck.
- June 10 - 13, 2009: AIDA provided Boris Shpeizman a grant to participate in the Glass Art Society's Glass Fashion Show.
- June 11 - 14, 2009: Sergey Bunkov's exhibited with the Old City of Caesarea Gallery at SOFA SANTA FE.
- June 14 - 26, 2009: In cooperation with Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, AIDA supported a scholarship for Moshe Roas.
- June 21 - July 23, 2009: "A Shared Perspective" exhibited at The Barn Gallery at Stonover Farm, Lenox, MA. The exhibit included works by 14 AIDA artists, Talila Abraham, Nati Amoils, Sarit Assaf, Einat Cohen, Avital Coorsh, Vered Dayan, Nirit Dekel, Anat Gelbard, Noa Goren Amir, Yehudit Katz, Marcelle Klein, Omer Lior, Galya Rosenfeld and Orly Wexler. For more information click here.
- July 5 - 17, 2009: In cooperation with Penland School of Crafts AIDA supported a scholarship for Sarit Assaf.
- July 10 - 12, 2009: AIDA provided a scholarship for Orly Wexler to participate at the Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibit.
- November 6 - 8, 2009: AIDA exhibited “AIDA’s Gems- Israel’s Jewelers” at SOFA CHICAGO 2009. The exhibit, co-presented by Nancy & Jim Yaw, formerly of the Yaw Gallery, featured unique jewelry collections by AIDA alumni, Shay Lahover & Anat Gelbard and newcomers, Edda Vardimon, Michal Oren, Noa Tripp and Batia Wang. AIDA also presented two special projects, one featuring jewelry students from the Tel Hai Art Institute and other chess sets designed by recent graduates from the Shenkar College of Engineering and Design. As a unique addition, AIDA displayed an extraordinary presentation by Yvel. Founded in Israel in 1986 by Orna and Isaac Levy, Yvel continues a family tradition of creating exquisite high-end jewelry designs featuring pearls and gold.
- December 6: A silent auction of works by AIDA artists was featured during the Israel Cancer Association USA Membership Brunch.
- December 6: The Rosenbaum Contemporary gallery presented work by Avital Coorsh and Nirit Dekel during Tel Aviv’s 100 birthday at the Eden Roc hotel in Miami, FL. The event was hosted by the Israeli Consulate in Miami as part of Art Basel Miami.
- December 12 - 25: In partnership with Ceramic Artists Association of Israel AIDA sponsored a workshop in Israel led by ceramic artist, Akira Satake.
- Newsletter: AIDA Newsletter Summer 2010
- Feb 9 - March 14, 2010: "No Problem (?)", exhibiting at Gallery Loupe for Contemporary Art Jewelry. The exhibit addresses the tension that exists between the monumental problems of the State of Israel and the "flippant" jargon of everyday speech that often seems to belie these problems. The exhibit is curated by AIDA artist, Deganit Stern Schocken, and includes the works of 4 AIDA artists, Shirly Bar-Amotz, Rory Hooper, Michal Oren and Edda Vardimon.
- March 2010: In cooperation with the Ceramic Artists Association of Israel, AIDA supported a ceramic workshop in Israel led by Hayne Bayless.
- March 31 - April 4, 2010 : AIDA provided Yael Novak with a scholarship to attend the NCECA conference in Philadelphia, PA.
- April 9 - 11, 2010: AIDA presented work by 16 Israeli artists at CRAFTBOSTON. Click on the slideshow below to see pictures of AIDA's participation at CRAFTBOSTON.
- Feb 4 - May 9, 2010: "From the Melting Pot into the Fire: Contemporary Ceramics in Israel" exhibited at the Gardiner Museum, Toronto, Canada. The exhibit was organized by the Ceramic Artists Association of Israel and supported in part by AIDA. This is the second stop of the exhibit after it’s opening at the Mint Museum of Craft + Design.
- May 10 - 17, 2010: AIDA goes to Israel! AIDA took a group of supporters to Israel to experience both the rich history and the contemporary realities of this remarkable country.
- Summer 2010: In cooperation with the Studio at the Corning Museum of Glass, AIDA supported scholarships for Netta Bacon, Noa Hagiladi, Navit Hamias, Limor Schreiber, and Margalit Batya.
- May - June 2010: In collaboration with the Pilchuck Glass School , AIDA supported scholarships for Einav Mekori and Navit Hamias.
- June 12 - July 24, 2010: The Barn Gallery at Stonover Farm hosted an exhibit of works by 10 AIDA artists.
- July 2010, : In cooperation with watershed center for the ceramic arts, AIDA hosted "AIDAshed", a two-week residency program in Israel with 3 North American ceramists that worked alongside their Israeli colleagues .
- July 2010: In cooperation with Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts, AIDA supported scholarships for Amnon Amos and Michal Adler-Shalev.
- September 11-25, 2010: "How Is This Glass? Post Glass Video Festival" exhibited at the Heller Gallery, NY and included the work of AIDA glass artists Netta Bacon and Alexandra Ben Abba.
- October 21- 26, 2010: AIDA artist Nirit Dekel participated in LOOT at the Museum of Art and Design, NY. LOOT is MAD's biennial juried exhibition and sale of one-of-a-kind contemporary art jewelry, created by acclaimed American and international artists.
- November 11-14, 2010: AIDA artist Sara Shahak exhibited at the One of a Kind Show in New York, November 11-14, 2010.
- December 5-15, 2010: In partnership with Ceramic Artists Association of Israel AIDA sponsored a workshop in Israel led by ceramic artist, Brian Ransom. To view pictures from the workshop click here
- Newsletter: AIDA Newsletter Summer 2011
- Jan 25 - March 13, 2011 : AIDA artist Dafna Kaffeman exhibited "What Could Be Sweeter Than Going to Paradise?" at the American University Museum . For more information click here.
- February: In cooperation with the Ceramic Artists Association of Israel, AIDA supported two workshops in Israel lead by ceramic artist Brendan Lee Satish Tang.
- May 1-2, 2011: AIDA exhibited at the Museum Store Association Expo in Chicago to display the work of 10 outstanding Israeli artists. The Expo will provide Israeli artists with the opportunity to market their work to museum store buyers, opening the door for Israeli art to appear in museum stores across North America.
- July 2011:AIDA is provided Anat-Aboucaya-Grozovski with a travel grant to the Penland School of Craft to teach a summer workshop.
- July 2011: In cooperation with the Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts, AIDA supported scholarships for Mark Yudell and Dori Zanger.
- August 2011: In cooperation with the Pilchuck Glass School, AIDA supported a scholarship for Olya Brener.
- Summer 2011: In cooperation with the Studio at the Corning Museum of Glass, AIDA supported scholarships for Dana Landau, Orit Marili, Anat Sapir and Katerina Verguelis.