Resume

JB Berkow: Artist’s Vitae

JB Berkow, who was born in October 9, 1949, has been showing professionally for morethan forty years in galleries all across America. Dr. Walter Persegatti, curator of all theVatican Museums, after viewing a diverse body of her work wrote, “It is incredible how your spirit and your soul can be expressed in such different ways and with suchpowerful explosions while at the same time with such gentle introspection.”

Selected Public and Corporate Collections:

  • The Vatican’s Museum for Contemporary Art, Vatican City, Italy
  • Boston University, Boston, MA
  • West Palm Beach International Airport, West Palm Beach, FL
  • The Martin Agency, David Martin, President, Richmond, VA
  • Zimmerman, McGee, Rose & Grey Advertising Agency, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
  • Fiduciary and General Corporation, Indianapolis, IN
  • Governors Club, West Palm Beach, FL
  • Boehm Porcelain, Helen Boehm, President, London, New York and Palm Beach
  • Gerald Tsai, New York and Palm Beach
  • Minkoff Builders, Inc., Bethesda, MD and Palm Beach, FL
  • The Meyer Companys, Palm Beach, FLSchmidt and Preston Associates, Boca Raton, FL

Selected Exhibitions:

*denotes award **denotes solo exhibition (10 or more paintings):

  • 2016 Continuum, West Palm Beach, FL*
  • 2015 Palm Beach Art and Jewelry Show, West Palm Beach, FL**
  • 2014 Art Palm Beach, West Palm Beach, FL**
  • 2013 Art Palm Beach, West Palm Beach, FL**
  • 2012 Lighthouse ArtCenter Museum, Tequesta, FL**
  • 2009 Ed Chasen Fine Art, Washington, DC**
  • 2007 Ed Chasen Fine Art, Washington, DC**
  • 2206 Armory Art Center, West Palm Beach, FL*
  • 2005 RosettaStone Fine Art Gallery, Juno Beach, FL**
  • 2003 RosettaSone Fine Art Gallery, Juno Beach, FL**
  • 2002 ArtExpo New York
  • 2001 Frenchman’s Art Gallery, Juno Beach, FL**
  • 2000 The Four Arts Museum
    Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens Museum, W. Palm Beach, FL
    Schacknow Museum of Fine Art, Plantation, FL**
  • 1999 Chasen Galleries, Richmond, VA**
  • 1998 Coral Spring Museum of Fine Arts, Coral Springs, FL**
    Jeanette Hare Gallery, Northwood University, West Palm Beach, FL*
  • 1997 Jeanette Hare Gallery, Northwood University, West Palm Beach, FLBoca Raton Museum of Art, Boca Raton, FL, All Florida Juried Exhibition
  • 1996 Lighthouse Gallery, Tequesta, FLJeanette Hare Gallery, Northwood University, West Palm Beach, FL*Armory Art Center, West Palm Beach, FL
  • 1995 Venable Neslage Gallery, Washinton, DC**
  • 1994 Frenchman’s Art Gallery, Juno Beach, FL**Governor’s Club of the Palm Beaches, West Palm Beach, FL**
  • 1993  Venable Neslage Gallery, Washington, DCLafayette Art Association Inteernational Juried Competition, Lafayette, LAArtist’s Registry, Washington, DC, “Invest in American Art Juried Competition”
  • 1992 Boston University, Boston, MA**
  • 1991 Mari Hubé Gallerie, New York, NY**

Schooling:

Maryland Institute of Art in Baltimore, MD., American University and the CorcoranSchool of Art in Washington, DC, studying under Brockie Stevenson, Blaine Larson and Joseph Sheppard.

Founder and President of

  • Touchstone Gallery, Washington, D.C., 1976-1978
  • Frenchman’s Art Gallery, Juno Beach, FL, 1995-2004
  • RosettaStone Fine Art Gallery, Juno Beach, FL, 2004-2016
  • Benzaiten Center for Creative Arts, Lake Worth, FL, 2015-Present

Affiliations:

  • Founder and Chairman of the Board of Benzaiten Center for Creative Arts
  • Advisory Board of the School of Arts and Letters, Florida Atlantic University, Boca
  • Past President of the Florida Chapter of National Association of Women Artists
  • Past Board Member of the Jewish Art’s Foundation
  • Past Board Member of Executive Women of the Palm Beaches

Selected Articles:

  • 2011 Palm Beach Post (Feature Article)
  • 2010 Palm Beach Post (Feature Article)
  • 2010 Palm Beach Post (Feature Article)
  • 2002 Priceless Works (Feature Article plus Cover)
  • 2002 Art Business News (Feature Article)
  • 2002 Informart (Feature Article)
  • 2001 The Palm Beach Post (Front Cover Feature)
  • 1999 The Jewish Times (Feature Article)
  • 1996 The Palm Beach Post
  • 1995 The Washington Post
  • 1992 The Boston Globe
  • 1981 Palm Beach Society Magazine (Feature Article)
  • 1980 Palm Beach Life Magazine
  • 1977 Today’s Art (Feature Article)
  • 1977 What’s Up in Art
  • 1976 The Washington Post
  • 1976 Forcast Magazine

Selected Gallery Affiliations:

  • MAC Fine Art, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
  • Hamilton Fine Art, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
  • RosettaStone Fine Art Gallery, Florida
  • Gallery on Fifth, Naples, Florida
  • Danielle Peleg Gallery, West Bloomfield, Michigan
  • Bedazzled Fine Arts, Potomac, Maryland
  • Chasen Galleries, Richmond, Virginia
  • Bella’s Place, Omaha, Nebraska
  • Gallerie Amsterdam, Carmel, California
  • Galerie George, San Clemente, California
  • Principles Gallery, Canada
  • Sabine Rose Gallery, Doylestown, Pennsylvania
  • Pacific Fine Art, Kailua Kona, Hawaii
  • Visions Fine Art Gallery, Sodona, Arizona
  • Ed Chasen Fine Art, Washington, DC
  • Princess Cruise Ships auctioned my work for a period of five years

Artist’s Statement

Considering how realistic my paintings appear, it may surprise the viewer to learn that I tend to think of my work as a “Stringing Together of Abstractions.” Some of that viewpoint may come from my Zen-like approach to the way I paint. I am constantly aware of the intriguing play that resonates in the yen and yang of the positive and negative spaces in the myriad of tiny abstract compositions that comprise the whole.

My greatest joy emerges from carefully assembling each and every one of these small abstract elements together into an image of overall beauty that prompts viewers to want to immerse themselves into its completed puzzle of realistic illusion.

JB Berkow