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Selected Contemporary Works from the Permanent Collection, Part 1 (1998 - 2001)

Selected Contemporary Works from the Permanent Collection
Part 1 (1998 - 2001)

Main Galleries: Selected Contemporary Works from the Permanent Collection, Part 1 (1998 - 2001)

First Floor Grand Reception Hall: Coney Island Sideshow Banners of Marie Roberts in the Permanent Collection

More than 120 works by nearly 70 artists

October 3 – November 1, 2009
Opening Reception Saturday October 3, 4-6 PM

Since late 1996 when the WAH Center opened, we have been acquiring contemporary works for a collection. While most of the works in the collection are from wonderful exhibitions held at the WAH Center, some works in the collection were not exhibited at the center, but donated by our generous friends. And while many works are from artists in New York City, we also have works by artists from across the United States and abroad.  In one or two cases we have acquired work from an artist in depth, which we can show at special times. And, on particular themes such as last years, “Paradise Lost,” we have a very good body of art that can be shown again at special occasions.

We are most thankful to have received many works donated by generous artists, and we are especially delighted and honored to have works by some particularly outstanding artists who are highly respected in the art world, such as Ilya Bolotowsky, Judy Chicago, Yayoi Kusama, Faith Ringgold, Jerry Rudquist, Toshiko Takaezu, Ansei and Toshiko Uchima, Chuyu Uemae, (a member of the Japanese avant-garde “Gutai” group) and, and more. For the most part, however, they are working professionals of high talent some of whom have been already recognized, having wide exposure in the New York Art World and beyond, and some of whom we feel will be known in future years. We are following their progress with great interest.

We hope that you will come to see Part 1 of the contemporary art show in October and Part 2 in November, followed by the old master collection in December.

Artists in the Show:

"Head and Figure/Blue Surprise, 30" x 40", acrylic on rag board by Jerry Rudquist

"Head and Figure/Blue Surprise, 30" x 40", acrylic on rag board by Jerry Rudquist


"Anagama," 25" x 12" diam., Stoneware by Toshiko Takaezu

"In Blue (Dau)," 30" x 19.5",  color woodcut by Ansel Uchima

"In Blue (Dau)," 30" x 19.5", color woodcut by Ansei Uchima


"Floating World (Nocturne)," 19.75" x 31.5", collage by Toshiko Uchima

Marie Roberts

Marie Roberts

Kazumi Aragane
Gerard Barbot
Janya Barlow
Daniel Borlandelli
Noa Bornstein
Brenda Bradley
Orin Buck
Hildy Burns
Nicholas Evans Cato
Rebecca Cooney
Andrey Coryell
Jason Coughlin
Matthew Deleget
Sandra DeSando
Elizabeth Duffy
Liberty George Dukov
Rita Finnegan
Jennifer Formica
Richard Fox
Sachiko Fujino
Gail Godber
Karl Godber
Gilbert Gonzalez
Mark Goodkin
Amin Gulgee
Samia Halaby
William (Bill) Hall
Bryan Hiott
Virginia Hoge
Richard Humann
Sheryl Humphrey
Naoki Iwakawa
Gerald Johnson
Naomi Joy
Iwao (Rocky) Kagoshima
Whitney Kalke
Manya Katlin
Mark Keffer
Hyang Shim Kim
Risaburo Kimura
Ernest Marciano
Rosanna Martinez
Wayne Meiggs
Chris O’Brien
Nicki Orbach
Patricia Peticolas
Carol Quint
Dean Radinovsky
John Rae
RIV (Rado Ivanov)
Marie Roberts
Jacques Roch
Mary Roth
Jerry Rudquist
Robert Sagerman
K. Saito
Shunji Sakuyama
Masaaki Sato
William Schaff
Jeff Shapiro
Shungo Shimizu
Yuri Shimojo
Carrie Skoczek
Akemi Sugihara
Jungkyoo Suh
Toshiko Takaezu
Rumiko Toyota
Ansei Uchima
Toshiko Uchima
Chiyu Uemae
Tomi Urayama
Kobun Yoshida