Delia Tolz
24 Ross Ave.
Chestnut Ridge, NY  10977
Telephone: (845) 627-2482
Facsimile: (845) 627-2481

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Introduction
Solo Exhibits
Group Exhibits
Spotlight Exhibits
Awards and Competitions
Exhibits and Multimedia Events Curated
Other Endeavors
Viewing Sources
Education

 Introduction

My work is a visual expression of the way I embrace life within my soul. This is a conscious commitment to nurture and heal people, the environment and the universe, using the strength of loving thoughts, feelings, prayers, meditations and actions. Through my work, I express my awareness of the interconnections with all of life and with all beings, past, present and future, trying to bring hope and to alleviate the suffering of others and of the world.  

Through Colored Pencil Drawings, I try to reveal my perception of the inner world, while in the photo-drawing montages, I bring together the inner world with palpable reality, reflected in photographs. In my black and white photographs, I concentrate on capturing quiet moments in order to evoke a reflective response.

Regardless of where I am or who I am with or what I am doing, I have a choice in how I respond to each person, to each situation, to life.
 
This choice, at times easy, at times difficult, comes from examining my life as a whole, not just in relationship to myself, but also in relationship to others, the earth, the universe. Each relationship begins at the core of my being. Each moment is a harbinger of hope as well as despair, of love as well as hate, of joy as well as sorrow. The way I respond to the myriad of events, feelings and thoughts that I experience daily is a reflection of my commitment to life.
 
I choose to see the hope, the love and the joy. I acknowledge the existence of the negative aspects of life, but I consciously choose not to give them strength, not to feed them more than I already do. I examine their coexistence with me. I know that they are also part of me. However, I use the energy of anger and sadness to fuel me into useful work. The despair of seeing the suffering and aggression in the world is a call to alertness when I look at myself and try to end the pain I cause those around me.
In many of my pieces I have included a poem, a prayer or a sentence. This is my way to invite others to pass the threshold of merely looking at the work and to share the gifts that have come forth with each piece. What I receive is not just for me, but for all of us.

Solo Exhibits

2016 Union Arts Center.  Sparkill, NY.  Awakening.  On exhibit now at the library.
2013-2014 Ossining Arts Council. Steamer Firehouse Gallery. Perceptions.  Colored pencil drawings.

2008

Cafh Foundation. New York, NY.   Renewal.  Colored pencil drawings and photo drawing montages.  Exhibit and dialogue.
2007Piermont Flywheel Gallery.  Piermont, New York.  Renewal.  Colored pencil drawings and photo drawing montages.  Exhibit and dialogue.
2006Piermont Flywheel Gallery.  Piermont, New York.  Nourishing the Whole Being.  Black and white photographs and colored pencil drawings.

2004

Pearl River Library.  Pearl River, NY.  Listening to Colors.  Colored Pencil Drawings.

2003

Cafh Foundation. New York, NY. Sacred Spaces. Colored Pencil Drawings.

2002

Warner Library. Tarrytown, New York.  Inner and Outer Expressions.  Color pencil drawings and pencil colored photographs.

2002

Fundacion Cafh.  Buenos Aires, Argentina.  Gathering of Hope.  Exhibit and seminar.  Colored Pencil Drawings and photo drawing montages.

 2002

Finkelstein Memorial Library.  Spring Valley, New York.  Gathering of Hope.  Colored Pencil Drawings.
2001Greenbelt Community Center.  Greenbelt, Maryland.  Spirit Matters.  Exhibit and seminar.  Colored Pencil Drawings and photo drawing montages.
2000-2001Dream Fields Center & Gallery.  Voorhees, New Jersey.  Selected Works.  Color pencil drawings and photo drawing montages.
2000The Gallery at Bethel Nursing & Rehabilitation Center.  Croton, NY.  Unveiling the Inner Journey. Colored Pencil Drawings and photo drawing montages.
2000 Westchester Arts Council.  White Plains, NY.  Open Studios II.  Colored Pencil Drawings, photo drawing montages and black and white photographs.
1999 - 2000World Fine Art Gallery.  New York, NY.  Bringing Light Into Life.  Colored Pencil Drawings.
1999Omega Institute. Rhinebeck, NY. Unveiling the Inner Journey. Colored Pencil Drawings and photo drawing montages.
1999Westchester Arts Council.  White Plains, NY.  Open Studios.  Colored Pencil Drawings, photo drawing montages and black and white photographs.
1999 Omega Institute. Rhinebeck, NY.  Presence. Colored Pencil Drawings and photo drawing montages.
1998 - 1999Cafh Foundation. New York, NY. Unveiling the Inner Journey. Colored Pencil Drawings and photo drawing montages.
1998John C. Hart Memorial Library. Shrub Oak, NY.   Unveiling the Inner Journey. Colored Pencil Drawings and photo drawing montages.
1997 - 1998Cafh Foundation. New York, NY. Healing. Colored Pencil Drawings and photo drawing montages.
1996Ossining Public Library. Ossining, NY. Taking Time to be Present. Colored Pencil Drawings, photo drawing montages and black and white photographs.
1995Cafh Foundation. New York, NY. Blazing a Trail. Colored Pencil Drawings and photo drawing montages.
1994Cafh Foundation. New York, NY. Gifts. Colored Pencil Drawings.
1993Sleepy Hollow Gallery. Briarcliff Manor, NY. Gifts. Colored Pencil Drawings.
1992Sleepy Hollow Gallery. Briarcliff Manor, NY. Reminisce: Now and Then. Photo drawing montages and black and white photographs.
1992Soho Photo Gallery. New York, NY. Shadows and Reflections. Black and white photos.
1992Soho Photo Gallery. New York, NY. Entwined. Photo drawing montages.
1982Student Union, Queens College. Flushing, NY. Celebrating Women in the Arts. Black and white photographs.

 Group Exhibits

2008-2009Traveling Exhibit in Belgium, Spain and Argentina.  Here and There:  Divisible Panoramas.  Colored pencil drawings and hand-colored black and white photograph.
2007Orange Hall Galleries.  Orange County Community College.  Middletown, NY.  Latin American Visuals.  Colored pencil drawings, photo drawing montages and black and white photographs.
2007Piermont Flywheel Gallery. Piermont, NY.  Friends. Colored pencil drawings
2007Casa del Arte.  Highland, NY.  Tango.  Black and white photographs.
2006Soho Photo Gallery.  New York, NY.  All About Dance.  Black and white photographs.

2005

Croton Council on the Arts.  Croton-on-Hudson, NY.  23rd Annual Exhibit Photographers of Northern Westchester.  Black and white photograph.

2004

Museo de la Fotografia.  Rafaela, Argentina.  De Norte a Sur.  Group exhibit.  Black and white photographs.

2003

Highland Cultural Center Art Gallery.  Highland, NY.   Sunday Photo Group.  Black and white photographs.

2003

Museo de la Fotografia.  Rafaela, Argentina.  Works From the Permanent Collection.  Group exhibit.  Black and white photograph with pencil colored mat.

2003

The Black Cow Cafe and Gallery.  Croton-on-Hudson, NY. The Itsy-Bitsy Photo Exhibit.  Black and white photograph with pencil colored mat.

2002-2003

Wainwright House. Rye, NY. In the Spirit of Angels. Colored Pencil Drawings.

2002

The Living Seed Gallery.  New Paltz, New York.  Highland Cultural Center Members Exhibit.  Colored Pencil Drawings and pencil colored photograph.

2002

Museo de la Fotografia.  Rafaela, Argentina.  Sunday Photo Group.  Group exhibit.  Black and white photographs.
2001Musee Des Beaux Arts D'Unet. Unet/Tonneins, France.  Grand Prix D'Aquitain et Biennale De France.  Photo drawing montage.
2001Federation Nationale Andre Maginot.  Paris, France.  Biennale Europienne.  Grand Prix International De Paris.  Photo drawing montage
2001Highland Cultural Center Art Gallery.  Highland, NY.   2nd Annual Latina Artists Celebrating Women's Month.  Colored Pencil Drawings and hand colored photographs.
2000The Meditation Center and Gallery.  New York, NY.  Creating a Culture of Peace.  Colored Pencil Drawings and photo drawing montages.  Sponsored by the Brahma Kumaris and UNESCO to celebrate the International Year for the Culture of Peace.
2000Highland Cultural Center Art Gallery.  Highland, NY.   Latina Artists Celebrating Women's Month.  Colored Pencil Drawings.
2000Lyndhurst National Historic Landmark.   Tarrytown, NY.  Visual Diaries:  Diverse Views of Westchester, 4th Annual Juried Exhibit to benefit Lyndhurst.  Black and white photograph.
2000Elisa Pritzker Gallery.  New Paltz, NY.  Group Exhibit.  Photo drawing montage and Colored Pencil Drawings.
1999Upper View Gallery.  Peekskill, NY.  Visions of Hope.  Colored Pencil drawings.
1999World Fine Art Gallery.  New York, NY.  Salon Exhibit.  Colored Pencil Drawings.
1999Highland Cultural Center Art Gallery.  Highland, NY.   Members' Annual Exhibit.  Photo drawing montage.
1999Upper View Gallery.  Peekskill, NY.  Members' Exhibit.  Colored Pencil drawings and black and white photographs.
1999Ossining Arts Council Gallery. Ossining, NY. Sacred Spaces. Photo drawing montage.
1999New York Presbyterian Hospital., NY, NY. Art for Heart. Benefit Auction for heart transplant recipients. Drawings and photo drawing montage.
1999Pen and Brush. NY, NY. Invitational Open Media Exhibition. Photo drawing montage.
1999Pleiades Gallery. New York, NY. 1st Annual Benefit Auction and Exhibition to establish an arts enrichment program in the South Bronx. Black and white photograph, drawing, and photo drawing montage.
1999Ossining Arts Council Gallery. Ossining, NY. 1st Annual All-Media Juried Exhibit. Black and white photograph.
1999Ossining Arts Council Gallery. Ossining, NY.  Art for Heart. Benefit Auction. Colored Pencil Drawings.
1999Ossining Arts Council Gallery. Ossining, NY. Works in Progress.  1st Annual Juried Photo Exhibit. Black and white photographs.
1998 - 1999Wainwright House. Rye, NY. In the Spirit of Angels. Colored Pencil Drawings and photo drawing montages.
1998 - 1999Upper View Gallery.  Peekskill, NY  Winter Fantasy.  Black and white photos.
1998 - 1999Kiko's Gallery.  Peekskill, NY.  An Exhibit of Friends.  Photo-drawing montages.
1998Ossining Arts Council Gallery. Ossining, NY. Art for Peace. Colored Pencil drawing and photo drawing montage.
1998Highland Cultural Center Art Gallery. Highland, NY. Art for Peace. Black and white photograph and photo drawing montages.
1998Wainwright House. Rye, NY. Colored Pencil Drawings and photo drawing montages.
1998Highland Cultural Center Art Gallery.   Highland, NY.  Annual Members Exhibit.  Colored Pencil Drawings.
1998Ossining Arts Council Gallery. Ossining, NY. Art for Heart: a Benefit Auction for Heart Transplant Recipients and Their Families. Colored Pencil drawings.
1998The Bridge Gallery.  White Plains, NY.   In the Eye of the Beholder:  Diverse Views of Westchester.   Black and white photographs.
1998Lyndhurst National Historic Landmark.   Tarrytown, NY.  In the Eye of the Beholder:  Diverse Views of Westchester, 2nd Annual Juried Exhibit.  Black and white photographs.
1998Ossining Arts Council Gallery.  Ossining, NY.  Secrets of the Circle.  Colored Pencil Drawings.
1998Upper View Gallery.  Peekskill, NY.   Hudson Valley Landscapes.  Colored Pencil Drawing.
1998Ossining Arts Council Gallery.  Ossining, NY.  Visions of Global Unity II.  Colored Pencil Drawings.
1998The Unitarian-Universalist Fellowship of Briarcliff-Croton-Ossining.  16th Annual Exhibition by Photographers of Westchester.  Black and white photographs.
1998Ossining Arts Council Gallery.  Ossining, NY.  Women Celebrating Women.  Colored Pencil Drawings and black and white photographs.
1998Cambridge House. Ossining, NY. Ossining Arts Council 3rd Annual Benefit Auction. Colored Pencil Drawings and black and white photographs.
1997 - 1998Ossining Arts Council Gallery.  Ossining, NY.  Wearable Art: A Textile Exhibit.  Black and white photographs.
1997Bella’s Cafe. Chestnut Ridge, NY. Healing. Colored Pencil Drawings.
1997Ossining Arts Council Gallery. Ossining, NY. Renaissance on Spring. Color pencil drawings.
1997Ossining Arts Council Gallery. Ossining, NY. Inner Visions. Photo drawing montage and Colored Pencil Drawing.
1997Lyndhurst and The Westchester Land Trust. Lyndhurst National Historic Landmark. Tarrytown, NY. The Idyll / The Real, 1st Annual Juried Exhibit. Black and white photo.
1997The Unitarian-Universalist Fellowship of Briarcliff-Croton-Ossining, Inc. 15th Annual Exhibition by Photographers of Northern Westchester. Black and white photographs.
1997Nieman Marcus. White Plains, NY. Framed. Benefit Auction for the Westchester Arts Council. Frame.
1997Highland Cultural Center Art Gallery. Women Through Photography. Black and white photographs and photo drawing montage.
1997Parisi’s Restaurant. Ossining, NY. Ossining Arts Council 2nd Annual Benefit Auction. Color pencil drawing and black and white photograph.
1997Ossining Arts Council Gallery. Ossining, NY. Illuminations II. Black and white photographs.
1996Highland Cultural Center. Highland, NY. Third National Juried Art Exhibition. Photo drawing montage.
1996Ossining Arts Council Gallery. Visions of Global Unity: an international exchange of works. Photo drawing montage and Colored Pencil Drawings.
1996Highland Cultural Center. Highland, NY. Hudson Valley Artists II. Photo drawing montages and Colored Pencil Drawings.
1996Ossining Arts Council Gallery. Ossining, NY. Members Annual Exhibit. Photo drawing montage.
1996One Station Plaza. Peekskill, NY. The Greening of the Earth. Colored Pencil Drawing.
1996Amrita Club Gallery. Poughkeepsie, NY. Second National Juried Art Exhibition. Photo drawing montage.
1995Ossining Arts Council. Ossining, NY. First Invitational Art Show. Colored Pencil Drawing.
1995Omega Institute. Rhinebeck, NY. Spiritual Yearning. Color pencil drawings and photo drawing montage.
1995The International Center. New York, NY. Celebrating Women in the Arts. Colored Pencil Drawings and photo drawing montages.
1993Teatown Lake Reservation. Ossining, NY. Children and Nature. Black and white photograph.
1993Sleepy Hollow Gallery. Briarcliff Manor, NY. Members Exhibit. Black and white photographs
1992Sleepy Hollow Gallery. Briarcliff Manor, NY. Members Exhibit. Photo drawing montages.
1992Phelps Hospital. North Tarrytown, NY. Phelps Art Festival. Photo drawing montages.
1991Soho Photo Gallery. Twentieth Anniversary Celebration. Black and white photographs.
1989Cork Gallery at Lincoln Center. New York, NY. Soho Photo at Lincoln Center. Black and white photograph.
1985 - 1993Soho Photo Gallery. New York, NY. Participation in several shows exhibiting black and white photographs.
1982Queens College Art Gallery. Queens, NY. Graduating Art Class Exhibit. Black and white photographs.
1989 - NowSeveral photographs and drawings published in Seeds of Unfolding, a tri-annual spiritual magazine published by Cafh Foundation, Inc.

(A "Spotlight Exhibit" consists of 4-5 photographs)
1992Soho Photo Gallery. New York, NY. Black and white photographs.
1987Soho Photo Gallery. New York, NY. Black and white photographs.
1987Soho Photo Gallery. New York, NY. Black and white photographs.
1985Soho Photo Gallery. New York, NY. Black and white photographs.

 Awards and Competitions

2000Lyndhurst National Historic Landmark.  Tarrytown, NY.  Visual Diaries:  Diverse Views of Westchester, 4th Annual Juried Exhibit.  Black and white photograph.
1999Pen and Brush.  New York, NY.  Invitational Open Media Exhibition.  Photo drawing montage.
1999Ossining Arts Council Gallery.  Ossining, NY.  1st Annual Juried Multi-Media Exhibit.  Photo montage.
1999Ossining Arts Council Gallery. Ossining, NY. Works in Progress, 1st Juried Photo Exhibit. Black and white photographs. Certificate of Excellence.
1998Lyndhurst National Historic Landmark.  Tarrytown, NY.  In the Eye of the Beholder:  Diverse Views of Westchester, 2nd Annual Juried Exhibit.  Black and white photographs.
1997Manhattan Arts International Magazine 6th annual competition. Award of Merit. New York, NY. Colored Pencil Drawings and photo drawing montages.
1997Lyndhurst and the Westchester Land Trust 1997 Photo Competition. Lyndhurst Estate, Tarrytown, NY. The Idyll / The Real, 1st Annual Juried Exhibit. Black and white photograph.
1996Highland Cultural Center. Highland, NY. Third National Juried Art Exhibition. Photo drawing montage.
1995Amrita Club Gallery. Poughkeepsie, NY. Second National Juried Art Exhibition. Certificate of Merit. Photo drawing montage.
1993Teatown Lake Preservation. Ossining, NY.  Children and Nature. Honorable Mention. Black and white photo.
1989Art 54 Gallery. New York, NY. Artitudes: 7th International Art Competition. Certificate of Excellence.   Black and white photo.

 Exhibits and Multimedia Events Curated

2006 to present

Curator of Exhibits, Historical Society of Rockland County

2005

Soho Photo Gallery. New York, NY.  De Sur a Norte.

2004

Museo de la Fotografia.  Rafaela, Argentina.  De Norte a Sur.

2003

Highland Cultural Center Art Gallery.  Highland, NY.   Sunday Photo Group.
2002Museo de la Fotografia.  Rafaela, Argentina.  Sunday Photo Group.
1999Ossining Arts Council Gallery, Ossining, NY.  1st Annual Juried Multimedia Exhibit.
1999Ossining Arts Council Gallery, Ossining, NY.   Works in Progress, Juried Photo Exhibit.
1998Ossining Arts Council Gallery, Ossining, NY, in conjunction with Highland Cultural Center Gallery, Highland, NY. Art for Peace.
1998Ossining Arts Council Gallery. Ossining, NY.  Visions of Global Unity II, part of the Global Art Project, an international exchange of multimedia works reflecting the idea of global peace and unity.
1997-1998Ossining Arts Council Gallery. Ossining, NY.  Wearable Art: A Textile Exhibit.
1997Ossining Arts Council Gallery. Ossining, NY.  Renaissance on Spring.
1997Ossining Arts Council Gallery. Ossining, NY.  Inner Visions.
1996Ossining Arts Council Gallery. Ossining, NY.  Visions of Global Unity.

Other Endeavors

2012 - Published "Awakening - An Illustrated Search for Meaning"
1996 to present, Regional Coordinator, Global Art Project. The Global Art Project is an international exchange of multimedia works reflecting the idea of global peace and unity.
2006-2008, Curator of Exhibits, Historical Society of Rockland County,  New City, NY.
2002 and 2004, Curator, Museo de la Fotografia, Rafaela, Argentina.  Group exhibits.
Coordinator of the 3rd Annual Ossining Arts Council Gallery Silent Auction.
From 1996 through 2000, Director and Curator, Ossining Arts Council Gallery.
Member of Arts Council of Rockland.

Viewing Sources

To purchase high quality, custom prints, visit delia.imagekind.com
In the permanent collection of Museo de la Fotografia.  Rafaela, Argentina.
On display at Cafh Foundation, New York, NYViewing by appointment. (212) 724-4260.
Encyclopedia of Living Artists, 11th edition, 1999.
Listed in Art in America Annual Guide, 1997-2001.  Galleries and Artists.
Slides of my work may be viewed at the Archives on Women Artists located at the National Museum of Women Artists, Washington, D.C.
Photographs and Colored Pencil Drawings are published on a regular basis in Seeds of Unfolding, an online spiritual magazine published by Cafh Foundation

Education

1982

B.A. in Fine Arts, Queens College, NY
B.A. in Psychology, Queens College, NY

 

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