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Naomi was born and raised on Manhattan’s Upper West side, in the cultural hub of classical music, dance and the arts. She studied dance at the Russian School of Ballet, followed by the renowned New York’s Performing Arts High School. Studying to be a prima ballerina, at 16 she had a change of heart. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Art at the City College of New York in 1971, and attended the Art Students League.  A Master’s Degree in Art Education at Columbia University followed in 1973. Post graduate study continued at the Moore College of Art in Philadelphia. She spent two years in Ann Arbor, Michigan in the early seventies, where she had a one-woman show on the campus of the University of Michigan and was featured in several local galleries. Naomi’s work was displayed frequently in the Farmington-West Hartford area of Connecticut from 1978 through 1980.

Since 1980, she has worked continuously in her studio in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, painting, on average, from forty to sixty hours per week, with a prodigious output of canvases in acrylic and watercolor, as well as pen and ink sketches and giclées. She was one of four artists selected for an exhibit entitled Mosaic at the Bnai Brith Klutznick National Jewish Museum in Washington, D.C., and won the Beach Bank Judaica Prize Competition at the Jewish Museum of Florida in Miami Beach, where her tzedakah box is on permanent display.

Featured Exhibitions and Credits

TV5 Palm Beach; TV interview of artist on Mosaic program, 1996

Painting for Book Cover: “Spirit of Hope”, Jewish Liturgy as a Spiritual System, by Arnold Rosenberg,1997

Mosaic Exhibition, B’nai Brith Klutznick National Jewish Museum,Washington,D.C., 1994

Jewish Museum of Florida, 2003

Art Expo, New York, NY, 2007

Permanent display, painting, “Magic Flute”
Josephine S. Leiser Opera Center, Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Resident Artist, Cafe Emunah, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 2007-present

Permanent display of commissioned work ”Trilogy: Harmony, Destiny, Continuity,” 2010
Main Lobby, Hillel Day School, Boca Raton, Florida

One Woman Exhibition, Brook Trace Gallery
Oakland Park, Florida, 2009

Permanent Display, Commission “Celebration of Dance I”
Maternity Wing, 2nd Floor, Holy Cross Hospital, Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Permanent Display, Commission “Celebration of Dance II,” 2014
Dorothy Mangurian Comprehensive Women’s Center
Oakland Park,Florida

One Woman Show Rotating Exhibitions
Gallery 4701
Ft Lauderdale, Florida 1990-2014

Resident Artist, March 2014-present
Las Olas Chabad Jewish Center
1304 East Las Olas Boulevard
Ft Lauderdale, Florida 33301

Permanent Display, 2005-present
Chabad of Ft Lauderdale
3500 North Ocean Blvd
Ft Lauderdale, Florida 33308