Goldman Art Gallery

The Bender JCC is proud to offer adults and students of all ages meaningful exhibits revolving around the Jewish experience, identity, and culture in a beautiful, warm, and welcoming gallery space. The Goldman Art Gallery is open when the Bender JCC building is open and may be used as a beautiful backdrop for program space.

Virtual Galleries


Celebrating Spring Sensations Sunday, May 29th -

Celebrating Spring Sensations | Exploring Landscapes through Light and Color
May 8-29

Artist Reception | Sunday, May 15
1:00 – 3:00 PM | Open to all

The Bender JCC Goldman Art Gallery is proud to present Celebrating Spring Sensations, Exploring Landscapes through Light and Color a collection of recent works from acclaimed Potomac, MD artist, Helene Patterson. Her work has been exhibited in multiple galleries locally and in Nantucket, MA.

Her inspiration for this exhibit is based on her appreciation that seasons change and so do we. Her landscape paintings are an important part of how she understands what is changing in life, and more importantly what is remaining constant. Her landscapes and abstract paintings reflect her deep love for untrampled nature and for the subtle color palette of an environment that’s changing around us daily.



Helene received a BFA degree from Moore College of Art in Philadelphia. She began painting after a successful business career in advertising and corporate communications, raising two amazing daughters, and spent more than 15 years as a Patient Care Volunteer at Children’s National Medical Center. Helene has studied with several painters at the Yellow Barn Studio in Glen Echo Park in Maryland. In 2016 she was accepted as a member of the Artists Association of Nantucket and now shows in that gallery. Helene continues to be enthralled and inspired by the beauty of Nantucket Island as her painting styles enlarge to include more impressionistic and abstract work as well.

To view this exhibit online, please visit To purchase a painting, please contact Marcie Blackman at (301)348-3808.