Points of View


PAST and Present Press Release

Tabla Rasa is an art gallery that profiles works of emerging, mid- career, and established artists of Brooklyn, New York, and the United States. Located in a turn of the century carriage house in industrial Sunset Park, Brooklyn, Tabla Rasa presents solo and group exhibitions in a wide range of styles, themes and media.

Audrey Frank Anastasi and Joseph Anastasi are committed to the visual arts as an expression of the human spirit and a voice for social issues. Bringing their experience with nonprofit art organizations to Tabla Rasa, they are committed to presenting an accessible, friendly, non-intimidating, yet high quality art viewing venue.


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Recent Closings - 5 Degrees - Closed May 26


"Bright Moments"
The Art of Danny Simmons
Daniel Scheffer
“the Human Comedy”

 through Sunday, October 7, 2007

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"The Human Comedy"
The Art of Daniel Scheffer


Suspension Bridge - Danny Scheffer

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Previous Shows

"Big Print” Show
ended February 24, 2007

 Photo by Thorney Lieberman


Michael McWillie
ended - February 17, 2007

 Painting by Michael McWillie




 PAST & PRESENT ended February 4, 2006

Oil on Canvas 1935 -  Lena Gurr

Above: Lena Gurr - Oil on canvas - circa 1935 -  from private collection.



Sinon Dinnerstein - work on paper

Featured work above by Simon Dinnerstein -
work on paper - approx. size 15 3/4x17 3/4 - powder graphite on paper - 
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link to otbkb.com article on Simon Dinnerstein



Tabla Rasa Gallery 224 48th Street, Brooklyn, NY, 11220
Sunset Park ARts Community ( SPArC )
917.880.8337   fax 718.833.9118

Anders Knutsson



Anders Knutsson speaks about art and the essential role of trees in resolving climate issues.
His presentation will be followed by a FREE showing of the Academy award-winning documentary film,
"An Inconvenient Truth" featuring Al Gore.

Saturday, February 9, 2008
Artist Talk: 2:00 pm

"An Inconvenient Truth"

Film screening: 4:00 pm


thru February 29, 2008

Opening on November 28, 2007 Tabla Rasa Gallery presents “POINTS of VIEW,” a broad and offbeat exhibition of interpretations of the landscape genre by ten artists: Mary Barnes, Cecile Chong, Janet Culbertson, Joergen Geerds, Sheila Goloborotko, Griselda Healy, Lara Hill, Anders Knutsson, Karen Roth and Sylvia Sleigh.

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Griselda Healy - oil on panel


Finding Home


Passport to Contemporary Indian Art

Tabla Rasa Gallery is pleased to present Erasing Borders: Passport to Contemporary Indian Art of the Diaspora in collaboration with the Indo-American Arts Council. The exhibition, explores the contributions of artists whose origins can be traced to the Indian Subcontinent. This will be IAAC's 4th annual Erasing Borders exhibition.

After opening in Santa Monica, California, Tabla Rasa Gallery will host the first of the showings in the New York area, which will later include the Guild Gallery in Manhattan, the Bronson Art Gallery of Manhattanville College in Purchase, the Hammond Museum in North Salem, and the Queens Museum in Flushing .

March 12 - 27

Opening Reception:

Wednesday, March 12, 2008
6 - 8:30 PM

Curated by Vijay Kumar. Assisted by IAAC Director of Exhibitions Amina Ahmed.

More Information :http://www.iaac.us/erasing_borders2008/TablaRasaGallery.htm




Tabla Rasa Gallery
in collaboration with Danny Simmons and Daniel Scheffer
a special fundraising event for
 Playpumps International


donations are still being accepted
more info click here

Tabla Rasa Gallery is happy to accept checks made out directly to Playpumps International, with 100% of the proceeds going to Playpumps International.

Playpumps International has also created a special indication for on-line donations resulting from the PUMP IT UP! outdoor "Paint-in" event, at Tabla Rasa Gallery.

We thank those the participating artists and visitors and hope you will continue to help us raise funds for the installation of desperately needed water pumps, powered by children's playground equipment, for remote villages in Africa.
The 2 minute video on the http://www.playpumps.org/ website link will clarify how the ingeniously simple system works.
Tabla Rasa Gallery is donating all organizing, administrative, promotional and event-related expenses.
We are appreciative of the generous in-kind donations (Dick Blick Artists Supplies), support for materials (Rush Philanthropic) and individual pledges that we have already received.

Artists Danny Simmons and Daniel Scheffer led in producing a large mural artpiece. 
At the end of the day, the mural was cut up and for a donation of $50 per square foot the donors were given  a piece of this artwork.
Donors are encouraged to donate more and receive more square footage of this memorable keepsake and make a greater contribution to the Playpump.org cause.

Playpumps International has created an on-line donation link for the PUMP IT UP! outdoor "Paint-in" event on October 7, at Tabla Rasa Gallery:

There is still time to make a donation.

We encourged sponsorship at theses levels:
$ 50, $100, $150, $200, $500, $ etc

Any and All Donations make a difference.



What your donation can do :




 - Sponsors an entire PlayPump system – bringing clean drinking water to 2,500 people for 10 years.


- Gives a classroom of children playground equipment and clean water for drinking and hand washing.


 - Provides ten people with access to clean water for up to ten years.


 - Helps a family get the water it needs for good health and hygiene.


 - Provides one child with access to clean water for up to ten years.


"Women's Work:
Homage to Feminist Art"
curated by Cindy Nemser

Closed May 13, 2007

Artwork: Irene Hardwicke Olivieri

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Link to Feminist Art Project website.




“The BIG PRINT Show” - Show Ended Feb. 24


Feeding Time by Howard Jones

Howard Jones - Feeding Time - 44x66


“The BIG PRINT Show”

ended February 24, 2007

William Kentridge etching
Gallery hours:
Noon - 5:00 pm
Other days: by appointment

Featured Artists:

Thomas Bennett
Esteban Chavez
Griselda Healy
Howard Jones
William Kentridge

Anne Kornfeld
Thorney Lieberman
Philomena Marano
Agnes Murray
Richard Serra
Linda Shere


224 48 Street
Brooklyn, NY 11220

North end of "R" train to 45th Street exit. Street parking is available.

Tabla Rasa Gallery is pleased to present "The Big Print Show” to

The gallery is located at 224 48th street, between 2nd and 3rd Avenues in SPArC (Sunset Park Artists' Community). The "R" train stops at 45th Street. Street parking is available.

Tabla Rasa Gallery is open to the public Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, from September 28, 2006 from noon until 5 pm. NOTE:  Closing date is Sunday, November 19.

FEB 10

Tabla Rasa Gallery is pleased to present a discussion,
"What is Original Art?,"
led by master printmaker Agnes Murray, on contemporary printmaking
 Saturday, February 10, 2007 at 2:00 pm.
This lively and informative presentation is FREE and open to the public

In conjunction with the exhibition, THE BIG PRINT SHOW, at Tabla Rasa Gallery, master printmaker and painter, Agnes Murray will lead a lively and informative discussion on contemporary printmaking, "What is Original Art?," on Saturday, February 10, 2007 at 2:00 pm. The exhibition illustrates the expansive and widely inclusive nature of printed art in our times. The talk should enhance the audience's understanding of printmaking forms, from traditional relief, intaglio, lithography and screenprinting as well as a discussion focusing on contemporary digital prints. Participants will discuss how to look at prints including the differences between original and reproductive prints and what is a limited edition as part of the overall discussion of "what is original art." Free reference materials with suggestions for additional source materials on printmaking will be provided to all those who attend.

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What is Original Art? PDF


Gallery Hours : Noon to 5pm Thursday, Friday and Saturdays during Shows.



Artist Presentation Schedule for Music to My Eyes




For those of you who have not seen the Brooklyn Review clip featuring Sunset Park, and Tabla Rasa Gallery,
below is a link:
Episode 126
 Cick the movie camera icon
Select the "Sunset Park Art" segment
Select dial up or broadband

Limited Edition Serigraphs - Philomena Marano

Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce Event BAH January 2006

Artist Submission Information






The Wave Article

Hello Brooklyn Link Click HERE!

Google News Link

Hello Brooklyn - May 20,2005 Article


Hello Brooklyn Summer in the City reprint

Hello Brooklyn Artist Talk Article

May 1 Opening Reception and Ribbon Cutting Pictures:
Marty Markowitz  @ Ribbon Cutting

Opening Pictures May 1 Project Diversity @ Tabla Rasa

Article: Absolute Arts.com

Click Below for information about past Tabla Rasa Gallery Exhibitions

Archive Project Diversity

Archive Paper Cuts

Archive Annimutations 2006

Archive Name Rank Serial Number

Archive Past & Present

Archive Animutations Show 2006

Archive The Big Print Show - December 2006 - February 2007

West Gallery


Cindy Nemser Blogspot