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Mandel JCC In Palm Beach Gardens Welcomes Jerry Gotkin’s “Opal Exhibit” On February 14th

On February 14, the Mandel JCC of the Palm Beaches will have the pleasure of welcoming local artist Jerry Gotkin and his “Opal” Collection. The Opening Reception  will give patrons the opportunity to not only preview the new collection, but to meet with the artist himself.  The work will be on display every day at the JCC through Friday, March 31st.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some sneak peeks.




5221 Hood Road Palm Beach Gardens


Mandel JCC In Palm Beach Gardens Welcomes Jerry Gotkin’s “Opal Exhibit”

 Opening Reception:

Tuesday, February 14 | 5:30-7:30 pm

Exhibition Dates:

Tuesday, February 14 – Friday, March 31


“Morikami Summer” by Jerry Gotkin





The Gotkin Art Studio was opened in Manhattan’s Upper West Side in 1963. In 2007, the Smithsonian Institution American Art Museum and Portrait Gallery Libraries in Washington, D.C. established a catalogue: “Marjorie and Jerry Gotkin Collection 1965-2007” that includes reproductions of their works, exhibitions, reviews, contracts and biographies. This talented individual has designed art for Off-Broadway productions, Bank of America, Copeland Davis (jazz pianist) and many more. Most recently, several works from his Morikami series have been installed at the Vitas Community Life Center in Delray Beach.


“Orchids Compilation” by Jerry Gotkin


Jerry slowly migrated to Florida from Brooklyn New York, where he was born in 1936. He received a Master’s Degree from Columbia and he also briefly studied at the Brooklyn Museum in the 50’s. His work focuses on various uses of oils, pastels, pen, ink, watercolors, acrylics, and fine-art photography.  After meeting his wife in 1961, they moved to Cape Cod where they opened their first art studio. By 1963, they moved to the Upper West Side in Manhattan and opened the Gotkin Art Studio. Additionally, his work was featured in the Panoras Gallery and he was commissioned to do a series of paintings of the New York skyline for the Sperry Rang Building. In recent years, he has had his artwork on display at the Hollywood Memorial Hospital, Hospice by the Sea in Boca Raton, Morikami Museum, Golden Anchor Art Gallery, Banker’s Trust Corporate branch, and on Atlantic Avenue.


“Cloud And Water Guest” by Jerry Gotkin

Additionally, Jerry has published five arts books, “The Gardens of Hospice by the Sea”, “The Tall Ships Watercolors/Gouache The Art of Marjorie Gotkin”, “Still Life/Floral Watercolor/Gouache: The Art of Marjorie Gotkin”, “Marjorie’s Table: The Material and Instruments of Art as Art, “Orchids: An Intimate Portrait of Beauty”, and Morkiami Pen and Ink Drawings.


“Orchids” by Jerry Gotkin

The Cape Cod Standard Times has said that “The series of oil on paper of the land and seascapes places him as a modern day Impressionist.”  



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The event will take place at the Mandel JCC Palm Beach Gardens at 5221 Hood Road.





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