How Much Love Is In A Drop Of Paint, Artwork by the artist Yael Zahavy-Mittelman

New Women Painters of Washington artshow


Please join me to the Opening Reception:Thursday April 6th, 11:00 am to 1:00 pm

Show will be in the gallery: Tue, Apr 4, 2017- Fri, Jun 30, 2017

Women Painters of Washington Gallery
701 Fifth Avenue, Suite 310
Seattle 98104

Hope to see you there,
Yael Zahavy-Mittelman

My Solo Artshow in Edmonds, WA

Posted by yaelzm on November 7th, 2016

The EAFF gallery at the Frances Anderson Center.

18 Artworks on display. A celebration of stories in colors. The show is up and running. Darlene McLellan did an amazing curating job, and the show is beautiful. I am going to be there, for artist meet and greet Thursday November 17th 5:00pm-7:00pm; December 1st 5:00pm-7:00pm; December 7th 12:00pm-3:00pm, and December 13, 5:00pm-7:00pm. Please join me to talk about art. Feel free to call me if you cannot make these dates and want to meet me on a different date. (206) 601-2314.
Hope to see you all there,



A Solo Artshow of My Work in Edmonds, WA

Posted by yaelzm on October 17th, 2016

I want to invite you to a solo artshow of my artwork
at The EAFF Gallery.
November 2nd to December 14th 2016.
Mon – Fri: 9am-9pm & Sat: 10am-3pm closed Sundays

The Frances Anderson Center
700 Main Street, Edmonds, WA
To see more of my artwork please visit
Enjoy art,
Yael Zahavy-Mittelman

Posted by yaelzm on October 17th, 2016

Women Artists Coast to Coast: West
Collaboration between the Women Painters of Washington and the National Association of Women Artists
October 13, 2016 – January 11, 2017
Pictures from show opening
Location: Washington Convention Center (705 Pike St, Seattle, WA 98101)

Women Painters of Washington at The Convention Center Seattle

Posted by yaelzm on September 26th, 2016

                                                                                                                      The spinning of time, Yael Zahavy-Mittelman

Women Painters of Washington and
The National Association of Women artists present:

Women Artists Coast to Coast: West

October 13, 2016 – January 11, 2017
Washington State Convention Center, Seattle WA
705 Pike St. Seattle, WA 98101
Opening Reception 5:00-8:00 pm October 13th
(Cash bar available, light snacks provided)

Visual Impressions at Ryan James gallery in Kirkland

Posted by yaelzm on March 31st, 2016

My art is going to be part of a show at Ryan James gallery in Kirkland. Please join me to Opening Reception
April 14th 5-10p
The show Visual Impressions will be up April 7-30th


Abstract artist creates conversations in Bothell

Yael Zahavy-Mittelman is an abstract artist based in Bothell.  - Aaron Kunkler/Bothell Reporter

Yael Zahavy-Mittelman is an abstract artist based in Bothell.

— Image Credit: Aaron Kunkler/Bothell Reporter
  • by AARON KUNKLER,  Bothell Reporter Reporter
  • Feb 3, 2016 at 8:47AM

For those unaccustomed to abstract art, Yael Zahavy-Mittelman has an exercise she uses to initiate them. The Bothell-based artist instructs newcomers to close their eyes and imagine a black or white canvas, and then place colored lines on it. Add some shapes, and finally patches of colors, rearrange them again and again, and you have the basis for a world that the artist works in.

“What I’m doing as an abstract artist, I’m really dealing with lines, shapes, patches of color,” she said, standing in her basement, walls lines with dozens of works of art leaning against mattresses. “Abstract is a new world, it’s the only way an artist can really express what’s inside them,” she said.

Her paintings range in size from small, 12-by-12 inch works to massive canvases covered in vibrant colors, wandering white lines, obscured human figures and loaded with stories.

Largely, Zahavy-Mittelman said her works flow naturally, often times themes and ideas appear in them, but she hopes her paintings are an opening line rather than the final word.

“I would like people to have a conversation about art,” she said. “It’s an invitation for a conversation.”

Her work has been featured from New York to Israel, and regionally from the Seattle Convention Center to art galleries in Bellevue and Monroe and beyond.

Since she was a girl, Zahavy-Mittelman has been surrounded by art, as her mother is an artist too. She said she started drawing with chalk before moving on to paint.

“Art was all around me because the walls were covered in my mother’s art,” she said. Zahavy-Mittelman received a masters in art therapy from George Washington University, and has worked at area hospitals before retiring for health reasons.

Now, she has made art, and raising her three children a full-time career, with her husband Sharon Mittelman.

“I don’t stop working,” she said. “Either doing the art, or doing the shows.”

From her art studio on the second floor of their home, she also gives lessons.

With her art’s focus on interpretation and conversation, she hopes to not only guide children artistically, but to expose them to a complicated world she says cannot be boiled down to strict lines of “black” and “white.”

“If I could, in their young minds, (get them) to consider the idea that there is way beyond what they’re taught,” she said.

As for her own work, Zahavy-Mittelman’s older pieces are generally color-based, with the aforementioned lines, shapes and colors taking the lead and generally, as she describes it, painting themselves.

“Any element in the painting would look completely different if you eliminate any part of it,” she said.

Over the years, she has used various techniques ranging from paint throwing, to including old jewelry sent by her family in Israel in her works.

Currently, she’s using canvas with rectangular insets, collage, jewelry and ink drawing to create intricate pieces, with many smaller “stories” contributing to the overall piece.

“It has to have a bit of everything, because that’s what makes a good story,” she said.

Zahavy-Mittelman said she hopes her art creates a space for people to think about the world.

“It’s something to inspire your day, to think about it differently,” she said. “It’s not an image that somebody puts a spoon to your mouth, you have to think about it.”

Her art can be viewed at, or by personal viewings at her home. All her pieces are also for sale, she said.

As for creating art, Zahavy-Mittelman said anyone can do it.

“You don’t need to be an artist to do art,” she said. “It’s always your own version.”

Yael’s art can be seen at the Northwest Collage Society 2016 Open Winter Shop at the Washington State Convention Center until March 26, the Saaski Gallery in Monroe from Feb. 4 through 8 and the EarthenWorks gallery in Laconner.

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Northwest Collage Society at the Convention Center

Posted by yaelzm on December 30th, 2015

Please join me to a wonderful collage show at the

Washington State Convention Center - Seattle, WA

Opening Reception & Awards: Thursday, Feb. 11 – 7pm

Show dates:  January 16 – March 26, 2016

Parklane Gallery Winter Show of Small Works December 2015

Posted by yaelzm on December 30th, 2015

Art Show opening was wonderful. Thanks for all that came and enjoined the artwork.

Award ceremony at the Bellevue Art Museum.

Posted by yaelzm on March 31st, 2015
Great to have my art be apriciated

Award Ceremony at the Bellevue Art Museum.

Me and my art

It is nice to get an award and my art be apriciated