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Photo: Lori Carlson Photography

Lori began painting for personal enjoyment and in recent years has dedicated herself to "painting with a purpose". Her art has been included in exhibitions at the White Plains Library Museum Gallery in White Plains NY, Pelham Art Center in Pelham NY, Beaux Arts Exhibition in Dobbs Ferry NY and other venues.


The proceeds from all of Lori's art sales go directly to nonprofit organizations, thus far including Hearts & Homes for Refugees, Scarsdale Synagogue, The United Way of Westchester and Putnam and UJA Federation. 


Her work was featured in two solo exhibitions held exclusively to benefit Hearts & Homes for Refugees, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping refugees resettle with dignity and hope. Her “Glimpses of the Places They Called Home” online auction was held in 2020, followed by the 2022 “Visions of Home Lands” exhibition at the White Plains Library Museum Gallery. These exhibitions educated people about the wonderful things that newcomers bring to our communities, and together they raised over $35,000 for families resettling in Westchester County.

In 2024, Lori will be announcing another solo exhibition to benefit Israeli causes and organizations that battle hate of any kind. More on this to come!


Lori is an active volunteer and  Board of Directors member for Hearts & Homes for Refugees, and a member of the Board of Trustees for Scarsdale Synagogue in Scarsdale, NY. In the past, she served on the Board of Directors of New York Women In Communications, Inc.  focusing on the organization's prestigious Matrix Awards for several years. 

She is also proud recipient of a 2024 Julian Y. Bernstein Distinguished Service Award from the Westchester Jewish Council.

Prior to her volunteer “career", Lori worked for 25 years in the creative field of global brand strategy for corporate clients. She appeared on CBS News and Bloomberg Radio, was widely quoted in major press and industry publications, and was a frequent speaker for The Design Management Institute and The Conference Board.


Lori credits her sculptor mother's encouragement as the impetus behind all that she has created. She thanks her husband Walter for inspiring her with his generous heart and supporting her endeavors, her children for their support and creative insights, and artist/teacher Eleanor Grace Miller for her guidance.

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