Mindy Weisel, an internationally renowned artist, author and speaker, was elected into the Smithsonian Archives of American Artists in 2000. Her works are in the permanent collections of the National Museum of American Art, Oxford University, and the Israel Museum, among many other public and private collections. Weisel is the author of Daughters of Absence: Transforming a Legacy of Loss; and Touching Quiet: Reflections in Solitude. She is also a member of the United States Art In Embassies Program; and the Jerusalem Biennial. Weisel, the mother of three, resided in Washington, D.C. for over forty years, where she was an Associate Professor at the Corcoran College of Art and Design (1996-2005). She received her BFA at George Washington University and did her post graduate work at American University, Washington, D.C. Weisel's extensive interviews and TV appearances are documented on her website www.mindyweisel.com. Among them, CNN, Bloomberg, Jewish Women's Archives. Currently, Mindy Weisel resides in Jerusalem Israel, with her husband.