Phone: 718-361-8154

3949 46th Street

Mandelbaum works in watercolors, stained glass, oil paints, and gilding. She has exhibited internationally and her art has been featured in several one-person exhibitions at the Queens College Art Center in Flushing, NY and in a one-person show at Gallery35 in Manhattan.

She is internationally recognized for her innovative stained glass commissions. These include installations for The Queens College Art Center, Marian Woods Retirement Facility in Westchester, and a thirty-foot high window for the South Carolina Aquarium.


All of my work is about light. “I paint with light.”

My stained glass glows with transmitted light and color.

I make my gilding with the sweep of my hand so it reflects the light.

In my watercolors I respond to the light that gives form to a transcendent landscape.

My commissions help to create an environment for people’s real use and offer the possibility of focus and serenity in a stressful world.


To see a documentary about Ellen's work, see this YouTube video: To Brush the Sky


  • Temple Beth Shalom, Annapolis, MD
  • Kol Shalom Synagogue, Rockville, MD
  • Queens College Library, Flushing, NY
  • Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, PA
  • B’Nai Shalom of Olney, Olney, MD
  • Holy Spirit Community, Naperville, IL
  • Congregation Har Shalom, Potomac, MD
  • Marian Woods Retirement Home, Hartsdale, NY
  • South Carolina Aquarium, Charleston, SC
  • Christ United Methodist Church, Honolulu, HI
  • Adath Jeshurun Synagogue, Minnetonka, MN
  • Community Church of NY, New York, NY
  • Greater Baltimore Medical Center Hospital, Townsend, MD