dnj Gallery, established in 2007, located on Ocean Park Boulevard between 30th and 31st Street in Santa Monica, specializes in fine-art photography and photo-based art. dnj Gallery artists bring new ideas and ways of looking at the world. Art is an outlet for innovation and reflection. This conceptual approach combines the thoughts and beliefs of these artists with their final presentation. dnj Gallery introduces contemporary works by emerging and established artists, while displaying a broad range of subject matter and techniques.
Pamela Schoenberg, the owner and director of dnj Gallery, has been active in the art world for over 30 years. After receiving her BFA in both History and Photography from Washington University in St. Louis, she then graduated with her MFA in Studio Art/Photography from Mills College in Oakland, California. She studied with Joe Deal and Catherine Wagner consecutively. Schoenberg pursued and exhibited her photography for more than fifteen years before opening dnj Gallery. After graduate school, she lived in Jerusalem and was commissioned to photograph the immigration and acculturation of the Ethiopian Jews. In 1998, she received the "Artist-In-The-Community" grant from the City of Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Department. Schoenberg has also been involved with many Los Angeles institutions including Barnsdall Municipal Art Gallery where she worked for the education department and developed numerous elementary school programs. During this time, she published several essays for the Museum Education of Southern California (MESC) at the 1996 annual conference. Then at the Los Angeles Center for Photographic Studies, she assisted in organizing exhibitions, educational workshops and grant writing. She has also worked in museum education and taught workshops at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Skirball Cultural Center and The Armory Center for the Arts in Pasadena. Profile in Photograph Magazine Jan/Feb 2010