Brian Berman: The End is Just the Beginning of Something Else

by | Aug 20, 2022

After 11 years living here is Ojai, Lisa and I will be leaving for our new life and work in Poland. We’ve been living at 631 Palomar Road for over 10 years, showing my Art for Peace to so so many, and now it comes to a sudden end. Our rental home was sold and we have to move out, unfortunately by October 1. The Studio Tour is October 8-10, and this is a great sadness that we won’t be showing my artwork in this home, unless the new owners and I work something out. This is a long shot so please cross your fingers. In the mean time we are opening our home for Art Sales from 10-3pm on these dates August 27, September 10 & 24. I would love to leave many of my artworks with you. My two websites where you can order online are and

So why Poland and what will we be doing there? When we knew that we have to move out of our home, I announced it on a Unity Earth group that I’m active in. The following day, I received an outrageous proposal to come and work with the core team in Oswiecim, Poland for the One Humanity Institute.

I had worked with Dr. Nina Meyerhof 33 years earlier for World Peace and Sustainable Development, her proposal to move to Poland and work with the Ukrainian refugees at the House of Hope, felt like the next chapter of our lives. So when the door closed on our home in Ojai, this door opened.

We love living in Ojai, and we will bring our love to all those we meet along the way.


  1. Caron G Rand

    Hi – I came up from Riverside to go on the art tour and was scrolling through the artists tonight to determine which ones I really wanted to see as I am here for only one day of the open studios, Monday. I just read your blog and WOW! What an amazing story of global peace projects & now Poland! I see your name on the map but after reading you are having to move out unless the owner made arrangements I am not sure where your work will be shown. I love your spiral 9 points of peace sculptures plus other art. Will you still be in your home or is your work on display somewhere else in town? I think it is SO cool what you and your wife are doing with your art and people. My dad was a WWII POW of the Germans and a dear friend of mine, who was like a 2nd mother to me, was a survivor of Auschwitz. Sadly, both are not here in person, may they rest in peace, but they had miraculous lives in many respects. My email is not connected to my cell so its best if you text me where your art is. I tried to find studios today because I got here at 4 pm but the map doesn’t have addresses 🙁 my cell is 951-235-3133 I will check my email in the morning around 9 or 9:30 am if you respond in email form. If you get this later please text me as I will go to the Ojai museum too and see if they can help with a better map. Thank-You!

  2. Judy Lucas

    Dear Brian and Lisa,
    My doctor, Fred Fauvre, told me about your article in the paper yesterday and I so wanted to send you a going away/ thank you card for all the peace activities you have spearheaded. It looks like you may have already left for Poland.

    I love that Ojai is a City of Peace. I, too, am a peace activist, primarily among Ventura County Fieldworkers. So I feel we are kindred spirits.
    I think it is amazing and wonderful that you are choosing to move back to Poland to help people in Ukraine. I hate war with a super passion and love peace. I have wanted to help Ukrainians in some way, but haven’t known how. What are you needing/accepting for your work there?

    Thank you. Thank you. thank you. You will never know the extent of your service to our brothers and sisters here and abroad.
    May God give you all you need in every category for your next mission and adventure.
    Judy Fisk Lucas


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