Artists Talk On Art first went online in October of 1995, courtesy of A. D. Coleman, in a section devoted to ATOA at Coleman's website, The B.Y.O. Café, subsequently renamed The Nearby Café ( www.nearbycafe.com). This ATOA web presence, donated by Coleman as a support service for ATOA, remained operative until the fall of 2001. Some of the transcriptions and digital-image files at our current site come from that project. ATOA wishes to thank A. D. Coleman and The Nearby Café for this contribution.
February 13: Erotic Art Today - Is it sexy or just smutty?
Three erotic artists and a noted critic and author get together to discuss the trends in erotic art today, their own experiences and illustrations of their work.Moderator:
Donna Marxer, painter and ATOA director
Mark Stevens, critic for New York magazine and co-author of an upcoming biography on DeKooning
Barbara Alper, photographer of the underground sex scene
Candida Royalle, feminist erotic filmmaker
Organized by Donna Marxer and Doug Sheer
February 20: Throwing your own show
Dying for exposure but tired of bucking the exhibition establishment? Put off by vanity galleries? A group of experts tell you how to put together your own event.Panelists:
Nadini Richardson, Director, Organization of Independent Artists, supporting artist-curated exhibitions for 21 years
Matthew Snow, an organizor of the successful 41 Union Square annual open-studio day
Elyse Taylor, an artist who conducts her own career
Plus an independent curator to be announced
Organized by Lynne Mayocole
Thursday, February 26: John Alexander NOTE: FOR THIS WEEK ONLY ARTISTS TALK ON ART SWITCHES TO THURSDAY NIGHT!
(The Phoenix Gallery will be unavailable on Friday).
Painter John Alexander discusses his work and career with art dealer Molly Barnes, author of How to Get Hung.
Organized by Donna Marxer
March 6: Making it in New York (and Brooklyn too!)
An in-depth survey of some of New York's most notable workshops offering classes and facilities for artists and non-artists of all disciplines.Moderator:
Elizabeth Merena, Director of the Visual Arts Program at NYSCA
Pat Almonrode, Studio Manager, Dieu Donné Papermill
Steve Erickson, Artist/Studio Manager, Greenwich House Pottery, New York
John Kirby, President, Manhattan Graphics Center
Brett Littman, Assistant Director, Urban Glass, Brooklyn, New York
(To be announced) a representative of the Printmaking Workshop
Organized by Fran Kornfeld
March 13: Audrey Flack
Sculptor Audrey Flack in dialog with Robert C. Morgan, critic and art historian discusses her art, her career and her controversial new sculpture in Queens, NY.Organized by Lynne Mayocole and Donna Marxer
March 20: Courting the Muse
"Where did you ever get that idea?" Artists and those who analyze art dissect inspiration.Moderator: Isabella Jacob
Lynne Mayocole, artist
Eliot Lable, scultpor in steel
Douglas Maxwell, Art Editor, Psychoanalytic Review
Organized by Isabella Jacob
March 27: The French in New York
Expatriated French artists talk about the Gallic influence in Gotham art, and vice versa.Moderator: Albert Depas, painter and President of ATOA
Henri Charriot, painter/sculptor
Alexandre de Folin, Owner/Director, Alexandre de Folin Gallery
Nicola de Lanzenberg, filmmaker/sculptor
Jean Sariano, painter/printmaker
Organized by Doug Sheer
April 3: Pat Olesko
Dr. Barnaby Ruhe, artist and educator in dialog with Performance Artist Pat Olesko. An illustrated evening.Organized by Barnaby Ruhe
April 10 (Good Friday): No Panel
April 17: Black Mountain College
Moderator: Mary Emma Harris, author of The Arts at Black Mountain College, the definitive book on this remarkable haven of creativity.
A team of outstanding panelists to be announced
Organized by Mary Harris
April 24: Open Screening
Five Slides, Five Minutes, Five Bucks
Bring an art video about yourself or as an artwork.
New Wrinkle: $1.00 per extra slide or extra minute up to 10 minutes.
Come early to assure inclusion.
May 1: Curator's Choice
Presenting the winners of the Curator's Choice contest (to be announced) showing their work and in dialog with the curator:Organized by Flash Light
Art dealer Maxwell Davidson, director of Maxwell Davidson Galleries.
This will be the final event of our 1997-98 season. ATOA wishes to thank the Phoenix Gallery and Bachman and Silberstein Foundations for their generous support.