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In the Summer
virtual discussions
continue online
on Facebook

Regular ATOA panels will resume in the Fall

Work by featured Summer artist:
Ron Morosan

Check our website in September for further information about our Fall calendar of panel discussions. Meanwhile visit our Archives to view transcripts and media clips of past panels, or browse our Video Catalog to order DVDs of past panels, visit our online Store to buy books by authors who have spoken at ATOA, participate in our Facebook Group discussions, or read our pre-Facebook Online Forums.


Doug Sheer

Our 2018-2019 season

We are completing the planning for our fall series of panels which will again be held at the National Arts Club on Manhattan’s Gramercy Park, starting in September. That will mark our 44th season.

Our dates for fall include: September 25th, October 23rd, November 27th and December 18th, respectively. The Club – a masterpiece of Victorian architecture and art -- is located at 15 Gramercy Park South near Park Avenue South at 20th Street.

Results of the post card auction in March

As you may know, we held a postcard auction in March, called Going Postal tm and the proceeds enabled us, after costs, to finalize the fundraising required to retire a $13,000 loan, that represented the final leg of our costs to digitize the ATOA archive. The event featured artist made one-of-a-kind postcards and some larger silent auction works, was held at the Salmagundi Club on lower Fifth Avenue was both successful and entertaining and we are planning to repeat it next year.

We no longer have debts related to the archive, which resides at Archives of American Art in Washington, D. C. as part of the Smithsonian Institution. That collection contains the bulk of our papers as well as over 800 recordings of panels and dialogs made over our 43 years. Although the collection is not yet fully deployed to the Smithsonian server, recordings and papers are accessible by contacting them in Washington or New York City.

We thank the many artists who contributed works as well as those generous buyers – many themselves artists – who attended and purchased so many works. We couldn’t have achieved this milestone without you.

The loss of Irving Sandler

We mark the loss of our long-time colleague and friend, the critic and historian, Irving Sandler, who died in late May at the age of 92.

Irving was known for many accomplishments, among them running the (Artist’s) Club for a part of its 20 year run, which featured the Abstract Expressionists and his becoming the primary historical authority on that movement.

Shortly after Lori Antonacci, Bob Wiegand and I organized Artists Talk On Art in 1974, we added a founding board of directors – originally considered a steering committee -- which included Irving, Cynthia Navaretta, Bruce Barton and Corinne Robins as well as ourselves. After more than a decade of service on the voting board, he remained a member of our advisory board and was particularly helpful in our process of finding a home for the archive, which began about ten years ago.

In addition to his many books, articles and reviews, Irving served on dozens of boards of directors such as Artists Space. He also organized and moderated many panels or dialogs at ATOA over nearly five decades. He will be missed by us all.

We expect there will be a memorial and that information will be posted on our site once we know the details.

Douglas I. Sheer

Ron Morosan

"We want to talk about communication"
11" x 14" Gouache, 2013-2014

I’m pleased to be elected to the board/staff of Artists Talk On Art.
As one of the longest standing panel discussion groups, now in its forty third year, it is a pioneering model for the creative community of New York City.

When it started in nineteen seventy five there were very few forums for artists to engage in dialogue with curators, critics, art dealers and art historians. Today the panel discussion is an established format, demonstrating that the model A. T. O. A. started is very much emulated.

I want to help continue the mission of A. T. O. A. and engage in fundraising, programming, and promotion. In that process I would remind people of the importance of dialogue and the need to realize that A.T.O.A is one of the vital connections to what was once the largest community of artists in Manhattan in the seventies and eighties.

Ron Morosan

"Celebration of an unknown direction"
11" x 14" Gouache, 2013-2014

Art Statement: My work is engaged in the evasion of explanation. The subconscious operates in all art. Some artists are aware of it. But, I'm a psychologist of the subconscious.

"Mojo with President Obama"
11" x 14" Gouache, 2013-2014

One Person Exhibitions (selected)

Loft Nota Bene: Social Sectors, Cadaques Spain

KNOCK, KNOCK, WHO’S THERE?, The Studio, 194 Bay Street, Staten Island, NY

ART WORLD PORTRAITS, Loft Nota Bene, Cadaques, Spain

PORTRAITS, Loft Nota Bene, Cadaques, Spain

Andre Zarre Gallery, NYC

ILLUSION IS PERCEPTION, Gallerie Schulgasse 18, Eibelstadt, Germany


TOPICS, TWISTS, AND TURNS, Loft Quadratur, Cologne, Germany
CHANGE OF MEANING, Gallerie Schulgasse 18, Eibelstadt, Germany
THE NUDIST, THE TRAVELING CASE, AND JOHN CAGE’S SHOE, Chamot Gallery, 111 First Street, Jersey City, NJ
DRESS CODE AND INTELLECTUAL NUDIST, Bronxville Art Center, Bronxville, NY (w. Juergen Wolf)
ALMOST LIKE THAT, Germaine Keller Gallery, Garrison Landing, NY

"Sego in cyber sound setting"
11" x 14" Gouache, 2013-2014

MUSEUM OF UNEXPLAINED CONVENTIONS, (solo room installation) Newhouse Center For Contemporary Art, Snug Harbor Cultural Center, Staten Island, NY

YES-NO LOGIC AND PARTICIPATOR, New Jersey State Museum, Trenton, NJ

STRANGE ATTRACTORS, Gallerie Schulgasse 18, Eibelstadt, Germany

THE IMP OF THE PERVERSE, SchloB Overhagen, Lippstadt, Germany

THE REIMAGINATION OF ZIKI ZAKI HOIHOI, AND THEORETICAL PHYSICS, Bemis Center For Contemporary Art, Omaha, NE (with Juergen Wolf )
ENCODE AND DIALOGUE, The Willis Gallery, Detroit, MI (two- person)

RECENT WORK, Sheldon Ross Gallery, Birmingham, MI

RON MOROSAN/CLAIRE MOORE RECENT WORK, Robert Freidus Gallery, NYC (two-person)

"Coho in design-head context"
11" x 14" Gouache, 2013-2014

Group Exhibitions (selected)

Either Island, Wagner College, Staten Island, NY

THE SUITCASE SHOW, Galleri Schaeffers Gate, Oslo, Norway

SILHOUETTE, Blackburn 20/20 Gallery, Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, NYC


"Mimo in rustic context"
11" x 14" Gouache, 2013-2014

End of our
Summer 2018 Season

ATOA wishes to thank:
The National Arts Club
The Lower Manhattan Cultural Council
The Bachman Foundation
The New York State Council on the Humanities
The City of New York Dept. of Cultural Affairs
Weinick, Sanders and Leventhal, CPAs
and the ATOA volunteers
for their generous support.

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