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1998 Panel Archive


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Date: 1998-01-23
Title: The State of the Art of Printmaking
Description: A discussion of the art form and in honor of master printmaker Bob Blackburn, featuring a film about his life and work.
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Moderator: Ellen Peckham, artist and art dealer
Panelist: Bob Blackburn, printmaker, winner of MacArthur Fellowship
Panelist: Judith Brodsky, printmaker, director of Innovative Printmaking Department, Rutgers University
Panelist: Dan Welden, owner, Hampton Editions
Panelist: Betty Winkler, owner, Yama Prints
Panelist: Gail Jansen, documentary filmmaker and special guest
Organizer: Ellen Peckham

Date: 1998-01-30
Title: Career Night
Description: Is your art career in the doldrums? Come hear three experts tell (almost) all. A "Trialog" between:
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Panelist: Dan Concholar, director, Art Information Service
Panelist: Carrol Michels, career coach and author of "How to Survive and Proper as an Artist"
Panelist: Renee Phillips, publisher of Manhattan Arts, and author of "New York Contemporary Art Galleries"
Organizer: Donna Marxer


Date: 1998-02-06
Title: Robert Storr and Vernita N'Cognita In Dialog
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Moderator: Vernita N'Cognita , artist
Panelist: Robert Storr, curator of Painting and Sculpture at MoMA
Organizer: Donna Marxer

Date: 1998-02-13
Title: Erotic Art Today - Is it sexy or just smutty?
Description: 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.
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Moderator: Donna Marxer, painter and director of ATOA
Panelist: Mark Stevens, critic for New York Magazine
Panelist: Barbara Alper, photographer of the underground sex scene
Panelist: Candida Royalle, feminist erotic filmmaker
Organizer: Donna Marxer
Organizer: Doug Sheer

Date: 1998-02-20
Title: Throwing Your Own Show
Description: 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.
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Moderator: Nadini Richardson, director of Organization of Independent Artists (OIA)
Panelist: Matthew Snow, an organizer of the successful 41 Union Square annual open-studio day
Panelist: Else Taylor, an artist who conducts her own career
Organizer: Lynne Mayocole

Date: 1998-02-26
Title: John Alexander in Dialog with Molly Barnes
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Moderator: Molly Barnes, art dealer and author of "How to Get Hung"
Panelist: John Alexander, artist
Organizer: Donna Marxer


Date: 1998-03-06
Title: Making it in New York (and Brooklyn too!)
Description: 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.
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Moderator: Elizabeth Merena, director of the Visual Arts Program at NYSCA
Panelist: Pam Almonrode, studio manager, Dieu Donne Papermill
Panelist: Steve Erickson, artist and studio manager, Greenwich House Pottery, NY
Panelist: John Kirby, president of Manhattan Graphics Center
Panelist: Brett Littman, assistant director of Urban Glass, Brooklyn, NY
Organizer: Fran Kornfeld

Date: 1998-03-20
Title: Courting the Muse
Description: "Where did you ever get that idea?" Artists, and those who analyze art, dissect inspiration.
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Moderator: Isabella Jacob
Panelist: Lynne Mayocole, artist
Panelist: Eliot Lable, sculptor in steel
Panelist: Douglas Maxwell, art editor, Psychoanalytic Review
Organizer: Isabella Jacob

Date: 1998-03-27
Title: The French in New York
Description: Expatriated French artists talk about the Gallic influence in Gotham art, and vice versa.
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Moderator: Albert Depas, painter, and president of ATOA
Panelist: Henri Charriot, painter / sculptor
Panelist: Alexandre de Folin, owner/director, Alexandre de Folin Gallery
Panelist: Nicola de Lanzenberg, filmmaker / sculptor
Panelist: Jean Sariano, painter / printmaker
Organizer: Doug Sheer


Date: 1998-04-03
Title: Pat Olesko in dialog with Barnaby Ruhe
Description: An illustrated evening.
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Moderator: Barnaby Ruhe, artist and educator
Panelist: Pat Olesko, performance artist
Organizer: Barnaby Ruhe

Date: 1998-04-10
Title: Good Friday: No Panel
Description: Happy Easter!
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Date: 1998-04-17
Title: Black Mountain College
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Moderator: Mary Emma Harris, author of "The Artys at Black Mountain College," the definitive book on this remarkable haven of creativity.

Date: 1998-04-24
Title: Open Screening Five Slides, Five minutes, Five Bucks
Description: Bring an art video.
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Date: 1998-05-01
Title: Curator's Choice 1998 Maxwell Davidson, juror
Description: Presenting the winners of the Curator's Choice Contest in dialog with their juror.
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Moderator: Maxwell Davidson, director of Maxwell Davidson Gallery


No panels June - September


Date: 1998-10-16
Title: Women Behind the Camera
Description: It's women's heyday in the field of photography, one place where women artists are not only thriving, but excelling.
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Moderator: Katherine Criss, president of Professional Women Photographers, and photographer of special events, weddings, and vintage images
Panelist: Ann Sager, painter to black and white photography, color abstract and digital imagery
Panelist: Holly Anne Shelowitz, photographer of babies, child portraiture, and still life for catalogs
Panelist: Catherine Steinmann, photographer of people and places, family portraits, and pregnant nudes to the Internet
Panelist: Julie Betts Testwuide, photographer of corporate, sports, portraits, hand-colored romantic images
Organizer: Katherine Criss
Organizer: Catherine Steinmann

Date: 1998-10-23
Title: The Artist as Activist
Description: How to save not only the art world but your own soul by pitching in to active service.
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Moderator: Adrienne Redd, Philadelphia writer and cable talk host
Panelist: Janet Culbertson, "Environmental Surrealist," addressing environmental awareness
Panelist: Marie Dormuth, printmaker, politician and advocate for artist's housing
Panelist: Robert Lederman, artist-advocate for street artists and president of A.R.T.I.S.T.
Panelist: Owen-Pahl Greene, artist and gay rights / AIDS activist
Organizer: Adrienne Redd

Date: 1998-10-30
Title: On Noguchi: Sculpture and Spaces
Description: An in-depth look at this significant artist.
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Moderator: Deborah Goldberg, art historian, lecturer, currently working on her Ph. D. dissertation on Noguchi at the Institute of Fine Arts, NYU
Panelist: Amy Hau, administrative director of Isamu Noguchi Garden Museum
Panelist: Matt Mulligan, artist and friend of Noguchi
Organizer: Amy Ernst


Date: 1998-11-06
Title: A Conversation with Peter Schjeldahl
Description: Our very own Bill Rabinovitch, painter and producer of "Art Seen" on Manhattan Neighborhood Cable, interviews critic Peter Schjeldahl.
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Moderator: Bill Rabinovitch, painter and producer of "art Seen"
Panelist: Peter Schjeldahl, art commentator par excellence and staff writer for the Village Voice
Organizer: Bill Rabinovitch

Date: 1998-11-13
Title: It All Starts with Art
Description: A panel discussion about beginnings in art education by a panel of experts in charge of aiding and abetting our public school art ed.
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Moderator: George Rada, painter and consultant to the Center for Art Education
Panelist: Tom Cahill, artist and director of the "Studio in a School" program
Panelist: Hollis Hedrick, director of the Center for Art Education, an Annenberg Foundation project
Panelist: Patterson Sims, deputy director of Education, MoMA
Organizer: George Rada

Date: 1998-11-20
Title: It Ain't Colonial Williamsburg
Description: A lively discussion of the hottest art neighborhood in town with the hottest new artists.
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Moderator: Kenny Schacter, independent curator

Date: 1998-11-27
Title: Thanksgiving Weekend: No Panel
Description: Happy Thanksgiving!
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Date: 1998-12-04
Title: Goldberg / Umlauf / Benglis
Description: An engaging evening of conversation.
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Moderator: Linda Benglis, sculptor
Panelist: Michael Goldberg, painter
Panelist: Lynn Umlauf, sculptor

Date: 1998-12-11
Title: What makes a co-op gallery successful?
Description: The 40th anniversary of the Phoenix Gallery is celebrated with a panel of representatives of the leading coop galleries in the city. Learn what makes them tick so well.
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Moderator: Tom Slaughter, director of SOHO20 Gallery
Panelist: Cecelia Barth Fierstein, artist and pioneer member of Phoenix Gallery
Panelist: Virginia Marksymowicz, sculptor, teacher, and former director of Amos Eno Gallery
Organizer: Phoenix Gallery

Date: 1998-12-18
Title: Holiday Break: No Panels 12/18/1998 - 1/8/99
Description: Season's Greetings!
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The end of 1998.

ATOA thanks our many venues over the years:
The Open Mind
Global Village
Artists' House (Ornette Coleman's studio)
Soho Center for Visual Arts
Landmark Gallery
Soho Photo Gallery
The Phoenix Gallery
The SOHO20 Chelsea Gallery
The School of Visual Arts (SVA)

ATOA thanks for their generous support over the years:
The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA)
The New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA)
The Lily Auchincloss Foundation,
The Lower Manhattan Community Council,
The Bachman Foundation,
and Weinick, Sanders and Leventhal, CPAs.

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