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2004 Panel Archive


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Date: 2004-01-23
Title: Art and the Beat Generation
Description: Beyond Words: The paintings and drawings of Jack Kerouac.
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Moderator: Ed Adler, artist
Panelist: John Sampas, literary executor of the estate of Jack Kerouac
Panelist: Dawn Ward, professor of art at University of Oklahoma, author of "The Abstract Expressionists of the Beat Generation"
Panelist: Robert C. Morgan, art critic
Panelist: David Amram, musician, conductor, and composer
Organizer: Molly Barnes, programming director of ATOA

Date: 2004-01-30
Title: Williamsburg Artists and Dealers
Description: A discussion of the impact of the artists and dealers of the thriving Brooklyn art scene.
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Moderator: Richard Timperio, Owner/Director of Slideshow Gallery, Williamsburg, Brooklyn
Panelist: Jonas Mekas, Head of Anthology Film and Video Archives
Panelist: Larry Poons, painter
Panelist: TODT Gruppe, artists
Organizer: Richard Timperio, dealer


Date: 2004-02-06
Title: Literally Art
Description: An exploration of contemporary trends in book art.
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Moderator: Sandra Jackman, artist
Panelist: Constance Woo, Dean of the Library at L.I.U. Brooklyn and Curator of Book Arts
Panelist: John Digby, collagist and poet
Panelist: Nancy Azara, sculptor and wood book maker
Organizer: Molly Barnes, programming director of ATOA

Date: 2004-02-13
Title: One on Two Interview: Bill King and Connie Fox with Molly Barnes
Description: Sculptor Bill King and his painter / photographer spouse, Connie Fox are interviewed by ATOA's Molly Barnes.
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Moderator: Molly Barnes, Art Collector, Critic, and Journalist, Owner of Molly Barnes Gallery, NY
Panelist: Bill King, sculptor
Panelist: Connie Fox, painter and photographer
Organizer: Molly Barnes, programming director of ATOA

Date: 2004-02-20
Title: Open Screening: Five Minutes / Five Slides / Five Dollars
Description: Sign in and load slides starting at 7 PM and screening will begin as usual at 8 PM. Nothing beats getting direct feedback from your peers and ATOA's open screenings allow for that unique possibility. Come and show your newest work.
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Organizer: Doug Sheer, ATOA Chairperson / Founder

Date: 2004-02-27
Title: A Dialog on Digital Art: Bruce Wands and Victor Acevedo
Description: This dialog between two authorities on trends in computer and digitally produced artworks and techniques will include an electronic slide show of some examples of the most exciting digital art being created today. Information on the coming CyberBiker tour will also be presented.
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Panelist: Bruce Wands, Chairman of SVA Department of Computer Arts
Panelist: Victor Acevedo, professor at SVA
Organizer: Molly Barnes, ATOA Programming Director


Date: 2004-03-05
Title: Digital Photography: Assessing the Impact on the Contemporary Art of Photography
Description: A dialog on the current aesthetic trends in photography between a leading critic, historian and author and a leading imaging technologist.
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Panelist: A. D. Coleman, photo historian, critic and author of 8 books including, "The Digital Evolution."
Panelist: Doug Sheer, imaging technologist, artist, and founder of ATOA
Organizer: Doug Sheer, ATOA Founder and Chairman

Date: 2004-03-12
Title: What ever happened to Ray Johnson?
Description: This enigmatic collage artist and father of mail art has been refered to as "the most famous unknown artist." Working from within and without the art world, Ray playfully and pointedly subverted revered institutions of art. Friends of Ray Johnson discuss his life and work, and how it inspires artists working today.
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Moderator: Tamara Wyndham, artist
Panelist: Andrew Moore, artist and producer of, "How to Draw a Bunny"
Panelist: Michael Findlay, director of Aquavella Galleries
Panelist: Andrew Ginsel, artist
Panelist: Billy Name, staff photographer at Warhol's Factory
Panelist: John Willenbecher, artist
Organizer: Tamara Wyndham

Date: 2004-03-19
Title: Dialog with Joyce Rezendes
Description: Joyce Rezendes's work has been shown worldwide. She is in collections such as AT&T, IBM and HF Johnson. She will be interviewed by Molly Barnes, co-owner of Studio 18 Gallery.
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Panelist: Molly Barnes, art dealer, author, and critic
Panelist: Joyce Rezendes, artist
Organizer: Molly Barnes, ATOA Programming Director

Date: 2004-03-26
Title: Melissa Chu & Wenda Gu
Description: Dialog between Melissa Chu, curator of contemporary art at the Asia Society & Museum in New York City and well known Chinese installation artist Wenda Gu who will illustrate and discuss his art.
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Panelist: Melissa Chu, curator of contemporary art at the Asia Society
Panelist: Wenda Gu, installation artist
Organizer: Molly Barnes, ATOA Programming Director


Date: 2004-04-02
Title: Black Mountain College Revisited
Description: A panel moderated by Mary Emma Harris, artist and expert on the significance of the historic North Carolina arts college. Artists who have attended discuss its avant garde reputation and impact on them and contemporary art.
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Moderator: Mary Emma Harris, artist
Panelist: Gregory Mazarosky, artist
Panelist: Irwin Kremen, collagist, sculptor and painter
Panelist: Lore Kadden, fiber artist
Panelist: Dorothy Cole Ruddick, fiber artist, sculptor and painter
Organizer: Molly Barnes, ATOA Programming Director

Date: 2004-04-16
Title: Career Night Where does the artist fit in today's art world?
Description: This panel replaces "The British Invasion" originally scheduled. Hear some good advice on how to build or fix your art career. Add your own comments, complaints and suggestions.
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Moderator: Donna Marxer, painter, writer, administrator, and ATOA Board Member
Panelist: Renee Philips, Director, Manhattan Art International, author "An Insider?s Guide to New York Art Galleries,? career consultant/coach
Panelist: Dan Concholar, consultant, Art Information Center
Panelist: Lynne Mayocole, sculptor, professor Westchester College, president, ATOA

Date: 2004-04-23
Title: The Legacy of Bob Blackburn
Description: Consideration of the artistic legacy and community impact of the life and work of the late Bob Blackburn, founder of the Print Maker's Workshop.
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Moderator: Madalon Jones, artist
Panelist: Kathy Caraccio, master printer, teacher, and artist
Panelist: Gail Jansen, film producer
Panelist: Camille Billops, print maker
Organizer: Doug Sheer, ATOA Chairman

Date: 2004-04-30
Title: Mark Kostabi Reveals How to Make It in the Art World
Description: A dialog between Mark Kostabi and Molly Barnes explains Kostobi's strategy for winning fame and achieving recognition in the contemporary art world.
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Moderator: Molly Barnes, ATOA Programming Director
Panelist: Mark Kostabi, artist


Date: 2004-05-07
Title: The Body Beautiful
Description: Joseph Ari Aloi a.k.a. JKS, Creator, tattoo artist is interviewed by Vernita Nemes a.k.a. Vernita N?Cognita, performance artist, photographer, curator, poet, writer, collagist and director of Veridian Artists Gallery.
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Panelist: Vernita Nemec a.k.a. Vernita N'Cognita , performance artist, photographer, curator, poet, writer,
Panelist: Joseph Ari Aloi a.k.a. JKS, Creator , tattoo artist
Organizer: Lynne Mayocole, sculptor, ATOA President

Date: 2004-05-14
Title: Curator's Choice 2004 Contest Winners
Description: Curator's Choice contest winners will appear on a panel moderated by Molly Barnes, juror of this year's contest and owner of Molly Barnes Gallery at 18 Warren Street in Tribecca, where the winner's work will be shown in a group exhibition.
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Moderator: Molly Barnes, Curator's Choice Contest Juror, owner of Molly Barnes Gallery
Panelist: Stephan Robert Johns, artist
Panelist: Claudio Kleefeld, artist
Panelist: Athos Zacharias, artist
Panelist: Anthony Satori, artist
Panelist: Ken Jackson, artist
Organizer: ATOA Contest Committee

Date: 2004-05-21
Title: Genetics & Art in the Digital Age
Description: Coordinated with the show at Tribes Gallery. Previewing the "Omni Series" an art/sci installation at Tribes Gallery opening June 3rd, Chris Twomey leads an art/sci genetic roadshow about the de-coding of data, genes, and self-identity in art and culture.
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Moderator: Chris Twomey, artist
Panelist: Suzanne Anker, artist/author
Panelist: Steve Miller, artist
Panelist: Kevin Clarke, artist
Panelist: Max Gottesman, MD, Ph.D in genetics
Panelist: Chris Twomey, artist, writer
Organizer: Chris Twomey, artist


No panels June - September


Date: 2004-10-15
Title: NADA - The New Art Dealers Alliance
Description: The New Art Dealers Alliance is invigorating the New York gallery scene with youthful faces and fresh ideas. Illustrated with slides from their artists.
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Moderator: Sheri Pasquarella, diector of Gorney Bravin & Lee Gallery
Panelist: Zach Miner, co-founder of NADA, private art consultant
Panelist: Lia Gangitano, director/founder of Participant Inc., a Lower East Side not-for-profit
Organizer: Donna Marxer

Date: 2004-10-22
Title: Independent Art Fairs
Description: No Ferris Wheel? What kind of fair is this? Well, it is a Contemporary Art Fair, and although there are no mechanical rides, it will surly make your head spin. There are currently hundreds of art fairs annually in New York exhibiting thousands of galleries and tens of thousands artists. ATOA has invited the founders of major Contemporary Art Fairs including The AAF Contemporary Art Fair, The Armory Show, Pool Art Addict and Scope to discuss the histories, purpose and growing popularity of the Contemporary Art Fair, and why they don?t serve funnel cake. (5th Floor, Gene Stavis Theater Room 502)
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Moderator: Elena Rubenfeld, artist
Panelist: Renee Vara, curator and participant, Scope Art Fair -- W/O Walls
Panelist: Michael Selliger, Scope Art Fair and curator for W/O Walls
Panelist: Helen Allen, Affordable Art Fair
Panelist: Theirry Alet, director of exhibitions, Frere Independent
Panelist: Katelijne De Backer, The Armory Show
Panelist: Paul Morris, The Armory Show
Organizer: Sara Kay

Date: 2004-10-29
Title: Jean-Michel Basquiat And The Third Eye
Description: Jean-Michel Basquiat was a major figure in the art world of the 1980s, who rose from near obscurity as graffiti artist SAMO (with companion Al Diaz) with the assistance of other artists such as Warhol and dealer Annina Nosei. This panel convenes Basquiat experts to discuss the genius of the departed artist. (Amphitheater)
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Moderator: Brian Gormley, artist and historian
Panelist: Anthony Haden-Guest, writer of ?True Colors?
Panelist: Diego Cortez, curator, P.S. 1
Panelist: Charlotta Kotik, curator, Brooklyn Museum
Organizer: Arnold Wechsler, artist

Date: 2004-10-31
Title: Halloween Parade
Description: March with ATOA in the NYC Halloween Parade! Dress as your favorite artist or artwork. Meet us Sunday, 10/31/04, between 6 pm & 7 pm on Sixth Avenue between Spring Street and Broome Street. We will assemble at PUMPKIN 7. (Look for a pumpkin mounted atop a pole with the number 7.) More information about the parade can be found at
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Organizer: Flash Light, ATOA IT Director


Date: 2004-11-05
Title: Long Term Care Options for Artists
Description: Roy Assad & Alan Lipson of RBA Insurance Strategies lead a panel of major insurance company representatives to describe and explain the various options able for long term care including some financial help from New York State that artists can apply for. Don?t let illness wipe out your retirement plans. (5th Floor, Gene Stavis Theater Room 502)
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Moderator: Roy Assad, RBA Insurance
Moderator: Alan Lipson, RBA Insurance
Panelist: Representatives, from major insurance carriers active in long term care.
Organizer: Doug Sheer

Date: 2004-11-12
Title: Pastels & Contemporary Art
Description: What is Pastel? This panel explores the medium and the artform. Learn why artists choose pastel versus other mediums, and discuss issues in exhibiting and selling pastels. Hear how pastel has evolved as a major medium of expression. Here, major pastel artists discuss the medium and show some excellant examples. (5th Floor, Gene Stavis Theater Room 502)
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Moderator: Barbara Fischman, president, Pastel Society of America
Panelist: Diane Rosen, artist
Panelist: Jimmy Wright, artist
Panelist: Maceo Mitchell, artist
Panelist: Elissa Prystaak, artist
Organizer: Charles Meyers, artist

Date: 2004-11-19
Title: Pollock Passion
Description: Director Bill Rabinovitch has recreated the Pollock legend in his DV feature film "Pollock Squared." Bill?s enlisted a wide cast of art world denizens who resemble the characters they play in this upbeat romantic epic covering a hundred years in the history of modern art. In this version Pollock doesn?t die in the car crash. Action highlights from the film will be shown followed by an extended discussion of Pollock?s continuing influence on artist?s of today. Visit for film details. (Amphitheater)
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Moderator: Bill Rabinovitch, artist
Panelist: Arthur Danto, art historian, critic
Panelist: Deborah Solomon, New York Times feature writer
Panelist: Helen Harrison, director of the Pollock/Krasner House & Study Center
Organizer: Bill Rabinovitch, artist


Date: 2004-12-03
Title: Two Works In Progress: The Gates, Project For Central Park , NYC and Over The River, Project for the Arkansas River, Colorado
Description: A lecture by Christo and Jeanne-Claude on their latest projects. (Amphitheater) Presenters: Christo and Jeanne-Claude (right) Organizer: Doug Sheer
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Panelist: Christo, artist
Panelist: Jeanne-Claude
Organizer: Doug Sheer

Date: 2004-12-10
Title: The End of Art with Critic Donald Kuspit
Description: Donald Kuspit, one of America?s most distinguished art critics and author of the controversial "The End of Art," in dialogue with ATOA?s Donna Marxer, painter, writer, and arts activist. (Amphitheater)
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Panelist: Donald Kuspit, artist & critic
Panelist: Donna Marxer, artist
Organizer: Donna Marxer, ATOA board member

Date: 2004-12-17
Title: Environmental Art
Description: The Teaneck Creek Conservancy Eco Art Project: Grant-winning environmental artists talk about their role in creating works for this unique wetlands restoration project just minutes from Manhattan. (Amphitheater)
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Moderator: Richard K. Mills, Artist-in-residence, Teaneck Creek Conservancy
Panelist: Ariane Burgess, artist
Panelist: Valentina DuBasky, artist
Panelist: Lynne Hull, artist
Panelist: Kerry Mills, artist
Organizer: Richard K. Mills, artist & professor

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The end of 2004.

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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