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Date: 2012-02-24
Title: Phong Bui Interviews Irving Sandler
Description: Irving Sandler, critic, author and historian, in dialog with Phong Bui, co-founder and publisher of The Brooklyn Rail newspaper. Sandler's "A Sweeper Up After Artists", is part of a four volume history. For over fifty years Sandler has been a fixture of the New York art scene, He has been a seminal figure in capturing the spirit of the New York School's action painters and beyond.
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Panelist: Irving Sandler, art critic, author and historian
Panelist: Phong Bui, publisher of The Brooklyn Rail
Organizer: Doug Sheer, ATOA Chairperson


Date: 2012-03-16
Title: Art and Ritual
Description: This panel features four artists whose artworks and philosophy have a sense of "ritual" in interpretive ways. Their imaginative approaches to making reveals something sincere and sacred, while the resulting artworks compel the audience to surrender to their visual gravity.
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Panelist: Alison Crocetta, artist
Panelist: Rie Hachiyanagi, artist
Panelist: Ran Hwang, artist
Panelist: Lynne Yamamoto, artist
Organizer: Rie Hachiyanagi, artist


Date: 2012-04-27
Title: Molly Barnes Art Dealers Dishing
Description: Charlie Manzo was formerly with Pace Gallery, and is currently an art dealer at Gagosian Gallery. Rich Temperio is owner of Sideshow Gallery, one of the largest exhibition spaces in Williamsburg. His gallery remains committed to providing a forum for emerging as well as an impressive line up of well established artists in all media. Susan Eley Fine Arts is a salon style gallery situated on the Upper West Side of Manahttan in a townhouse. It offers an intimate and personal viewing experience, and focuses on contemporary art by emerging and mid-career artists. Vincent Vallerino Fine Arts Ltd offers a diverse selection of 19th and 20th century American and European paintings in an Upper Eastside townhouse which is reminiscent of the private Parisian salons where many of the works may have once hung. Molly Barnes is a well-known California art dealer, broadcast arts commentator, art critic and author.
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Moderator: Molly Barnes, art dealer, writer, critic, radio host
Panelist: Charlie Manzo, Art Dealer at Gagosian Gallery
Panelist: Rich Temperio, Owner of Sideshow Gallery
Panelist: Susan Eley, Owner of Susan Eley Fine Arts
Panelist: Vincent Vallerino, Owner of Vincent Vallerino Fine Arts
Organizer: Jacqueline Rada, artist


Date: 2012-05-11
Title: Science + the Spiritual in Art = Genetically Engineered Resurrection? Chris Twomey's DNA Art
Description: Chris Twomey's newest work will preserve her own DNA, so that it may be cloned at some time in the future after her death. Her cloned body would have no memory of its former life, but this new work asks, if her clone were raised as an amnesia victim, and encouraged to re-learn who she was by viewing the art she had made, is it possible she could be resurrected? The ancient Egyptians believed the spirits of their dead would dwell in the art in their tombs, one day to be reunited with their re-animated mummies after a "journey of millions of years." Genetic engineers have recovered intact DNA from those ancient mummies. Twomey's work will test if the time has come that genetic engineering science brings that journey to its conclusion, and allows the spiritual in art to restore her spirit to her genetically resurrected body. Her work will ask, is it possible to achieve physical & spiritual resurrection here on Earth by literally being born again by means of genetic engineering?
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Moderator: Flash Light, digital sculptor, board member of Art & Science Collaborations, Inc. (ASCI)
Panelist: Arthur Danto, philosopher, author, former Art Critic for The Nation, & Prof. at Columbia U.
Panelist: Vernita N'Cognita, visual & performance artist, Dir. of Viridian Gallery, Pope of The Church of Art
Panelist: Chris Twomey, multi-media artist, filmmaker, curator, and writer
Organizer: Vernita N'Cognita, former Executive Director of ATOA
Organizer: Flash Light, IT Director of ATOA


No panels June - September


Date: 2012-10-05
Title: Remembering Ivan Karp
Description: An evening of nostalgia and humorous memories about one of the major gallery dealer pioneers in Soho. Part 1: Panel discussion Part 2: Open Mic - The audience will be invited to share encounters and stories about Ivan A tape of this event will be presented to the Karp family & OK Harris
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Moderator: Lynne Mayocole, sculptor, ATOA President
Panelist: Ed Adler, painter, professor, writer
Panelist: Keith Long, OK Harris Gallery artist since 1975
Panelist: Michael Walls, Independent curator of exhibitions and collections
Organizer: Lynne Mayocole, ATOA President


Date: 2012-11-02
Title: The State of Artists' Estates
Description: Mimi Smith will present a first hand account of how she went about organizing her own works for her estate. Herb Nass will cover issues he has seen in the wills and estates of artists that have been probated and address salient issues to be considered when artists create testamentary or trust dispositions. Amy Schichtel will address the function of a foundation in protecting the rights and legacy of artworks. This panel will be in room 302, of NY Law, 185 West Broadway at Leonard Street, NYC (5 blocks south of Canal St.)
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Moderator: Stacy Veloudios, lawyer, ATOA Board member
Panelist: Herbert Nass, lawyer, author of
Panelist: Amy Schichtel, Executive Director of The Willem de Kooning Foundation
Panelist: Mimi Smith, artist
Organizer: Stacy Veloudios, ATOA Board Member
Organizer: Lynne Mayocole, sculptor, ATOA President


Date: 2012-12-07
Title: The End of Mainstream Art Criticism?
Description: Just a few decades ago, mainstream newspapers and magazines that considered contemporary culture as their broad subject included designated art critics as regular contributors. A vigorous mainstream dialogue about art past and present resulted. The existence of that often contentious but always accessible dialogue -- conducted by such diverse figures as Peter Plagens, Ingrid Sischy, Hilton Kramer, and Robert Hughes -- implied that awareness of art and the discourse around it was an aspect of active citizenship. The best of what they wrote endures as significant contributions to the literature of art. While the impulse to produce that kind of writing for that kind of audience persists, the opportunities for doing so, as either a staff writer or a free lance, have diminished considerably. This dialogue will examine those developments and their implications for the future of informed writing about art as a feature of mainstream culture.
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Moderator: Doug Sheer, author, artist, technologist, founder and chairman, ATOA
Panelist: A. D. Coleman, author, critic and art historian
Organizer: Doug Sheer, ATOA Chairman

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ATOA thanks our many venues over the years:
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Soho Center for Visual Arts
Landmark Gallery
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The Phoenix Gallery
The SOHO20 Chelsea Gallery
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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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