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2016 Panel Archive


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Date: 2016-01-19
Title: Insta Artists Artists Using Instagram
Description: How new technologies, availability to image-altering filters and mass reach is disrupting the concept of photography and continuous exhibiting. Panelists will discuss how online art platforms have helped develop their creative careers. YOU ARE INVITED TO BRING YOUR MOBILE DEVICE TO THIS PANEL!
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Moderator: Vernita N'Cognita, visual & performance artist, curator, Director of Viridian Gallery in Chelsea
Panelist: Kenneth Schlenker, founder and CEO of ArtList, online art sales, and Gertrude, meet-up for artists
Panelist: Sam Horine, NYU instructor with over 500 thousand Instagram followers
Panelist: Tania Debono, multimedia artist featured in Vogue, Instyle, Harpers Bazaar and marie claire
Organizer: Vernita N'Cognita, former Executive Director of ATOA
Organizer: Louisa Shadforth, social media consultant


Date: 2016-02-23
Title: The Artist's Role in Society
Description: This panel unites four artists who share a common cause. Their work has the capacity to create the kind of social awareness which can lead to social change.
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Moderator: Ron Feldman, owner.director Ronald Feldman Fine Arts
Panelist: Mari Biro, artist
Panelist: Luma Jasim, artist
Panelist: Hhu , artist
Panelist: Marcia Annenberg, artist
Organizer: Mari Biro, artist


Date: 2016-03-22
Title: Curators & Artists
Description: A pertinent topic that will benefit every artist, regardless of age or experience. Mitchel Pilnick is creator and moderator of this panel. In his roles as ATOA board member, visual arts advisor and advocate, his focus is on professional practices. This panel will continue that, as a discussion of the relationship between curators and artists, including what curators seek and how artists can best work with curators, seeking opportunities to further their career and exposure.
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Moderator: Mitch Pilnick, ATOA Board Member
Panelist: Dexter Wimberly, Former Director of Strategic Planning/ Independent Curators International
Panelist: Jennie Lamensdorf, Internal Curator Time Equities plus Spring Break Independent Curator
Panelist: Bill Carroll, Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts Studio Program Director, curator & artist
Panelist: Jerelyn Hanrahan, Sculpture Guild NY President 2006-2008, Established International Artist & Prof.
Organizer: Mitch Pilnick, ATOA Board Member, visual arts advisor and advocate


Date: 2016-04-12
Title: Art Alternatives Beyond the Gallery
Description: Traditional Galleries remain the cornerstone of exhibition venues but you may be surprised to learn the increasing number and variety of spaces and marketing opportunities that exist today. This is important information to all artists within all stages of their careers. It is the first in a series of discussions ATOA intends to have regarding alternative sales and exhibition venues. Come join us and together we can discuss, learn and share.
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Moderator: Joan Giordano, artist, ATOA Board Member
Panelist: Gwyneth Leech, artist
Panelist: Tsipi Ben-Haim, Executive and Creative Director of CITYarts
Panelist: Maria Van Vlodrop, Founder of MvVO ART
Organizer: Cheryl Sokolow, ATOA Board Member
Organizer: Joan Giordano, ATOA Board Member



No panels June - September


Date: 2016-10-25
Title: Finding Affordable Studio Space: Challenges & Solutions
Description: Mitch Pilnick is presenting this panel on affordable studio space, and he's managed to locate spaces closer than Detroit.
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Moderator: Mitch Pilnick, artist advocate, art insurance professional, ATOA Board member
Panelist: Anita Durst, Chashama Founder & Director
Panelist: Jenny Dubnau, Activist Artist Studio Affordability Project
Panelist: Michelle Gambetta, ArtCondo: Building Artist Communities
Panelist: Lucia Rollow, Arts in Bushwick & Bushwick Open Studios
Panelist: Julio Valdez, The Project Space, bringing a new dynamic to East Harlem
Organizer: Mitch Pilnick, ATOA Board Member


Date: 2016-11-16
Title: Myth and Materialism
Description: Myths give us symbols and stories that have multiple meanings to our subconscious. They are the keys to our inner life and a great source of symbolic creativity. Materialism is the natural world around us. It permits us to create art that communicate to other people. Both are needed in to create art that is an expression of human existence.
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Moderator: Vernita N'Cognita, artist, curator, Director of Viridian Artists
Panelist: Art Guerra, artist. owner Guerra Paint and Pigment
Panelist: Pedro Lujan, artist
Panelist: Alfred Martinez, artist
Panelist: Salvador Rosillo, artist
Organizer: Irene Christensen, artist, ATOA Board Member
Organizer: Pedro Lujan, artist


Date: 2016-12-07
Title: An Artist's Estate: Saving it from the Dumpster
Description: This is the third 'estate' panel Lynne Mayocole has organized over the course of several years. Each has been meant to offer as much information as possible to artists and those interested in the arts regarding the preservation of art when the artist is no longer living. Audience questions are very welcome.
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Moderator: Joan Marter, Pres. the Dorothy Dehner Foundation, Editor for Woman's Art Journal
Panelist: Ann Koll, former Director of the Emilio Sanchez Foundation, now artist estate advisor
Panelist: Joyce Romano, actress now handling estates of two late art world parents
Panelist: Eric Siegeltuch, Investment Advisor Representative with Cetera Investment Advisors LLC.
Panelist: Christopher Schwabacher, Estate lawyer
Organizer: Lynne Mayocole, sculptor, Board President of ATOA

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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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