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ATOA Panels in 2008:


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JANUARY

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2008-01-18

"Eco-Conscious Artists
Creating Art with Recycled Materials "

Artists reaction to the environment, and incorporating found objects into their work, is the premise of the exhibition called 'Paved Paradise.'

Moderator: Michel Allen, Executive Director of Allen Gallery
Panelist: Helen Brough, Artist
Panelist: Jim Napierala, Artist
Panelist: Josette Urso, Artist
Panelist: IIlene Sunshine, Artist
Organizer: Michel Allen Gallery, allenmichel@aol.com
Organizer: Ann Lydecker



2008-01-25

"Is Video Art the New Trend?"

Is video art new again? Is it a hot trend, or will it be in the future? The artists will highlight these points, each from her own unique perspective.

Moderator: Loukey Keijsers, Director of LMAK projects
Panelist: Liselot van der Heijden, artist
Panelist: Stephanie Lempert, artist
Organizer: Ann Lydecker, ATOA Programming Director



2008-02-01

"In Dialog:
George Ortman & Mitchell Algus "

Artist George Ortman in dialog with art dealer, Mitchell Algus, explore the work of this seminal geometric abstractionist, former professor of art at Cranbrook Academy and one-time chair of the art department at SVA.

Moderator: Mitchell Algus, owner Mitchell Algus Gallery
Panelist: George Ortman, artist
Organizer: Doug Sheer, founder and chairperson of ATOA


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FEBRUARY

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2008-02-01

"In Dialog:
George Ortman & Mitchell Algus "

Artist George Ortman in dialog with art dealer, Mitchell Algus, explore the work of this seminal geometric abstractionist, former professor of art at Cranbrook Academy and one-time chair of the art department at SVA.

Moderator: Mitchell Algus, owner Mitchell Algus Gallery
Panelist: George Ortman, artist
Organizer: Doug Sheer, founder and chairperson of ATOA



2008-02-08

"Art is Risk:
Talking Point Films on Living Artists "

Arts entrepreneur, curator, educator, dealer and agent, former director of the Microsoft Art Collection, and of the International Sculpture Center and contributor to Sculpture Magazine, Klein now runs Talking Point Films focused on the art world.

Panelist: Michael Klein, co-founder of Talking Point Films
Organizer: Ann Lydecker, auction specialist & art Advisor



2008-02-15

"Through the Prism:
Collecting Contemporary Art "

This panel will explore the reasons for collecting contemporary art, the best strategies for building a collection with posterity, selling at auctions and the role of the museums and collectors as guardians of art and culture.

Moderator: Peter Duhon, executive editor for Art Comments
Panelist: Anelle Gandelman, gallery owner and consultant
Panelist: Don Porcella, contemporary artist
Panelist: Beth McNeill, international curator and art advisor
Organizer: Peter Duhon, executive editor for Art Comments



2008-02-22

"In Dialog:
Knox Martin & David Kramer "

New York artist Knox Martin, considered a painter?s painter, has been a source of true integrity to artists who feel part of the lineage of the great masters, since his one man show at the famous Charles Egan Gallery. Take advantage of the knowledge he culled though all these years and learn from the man who coined the term 'synthetic realism.'

Moderator: David Kramer, painter & actor
Panelist: Knox Martin, artist
Organizer: Olivia Korringa



2008-02-29

"In Dialog:
Dirk Westphal & Heather Darcy Bhandari "

Mixed Greens was founded to give emerging artists a wider audience. Through its gallery, website and printed catalog, it has exposed a larger community to the engaging and thought-provoking works of dozens of artists. Currently, the gallery represents twenty-two artists, who are now at varying stages in their careers. Artist Dirk Westphal appears in dialog with Heather Darcy Bhandari, director of Mixed Greens Gallery. From making artistic surfboards to showing in quirky locations like Manhattan Mini Storage, Westphal explores the wet edge of art.

Panelist: Heather Darcy Bhandari, director of Mixed Greenes Gallery
Panelist: Dirk Westphal, artist
Organizer: Ann Lydecker


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MARCH

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2008-03-14

"The Independent Curator"

What are the trends curators are presently looking at? What directions do they see, how has the occupation of the independent curator evolved and what is the demand for their work? How do you distinguish between an independent curator, entrepreneur or impresario?

Moderator: Michael Klein, co-founder Talking Point Films
Panelist: Lilly Wei, independent curator, essayist and critic
Panelist: Michael Neff, photographer & independent artists' agent
Panelist: Susan Hapgood, director of Exhibitions, Independent Curators International
Panelist: Margaret Mathews-Berenson, independent curator & art advisor
Organizer: Michael Klein, co-founder Talking Point Films



2008-03-28

"Philip Pavia and The Artists Club"

An illustrated presentation by Pavia?s widow, Natalie Edger, that explores his life as a leading sculptor and his stewardship of the Artists Club of the 1940s, 50s and early 60s. Edger is the editor of the recently published book: Club Without Walls: Selections from the Journals of Philip Pavia.

Panelist: Natalie Edgar, artist, writer and historian
Organizer: Doug Sheer, founder & chairperson of ATOA



2008-03-30

"Annual Curator's Choice Slide Competition
Postal Deadline "

The postal deadline for ATOA's Annual Curator's Choice Competition has been extended to April 6th, 2008. This year the juror is Jim Kempner, owner of Jim Kempner Fine Art in Chelsea. Winners will be exhibited at his gallery. See our prospectus for contest details.

Organizer: ATOA Contest Committee


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APRIL

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2008-04-04

"Glass Art:
Beyond the Glory Hole "

The artists on this panel will share their creative experiences inspired by the many facets of working in glass. The receptivity of galleries to exhibiting glass art will also be explored.

Moderator: Lynne Mayocole, ATOA President & sculptor
Panelist: Ellen Blakeley, California, Shattered Glass Installation Artist
Panelist: Joy Wulke, CN, Environmental Artist bridging boundaries between Visual Art and Architecture
Panelist: Sam Wiener, NYC, Laminated Glass Sculpture, Commissions and Stain Glass
Panelist: Anna Matouskova, Prague, Moulded Melted Glass Sculpture, represented by Chappell Gallery
Panelist: Neil Watson, Director of the Katonah Museum of Art, NY; curator of 'Shattered Glass'
Organizer: Lynne Mayocole, ATOA President & sculptor
Organizer: Amy Ernst, artist



2008-04-11

"Korean Contemporary Art in the Global Era"

When does an era end? Experts on Korean art speculate on and discuss the impact of globalization and its end. Illustrated talk on Korean contemporary art.

Moderator: Thalia Vrachopoulos, professor, curator, and critic
Panelist: Robert C. Morgan, international critic and author
Panelist: Hyewon Yi, professor of art at SUNY Old Westbury, and gallery director
Panelist: Jonathan Goodman, independent author & critic
Panelist: Shim Chung, professor of art at Fashion Institute of Technology
Organizer: Thalia Vrachopoulos, professor, curator & critic



2008-04-18

"The White Cube and Globalization
International Art Fairs "

Conduits for artistic expression or global commerce? What are the affects of the mega art fair on the art market? Significance of space, context and commissions. Highlights from the Armory Show, supply and demand: Quantity, Quality and Prices.

Moderator: Peter Duhon, executive editor for Art Comments
Panelist: Alexandra Peers, editor of the Wall Street Journal
Panelist: Todd Levin, Senior Curator of the Sender Collection
Organizer: Peter Duhon, executive editor for Art Comments



2008-04-25

"In Dialog:
Sal Romano & Joan Marder "

This dialog between sculptor Sal Romano and writer Joan Marder will look retrospectively at the artist?s life and works. It will be illustrated by slides and some short clips from a recent video interview.

Panelist: Sal Romano, sculptor
Panelist: Joan Marder, writer & critic
Organizer: Doug Sheer, founder & chairperson of ATOA


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MAY

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2008-05-02

"MTA Arts for Transit:
Art Along the Way "

Millions of people experience public art in their daily travels. Focusing on bringing successful public art to stations, three artists discuss their recent MTA Arts for transit commissions. Each artist will discuss the process of creating transit art from concept through planning, design, fabrication and installation.

Moderator: Amy Hausmann, asst. director of Arts for Transit
Panelist: Jane Dickson, artist
Panelist: Daniel Hauben, artist
Panelist: Jean Shin, artist
Organizer: Richard Lewis Roth, artist



2008-05-09

"Curator's Choice Award Winners 2008"

The winners of ATOA's annual slide competition will be introduced by Jim Kempner, juror of this year's competition. Ask a contest juror the questions that will help you win future contests. Everyone who entered this competition will be admitted free.

Moderator: Jim Kempner, owner of Jim Kempner Fine Art
Panelist: Judd Boloker
Panelist: Michelle Bova
Panelist: Kate Teale
Panelist: Thomas Jackson
Panelist: Celeste Rapone
Panelist: Keun Young Park
Organizer: ATOA Contest Committee



2008-05-12

"Objects of Desire II
Gala Fundraising Auction "

ATOA again stages an auction to help raise funds to finish the preservation of its historic A-V archive. Both a live and silent auction will feature over 100 artworks and be held at the Sundaram Tagore Gallery, 547 West 27th Street, in Chelsea. The silent auction begins Monday at 6 pm, followed by the live auction at 8 pm.

Organizer: ATOA Auction Committee


SUMMER BREAK
No panels June - August




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SEPTEMBER

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2008-09-19

"Theory and Production:
Art Criticism Today "

A discussion exploring challenges and relevancy of contemporary art today. What is the role of the critic today in an environment where the curator and collector are frequently celebrated as supplanting the influence of the critic? What are the affects of convergent media and blogs on the public discourse of art today?

Moderator: Peter Duhon, executive editor, Art Comments
Panelist: Robert Ayers, artist and Senior Editor, Artinfo.com
Panelist: Jonathan T.D. Neil, art journalist and critic for Art Review
Organizer: Peter Duhon, executive editor, Art Comments



2008-09-26

"Controversial Art:
Past & Present "

Elga Wimmer, director of Elga Wimmer PCC, Eleanor Heartney author of "Postmodern Heretics: The Catholic Imagination in Contemporary Art," Richard Vine, senior editor of Art and America Carolee Schneemann and Federico Solmi will explore the relationship between religion and art or taboo and art.

Moderator: Elga Wimmer, director of Elga Wimmer Gallery
Panelist: Richard Vine, senior editor of the Art in America
Panelist: Eleanor Heartney, writer and critic for Art and America
Panelist: Federico Solmi, artist
Panelist: Carolee Schneemann, artist
Organizer: Elga Wimmer, director of Elga Wimmer PCC


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OCTOBER

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2008-10-03

"In Dialog:
Ronnie Landfield & Robert C. Morgan "

New York abstract painter, Ronnie Landfield and art critic, Robert C. Morgan will discuss changes in the New York art world; contrasting the challenge of creating art today with previous decades. Landfield will discuss his work and the place abstract painting occupies in the 21st Century. Landfield is a veteran of more than 60 solo exhibitions of his abstract painting and drawings and hundreds of group exhibitions worldwide.

Moderator: Robert C. Morgan, art critic and author
Panelist: Ronnie Landfield, New York abstract artist
Organizer: Ann Lydecker, auction specialist and art advisor



2008-10-10

"Middle Eastern Voices of Change:
Artists as Activists "

The power of visual art for the purpose of bridging cultures through dialogue is immense. This panel will present four artists with origins in Saudi Arabia, Iran, Lebanon and Syria. Come meet them, hear them speak about their work and explore how they are undermining the myriad negative perceptions of the often misunderstood Middle East and greater Islamic world.

Moderator: Ayse Turgut, independent curator
Panelist: Helen Zughaib, artist
Panelist: Kinda Hibrawi, artist
Panelist: Negar Ahkhami, artist
Panelist: Samira Abbassy, artist
Organizer: Ayse Turgut, independent curator



2008-10-31

"The Art of the 70s.... Now"

With more than three decades to look back how do artists who began to be shown in the 70s see their work and the work of their peers now? The aesthetics of the 70s was based on experimentation, exploration, re-evaluation and a rejection of paintings and sculpture styles of Abstract Expressionism, Pop Art and Minimalism. Does that hold true today; how does that aesthetic impact the art world today?

Moderator: Michael Klein, co-founder, Talking Point Films
Panelist: Jene Highstein, sculptor
Organizer: Michael Klein, co-founder, Talking Point Films


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NOVEMBER

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2008-11-14

"Artadia: The Fund for Art and Dialogue
- Encouraging Great Art in American Cities "

Artadia?s mission is to encourage innovative practice and meaningful dialogue across the United States by providing visual artists in specific communities with unrestricted awards funds and a national network of support. Since its founding in 1998, Artadia has distributed more than $2.0 million to 200 artists in partner cities including Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Houston and San Francisco.

Moderator: Christopher Vroom, founder and president, Artadia
Panelist: Amy Blakemore, artist, Artadia Award 2004, Houston
Panelist: Angelina Gualdoni, artist, Artadia Award 2001, Chicago
Panelist: Arnold Kemp, Artadia Award 2001, San Francisco
Organizer: Ann Lydecker, Visual Art Impresario



2008-11-21

"The Artist's Cut"

A discussion of moving image art as a phenomenon both in fine art and the larger media worlds - where does it fit in, what defines it, what are its genres, where can it go- with the potential to affect both.

Moderator: Linda DiGusta, editor, Resolve40.com
Panelist: Marcia Grostein, artist
Panelist: Robert Ayers, artist and writer
Panelist: Lee Wells, Ind. curator and co-founder of Perpetual Art Machine
Organizer: Linda DiGusta, editor, Resolve40.com


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DECEMBER

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2008-12-05

"Paul Brach Remembered"

An evening dedicated to the memory of this celebrated and highly influential artist, teacher and founding dean of Cal Arts.

Moderator: Molly Barnes, art dealer and radio personality
Panelist: Connie Fox, artist and teacher
Panelist: Bill King, artist and former president, National Academy of Design
Panelist: Allan Hacklin, artist and professor of art
Organizer: Fran Kornfeld, artist



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Copyright 2008, Artists Talk On Art, all rights reserved.





The end of 2008.

ATOA wishes to thank the Phoenix Gallery,
The SOHO20 Chelsea Gallery,
The Lily Auchincloss Foundation,
The Lower Manhattan Community Council,
The Bachman Foundation,
and Weinick, Sanders and Leventhal, CPAs, for their generous support.






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