Saturday, March 6, 2010

Whats the State of NYC art?

Find out at the
NYC State of the Art conference
Time:9:00AM Saturday, March 6th
Location:The SVA Theatre 333 West 23 Street

My Panel:
What art industry incentives can be offered to help NYC artists?
Moderator: James Wallace
Elizabeth Koch, Brooklyn Borough President's office
Sharon Louden, Artist
Marisa Sage, Williamsburg Gallery Association
Keats Myer, Children's Museum of the Arts
Start time: 2:30 pm

How difficult is it for a gallery to survive in this or any economy?
How are Brooklyn galleries dealing with the current economic conditions?
What city or state incentives can a gallery use when starting up?
Should there be more?
What more can be done?
What best practices should be emulated by galleries when working with artists?
How do galleries ensure best practices when working with artists? Would more regulation help?

I will add my answers to this blog and other panelists statements after the conference.

Also listen to WYPR for conference coverage and our Like the Spice podcast for a short podcast covering the conference.

New York’s artists struggle constantly to live, work, show, and sell.

Artists, arts leaders, notable panelists, and YOU will address solutions at NYC:State Of The Art, New York’s first-ever artist and art industry not-for-profit conference, tomorrow, Mar. 6, at SVA Theatre, 9am to 6pm. Post-event cocktails at The Gates.

Keynote, Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer. Media sponsor, WNYC.

Have an idea or question? Want to help an artist attend? pARTicipate! Get your ticket or sponsor an artist now at

Special Offer! Artist attendees will receive a free 1 year Platinum account at ($100 value), an internet-based service allowing artists to set up a storefront and sell prints of their work.

Sunday, February 28, 2010

A Positive Climate

What artist has two thumbs and was given an excellent description in The New York Photo Review? Bennett Morris! Okay, fine, the joke doesn't work as well in print. But that's no reason why you shouldn't head over and read all about Bennett's now-completed solo show Climate Untamed. Here's just a taste:

It's short, but it's very, very sweet. Thanks for the visit, NYPR! We're glad you enjoyed the show!

Free Sitting on March 6th!

The camera is held steadily as you pose before it with your family, your father's stern hand lain unnaturally on your shoulder forging a kind of maternal affection for the camera, imaginary ants tickling your body as you try to remain still with a broad smile plastered across your strained face. These unnatural snapshots intended on betraying family life became a point of fascination for our artist Nora Herting as she joins us on March 6th for Nora Herting: Free Sitting.

To delve into the nuts and bolts of the strange psychology and comedy of this long running tradition, she has constructed an interactive instillation in the form of a photo booth. Here, with each photo, she will create imaginary families and initiate momentary ties, as groups of strangers come in off the streets of Williamsburg to pose out of front of Like The Spice.

Come in on March 6th from 6.30pm to 10.00pm as we enjoy our Saturday night Armory party! Plus did we mention a chance for a sneak preview of one of our up and coming group sculpture shows The World We Live In, The Worlds We Create. And of course all are welcome to come to our next Monthly Dinner on March 20th to eat, drink, be merry, and talk to the artists about their art and their life. Join us, won't you?