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Artists Talk on Art

The mission of Artists Talk on Art (ATOA) is to provide a forum for critical discussions in the visual arts. After 29 years we are one of the longest running art discussions. We depend upon artists who are willing to talk about their work, and volunteer their time. ATOA is a not-for-profit corporation run by artists.


This group is the heart of ATOA and the place where all our ideas generate. It functions as well as a support group for the artists who come on a regular basis and a great place to network. Newcomers are particularly welcome.

To get the most out of ATOA, come to a Program meeting.
Call (212) 779-9250 for details of the next meeting.

Doug Sheer
Doug Sheer
Acting Director of the
Program Committee
Artists Talk On Art (ATOA)
   Critical Dialog in the Visual Arts

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Contact Information

ATOA Offices:
10 Waterside Plaza #33D
New York, NY 10010
Phone: 212-779-9250


The School of Visual Arts (SVA)
209 East 23rd Street, Auditorium
Friday Evenings at 7 PM -- doors open at 6:30 PM
Check our Calendar for scheduled dates.
$7 General Admission
$3 Students and Seniors with ID
Passholders and SVA students FREE

ATOA History

Lori Antonacci, multi-media artist and co-founder of Artists Talk On Art, was Executive Director of the organization for ten years and President for 13 years. This reminiscence provides a first-hand summary of the ATOA's conception, inception, and early years:

A Personal History of ArtistsTalkOnArt


Artists Talk On Art internships are available. There are internships available in arts administration, graphics, fund raising, web site help, and video production. Learn how the art world really functions, bring about change as an intern or volunteer and earn college credit. Participate in contemporary art history firsthand.

Call (212) 779-9250.

Equipment donation needed

Want to donate equipment to Artists Talk On Art?
We need: a Pentium PC, computer monitor, video vector scope,
blank video and audio cassettes, 35mm B&W or color film,
lighting softboxes, etc.

Ordering video tapes

You may purchase tapes of any panel by sending $60, ($125 for corporations and institutions, includes screening rights) the name and date of the panel and your name, address and telephone number to:

ArtistsTalk on Art (ATOA)
10 Waterside Plaza #33D
New York, NY 10010
Phone: 212-779-9250

Become a Passholder

  • Free admission to ATOA panels

  • Discounts to special events

  • Affordable group health insurance plan

  • Join or renew today

Contributions are deductible to the extent allowed by law. Passes are valid for one year from date of purchase. For more information please call 212 779-9250. We appreciate your support in making ATOA possible.

One-Year Passes:
$50 Regular
$65 Family (yourself & guest)
$150 Benefactor (yourself & 3 guests)
$30 Student or Senior
$85 Corporation (2 guests)

Application for Pass

Please include the following information with your order:
First name:

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If not USA




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Type of pass:
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Pay online using PayPal or make your check payable to Artists Talk On Art and mail to:

ArtistsTalk on Art (ATOA)
10 Waterside Plaza #33D
New York, NY 10010
Phone: 212-779-9250

Health Insurance

GROUP HEALTH plan available to passholders.

ATOA Expands Insurance Program for Artists and Families This year (2003) ATOA, in cooperation with its insurance agency, RBA Insurance Strategies, Inc. is proud to augment the health care coverage it offers with two new and important types of policies for artists and their families: a Medicare Supplement Insurance Plan and a Long Term Care Insurance Plan.

Many of our pass-holders enjoy the protection and peace of mind that their participation in the ATOA sponsored healthcare group plan affords them. We are proud of our continuing sponsorship and support of that effort. To qualify for the medical/hospital group insurance plan, simply become an ATOA annual pass-holder.

But now, with so many of our pass-holders, and their spouses and their peers approaching or exceeding the traditional retirement age, we have felt that a need was developing that required our help. Now, for the first time, with two new policies offered by RBA, through ATOA, you can add more protection to that of your medical coverage. Even if you get your medical coverage elsewhere you may still find these two types of insurance interesting and useful.

Medicare Supplemental Insurance: Needless to say, Medicare does not cover everything medical that can confront you in your retirement years. That is why insurance companies have been offering supplemental coverage to fill the gaps. RBA offers up to ten plans underwritten by AUSA Life Insurance Company, Inc. Group (NY) that are tailored to meet different levels of need. Each is different in terms of the package of care provided. We suggest that you discuss your own situation with an RBA representative to see which package will fit your needs best. But, among the various aspects are skilled nursing help, foreign travel coverage, hospital or hospice care, at-home recovery, and basic or extended prescription drug coverage.

Long Term Care Insurance: Probably the most distressing aspect of aging is the prospect of a long lasting illness or disability that can wipe out your savings and put stress on the rest of your family. To the end of eliminating that disaster, insurance companies have begun to offer comprehensive packages of long term care insurance designed to safeguard your finances and to provide care and coverage not found under Medicare or Medicare supplemental insurance policies whose primary mission is to cover medical or hospital costs. Long-term care insurance focuses instead on the possibility of a protracted but not fatal disease or condition that might require either a nursing home stay or similar at-home re-cooperation, whose non-medical expenses do not normally fall within the coverage of Medicare or supplemental policies. In other words, if you become disabled (even before retirement) and must be home bound for a few years, you can hire a home health aide or similar helpers and be reimbursed, and therefore not deplete your savings. Such a policy also offers savings on eyeglasses, drugs and hearing aids. With nursing homes costing an average of $40,000 to $80,000 a year and comparable home care running to $12,000 a year or more, you might want to consider a plan for long-term care. 72% of Americans who pay a year or more of long-term care (without such an insurance policy) become impoverished as a result. RBA offers a thoughtful plan under First Unum Life Insurance Company. Consult them for details of costs, coverage and limitations. A typical benefit duration under Unum is three years, but there are a variety of options for you to consider.

Transcript of the 11/5/2004 Panel on Long Term Health Care.

For more information and application please call:

Mark A. Nixon, operations manager
RBA Insurance Strategies, Inc.
19 West 34th Street, Suite 816 - New York, N. Y. 10001
Tel: (212) 594-1500 / Fax: (212) 594-2004 /
Toll free: (800) RBA-0160/E-mail:

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