Artists Talk On Art first went online in October of 1995, courtesy of A. D. Coleman, in a section devoted to ATOA at Coleman's website, The B.Y.O. Café, subsequently renamed The Nearby Café ( www.nearbycafe.com). This ATOA web presence, donated by Coleman as a support service for ATOA, remained operative until the fall of 2001. Some of the transcriptions and digital-image files at our current site come from that project. ATOA wishes to thank A. D. Coleman and The Nearby Café for this contribution.
October 16: Women Behind the Camera
It's women's heyday in the field of photography, one place where women artists are not only thriving, but excelling.Moderator:
Katherine Criss, President, Professional Women Photographers and photographer of special events/ weddings and vintage images
Ann Sager, painter to black and white photography, color abstract and digital imagery
Holly Anne Shelowitz, babies, child portraiture, still life for catalogs
Catherine Steinmann, people and places, family portraits and pregnant nudes to the Internet
Julie Betts Testwuide, corporate, sports, portraits, hand-colored romantic images
Organized by Katherine Criss and Catherine Steinmann
October 23: The Artist as Activist
How to save not only the art world but your own soul by pitching in to active service.Moderator:
Adrienne Redd, Philadelphia writer and cable talk host
Janet Culbertson, "Environmental Surrealist" addressing environmental awareness (Right: "Untitled," by Janet Culbertson)
Marie Dormuth, printmaker, politician and advocate for artists' housing
Robert Lederman, artist-advocate for street artists and president of A.R.T.I.S.T.
Owen-Pahl Greene, artist and gay rights/AIDS activist
Organized by Adrienne Redd
(photo courtesy of the Isamu Noguchi Foundation, Inc.)
October 30: On Noguchi: Sculpture and Spaces
An in-depth look back at this significant artist.Moderator:
Deborah Goldberg, art historian, lecturer, currently working on her doctoral dissertation on Noguchi at the Institute of Fine Arts, NYU
Amy Hau, Administrative Director, Isamu Noguchi Garden Museum
Matt Mullican, artist and friend of Noguchi
Organized by Amy Ernst
November 6: A Conversation with Peter Schjeldahl
Our very own Bill Rabinovitch, painter and producer of "Art Seen" on Manhattan Neighborhood Cable, interviews critic Peter Schjeldahl, art commentator par excellence and staff writer for the Village Voice.Organized by Bill Rabinovitch
November 13: It All Starts With Art
A panel discussion about beginnings in art education by a panel of experts in charge of aiding and abetting our public school art ed.Moderator: ATOA's George Rada, painter and consultant to the Center For Art Education
Tom Cahill, artist and Director, Studio In A School program
Hollis Hedrick, Director, Center For Art Education, an Annenberg Foundation project
Patterson Sims, Deputy Director of Education, MOMA
Organized by George Rada
November 20: It Ain't Colonial Williamsburg
A lively discussion of the hottest art neighborhood in town with the hottest new artists and led byModerator:
Kenny Schacter, independent curator
Panelists to be announced
Organized by the ATOA Program Committee
November 27 (Thanksgiving weekend): No Panel
December 4: Goldberg/Umlauf/Benglis
An engaging evening of conversation featuring painter Michael Goldberg with sculptor Lynn Umlauf being interviewed by sculptor Linda Benglis.
(photo caption) Lynn Umlauf and Michael Goldberg.
Organized by Fran Kornfeld
December 11: What makes a co-op gallery successful?
The 40th anniversary of the Phoenix Gallery is celebrated with a panel of representatives of the leading coop galleries in the city. Learn what makes them tick so well.Moderator:
Tom Slaughter, Director, Soho 20 Gallery
Cecelia Barth Fierstein, artist, pioneer member Phoenix Gallery
Virginia Marksymowicz, sculptor, teacher and former director of Amos Eno Gallery
Organized by the Phoenix Gallery
Holiday break: No Panels 12/18-1/8
January 15, 1999: Public Art: A Continuing Discussion
Anne Pasternak, Director of Creative Time
Sandra Bloodworth, Director, Arts for Transit
Charlotte Cohn, Director, Percent for Art
Tom Eccles, Director, Public Art Fund
Organized by i. Leon Golomb
(Image: Rachel Whiteread - Water Tower
Photo: Marian Harders/Courtesy: Public Art Fund)
January 22: Reviewers Reviewing Review
The art world's newest voice in criticism.Moderator:
Bill Bace, Publisher and Editor of Review
Panelists from Review:
(Scan cover of Review supplied)
Organized by i. Leon Golomb
January 29: The State of the Art of Installation
Leading artists in this form discuss their art.Moderator: to be announced
Panelists are installation artists:
Organized by Donna Marxer and Katarina Wong
Note: Curator's Choice slide competition will take place March 12. Call early February for your prospectus.
February 5: Vernita N'Cognita Meets Robert Rosenblum
Vernita Nemec, visual and performance artist, Director of the Viridian Gallery and former Executive Director of ATOA, in a rich dialogue with Robert Rosenblum, noted art historian, newly-appointed curator at the Guggenheim Museum and a professor in the Institute of Fine Arts at NYU.
Winter-Spring 1999 calendar to be announced.
To Order Videotapes
You may purchase tapes of any panel by sending $40, the name and date of the panel and your name, address and telephone number to ATOA, 19 Hudson Street Room 402 New York, NY 10013 212-965-9515.
Artists Talk On Art, its boards, staff and personnel are not responsible or liable for comments or opinions expressed by panelists or audience members. No video-or audiotaping or photography is allowed without written consent from Artists Talk On Art. All panel content & audio/visual documentation copyright belongs to Artists Talk On Art. Audience members may appear on videotapes and under the law release themselves for appearance in documentation by their presence.
Thanks to Our Sponsors
These events are made possible in part with public funds from The Fund for Creative Communities/NYS Council on the Arts Decentralization Program administered by the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council.
ATOA wishes to thank the Phoenix Gallery, The Lily Auchincloss Foundation, the National Association of Artists Organizations and Weinick, Sanders and Leventhal, CPAs, for their generous support.
Programming for Artists Talk On Art is created by artists!
One of our primary goals is to provide you an opportunity to hear the topics & people of your choice. To help achieve this end, we have breakfast planning meetings the first Thursday of every month, 9:45 am. Call the ATOA hotline for location. Looking forward to your input & participation.
Future Panels? -- Tell us who you'd like to hear speak & topics you'd to hear addressed:
"ARTWORLD CRIMES" - "VICTIM ART" - "CAN ART SAVE US?" - "FAME & ART?" - "BAD ART" - "ARTWORLD: A COMMUNITY OR WAR ZONE?" - "EGO INDUSTRY OR ?" - "HAVE WE LOST IT? CAN IT BE SAVED?" - "REMEMBERING OUR PAST" - "THE FUTURE OF ART" - "HOT NEW MEDIA" - ETC., ETC. . . . ?
* Attend our 1st Friday Breakfast Meetings:
NOTE CHANGE OF PLACE. Everyone is welcome! We meet the first Friday of each month. "Bring Your own Bagel Breakfast" will mean just that. We'll be meeting at Donna Marxer's loft, 579 Broadway 4A, at 9:45 AM on the first Friday of each month unless otherwise notified. Check (212) 965-9515 to make sure. Coffee will be supplied for a donation of $1. Help plan panels and our Silver Anniversary Benefit.
*CALL ATOA HOTLINE (212) 965-9515 FOR INFORMATION ABOUT OUR PROJECTS.
We sponsor exhibitions, seminars, breakfasts & other art-related happenings.