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Summer 2004


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Videograph by Doug Sheer

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videograph by
Doug Sheer

OMNI SERIES, by Chris Twomey
Exhibition at TRIBES Gallery
In coordination with the ATOA Panel:
Art and Genetics in a Digital Age
June 3rd - July 30th
285 East 3rd Street, 2 Floor, NYC
Opening: June 3rd (6-9PM)

Curator's Choice 2003 Winners
Exhibition at Stephan Stux Gallery
June 10 - 19th, 2004
529 West 20th St, 9th floor
Chelsea, NY
Opening: June 10, 6-8 PM

Curator's Choice 2004 Winners
Exhibition at Roger Smith Gallery
July 29th through August 7th
501 Lexington Avenue
Midtown, NY 10017
Reception: Friday the 30th
from 6:30-9:00 PM

Left: "Chief," 46 x 40 inches, oil on canvas, by Athos Zacharias

Regular ATOA panels will resume in the Fall when we move to SVA.

Check our website in October for further information about our Fall calendar of panel discussions. Meanwhile visit our Archives to view transcripts and media clips of past panels, or browse our Video Catalog to order tapes of past panels, or participate in our Online Forums.

The ATOA Program Committee will continue to meet and work on the Fall Program. Check this page for the dates of Summer Programming Meetings.
Next meeting: June 7th, July 13th, August 3

Doug Sheer

Video Art by Doug Sheer

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by Doug Sheer

Video Art by Doug Sheer

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by Doug Sheer

Doug Sheer is an artist and a founder of ATOA. He has organized, led, and/or participated in numerous ATOA panels which you can find by entering Doug Sheer in our search engine. In addition, he has appeared in countless more panels where our camera captures him posing questions from the audience. One of our founders in 1975, Doug earned his title of ATOA Chairman by tirelessly leading the setting out of the folding chairs for panel discussions year after year. Without his selfless efforts the ATOA audience would literally have had no where to sit over the decades. His latest success has been to forge an alliance between ATOA and SVA so that future panels may be held in the SVA auditorium, the best seating arrangement yet for the large crowds that popular ATOA panels draw.

Doug Sheer is a second generation artist. His mother was the well known pinhole photography pioneer, Marcia C. Sheer. His father, Ben Sheer, was a watercolorist. Both were WPA artists and Hans Hofmann students in NYC and Provincetown. Doug grew up in a home that appreciated art, and he went on to graduate from Rhode Island School of Design (RISD). An early venture of his was the Egg Shop, a video center at a time when video meant a pioneering medium for artists. It was in this video milieu that Sheer became a master at a new sort of video art. Over the years Sheer has continued to devote considerable time to ATOA, and its mission of providing a forum for critical discussions in the visual arts. Sheer has been the producer for video documentation of that panels series, and this video documentation may prove his most enduring legacy as a video artist.

The images displayed are videographs, what Sheer calls "painterly images squeezed from the tube."

Video Art by Doug Sheer

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by Doug Sheer

End of our
Summer 2004 Season

ATOA wishes to thank the SOHO20 Chelsea Gallery
The Lily Auchincloss Foundation,
The Lower Manhattan Community Council,
The Bachman Foundation,
The School of Visual Arts (SVA),
and Weinick, Sanders and Leventhal, CPAs, for their generous support.

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