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Three Part Series

June 10th, July 29th, and September 23

Series Sponsor UBS

Featured Speakers

Joy Glidden

With over 30 years’ experience in the nonprofit and commercial contemporary artworld, she founded and served as the executive director of the DUMBO Arts Center (DAC) and the DUMBO Arts Festival in Brooklyn, NY. and was appointed director of Louisiana ArtWorks in New Orleans. She has developed and directed a PBS series that examines the ways in which art impacts our culture and continues to consult on a variety of public and private arts activities. Glidden is the founder of and lead consultant for the Center for the Preservation of Artists’ Legacies.

Paul Laster

is a writer, editor, independent curator, artist, and lecturer. He is a New York desk editor at ArtAsiaPacific and a contributing editor at Whitehot Magazine of Contemporary Art. Laster has organized exhibitions for galleries and nonprofit institutions since 1985. An exhibiting artist, Paul Laster has had 17 solo exhibitions in the United States and Europe and participated in numerous group shows worldwide. As a lecturer and visiting critic, Laster has spoken on art and curatorial practices and the use of the Internet and social media for building careers.

Jennifer McGregor

is a curator and public art expert with substantive experience directing, implementing, and managing contemporary art projects and programs. She directed the Wave Hill Public Garden & Cultural Center visual arts program, curating numerous topical exhibitions that connected the public with nature, culture, and site. She was the first director of New York City’s Percent for Art Program and was instrumental in starting the Public Art Network. She was the consultant for New York City’s Flight 587 Memorial in Belle Harbor, and the New Instructional Building for the Bronx Community College

Topics and Dates

June 10 – Joy Glidden

Begins the 3-day series with in-depth dialogue between sculptural practice and arts administrative expectation. From galleries, RFP’s, commissions, to other resources, this session offers a streamlined approach to artworld mayhem. Each session will allot time for personal shares and Q & A.

July 29 – Paul Laster and Joy Glidden

Addresses the critical approach to thinking from studio to public. Conversations center around the benefits of receiving critical attention on a regional and national level. Who reads reviews? How important are critical reviews to the whole career of an artist and what is an artist’s raisonne. Attending sculptors and speakers will examine the impact of reviews, artists’ current methods for achieving writers’ inquiry, catalogues, resume building, and best practices that lead to scholarly interest.

September 23 – Jennifer McGregor and Joy Glidden

Takes a detailed look at RFP’s, City /State commissions, placement while breaking down tried and true approaches to the administrative process. This session reviews successful methods, strategies, and opportunities of best practice. As the artworld changes to accommodate a digital dominance, checking off the minimum requirements has its advantages.

Venue and Ticket Info

All sessions will run from 9am to 5pm. Lunch and refreshments included. 

Location – Non Profit Center, 89 South Street, Boston, MA (walking distance to South Station)

Tickets – $25 per session for NESA members, $75 per session for non-members

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