Feb
20
5:00 PM17:00

Behind the Scenes Art Tour at Eaton Workshop + Happy Hour

TOUR IS AT CAPACITY BUT DROP IN AT EATON FOR COCKTAILS (DUTCH TREAT) BEGINNING AROUND 6:15 PM.

Join ArtTable DC for a special behind the scenes tour of the new Eaton Workshop hotel with their Director of Culture, Sheldon Scott.

After the tour, join us at the hotel bar for drinks to mingle with new and current AT members (dutch treat). DC-artist and Eaton DC's Director of Culture, Sheldon Scott, will lead us on a unique behind the scenes art tour of the new Eaton Workshop hotel. See large commissioned works created by local artists Zoe Charlton and Erik Thor Sandberg, and learn more about Eaton's multiple portals for engagement: a radio station, cinemas, artist and activist residencies, recording studios, wellness centers, music venues, speaker auditoriums, commissioned artwork, and more.

After the tour, meet us at the hotel bar for drinks (dutch treat) to catch up with members and talk about the tour.

Eaton Workshop is a purpose-driven company at the intersection of culture, media, hospitality, wellness, and progressive social change. Founded by Katherine Lo, whose vision is to reimagine a hotel as a new inclusive gathering place for change-makers and creatives, Eaton consists of distinct parts—Hotel, House, Media, Wellness, and Impact. Collectively, the pillars will serve as an incubator for arts and culture, a beacon for sustainability, a hub for impact initiatives, a holistic healing center, and a global media presence. As a gathering place for change-makers and creatives, Eaton Workshop invites activists, artists and entrepreneurs from around the world to instigate meaningful and positive initiatives on both a local and macro scale, as well as to hang out, indulge and follow their bliss.

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Mar
8
8:00 AM08:00

BreakfastTable with guest Lise Dubé-Scherr

Join ArtTable DC for an informal conversation with Lise Dubé-Scherr, newly appointed President and CEO of International Arts & Artists.

With over 27 years of experience in Canadian and American art and historic house museums, in January 2019 Lise Dubé-Scherr was appointed President and CEO of International Arts & Artists, a Washington, DC based non-profit organization dedicated to increasing cross-cultural understanding and exposure to the arts internationally through exhibitions, programs, and services to artists, arts institutions, and the public.

As the former Director of Museum Affairs at The Preservation Society of Newport County, Lise was responsible for the museum division including curatorial, exhibitions, conservation, collections, interpretation, and education at its eleven historic properties. From 2011-2017, Lise served as the Executive Director of The Richard H. Driehaus Museum, a decorative arts museum housed in a fully restored Gilded Age mansion in Chicago, IL. Lise leverages her extensive experience in audience development to create visitor-centered exhibitions and programs to foster increased visitor engagement and attendance. At both the Driehaus Museum and the Preservation Society, she developed and advanced ambitious new exhibition programs in unconventional settings to diversify and expand traditional historic house museum offerings.

A native of Canada, Lise has held positions at Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal, the National Gallery of Canada, the Allentown Art Museum, and The Mount, Edith Wharton’s Estate & Gardens. She holds a BA in Art History from the University of Calgary and a MA in Art Education from Concordia University in Montreal.

This event is dutch treat. 

Limited street parking, Metro

Thank you to Allison Nance for organizing.

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Mar
13
5:30 PM17:30

Tour: "Eye to I: Self-Portraits from 1900 to Today" with Chief curator Brandon Brame Fortune

Join the National Portrait Gallery’s Chief Curator Brandon Brame Fortune for a tour of the National Portrait Gallery's exhibition, "Eye to I: Self-Portraits from 1900 to Today".

As people are confronted each day with “selfies” via social media and as they continue to examine the fluidity of contemporary identity, this is an opportune time to reassess the significance of self-portraiture in relation to the country’s history and culture.

The exhibition features more than 75 works by artists such as Josef Albers, Patricia Cronin, Imogen Cunningham, Elaine de Kooning, Edward Hopper, Joan Jonas, Jacob Lawrence, Alice Neel, Louise Nevelson, Diego Rivera, Lucas Samaras, Fritz Scholder, Roger Shimomura, Shahzia Sikander and Martin Wong.

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Mar
21
9:45 AM09:45

Curator tour of BETWEEN WORLDS: THE ART OF BILL TRAYLOR led by Leslie Umberger, Curator of Folk and Self-taught Art

Bill Traylor’s (ca. 1853-1949) life bridged disparate worlds: rural and urban, black and white, old and new. Born in antebellum Alabama, Traylor’s experience spanned the Civil War, Emancipation, Reconstruction, Jim Crow segregation, the Great Migration—and though it all, the steady rise of African American urban culture in the South. After seven decades of rural life and farm labor, Traylor moved into the cityscape of segregated Montgomery. In his last years, he began to draw and paint the stories and memories of his life. Traylor became an artist at a time and in a place where personal expression for black Americans posed great risk, yet the images he made boldly attest to his own existence and point of view.

When Traylor died, he left behind the only known body of drawn and painted work to chart this complex, drawn out moment between slavery and civil rights. Between Worlds: The Art of Bill Traylor is the first major retrospective ever organized for an artist born enslaved, and the most comprehensive look at Bill Traylor’s work to date.

Those attending the tour will need to enter the museum through the doors at 8th and G Streets, NW, on the north side of the building. Meet in the lobby.

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Mar
26
4:30 PM16:30

Collector's visit with Linda Kaplan

Linda Kaplan Collection

Linda Kaplan’s collection focuses on American Art between World War I and II. Carefully honed and edited, it illustrates many of the different phases of American Modernism such as Precisionism, Regionalism, and African American art. Some of the artists represented are Dove, Sheeler, Joseph Stella, Lozowick, Oscar Bluemner, Francis Criss, Paul Cadmus, Elie Nadelman, Ralston Crawford, Jacob Lawrence, Grant Wood, Thomas Hart Benton, George Ault, Marsden Hartley and Guy Pene du Bois.

Kaplan’s other focus is on American 20th and 21st century sculptor's drawings. The entire collection was promised to the Phillips Collection within the past 10 years. The drawings are not images of sculpture but instead represent images or ideas by sculptors. The artists represented are Tony Smith, Fred Wilson, Whitfield Lovell, Jose de Rivera, John Storrs, Nevelson, Arneson, Louise Bourgeois, Dorothy Dehner, Lee Bontecou, Jay de Feo, Jae Ko, Joel Shapiro, Kendall Buster, Theodore Roszak, Bill Christenberry.

Linda Lichtenberg Kaplan has been a professional in the art museum world since the early 60's. In 1962 she worked as Assistant to the Director of the Corcoran. She later worked on a special project for the National Trust for Historic Preservation, managing one of the first grants from the NEA, to organize two seminars on historic houses. Kaplan served as the Head of PR and Special Events at the Washington Gallery of Modern Art for several years, and then led a project to place contemporary art in public spaces with developers. In addition, she worked with the 1% for art project sponsored by the city, as the Assistant Director of the gallery at the University of Maryland, bought the first corporate collection in Washington for the Cafritz Company and was the first curator for the Artery Organzation. She is a board certified appraiser of 20th century American Art (1900-1980).

MEMBERS ONLY

Location will be sent to registrants one week prior.

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Feb
7
8:00 AM08:00

BreakfastTable with guest Jessica Stafford Davis, founder of The Agora Culure LLC

SOLD OUT

Join us for an informal conversation with Jessica.

Please join ArtTable DC for an informal conversation with Jessica Stafford Davis, founder of The Agora Culure LLC. The Agora Culture LLC,(TAC) a national online multicultural arts platform that supports emerging artists of color and collectors through educational programming, art salons, and its annual Art On the Vine exhibition in Martha’s Vineyard. One of the only contemporary African-American art fairs presenting critically-acclaimed, institutional-level work in the United States, Art On the Vine also features a four-week residency named for acclaimed visual artists, Augusta Savage, and Norman Lewis. Through the Savage-Lewis residency, selected artists are provided with an opportunity to collaborate and create new works as part of an effort to help them grow and explore their creative practices.

Ms. Stafford Davis's mission to highlight African-American artists extends into her special curatorial projects including her most recent exhibition of Jon-Serie Goff's work in collaboration with the Middleburg Film Festival. RECLAMATION, inspired by the history of Middleburg, Virginia was an exhibition that centered enslaved and free Black laborers whose presence and history had long been forgotten by the general public. She has also been announced as the curator for By the People, an arts and dialogue festival, slated for June 2019 in Washington D.C. and presented by Halcyon.

In addition, Ms. Stafford Davis is the 2018 and first recipient of the Arena Stage Emerging Leader Award. She currently serves as a member of the George Mason University School of Art Advisory Board and is an ArtTable member. She has served as a board member of Washington Project for the Arts, The Smith Center for Healing in the Arts. She is a graduate of George Mason University and resides in McLean, Virginia with her two sons.


This event is dutch treat. 

Limited street parking, Metro, Valet

Thank you to Gay Hanna for organizing.

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Jan
17
9:00 AM09:00

Technology Tour "Hirshhorn Eye" (Hi) and a visit to Lozano-Hemmer's "Pulse" exhibition

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Join ArtTable for a behind-the-scenes conversation on the latest technology initiatives from the Hirshhorn Museum. Test out their new mobile experience and tour their largest interactive technology exhibition to date, three major installations from Rafael Lozano-Hemmer’s Pulse series come together for the artist’s DC debut.

Hirshhorn Eye (Hi for short) is a revolutionary in-gallery art guide that uses image recognition to scan art as you go, instantly unlocking exclusive artist videos and insider info. Its web-based platform and image recognition capabilities go beyond the technology of other museums’ mobile guides with more than 150 pieces of unique content, from Yayoi Kusama’s “Pumpkin” to Mark Bradford’s “Pickett’s Charge.”

Hi was recently awarded “Best App” at the prestigious International Design and Communication Awards. This groundbreaking project brought together three vendors for the first time: Linked By Air (technical development and UX design), Antenna International (visitor guide) and Captain and the Fox (video production), all of whom worked with Hirshhorn staff for more than a year.

Join us for an exclusive chat and Q&A with AT members Alice Walker, Director of Creative Strategy & Global Head of Interactive Design at Antenna International, and Hilary-Morgan Watt, Digital Engagement Manager at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. 9:00 a.m. Check-in and networking in the lobby, Dolcezza Coffee dutch treat 9:15 a.m. Remarks and Tour

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Jan
4
8:00 AM08:00

BreakfastTable with guest Monica O. Montgomery

Join us for an informal conversation with Monica, Executive Director of Prince Georges African American Museum and Cultural Center.

Monica is an arts + culture innovator using creativity and narrative as a means of bridging the gap between people and movements. As an independent curator, museum consultant and  keynote speaker, she uses her platforms to be in service to society. She is co founder and strategic director of Museum Hue a multicultural platform advancing diversity, equity & inclusion initiatives for people of color, in arts, culture, museums and creative economy. Her work with Museum Hue includes career coaching for emerging and established museum professionals, teaching artists and culture workers, executive coaching with arts leaders and museum and university trainings around strengthening diverse career pipelines, cultural sensitivity and moderating panels, mentorathons, and POC led tours and talks. She works internationally to facilitate diversity, equity & inclusion initiatives with clients throughout Europe, Africa and North America. 

Monica advocates globally for social justice and relevance embedded in museum practice. She is the founder and curator of Museum of Impact, a mobile social justice museum, having curated 40+ exhibits at the intersection of art, activism + society. Museum of Impact partners with local communities in everyday spaces to decolonize museums. By amplifying social movements, MOI is striving to create a more just, connected, and compassionate society, transforming audiences from bystanders to Upstanders! 

This event is dutch treat. 

Limited street parking, Dupont Circle Metro

Thank you to Tiffany Williams for organizing.

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Dec
19
5:30 PM17:30

Happy Holidays Party and collection visit

Join ArtTable DC chapter to celebrate the holidays with a special open house and tour with collectors Beverly and Chris With. Family and prospective members are welcome. 

Beverly and Chris With are pleased to open their home to ArtTable members for holiday cheer and a tour of their extensive collection of works on paper. They began collecting prints and drawings in the 1970s and what started as a tentative hobby has developed into a full blown passion. Works of art fill every space in their home, and yet they continue to grow their collection.

In general, there are three central focuses: German Expressionism, California modernism of the 1950s through the 70s, and works by contemporary Washington DC area artists. Simultaneously, they are intent upon finding good homes for their “children.” Much of the collection has been given or promised to the National Gallery of Art, The Phillips Collection, the National Museum of Women in the Arts, and Georgetown University.



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Dec
7
8:00 AM08:00

BreakfastTable with guest Fanna Gebreyesus

Please join ArtTable DC for an informal conversation with Fanna Gebreyesus, Curatorial Associate at Glenstone Museum. 

Gebreyesus manages publications and art photography, and collaborates on exhibition planning and public programming. She joined Glenstone in 2016 in anticipation of the museum’s opening of the Pavilions this year. Before Glenstone, she worked on several projects for National Geographic Magazine ranging from infographics research to set design, and completed curatorial and education internships at The Philips Collection and the Freer | Sackler Museum. This year she was selected as a juror for The Art League’s 2020 Solo Exhibits. 

Born in St. Louis, Missouri, and raised in the D.C. metro area, she holds an MA in art history from American University, and a dual-BA in English and Art History from the University of Maryland, College Park. 

This event is dutch treat. 

Limited street parking, Dupont Circle Metro

Thank you to Hilary-Morgan Watt for organizing.

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Nov
15
8:30 AM08:30

Fall breakfast with Jessica Porter, the new executive director of ArtTable

Meet the new executive director and learn about her vision for ArtTable's future. Join us for an intimate gathering and fundraiser at the Georgetown home of cochair of the DC chapter Ruth Abrahams in support of the DC chapter.


This event will help support mentoring, the Faith Flanagan Fellows program, State of Art / DC, and other initiatives.

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Nov
14
5:30 PM17:30

REMIX: Open house with ArtTable's new executive director, Jessica Porter

Join us at the annual REMIX party! Meet fellow members, new members, colleagues, and friends. Get an insider's peek at upcoming programs for 2019. Special guest Jessica Porter will be on hand to answer your questions and to share with us her vision for ArtTable's future.

Potential members and friends welcome. DC chapter's all volunteer executive committee will be on hand as well. Bring your ideas!

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Nov
10
11:00 AM11:00

Studio visit with Julie Wolfe

Join us for a morning visit with artist Julie Wolfe at her studio. The premise of Wolfe’s work is the interdependence found within systems of natural order and human interaction. It is conceived by gathering data relating to biological, social and cultural evolution and transformation found in the natural environment, social settings and scientific, technical and philosophical writing. Wolfe works with a myriad of materials including water, light, chemical and organic compounds, photographs, salvaged books and other found objects. She paints large abstract works, creates conceptual installations and renders detailed drawings evoking scientific textbooks, mapping patterns and geometric networks.

Julie Wolfe (American, born 1963) is a visual and conceptual artist living and working in Washington, DC. Her work is exhibited and collected internationally and has been featured in ARTnews, BBC America and Hyperallergic. In 2017, she exhibited at HEMPHILL Fine Arts in Washington, DC and at the American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center. She recently completed a residency at AGA LAB in Amsterdam, the Netherlands where she fabricated the Landview Effect portfolio. Wolfe received a BFA in Painting and Art History from The University of Texas, Austin, TX.

Location will sent with confirmation email when you register. Her studio is conveniently located in the District.

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Nov
5
9:30 AM09:30

Haitian Embassy Art Tour

Join ArtTable DC for a morning tour of the Embassy of Haiti's amazing art collection. ArtTable members will enjoy special access to the collection complemented by a tour with ArtTable member Toni Monnin, director emerita of Galerie Monnin which continues as the oldest contemporary art gallery in Haiti.

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Nov
2
8:00 AM08:00

BreakfastTable with guest Danielle Glosser

ArtTable is delighted to host Danielle Glosser who is the Founder and Principal of Client Raiser, a business dedicated to helping artists to increase their client volume and the visibility of their art. Since 2014, she has worked with dozens of artists across the country in support of their professional goals. Emerging and established artists alike begin with Client Raiser’s in-depth interview process, which results in a tangible assessment of their art practices and concrete next steps for advancing their careers.

Prior to launching Client Raiser, Danielle implemented social justice initiatives at The White House and in communities across the country that required her to manage complex projects with multiple constituents. Inspired by collecting art, Danielle was exposed to the unique career challenges that artists face and was moved to use her professional skills in strategic planning, project management, research, writing, and networking to support their aspirations.

Danielle is a 25-year resident of Washington, D.C. She has led workshops and partnered with arts organizations across the region, including Washington Project for the Arts, Gateway Arts District, Artomatic, District of Columbia Arts Center, Montgomery Arts Association, Capitol Hill Arts League, Washington Sculptors Group, Women’s Caucus for Art and the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities.

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Oct
11
8:00 AM08:00

BreakfastTable with Jennifer Duncan

Please join ArtTable DC for an informal conversation with Jennifer Duncan, Director of the Foundation for Art and Preservation in Embassies (FAPE).

Since 2002, Jennifer Duncan has served as the Director of the Foundation for Art and Preservation in Embassies (FAPE) – the leading non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing the United States’ image abroad through American art in U.S. embassies around the world. As Director, Jennifer’s responsibilities include the overall management of FAPE, including Board relations, art projects, fundraising and membership. She is the principal liaison between FAPE and the U.S. Department of State, and executes FAPE’s Annual Events for artist and donor recognition in Washington, DC.

For more than 15 years, Jennifer has led efforts to commission preeminent American artists to donate works to U.S. embassies for its Site-Specific Collection. She has managed the commission, installation and fundraising processes for these projects. Jennifer graduated with an Art History degree from the University of Pittsburgh, and is a Board member and Treasurer of the Association of Professional Art Advisors. She is also a member of ArtTable.

This event is Dutch treat.

Thank you Caitlin Berry for organizing this program.

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Oct
9
5:30 PM17:30

Curators’ Walking Tour of "Burning Man"

Discover the outdoor sculptures of "No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man" and the Golden Triangle neighborhood during an ArtTable walking tour this fall!

"No Spectators" brings alive the maker culture and creative spirit of Burning Man, transporting the large-scale work from the desert gathering to the nation’s capital. The Smithsonian American Art Museum’s Renwick Gallery has expanded beyond its walls for the first time through an outdoor extension produced in partnership with DC’s Golden Triangle Business Improvement District.

"No Spectators: Beyond the Renwick", displays six sculptures from Burning Man throughout the surrounding Golden Triangle neighborhood. Our conversation will be led by the Renwick Gallery’s Lloyd Herman Curator of Craft, Nora Atkinson and the Golden Triangle BID’s Public Space Activation Curator, Karyn Miller, and Senior Director of Planning and Policy, David Suls. We’ll explore works by artists Jack Champion, Mr. and Mrs. Ferguson, HYBYCOZO, Laura Kimpton with Jeff Schomberg, Mischell Riley, and Kate Raudenbush.

After the tour, our group will gather for a happy hour to continue the discussion- dutch treat. Tour begins at 5:30pm and lasts for one hour, meet on the steps of the Renwick Gallery. We recommend comfortable walking shoes, and you can preview the map of locations at this link.
Thank you to Karyn Miller, Golden Triangle BID, for organizing this event with ArtTable.

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Sep
13
6:00 PM18:00

DinnerTable with the new Director of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Stephanie Stebich

SOLD OUT

Join ArtTable for an intimate dinner and conversation with Stephanie Stebich at the home of Amy and Josh Kuhnert.

Stephanie Stebich was named Director of the Smithsonian American Art Museum in 2017 where she is responsible for the nation’s premier collection of American art and major exhibition, research, publication, education and digital-media programs at the museum and its Renwick Gallery. She is also a trustee of the American Alliance of Museums and chairs its Global Steering Committee.

Before coming to Washington, D.C., Stebich had been executive director of the Tacoma Art Museum since 2005. Stebich was assistant director of the Minneapolis Institute of Arts from 2001 to 2004 and assistant director at the Cleveland Museum of Art from 1995 to 2001. She was previously a trustee of the Association of Art Museum Directors from 2010 to 2012, where she led and implemented its diversity initiative as chair of the membership committee.

Please note: Seating is very limited.

Thank you to Amy and Josh Kuhnert for hosting this event.

Special thanks to the sponsorship of Huntington T. Block Insurance.

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Sep
8
4:00 PM16:00

Visit Workhouse Arts Center--celebrating their 10th anniversary!

Join ArtTable DC for a summer afternoon at Workhouse Arts Center where we will view the current solo show, Hanna Vogel: The Weight of Air. The Weight of Air is an immersive exhibition exploring ideas of growth and tenacity. Hanna Vogel’s delicate installation works address body and self-image reflected in the space we inhabit through physical and spatial consideration. By openly unveiling environmental vulnerabilities, these objects call on the viewer to examine the entropic nature of their own human makeup and its relationship to its surroundings.

The visit to The Weight of Air exhibition will be followed by a brief tour of 65+ artist studios, 3 remaining gallery spaces and the newly, renovated prison museum each apart on the 55-acre campus of Workhouse Arts Center. In celebration of the Art Center’s 10-year anniversary week other activities such as live bands, food trucks and the creation of a community mural will also take place that evening.

Join us and explore Workhouse Arts Center’s mission first hand – to grow and support a vibrant arts center that offers engaging opportunities and inspirational experiences in visual arts, performing arts, history, and education.

Estimated tour time is 1.5 hours followed by a reception.

The Workhouse Arts Center is a Virginia not-for-profit corporation that was created for the purpose of planning, developing and fundraising a self- sustaining arts space. The primary goal has been and remains the renovation, preservation and reuse of the former District of Columbia Complex’s Workhouse facilities. Officially transitioned from the District of Columbia Prison Complex to Workhouse Arts Center in 2008, the organization now sits on 55-acres of land surrounded by rolling hills, featuring 3 main gallery spaces, near 100 artist studios and hosts an array of arts education courses, festivals and performances.

Carpool will be arranged. Please email dc@arttable.org and specify whether you are interested in joining a carpool or interested in driving.

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Sep
6
8:00 AM08:00

BreakfastTable

Please join ArtTable DC for an informal conversation with Alissa Maru, Director of Dupont Underground.

Alissa Maru is a seasoned event producer, creative consultant, and curator. As the Director at the Dupont Underground, she brings her knowledge of alternative art space activation and art curation under one roof. Dupont Underground is a subterranean trolley station turned arts and events space. Between 2011-2014, Maru was the Director of Operations for Art All Night DC: Nuit Blanche, a one-night art pop-up festival in Washington, D.C. For five years she served as the Special Events Manager for the National Cherry Blossom Festival and DowntownDC BID, where she provided coordinated production for the Festivals’ famed Parade and community stages. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing from Howard University (Washington, DC) and a Master of Arts degree in Marketing and Communications from the London Metropolitan University (London, England). She is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

This event is Dutch treat.

Thank you Allison Nance for organizing this program

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Jul
12
8:00 AM08:00

BreakfastTable

Guest: Elizabeth Carberry


Elizabeth Carberry is Creative Operations Director of ArtSee, which she founded In 2011. ArtSee is a place where artists can receive the help necessary to support their arts career. ArtSee's scope also includes arts management, communications and exhibition curation for artists and small businesses through the DC area. Carberry is fueled by the creative energy and people with whom she gets to interact daily in the Washington, DC area arts community. 

This event is dutch treat. The nearest Metro station is the Dupont Circle stop on the red line.

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Jun
7
8:00 AM08:00

BreakfastTable

GUEST: NANCY SAUSSER

Please join ArtTable DC for an informal conversation with Nancy Sausser, Exhibitions Director, McLean Project for the Arts (MPA). 

Nancy Sausser has had a long career as an arts administrator, and is currently the Curator and Exhibitions Director at McLean Project for the Arts.  She has been curating exhibitions for over twenty-five years, previously at Montpelier Cultural Arts Center and Harmony Hall Regional Center, both in Maryland and has worked to bring more art into the public schools as the Arts in Education Director at the Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County. She holds a B.A. in Studio Art form Kenyon College and an M.F.A. in Sculpture from the University of Washington in Seattle.

This event is Dutch treat.

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May
17
5:30 PM17:30

Collection Tour: Aimee and Robert Lehrman

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Robert Lehrman has been collecting art since 1979 and has focused primarily on the “art of our times.” Robert & Aimee Lehrman’s collection includes painting and sculpture, which begins with post-pop and consists predominantly of American and European contemporary art. Artists in his collection include Andy Warhol, Ai Weiwei, Damien Hirst, Agnes Martin, Gerhard Richter, David Hammons and considerable depth in the works of Joseph Cornell.

Mr. Lehrman is founder and president of The Voyager Foundation, a nonprofit organization which collaborated with the Smithsonian American Art Museum to produce an award-winning interactive publication, Joseph Cornell:  Shadowplay…Eterniday, which has created a new prototype for interactive arts education.

Mr. Lehrman has lectured on contemporary art appreciation at museums, universities, and art schools across America.  Robert & Aimee believe that in addition to being personally rewarding, collecting art and supporting art organizations and their related activities is an important civic responsibility. Robert Lehrman is on the Board of Trustees of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, where he was the Chairman of the Board between 1998 and 2003.

This program is reserved for ArtTable MEMBERS-ONLY due to anticipated demand.  Please arrive prior to the 5 pm start time. We will not be able to admit those arriving late.  Address will be provided following registration.Details coming soon.

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Apr
25
6:30 PM18:30

Career Development Panel 4.25.18

CANCELLED--rescheduled for October

Multiple Generations in the Workplace:
Stories and Strategies

Today, any given arts organization can have up to five generations working side-by-side, with each generation having different approaches, expectations, and philosophies. In this casual evening, meet representatives from the "millennial" generation and beyond as they share stories and strategies around how they recognize generational differences in work styles, solve related conflicts, and use assets from each generation's toolkit to work together successfully. Anyone who has to manage younger staff, or younger professionals who want to learn to "manage up" will benefit from this evening.
 
-Hilary-Morgan Watt, Digital Engagement Manager, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
-Tiffany Williams, Assistant Curator, Art in Embassies, US Department of State
-Mika Yoshitake, Independent Curator, (former Curator, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden) 
-Helen Frederick, Professor (Emerita), School of Art, George Mason University
-Suzan Jenkins, CEO, Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County

Moderated by Claire Huschle, Director, Scaffold

$8 members / $15 guests.

Members please bring colleagues and guests. 
Non-members may register ($15) by emailing Martha at dc@arttable.org
You may register for one or both sessions.

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Apr
18
6:30 PM18:30

Career Development Panels: Panel #1-April 18 / Panel #2 TBD Fall 2108

Consulting & Freelancing: Making the Leap

Have you considered leaving your organization to try your hand at consulting? Does the appeal of flexible hours and choice of projects sound appealing? What are the risks associated with striking out on one's own? What are the benefits? This panel brings together four women who have successfully transitioned into consulting and freelance work, each with different reasons and trajectories.
 
-Alison McNeil, Founder and Chief Creative Officer, McNeil Creative Enterprises
-Carlyn Madden, Principal, Carlyn Madden Consulting Services
-Edith Graves, Director of Communications, Anthony Wilder Design/Build and Studio E Partners
-Marsha Semmel, Principal, Marsha Semmel Consulting,
 formerly Director, Institute of Museum and Library Services

Alison McNeil carefully planned the transition for several years, whereas Carlyn Madden turned to consulting when full-time employment ended suddenly. Marsha Semmel will talk about consulting as a gradual step towards retirement, and Edith Graves will talk about why she returned to an organization after years as a freelancer.
 
If you are considering striking out on your own, you won't want to miss this event!
 
Moderated by Claire Huschle, Director, Scaffold

$8 members, $15 guests and non-members.

Members please bring colleagues and guests.
Non-members may register ($15) by emailing Martha at dc@arttable.org
You may register for one or both sessions.

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Apr
5
8:00 AM08:00

BreakfastTable

GUEST: HOLLY GARNER

Come for breakfast and an informal conversation with Holly Garner of Instagram DC (IGDC) and the National Gallery of Art. Garner is the founder of local photography group Instagram DC (@igdc). IGDC offers special access meet-ups at museums, cultural institutions and iconic DC sites for the photo community, as well as a forum for the resulting photos.

The @igdc account has over 48k followers with 935k photos tagged with #igdc. Garner’s collaborations with local museums and galleries have been groundbreaking and have helped those institutions build new communities and embrace digital audiences. Garner also is an Assistant Registrar for Collections at the National Gallery with over 10 years of experience in art acquisitions, collections care, shipping, exhibitions, loans and art storage.

This event is dutch treat.

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Mar
28
7:00 PM19:00

Around the Table--Book club

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Book club is sold out. Please let us know of your interest to be placed on the waitlist.

We love good conversation and a chance to get to know fellow ArtTable members. Yet we are all just so busy with work, kids, and keeping up with the information onslaught (or deleting it). And on top of that we do pro bono work and try to contribute to discourse in the arts. It is hard to even find a free moment to read!. Let's carve out a few evenings per year for discussion with women friends, in an art-book-club we are naming "Around the Table".

THEME: Art books! Including biographies, memoirs, fiction
WHAT: Intimate and informal gatherings with conversation, wine, and snacks
WHEN: 4 x year, weekday evenings--first meeting proposed for late March 2018
MEMBERSHIP: Year commitment. Free.
WHERE: First meeting will be held at the home of Cathryn Keller
HOW TO SIGN UP
Book club is limited to 15 members who will meet quarterly. If you would like to join, please be prepared to attend all four sessions. Dates for meetings will be provided in advance. Proposed dates are third week of March and June, with fall dates to be selected by the group. 

Sign up by emailing dc@arttable.org or by sending the form below.

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Mar
12
6:00 PM18:00

A Dark and Scandalous Rockfall / Una Oscura y Escandalosa Caìda de Piedras: Perla Krauze and Barbara Liotta

Join curator Laura Roulet and featured artist Barbara Liotta on a tour of "A Dark and Scandalous Rockfall", an exhibition that connects two women sculptors from both sides of the Mexican-United States border in a collaborative installation. The title is drawn from the poem “Dry Rain” by Mexican poet Pedro Serrano, which begins: “At times the poem is a collapse/ a slow and painful landslide/ a dark and scandalous rockfall.” Given the painful and precarious state of U.S.-Mexican relations, this exhibition presents a healing gesture, recognizing the history that our cultures share.

The central element is a gallery-length, collaborative sculpture, constructed entirely of locally-sourced stone with Perla Krauze’s black slate hugging the floor and Barbara Liotta’s jagged rock suspended in the air. Perla Krauze and Barbara Liotta are both inspired by Minimalism, Land and environmental art of the 1970s. They also share a Jewish heritage, though the vagaries of the Eastern European Jewish diaspora meant that Krauze would be born in Mexico City and Liotta would grow up in Shaker Heights, Ohio. Krauze currently lives and works in Mexico City. Liotta lives and works in Washington D.C.

This exhibition is curated by Laura Roulet. Tour includes the public rooms at the Institute. Wine and snacks will be served.

Fees: $5 members, $8 guests.

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