It's been 3 weeks and I don't know why I'm still exhausted, I did want to finish writing about the conference while its still fresh in my mind. After 14 gallery shows and a lovely dinner at Napi's the next morning (Saturday) began with a panel discussion on Creativity and How one works...Using them to create original works of art with your own unique voice. What is the spark that generates ideas? How do we fan those sparks into a blaze of inspiration? And how to we keep that inspirational blaze aflame throughout the months and years of a practice? It was a great panel. Paula Roland, Pamela Blum, Toby Sisson, Howard Hersh, Eileen Wagner - and Joanne Mattera moderated.
|The full panel|
|Joanne Mattera Moderating|
|Pamela Blum, from New York|
Pamela Blum: Taked about Encoding, Decoding Meaning in Our Work
|Paula Roland, from New Mexico|
Paula Roland: Spoke about Developing Materials, Technique, Form, Content
|Toby Sisson, from Massachusetes|
Toby Sisson, Talked about Critique as a Way to Develop Your Vision
|Elise Wagner, from Portland Oregon|
Elise Wagner: Spoke about The Influence of Science on her Art
|Howard Hersh, from San Fransisco|
Howard Hersh: Putting it into Practice
All of these artists spoke about their creative process. All were completely different, all extremely inspiring.
Then everyone took a delicious lunch break, which by the way was the first meal by the Provincetown Inn. The lunches were so bad last year that we (Joanne & I threatened to not do the food with them, they assured us they had a new chef, and they wanted to to a buffet - they assured us that it would be great. Joanne, came down and we did a taste test. It went very well. So...how was it? People thought it was GREAT! We felt very relieved.
Then more demos and talks happened. More paint was bought, more friendships were made, art was selling in the galleries....
|Networking in the back of the Mayflower Room|
|David A Clark|
|View of the beautiful fog out the window|
|Cari hooked up some volunteers|
|Over 300 postcards were donated for Scholarships for next years Conference|
|I bought that Amy Arledge sheep up above|
|Oh is that a Joanne Mattera?|
|Oh....and a Cherie Mittenthal, I think Hylla bought that one!|
|So many choice, lots of great postcards|
|You'd think this was our comedy routine, not sure what I said that was funny.|
|Nice sized room, the Mayflower room where lots of big talks took place|
|So this is what our Keynote was talking about|
|Edward Winkleman, was a great Keynote|
|He took questions throughout the night|
With an edgy program in his Chelsea gallery, a visible presence in the international art fair scene, and an eminently informative book, How to Start and Run a Commercial Art Gallery, Edward represents a new generation of engaged, active and interactive dealers. And with his eponymous blog, he is a beacon for artists seeking to understand the inner workings of the gallery system.
Edward began his art career with a series of guerrilla-style exhibitions called "hit & run" that took place in empty warehouses in New York and London. In 2001 he co-founded Plus Ultra Gallery in the Williamsburg district of Brooklyn with artist Joshua Stern. Moving into Chelsea in 2006, the space became Winkleman Gallery to reflect a change in ownership. Murat Orozobekov became co-owner of the gallery in 2007. Orozobekov and Winkleman co-founded the Moving Image art fair in March 2011. Focused on video and moving-image-based sculptures and installation, Moving Image took place in New York and London in its inaugural year. In addition to his book and blog, Edward is a contributing editor to Art World Salon.
He was fabulous, and I got home by 11:00.