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Oct
19
6:30 PM18:30

Copyright & Appropriation Issues in Art

Copyright and appropriation issues in art are becoming increasingly complicated as well as fascinating. With the increased use of images online, particularly in social media like Instagram, the legal issues for artists become more at issue. Barbara Hoffman, Art Lawyer, will walk us through the issues affecting artists today. With the backdrop of the current exhibition, Taking Heart in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction by Jason Bryant and Charles Cohen we will have the opportunity to look first hand at particular examples in the gallery. 

About the Instructor:
Barbara T. Hoffman, principal, is a pre-eminent arts, cultural heritage and cultural institution lawyer in New York City providing transactional advice and litigation services to the domestic and international arts and cultural community. Her more than 35 years in the field of art law, representing artists, museums, collectors, artist and other charitable foundations, galleries and foreign governments has given her wide expertise on matters involving art, antiques and cultural property transactions, including art gallery and auction house consignments, gifts of art, copyright and artist's rights, and nonprofit issues of governance and conflict of interest. She is a pioneer in the field of public art and developed, for the New York City Bar Association, the model contract for the field. She has represented a majority of renowned artists working in the public realm with projects worldwide involving large scale private and public scales from memorials to AIA award-winning artist-architect collaborations from Battery Park to Shanghai and points in between. She is included in New York Magazine's Best Lawyers for 2010-2011, 2012, Marquis Who's Who and Super Lawyers (2010-2016), and the Wall Street Journal Best Women Lawyers in New York (2016). She is a Fellow of the American Bar Association.

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Sep
27
6:00 PM18:00

Monthly Artist Salon

The unofficial motto of French Enlightenment salons is politesse, civilité, honnêteté (politeness, civility, and honesty). The form is meant to be egalitarian with a horizontal distribution of power with a host who chooses guests and subject matter. 

Our September salon is an opportunity for artists to meet and engage on the topic of Artist Organizations--what do artists need today, what should organizations provide, how can artists better engage with one another and more! 

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Artist Workshop: How to Prepare for a Studio Visit
Jun
21
7:00 PM19:00

Artist Workshop: How to Prepare for a Studio Visit

A studio visit can make or break career opportunities for an artist. Whether a curator is looking to include art in an exhibition, a collector is coming to view a body of work, or a dealer is interested in representing your work, there is a certain art to the visit.  Heather Zises, an independent curator, will guide you on best practices for a studio visit including what to say, how to display your work, and which rules to break, if any.

FREE

About the Instructor

Heather Zises is a Brooklyn based writer, curator and Founder of READart, an independent platform for contemporary art and visual culture. With a background at Pace Gallery and Phillips, Heather collaborates with companies and nonprofits on various art initiatives. Heather’s essays, reviews, and interviews have been published in books, magazines, and exhibition catalogues, including Whitehot, Fjords Review, PREGAME and The Excellent People. Heather has participated as a curatorial juror for various organizations such as UrbanGlass and has conducted curatorial critiques at project spaces like Kunstraum. Raised in Boston as a ballerina, Heather graduated from Cornell University with a BA in English and Dance, and has a MA from Christie’s Education. Currently, Heather is completing her first book, 50 Contemporary Women Artists, which will be published by Schiffer Publishing in Winter 2018.

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Artist Workshop: How to Prepare for a Studio Visit
May
20
2:00 PM14:00

Artist Workshop: How to Prepare for a Studio Visit

A studio visit can make or break career opportunities for an artist. Whether a curator is looking to include art in an exhibition, a collector is coming to view a body of work, or a dealer is interested in representing your work, there is a certain art to the visit.  Heather Zises, an independent curator, will guide you on best practices for a studio visit including what to say, how to display your work, and which rules to break, if any.

Saturday, May 20, 2-3pm
Equity Gallery, 245 Broome Street, NYC
FREE

About the Instructor

Heather Zises is a Brooklyn based writer, curator and Founder of READart, an independent platform for contemporary art and visual culture. With a background at Pace Gallery and Phillips, Heather collaborates with companies and nonprofits on various art initiatives. Heather’s essays, reviews, and interviews have been published in books, magazines, and exhibition catalogues, including Whitehot, Fjords Review, PREGAME and The Excellent People. Heather has participated as a curatorial juror for various organizations such as UrbanGlass and has conducted curatorial critiques at project spaces like Kunstraum. Raised in Boston as a ballerina, Heather graduated from Cornell University with a BA in English and Dance, and has a MA from Christie’s Education. Currently, Heather is completing her first book, 50 Contemporary Women Artists, which will be published by Schiffer Publishing in Winter 2018.

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Artist Workshop: Writing and Editing Artist Statements 101
Apr
1
2:00 PM14:00

Artist Workshop: Writing and Editing Artist Statements 101

Explore the basics of writing and editing artist statements that clearly communicate who you are and what you do to a broad range of audiences. Learn about the purpose of writing such a statement, the components of an effective one, and how to keep it updated on a regular basis. Time permitting, this hour-long workshop will include personalized feedback from the instructor.

Artists should bring a copy of their most recent artist statement and 2-4 images of works that represent their artistic practice.

FREE.

About the Instructor

Shama Rahman is a marketing specialist passionate about widening access to cultural institutions for all audiences. She has leveraged this skill in roles at institutions throughout New York City including the Guggenheim Museum and the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and has developed successful outreach campaigns for exhibitions such as Transitions: New Photography from Bangladesh at the Bronx Museum of the Arts. In addition to creating content strategies, Shama has led writing workshops at Equity Gallery and Mana Contemporary. She currently serves as the Senior Marketing Coordinator at the Whitney Museum of American Art.

RSVP: info@nyartistsequity.org

 

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Artist Workshop: RES 101: Info on Artist Residencies
Feb
1
6:30 PM18:30

Artist Workshop: RES 101: Info on Artist Residencies

Free.  RSVP: info@nyartistsequity.org

Agenda

  1. 30 Minutes: Who? What? Where? When? Why? of Residencies
    1. Describe the basics of Artist Residencies and the importance
    2. 5 Quick Application Tips 
    3. Questions
  2. 30 Minutes: Artist Residency Fortune Telling
    1. Attendees tell us basic parameters about their artistic practice 
    2. We list between 1-5 artist residencies that fit their practice and need 

About RES

RES is a united database of artist residency opportunities that will automatically match artists with open calls that they're eligible for. By bringing together more than a dozen existing platforms, like Residency Unlimited, Rate My Artist Residency, and China Residencies (current members of the New Museum’s incubator for art, technology & design, NEW INC), RES will allow professionals and students in the creative field to connect with over 5,000 different residencies, fellowships, travel grants, and opportunities to create and show their work. Founded by Katrina Neumann, Kira Simon-Kennedy, and Sebastien Sanz de Santa Maria in 2016.

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Artist Workshop: Writing and Editing Artist Statements 101
Dec
10
2:00 PM14:00

Artist Workshop: Writing and Editing Artist Statements 101

Explore the basics of writing and editing artist statements that clearly communicate who you are and what you do to a broad range of audiences. Learn about the purpose of writing such a statement, the components of an effective one, and how to keep it updated on a regular basis. Time permitting, this hour-long workshop will include personalized feedback from the instructor.

Artists should bring a copy of their most recent artist statement and 2-4 images of works that represent their artistic practice.

FREE.

About the Instructor

Shama Rahman is a marketing specialist passionate about widening access to cultural institutions for all audiences. She has leveraged this skill in roles at institutions throughout New York City including the Guggenheim Museum and the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and has developed successful outreach campaigns for exhibitions such as Transitions: New Photography from Bangladesh at the Bronx Museum of the Arts. In addition to creating content strategies, Shama has led writing workshops at Equity Gallery and Mana Contemporary. She currently serves as the Senior Marketing Coordinator at the Whitney Museum of American Art.

RSVP: info@nyartistsequity.org

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Screening of Jean Genet's Un Chant D'Amour
Nov
29
6:30 PM18:30

Screening of Jean Genet's Un Chant D'Amour

Held in conjunction with Like Smoke

Please join us at Equity Gallery (245 Broome Street, New York, NY) November 29th at 6:30PM for a special screening of Jean Genet's only directorial work Un Chant d'Amour alongside a live musical performance by the PUBLIQuartet. The 25-minute silent black and white film will be screened inside the gallery where the New York-based quartet will improvise, responding to the film's undertones using string instruments. Please stay after the screening to enjoy the group exhibition Like Smoke as the live score continues to accompany the event.  

PUBLIQuartet, The Met's current quartet-in-residence, has performed in a diverse range of venues from Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall to the Detroit Institute of Arts, Dizzy’s Club Coca Cola and Newport Jazz Festival. They have been presented by such institutions as the Detroit Jazz Festival, Chautauqua Institution, Virgina Arts Festival, Strathmore Hall, American Composers Orchestra, Columbus Museum of Art, Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival, Music of Now festival at Symphony Space, and National Sawdust.  

Like Smoke is a group exhibition curated by Osman Can Yerebakan, featuring works by Dan Fairbanks, Carl Ferrero, Daniel Greenfield-Campoverde, Hermes Payrhuber, Eric Rhein, Gwen Shockey, Pacifico Silano, Quay Quinn Wolf, Lindsey Wolkowicz, and Jade Yumang.

Adopting its title from an important component of Jean Genet’s only directorial effort, Un Chant d’Amour, the exhibition examines corporeality under the circumstance of physical absence. In Genet’s 1950 black and white silent film, two prisoners, also lovers, are confined to adjacent cells under the watch of an abusive guard who scrutinizes and suppresses their relationship and their struggles for physical contact. Eventually, the two prisoners embark on a dream-like hallucinatory encounter in which the smoke one blows to the other through the hole dividing them substitutes for their missing bodies.

The ten artists in this exhibition depict ways tactile surfaces and abstract imagery stand out to manifest carnality and figurative representation when the physical body is detached. Employing various mediums, each artist conveys earnest and intimate human feelings of longing beyond the body and its representative radiance, exceeding the limits of tangible presence toward meditative states. Furthermore, commenting on constant restraint and preconceptions queer identity face, the exhibition studies the portrayal of queer experience as a marginalized matter in society. Rendered into testimonies that are visually placid yet assertive in conveyance, the exhibition problematizes mainstream representations of queer aesthetics, challenging fixed notions and representations on mutual contact and solidarity.

Raising questions on body politics and the systematic oppression of the body as an objectified entity, the artists in the exhibition dismantle and redefine patterns for self-expression. On the other hand, analyzing the paradox of absent body, works selected approach the subject matter as a psychological argument in which the artists delve into depths of their subconsciouses to ponder self-discovery while facing a physical and mental void.

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Artist Workshop: Health Insurance 101
Nov
7
6:30 PM18:30

Artist Workshop: Health Insurance 101

CANCELED (For individual health insurance counseling, contact Actors Fund, 917-281-5975)

Every Artist Insured!

This free workshop will help you understand ‘Obamacare’, provide you with clear guidance on all your coverage options, and answer your questions! 

Questions answered include:

  • What are my insurance options?
  • What are the new plans like?
  • How much will it cost me?
  • Am I eligible for a subsidy?
  • Am I eligible for free insurance or the $20/mo plan?
  • How do I document my income if I’m self-employed?
  • Where do I get care if I can’t afford insurance?

Instructor: Renata Marinaro, LMSW
National Director, Health Services
The Actors Fund
 

 

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Closing Reception: Karen Lee Williams, Remote Sensing
Oct
15
6:00 PM18:00

Closing Reception: Karen Lee Williams, Remote Sensing

6:30pm : Performance by Mark Golamco inspired by the Evening, the Ocean and the Daytime Moon.

Mark Golamco (b. 1979, Manila, Philippines) is an artist who works in painting, music and performance. Mark was the resident artist at Cafe Dancer, a bar in the Lower East Side, for two years. He has also performed at the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Metropolitan Museum, the Judson Memorial Church, Transpecos, the SS Lilac and Human Resources Los Angeles. Mark holds a BA in Art from UCLA and an MFA in Painting from RISD. Mark currently lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.
www.MarkGolamcoMusic.com

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Artist Workshop: Writing and Editing Artist Statements 101
Oct
8
2:00 PM14:00

Artist Workshop: Writing and Editing Artist Statements 101

Explore the basics of writing and editing artist statements that clearly communicate who you are and what you do to a broad range of audiences. Learn about the purpose of writing such a statement, the components of an effective one, and how to keep it updated on a regular basis. Time permitting, this hour-long workshop will include personalized feedback from the instructor.

Artists should bring a copy of their most recent artist statement and 2-4 images of works that represent their artistic practice.

FREE.

About the Instructor
Shama Rahman is a marketing specialist who works at the Whitney Museum of American Art and previously gained experience at the Guggenheim Museum and Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). She has developed successful outreach campaigns for the exhibition "Transitions: New Photography from Bangladesh" at the Bronx Museum and the West Coast contemporary art magazine Carla. In addition to creating content strategies about exhibitions and institutional programming, Shama provides support to creatives in the visual art community with individual job, residency, and higher education applications. 

RSVP: info@nyartistsequity.org

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Artist Workshop: Branding for Artists on Social Media
Sep
24
2:00 PM14:00

Artist Workshop: Branding for Artists on Social Media

September 24, 2-3pm
RSVP: Info@NYArtistsEquity.org

Artist Workshop: Branding for Artists on Social Media

In the age of Instagram and social media, it’s more important than ever to understand how to tailor your profile to reach your target audience. Larissa May, a social media expert, will guide you through the do’s and don’ts and help you create a “killer” profile. Learn how to use social media and the general public’s obsession with instant imagery to your advantage.

About the instructor:
Larissa May is a creative consultant, fashion blogger, and founder of
@HALFTHESTORY, an Instagram project that challenges the status quo of social media, by encouraging users to utilize the platform to gain support around entrepreneurship, innovation, and authentic storytelling. She began her digital pursuit with her blog Livin’ Like Larz and fell in love with the art of “social storytelling.” What began as a favorite past time evolved into a lifestyle – @livinlikelarz. Larz has worked with artists in Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, Nashville, Paris, London, and Oslo. She has been a fashion week correspondent for AOL lifestyles and Lookbook.nu, which has a reach of 2 million users and 5-8 million monthly visitors, and has also collaborated with big name brands.

Her motto: “I like to help people do cool things”

Follow Larz and share your @halfthestory to join in the conversation @livinlikelarz


RSVP: Info@NYArtistsEquity.org

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Civil Twilight Viewing
Sep
22
6:30 PM18:30

Civil Twilight Viewing


Civil Twilight Viewing
Thursday, September 22 - Fall Equinox
6:30pm
Music Performance by Dan Riley from 6:52-7:19pm
Free and open to the public

Held in conjunction with Karen Lee Williams, Remote Sensing

Civil twilight is the period right after sunset when there is enough diffuse light to clearly see your surroundings. It marks an in-between time defined by both precise astronomical degrees but also the limitations of human sight. 

Dan Riley is a composer and experimental sound designer living and working in New York City. Recently he has scored several films, one of which was the winner of Ann Arbor Film Festival's Sound Design award. His upcoming work involves a sound installation at the Vancouver Art Gallery (in collaboration with Tamara Henderson) and a multimedia installation in the New York area with partner Jeannine Han.

Sound samples to be found at http://www.soundcloud.com/doodadoodoo
 

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Meditation with Danielle Kayembe
Jul
21
6:00 PM18:00

Meditation with Danielle Kayembe

After a decade spent studying meditation in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, Danielle created a set of meditation techniques specifically designed for modern life. These practices are designed to be simple and grounding, and meant to be carried from home to the workplace.

Please bring something comfortable to sit on.  Donations for the instructor kindly requested.

RSVP: info@nyartistsequity.org

Held in conjunction with the current exhibition, Rhys Hecox, Between Here and Our Destination

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Artist Workshop: Press Release Writing for Beginners
Jul
16
2:00 PM14:00

Artist Workshop: Press Release Writing for Beginners

July 16, 2-3pm

RSVP: info@nyartistsequity.org

Artist Workshop: Press Release Writing for Beginners
Learn the components of press releases and the basics of writing effective ones for your next outreach campaign. This one hour workshop will help artists and creatives without communications experience promote their own projects to different audiences.

About the Instructor
Shama Rahman is a marketing specialist who works at the Whitney Museum of American Art and previously gained experience at the Guggenheim Museum and Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). She has developed successful outreach campaigns for the exhibition "Transitions: New Photography from Bangladesh" at the Bronx Museum and the West Coast contemporary art magazine Carla. In addition to creating content strategies about exhibitions and institutional programming, Shama provides support to creatives in the visual art community with individual job, residency, and higher education applications. Her first workshop at Equity Gallery explored writing and editing artist statements.

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Artist Workshop: Writing and Editing Artist Statements 101
Jun
11
2:00 PM14:00

Artist Workshop: Writing and Editing Artist Statements 101

Explore the basics of writing and editing artist statements that clearly communicate who you are and what you do to a broad range of audiences. Learn about the purpose of writing such a statement, the components of an effective one, and how to keep it updated on a regular basis. Time permitting, this hour-long workshop will include personalized feedback from the instructor.

Artists should bring a copy of their most recent artist statement and 2-4 images of works that represent their artistic practice.

FREE.

About the Instructor
Shama Rahman is a marketing specialist who works at the Whitney Museum of American Art and previously gained experience at the Guggenheim Museum and Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). She has developed successful outreach campaigns for the exhibition "Transitions: New Photography from Bangladesh" at the Bronx Museum and the West Coast contemporary art magazine Carla. In addition to creating content strategies about exhibitions and institutional programming, Shama provides support to creatives in the visual art community with individual job, residency, and higher education applications. 

RSVP: info@nyartistsequity.org
 

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Artist Workshop with Wix: "Build Your Own Website"
Apr
27
6:30 PM18:30

Artist Workshop with Wix: "Build Your Own Website"

Wix Lounge, 235 West 23rd Street, NYC|| FREE

Wix.com enables you to build a free and professional online presence, just the way you want it. With an HTML5 drag-and-drop website editor, 100s of web apps, designer-made templates, and tons of features, Wix gives you the tools to launch and manage your online presence. So what are you waiting for? Create your own beautiful Wix website now!

www.wix.com

To register, please email info@nyartistsequity.org

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Artist Workshop with Priori Legal: "How to Protect Your Art with Well-written Contracts"
Apr
26
6:00 PM18:00

Artist Workshop with Priori Legal: "How to Protect Your Art with Well-written Contracts"

Priori Legal is a curated online marketplace where businesses of all sizes go to connect with a hand-selected network of high-quality, affordable lawyers. 

At this workshop, Priori attorney Aaron H. Pierce will deliver a talk on "How to Protect Your Art with Well-written Contracts." Aaron will address consignment agreements and other contracts that regularly exist between artists and galleries/dealers/agents, as well as the numerous pitfalls and red flags to look out for in the space where art and business meet.

About the Speaker:
The Law Offices of Aaron H. Pierce, PLLC is a New York City-based law firm serving clients in New York, California, and New Jersey. The firm is regularly engaged in high-profile work in the art-law field and has represented buyers and sellers in disputes concerning authenticity and ownership of works of fine art, as well as in copyright-infringement claims. Aaron Pierce, the firm's Managing Partner, advises collectors, galleries, and artists on transactional matters related to the acquisition, retention and disposition of fine art. 

FREE.

Registration is required and space is limited.  To register, please email info@nyartistsequity.org

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