Event | Bridging the Gap Between Studio and Audience

Event | Bridging the Gap Between Studio and Audience

Interactive presentation will take place on Wednesday, June 27 at NYFA’s Brooklyn Offices.

The New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) is pleased to host “Bridging the Gap Between Studio and Audience” with Heather Darcy Bhandari, co-founder of The Remix and co-author of ART/WORK: Everything You Need to Know (and Do) As You Pursue Your Art Career (Simon and Schuster, 2009, revised and updated, 2017). Based on personal experience and years of research, Bhandari will outline basic principles of what it takes to move your work out of the studio for others to experience.

As Bhandari notes in an article about her participation in Doctor’s Hours: “No one can choose a successful path for you. We/your community can give suggestions, make introductions, and offer observations, but you are the only one who will ultimately know what’s right for you and your work. You need to have goals and an idea of what you want out of your art career. Only then can we help you get there.”

The interactive presentation will cover definitions of success, goal setting, researching venues, and outreach. An opportunity for questions will be provided.

Title: Bridging the Gap Between Studio and Audience
Program Date and Time: Wednesday, June 27, 2018, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM EST 
Location: The New York Foundation for the Arts, 20 Jay Street, Suite 740, Brooklyn NY 11201
Cost: $20
Register: RSVP here via Eventbrite.
Questions: Contact [email protected].

This workshop is a continuation and development of our series “Building a Relationship Between Artists and Gallerists.” Past speakers include Michael Findlay, Director of Acquavella Galleries, and Asya Geisberg, Founder and Owner of Asya Geisberg Gallery. You can access their valuable insights via the event recaps for “How Does A Gallery Find Me” and “Artists: This Is What You Need To Know About Galleries.”

Presenter Bio


Heather Darcy Bhandari is an independent curator and co-founder of The Remix (a project-based curatorial team), an adjunct lecturer at Brown University, and a consultant to several for-profit and nonprofit arts institutions. The second edition of her book, ART/WORK, was published by Simon and Schuster in October 2017. Bhandari also lectures and participates in portfolio reviews and panel discussions across the country. She is on the Board of Directors of visual arts at Art Omi (an artist residency in Ghent, NY) and the advisory boards of CODIFY Art (a multidisciplinary collective of QTPOC artists) and Trestle Gallery in Brooklyn. She was on the board of NURTUREart for nearly a decade. From 2000 to 2016 she was a director of Mixed Greens, a commercial gallery where she curated over one hundred exhibitions while managing a roster of nearly two-dozen emerging to mid-career artists. Most recently, she was the Director of Exhibitions at Smack Mellon, a nonprofit in Brooklyn. Bhandari received a BA degree from Brown University and an MFA degree from Pennsylvania State University. Her career began at contemporary galleries Sonnabend and Lehmann Maupin, both in New York City.

Event Accessibility

The New York Foundation for the Arts is committed to making events held at the NYFA office at 20 Jay Street in Brooklyn accessible. If you are mobility-impaired and need help getting to NYFA’s office for events held on premises, we are pleased to offer complimentary car service from the wheelchair-accessible Jay Street-MetroTech subway station courtesy of transportation sponsor Legends Limousine. Please email [email protected] or call 212.366.6900 ext. 242 between 9:30 AM – 5:30 PM at least three business days in advance of the event to coordinate. The elevator access point for pickup is at 370 Jay Street, on the NE corner of Jay and Willoughby Streets.

This program is part of NYFA Learning, which includes professional development for artists and arts administrators. Sign up for NYFA’s free bi-weekly newsletter to receive updates on future programs and opportunities for artists.

Images: "Artists as Innovators" Opening Reception, SUNY New Paltz, September 2018, Photo Credit: Amy Aronoff for NYFA, and Heather Darcy Bhandari, Photo Credit: Alexa Hoyer

Amy Aronoff
Posted on:
Post author