Event | Doctor’s Hours for Visual and Multidisciplinary Artists

Event | Doctor’s Hours for Visual and Multidisciplinary Artists

Visual and multidisciplinary artists: get valuable, actionable advice from arts consultants on Tuesday, September 12.

Are you a visual or multidisciplinary artist in need of some career advice? New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) is pleased to announce the upcoming session of Doctor’s Hours for Visual and Multidisciplinary Artists, a program designed to provide artists with practical and professional advice from arts consultants. 

Learn how to register for 20-minute, one-on-one appointments with up to three arts professionals to ask questions and receive actionable tips for advancing your arts career.

Title: Doctor’s Hours for Visual and Multidisciplinary Artists
Date and Time: Tuesday, September 12, 2017, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Location: New York Foundation for the Arts, 20 Jay Street, Suite 740, Brooklyn, NY 11201
Cost: $38 per 20-minute appointment; three appointment limit per artist
RSVP: As of Wednesday, August 30 at 11:00 AM EST, registration is now open. We recommend refreshing your browser window to access the online platform once it’s available. 

Consultant Susan Mumford will be available for consultations via SKYPE.

To make the most of your Doctor’s Hours appointment, read our Tips & FAQs here. For questions, email [email protected]



Jan Garden Castro, Art Historian and Critic
Castro is a contributing editor at Sculpture Magazine (with 17 cover stories), Whitehot Magazine of Contemporary Art, Woman’s Art Journal, and other periodicals; author of The Art & Life of Georgia O’Keeffe (Three Rivers Press, 1995) and Sonia Delaunay: La Moderne (Japan Association of Art Museums); and an arts lecturer, essayist, curator, and poet. Castro’s fields span art history and world literatures. Her writings, some viewable at www.sculpture.org and at www.jancastro.com, cover a range of topics, media, and world cultures. Castro has written about emerging to eminent artists including Louise Bourgeois, Zang Huan, Wangechi Mutu, Maya Lin, and Alexander McQueen to name a few. She’s researched art in Paris and Peru, and curated a traveling exhibition in Japan. Before moving to New York, Castro won two national awards as well as local awards as a co-founder, executive director, editor, and program director for River Styx, a St. Louis-based nonprofit arts corporation focusing on multicultural, interdisciplinary arts programs in performance and in print. She has two forthcoming art monographs.

Juliana Cope, Director of Development and Programs Manager, International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP)
Cope is the Director of Development and Programs Manager at ISCP, where she oversees fundraising and develops commissions of new work in the public realm. Independent of her work at ISCP, she has curated events at Issue Project Room and Sunview Luncheonette. Cope has lectured at Pratt Institute and Parsons, and is a current member of ArtTable where she served as NY Chapter Program co-chair for the past two years. She holds a B.A. degree in visual arts from Oberlin College with a minor in African American studies and an MFA degree in Performance and Interactive Media Arts from Brooklyn College.

Emma Enderby, Curator, The Shed
Enderby is currently a curator at The Shed (opening 2019), as well as adjunct curator at Public Art Fund. At Public Art Fund, she organized the group exhibitions Commercial Break and The Language of Things along with solo presentations Katja Novitskova: EARTH POTENTIAL, David Shrigley: MEMORIAL, and Spencer Finch: Lost Man Creek. Previously, as the exhibitions curator at the Serpentine Galleries, she curated a number of exhibitions including Hilma af Klint: Painting the Unseen; Rachel Rose: Palisades; Leon Golub: Bite Your Tongue; Trisha Donnelly; and Haim Steinbach: once again the world is flat. She was also the co-project curator for the Serpentine’s Pavilion commission with selgascano (2015) and Smiljan Radić (2014). Enderby has contributed texts and edited a number of publications and periodicals and co-runs London-based artist project space Rice + Toye. Previously, she worked in exhibitions at the Royal Academy of Arts and the Whitechapel Gallery, both in London, and in Adult Public Programmes at the National Portrait Gallery, London, and the Museum of Modern Art, New York.

Elvis Fuentes, Independent Curator
Fuentes is Ph.D. Candidate in Art History at Rutgers University and an independent curator based in New York. After graduating from the University of Havana, he served as curator at the Ludwig Foundation of Cuba, Havana; the Institute of Puerto Rican Culture, San Juan; and El Museo del Barrio, New York, where he co-curated two iterations of the Latino art biennial, The S Files (2007, 2011). Fuentes is a fellow of the Mellon International Dissertation Research Fellowship from the Social Science Research Council (2015-2016).

Rachel Gladfelter, Director, Pace Prints
Gladfelter is the director of Pace Prints in Chelsea, where she has coordinated projects from concept to exhibition by Keith Haring, Jon Kessler, and Shepard Fairey, among others. An expert on print publishing, printmaking, and papermaking, she has lectured and taught classes on the subject extensively. She has also curated and juried independent exhibitions in New York and abroad. Prior to her nine-year tenure with Pace Prints, she was the studio director at Dieu Donné, where she collaborated with contemporary artists in handmade paper.

Gabriel de Guzman, Curator, Wave Hill
de Guzman is curator of visual arts at Wave Hill, where he organizes the Sunroom Project Space series for emerging artists and thematic group exhibitions in Glyndor Gallery; he also coordinates Wave Hill’s Winter Workspace residency program. As a guest curator, he has organized recent exhibitions for Dorsky Gallery Curatorial Programs; En Foco at Andrew Freedman Home; Rush Arts Gallery; Carriage Barn Arts Center; Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance (NoMAA); and the Affordable Art Fair, New York; as well as the Bronx Museum’s 2013 AIM Biennial. Before joining Wave Hill’s staff in 2010, he was a curatorial assistant at The Jewish Museum, where he coordinated shows on Louise Nevelson, Harry Houdini, Joan Snyder, Andy Warhol, as well as the exhibition Schoenberg, Kandinsky, and the Blue Rider. His writings have been published in catalogues for Wave Hill, the Bronx Museum, Dorsky Gallery, Arsenal Gallery at Central Park, Rush Arts Gallery, NoMAA, Kenise Barnes Fine Art, The Jewish Museum, and the spring 2017 issue of Nueva Luz: Photographic Journal. de Guzman earned an M.A. degree in art history from Hunter College, City University of New York, and a B.A. degree in art history from the University of Virginia.

Stephen Maine, Art Critic, Curator, Educator
Maine is a freelance art critic, independent curator, and teacher. He is a member of the International Association of Art Critics, American Abstract Artists, and the College Art Association. He is contributing editor at artcritical.com and has also written frequently for Art in America, artnet.com, Art on Paper, The Brooklyn Rail, and Artillery. Recent curatorial projects include The Incipient Image at Lesley Heller Workspace, Wall Works at The Painting Center, and 239 Days at Allegra La Viola Gallery. Maine teaches in the graduate department of Fine Arts at the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan.

Susan Mumford, Founder, Think Smart About ArtSKYPE ONLY
Mumford is an entrepreneur, mentor, speaker, moderator, and author who’s a game-changer in the 21st century art world. While running a gallery in Soho, London, she founded the Association of Women Art Dealers (AWAD), a non-profit trade network with three chapters: London, New York, and Global. AWAD’s mission is to facilitate business and collaborations between and for women art dealers. Several years later, she started a social enterprise called Be Smart About Art, an online-accessible platform that helps creative professionals thrive in a changing world. Its motto: “Art is your life. Make it your living.” is also the title of Mumford’s first book, published by Be Smart About Art Publishing in 2015. While she’s based in London, Mumford spends time traveling to the USA and Continental Europe visiting art fairs, delivering lectures, facilitating panel discussions, and more.

Roberta Waddell, Curator, Art Historian
Waddell was curator of prints at The New York Public Library until spring of 2008 when she retired. After receiving her Ph.D. in Art History from Johns Hopkins, she was print specialist at the Library from 1972-1977, curator of graphic arts at The Toledo Museum of Art from 1977-1984, and curator of prints and drawings at the Worcester Art Museum in 1984 and 1985, before returning to The New York Public Library in 1985. Waddell has organized numerous exhibitions on Old Master prints, modern and contemporary prints, photographs, and illustrated books. At the Library, her primary responsibilities were related to public service of the Print Room’s original print and reference collections, and to the ongoing building of the Print Collection, with a particular emphasis on contemporary prints and artists’ books. She is on the board of the International Fine Print Dealers Association Foundation and serves as an advisor to the International Print Center New York.

Monika Wuhrer, Curator and Director, Open Source Gallery
Wuhrer is an Austrian artist, curator, and director of Open Source Gallery. After studying in Milan, Italy, Wuhrer returned to her native country where she completed her M.A. degree in sculpture from the Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna. She moved to New York in 1999 and founded Open Source Gallery in Brooklyn, NY. The gallery is an arts-based non-profit organization inspired by the open source movement. In the spirit of this free exchange of knowledge, they provide a forum where art intersects with the community and the world at large.

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Images: Spanish Doctor’s Hours, 2016, Photo Credit: Amy Aronoff

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