Event | Doctor’s Hours for Visual and Multidisciplinary Artists

Event | Doctor’s Hours for Visual and Multidisciplinary Artists

Monday, June 11 event will offer one-on-one sessions with arts professionals.

Are you a visual or multidisciplinary artist in need of some career advice? The New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) is pleased to announce an 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.

Starting Wednesday, May 30 you can 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
Program Date and Time: Monday, June 11, 2018, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM  
Location: The 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: All sessions are currently booked. Please email [email protected] if you would like to be placed on our waiting list.

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


Meyken Barreto, Curator and Art Writer
Barreto is an art writer and curator. She has been Regional Director at Artist Pension Trust, Brooklyn; Gallery Manager at Y Gallery, New York; and Studio Manager at Los Carpinteros Studio in Madrid and Havana. Barreto has also been professor at Havana University and San Geronimo College, both in Havana, and has lectured at international institutions including Universidad Complutense, Madrid, and, Martin Luther University, Halle (Saale). She recently curated the exhibition Cabinet of Curiosities: The Whimsical World of Carlos de Medeiros at Guttenberg Arts, NJ; and co-curated the group exhibitions Divagation at Y Gallery, Pioneros: Building Cuba’s Socialist Childhood at Aronson Galleries at Parsons, The New School for Design, and Flow: Economies of the Look and Creativity in Contemporary Art from the Caribbean at IDB Cultural Center, Washington, D.C. She contributes to various art publications such as ArteCubano, Art OnCuba, and Artnexus. Barreto won Cuba’s National Curatorship Award in 2009

Jan Garden Castro, Art Historian and Critic                
Castro’s writings, some at www.Sculpture.org and at www.jancastro.com, cover a range of topics, media, and world cultures. She writes for periodicals including Sculpture Magazine (17 cover stories), Woman’s Art Journal, American Book Review, American Poetry Review, and Black Renaissance Noire. Castro is author of The Art & Life of Georgia O’Keeffe (Three Rivers Press, 1995), Sonia Delaunay: La Moderne (Japan Association of Art Museums)and two poetry books; and is an essayist for monographs on artists including Ann Hamilton, Lika Mutal, Gam Klutier, Celilia Paredes, Eugenio Merino, Elizabeth Strong-Cuevas, and Jon Rappleye. Her writings have been widely anthologized, including one in The Next Thing: Art in the Twenty-First Century (Edited by Pablo Baler, Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 2015). 

As a curator, Castro’s museum exhibitions include Sonia Delaunay: La Moderne (four museums in Japan and Jane V. Zimmerli Museum, Rutgers University) and Cecilia Paredes: The River Within (ICPNA, Miraflores, Peru). Before moving to New York, Castro spent over ten years as a humanities university lecturer and as the award-winning first Executive Director of River Styx, a St. Louis-based nonprofit arts corporation for multicultural, interdisciplinary performance, literature, music, and fine arts.

Juliana Cope, Director of Development and Programs Manager International Studio & Curatorial Program, ISCP
Cope is the Director of Development and Programs Manager for the International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP) in Brooklyn, NY, where she oversees fundraising and curates public art commissions. 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, is a current member of ArtTable, and is on the Times Square Arts Curatorial Committee. She holds a BA 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.

Eileen Jeng Lynch, Curator, Wave Hill
Jeng Lynch curates the Sunroom Project Space for emerging artists and contributes to all aspects of visual arts programming at Wave Hill, including exhibitions in the spring, summer, and fall and the annual Winter Workspace studio program. Jeng Lynch has curated numerous exhibitions in galleries and nonprofit institutions over the past ten years. As an independent curator, she organized an ongoing, multi-state advocacy project titled “Give Voice,” featuring artist postcards and benefit exhibitions. In 2016, she curated a two-venue exhibition titled Splotch, which highlighted works by 29 emerging and established artists, at Sperone Westwater and Lesley Heller Workspace. Jeng Lynch also published and edited the accompanying catalogue with essays authored by herself and Robert C. Morgan. Previously, at RxArt, she worked with contemporary artists to commission works for coloring books, limited editions, and site-specific hospital projects. Prior to that, she was at Sperone Westwater and the Art Institute of Chicago in the Department of Contemporary Art, for which she authored essays in the Museum Studies publication on film, video, and new media.

Nora Lawrence, Senior Curator, Storm King Art Center
Lawrence is Senior Curator at Storm King Art Center, where she founded a yearly exhibition program devoted to emerging and mid-career artists (Outlooks), and created a partnership between Storm King and The Shandaken Project that established Storm King’s first-ever artist residency. She has organized and co-organized exhibitions for Storm King, focused on artists including Dennis Oppenheim, Lynda Benglis, Josephine Halvorson, David Brooks, Virginia Overton, and Thomas Houseago, as well as the group exhibition Light and Landscape. She co-curated the Storm King exhibition Indicators: Artists on Climate Change, which opened this month. 

Prior to joining Storm King, Lawrence worked in the Department of Painting and Sculpture at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York, on several exhibitions including Ernesto Neto: Navedenga (2010), which she co-curated; Color Chart: Reinventing Color, 1950 to Today (2008); and Focus: Picasso Sculpture (2008). She has also worked at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., and at P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, New York. Lawrence has authored and co-authored several publications including David Smith: The White Sculptures (2017), Dennis Oppenheim: Terrestrial Studio (2016), Lynda Benglis: Water Sources (2015), Mark di Suvero (2015), and Zhang Huan: Evoking Tradition (2014) for Storm King Art Center; and Monet’s Water Lilies (2009), Color Chart: Reinventing Color, 1950 to Today (2008), and Armando Reverón (2007) for The Museum of Modern Art. She has taught courses at MoMA, the School of Visual Arts, and the University of Southern California. A graduate of Pomona College, Lawrence received her MA degree in art history from the University of Southern California, and a MPhil degree from The Graduate Center, City University of New York.

William Stover, Independent Curator
Stover has been a curator of contemporary art for over 16 years and has held positions at a number of notable and diverse institutions including the Carnegie Museum of Art, New Museum of Contemporary Art, Independent Curators International, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Stover is currently an independent curator and consultant to private collections in New York City.

Tamas Veszi, Founder, Curator, and Radical Mediator for the Arts, RadiatorArts
Veszi was born in Budapest in 1972, and at an early age became familiar with contemporary art, painting, video art, performance, and conceptual thinking. He left Hungary at the age of 17, finished his high school education in Israel, and studied jewelry design Instituto Per L’Arte E IL Restauro in Florence. Veszi moved to New York in the fall of 1997, and in 1998 he and several other residents of 70 Commercial Street in Greenpoint, Brooklyn formed the group “Greenpoint Riverfront Artists.” They generated several performances, rooftop film screenings, and the annual “Open Studio Tour.” He went on to study Fine Arts at Pratt Institute, receiving his BFA degree in 2000. Veszi subsequently received his MFA degree from Brooklyn College in 2006, working under the guidance of Elisabeth Murray and Vito Acconci. Veszi currently lives and works in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. He had his first solo show at Allannederpelt Gallery in 2010 and has since participated in several exhibitions in New York and internationally. In 2016, Veszi participated in Shift Residency – EFA Project Space.

Sarah Walko, Director of Education and Community Outreach, the Visual Art Center of New Jersey
Walko has a BA degree in studio art practices from the University of Maryland and an MFA degree from Savannah College of Art and Design. For the past 12 years, she has curated for institutions, non-profits, and independent projects. Recent curatorial projects include Everything Else is too Narrow at Baerum Kunstall in Oslo, Norway (2016) and public art video projections Advances and Retreats, Decomposing Hierarchies, and Crest and Trough at Manhattan Bridge Anchorage, NY (2015 & 2016). 

Walko is the Director of Education and Community Outreach at the Visual Art Center of New Jersey. Prior to this position, she was the Director of Arts Programming at Marble House Project, a new artists in residency program located in Dorset, VT, with a focus on multidisciplinary creative practices. She has also held the positions of executive director of Triangle Arts Association, a non-profit arts organization in Brooklyn, NY, and curator at Savannah College of Arts and Design, where she executed dozens of institutional exhibitions large and small. Walko is a contributing writer on contemporary art, literature, and film for numerous publications including Hyperallergic, Eyes Towards the Dove, and Drain Magazine of Arts and Culture. She is currently writing a book of essays on contemporary art practices and cultural theory.

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. 219 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.

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Image: Doctor’s Hours, September 2016, Photo Credit: Priscilla Son for NYFA

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