Event | Online Doctor’s Hours for Visual & Multidisciplinary Artists

Event | Online Doctor’s Hours for Visual & Multidisciplinary Artists

Monday, April 27 Doctor’s Hours event will offer remote one-on-one individual consultations with industry professionals.

New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) will host the next edition of its popular Doctor’s Hours program, which is designed to provide practical and professional advice from industry professionals, online on Monday, April 27. 

It will serve Visual and Multidisciplinary artists working in Drawing, Painting, Printmaking, Sculpture, Video, Film, Photography, New Media, Multidisciplinary, Performance Art, Socially-Engaged Practices, Folk, and Traditional Art. 

Starting Tuesday, April 7 at 11:00 AM EDT, you can register for 25-minute, remote one-on-one appointments with up to three arts professionals to ask questions and receive actionable tips for advancing your arts career. Please note that a few of these time-slots will be reserved for students and artists at The Art Students League of New York, as part of an ongoing partnership with NYFA. 

How Online Doctor’s Hours works:

  • To adopt the online model, each consultant will meet with six artists over the course of three hours.
  • Each consultation session is 25 minutes long. There is a three appointment limit per artist.
  • The Online Doctor’s Hours sessions take place through the Zoom platform. Please download the Zoom app before the event date to participate.

Title: Online Doctor’s Hours for Visual and Multidisciplinary Artists

Program Date and Time: Monday, April 27, 2019, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM EDT
Location: Online through Zoom*

Cost: $25 per 25-minute appointment; three appointment limit per artist
Register: Register here.

Can’t join us? You can book a remote one-on-one consultation with arts professionals via NYFA Coaching.

To make the most of your Online Doctor’s Hours appointment, please read the entire confirmation email you receive after completing your registration; it includes all the details you need for your session.

*We are able to offer this support via phone if you are unable to access reliable internet service.

For questions, email [email protected].


Daniel Aycock, Founder and Director, Front Room Gallery 
Aycock established The Front Room Gallery in New York in 1999. The space is dedicated to exhibiting artwork by emerging and mid-career artists, with a concentration in photography as well as drawing, conceptual art, video, audio art, sculpture, and installation. The gallery presents work that is innovative in practice and concept, challenging social perceptions while establishing context within the familiar. Aycock has curated exhibitions internationally at universities, museums, artist’s residencies, and art fairs. He has been a guest juror/critic at Association of Media Photographers (ASMP), NY; School of Visual Arts (SVA), NY; International Studio Curatorial Project (ISCP), NY; FotoFest, TX; and many others. In 2001, he started WAGMAG, Brooklyn Art Guide, a monthly printed publication listing all of the arts institutions in Brooklyn, NY. He received his BFA degree in Photography from Texas Tech University and his Master’s Degree from SVA.

Heather Bhandari, Independent Curator, Co-Founder of The Remix 
In addition to her work as an independent curator and co-founder of the project-based curatorial team and podcast, The Remix, Bhandari is an adjunct lecturer at Brown University where she teaches professional practice to visual arts majors and is Partner and Program Director of Art World Conference (AWC), a business and financial literacy conference for visual artists which debuted in New York City in April of 2019 and Los Angeles in February of 2020. The second edition of her book, ART/WORK, was published by Simon and Schuster in October of 2017. Bhandari is on the board of directors of visual arts at Art Omi, an artist residency in Ghent, NY, and is on the advisory board of Trestle Gallery in Brooklyn, NY. 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 in Chelsea where she curated over 100 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, NY. Recent curatorial projects include a solo exhibition of Keith Lemley’s work at Urban Glass in Brooklyn, NY and the group exhibition Fertile Ground at the David Winton Bell Gallery in Providence, RI, that included work by Maria Berrio, Zoë Charlton, and Joiri Minaya. She and her AWC co-organizer Dexter Wimberly were recently listed in the Observer’s “Arts Power 50: Changemakers Shaping the Art World in 2019.” Bhandari received a BA degree from Brown University and a MFA degree from Pennsylvania State University. Her career began at contemporary galleries Sonnabend and Lehmann Maupin, both in New York.

Rachel Gladfelter, Director, Pace Prints 
As Director of Pace Prints in Chelsea, Gladfelter 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 12-year tenure with Pace Prints, she was the Studio Director at Dieu Donné where she collaborated with contemporary artists in handmade paper.

Peter GyndGallery Director, Lesley Heller Gallery 
Gynd is a fifth generation artist and independent curator from Vancouver, Canada. He studied at the Alberta College of Art and Design and has exhibited in both Canada and the US. Notable exhibitions curated by Gynd include a permanent exhibition at the Foundation Center, NY; an acclaimed two-person presentation at SPRING/BREAK Art Show, NY; and group exhibitions at Present Company, NY; NARS Foundation, NY; the Northside Festival, NY; Lesley Heller Workspace, NY; and at the Dynamo Arts Association, Vancouver. Gynd’s exhibitions have been featured in Hyperallergic, The Carnegie Reporter, Blouin Artinfo, and Gothamist. He has been a guest critic at Residencies Unlimited, Kunstraum, and ChaNorth Artist Residency; a consultant for NYFA’s Doctors Hours program; guest lecturer at Pratt Institute; and a guest juror at 440 Gallery, Equity Gallery, and Sweet Lorraine Gallery. Recent projects include curating a solo exhibition of sculptural works by Jody MacDonald at Radiator Gallery and serving as a guest juror for the second edition of the Art Fair 14C.

Nicole Kaack, Associate Director, A.I.R. Gallery

A.I.R. Gallery is a non-profit arts organization founded in 1972 to support the work of women-identifying and non-binary artists. Independent of her role at A.I.R. Gallery, Kaack is an active curator and critic. She has organized exhibitions and programs at The Kitchen, Hunter College, CRUSH CURATORIAL / HESSE FLATOW, and Small Editions, among other spaces. Kaack’s writing has been published by Whitehot Magazine, artcritical, Art Viewer, SFAQ / NYAQ / AQ, Artforum, The Brooklyn Rail, and Sound American. Kaack is co-founder of the publishing platforms prompt: and Not Nothing.

Isabella Kapur, Curatorial Assistant, The Drawing Center 
During her time with The Drawing Center, Kapur has co-curated exhibitions including As If: Alternative Histories From Then to Now (2019) and The Pencil Is a Key: Drawings by Incarcerated Artists (2019–2020) and helped organize Edie Fake: Labyrinth (2019–2020), and, most recently, Curtis Talwst Santiago: Can’t I Alter. She has also worked as an art historian and researcher with The Brooklyn Museum’s “ASK Brooklyn Museum” program.

Jamie Stevens, Curator, Artists Space 
In addition to his work at Artists Space, Stevens has held curatorial positions at CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco; Cubitt Gallery, London; Chisenhale Gallery, London; and has served as a member of the acquisitions committee for the British Council Collection of Contemporary Art. He is currently a candidate in the Respecialization Program at the Institute for Psychoanalytic Training and Research, New York.

Yulia Topchiy, Independent Curator of Contemporary Art & Co-Founder, Assembly Room 
Topchiy specializes in art curation, creating public programming initiatives, event production, and performances, with a passion for creating intimate, immersive, original and engaging experiences of art. Topchly works with an extensive network of emerging and established artists in all fields of practice and advises galleries, non-profits, art museums, and independent curators on special projects and exhibitions.

Monika WuhrerCurator 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 Masters of Arts in sculpture from the Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna. She moved to New York in 1999 and found Open Source Gallery in Brooklyn, NY. Open Source 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.

This program is presented by NYFA Learning. Sign up here to receive NYFA News, a bi-weekly organizational email for upcoming awards, resources & professional development. NYFA Learning also offers the monthly free Con Edison Immigrant Artist Program (IAP) Newsletter, if you are interested in opportunities, professional development, events, tips and advice specific to immigrant artists. 

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