Online Doctor’s Hours for Visual & Multidisciplinary Artists

Online Doctor’s Hours for Visual & Multidisciplinary Artists
Image: Alex Yudzon (Fellow in Photography '19), "Cobh Tree," 2017, archival pigment print

Monday, October 5 Doctor’s Hours event will offer remote one-on-one individual consultations with art 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, October 5. 

This event 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 Wednesday, September 16 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.

How Online Doctor’s Hours Works

  • This event takes place in two time slots, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM EDT and 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM EDT.
  • Each consultation session is 25 minutes. One artist can sign up for no more than three appointments.
  • The Online Doctor’s Hours sessions take place through the Zoom platform. Please download the Zoom app before the event’s date.

Title: Online Doctor’s Hours for Visual and Multidisciplinary Artists 
Program Date and Time: Monday, October 5, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM and 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM EDT
Location: Online through Zoom*
Cost: $35 per 25-minute appointment; three appointment limit per artist
Register: Click here to register.

Can’t join us in October? You can book a one-on-one consultation with arts professionals, in-person or remotely, 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].

Consultants Available from 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM EDT

Anonda Bell, Director & Chief Curator, Paul Robeson Galleries

Bell is an Australian born, U.S.-based artist and curator. She works at Paul Robeson Galleries, which operates a network of exhibition venues in dedicated and interstitial spaces across the Rutgers campus in New Jersey, including the Robeson Campus Center and Express Newark. Prior to working at Rutgers, Bell has worked at various not for profit arts organizations including the Everhart Museum in Pennsylvania and Snug Harbor Cultural Center in New York. In Australia, she worked at the National Gallery of Victoria and Bendigo Art Gallery. Her artwork has been shown at various venues in the U.S. and Australia. In 2016, she was the recipient of a New Jersey State Council on the Arts Fellowship as a practicing artist.

DJ Hellerman, Curator of Art & Programs, The Everson Museum of Arts

A few of Hellerman’s recent curatorial productions include solo exhibitions Yoko Ono: Remembering the FutureEdie Fake: Structures Shift, and Jeff Donaldson: Dig. Recent theme-based group exhibitions include: Civic Virtue: all over the floorSeen & Heard; Of Land & Local, an annual place-based exhibition about art and the environment; and Taking Pictures, an exhibition exploring how artists associated with the Pictures Generation anticipated and recently turned their critical attention to digital networks used in the dissemination and consumption of images. Hellerman has spoken at conferences across the country, and has written extensively on American Art, popular culture, and the post-war American City. Prior to his position in Syracuse, Hellerman served as Curator and Director of Exhibitions at Burlington City Arts. A native of Ohio, Hellerman began curating and educating people about art while helping Progressive Insurance build a collection of contemporary art designed to encourage innovation and change. He received his MA degree in Art History from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, OH and his BA degree in English and Philosophy from Lake Erie College in Painesville, OH. He loves live music and literature as much as he enjoys visual art.

Mia Lopez, Independent Curator, Writer, and Educator

For over ten years, Lopez has worked with leading museums and nonprofit organizations on exhibitions, publications, and public programs. Her practice focuses on contemporary and expanding the art historical canon, with specializations in Latinx art and identity politics. She has recently held curatorial positions at DePaul Art Museum, Chicago and the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis. Lopez completed a dual Masters degree at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in Modern and Contemporary Art History, Theory, and Criticism and Arts Administration and Policy; she also has a BA degree in Art History from Rice University. She has interned and worked at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington; the Contemporary Art Museum Houston; and the Museo Alameda, San Antonio. Lopez is a 2012 alumna of the Smithsonian Latino Museum Studies Program and a 2016 alumna of the National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures Leadership Institute. Her writing has appeared in publications by DePaul Art Museum, the Contemporary Art Museum Houston, the Walker Art Center, Prospect New Orleans, and Arte Publico Press.

Wendy Vogel, Writer and Independent Curator

A former editor at Flash Art International, Modern Painters, and Art in America, Vogel writes regularly about art and culture for a number of publications, including Artforum, art-agenda, and MOUSSE. Vogel has curated or co-curated exhibitions at the Hessel Museum at Bard College, The Kitchen, Abrons Art Center, VOLTA NY, bitforms, and EFA Project Space. She currently teaches in the photography department at Parsons School of Design. She is a 2018 recipient of a Creative Capital | Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant in Short-Form Writing.

Consultants Available at 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM EDT

Susan Cross, Senior Curator, MassMoCA

At MASS MoCA, Cross has organized major exhibitions, commissions, and performances by Alex Da Corte, Liz Deschenes, Spencer Finch, Katharina Grosse, Allison Janae Hamilton (co-curated with Larry Ossei-Mensah), Steffani Jemison, Guillaume Leblon, Liz Glynn, Richard Nonas, and Simon Starling, among others. She recently curated solo exhibitions of artists Cauleen Smith; Marcos Ramiírez (ERRE); Ledelle Moe, a South African sculptor; and Gamaliel Rodriguez, a Puerto Rico-based artist. Group exhibitions include The Lure of the Dark: Contemporary Painters Conjure the Night, In the Abstract, and The Dying of the Light: Film as Medium and Metaphor. Cross edited the first monographs on Da Corte, Crowner, Finch, and Glynn, and is the co-editor of Sol LeWitt: 100 Views. Previously, she was a curator at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York. She has been a visiting lecturer in the art department at Williams College and serves on the board of the Williamstown Art Conservation Center and on the advisory board of the Journal of the Archives of American Art, Washington, DC. She received a MA degree from Williams College.

Dr. Sara Angel Guerrero-Mostafa, Deputy Director of Education and Community Engagement, Museum of the Moving Image

Guerrero-Mostafa is an independent curator and arts researcher. At the Museum of the Moving Image (MoMI), she leads a team of artists and educators who engage thousands of participants in media-making and media curating each year. At MoMI, Guerrero-Mostafa has implemented new developments in media arts education, as well as a new media residency initiative and public programming in Spanish, Arabic, and Urdu. A proud Mexican-American, Guerrero-Mostafa is active in Latinx cultural initiatives of Queens, serving on the board of Local Project Art Space and advising immigration and service-based organizations in New York City and Mexico. She holds a PhD in Art Theory from University of the Arts London, and has published on artist-led collectives in Latin America and the Middle East. As a longtime Queens cultural worker, Guerrero-Mostafa has commissioned participatory art projects in collaboration with local communities in Jamaica, Corona, Astoria, Long Island City, Jackson Heights, Flushing, Ridgewood, East Elmhurst, and Richmond Hill. In 2005, she founded the New New Yorkers Program at the Queens Museum, where she designed its service-based arts and education model in collaboration with immigrant communities.

Kimberly Marrero, Founder, KM Art Advisory Services

Marrero is a private art advisor and independent curator based in New York City. She has organized many high-profile public exhibitions working directly with celebrated artists and art institutions worldwide. Marrero manages various private art collections for her domestic and international clients. She has also enjoyed a longtime affiliation with the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, serving on the museum’s Education Committee and on staff as a Sackler Arts Museum Lecturer for over two decades. Marrero is a devoted advocate for arts and education, and has established a number of grants to support various arts and educational programs for institutions throughout New York City’s five boroughs.

Levi Prombaum, American Council of Learned Societies Fellow, MASS MoCA

Prombaum is an art historian and curator who is currently an American Council of Learned Societies Fellow at MASS MoCA. Previously, he was Curatorial Assistant, Collections, at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, where he served on the Young Collectors Council and helped curate Implicit Tensions: Mapplethorpe Now (2019). Prombaum received his PhD in Art History from University College London – his thesis was about James Baldwin’s impact on the visual cultures of the civil-rights era.

Jennifer Scanlan, Independent Curator

Scanlan’s work as an independent curator focuses on public art, contemporary art, and design. She has worked in exhibitions and programming at organizations and museums across the country, most recently overseeing the opening of the new building for Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center as Curatorial and Exhibitions Director. From 2013 through 2015, she was a New York-based independent curator organizing exhibitions at a number of institutions including the Museum of Arts and Design, New York; the National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington; the Brattleboro Museum and Art Center in Vermont; the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art at SUNY New Paltz; and the Museum of Biblical Art, New York. Prior to working independently, she was Associate Curator at the Museum of Arts and Design, New York. She has taught at Courtauld Institute of Art Summer School, London and at Parsons The New School for Design, New York. She has a BA degree in art history and Italian from Vassar College and a MA degree in the history of decorative arts, design, and culture from the Bard Graduate Center, New York.

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