By now you should all be aware of the three part "State of the Art/DC" conversation events sponsored by the DC chapter of the national professional women in the arts organization ART TABLE.
In the first two events (held at the NMWA and at Long View Gallery) they gave the floor to about a dozen DC based artists/art administrators/educators/organizers/thinkers each night for about 6-7 minutes to share thoughts about what they are doing now and their thoughts about the DC art scene in five years.
There have been significant presenters and the event has been sold out both times.
They are currently accepting proposals for presenters for their last event, which will be late spring/early summer. You can submit a presentation proposal to firstname.lastname@example.org. There is a jury involved.
Just so that you can get an idea, here are the presenters from the second session:
- Holly Bass, Artist and Director, Holly Bass 360
- Rhea Combs, Curator of Film and Photography at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture, and the Head of Center for African American Media Arts (CAAMA)
- Tim Doud ( Artist and American University, Director, Studio Art) and Caitlin Teal Price (Artist and American University, Adjunct professor, Studio Art)
- Jarvis DuBois, Director, J. Dubois Arts
- Arthur Espinoza, Jr., Executive Director, DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities
- Philippa Hughes, Writer/speaker/flâneur/provocateur
- Brandon Morse, Artist and professor, University of Maryland, Dept. of Art
- Andrea Pollan, Founder/Director, Curator’s Office
- Tony Powell, Artist, dancer, composer, choreographer, writer
- Victoria Reis, Co-founder, Executive & Artistic Director, Transformer Gallery
Moderator: Elizabeth Blair, Senior Producer, Arts Desk, NPR