I’m feeling very lucky to work with awesome art organizations.
Yesterday I helped out with Public Art Fund’s art auction. It was the biggest, fanciest nonprofit art auction I’ve eve been to, with lots of great work by big time artists, including performances and live art. I also enjoyed the people watching—lots of amazing style on display, and being slightly starstruck by the number of artists and curators whose work I’ve admired from afar for so long. Everyone at PAF and the rest of the freelance crew was a pleasure to work with, and I’m feeling just really lucky to have been a part of it. Looking forward to their future programs especially Oscár Tuazon in Brooklyn (his architectural installation at the Whitney Biennial is so interesting).
Tonight I attended the Welcome party for new NYC artists, organized by Sally Szwed and Deric Carner. It is always a sweet, joyful party, with people just being friendly, down-to-earth and earnest. Really lovely all around. Nice to see representation from lots of great art orgs: Creative Time, EFA, and Flux Factory (the latter two have current calls for artists BTW!) To boot, it was held at Art in General, where Rob Carter’s stellar exhibition is on display. I was thrilled to help out with that install too, and see the event’s attendees enjoy the show. I hope they spread the word; it’s a great show.
Just wanted to share a little gratitude for such amazing organizations, and the staff, funders, donors, and artists who make it all possible.