Held at Judith Brodsky’s Princeton home, a panel of local art collectors and sellers will help to demystify art viewing and collecting. A discussion ranging from learning to trust your taste to resources for finding art you love to live with will give you valuable tools for making art collecting part of your day-to-day life. Refreshments will be served. Learn more about the panelists below.
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Judith Brodsky is an artist, curator, and author known for her contributions to feminist discourse in the arts. She received her B.A. from Harvard University where she majored in Art History, and an M.F.A. from Tyler School of Art at Temple University. She is Professor Emerita in the Department of Visual Arts at Rutgers, State University of New Jersey. A printmaker herself, Brodsky is founding Director of the Rutgers Center for Innovative Print and Paper in 1996, later renamed the Brodsky Center in her honor in September 2006, and which later joined the Philadelphia Academy of Fine Arts (PAFA) in 2018. She was also co-founder, with Ferris Olin, of the Center for Women in the Arts and Humanities at Rutgers University in 2006. She was the first artist appointed as president of the Women’s Caucus for Art, an active Affiliated Society of the College Art Association.
Craig Deardorff is a long-time resident of Princeton (32 years) and a New York securities lawyer. However, on the weekends you’ll find him “on the gravel” at the Golden Nugget flea market or at local auctions searching for the latest find. The fun is in the discovery not in raising a paddle at Sotheby’s. Craig was a history major in college and he loves the story each object has to tell. Over time, his focus has shifted to art. With a keen eye, Craig has uncovered some important items among the dross and found the right home for a number of significant discoveries. It should be noted that Craig can’t draw – let alone paint- a straight line. A thank you to his wife Ellie is due for her intermittent encouragement and general forbearance.
Lynn DeClemente Losavio is a Non-Profit Executive, Curator and Collaborator at the Johnson Alelier. She received her Master of Fine Art from the California College of the Arts, San Francisco in textiles and social practice. Currently, she is a member of the executive leadership team providing oversight for the collection, archives, and public programs. The Johnson Atelier that expands the capacity of artists through immersive making and creative collaboration – producing and preserving works of art and design and creating cultural experiences to enrich communities and inspire engagement. Lynn also serving as the staff liaison between Johnson Atelier X Grounds For Sculpture and volunteers as a committee member of the Stoutsburg Sourland African American Museum.
Ferris Olin, Distinguished Professor Emerita, Rutgers University, is an art historian, curator and Women’s Studies scholar, and art collector. She co-founded and co-directed the Center for Women in the Arts and Humanities and co-curated the Dana Women Artists Series, the oldest US exhibition series devoted to emerging and established contemporary women artists, with Judith Brodsky; established a research center on women’s leadership, and managed numerous grant-funded research projects. Her most recent book is The Brodsky Center at Rutgers University: Three Decades, 1986-2017, which accompanies a Zimmerli Art Museum exhibition of the same name, now on view at Rutgers until December 22. Olin co-authored (with Judith Brodsky), a book on women’s leadership in the arts; while her dissertation focused on women art collectors in post-1945 America. Dr. Olin is the recipient of numerous awards from national, state and local professional organizations.
Yamile Slebi, originally from Colombia, practiced corporate law in her homeland. For the past 18 years, she has resided in Princeton with her family and has actively engaged with numerous nonprofit organizations. She has played pivotal roles in several art initiatives including ‘Lat Art’, a collective of Latin American women who create and curate art objects, ‘LS Fine Arts’, an art concierge business, and, most recently, ‘Block Art Ventures’, which focuses on producing digital art. Yamile has collected since her teenage years. A passionate art enthusiast, she frequents museums, galleries, art shows, individual collections, and enjoys spending time with artist friends and dealers. Feel free to reach out to her to discuss your collection email@example.com
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