ART IN THE AGE OF TRUMP: How do Artists Respond
- hear from art professionals in this panel discussion about how artists are responding to the Trump presidency,
what subject matter is on the table, what is too far, is protest art saleable,
and how art business has been affected by the election of Donald Trump
Wednesday, November 15th, 7-9PM
at Arc Gallery & Studios - 1246 Folsom Street, San Francisco, CA 9410
$20 at door
moderated by Stephen C. Wagner, Professional Development Educator
DeWitt Cheng with the Peninsula Art Museum
- DeWitt Cheng is a San Francisco Bay Area writer/critic and curator. He has written for artists, galleries, and print and online publications, including Artweek, SanFranciscoArtMagazine.com, DailyGusto.com, ArtLtd., Artillery, Art21.com, HuffingtonPost.com, ArtCritical.com, East Bay Express, East Bay Monthly, and Arte. He has curated the Stanford Art Spaces program from 2013 to 2016 and curates exhibitions at the Peninsula Art Museum in Burlingame, CA. "It is the art writer's job to try to understand the artist; to explain the work as readably and informatively as possible, and to make a case with the general public for the creative enterprise, which nowadays seems to be badly understood or completely misunderstood by most people, owing to poor national art education and the increasingly obscure and rarefied (not to say precious) nature of much contemporary art."
Karen Gutfreund with Gutfreund Cornett Art
- Karen Gutfreund has worked in the Painting & Sculpture Department for MoMA, the Andre Emmerick Gallery, The Knoll Group, the John Berggruen Gallery, Pacific Art League and the Philip C. Curtis Charitable Trust. She now resides in Saratoga, CA and is a partner in Gutfreund Cornett Art, a curatorial partnership that specializes in creating exhibitions in venues around the U.S. on themes of “art as activism” to stimulate dialog,raise consciousness and encourage social change. Karen has been actively involved on the board of various arts organizations, is a member of ArtTable and the No. California TFAP Representative (The Feminist Art Project). A curator of feminist exhibitions, Karen is also creating her own work, focusing on art as activism to effect social change. She actively promotes the work of other artists as curator with national touring exhibitions and is also an art consultant – renting artwork to corporations and individuals.
Olivia Ongpin with Luna Rienne Gallery
Olivia Ongpin is the co-founder of Fabric8 and Luna Rienne Gallery, a San Francisco-based gallery and boutique that has worked with hundreds of independent artists and designers since its inception as an online business in 1995. Now located in the Mission District, fabric8 exhibits traditional gallery shows as well as features a constantly-rotating collection of small, affordable works. Olivia represents artists and also offers small business consulting services. She graduated from Stanford University with a degree in American Studies. Olivia received the SF Bay Guardian Small Business Award for Diversity in Business (2005) and was chosen as one of the Top 25 Women On The Web (2000). - www.fabric8.com
Stephen C. Wagner has studied art since the age of six, including workshops at the Witte Museum, Trinity University, and private study, all in his hometown of San Antonio, TX. During his early years, Stephen showed his work in many venues, including juried shows, art fairs, coffeehouses, and art galleries. He obtained his Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Texas at Arlington in painting and graphic communication. Stephen has exhibited and sold his art in galleries in London, Chicago, Dallas, Beverly Hills, Santa Monica, Laguna Beach, San Diego, Seattle, New Orleans, Palm Springs, Sun Valley, and Kauai. His artwork is included in the permanent collections of the Riverside Art Museum and the Museum of the Living Artist, and in the corporate collections of Johnson & Johnson and Kaiser Permanente. www.sfartistnetwork.org