CURRENT GALLERY / CURATORIAL EXPERIENCE:
President, ARC Gallery and Educational Foundation, Chicago, IL, 2006 to 2009.
ARC Gallery is a non-profit, woman-run artists’ cooperative established in 1973 during the Women’s Movement
and is one of the oldest galleries of its kind in the country. As President of a woman’s volunteer-run cooperative,
my task is to operate more within a circle format, as Jean Shinoda Bolen refers to in The Millionth Circle, than
the hierarchical title “president” implies. As such I try to see, not only the day to day matters,
but also hold the bigger picture of where and what we want to move into, and then keep the two seemingly connected.
OTHER CURATORIAL EXPERIENCE:
Gallery Administrator, ARC Gallery and Educational Foundation, Chicago, IL, 2003-2006.
Managed general operations which included all aspects of running an all volunteer cooperative gallery.
This ranges from maintaining mailing lists, to sending out press releases, to following up with artists’ PR
and due dates, to ordering supplies and setting up for artists’ receptions; to scheduling exhibitions,
to reviewing artists’ proposals, to updating files and forms, to answering gallery questions via phone, mail and email.
Trustee Board member and Arts & Culture Committee Chair, C.G. Jung Institute of Chicago, Evanston, IL, 2001-2003.
The Jung Institute is a non-profit center providing educational programs, clinical services and cultural resources
based on the principles of analytic psychology. Invited to be on the Board of Trustees, I developed and chaired
the Arts & Cultural Committee which established protocol for exhibiting 2 solo art exhibitions on a quarterly basis
at the Institute. This included putting out a call for artists’ proposals, reviewing proposals,
sending letters of acceptance or rejection, creating a legally acceptable contract, organizing artist’s installation
and de-installation, organizing artist’s receptions, establishing a PR protocol and sending out same, as well as
starting an artists’ archive.
“Anatomy in the Gallery,” International Museum of Surgical Science, Chicago, IL, 1999-2003.
Curated and further developed the “Anatomy in the Gallery” program at the museum, which hosted 2 solo shows
quarterly referencing art and anatomy. Established protocol for advertising an artists’ call for entries,
reviewing proposals, sending letters of acceptance or rejection, coordinating with insurance agency to provide
liability coverage for artwork shown, establishing archives as hardcopy and on website, creating a broadside
for each show and press releases, establishing a mailing list, creating a template for postcards and mailing same,
organizing artist’s installation and de-installation, and organizing artists’ receptions.
Special Events Chair, ARC Gallery and Educational Foundation, Chicago, IL, 1997-2003.
The “Special Events” gallery of ARC is dedicated to 11 shows annually for individuals who use artwork
primarily as a way of healing and/or to increase cultural, social or political awareness. My duties included
networking for prospective proposals, reviewing proposals, sending letters of acceptance or rejection,
sending out contracts and guidelines, following up with artists’ statements and postcard announcements,
organizing artists’ installation and de-installation
Community Outreach Committee Chair, ARC Gallery and Educational Foundation, Chicago, IL, 1997-2001.
Organized monthly gallery tours of ARC shows for chronically mentally ill residents of intermediate skilled care
facilities in Uptown. I also initiated a volunteer program of ARC artist-run creative expression workshops
for women survivors of domestic violence at a residential shelter in Chicago. The workshops continued at
the local shelter for a ten year span and culminated in annual art exhibitions at ARC’s Special Events Gallery.
Invited juror, Members’ Show, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL, 2001
Invited juror, Loss and Grief exhibition, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL, 1998
Curated Inside Out: Artwork by Art Therapists, A. Montgomery Ward Gallery, University of Illinois at Chicago, IL, 1984
Curated Drawings by Residents of Grasmere & Hazel-Wilson Homes, Truman College Lobby, Chicago, IL 1983
Developed and curated gallery space for women artists at Women’s Health Resources, Chicago, IL, 1982-1983
Assisted with installation of Judy Chicago’s Dinner Party in Chicago Loop, 1982
Assisted with installation of Artists of the New South Loop exhibition on Dearborn Street, Chicago, IL, 1982
Curatorial assistant with Kick Out the Jams: Detroit’s Cass Corridor, Detroit Institute of Art, 1980
Curatorial assistant with A Decade of Women’s Performance Art, Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, LA, 1980
Co-curated “Forsythe-Detroit Invitational Exhibition” at the Forsythe Building, Detroit, MI, 1976
Masters in Art Therapy, University of Illinois at Chicago, IL
Masters in Fine Art, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI
ARC Gallery and Educational Foundation
Chicago Artists' Coalition
Woman Made Gallery