Celebrating Female Agency in the Arts Conference, Christie’s Education New York
June 26 - 27, 2018
The Celebrating Female Agency in the Arts Conference, organized by Christie’s Education New York, saw over 170 people gathered at Christie’s auction house to listen to 70 presentations which chronicled the essential contribution women made to the arts. As Sara Kay mentioned in her keynote address, celebration is an act of gratitude that bring many different people together. For two days, the audience had the opportunity to discover extraordinary women who through their activities as supporters or producers of art challenged the limitation imposed by society on their gender. The presentations covered a lot of ground, historically and geographically, but the most important was that people exchanged, shared their experience and their knowledge, discussed the challenges they faced while conducting their research.
Keynote speaker at the Conference was Sara Kay.
Experimental Weaving Workshop with Victoria Manganiello
Saturday, March 10, 2018 | 2:00 - 4:00 PM
Join contemporary artist, Victoria Manganiello for this hands-on workshop where participants will learn the basic principals of cloth weaving, and look at a variety of materials and structures used in weaving. Victoria will discuss how this process is implemented into the production of her artwork and everyone will have a chance to make a small woven piece of their own using a peg loom.
Beyond Collecting: Female Arts Patrons And Expanded Definitions Of Support
Monday, December 18, 2017 | 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Join POWarts at Sara Kay Gallery for a panel discussion addressing representation, visibility, and criticism in the arts. This panel discussion will raise essential questions about feminism and diversity in the arts, providing a framework for all industry professionals to better address and understand these issues.
Moderated by POWarts Founder Sara Kay, the panel will feature Isolde Brielmaier, Executive Director of Arts, Culture & Community, Westfield; Anne Huntington, collector and Head of Strategy and Business Development, Huntington Learning Center; and Maria Giulia Maramotti, collector and Retail Director, Max Mara.
Watch the video here.
Audrey B. Heckler in Conversation with Sara Kay
Wednesday, November 15, 2017 | 6.30 - 8.00pm
Audrey is a leading collector of works by self-taught artists of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. A Limitless Vision: The Collection of Audrey B. Heckler, currently on view at Sara Kay Gallery, features over 30 rare and important paintings, drawings, and sculptures from Audrey’s prestigious collection, many of which are exhibited to the public for the first time.
Topics of conversation will include Sara Kay's tribute to Audrey as a female art collector, Audrey's unwavering commitment to outsider art, and a discussion of how her collection traces the development of outsider art from the 20th century to today. Audrey will provide insight to the exhibited works which span a wide range of subject matter, materials, voices and visions by celebrated American artists, such as Martín Ramírez, David Butler, and James Castle, as well European artists Adolf Wölfli, Augustin Lesage, and Aloise Corbaz.
Audrey serves on the boards of both the American Folk Art Museum and the Foundation for Self-Taught Artists in Philadelphia, and is the President and Founder of the Foundation to Promote Self-Taught Art.
The full video can be viewed on our Video Channel page.