March 21, 2023

A warm hello from springtime in the desert!  

As 2023 starts to flow, I am enjoying building connections here in New Mexico - an incredible compliment to my work and relationships with people and places across the country. The learnings from all of these intersections and expansions are just beginning and I look forward to sharing more later this year!

I am so thrilled to share my most recent curatorial project with you, Common Work: Learnings for the Future from Common Field. This is a podcast and essay series explores the work and closing of Common Field alongside dialogues about the history and future of the field of artist organizing, with over 25 contributors across the country including Roberto Bedoya (CA), Vashti DuBois (PA), Mary Bordeaux (SD/NM), Larry Ossei-Mensah (NY). If you work in the arts, there is something for you in this series - I hope you enjoy it!

In case you want to start your weekend with me, this Saturday, March 25 (10am MT/Noon ET), I invite you to join me for an online conversation, Curators’ Dialogue:  Intersectionality through Creative Practice. I’ll be talking with my Progressive Diaspora’s co-curator Anna Harsanyi and curator Hanlu Zhang for ESEA Contemporary in Manchester (UK), organized in conjunction with Zhang’s exhibition Practise Til We Meet - it's free to join - details here!  

And if you’re in Texas this spring, I’ll be part of a panel discussion, Women in Art, May 5 at the El Paso Museum of Art with some amazing women (see link), organized as part of the programming for the exhibition, There Is a Woman in Every Color: Black Women in Art.

This year, I am working on some new and exciting organizational projects - as a Strategic Consultant for The Flaherty (NYC) and as an Advisory Board Member with Vital Spaces (Santa Fe). I hope you’ll take some time to check out these amazing organizations!

Finally, this month, I was honored to be invited as a Guest Critic for the Institute of American Indian Art’s graduating BFA students here in Santa Fe for the first time!  I learned so much spending time with the students, their work and faculty at the IAIA!

As always I welcome conversations for new projects and possibilities - or just some time to dream a little together.

Sending you light and wishing you a growing season!