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Arts Editor, LA Weekly | Los Angeles, CA
Founding Director, GAS | Los Angeles, CA
Principal, Cabrera + Art + Management | Los Angeles, CA
Principal, Maren Art Services | San Francisco, CA
Director of Luce Productions | San Francisco, CA
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Special Projects, Bloomberg Philanthropies | New York
Felice Axelrod provides special project and management services to both Bloomberg LP and
Bloomberg Philanthropies, including fundraising and event production. She managed special
events for the Bloomberg for Mayor campaign in 2009 and recently worked with the affinity
groups on Mike Bloomberg’s 2020 presidential campaign. Felice also consults with nonprofit
organizations on fundraising, event production, marketing and strategy and is currently
working with the 9/11 Memorial & Museum, Rudin Center for Transportation at NYU,
Asia Society, Perelman Performing Arts Center at the World Trade Center, Everytown for Gun
Safety, Cities of Service and the New American Economy. Former clients include The Fortune
Society, New York Law School, Lupus Research Alliance, American Friends of the Israel
Philharmonic, Hunter College and Citizens Committee for New York City, among others.
From 2000-2008 Felice was Senior Vice President for Corporate Events, Philanthropy and
Protocol at Lehman Brothers. There she created the employee volunteer program and
worked with the many nonprofits that Lehman supported. Prior to joining Lehman, she
was Assistant to the President and Director of Special Events at Mount Sinai NYU Health
as well as for the Mount Sinai and NYU Schools of Medicine. Previously she worked in
fundraising, special events and public relations for the Museum of the City of New
York and the New York Public Library.
Felice served as Mayor Bloomberg’s representative to the Brooklyn Academy of Music board
of trustees. She currently serves on the boards of the Women’s Forum of New York,
Finch College, Bachmann-Strauss Dystonia and Parkinson Foundation, Jeffrey
Modell Foundation, Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center and ArtTable. Felice is also a
member of the finance committee for Biden for President.
She is the past president of The Council of Protocol Executives (COPE), a nonprofit association
for professional event planners and protocol officers, now known as EventFluence. Also, Felice
is a Corporate Etiquette and International Protocol Consultant certified by the Washington
School of Protocol.
Felice volunteers at several New York City organizations including Read Ahead, God’s Love We
Deliver, Children’s Hospital at Montefiore and LaGuardia Community College, among others.
Sarah develops and implements communications campaigns for arts organizations drawing upon her experience working in-house at galleries and non-profits.
Sarah joined Resnicow and Associates in 2019 and is currently working on communications campaigns for Phoenix Art Museum, Luhring Augustine, The Gordon Parks Foundation, the Art Dealers Association of America (ADAA), and the Rubell Museum.
Before joining R+A, Sarah worked as an Artist Liaison and Sales Associate at Pace Gallery and Lévy Gorvy, where she coordinated exhibitions of the galleries’ Western and Chinese artists and developed the galleries’ expansion into the Chinese and Hong Kong markets. Prior to that, she worked as a Curatorial and Research Assistant for the 2012 Shanghai Biennale, held a curatorial internship at the Rubin Museum of Art, and acted as Assistant Director at Eli Klein Fine Art.
Sarah received her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Columbia University, where she studied Art History with a focus on Museum Studies. She also has a degree in East Asian Languages and Cultures and speaks Mandarin, having studied in Shanghai and Taipei.
Brooke Davis Anderson is the Museum Director at PAFA, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia, a position she has held since 2017. In this role Anderson is responsible for building the permanent collection and originating exhibitions for the first art museum in America: central to her leadership is expanding and making elastic the American art story to more fully include women artists and artists of color: ArtNet recently published articles delineating how PAFA is leading the way, nationally, in its acquisitions of artists of color and women. Anderson was recently honored by Rush Philanthropic Arts with an award for her dedication to diversity in the arts.
Prior to moving to Philadelphia Anderson was the fourth Executive Director of Prospect New Orleans/U.S. Biennial (2013-2017) where she successfully implemented Prospect.3 and jump-started Prospect.4, all while making the organization debt free for the first time in its history (She closed the debt from Prospect.1, Prospect.1.5 and Prospect.2 while preparing for Prospect.4). Brooke also moved all operations from NYC to New Orleans with the belief that the project would be better poised for success if it emanated from its host city, and changed the project from a biennial to triennial.
From 2010 to 2012 Anderson was the inaugural Deputy Director of Curatorial Planning at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA). In this role, Anderson oversaw the Watts Towers Conservation and Community Collaboration, and the Curatorial Diversity Initiative, a Mellon-funded pilot program aiming to change the demographics of professionals in museums across the nation. Both of these celebrated programs are flourishing ten years later. From 1999 to 2010, Anderson was founding Director and Curator of The Contemporary Center at the American Folk Art Museum in New York, where she curated countless exhibitions (most notably projects on Martin Ramirez, Henry Darger, and other contemporary self-taught artists), authored several books and numerous articles, and led the $1 million acquisition of the Henry Darger Study Center: an effort supported largely by individual donors. Here, Brooke continued her commitment to demonstrating the porous nature of art history and made work by self-taught artists central to the NYC discourse. She has been an Assistant Professor at the following institutions – Columbia University, City College of New York, and Winston-Salem State University.
From 1992-1999 Anderson was the first full-time director of the Diggs Gallery at Winston-Salem State University, where she tripled the budget, audience, programming, and publicity. During her tenure in North Carolina she was recognized by the Chronicle Newspaper as “Curator of African American Art,” and was honored by an endowment established in her name to ensure the museum’s future.