Penelope Thomas

Penelope holds over 20 years of experience in creative careers. Most recently working as The Director of Communications & Partnerships with The Clark Hulings Foundation, she was the producer of The Thriving Artist™—recognized by Player.FM and iHeartRadio as a leading visual arts podcast. Her writing has been featured in Authority Magazine and The Bistro Awards, and she was “Marketer of the Week” in Ignite Visibility. She holds a B.A. in Anthropology & Cultural Studies from Trent University, and has a background as a performer. A Canadian, Penelope has been awarded two visas for Individuals with Extraordinary Ability in the Arts.

Audra Lambert

Audra Lambert holds an MA, Art History & Visual Culture from Lindenwood University (2021) and an undergraduate degree in Art History and Asian Studies from St Peter’s University (2005.) She has served in Development roles with On This Spot NYC, Exceptional Artists Foundation and More Art. She has curated exhibitions with the Center for Jewish History at the Yeshiva University Museum, Fountain House Gallery, Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, and Arsenal Gallery among others, and has juried artist residencies at Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art & Storytelling, ChaNorth, and ApexArt.

Taylor-Rae Carvalho

Taylor was born in Lebanon, New Hampshire, and later moved to Rutland, Vermont where she spent her formative years. Upon graduating high school, she made the move to New York City to pursue her education. She graduated with Honors from Pratt Institute with a B.A. in the History of Art & Design. During her time at Pratt, Taylor-Rae gained valuable experience working as a Gallery Assistant and Art Handler for Pratt Manhattan Gallery. She collaborated with artists, curators, and art handlers to help launch over fifteen exhibitions including Albers, Lustig Cohen, Tissi 1958-2018, Art Food, and Design by Time. After graduation, Taylor-Rae worked as a Production Coordinator at Commando, LLC for two years before taking on her current role as an Administrative Assistant for ArtTable. In addition to her professional pursuits, Taylor-Rae is also an artist and freelance model. She is currently enrolled in a UX/UI Design Bootcamp with Upright Education to further expand her skills and continue her professional development.

Janet Wall

Janet currently serves as Director of Development & Communications for Tudor Place Historic House & Garden in Washington, DC. With thousands of decorative objects, including the largest Washington Collection outside of George Washington’s Mount Vernon, Tudor Place sits on 5 ½ acres in the heart of the Georgetown historic neighborhood. Prior to working at Tudor Place, Janet worked with director, Jerald Melberg at his nationally recognized gallery, building private collections nationwide. Janet was the lead researcher on the forthcoming publication, Romare Bearden: The Print Catalogue Raisonne 1964-1983. An active ArtTable Member for nearly ten years, Janet has been involved in numerous programs. The Women’s Collector’s Program, brought together established and emerging collectors to inspire and encourage art collecting in Charlotte, NC. She is a champion of young people and the next generation of art industry leaders and has served as a mentor for the ArtTable Fellowship Program and the DC Faith Flanagan Fellowship Program – both promoting diversity in the arts.


Diane Dinkins Carr, Co-Chair
President, DDC Consulting Group, Inc.

Julie Gustafson, Co-Chair
President & Founder, MJG Advisory LLC

Angelica Semmelbauer

Angelica Semmelbauer is a private art advisor based in New York City, and founder of art advisory company Ellipsis Art, where she advises private clients on art acquisition and collection management. She also represents a roster of artists from her previous 15-year career as a gallerist. During her tenure as Director at Mimi Ferzt Gallery in New York (2005-2015), which specialized in Russian Non-Conformist and Contemporary Art, she organized important curatorial exhibitions for these artists, and placed many of them in important private and public art collections around the world, including the Guggenheim Museum, MOMA, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the State Tretyakov gallery, Moscow.

In her current private advisory role, she is most excited about creating direct connections between artists and collectors. She curates exhibitions, organizes events, including studio visits, and creates marketing campaigns to bring visibility to contemporary and mid-career artists.

Angelica serves as the Co-Chair of the Membership Committee for ArtTable’s New York Chapter, and as Communication Officer for the NYU Alumni Council, where she received her Master’s Degree in Visual Arts Administration (Class of 2004). When not busy with client work, Angelica also loves to travel and to practice yoga.

Lauren Jensen

Lauren Jensen serves as Chief Commercial Officer at ARtGlass, the leader in creating augmented experiences for the arts and culture. She has a passion for making the arts and augmented storytelling inclusive and accessible for all. She has worked with arts organizations across the world throughout her time in previous roles at Art Processors and Antenna International. Lauren specializes in human rights and cultural studies, graduating with dual degrees in International Affairs and Russian Language and Literature with a minor in Classical Studies from the University of Georgia. Lauren is based in Atlanta, GA, and serves as Co-Chair of the Metro Atlanta Chapter of ArtTable.

Nuria Richards

Nuria Richards is an arts professional who is passionate about art collections and the way they positively impact the market and philanthropy. She attended the Fine Arts School at the National University in Mexico City and holds an Art Business Graduate degree from Sotheby’s Institute of Art – Claremont Graduate University where she extended her academic interests to Economics, Cultural Studies, and Management of Corporate Collections.

After studying in New York and Los Angeles, Nuria relocated to Miami and worked in the gallery system holding the position of Executive Manager for Piero Atchugarry Gallery, and Director of Museum Relations for Ascaso Gallery. Around this period she became part of ArtTable Florida Chapter as Chair of Programming.

Nuria supports young and emerging artists through the curatorial project Clandestina and is the founder of RICHARDS & Co, an Art Management & Estate Planning Agency that evaluates and creates strategies for acquiring, selling, transferring, and donating art. She works, with families and individuals, designing the sale and acquisition of works by artists like Jean-Michel Basquiat, George Condo, Diego Rivera, Wifredo Lam, Joaquín Torres-García, Victor Vasarely, and Leonora Carrington. Her relationship with art and involvement with museums, galleries, artists, and collectors in the US and Mexico seeks to create cultural impact through the practice of art collecting.

Nuria’s goal is to generate strategies for collectors to successfully fulfill their art interests, while positively impacting the community. She has been a conduit between secondary and primary markets for a generation of artists and collectors that were caught in the middle of a rapidly changing art world.

Ellen Taubman

An independent curator and renowned philanthropist with 35 years of experience working in the field of Native arts, with expertise in art markets and curatorial projects. In her philanthropic efforts, she and her husband founded The William and Ellen Taubman Foundation. She had previously been a guest curator for the exhibition Changing Hands: Art Without Reservation 3: Contemporary Native North American Art from the Northeast and Southeast (Changing Hands is a three-part project that spans one decade from 2002-2012) at the Museum of Arts and Design, New York City. In addition to her guest curatorial background, she was the vice president at Sotheby’s for american indian/tribal art from 73-98, and Curator at Masco Corporation from 88-92. In addition to her work as a Curator and Independent Consultant, she has also served as a longtime volunteer at various Native markets across the United States, more specifically the Southwest Association of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico held each August, where she regularly a Classification Manager and a Judge. She has also served on the Fellowship Committee for the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art.

Delphine Daniels

Delphine is an experienced business development professional with over 16 years of experience developing strategic relationships and driving organizational awareness and growth in the design and construction industry. In 2021, she joined Gilbane Building Company to support the company’s growing portfolio of cultural and institutional projects. In her new role, she works closely with
operations to enhance and expand client relationships, as well as gain market share in both public and private sectors. Prior to joining Gilbane, Delphine led business development and marketing efforts for two mid-size architecture firms, and, most recently, for a boutique-sized owner’s representative firm specializing in cultural and institutional work for mission-driven clients. Prior to joining the AEC industry, Delphine held positions at The Museum of Modern Art and The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

She holds an undergraduate degree in art and architectural history from the University of Washington, and a Master of Philosophy in contemporary art and architectural history from the City University of New York. Delphine is also active in many industry organizations including, the Urban Land Institute, Professional Women in Construction, Urban Design Forum and the American Institute of Architects (NY Chapter), where she is a member of the Cultural Facilities Committee.

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