Virtual | DC BreakfastTable with Alison McNeil

8:30am ET| 7:30am CT

Join ArtTable’s DC Chapter for a presentation and conversation with Alison McNeil, Founder and Chief Creative Officer of McNeil Creative Enterprises.

This program is free for all ArtTable members. Members may bring 1 additional guest for $5.

Not a member? Join today!

How to take part:

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About Alison McNeil

Alison T. McNeil is a nationally recognized award-winning strategic thinker and creative entrepreneur with over 20 years of experience in performing arts and education. She leads with the intention of creating resources, removing roadblocks and designing roadmaps to make arts and culture accessible to all. Alison’s work has addressed the blind spots that perpetuate the disparities in funding, hiring, and operational practices with and for Black, Indigenous and people of color (BIPOC) arts administrators. Alison’s work is rooted in arts advocacy and is at the intersection between philanthropy, strategy and justice. She has led multi-million-dollar change efforts, therefore directly informing policy, grant-making, and strategic partnerships.

Her efforts have fortified leadership and secured grants, and as a result expanded equity and access for women, emerging leaders and communities of color. Every effort she’s contributed to is in service to the communities noted above including launching McNeil Creative Enterprises and co-founding Third Eye Cultural Collaborative, Women of Color in the Arts (WOCA), and the Maynor Biggers Artist Fund.

Alison’s talent has resulted in accolades both inside and outside of the arts and culture sector. She has served as a thought leader on numerous grant panels, boards, conference panels, and advisory committees including the National Endowment for the Arts, Americans for the Arts, Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, as well as the Heinz Endowments, Association of Performing Arts Professionals, Step Afrika!, FRESHH Inc. Theatre Company, DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, Arts Council of Fairfax County, Alexandria Commission for the Arts and Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy. If you really want to get Alison to smile, ask her about her nephew or her favorite Stevie Wonder song.

About McNeil Creative Enterprises

McNeil Creative Enterprises (MCE) is an organizational development firm committed to improving company culture, reinvigorating program operations, igniting growth and facilitating change in the arts and culture sector. MCE provides tactical solutions that help their clients strategically position themselves to achieve their goals. MCE removes the roadblocks and creates roadmaps. This contributes to healthy work environments, increased access to funding and opportunity, and holistic programming.

Thank you to Alissa Maru, ArtTable Washington, D.C. Chapter, for organizing this program.


Image: Alison McNeil

Virtual | DC BreakfastTable with Rayna Andrews

8:30am ET| 7:30am CT

Join ArtTable’s DC Chapter for a BreakfastTable presentation and conversation with archivist Rayna Andrews.

This program is free for ArtTable members and $5 for non-members. Not a member? Join today!

How to take part:

  1. Click here to Register for this event.
  2. Following registration you will receive call-in information in the form of a Zoom link.
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About Rayna Andrews

Rayna Andrews is the Archivist for the Henry Luce Foundation African American Collecting Initiative at the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, where she primarily processes collections related to African American art and artists.

Andrews has a background in inclusion, intersectionality, and accessibility relative to archival collections, as well as to archival institutions and the field. Additionally, she currently serves on MARAC’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee and on the Steering Committee of the Women Archivists Section of the Society of American Archivists.

Thank you to Lily Siegel, ArtTable Washington, D.C. Chapter, for organizing this program.


Image: Rayna Andrews

Virtual | DC BreakfastTable with Jaynelle Hazard

8:30am ET| 7:30am CT

Join ArtTable’s DC Chapter for a presentation and conversation with Jaynelle Hazard, Executive Director & Curator of the newly rebranded Tephra Institute of Contemporary Art. Jaynelle will discuss how the Greater Reston Arts Center repositioned and transformed into Tephra ICA as the institution’s programs, audience, and impact had drastically evolved over the past several years.

This program is free for ArtTable members only. Members may bring one guest for an additional $5. Not a member? Join today!

How to take part:

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  2. Following registration you will receive call-in information in the form of a ZOOM link
  3. Before joining a Zoom meeting on a computer or mobile device, you can download the Zoom app from the Download Center and select the “Zoom Client for Meetings” option. Alternatively, you will be prompted to download and install Zoom when you click a join link.
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About Jaynelle Hazard

Prior to joining Greater Reston Arts Center, Jaynelle Hazard was the Director of Exhibitions at Workhouse Art Center. There she developed, implemented, and oversaw contemporary art programming initiatives. In previous roles, she supported various art programs and worked with some of the most celebrated artworks by supporting the corporate contemporary art collection at UBS, the Union Bank of Switzerland, and via her work at Blank Projects, a contemporary art gallery in Cape Town, South Africa. Significant milestones throughout Hazard’s career include producing more than 75 exhibitions in turn providing opportunities to more than 200 artists, introducing the first outdoor mural project and festival in the Northern Virginia region, and partnering with the Smithsonian American Art Museum in leading the conference, State of Art 5/DC.

Jaynelle Hazard relocated to Washington, DC from New York in 2017 where she earned a Master of Arts degree at Sotheby’s Institute of Art. She currently serves as the Co-Chair for the Washington, DC Chapter of Sotheby’s Institute of Art Alumni and Chair of the Faith Flanagan Fellowship for ArtTable’s DC Chapter.

As the Executive Director and Curator of Tephra ICA, Jaynelle builds a critically engaged practice by introducing methods to advance scholarship; extending reach in interdisciplinary experimentation of contemporary art and ideas; as well as engaging audiences of all backgrounds and identities. With a curatorial foundation and leadership style rooted in care, Hazard is a catalyst and serves as a bridge between the public and the most innovative art of our time.

About Tephra ICA

Tephra ICA is a non-profit, non-collecting institution committed to promoting innovative contemporary art and thinking. Leading with curiosity and care, the organization is a catalyst, generator, and advocate for visual arts. The institution is devoted to celebrating artists. It values the power of art to broaden and shift perspectives, start difficult conversations, and consider alternative ideas.

Thank you to ArtTable’s Washington, D.C. Chapter for organizing this program.


Image: Jaynelle C. Hazard

Virtual | DC BreakfastTable with Molly Warnock

8:30am ET| 7:30am CT

Join ArtTable’s DC Chapter for a presentation and conversation with art critic and art historian Molly Warnock.

Tickets are $5. Members attend for free. Not a member? Join today!

How to take part:

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  2. Following registration you will receive call-in information in the form of a ZOOM link
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About Molly Warnock

Baltimore-based Molly Warnock is the author of “Simon Hantaï and the Reserves of Painting” (Pennsylvania State University Press, 2020). She has published writings in journals such as Artforum, Art in America, Les Cahiers du Musée National d’Art Moderne, Tate Papers, Journal of Contemporary Painting, and on nonsite.org. Her work has also been featured in numerous U.S. and European exhibition catalogues.

Currently, Warnock is a 2020-21 Ailsa Mellon Bruce Visiting Senior Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts at the National Gallery of Art.

Thank you to Lily Siegel, ArtTable DC Faith Flanagan Fellowship Co-Chair, for organizing this program.


Image: Molly Warnock

Virtual | DC BreakfastTable with Sheila McDaniel

8:30am ET| 7:30am CT

Join ArtTable’s DC Chapter for a presentation and conversation with Sheila McDaniel, new Administrator at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC.

Tickets are $5. Members attend for free. Not a member? Join today!

How to take part:

  1. Click here to Register for this event.
  2. Following registration you will receive call-in information in the form of a ZOOM link
  3. Before joining a Zoom meeting on a computer or mobile device, you can download the Zoom app from the Download Center and select the “Zoom Client for Meetings” option. Alternatively, you will be prompted to download and install Zoom when you click a join link.
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About Sheila McDaniel

Sheila McDaniel was recently appointed as Administrator of the National Gallery of Art and began her tenure this September. As Administrator, McDaniel oversees the divisions of administrative support, architecture and capital improvement, facilities, horticulture, personnel, procurement, and security, which comprise more than one-third of the museum’s staff.

About her appointment, she says “I have dedicated my entire career to serving communities through art and education. Now, coming to Washington, I will have the honor of working for a community that encompasses all the United States. The National Gallery of Art is a treasure that belongs to every American, and unlike most other treasure, it becomes more valuable the more it is shared.”

Since 2004, McDaniel has been the deputy director of finance and operations at The Studio Museum in Harlem. Her areas of expertise include change management, human resource development, nonprofit financial management, and organizational development. At The Studio Museum in Harlem, she is a member of the leadership team responsible for implementing the museum’s strategic plan and managing the construction of a new facility that spans 80,000 square feet. McDaniel previously served as the associate executive director for operations at the Hetrick-Martin Institute, where she was part of the team that opened Harvey Milk High School. McDaniel has also served as treasurer on several nonprofit boards, including those of ArtTable, Bronx Council on the Arts, and North Star Fund. McDaniel holds a master’s degree in public administration from Baruch College. A lifelong learner, she is pursuing a Doctor of Education in adult learning and leadership at Columbia University.

Thank you to ArtTable’s Washington, D.C. Chapter for organizing this program.


Image: Sheila McDaniel. Photo by Erich Camping.

Virtual | DC BreakfastTable with Jame Anderson

8:30am ET| 7:30am CT

Join ArtTable’s DC Chapter for a presentation and conversation with Jame Anderson, SmithGroup Director of Cultural Practice. This event is free for ArtTable members and $5 for non-members.

How to take part:

  1. Click here to Register for this event.
  2. Following registration you will receive call-in information in the form of a ZOOM link
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About Jame Anderson

Originally an artist turned exhibits fabricator, Jame studied architecture leading to her first tenure with SmithGroup. Jame went on to serve as a Senior Architect and Exhibitor Designer at the National Gallery of Art, where she designed hundreds of special exhibitions and other projects before returning to SmithGroup to lead the Cultural Practice. Some notable projects include the National Museum of the American Indian, the Gilcrease Museum of American Art, the Lumpkin’s Slave Jail Site/Devil’s Half Acre interpretive site, and the renovation and expansion of The Franklin Institute.

“There are stories to tell everywhere – we must look for every opportunity to make our world more beautiful, have more meaning, and better engage with one another.”

Jame holds a combined BA in Studio Art and Art History from Wake Forest University and an M-Arch from the Rhode Island School of Design. She lives in the DC burbs with her spouse Neel and 13-year-old fiddle playing daughter and personal hero, Clare.

Thank you to Caitlin Berry, ArtTable Washington, D.C. Chapter Co-Chair.


Image: Jame Anderson

Virtual | AT LOCAL: DC BreakfastTable with Nekisha Durrett

Image: Nekisha Durrett

8:30 AM EDT/ 7:30 AM CDT

AT LOCAL virtual programs present opportunities to connect as a local chapter online. This event is free for members of ArtTable’s Washington, D.C. chapter and $5 for non-members. Stay tuned for AT LOCAL events near you!

How to take part!

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  2. Following registration you will receive call-in information in the form of a ZOOM link
  3. Before joining a Zoom meeting on a computer or mobile device, you can download the Zoom app from the Download Center and select the “Zoom Client for Meetings” option. Alternatively, you will be prompted to download and install Zoom when you click a join link.
  4. For further instruction on how to use Zoom, see here.

Join ArtTable’s DC Chapter for a presentation and conversation with artist Nekisha Durrett. Her “Magnolia Project,” a recent series of magnolia leaves perforated with the names of Black women murdered by police, is featured in the Park Avenue Armory exhibition and archive “100 Years | 100 Women” and was recently featured in Vogue’s “14 Black Artists on Life in America Right Now.”

About Nekisha Durrett

Nekisha Durrett currently lives and works in Washington, DC where she creates bold and playful large scale installations and public art that aim to make the ordinary enchanting and awe inspiring while summoning subject matter that is often underrepresented or overlooked in visual culture. She earned her BFA at The Cooper Union in New York City and MFA from The University of Michigan School of Art and Design as a Horace H. Rackham Fellow. Durrett has exhibited her work throughout the Washington, DC area and nationally. She is currently a finalist in the National Portrait Gallery’s prestigious Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition and is featured in “The Outwin 2019: American Portraiture Today” exhibition. Recent installations include: “Up ‘til Now”, a freestanding, solar powered sculpture that evokes the history of Washington, DC’s landscape and architecture in Washington’s Golden Triangle neighborhood; “Messages for the City” in collaboration with For Freedoms in Times Square, New York; and a wall mounted public sculpture in the Liberty City community of Miami, Florida made in collaboration with conceptual artist Hank Willis Thomas. She is currently in production on numerous projects including a permanent installation on the glass-walled vestibule in the newly renovated Martin Luther King, Jr. Library in Washington. Her “Magnolia Project,” a recent series of magnolia leaves perforated with the names of Black women murdered by police, is featured in the Park Avenue Armory exhibition and archive “100 Years | 100 Women” curated by Deborah Willis.

Thank you to Allison Nance, DC Chapter Programs Chair.

AT LOCAL | DC BreakfastTable with Marta Staudinger

Image: Marta Staudinger

8:30 AM EDT/ 7:30 AM CDT

How to take part!

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Join us for a presentation and informal conversation and with Marta Staudinger, founder and director of Latela Curatorial, and the GLB Memorial Fund which supports woman-identifying artists and curators who reside in Washington DC, Maryland or Virginia.

In 2014, Marta founded Latela Curatorial: an Art & Curatorial Lifestyle Boutique which provides art consultation to art collectors and commercial clients in the Washington DC region. In 2015, she opened the Latela Art Gallery, a multi-purpose space which serves as a curatorial office and client meeting space, artist studio and is also regularly activated for art exhibitions. The gallery has been voted Best Commercial Art Gallery in Washington DC consecutively since its opening in 2016, 2017, 2018 & 2019.

Marta is passionate about improving the Arts Ecosystem in Washington DC to continue to draw national/international attention to the DMV’s artistic currents and talents. In 2018, she challenged DC’s Comprehensive Cultural Plan. In 2019, Latela Curatorial was highlighted as one of “5 Art Destinations Changing DC’s Creative Scene”. Most recently, Marta spearheaded the example of “How Apartment Buildings can become Showcases for Artists in DC” in partnership with local developer WC Smith by sourcing only local, original artwork in one of the city’s newest luxury apartment buildings setting a precedent for developers to contribute to the local creative economy.

In May 2020, during the Covid-19 pandemic, Marta launched the GLB Memorial Fund for the Arts which provides financial support to woman-identifying artists and curators who reside in Washington DC, Maryland or Virginia to further advance women-led contemporary art initiatives.

Marta Staudinger has worked in multiple fine art capacities over the last decade as an Independent Curator and Artist, but also as an Art Professional in some of the most prominent art historical institutions including the National Bargello Museum in Florence, Italy; the Antoni Tàpies Foundation in Barcelona, Spain; the Art Museum of the Americas and the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC. Throughout her time working in institutions, she has maintained an artist practice, which has included apprenticing with professional painters and expressing her creative voice with the multiple cultures in which she has lived.

Marta divides her time wearing multiple hats as an Art Consultant, Curator, Gallerist, Artist & Art Historian. She travels regularly for curatorial projects + to lecture in Italy, Portugal and Spain as a Smithsonian Journeys Expert.

Thank you to Allison Nance, DC Chapter Programs Chair.

BreakfastTable Special: Setting the Table

In response to our current state of distance, ArtTable is shifting programming online where we can. This event will take place as a live conversation! Registration is open to members only. Suggested donation of $15.00. We hope to see you there!

How to take part!

  1. Click here to Register for this event and login (this event is for ArtTable members only)
  2. Following registration you will receive call-in information in the form of a ZOOM link
  3. Before joining a Zoom meeting on a computer or mobile device, you can download the Zoom app from the Download Center and select the “Zoom Client for Meetings” option. Alternatively, you will be prompted to download and install Zoom when you click a join link.
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ArtTable East Coasters, join us for a special BreakfastTable program celebrating the launch of “Setting the Table,” a page that highlights the stories of thirteen trailblazing women, all early members of ArtTable DC Chapter, who have each been instrumental in shaping the DC art community. The website was created by ArtTable DC’s 2019-2020 Faith Flanagan Fellows and is based on interviews conducted over several months.

This event will start 30 minutes later than usual to allow adequate time for coffee brewing and breakfast making!

The Faith Flanagan Fellowship Program is a Washington, D.C. chapter program, based locally, that provides mentorship and a one-year provisional membership in the DC Chapter to a select few individuals with at least 2 years of experience in the visual arts field.

During this interactive BreakfastTable program, attendees will be asked to respond to the following questions: What are some words you would use to describe the ArtTable community? How has ArtTable helped you grow since you’ve joined it? Are there any physical objects or places that relate to your arts journey? And what are your hopes for ArtTable and the art community in the coming years?

Thank you to ArtTable DC’s 2019-2020 Faith Flanagan Fellows: Ella Weiner, Jennifer Anne Mitchell, Emily Ann Francisco, and Laura Augustin.

VIRTUAL | BreakfastTable with Wendy Clark

Image: Wendy Clark

In response to our current state of distance, ArtTable is shifting programming online where we can. This event will take place as a live conversation! Registration is open to members only. Suggested donation of $15.00. We hope to see you there!

How to take part!

  1. Click here to Register for this event
  2. Following registration you will receive call-in information in the form of a ZOOM link
  3. Before joining a Zoom meeting on a computer or mobile device, you can download the Zoom app from the Download Center and select the “Zoom Client for Meetings” option. Alternatively, you will be prompted to download and install Zoom when you click a join link.
  4. For further instruction on how to use Zoom, see here.

ArtTable East Coasters, join us for a virtual Breakfast Table with guest speaker Wendy Clark. Wendy Clark joined Arts Consulting Group as Vice President in 2020 with more than 35 years of experience in museums, visual arts, and design. Her areas of expertise include grantmaking, programming support, and project management on a national scale. She also has extensive training and experience in the areas of diversity, equity, inclusion, implicit bias, ethics, anti-harassment, the Hatch Act, leadership, cyber-security, and executive coaching.

This event will start 30 minutes later than usual to allow adequate time for coffee brewing and breakfast making!

Most recently serving as Director of Museums, Visual Arts, and Indemnity at the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). “Today’s cultural organizations are increasingly called upon to expand their missions to help communities cope with contemporary challenges. The cultural sector is an ecosystem, dependent upon the interaction and support of a variety of parties. Its success is contingent on the collaboration of patrons, foundations, and the public, corporate. and governmental sectors.”

Prior to joining the NEA, Ms. Clark served as a Grant and Public Affairs Specialist for the Illinois Arts Council. During her tenure, she developed, promoted, and implemented $1 million statewide grants initiative for local cultural facility planning and development. She was the recipient of the Federal Design Achievement Award for the Illinois Arts Council’s Building by Design Program, served as an Arts Management Fellow at the NEA, and chaired the architecture and design review committee for a mid-century modern residential community.

Ms. Clark is a member of the American Alliance of Museums and ArtTable, a national membership organization dedicated to advancing women’s professional leadership in the visual arts.

Ms. Clark holds a bachelor of arts degree in political science from the University of Michigan and studied Elizabethan history, art, and literature at New College, University of Oxford.

Thank you to Blair Wunderlich.