Visiting Artist Lecture with Heather Darcy Bhandari and Jonathan Melber

November 19, 2009

Co-Authors of “Art/Work”

Monday, November 23, 1:30–3 p.m.

Auditorium, Downtown Campus

Free and Open to the Public

Called one of the "best business books for artists" by The Artist's Magazine, ART/WORK shows artists of every level how to build their careers and protect themselves along the way. Whether you’re an art school grad looking for a gallery, a mid-career artist managing a busy studio, or someone just thinking about becoming a professional artist, this indispensable resource will save you from having to learn it all the hard way—so you can spend more time making art.

Heather Darcy Bhandari is the director of artist relations at Mixed Greens. Since joining the gallery in 2000, she has curated over forty exhibitions while managing and advising a roster of nearly two-dozen artists. Heather’s passion and enthusiasm for artists has led her to curate independent shows and sit on the board of NURTUREart (a nonprofit in Brooklyn that supports emerging artists and curators). She teaches professional development at the School of Visual Arts and she’s a member of the College Art Association and ArtTable. Heather majored in visual arts and anthropology at Brown University and received an MFA in painting from Pennsylvania State University. Before joining Mixed Greens, she worked at contemporary galleries Sonnabend and Lehmann Maupin in New York City.

Jonathan Melber is the director of business development at Jen Bekman Projects, which runs 20x200.com and the Hey, Hot Shot! photography competition. He's also a lawyer who has worked with artists, galleries, collectors and a host of creative individuals and companies. He has represented artists on a pro bono basis for Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts, and is a board member of NURTUREart, a nonprofit arts organization in Brooklyn that supports emerging artists. Jonathan graduated from Brown University with a degree in philosophy and received his JD from New York University School of Law, where he was an editor of the Law Review. He writes a regular column about art and law for the Huffington Post.