Preserving an Artist’s Legacy: Panel Discussion with Alla Efimova, Rachel Middleman, and Sandra Shannonhouse, moderated by Kelly Lindner
Mar
26
5:30 PM17:30

Preserving an Artist’s Legacy: Panel Discussion with Alla Efimova, Rachel Middleman, and Sandra Shannonhouse, moderated by Kelly Lindner

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Join us for a panel discussion on artist estates, planning, and legacies with Alla Efimova from The Kunstworks, artist Sandra Shannonhouse, executor for the Estate of Robert Arneson, and Rachel Middleman, executor for the Anita Steckel Estate. Moderated by Kelly Lindner.

This program is proudly co-sponsored with monca, The Museum of Northern California Art.


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Art and Archives: Three Perspectives
Apr
24
6:00 PM18:00

Art and Archives: Three Perspectives

The Challenges and Insights in Amassing an Archive

Have you ever wondered what material belongs in an archive and just who would need an archive? This presentation will analyze three case studies of contemporary art archives: an artist, a curator and a collector. This is something we need to know when working with large collector estates or artists.

The personal and professional archive of Sonya Rapoport (1923-2015), a Berkeley-based conceptual artist, challenges us to consider the blurred boundaries between art objects and ephemera.

The massive archive of the renowned Swiss curator/artist, Harald Szeemann (1933-2005), acquired by the Getty Research Institute and recently revealed in an international traveling retrospective, provides remarkable insights into the dealings of the late 20th-century avant-garde.

The exceptional regional art collection and archives of Rene di Rosa (1919-2010), a Bay Area vintner and art collector, is preserved, exhibited, and made available for study at the di Rosa Center for Contemporary Art and provides an invaluable resource for the study of Northern California experimental art and artists.

The presenters are Terri Cohn (Candidate member of ASA, Terri Cohn Art Service) and Alla Efimova, PhD, KunstWorks, (Strategic Legacy Planning for Artists and Estates.)

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APAG West Brunch - Photo LA 2019
Feb
2
10:00 AM10:00

APAG West Brunch - Photo LA 2019

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APAG West,
a new affiliate of the American Photography Archive Group
cordially invites you to

APAG West Introduction Meeting and Brunch

Saturday, February 2nd, 10-11am
Peter Fetterman Gallery
Bergamot Station, 2525 Michigan Avenue, Gallery A1
RSVP:
kathryn@thekunstworks.com

Please join us for a brunch introduction to APAG West during PhotoLA. Steering committee members Alla Efimova and Melanie Light will introduce the organization, planned West Coast programs, and opportunities for Southern California photo collections and archives.

APAG: Founded in New York over a decade ago, American Photography Archives Group (APAG) is a non-profit membership organization to support photographer’s archives, working photographers, and photographic archivists. Its mission is to help to preserve, document, and exhibit historic photography of the 20th and 21st centuries. Throughout the year APAG meetings provide a supportive and lively forum for exchanging experience and knowledge with others who manage archives and the legacies of modern and contemporary photographers.

APAG West is a new affiliate to extend the same educational and professional opportunities for members in California and the Western States. www.apag.us/apag-west/

Please feel free to share the invitation with colleagues who may be interested in attending the meeting.

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APAG West Event: Managing the Market Posthumously
Dec
6
6:00 PM18:00

APAG West Event: Managing the Market Posthumously

The American Photography Archive Group (APAG West) and the Appraisers Association of America present

Managing the Market Posthumously

Please join us at Canessa Gallery for an evening presentation, panel discussion, and gallery tour focused on preserving and promoting an artist’s photographic legacy. A presentation by Annie Segan, Director of the Arthur Rothstein Legacy Project , will be followed by a panel discussion moderated by Melanie Light with appraiser Lindsay Nivens Frostini, and other estate specialists. The evening will also include a preview exhibition tour of When the Government Worked: New Deal Picture Stories by Arthur Rothstein.


EVENT REGISTRATION*

APAG West Members: Free

Non-members: $20

*To register, reserve your ticket through Eventbrite or email alla@thekunstworks.com. Non-members, cash or a check made out to "APAG" will be collected at the event.

To join APAG, click HERE.


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American Photography Archive Group (APAG) West
Apr
17
5:00 PM17:00

American Photography Archive Group (APAG) West

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You are cordially invited to the inaugural meeting of APAG West, a new affiliate of the American Photography Archive Group

Tuesday, April 17, 5-7 pm
San Francisco Public Library
San Francisco History Center
100 Larkin Street, 6th floor
RSVP or email christopher@thekunstworks.com
 

Founded in New York over a decade ago, American Photography Archives Group (APAG) is a non-profit membership organization to support photographers' archives, working photographers, and photographic archivists. Its mission is to help to preserve, document, and exhibit historic photography of the 20th and 21st centuries. Throughout the year APAG meetings provide a supportive and lively forum for exchanging experience and knowledge with others who manage archives and the legacies of modern and contemporary photographers.

APAG West is a new affiliate to extend the same educational and professional opportunities for members in California and the Western States.

5:00 pm Behind-the-scenes tour of San Francisco Historical Photograph Collection with Photography Curator Christina Moretta
5:30 pm Introductions and Plans from Dr. Alla Efimova, APAG West Chair; Founder and Principal, KunstWorks
6:30 pm Issues in photography acquisitions by museums and libraries with Susan Goldstein, City Archivist, San Francisco History Center, SFPL
6:45 pm Discussion and refreshments

Please feel free to share the invitation with colleagues who may be interested in attending the meeting.

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Invitation to Ed Aulerich-Sugai's Studio
Jan
20
2:00 PM14:00

Invitation to Ed Aulerich-Sugai's Studio

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The Studio of Ed Aulerich-Sugai (1950-1994)
336 Texas Street
San Francisco

Saturday, January 20
2:00 – 5:00 pm

San Francisco artist Ed Aulerich-Sugai died of AIDS in 1994. A quarter-century later, KunstWorks is working with the partners who survived him to honor his art and life. Aulerich-Sugai was a graduate of the San Francisco Art Institute and a gardener at the Conservatory of Flowers. In his work, his treatment of bodily fragility and transience are balanced with his attention to the flourishing of life around him. Lovingly preserved, Ed's paintings and dreams, gardens and drawings are tenaciously present.

Aulerich-Sugai was born in Honolulu and raised in Tacoma, Washington. He received his BFA in painting in 1974 from SFAI. His work was strongly influenced by his Japanese heritage and his experience of living with AIDS.

Since 1994, the work has been well preserved in the artist’s former studio and Ostrow’s current home. The oeuvre includes paintings and works on paper, spanning the artist’s career since 1970s through the last months of his life.

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