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ArtTable’s Fellowship for Diversity in the Visual Arts Program, fornerly known as the Summer Mentored Internship, is one of the longest standing internship programs supporting diversity in the visual arts. The program was established in 2000 as a conscious effort to enrich and strengthen the visual arts field by supporting a healthy and diverse professional landscape. The mentored fellowships introduce emerging women professionals from racial and ethnic backgrounds generally underrepresented in the field to the range of professional opportunities available to them. ArtTable has supported 72 emerging professionals with internships around the country (as of 2016).

Diversity has never been the hallmark of the visual arts professions. In 2012, The Association of Art Museum Directors reported that, while 57.2% of directors, CEOs, and presidents are female, fewer than five percent of their 220 member art museums had minorities in senior management positions. The American Alliance of Museums reported in 2010 that of the museum curators employed in the U.S., and the students enrolled in museum studies programs, over eighty percent are white. This lack of diversity creates an imbalance and puts the art world at risk of becoming irrelevant to its audiences. Without new and diverse perspectives, the art world does not represent the demographics of our country. ArtTable’s Diversity Fellowship program creates a pathway for minorities to gain professional experience, contacts, and knowledge in a step toward becoming leaders in the field
 
Candidates for the ArtTable Diversity Fellowship include female graduate students pursuing a career in the visual arts, with an interest in curatorial studies, education, administration and public engagement. Each fellow is paired with an ArtTable member mentor for the duration of the internship, and is given a $3,000 stipend for the eight-week commitment.  Over the years we have an extraordinary group of women whom we placed in member institutions throughout the country.  Read below to see what they had to say about their experiences!


ArtTable Diversity Fellows, 2017:
Phoenix Museum of Art
Phoenix, Arizona
Mentor: Dennita Sewell, Curator, Fashion
Fellow: Hannah Gur-Arie, Barrett, the Honors College, Arizona State University, May 2017
Generously funded by ArtTable founder and member Lila Harnett

Project: Hannah worked  on ommunications, marketing and curatorial support for exhibitions “Eye on Fashion: The Kelly Ellman Collection” and “Yeohlee | Serra”, including Arizona Costume Institute events and lectures with guests from the fashion industry

To read Hannah's blog about her experiences click here

Heard Museum
Phoenix, AZ
Mentor: Jewel Clark, Digital Technologies and Websites Manager
Fellow: Lahela Maxwell,  Walter Cronkite School of Journalism, Arizona State University, May 2017
Generously funded by ArtTable founder and member Lila Harnett


Project: Lahela managed the museum’s social media messaging on Facebook and Twitter, and with oversight, guidance and collective collaboration, made creative contributions.

Click to read, hear and see more about Lahela's experiences

Morgan Library & Museum
New York, NY
Mentor: Joel Smith, The Richard Menschel Curator of Photography 

Fellow: Jovanna Jones, PhD candidate, African & African American Studies, with concentrations in the History of Art & Architecture and Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies, Harvard University,
Generously funded by ArtTable member Elaine Goldman

Project:  Jovanna worked on the photographic archive of the Peter Hujar Collection at the Morgan Library.  She was  involved in the selection and research of a targeted group of approximately 650 images representing the length and variety of the artist's career. Her research and writing contributed to scholarly and public access to these materials and are to be used in didactic materials to complement the artist’s first in-depth retrospective exhibition, Peter Hujar: Speed of Life, opening at the Morgan in January 2018. 

To read Jovanna's blog about her experience click here

Fabric Workshop and Museum
Philadelphias, PA
Mentors: Susan Talbott,  Executive Director and Curator, and Alexander Unkovic, Exhibitions Manager

Fellow: Michelle McVickers, MA in Fashion Studies at Parsons School of Design, The New School, May 2017
Generously funded by the Lenore G. Tawnery Foundation


Project: Michelle assisted Susan L. Talbott along with Alexander Unkovic in planning for the exhibition, An Archive of Experimentation: 40 Yeas of Artist Projects. This exhibition, which opened December 2017, focused on the history and creative output of their renowned Artist-in- Residence program, showcasing works by recently emerging artists alongside art world luminaries such as Ann Hamilton, Sarah Sze and Richard Tuttle. Michelle conducted research, mining FWM’s storied archives, and contributing
to the exhibition development, as well as permanent collection research.


Philadelphia Museum of Art 
Philadelphia, PA
Mentor: Amanda Sroka, Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art
Fellow:  Alexis Dixon, candidate, MFA in Curatorial Practice, Maryland Institute College of Art
Generously funded by ArtTable member Catherine Hannah Behrend


Project: Alexis worked with the Contemporary Art and Education departments on Philadelphia Assembled, an expansive collaborative project that reimagined the city, according to the personal and collective narratives that make up Philadelphia’s changing urban fabric. Alexis contributed to collaborative outreach efforts with individuals, artistic collective and community organizations, and helped to organize a series of public gatherings, performance pieces, workshops and community meals, which culminated in a participatory presentation at the Museum in September 2017.
To read Alexis' journal about her experience
click here

ArtTable Summer Mentored Interns 2016
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The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Houston, Texas
Mentor: Dr. Dena Woodall, Associate Curator, Prints and Drawings

Intern: Heather Hughes, PhD Candidate, History of Art, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Generously funded by the Samuel H. Kress Foundation


Project: As the ArtTable Mentored Intern at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Heather worked on an upcoming exhibition of works on paper featuring nineteenth- and twentieth-century American artists from Bierstadt to Hopper. She was immersed in all aspects of exhibition planning, including creating object checklists, conducting research, writing and editing didactic material, preparing the exhibition catalog, and assisting with exhibition design. She also had the opportunity to research and locate works of art for aquisition and consideration in the exhibition. 

To read Heather's blog about her experiences click here

The Columbia Museum of Art
Columbia, South Carolina
Mentor: Karen Brosius, Executive Director
Intern: Alyssa Velazquez, MA Candidate, Decorative Arts, Design History and Material Culture, Bard Graduate Center, New York
Generously funded by the Samuel H. Kress Foundation

Project:  Alyssa was involved in planning for the forthcoming exhibitions "The Dark Side: The Shadow from Wyeth to Warhol & Beyond" and "Cut! Costume and the Cinema", including research and writing.  She developed an exhibition check list, a document listing potential exhibition partners, an exhibition PowerPoint, loan location list, two exhibition binders, and cretaed a visual timeline for a 2020 exhibition; in addition to copy editing exhibition labels and contributing to further research on objects up for deaccessioning.

To read Alyssa's blog about her experiences click here

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he Morgan Library & Museum
New York, NY
Mentor: Isabelle Dervaux, Acquavella Curator of Modern and Contemporary Drawings
Intern: Crystal Ferrer, MA Candidate, Art History, California State University, Long Beach, CA
Generously funded by the Samuel H. Kress Foundation

Project: Crystal worked on the early stages of preparation of an exhibition and catalogue devoted to the works on paper of California artist Wayne Thiebaud (b.1920). This included doing research on the artist, both at the Morgan and in other libraries in New York City; creating a bibliography; locating works; assembling a preliminary checklist of the exhibition; and working on installation plans.

To read Crystal's blog about her experiences click here

The Catherine Hannah Behrend ArtTable Intern at the Philadelphia Museum of Art 
Philadelphia, PA
Mentors: Charlotte Lowrey, project assistant for the Contemporary Caucus, and Emily Schreiner, the Zoe and Dean Pappas Curator of Education, Public Programs
Intern: Kimberly Jacobs, PhD Candidate, Art History, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
Generously funded by ArtTable member Catherine Behrend

Project: As the Catherine Hannah Behrend ArtTable intern Kimberly assisted with the curatorial and artistic planning of “The Museum as a Score,” a reimagination of the museum’s annual Anne d’Harnoncourt Symposium. This multi-day early fall program of performances, talks, and event-based experiential art works held in September 2016, explored the current conditions and future possibilities of the Museum experience in a cultural context.

To read Kimberly's blog about her experiences click here

ArtTable Summer Mentored Interns 2015:
The Sam Francis Foundation
Pasadena, California
Mentor: Loree Goffigon, Board of Directors, The Sam Francis Foundation
Intern: Brittany Binder, MA Candidate, California State University, Long Beach Generously funded by the Sam Francis Foundation

Project: The mission of the Sam Francis Foundation is to further a greater understanding of Sam Francis’s art and ideas through an array of programs and activities designed to educate, inform, and catalyze new thinking about the importance of creativity in society. In the spring of 2014, the Foundation launched an initiative directed towards Creativity in Learning. In addition to curating museum exhibits, the Foundation has produced a series of art symposia, roundtable events and is pioneering new programs in the field of creativity in education. The intern will support the Foundation in a number of capacities, primarily in the development and expansion of Creativity Matters, the Foundation’s signature outreach program. In addition, opportunities are planned for the intern to work on the upcoming catalogue raisonné, oral histories, and other scholarly projects relating to the Getty Research Library's archives on Sam Francis. 


To read Brittany's blog about her experience click here
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The Columbia Museum of Art
Columbia, South Carolina
Mentor: Karen Brosius, Executive Director
Intern: Erika Hirugami, MAAB Candidate, Sotheby's Institute of Art - Drucker School of Management, Claremont Graduate University
Generously funded by the Kress Foundation and the Columbia Museum of Art

Project: The intern will be focusing on curatorial research for the museum’s major spring exhibition next year called REMIX: Themes & Variations in African-American Art, which will be on view from February 5, 2016 to May 1, 2016. REMIX is being organized by the Columbia Museum of Art and will be comprised of paintings, sculpture and mixed-media work by approximately 40 of the country’s most exciting and influential African-American artists. 
 
This is the first exhibition of its kind to address the various ways that contemporary African-American artists remix and reuse themes, materials, and stereotypes in their work. No exhibition has fully conducted a comprehensive, scholarly exploration of this subject. The CMA is planning to publish a fully illustrated catalogue to accompany the exhibition, which will be sold to the public in the Museum Shop and distributed to educational organizations in the state and beyond.  As a result, there is significant research work to be done in advance to produce this book.  Each object will need to be researched by the intern, who will focus on the organization of these materials and the logistics of securing the materials necessary to produce the catalogue, including the permissions from the artists to reproduce the images and the high resolution images themselves. For their research, the intern will have access to both the Richland County Library, which houses the museum’s own art library as our community partner, and the research library at the University of South Carolina, which is located in Columbia. 
 
The works in the exhibition will come from at least two dozen lenders in 10 states, including museums, private collectors, galleries, and artists. In addition, there will be two works from CMA’s collection included in the exhibition. The intern will also be conducting significant work on these pieces, which will not only add to the knowledge about these works in the museum’s collection, but also to the scholarly understanding of their significance.

To read Erica's blog about her experience click here
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Pomona College Museum of Art 
Claremont, California
Mentor: Terri Geis, Curator of Academic Programs, and Rebecca McGrew, Senior Curator
Intern: Alexandra Isabel Madsen, MA Candidate, University of Texas at Austin
Generously funded by the Kress Foundation

Project: Pomona College's museum has American and European art, student exhibits and an after-hours music series. The intern will focus on the development of academic programming for an exhibition, Restoring the Spirit: Celebrating Haitian Art, and will conduct research on the artworks, consult with key academic partners to help tie exhibition resources to courses, assist the Museum’s Academic Curator in planning for guest lectures and artist presentations related to the exhibition, and learn about exhibition installation strategies and procedures with the Senior Curator. The intern will have the option of working on installation design as well. The intern will also be responsible for the development of a smaller exhibition utilizing the Museum’s permanent collection, including research, the development of the specific concept, as well as an exhibition checklist, author didactic text, and website text. If possible, the intern will return after the internship is completed to make a curatorial presentation. The intern will also have the chance to attend 3-4 field trips to other museums/cultural institutions where she will meet with other museum professionals.

Click here to read Alexandra's blog about her experience!
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Philadelphia Museum of Art 
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Mentor: Erica F. Battle, The John Alchin and Hal Marryatt Associate Curator of Contemporary Art
Intern: Ashley Delara DeHoyos, MA Candidate, Maryland Institute College of Art
Generously funded by the Kress Foundation

Project: The Philadelphia Museum of Art is among the largest art museums in the United States. It has collections of more than 227,000 objects that include "world-class holdings of European and American paintings, prints, drawings, and decorative arts." The ArtTable Intern’s primary assignment will be to assist the curator in all aspects of planning for International Pop, a large-scale special exhibition organized by the Walker Art Center and on view at the PMA beginning February 2016, that explores the ways in which Pop first emerged in the UK and the US and then spread across the globe. The exhibition includes more than 100 works by 50 artists, representing 20 countries. The intern will help with refining installation design; drafting and editing key didactics including wall texts and object labels; formulating plans for interactive technology and web presence; finalizing programs to surround the exhibition; establishing and furthering partnerships with other institutions in Philadelphia; meeting fundraising goals; and ensuring that all support departments in the Museum are well-equipped with the necessary information to prepare for the exhibition. In addition to the ArtTable Intern’s contributions to and participation in this curatorial project, she will also be integrated into the Department of Contemporary Art and be asked to perform departmental duties, to attend staff meetings, and possibly to assist with additional curatorial research and projects.

Click here to read Ashley's blog about her experience!
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The Lila Harnett Internship at the Phoenix Art Museum 
Phoenix, Arizona
Mentor:  Dr. Vanessa Davidson, Lampe Curator of Latin American Art, and Gabriela Muñoz, Curatorial Assistant, Latin American Art
Intern: Alana Hernandez, MA Candidate at City University of New York, Hunter College
Generously funded by ArtTable founder Lila Harnett

Project: The ArtTable internship in the Phoenix Art Museum’s Latin American Department is centered around the research and inventory of the Museum’s permanent collection. The project is organized in two stages. First, the intern will assist Curatorial Assistant Gabriela Muñoz in an inventory of works in the collection from the storage vaults, photographing appropriate objects for the Museum’s database. This project will also involve curatorial research into the Museum’s collection of sculptures and works on paper by Mexican artist Francisco Zuñiga and the development of a written report of findings for future exhibitions. The second stage of the internship involves research of 18th-century Peruvian paintings for an exhibition scheduled to open in August, 2015. The intern will gain valuable experience in documenting and researching artworks in a museum collection, as well as insights into collection management and exhibition development.


Click here to read Alana's blog about her experience!
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The Lea Green Memorial Internship, The Studio Museum in Harlem
New York, New York
Mentors: Shanta Lawson, Education Manager, Evans Richardson, Chief of Staff, and Elizabeth Gwinn, Communications Manager
Intern: Kayla Coleman, MBA Candidate, City College of New York
Generously funded by the ArtTable Lea Green Memorial Fund. In collaboration with Lea K. Green’s family, ArtTable established a fund to support the Diversity Internship Program and to host a Lea K. Green intern during the summer of 2015 in her honor. Friends, family, and organizations that Lea supported have generously donated over $3,500 towards her legacy fund. Lea K. Green (1974-2014) was an exemplary leader, an ArtTable board member, and was deeply committed to the advancement of women in the visual arts. 

Project: The Studio Museum in Harlem will host an intern from ArtTable’s Diversity Internship Program named in honor of Lea K. Green, a former ArtTable Board member. The intern will be fully integrated into the Museum’s Internship program, which provides students with a wide range of experiences designed to provide insight into the daily workings of a professional museum environment including assisting with the organization of exhibitions, reviewing incoming exhibition proposals and artist submissions, artist research, assisting with the development of public programming, and maintaining archives. Interns engage in discussions with Museum staff and fellow interns during Interns Hour; participate in off-site visits to various cultural institutions around New York City; and participate in interpretive public programs that cater to a variety of audiences including artists, historians, educators, students, art professionals, youth, families, seniors, and members of both the Harlem community and the New York art world.

For this internship, the Lea K. Green intern will work closely with Studio Museum in Harlem Chief of Staff, Evans Richardson and Communications Manager Elizabeth Gwinn on the Museum's 50th Anniversary project. The museum is planning a multimedia exhibition and publication project, which traces the museum’s central role in the presentation, interpretation, and collection of art by artists of African descent. The ArtTable intern will offer crucial support to this project. She will be principally responsible for undertaking a number of focused research projects aimed at collecting, reviewing and cataloging material gathered from the Museum’s archives and collections, as well as participating in the interdepartmental work to capture and conceptualize the Studio Museum history.  

 
Click here to read Kayla's blog about her experience!  

ArtTable Summer Mentored Interns 2014:
 
Sade Ayorinde, who was placed with ArtTable member Amanda McDonald Crowley at Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts in Omaha, NE, worked to develop public-facing exhibition and engagement programs that generate discourse around urban renewal and civic engagement across the city. These include a project partnering with Carver Bank and Theaster Gates's Rebuild Foundation. 

Sade is pursuing a Master of Arts at the University of Nebraska - Lincoln. She has a degree in International Business from the University of Nebraska - Lincoln. Since August 2012, she has been the Hixson-Lied Fellow at the Sheldon Museum of Art. Her mentor Amanda McDonald Crowley is Artistic Director at the Bemis Center. 

 
When asked if this experience has shaped her career path, Sade said, "I was strictly interested in museum education when I started, after working at the Bemis I am now also interested in community based arts organizations."

Read Sade's internship blog here.
 
Auriel Garza, who was placed with ArtTable member Silvia Cubina at the Bass Museum of art in Miami, FL, was assigned research and curatorial activities related to the museum's GOLD exhibition, a tribute to the museum's 50th anniversary. Auriel was involved with all aspects of exhibtions planning and participated in a seminar program designed to introduce all aspects of museum work. 

Auriel Garza is pursuing a degree in Art History at Texas Christian University. She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts with an emphasis in Art History, Theory and Criticism from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She has worked for museums, galleries, and cultural non-profits in Chicago, Houston, and Dallas. Her mentor Silvia Cubina is Executive Director and Chief Curator at the Bass Museum of Art.
 
Of her experience, Auriel said, "The innumerable insights and contacts I made throughout my internship will certainly have an impact on the direction of my future career. I also felt that this internship was outstanding in terms of the level of mentorship I actually received. In this respect, it stood well apart from all other internships I’ve had in the past. It was exactly what I signed up for and sincerely, so much more."

Read Auriel's internship blog here

 
Tanya Gayer, who was placed with ArtTable member Deirdre Ehlen at Arlington County Public Art in Arlington, VA, worked on developing concepts and planning events for ACPA's 30th anniversary to highlight 30 years of collecting public art.
 
Tanya is pursuing a dual degree in Curatorial Practice and Visual and Critical Studies at the California College of Arts. She has a BFA in Photography from the University of Nevada, Reno. She works at the Richmond Art Center as the Exhibitions Assistant, where she is exploring her interest in diversity and outreach. Her mentor Deirdre Ehlen is the Public Art Project Manager at Arlington County Public Art.
 
When asked about her experience, Tanya said, "I learned about the many variations of public art today and how it intersects with other sectors of community life. My current graduate program does not provide any course that focuses on public art, so this practical experience through ArtTable was extremely valuable to me...I wasn't simply filing papers, answering the phone, or taking out the trash. I really felt like I was making an impact and valuable to the teamMy mentor was very conscious that I was learning and enjoying my work."
 
Read Tanya's internship blog here.
 
 
Tschabalala Self, who was placed with ArtTable member Helen Kauder at Artspace in New Haven, CT, worked on three major initiatives: planning a city-wide open studio event, conducting research for an upcoming exhibition, Vagary of the Commons, and assisting with a student apprenticeship program. She also attended Artspace events to get to know the staff and constituents.
 
Tschabalala is pursuing a degree in Painting/Printmaking at the Yale School of Art. She has a degree in Studio Art from Bard College. She held internships at many public and private art institutions and plans to open and run a non profit printmaking facility. Her mentor Helen Kauder is the Executive Director of Artspace. 
 
Tschabalala says of her experience, "I accomplished my goals by participating fully in the Artspace community. The internship prepared me for a future career in the arts by exposing me to the administrative side of the art world."

Read Tschabalala's internship blog here
 
 
Monica Tyran, who was placed with ArtTable member Juliana Cope at the International Studio and Curatorial Program in Brooklyn, NY, worked on the organization and planning of ISCP's four integrated activity areas: the Residency Program, Exhibition Program, ISCP Talks and Participatory Projects. 
 
Monica is pursuing a Master of Arts in Arts Administration at the University of New Orleans. She has a degree in Visual Arts from Dillard University. She is Studio Coordinator at Young Aspirations/Young Artists, where she has held multiple different positions since 2006. Her mentor Juliana Cope is Special Projects Coordinator at ISCP.

When asked if she accomplished her goals for this internship, she said, "My goals for this internship were to expand my learning at another organization, putting my previous experience to test as well as provide a new perspective of how other organizations operate and build my network with arts administrators in New York. I did accomplish these goals with the help of my mentor, Juliana Cope, allowing room for me to not only learn about how ISCP operates, but introducing me to as many people in the field and taking me to events in the city. I feel very grateful to have been in New York to attend some of the ArtTable events and meeting some of the members and connect with them."
 
Read Monica's internship blog here
 
ArtTable Summer Mentored Interns 2013:
 

Intern: Jessica Aguero
Institution: Woodstock Artists Association in Woodstock, NY
ArtTable Mentor: Sylvia Leonard Wolf, Board Chair of the Permanent Collection and Archives

Jessica is a current college senior at Carnegie Mellon University, majoring in Art. She plans to start her own small business that addresses under-resourced populations without access to creative spaces and artistic outlets. 

The Woodstock Artists Association and Museum is in the process of cataloging and digitizing their museum collection. Jessica will focus on research, obtaining copyright permissions, and compiling “meta data” for this searchable database, working closely with Josephine Bloodgood (Executive Director and Curator) and Sylvia Leonard Wolf.

To see Jessica's internship log, click here.

Intern: Tiffany Barber
Institution: Laumeier Sculpture Park 
ArtTable Mentor: Marilu Knode, Executive Director 

Tiffany Barber is a current graduate student at the University of Rochester pursuing a PhD. Her future in the art world will include researching, teaching, and writing about art and visual culture. 

Laumeier Sculpture Park is one of the oldest and largest dedicated sculpture parks in North America. Tiffany will be charged with research on Laumeier's summer 2014 exhibition Mound City, working closely with Laumeier's Executive Director, Marilu Knode and co-curator / Curator of Exhibitions, Dana Turkovic.

Read Tiffany's internship log here
Click here to see an article about Tiffany and her internship!



Intern: Haley Bryant
Internship Institution: Nevada Museum of Art in Reno, NV
ArtTable Mentor: JoAnne Northrup, Director of Contemporary Art Initiatives  

Haley is a current college senior at Emory University, majoring in Physical Anthropology and Art History. Her long term career goal is to work in museum education and public programming.

The Nevada Museum of Art and El Museo del Barrio in New York will soon announce a multi-year partnership initiative aiming to advance cultural understanding and engagement. Haley will create a bibliography of Land artists from Mexico, Central America, and South America so the Museum can begin to develop a more culturally diverse record of Land Art in its archival collections, and will present her recommendations to Museum staff.

read Haley's internship log here.



Intern: Ilana Harris-Babou
Institution: InLiquid, Studio Z in Philadelphia, PA 
ArtTable Mentor: Rachel Zimmerman, Founder and Executive Director 

Ilana is a current college senior at Yale University, majoring in Art. In the future she hopes to be both teaching and a practicing visual artist. She plans to return to school for either a Visual Arts MF or a Masters in Arts Education, and hopes to continue working in arts administration.

InLiquid is a nonprofit organization committed to creating opportunities and exposure for visual artists while serving as a free, online public hub for arts information in the Philadelphia area. Ilana will assist with InLiquid's first Member Exhibition, a month long exhibition, in partnership with Philadelphia Photo Arts Center and Second State Press. Working closely with the Executive Director, she will be involved in all aspects of preparation for the exhibition. 

Read Ilana's internship log here.
 

Intern: Loriann Hernandez
Institution: 4Culture in Seattle, WA 
ArtTable Mentor: Jordan Howland, Public Art Project Manager

Loriann recently graduated from Cal State Fullerton with a graduate degree in Exhibition Design. She would like to be a respected curator who is invited to bring shows to musems and galleries world wide. She would like to promote artist from all backgrounds on all continents. 

4Culture, the cultural services agency for King County, works to: create unique programs to meet the needs of local communities. Public Art 4Culture commissions contemporary art for shared public space in King County and maintains King County's public art collection. Every three years, 4Culture conducts an in-depth survey of the Collection. Loriann will travel into the field to assist in examining artworks and taking notes related to their findings. She will also help with many aspects of office work.

Read Loriann's internship log here.

ArtTable Summer Mentored interns 2012:
 
Kansas City, MO | Sarah Nyanjom

Sarah received her BA from the University of Virginia in 2010 where she studied Art History and English Literature.  Upon completion of her undergraduate degree, she moved back to her hometown where she attended the American University in Washington, DC, recently receiving her MA in Art History with an emphasis on Contemporary Asian Art.  Traveling to Japan to pursue research on her graduate thesis, Sarah’s MA thesis focused on the works of a solo contemporary Japanese artist, examining issues of corporeality, sexuality, gender, and reinscribed tradition.  As a native of the DC/Baltimore-area, Sarah has completed internships with the Baltimore Museum of Art, International Arts & Artists, and The Freer-Sackler Gallery of Art. 
 
This summer, Sarah worked at the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art in Kansas City, Missouri, where she assisted ArtTable Member, Chief Curator & Director of Exhibitions and Collections, Barbara O’Brien, with research projects, writing didactic materials, developing and maintaining artist files, and co-curating an exhibition organized by the Kemper Museum and Katharine Harmon, author of The Map as Art: Contemporary Artists Explore Cartography.

Of her internship, Sarah said, "I can’t even begin to describe the incredible opportunity ArtTable provided for me at the Kemper this summer. My mentor, Barbara O’Brien, was such a wonderful leader and with her guidance and support, I learned a great deal of information and invaluable tools I will apply both to my career and in life."

Read Sarah's internship journal here
 
Miami Beach, FL | Kate Delgado

Born and raised in New York City, Kate Delgado received her B.A. in Political Science and Latin Studies from McGill University 2007. Currently, she is in the midst of a two-year, full-time graduate degree program in Arts Administration at Teachers College, Columbia University, and has completed coursework in the Columbia Business School, Columbia Law, and Art and Art Education program at Teachers College. Currently she is working on archival and social media projects for the Public Art Fund, conducting a literature review for the MoMA's family programs department, and historical research on progressive-era art educators Victor and Mabel D’Amico. In addition to receiving the ArtTable’s 2012 Summer Internship, Kate was awarded the Emerging Museum Professional and Education Committee Fellowship by the American Association of Museums, and recently attended their annual conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
 
This summer she was thrilled to be joining ArtTable member, Executive Director and Chief Curator, Silvia Karman Cubiñá and her outstanding team, which includes former ArtTable Summer Intern Leilani Lynch, at the Bass Museum of Art in Miami Beach. "The experience was wonderful and I cannot thank you and the ArtTable enough for the opportunity to work with the Bass Museum staff."
 
Read Kate's internship journal here
 
Arlington, VA | Princess Belton 
 
Princess Belton, a native from Jersey City, New Jersey, received her BFA in Visual Arts at Mason Gross School of the Arts and certificate in Women’s Leadership at the Institute for Women’s Leadership at Rutgers University. Currently she is pursuing her masters in Arts Administration at Savannah College of Art and Design. Since 2008, she has been working with youth at local arts programs in the state of New Jersey. She plans to continue to work with arts organizations in an effort to promote arts education and academic achievement. 
 
This summer Princess will intern at the Arlington Arts Center under the direction ofArtTable member Stephanie Fedor, Executive Director, where she will manage 50 art classes for children ages 4-18 over an 8 week period.

Read Princess' internship journal here
 
Santa Fe, NM | Victoria Hamilton
 

Victoria L.B. Hamilton received her BA in Psychology from Fisk University in 2007. She is currently earning her MA in Art & Museum Studies from Georgetown University and Sotheby's Institute of Art, London. She has previously served as an intern with the Voices of New Orleans project at the University of California Berkeley, the Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts Museum, the J.B. Speed Art Museum, Smithsonian American Art Museum and most recently the National Museum of African American History and Culture. 
 
This summer Victoria served as a curatorial intern at the SITE Santa Fe under the direction of ArtTable member, Associate Curator, Janet Dees. She says, "My summer at SITE was wonderful. I learned so much and had so many worthwhile opportunities."

ArtTable Summer Mentored Interns 2011: 

 

San Jose | Alicia Inéz Guzmán
Alicia Inéz Guzmán has a B.A.F.A. in Art History from the University New Mexico.  She just wrapped up her second year as a Ph.D. student in the Graduate Program in Visual and Cultural Studies at the University of Rochester in Rochester, NY.  Alicia’s dissertation research will consider alternate modes of mapping in the Southwest from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.  This spring she presented a paper on the work of artist Ken Gonzalez-Day at the National Association for Chicana and Chicano Studies. She has also recently been conducting research on the Mexican modernist, Miguel Covarrubias for an upcoming exhibition at the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum in Santa Fe, NM. Alicia joined the team at the San Jose Museum of Art to work on an exhibition titled Beyond Mexicanidad under associate curator Kristin Evangelista. 
 

Los Angeles | Jenay Meraz
Jenay Meraz recently received her BA in Museum Studies from Arizona State University. She has completed internships at the Arizona State University Art Museum, the New Americans Museum in San Diego, California, and served on ASU's Programming and Activities Board for three years. Jenay returned to her hometown of Los Angeles as an intern for Otis College of Art and Design, working primarily in the Getty Pacific Standard Time exhibition Doin’ It in Public: Feminism and the Woman’s Building.

Boston | Susan Crowe 
Susan Crowe is the creator of ARTNPerspective, a weekly art blog featuring news, commentary, reviews and artists profiles. She received her MA in Art History from the University of Missouri-Kansas City, where she served as a graduate teaching assistant in the Art and Art History Department. In 2010, the School of Graduate Studies awarded her the Graduate Teaching Assistant Superior Teaching Award. Her thesis project, "Visual Narratives and the Portrait Busts of Edmonia Lewis," which was supported by a research grant from the UMKC Women's Council, received an Outstanding Merit Award from the fellowship committee. She has held internship positions at Sprint/Nextel Corporation; Artist, INC and the Smithsonian Archives of American Art. Her interests are nineteenth and twentieth-century American art and contemporary art with an emphasis in sculpture. Susan interned at Boston University School of Visual Arts assisting the Curatorial Department with research for upcoming exhibitions.
 

New York | Nicole Reiner
Nicole received her BA in Art History from Grinnell College, and is earning her MA in Museum Studies at New York University, with an emphasis on centers for contemporary art. Her employment at MoMA PS1 as Coordinator of Group Services from 2008-2010 enhanced her interest in the field of Museum Education, and she is currently beginning a Master’s Thesis focusing on the use of contemporary art projects in the field of Community Cultural Development. In the fall, Nicole will work on the design of a curriculum for a public program for local audiences at the Bronx Museum of the Arts, to be realized in the spring under the guidance of Clinical Associate Professor of Arts Administration Melissa Rachleff Burtt and BxMA staff. Nicole assisted the staff at Exit Art in the research and preparation for the upcoming exhibition of new work by New York-based artist Rico Gatson, and with the current exhibition of photojournalism, Contemporary Slavery and the accompanying symposium and film screenings.
  
Miami | Leilani Lynch 
Leilani recently completed her BA in the History of Art from University of California, Berkeley with an emphasis in modern and contemporary art. She is interested in hybrid spaces, and aspires to curate exhibitions that bridge diverse artists and genres, while sparking conversation and interaction within the community. A native of the San Francisco Bay Area, Leilani has completed internships within Bay Area arts community, including Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco Camerawork, and Intersection for the Arts. Leilani worked with the Bass Museum of Art in Miami Beach, assisting curator Kristin Korolowicz with research in preparation for the Art Basel Miami Beach 2011 art public project focusing on individual artists, as well as research for upcoming museum exhibitions. Leilani has since been brought on staff at the museum with curatorial responsibilities and is working closely with her Mentor/Host, Silvia Karman Cubiñá, Executive Director. Watch the video below of Leilani installing Jim Lambie's Zobop at the Bass Museum of Art.  
 

Jim Lambie Zobop Video from The Bass Museum of Art on Vimeo.