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.

Delphine Daniels

Delphine Daniels is an accomplished business development and marketing professional who
brings over two decades of experience in cultivating strategic partnerships and driving
organizational growth within the design and construction sector. In 2024, she founded Liminal
Projects, a business consultancy that bridges the gap between strategic vision and execution
within the architecture, design, and construction industry.

Before founding Liminal Projects, she built a diverse network while leading business
development and marketing initiatives in architecture, owner’s representation, and construction
management firms.

With a background in art and architectural history, Delphine brings her passion for photography,
art, and design to cultural, institutional and mission-driven projects. Before joining the AEC
industry, she held positions at The Museum of Modern Art, MoMA PS1, and The Metropolitan
Museum of Art.

Delphine earned her undergraduate degree in art and architectural history from the University of
Washington and holds a Master of Philosophy in contemporary art and architectural history from
the City University of New York. She actively participates in industry organizations, including
ArtTable (Board Member), Urban Design Forum, and the American Institute of Architects (AIA).

julia elizabeth neal

A specialist in modern and contemporary art in the United States, neal’s research focuses on conceptual and performance-based practices by Black artists engaging politics of identity and (trans)nationalism since the “post-war” era. Her dissertation project, “Who Taught You to Think (Like That): Benjamin Patterson’s Conceptual Aesthetic,” historicizes the artist’s persistent practice of deconstructing sociocultural perceptions and value systems. As a PHD candidate in the Department of Art and Art History at the University of Texas at Austin, her dissertation is supported by its College of Fine Arts, the German-American Fulbright Commission, the Getty Research Institute, and the Terra Foundation for American Art. Neal has contributed to publications including Suzanne Jackson: Five Decades, Texte zur Kunst; Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art, among others. She is also the consultant to the Estate of Benjamin Patterson and author of its first medium-specific volume of estate works to be published this fall in Hamburg. This fall, neal will join Spelman College as a visiting professor.

Waduda Muhammad

Waduda Muhammad is a visual Arts Administrator in Atlanta GA. She received her Master’s of Science degree in Arts Administration from Drexel University in Pennsylvania and received her Bachelors of Arts degree in Art History from Georgia State University. She is the former Interim Director of the Ernest G. Welch School of Art & Design Gallery at Georgia State University (2008-2010). Since then, she has contracted with numerous arts organizations throughout Atlanta, GA such as Pearl Goose Creatives LLC, Georgia Arts Network, Creative Currents LLC, Spelman College Museum of Fine Arts on a variety of art exhibitions, community arts festivals, art beautification and mural projects to name a few. She completed her graduate internship at South Arts as Assistant to the Director of the Performing Arts Exchange. Some of her accomplishments include co-curating several international exhibitions, Disobedience Archives, Texts Marks and Meanings, brining artists from Spain, China and Japan to Atlanta and cataloging the lifetime works of artist Charles Nelson Jr. She curated several exhibitions, The Ageless Art of Fashion 2009, The Art of Noise 2011, Feast Your Eyes 2012, co-organized the Roots and More: African & African American Artistic Legacies Art History Symposium 2009, has written the introduction to I Remember an artist catalog 2008, CENCIA Center for Collaborative International Arts catalog 2010 and served as a juror (photography) at the Washington Post in DC for the Justice & Human Rights Expedition Presentations 2015. Her most notable accomplishment 2016 – 2018 is as the recipient of a $100,000 grant from Kaiser Permanente on an initiative with the Atlanta Beltline Inc. As part of a team, Muhammad spearheaded a walking tour of Public art under the auspice of her business Dennis Ayres Fine Arts LLC.

Nisa Floyd

Nisa Floyd is an arts administrator, educator, and program development manager from Brooklyn, New York. After receiving her BA in English from Georgia State University, Nisa went on to work in the education sector where she immersed herself in program development to create social emotional curriculum for elementary students. Nisa served as the Program Coordinator at Atlanta Contemporary, where she managed the Studio Artist Program; the public programming, internal events, and outreach initiatives. Currently, Nisa is the founder and CEO of Art Makes – an educational zine with a companion art kit that is distributed across metro Atlanta to individuals of all ages. Art Makes partners include: Meals on Wheels of Atlanta, Raising Expectations, Westside Future Fund and Paint Love. Nisa received the 30 Under 30 award from the Atlanta chapter of Young Nonprofit Professionals Network in 2020.

Dr. Patricia Marroquin-Norby

Dr. Patricia Marroquin Norby (Purépecha) is an accomplished scholar who has worked her entire professional life to integrate Native American artists and scholars into mainstream venues. With over thirty years of experience working in the Native American and Indigenous art fields, she is a gifted public speaker, writer, and scholar. She is extraordinarily knowledgeable about Native art history and has lived and worked most of her life in urban settings, where she has worked to bridge American Indian artistic experiences and expressions to museum-going communities at major institutions including The Met, The Newberry Library, The Field Museum as a trustee, and the National Museum of the American Indian. Her desire to challenge commonly held ideas about Native peoples and art brought her work to the attention of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, where she was recently appointed to the role of Associate Curator of Native American Art. She is the first Indigenous person to assume this role in the museum’s history. In addition to her work in museums, she is a trained fine artist.

Suhaly Bautista-Carolina

Suhaly Bautista-Carolina is the Senior Managing Educator of Audience Development and Engagement at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Prior to her position at the Met, Suhaly held roles at the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute (CCCADI), Creative Time, and Brooklyn Museum and has worked in various capacities with organizations including The Laundromat Project, ArtBuilt, and ArtChangeUS. She has curated exhibitions and public programs in collaboration with Myrtle Avenue Brooklyn Partnership, Art Connects New York (ACNY), FOKUS, and NYC Salt and is one of 50 field leaders profiled in Jasmin Hernandez’ 2021 book, “We Are Here: Visionaries of Color Transforming the Art World.”

Her herbalism practice, as Moon Mother Apothecary, has been featured in The New York Times, Oprah Magazine, and People en Español among others. Suhaly has presented her work as an arts educator and community organizer at conferences around the world including MuseumNext, ArtPrize, Open Engagement, Culture Push, The New York City Arts in Education Roundtable, and POW Arts (Professional Organization of Women in the Arts). She is a Weeksville Heritage Center Ambassador, a founding member of the arts collective, present futures, a member of Black Women Artists for Black Lives Matter, and founder of BlackMagic Afrofuturism Book Club.

Suhaly was recently named a 2021 Women inPower Fellow with the 92Y Belfer Center for Innovation and Social Impact and is a member of the inaugural class of NYFA’s Incubator for Executive Leaders of Color. She earned her BA and MPA from New York University and lives in her native city of New York.

Bahia Ramos

Bahia Ramos has been director of arts at The Wallace Foundation since 2018. She leads the team responsible for the strategy and implementation of the foundation’s work in areas including investments in arts institutions and promoting arts education for young people. Before arriving at Wallace, Ramos served as program director of the arts for the Knight Foundation, where she led the organization’s strategy for a $35 million annual investment in arts funding across the country. In that role, she built national partnerships and initiatives with organizations such as ArtPlace and Sundance, and worked on the local level to bring more high-quality arts experiences to diverse audiences and neighborhoods. Previously at Knight, Ramos had served as director/community foundations, managing a $140 million investment in community foundations in 26 cities supporting local civic innovation and community vibrancy. Ramos has given presentations on a wide range of topics at forums across the country, including Grantmakers in the Arts, the Arts & Business Council of New York, the Alliance of Artist Communities, and Black Portraitures IV. Ramos received her undergraduate degree in history from Williams College, and a Master of Public Administration from Baruch College’s Marxe School of Public and International Affairs, where she was a member of the Pi Alpha Alpha Honors Society and a National Urban Fellow. She also serves on the board of Prospect Park Alliance.

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