Posts Tagged: VoCA

An Interview with a “Powerful Mujer”

A photograph of two women seated in front of an audience

This week’s contributing writer, Dr. Ruth del Fresno-Guillem, is a contemporary art conservator in private practice who primarily works for private collections with emerging artists.   There is nothing like the uncertainty and the rush of excitement one feels when facing a project like interviewing an artist. From my experience, facing a new interview is… Read more »

A Letter from VoCA Board President Jill Sterrett

A photograph of Jill Sterrett and Leslie Dill

Dear friends, I hope this finds you, your family, and friends well. When COVID-19 hit in March, many of us imagined we would be on our way to something more recognizable by August. Instead, if anything has become routine it is leaning into the uncertainty that lies ahead. Historians remind us that, throughout the course of… Read more »

CALL/VoCA Talk: A Discussion with Legacy Specialists

This week’s contributing author, Michele Rushfeldt, is a visual artist living and working in Brooklyn, NY. Her three-dimensional work focuses on materials associated with sexuality and kink, and depicts how observations of fringe eroticism feel and look. Originally from Minneapolis, MN, she obtained her BFA in painting from the Academy of Art University in San… Read more »

VoCA Summit

VoCA Summit, Charlotte Meyer, contemporary art

This week’s returning author, Charlotte Meyer, was born in England, and currently lives and works in Brooklyn, N.Y. She completed her undergraduate degree in Textiles from Nottingham Trent University in 1989, and graduated from Pratt Institute with honors in Sculpture and Liberal Arts. She is currently represented by Opus Projects, is an Artist Guide at… Read more »

Preserve Maintain Retire: Kinetic Art Conservation

This week’s contributing blogger, Beau R. Ott, is a private collector of primarily American abstract paintings and sculpture from the 1960’s. He is an avid researcher with an acute interest in the history of mid century art as well as a specific interest in the preservation and conservation of plastics and kinetic art. He has… Read more »

The Interview is Just the Beginning

  Returning blogger Desi Peters is a 4th year graduate student at the Conservation Center of the Institute of Fine Arts, NYU. She is completing her graduate internship at the Smithsonian American Art Museum. She is interested in the conservation of Modern and Contemporary art and working with living artists.     Reflections on VoCA’s Artist… Read more »