Honoring your voice and planning for the future doesn’t have to be overwhelming. Since 2007, the Joan Mitchell Foundation has been committed to preparing artists at all career points for the business of organizing and protecting their legacies.
Because documenting and inventorying artwork can be an immensely personal and emotionally complex process, the Foundation collaborated with a community of living, visual artists for over a decade through the Creating a Living Legacy (CALL) program. This workshop will introduce participants to the CALL program as an interdisciplinary, intergenerational case study and share the tools and resources developed from the program.
About the Instructor
Shervone Neckles-Ortiz manages the New York City and national programs for both the Creating a Living Legacy (CALL) Program and Professional Development Program. Before joining the Foundation, Neckles-Ortiz worked as an Art Education consultant and Adjunct Professor for Pratt Institute and other leading NYC art institutions and organizations. For several years, Neckles-Ortiz has been designing and leading programs that connects artists to the resources and tools that are essential to cultivating a thriving artistic practice.
As an interdisciplinary artist Neckles-Ortiz has held residencies at the Youlou Arts Foundation, Wave Hill, Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, the Elizabeth Foundation SHIFT Program, the Center for Book Arts, and The Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. Her award-winning work has been shown worldwide in both solo and group exhibitions and is currently featured in the 2019 Venice Biennale’s Grenada Pavilion and as an outdoor installation at the Lewis H. Latimer House Museum in Flushing, Queens.
Her work can be seen at www.shervoneneckles.com.