2016 / The Contemporary / 3 day convening of 50 artists + 35 arts professionals  

I organized and launched The Contemporary’s inaugural Artist Retreat which convened 50 Baltimore artists and 35 national arts consultants including critics, curators, gallerists, and collectors for three days of intensive professional development, community building, and networking. The retreat was free for all selected artists and included transportation to and from the center, lodging, and all meals. Artist Retreat 2016 took place at the Pearlstone Center in Reisterstown, Maryland from Thursday, August 4th to Sunday, August 7th.

photos by Olivia Obineme, courtesy of The Contemporary

About The Contemporary

The Contemporary is a nomadic, non-collecting art museum in Baltimore, Maryland. Our mission expands the idea of a museum as an incubator that commissions site-specific and subject-oriented projects. We engage diverse audiences and advance contemporary art through projects and educational programming. Our work is inspired by three guiding principles: artists matter, collaboration is key, and audience is everywhere.