Gallery Conversation: How to Approach Art Galleries and the Press

WhenSaturday, April 8, 12pm

ContactKiah Coble, Program Administrator

Phone508-487-1750 ex 11

PriceFree and open to the public

Join gallery, press and social media professionals to talk about marketing art in 2017. The exchange of views will include best practices for working with galleries, press contacts and developing a social media platform. For artists of all ages and levels of engagement.

Discuss what works (and what doesn’t) when asking for representation and publication. This one hour informal discussion promises to be lively and informative. Artist Laura Shabott will moderate.

The panel will include Debbie Nadolney, Director of AMP Gallery, Adam and Marian Peck of Adam Peck Gallery in Provincetown, and Ann Wood, Editor of the Provincetown Banner.

Debbie Nadoley was born in New York City in 1957. Between 1975 and 1982, she attended the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, the Art Institute of Boston, and received a BFA from Massachusetts College of Art and Design with honors in painting. During the 21 years spent living and working in the Boston area she participated in numerous exhibitions, played in bands such as Lunch, Acts of Distraction and High Risk Group, and co-founded the Causeway Visual and Performing Artists (CVPA), which was primarily dedicated to issues surrounding artist displacement.

From 1994 through 1995 she acted as manager and curator of the JP Art Market Gallery exhibiting works by both emerging and established artists, cultivating a performance space, and instructing figure drawing classes.

In 1996, she moved back to her hometown of New York City where she began working on a comprehensive portrait series – 45 of those portraits were shown at JP Art Market Gallery in 2011.

In January of 2012, Nadolney moved to Provincetown to open a ‘live’ contemporary exhibition space called AMP Gallery, which prepares to launch a 6th season in 2017. AMP is dedicated to featuring multi-disciplined work by visual, conceptual, performance artists, filmmakers and writers. Exhibitions & Happenings are primarily cutting-edge, and often process-based.

Adam Peck is a local artist who has been a resident of Provincetown since the early 1970’s. Adam attended the University of Hawaii, University of California at Los Angeles and Santa Barbara, American University in Paris, France and the New York School of Design.

He was born in Los Angeles, California. Adam enlisted in the US Navy and was stationed in Hawaii for four years. Afterwords he remained in Hawaii to run a scuba diving business while living on his sailboat, the KUDU. In the 1970’s, he moved to New York and pursued a career in architectural design. Adam spent the next decade as the furniture design editor of Country Living Magazine.

In 2009, Adam opened his first gallery, Adam Peck Gallery, which is still running today. He and his wife, Marian, owned and ran a second gallery in Provincetown – A gallery – from 2011 – 2015 where other artists were represented. His furniture and paintings are in collections in the US, Australia, England, France, Germany, Italy, The Netherlands, Sweden, and Switzerland.

Marian Peck has served as the gallery director at Adam Peck Gallery, Provincetown for the past 8 years. During an overlapping five year period she was also the gallery director at A gallery, Provincetown where new, mid-career and emerging artists were represented. Her background in marketing and sales, as well as photography, have served her well. Graduating from Emerson College in Boston with a degree in Communications, she went on to follow a career in sales and marketing, as well as management consulting and motivational training.

Photography has also played an important role in her experience in business as well as with art. Marian attended several photography workshops in Maine and taught photography in Key West, Florida.  She has shown her photo collage pieces in galleries and exhibits and was hired by a group in Paris, France, The European Producer’s Club, to be staff photographer at major European film festivals. She continues to pursue her own photography in Provincetown, MA where she lives with her husband, artist Adam Peck.

As a journalist for nearly 20 years, Provincetown Banner Editor Ann Wood previously worked as the newspaper’s arts editor and has been a reporter for each of the Outer Cape towns. The winner of several New England Press Association Awards, she is a former editor of the Advertiser Democrat in Norway, Maine, and has written for the Boston Globe, the New Haven Advocate and many magazines. Wood is the author of the 2005 novel “Bolt Risk” (Leapfrog Press), and has written two screenplays.