Melissa Wolf
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Award winning fine arts administrator.  Coordinated and juried over seventy exhibitions.
Extensive experience in graphic design, marketing, writing, editing and art history.

 

THE ARTISTS OBJECTIVE – Director, 2008 - Present
Helping artists find solutions for success through Coaching, Classes and Website Design

 

THE VIRTUAL ARTIST - Director, www.theartistobjective.com/gallery/index.html, 2010 -Present
Showcasing carefully selected art in an innovative gallery setting.

• Coordinating exhibitions, designing, planning and execution.

• Represent, an annual selection of eight artists for comprehensive presentation.

• Recruiting noted artists and art professionals to select the work for exhibitions.

• Marketing and PR, including managing social media and writing press releases,
            liaison with artists, media and the public.

 

WOMEN'S STUDIO CENTER – Founder, President and Executive Director , Long Island City, NY., 1998-2007

Created and managed a non-profit organization that rented studio space to artists, offered classes
and seminars for visual artists and writers, exhibitions and literary readings. 

• Recruited and managed a staff of 40 people including top level instructors, board members, committee members and volunteers.

• Coordinated exhibitions, planned and executed display of art, wrote prospectuses, prepared incoming
and outgoing work for transportation, marketing and public relations.

• Directed organizational expansion from an 835 to a 2,500 square foot space.

• Designed and oversaw the construction of five studios and two classrooms.

• Created and Implemented Élan Awards, a fundraising event held at the National Arts Club, New York, NY.
Honorees included Miriam Schapiro, Marilyn Hacker, Nancy Azara and Joan Arbeiter.

• Designed and Implemented Membership program for individual and corporate members.

Taught a weekly painting workshop and classes in the business of art.

 

ARTISTS STUDIO CENTER INC. – Studio Manager, New York, NY, 1995-1998
A Fine Arts Studio offering studio space and services to artists.

• Assisted with exhibitions, prepared, packed, arranged transport and display of art.

• Assisted  in the preparation of work for display including framing art and mounting sculpture.

• Daily support and operations including preparing studios for incoming artists, building
and repairs, reception, critiques and managing life sessions.

• Worked closely with artists on projects in a wide variety of mediums.

 

ADDITIONAL ACHIEVEMENTS

• Juror, Unsolicited Proposal Program, Apexart, New York, NY.

• Grants Panelist for Queens Council on the Arts, Astoria, NY.

 

AWARDS AND MEDIA

•Featured In:
 •New York 1 News,
Long Island City, Queens, is a new Haven for Artists by Stephanie Simon.

   • Crain's New York Business,The Art of Success by Cara S. Trager.

  • Newsday,Queens Profile by Sheila McKenna.

 

EDUCATION

• Certificate in Arts Administration, New York University, New York, NY.

• Graduate Work in Graphic Design, Advertising and Art Education, School of Visual Arts,  New York, NY.

• Bachelor of Fine Arts, Long Island University, Southampton, NY.

 

 

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