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Etched in Memory: Legacy Planning for Artists

March 19, 2008 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm



“Etched in Memory: Legacy Planning for Artists” is a one-day symposium and web resource designed to assist artists in preparing for and protecting their professional legacy through sound planning and archival practices. Aimed at New Jersey visual artists working in all media, the program will be of interest to all artists faced with the issue of building and maintaining their artistic reputations and creative output. Artists can assist their surviving partners, family and friends with decisions on financial issues and estates, as well as the disposition of their personal papers, business records and artwork. The one-day symposium will be held in the Scholarly Communication Center (SCC) at Alexander Library on the College Avenue Campus of Rutgers in New Brunswick, on Friday, March 20, 2009. Registration for the daylong symposium is free. There is a $15 charge for hospitality and a box lunch to be served during the moderated lunchtime discussions.


Ronald Becker
Head, Special Collections and University Archives, Rutgers University Libraries

Camille Billops
Artist, founding director of the Hatch-Billops Collection of Black Cultural Arts, New York

Judith K. Brodsky
Director, Institute for Women and Art at Rutgers; Founding Director, The Brodsky Center for Innovative Editions, Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers

Dr. Doris Friedensohn
Professor Emeritus, New Jersey City University, widow of New Jersey artist Eli Friedensohn

Richard Greenberg Esq.
New Jersey Trusts and Estates Attorney, Greenberg & Schulman, Woodbridge, NJ.

Dr. Joan M. Marter
Executor of the Dorothy Dehner estate, and president of the Dehner Foundation for the Visual Arts, trustee of the Ora Lerman Charitable Trust and Soaring Gardens Artists’ Retreat; co-editor of Woman’s Art Journal, Professor of Art History, Rutgers

Dr. Ferris Olin
Director, Institute for Women and Art at Rutgers; Curator of the Mary H. Dana Women Artists Series; Founding Head, Margery Somers Foster Center, Rutgers University Libraries.

Nicole Plett
Project Manager, Women Artists Archives National Directory (WAAND), Institute for Women and Art at Rutgers

Faith Ringgold
Artist, author and illustrator; Professor of Art, University of California, San Diego; founder of the Anyone Can Fly Foundation

Magda Salvesen
Author, “Artists’ Estates: Reputations in Trust”

Paul Sepuya
Artist Support Director, Joan Mitchell Foundation, New York, NY

Helen M. Stummer
New Jersey artist, photographer, and visual sociologist

Marilyn F. Symmes
Director of the Morse Research Center for Graphic Arts, the Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers


Tracey I. Batt, Esq.
Executive Director, New Jersey Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts, Inc.

Marianne Ficarra
New Jersey-based art appraiser

Sandra McKenzie
President and Director of the Margaret Lefranc Art Foundation, Santa Fe, New Mexico



The Institute for Women and Art welcomes all visitors with disabilities. Please contact the IWA for further details and information regarding accommodation of specific needs at: or 732-932-3726.





March 19, 2008
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Alexander Library
169 College Avenue
New Brunswick, NJ 08901 United States


Nicole Ianuzelli