2008 in the midst of the credit crunch at an event with my gallery to 2019 on a “power panel” at @artmiamifairs on behalf of @womenartdealers. I never would’ve guessed when I had the idea for AWAD several short months after the image on the left where it would take us and what incredible support - including tangible, bottom line, would be experienced by members over the years.
Today marks 15 years that I’ve been a business owner in the art world, having first set up as an art dealer and curator. These days I’m regularly described as a “serial entrepreneur”... little would I have guessed back in the day!
Last week at @artbasel #ABMB
l was reflecting upon my first visit to the fair in 2007 vs 2019. This led me to ponder about “success” and determined that it’s down to persistence and patience. Isaac Levy, Co-Founder of @yvel_jewelry (inspiring sponsor of the #ArtMiami
event whose company is in value alignment with #AWAD)
I can see in the expression and posture of the younger me that I was there and ready to take on whatever was to come, and was going to continue to smile, no matter what! The latter point of attitude is what’s seen me through thick and thin, not to mention the supportive community developed over a lifetime. The best you can do is learn from what has already happened and do your utmost to leave the world a better place than it was when you arrived, whatever special contribution you have 🙏. I was also thinking about how incredible it is when people “make it” out on their own as a business. From artists to gallerists, I salute you all 👏👏👏. You, like I, have not chosen an easy path. When things come together, it’s blooming marvellous. The gratitude is humbling.
Bring on this very moment and whatever is to come, with a big ole smile! 😀 -
Thank you to fellow panelists @sarakaygallery of @powarts and @porteradvisory of @arttableinc, and moderator @sarahecascone of @artnet . And a big shout out to the Art Miami Team! Also to all of you who have believed in me and supported the journey throughout the ups and downs, your continuing belief has carried me through.
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