Fall 2018 Committee

These members of a globally significant art community set the high standard of the fair, ensuring you can buy from our artists with the confidence that you are investing in the best of emerging talent. The Selection Committee for The Other Art Fair Brooklyn Fall 2018 will be announced shortly. Check back soon.

LIZ HOPFAN

Liz Hopfan first came to understand the crucial intersection of art-making and mentoring as a volunteer with Free Arts for Abused Children in LA. As an elementary school teacher in the late 90s, she saw opportunities for art education drying up. When Liz started volunteering at a residential care facility for boys, she was moved by how the children opened up while engaging with the arts and the volunteer mentors. These experiences inspired Liz to head back east and found Free Arts NYC.

“With the support of a generous philanthropic family, I was able to launch Free Arts NYC as a one-woman organization. Nearly twenty years later, the organization has grown to a full-time staff of a dozen dedicated employees and developed a family of thousands of active volunteers. In 2017, our Teen Art Program tripled the number of participants and we’re on track to continue to grow our Free Arts Day Program to nearly 100 events this year.”

STEVEN PETERMAN

Steven is Founder and Director of The Sketchbook Project and Brooklyn Art Library. He has a keen interest in how community interacts and can be formed around art. He is equal parts business and idea gum ball machine. Steven lives in Brooklyn with his wife, Sara, their giant polar bear (dog), Harriet and a very old cat, Thrifty.

SARA HASHIM

Sara loves to connect dots in unexpected ways. An award winning Creative Director, she holds a Masters in Design from the Pratt Institute in New York and was a fellow with Milton Glaser. She helps people and businesses uncover untapped potential, realize core values, and create beautiful, tangible spaces for ideas to thrive. A graphic designer by training with a passion for transformative education, she believes in developing flexible systems that empower others to accomplish more together than they can individually.    

Sara also teaches an Innovations in Marketing class at NYU, has taught Design at Hofstra University and serves as a visiting critic at Pratt. Her independent design consultancy practice spans over 15 years in the US and abroad and includes international brands as well as work for small businesses and individuals.

You’ll find her connecting with people – and connecting dots – wherever deep, heartwarming conversations are to be had.


REBECCA WILSON

Rebecca Wilson is Chief Curator and Director, Art Advisory at Saatchi Art. She was formerly a Director at the Saatchi Gallery, London, where she was instrumental in the launch of the gallery's online presence. In 2007 she created New Sensations, a prize for art students which identifies and supports the most exciting emerging artists in the UK. Prior to joining the Saatchi Gallery, Rebecca worked for 14 years in book and art magazine publishing: she was editor of ArtReview, and before that deputy editor of Modern Painters. She has over 10 years of experience working with emerging artists.

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