Art Tours at the DC Convention Center

Art Tours at the DC Convention Center

Dena Crosson, an art historian, certified appraiser, and docent, and I are pleased to be co-Curators of the permanent collection at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in downtown Washington, DC. The art collection, comprising more than 100 works, includes a variety of works in painting, photography, sculpture, multimedia, and installation art. Artists represented include Sol LeWitt, Sam Gilliam, Pat Steir, Jim Sanborn, Donald Lipski, Kendall Buster, and Carrie Mae Weems. There are several unique, epic, site specific works and some great selfie opportunities. We offer up to 8 tours a year, including tours for private groups on request. You can view a current schedule of the public tours, which are always free of charge, along with all details and registration information, here on Eventbrite.     The tour takes just under an hour, is convenient to the Metro (Green/Yellow line to Mt. Vernon Square), and there are many new places to grab a bite or cocktail before or after the tour. It’s also walkable from Gallery Place metro. We hope you can join us one evening soon! You can also find the events listed on Facebook, and follow these tags and accounts on Instagram: #artatthecenter @robinmo @eventsdc @crossonmoore_dmvart As curator, I am also in charge of maintenance and cataloging of the collection. No new acquisitions are planned. Questions? I’d love to hear from...
Los Angeles presentation, January 2016

Los Angeles presentation, January 2016

Jennifer Stoots, a certified appraiser of photography, and I are doing a presentation in Venice, CA, on January 24, 2016. Register at this link and learn more about it, below. Jennifer is also doing a related panel discussion, featuring an attorney and other experts, on January 20, 2016. Learn more about the panel at the registration link. Workshop: Orchestrating Your Legacy for artists, photographers, and filmmakers This 2-hour workshop will give artists, photographers and filmmakers the information they need to understand how legacies are built and preserved, by way of good business practices and estate planning. Includes a planning workbook. DATE:    Sunday January 24, 2016 PLACE:    Studio 852, Rialto Court    Venice, CA TIME:    2:00 – 4:00 p.m. COST:    $99 early registration; $130 regular registration (after January 11) REGISTER:    artistslegacies.eventbrite.com This workshop takes participants from basic orientation about estate planning all the way through to small details relevant to artists, with regards to inventory and intellectual property. Limited to 25 participants. Inquire about discount for a second person from the same studio. Topics include: Introduction to estates and wills for artists, photographers and filmmakers Roles and transitions for families and business partners Studio practice and record keeping Understanding appraisals and valuation Best practices to minimize taxes Choices for placement of an archive and related assets Considerations when choosing an executor Examples of families who’ve successfully stewarded reputations into history Participants will receive ideas and paths to building their own artistic legacy and how best to prepare their archive and executors. Instructors Jennifer Stoots, AAA, and Robin Moore, MBA, will provide a structure and workbook so that any artist can create a...
May 2015 presentations, NYC area

May 2015 presentations, NYC area

In May 2015, I gave two free presentations in the NY area. Here’s how I described them: Learn the basic steps you must do to make sure your artwork is treated appropriately after you pass. A few simple choices can make the difference: will you leave your loved ones a burdensome duty or a cherished legacy? For most artists and other creatives, the situation is not easy to think about, but it’s not optional, either. You’ll leave my presentation with background, understanding, and some tips and tricks that will support you in planning the afterlife of your artwork. Presentation title: Artists’ Estate Planning and Cataloging your Work Description: What will happen to your artwork after you die? Will your loved ones inherit huge tax bills? Most artists have nightmares of their work ending up in dumpsters, but few have useful inventories or appropriate wills. Artist estate consultant Robin Moore’s presentation will dispel many of your fears. She’ll provide down-to-earth tips and practical tools to get you started. (This workshop is a supplement to last January’s Estate and Cataloging presentation.) Two upcoming dates: In Long Island: Date: Thursday, May 14, 2015, 7:30 pm Location: Syosset Library (South Oyster Bay Road and North Service Road of the LIE) Sponsored by the Long Island Craft Guild. Free. No RSVP required. Facebook event here. In Manhattan: Date: Friday, May 15, 2015, 6:30 pm Location: School of Visual Arts (SVA) Annex, 214 E. 21st Street, Room 702A. Sponsored by the Society of Scribes. Free but please RSVP here. Facebook event here. Questions? I’d love to hear from you....
Event: Final Sale of Art from the Gallery K Estate

Event: Final Sale of Art from the Gallery K Estate

Folks in the DMV (DC/MD/VA) who are interested in buying art NEED to attend this sale, through this weekend. The collection, which originally included 1,500+ eclectic works, was built over many years by Komei Wachi and Marc Moyens, who together ran Gallery K, a wonderful gallery in Washington DC, and who died within a year of each other in the early 2000s. I was lucky to get a sneak preview earlier this week. It looked like there were at least 150 works for sale — something for everyone. I discovered some treasures such as two small geometric gouaches by Christian Gardair (no, I do not expect you to know that name! I didn’t! But the work is lovely) and a large Indian folk art painting, both illustrated in this post. There are many large paintings — suitable for commercial spaces — as well as framed work in all sizes, sculptures and objects, folk and ethnic art, and a group of contemporary Japanese ceramic pieces. The artists are eclectic and international — don’t expect to find many locals represented — and the prices are extremely reasonable. In fact, the promo postcard says, “Make an offer — we might not be able to resist!” Here are the details: Where: Security Storage / Secor, 1701 Florida Ave NW, Washington DC 20009 (at the foot of Adams Morgan) When: Friday 6/27, 10 – 5; Saturday 6/28, 10 – 5; Sunday 6/29, 11 – 3. The Gallery K Estate Final Sale is a great opportunity for seasoned art collectors or someone who’s just starting out — a real chance to find your passion, with...
Artists: learn about estates and inventories, April 27 at WPA

Artists: learn about estates and inventories, April 27 at WPA

I’ll be presenting at the Washington Project for the Arts on April 27, from 2 to 4 pm. Learn the basic things you must do to make sure your artwork is treated appropriately after you pass. A few simple steps can make the difference between leaving your loved ones a burdensome duty and leaving them an honored legacy. It’s not easy to think about, but it’s not optional, either. You’ll leave my presentation with background, understanding, and some tips and tricks that will support you in planning the afterlife of your artwork. Estate Planning and Cataloging your Work: Part 2 Date: Sunday April 27, 2014, 2-4pm Location: Lounge at The Capitol Skyline Hotel, 10 I (eye) Street SW, Washington, DC 20024 What will happen to your artwork after you die? Will your loved ones inherit huge tax bills? Most artists have nightmares of their work ending up in dumpsters, but few have useful inventories or appropriate wills. Artist estate consultant Robin Moore’s presentation will dispel many of your fears. She’ll provide down-to-earth tips and practical tools to get you started. (This workshop is a supplement to last January’s Estate and Cataloging presentation.) Free to WPA members; others pay $10. All should RSVP to Deena Hyatt at WPA. More info and list of attendees on Facebook. Questions? Email me. This presentation is part of WPA’s Professional Practices series. Find out more about becoming a member of WPA...