WNG Networking Reception:
"How to Get Started Collecting Contemporary Art"
News Release: August 25, 2005
On Thursday, August 25, 2005, the Washington Network Group convened a Members-Only gallery reception at Irvine Contemporary in Washington, D.C. Gallery directors Martin Irvine and Heather Russell addressed the group.
Our monthly networking receptions provide a relaxing way for professionals in the DC metropolitan area to network with one another. Many participants use these receptions as an event marketing opportunity for area businesses to build and increase awareness of their missions, products, and services. We convene them as an opportunity to develop new business relationships and partnerships.
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Our Original Invitation:
The Washington Network Group is pleased to convene our next reception as a Members-Only event on Thursday, August 25th, at Irvine Contemporary Art in Washington, D.C.
"How to Get Started Collecting Contemporary Art:
A Reception at Irvine Contemporary with Martin Irvine and Heather Russell"
Thursday, August 25, 2005
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Irvine Contemporary Art
1710 Connecticut Avenue, N.W. (at R Street)
Washington, D.C. 20009
Gallery Web Site
Wine & Cheese Reception
Registration Now Open: click here.
Space is limited. You must be registered in advance to attend this event. Registration will be closed once this event is full.
• No Fee for WNG Members
• $15 for Non-Member guests, if accompanying a WNG Member
For this special event, we will have a presentation by the gallery directors.
About Our Discussants:
Martin Irvine, Director
Martin brings an unusual multidisciplinary background to managing a leading-edge contemporary gallery. He is also a professor at Georgetown University, and the Founding Director of Georgetown's graduate program in Communication, Culture, and Technology (CCT), the first interdisciplinary graduate program devoted to media in the post-Internet age. Martin has an extensive background in cultural and art history, including a Ph.D. from Harvard University. He teaches graduate seminars on contemporary media, communication, and the visual arts at Georgetown. He has been an art collector for 20 years and a private art dealer. He is also known in the business entrepreneurial community in the Washington area, having served as a founding board member with the Washington, DC Technology Council, and he has been involved with Internet technology for 14 years. Martin also serves on the Board of Directors of the Contemporary Museum in Baltimore and on the Board of the Friends of the Museum of the Americas in Washington, DC, and serves as Treasurer of the Galleries of Dupont Circle association in Washington.
Heather Russell, Assistant Director
Heather brings a multi-faceted background to Irvine Contemporary. Based in New York City since 1998, she has been an active member of the international auction and commercial gallery world for eight years, as Manager of Private Client Development-Sotheby's, New York, Director of Phoenix Ancient Art (New York-Geneva), and most recently as Associate Director at James Cohan Gallery, Chelsea, New York. Ms. Russell is also academically grounded in fine art and art history, with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from the University of Arizona 1992. She also holds a dual master's Degree in Classical Art and Philology, also from University of Arizona (1996), and attended the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, for doctoral level Art History courses. She has been a lecturer, research specialist and author at The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, and is a current contributor to the Art Market section of the International Art Newspaper-London. Ms. Russell?s experience includes being a private advisor to clients around the world, in ancient, modern and contemporary art. Ms. Russell has served on the Board of The SculptureCenter, Long Island City, New York, and is a fellow at The Museum of Modern Art, New York.