2023 Mentors & Partners

Seph Rodney, PhD
Visiting Critic, Professional Development Workshop

Former senior critic & opinion editor for Hyperallergic who has written for the New York Times, CNN, MSNBC, and other publications.
Full Bio here

Daniel Giordano
Workshop on Navigating the Art Industry & Studio Tour

Newburgh artist with 2023 solo exhibitions at MASS MoCA, Turley Gallery, & JDJ NYC whose sculptures preserve his memories, Italian-American heritage, embellished imaginings of loved ones, passion for tennis, and locale through the use of diverse materials.
Full Bio here

Jonette O’Kelley Miller
Writing for Artists Workshops, Fellowship Advisor

Art historian, curator, & freelance writer who believes the arts have the power to provoke change and communion. Her research addresses the impact of historical, racist stereotypes on people of color.
Full Bio here

Jackie Skrzynski
Artist Statement/Bio Workshop
Artist working in Newburgh & Associate Professor of Visual Art at Ramapo College of NJ whose work challenges the arbitrary physical & psychological boundaries between humans & nature.
Full Bio here

Jean-Marc Superville Sovak
Visiting Artist progress critiques, Fellowship Advisor

Multidisciplinary artist and teaching professional whose work represents silent histories of multi-racial identities that make up the DNA of this country as well his own.
Full Bio here

Hannah Walsh des Cognets & Storm King Art Center
Tour of Storm King Art Center galleries and grounds

Director of Education & Public Programs at Storm King Art Center.

Workshops & Critiques

Virtual Studio Visits and In-Progress Critiques
Jean-Marc Superville Sovak

Navigating the Art Industry
Daniel Giordano

Artist Statements & Artist Bios
Jackie Skrzynski

Individual Exhibition Critiques
Seph Rodney, PhD 

Outreach Strategies & Condicting Studio Visits
Seph Rodney, PhD

Writing for Artists: 2-Part workshop including strategies and feedback on statements, bios, CVs, and proposals
Jonette O’Kelley Miller  

The Fellowship program is led by Gallery Director, Alison McNulty and includes in-process critiques on fellowship projects,  guidance and feedback on such topics as artist presentations, gallery talks, curation, and exhibition layout, lighting and installation, proposals and applications, website development, and exhibition feedback and reflection.

The Fellowship also offers opportunities for skill-sharing among the cohort and Fellow-led workshops. 

Gallery Talks 

The Fellows offered exhibition walkthroughs for students from regional institutions, including SUNY New Paltz, and presented their Fellowship Projects and Research to the public on each day of Newburgh Open Studios. 

Collective Re:Manifesting

Monday October 9, 2023 4-6pm
in the Safe Harbors Green, Newburgh NY 
(Corner of Broadway & Liberty)

The 2023 Ann Street Gallery Emerging Artist Fellows Rachel Olivia Berg, Michelle Corporan, & Shani Richards invited the public to engage in conversation and questioning surrounding freedom, discovery, and identity toward collective creative actions and commitment to change.

The Ann Street Gallery was open 3-8:30pm for the Fellowship exhibition Re:Manifest and the Fellows hosted a screening of the documentary Columbus in America in Ann Street Gallery 6:30-8pm.


Trips to local and regional artist studios and institutions are organized based on cohort interest, and in 2023 included:

Storm King Art Center, guided tour of grounds and galleries, focusing on Martin Puryear‘s new installation and exhibition of models and scultpures

Daniel Giordano Studio Visit, Vicki Island, Newburgh

Tour of the Historic Ritz Theater and Safe Harbors of the Hudson facilities with Executive Director, Lisa Silverstone

Tour of House Project:Newburgh with artist and Gallery Director, Alison McNulty

Curated Reading List

We proudly highlight our 2023 ASG Emerging Artist Fellows’ Curated Reading List, which accompanies their exhibition, Re:Manifest in the Gallery’s Open Reading Room. The Fellows have each created a reading list for the public consisting of five books from their Fellowship research materials. Their reading lists include an introduction, title list, and annotations for each title.

View or download the list here.

We thank our 2023 fellowship program supporters, mentors, partners, and participants, as well as our community of volunteers who help tend the gallery and assist with events.

The 2023 Ann Street Gallery Emerging Artist Fellowship is generously supported, in part, by: