“Teardrop” portraits by Fulton Leroy Washington (known as Mr. Wash), foreground, and work by Mario Ayala, left, at the Hammer Museum’s “Made in L.A. 2020” biennial, which has not opened to the public. Washington depicts figures he met while incarcerated, before President Obama commuted his sentence.
Credit…Joshua White New York Times

In this edition of the APN Wire:

Well, it has been an exciting couple of weeks, and I want to thank all of you who have contributed to all the fun.  From the new connections I have made via your emails to my appearance on ARCSChat, this year has definitely kicked into gear!  Thanks to all of you who reached out, and talked to me about what you are working on and through.  It is wonderful knowing that what I am putting out there is helping and getting you all excited about the future.

One of my conversations inspired the first episode of our third season of the Art Pro Net Podcast.  I hope you will take a listen, and let me know what you think. Make sure to check out the newest episode of ARCSChat too where I get to discuss ways we can make better connections as art pros with some amazing people. Also, another great podcast to check out and possibly be a part of is PACCIN Chats with one of my new contacts in LA, PACCIN Programs Committee Chair Jerry Smith.  There are so many great organizations out there for art pros and I recommend checking in on the content that is being created.

Finally, our article section is a study in all scales of planning and how people are reacting to the changes happening in the world these days.  From storage planning at the Louvre in reaction to climate change to the latest big news from SFMOMA, there are some significant precedents being set in our leading institutions.  Also, there is quite a bit happening in the community concerning art theft, and this edition has two stories about new and old cases.  It is amazing how decisions can create a ripple.

I hope that you all are being safe in your planning, and I’ll say it again since it received such a positive response last time…Don’t Be Shy!  Reach out and let me know what you are doing and if I can help.  All job postings in the APN Wire are totally free, so let me share your search news.  Let’s make 2021 memorable for all the best reasons!
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