Artists Marina Adams and Stanley Whitney and conservator Suzanne Siano to be honored at 2018 Edition of ARTWALK NY

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Artists Marina Adams and Stanley Whitney and conservator Suzanne Siano to be honored at 2018 Edition of ARTWALK NY

November 28, 2018
Spring Studios
50 Varick Street, New York
6:30 PM Silent Auction | 8:00 PM Live Auction

New York, August 27, 2018 – The 24th annual ARTWALK NY to benefit the Coalition for the Homeless will take place this year on November 28th at Spring Studios in Tribeca, New York. This year’s edition will celebrate Marina Adams and Stanley Whitney as artist honorees and conservator Suzanne Siano as the philanthropic honoree.

Adams and Whitney are being recognized for their many artistic achievements, while Siano will be acknowledged for her long-running support for ARTWALK NY and the Coalition for the Homeless. The Coalition provides emergency food and clothing, eviction prevention services, permanent housing, job training and special programs for youth to more than 3,500 homeless men, women and children every day – and over the past 37 years has given more than a million homeless New Yorkers a way off the streets.

The event is proudly presented by Max Mara and Maria Giulia Maramotti with support from venue sponsor Spring Studios, art stewardship partner Crozier Fine Arts, Chelsea Frames and Paddle8, to name a few. Additional presenters, committee members and sponsors are set to be announced in early October.

About the Honorees

Marina Adams
Marina Adams (b. in 1960,) lives in Manhattan, and maintains studios in Greenpoint, Brooklyn and Parma, Italy. Past solo exhibitions of her work include shows at Galerie Gris, Hudson, NY in 2013 and 2015; Marina Adams: Coming Thru Strange at Hionas gallery, NY, 2013; Marina Adams at CUE art Foundation, NY, 2008, and The Nature of Line, at Magazzino d’arte Moderna, Rome, Italy, 1997. Her work was recently featured in Making & Unmaking: An exhibition curated by Duro Olowu at the Camden Arts Centre, London, UK (2016). Publications include collaborations with poets Norma Cole, Actualities, (Litmus Press, 2015) and Vincent Katz, Taormina, (Kayrock, 2012).

Stanley Whitney
Stanley Whitney (b. in 1946) lives and works in New York City and Parma, Italy. He holds a BFA from Kansas City Art Institute as well as an MFA from Yale University and is
currently Professor emeritus of painting and drawing at Tyler School of Art, Temple University. Whitney’s works were recently featured in a major solo exhibition at the Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, USA (2015), and he has been included in many prominent group shows at institutions including Wexner Center for the Arts (2018); Documenta 14 in Athens, Greece and Kassel, Germany (2017), the American Academy in Rome, Italy (2015); the Contemporary Art Museum of Houston, USA (2014) and the 50th Venice Biennale (2003). He has won prizes including the Robert De Niro Sr. Prize in Painting (2011), the American Academy of Arts and Letters Art Award (2010) and was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1996.

Suzanne Siano
Suzanne Siano holds a certificate in art conservation from the Institute of Fine Arts, NYU, where she is adjunct professor, and was part of the Paintings Conservation team at The Museum of Modern Art for more than a decade. Suzanne’s private practice, Modern Art Conservation, has gained recognition as a leader in the conservation and restoration of modern and contemporary paintings. Suzanne has devoted her time and energy to cultivating artists, spreading awareness of the Coalition for the Homeless, and has personally supported the event since 2009. Suzanne has been an integral part of ARTWALK NY, providing her expert advice as a member of the Art Advisory Board since 2012.


ARTWALK NY brings together hundreds of artists, art-lovers and other compassionate New Yorkers at this landmark event to celebrate the role of “artist-as-activist” and raise awareness about the issues of homelessness, poverty and social justice.

About Coalition for the Homeless

The Coalition for the Homeless is the nation’s oldest advocacy and direct service organization helping homeless men, women and children. We believe that affordable housing, sufficient food and the chance to work for a living wage are fundamental rights in a civilized society. Since our inception in 1981, the Coalition has worked through litigation, public education and direct services to ensure that these goals are realized.

For more information on ARTWALK NY and to purchase tickets, visit: @artwalkny

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