who are the friends of artists equity?

The Friends of Artist Equity:

  • Advances the interests of visual artists
  • Nurtures professional visual artists
  • Promotes the arts in the Greater Delaware Valley
  • Raises funding to support Artists Equity programs
  • Administers the Future Fund, an endowment for Artists Equity

Here are some of the ways The Friends of Artists Equity shows our firm committment to supporting the visual arts and artists:

  • Co-Sponsored four symposia with Philadelphia/Tri-State Artists Equity on the Artist's Role in Society. This successful series addressed many concerns facing artists today.
  • Conducted a survey on marketing for artists, produced educational marketing pamphlets, and co-sponsored a well-attended panel discussion on the subject at Woodmere Art Museum.
  • Supports AE exhibitions for the purpose of public engagement with professional artists.
  • Initiated and continue to support the Future Fund, an endowment intended to assure the continued financial stability of Philadelphia/Tri-State Artists Equity.
  • The Friends of Artists Equity continue to provided awards at Philadelphia/Tri-State Artists Equity art exhibitions to encourage and support artists in the region

Ross Mitchell, Executive Director, Glen Foerd On The Delaware
Donna L. Usher, Professor Emeritus, West Chester University
Lisa Tremper Hanover, Consultant to Museums & Cultural Organizations, Former Director, The Michener Museum
Phyllis Sunberg, The Art Bank


Barbara J. Zucker, Steering Committee
Karen Kappe Nugent, Trustee
Jerry Lyons, Esquire, Legal Counsel
Claire Giblin, Trustee


Book Committee: George Shortess, Kate Zulak, Barbara Zucker, Karen Kappe Nugent


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