Artful Living: Passionate Pursuit or Investment—or Both?

Design_panelFriday, June 24
4:00 pm | VIP Lounge
Discussion & Reception

With Glenn Gissler, President-Elect, ASID NY Metro Chapter; Suzanne Lovell, designer; Amy Lau, designer; Barbara Toll, art advisor and freelance curator; Julie Saul, owner, Julie Saul Gallery; moderated by Suzanne Slesin, Editor-in-Chief, Galerie magazine.

Talk will be followed by a reception hosted by Galerie Magazine.
Event will be open to lecture attendees and VIP pass holders.


Barbara Toll is an art advisor and freelance curator with forty years of experience in the contemporary art world. She has worked at the Museum of Modern Art, served as curator for the David Rockefeller Collection and taught at NYU before opening Barbara Toll Fine Arts in Soho in 1981. Since closing her Soho gallery in 1994, Ms. Toll has curated “Focus: Donald Judd Furniture” and “Follies: Fantasy in the Landscape” for the Parrish Art Museum in Southampton, New York. She also organized the exhibitions “Blueprint for Art in General” and “Artists and Writers at Yaddo” for Art in General in New York City.

Ms. Toll is a past board member of ArtTable, the national organization for professional women in the visual arts. She also served on the board of the the Parks Council, now called New Yorkers for Parks. At the present time, she is a member of the Corporation of Yaddo, a board member of the Drawing Center, and vice-chairman of the board of Independent Curators International. She serves on the the Photography Committee of the Guggenheim Museum as well as the Archives Committee of the Museum of Modern Art. She is a graduate of Goucher College with a Master of Fine Arts from Pratt Institute and lives in New York City and Sag Harbor, New York.


Julie Saul established her first gallery in 1986 in Soho, following graduate studies at the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University.  Her undergraduate studies were in Art History and English literature at Tulane University and in Florence, Italy.  Saul directed an art center in her home town of Tampa, Florida and later in New York worked as a  museum lecturer, museum assistant, and independent curator before establishing the gallery.

During its 30 years of operation, Saul has established the gallery as one of the pre-eminent photo-based galleries in the world representing a broad spectrum of international contemporary artists.  The gallery also organizes numerous historical and thematic exhibitions, and participates in many art fairs.  Saul has continued to teach, lecture and jury widely in the United States and Europe.  The gallery is a member of  AIPAD (Association of International Photographic Art Dealers) and the ADAA (Art Dealers Association of America.)