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kenise barnes
The gallery is founded on the belief that art is essential.
Founded in 1996 Kenise Barnes Fine Art is a gallery and consulting firm. The gallery represents emerging and mid-career investment quality artists.  We represent more than thirty artists working in a variety of mediums. The gallery mounts seven exhibitions annually and participates in art fairs in Miami, Santa Fe and New York. Director and owner, Kenise Barnes has degree in Painting and Woman's Studies.  She gained early experience as the Specialist in Charge of Contemporary Art at Christie's East, a division of Christie, Manson and Woods International. With has more that 20 years experience in the arts; Kenise is a frequent guest curator, speaker and advisor.  Our client list includes Bank of America, Pfizer Corporation, Citibank Art Advisory, New York University Medical Center, Vincent Wolf Assoc., museums and private collectors. Professional Associations: Castle Gallery, College of New Rochelle, New Rochelle, NY, Board of Directors Rockland Center for Contemporary Art, Nyack, New York,  Exhibition Committee Chair Maria Fareri Children's Hospital, Westchester Medical Center, Valhalla, New York, Founding Member Art Selection Committee Westchester Arts Council,White Plains, New York,  Committee for Public Art Selected Additional Projects: Curator, Toy Story, Rockland Center For the Arts, Nyack, New Yrk October 14, 2011 - December 3, 2011 Curator, Flowers, Follies and Other Rites of Spring, Rockland Center For the Arts, Nyack, New York, May 2011 Curator, Structure and Improvisation, Four Master Quilt Artists, The Nicolaysen Museum, Caspar, Wyoming, January - May 2011 Curator, Sew New; Contemporary Art Quilts, Osilas Gallery, Concordia College, Bronxville, New York, November - December, 2010 Curator, Local Growing Conditions, Westchester Arts Council, May 17 – July 22, 2008 Moderator, Local Working Conditions, June 17 2008, Westchester Arts Council Portfolio review Career Day ICP, NYC, 2007 Moderator, Panel on Public Art, Maria Fareri Children's Hospital, 2006 Curator, Metro North, Schweinfurth Art Center, Auburn, NY, 2004 Juror, Quilts=Art=Quilts, Schweinfurth Art Center, Auburn NY,2005
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