Join Us Online for ‘A Peek Behind the Curtain: Conversations Between Photographers + Their Dealers’

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NOTE: This class will be held in a live, online format using the Zoom platform
Class meets 5:30-7pm ET

©David Emitt Adams

This ongoing 90-minute series is geared toward photographers and the curious collector, where we go behind-the-scenes to have a flexible, honest and open conversation between a dealer and one of their artists.  From the gallery’s perspective, topics may range from how the dealer met the photographer and how they now work together, to how the gallery defines its brand, how new talent is discovered to the challenges of running a gallery in today’s world. Of particular interest is what attracted the photographer to the dealer and vice versa!  Collector, advisor and Maine Media faculty member, Alice Sachs Zimet, moderates.


David Emitt Adams

David Emitt Adams is a photographer based in Phoenix, Arizona. He obtained his Bachelor of Fine Art from Bowling Green State University and a Master of Fine Art from Arizona State University. David’s photographs have been exhibited nationally and internationally including museum exhibitions at Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Phoenix Art Museum, Wichita Art Museum, Roswell Museum and Art Center, Southern Utah Museum of Art, Tucson Museum Art, the Chrysler Museum of Art and the Museum of Fine Arts Boston. He is a recipient of the Clarence John Laughlin Award, the Puffin Foundation Grant and the Arizona Commission on the Arts Research and Development Grant. His work is in the permanent collection of The Center for Creative Photography, The Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Museum of Photographic Arts San Diego, The Ogden Museum of Southern Art, The George Eastman Museum, and The Worcester Art Museum as well as numerous private collections. David’s work is represented by the Etherton Gallery in Tucson, Arizona and PhotoEye in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Terry Etherton / Etherton Gallery

Established in 1981, Etherton Gallery is best known for its expertise in post-World War II American photography. In over 300 exhibitions and well over 100 art fairs, the gallery has showcased the icons of photography as well as the contemporary artists changing its course. Etherton Gallery is dedicated to making great works of photography accessible to novices and experienced collectors alike.  A champion of the arts of the Southwest and in particular Tucson, the gallery also exhibits top local and regional artists working in a variety of media, and presents free exhibition programs that address related local and national issues.

Etherton Gallery is a long-standing member of AIPAD (the Association of International Photography Art Dealers), and Terry Etherton serves on the Board of Directors.  The gallery participates in fine art photography fairs including the AIPAD Photography Show NY, Classic Photographs LA, Photo LA, and Paris Photo. Etherton Gallery has placed work in numerous private, corporate, and public collections among them: The Museum of Modern Art, New York; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles; Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, Missouri; and Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Terry Etherton is an accredited member of the American Society of Appraisers and is available for appraisals, absentee bidding and collections consultation.


Check out the Full Upcoming Series:

Thursday, March 25
12 – 1:30pm EST
Cig Harvey and Caroline Wall, Director of the Robert Mann Gallery, New York, NY

Wednesday, April 7
12 – 1:30pm EST
Jess T. Dugan and Catherine Edelman, Director of the Catherine Edelman Gallery, Chicago, IL

Thursday, April 22
5:30-7pm EST
David Emitt Adams and Terry Etherton, Director of the Etherton Gallery, Tucson, AZ

Wednesday, May 5
5:30-7pm EST
Kevin Cooley and Susan Laney, Director of Laney Contemporary Fine Art, Savannah, GA

Tuesday May 18th
12-1:30pm EST
Annu Palakunnathu Matthew & Esa Epstein, sepiaEYE, New York, NY

Wednesday, June 2
12-1:30pm EST
Allen Frame and Tom Gitterman, of Gitterman Gallery, New York, NY

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Instructor: Alice Sachs Zimet

Alice Sachs Zimet has been a collector of fine photography for 30+ years, as well as an educator, consultant, and advisor with regular participation in juries, portfolio reviews and festivals. Faculty, International Center of Photography (ICP) School. Chair, Photography Curatorial Committee, Harvard Art Museums. Board, Magnum Foundation. Chair, Acquisitions Committee, ICP. Independent educator and consultant, Corporate Sponsorship. Adjunct Professor, Graduate Program, Arts Administration, Steinhardt School, New York University. Bachelor’s Degree (Art History), Syracuse University. Studied art history at the Sorbonne, Paris, France. Master’s Degree (Art History), New York University’s Institute of Fine Arts. Research Assistant, Grey Art Gallery. Manager, Summer Intern Program, Metropolitan Museum of Art. Manager, Direct Mail Publications Program, American Federation of Arts. Director, Worldwide Cultural Affairs, The Chase Manhattan Bank.