Survey: 14th Street Painters

Posted August 05, 2010 by Anonymous
Part 1.
Year Founded: 
1b. Primary activity[ies] of the organization.: 
We are atelier / artists work space which includes figure drawing, educational experience & exhibitions
1c. Organization's annual budget.: 
$0 - $50,000
1b. Primary activity[ies] of the organization.: 
Exhibition Space
Artist Group / Collective
Part 2.
2a. Mission Statement: 
• 14th Street Painters began as an artists’ atelier w/ rental work space facilities, events, & exhibitions in 1987. Programs were added to connect w/ the outside world to educate and update the artists such as “Open Studios”, figure modeling/ drawing, lectures, etc. All exhibition cost & physical construction were and are still handled by the studio along w/ artists whenever possible. While we have grown in and out of several locations we are still looking to expand our horizons while existing simply for artists. In our evolution we have grown to include basic tools common to artists needs, participation in several • events connecting the artists w/ the public, and exhibition space on our • online gallery. We have had two galleries in the past which have since closed . We are currently looking for more space to house grass roots facilities for artists in a broader sense which would accomodate multimedia and exhibition space. We would ideally like to own property . Several of our affiliates or locations were in the Meat Packing District ( Art Machine (92- 2000), Earl Gallery, Art Tank (96-2000), and Wiesner/Waters Gallery (1990)) but as we grew the property value also increased forcing us to move. We became part of our problem. It is our belief that art is an expression by the artist framed by environment and conditions of his / her time and when given basic tools art can be produced that adds to civilization.
Website Link to Mission Statement:
2b. Organization History / Organizational Overview. Index of important events in organization's history.: 
Because it is difficult being an artist and surviving in New York City 14th Street Painters was formed for several basic reasons. 1) Affordable work space, Artists exchange of ideas thoughts, and exhibition space or a way for public exchange. It is a simple thought but in order to accomplish this mission I had to deal w/ lawyers, construction, publication, personal care, etc. The market for space in NYC is often unrealistic in fact gentrification is a primary issue in New York. Often especially in the 80s artist found themselves in conflict w/ the neighborhood and developers.
Website Link to Organization's History / Organization Overview:
2c. Exhibition / Programming / Publishing History.: 
Our online gallery exhibits artists current or from the past. It is not complete but still in progress.
Website Link to Exhibition / Programming / Publishing History:
Part 3.
3a. Names and email addresses of Founders, Board Members, Directors or other key individuals:: 
Craig Killy
Additional Names and email addresses of Founders, Board Members, Directors or other key individuals: 
Deborah Killy
3b. Could any of these individuals assist in providing an oral history of your organization?: 
Part 4.
4a. Is organization currently active?: 
4b. Year activity suspended if no longer active.: 
Organization Still Active
Part 5.
5a. Type of organization at its founding.: 
Collective / Unincorporated Association
5b. Type of organization currently, or at the termination of activities.: 
Part 6.
6a. Does the organization have an archive?: 
6b. Are there any short or long-term threats to the organization?: 
Fiscal endangerment of organization
End of lease for your space resulting in a move to a smaller location
End of lease for your space resulting in termination of activities or changing of priorities
6c. Other threats to the organization:: 
Property, space, and rent are all related to what is a or is not a threat. All else is clear enough in order to continue on a successful development towards the needs of emerging and all other type of artists.
Part 7.
7a. How important is to the organization to preserve the organization’s historical material. From 1 – Very Important to 5 – Not Important.: 
7b. Has planning for the preservation and documentation of archive begun?: 
7c. Does the organization know how and where to seek expertise and assistance?: 
7d. Does the organization have specific concerns regarding starting an archive working with its historic materials?: 
Lack of Staff
Part 8.
8a. Is the organization's archives in the collection of another institution or promised to one?: 
8a. Location: 
IF YES to 8: University (Name)
8b. Archival materials are also located at:: 
Where are these locations?: 
Where are these locations? [I.E. Home / Office of Private Individual(s) (i.e. Former Board, Staff, Funders, etc)]
Part 9.
9. Does the organization maintain archives for any other organization.: 
IF YES to 9: 10a. Please describe:
Part 10a.
10a. Is the archive accessible to scholars, curators or researchers?: 
Part 10b.
10b. Are there conditions of access for scholars, curators or researchers?: 
Part 10c.
10c. How are arrangements made for access to archive?: 
By appointment only. Phone, letter, or email.
Part 11.
The following questions address the historical materials (type, quantity and storage) of the organization. 11a. Paper Files and Documents: 
Artist Files
Exhibition or Production Files
Other Paper Files
11b. Artwork and Documentation: 
Other Audio Recordings (i.e. records, etc.)
CDs / DVDs [Pre-Recorded or CD-R / CD-RW / DVD-R / etc.]
Prints / Lithographs / Etchings / Screenprints / etc.
Other Artwork
11c. Press and Promotional Materials: 
Announcements, Mailing Cards, etc.
Newspaper / Magazine / Media Clippings
Posters / Flyers
Other Press or Promotional Materials - Please describe below.
I have been putting together interviews on DVC also some videos of events and footage around the studiio.
11d. Printed Publications: 
Checklists / Performance Programs / Price Lists
Programs of Events
Other Printed Publications
11e. Other: 
Architectural Drawings / Floor Plan
Layouts / Sketches / Instructions for Installations
Part 12.
12. What years does the materials cover?: 
Part 13.
13a. How is the material stored?: 
File Cabinets
Three-Ring Binders
Other - Please describe below.
Please describe: 
computer, CD
13b. Are some or all of these storage units “archival”?: 
Part 14.
14a. Estimated Number of Boxes or Milk-Crate Sized Storage Units: 
1 - 10
14b. Estimated Number of Archive Drawers: 
1 - 10
14c. Estimated Number of Archive Notebooks: 
1 - 10
14d. Estimated the total Linear Feet. ["Linear Feet" is standard measure of the quantity of archival materials on the basis of shelf space occupied or the length of drawers in vertical files or the thickness of horizontally filed materials. For example, a: 
I don’t understand the question
Other Archive Storage Units - Please describe below.: 
Part 15.
15. Is the historical materials - or archives - inventoried or catalogued in any way, either formally or otherwise?: 
Part 16.
16a. Is there a key, index or finding aid to the materials inventoried?: 
16c. Electronic Based:: 
PDF and CD
Part 16 / Electronic Files & Archival Management
16f. Does the organization have a back-up program, or back-up schedule, for its electronic records and perform monitoring of its removable media (i.e. floppies, ZIP disks, CD-ROMs, DVDs, portable hard drives, etc.)?: 
16g. Who is responsible for working with the archival material?: 
Other - Please describe below.
Please describe: 
Craig Killy
Part 17.
17. How are new materials processed?: 
Other - Please describe below.
As they develop we put them on the computer
Part 18.
18. What, if any, conservation methods are in place for both physical materials and electronic data?: 
Controlled Access
Part 19.
19. What type of climate-controls are present in the area[s] in which the archives are stored?: 
Limited climate-controls
Part 20.
20a. What are the goals for the historical materials for the next year?: 
begin archive
20b. What are the biggest challenges to reaching these short-term goals?: 
20c. What goals are in place for the historical materials for the next three to five years?: 
Organizing video, EDL and interviews
20d. What are the biggest challenges to reaching these long term goals?: 
Having the time and/ or help.
20e. Are there any additional goals for the organizations historic materials?: 
video EDL and video interviews
Part 21.
21. Estimated cost to achieve these archival goals for the next year.: 
$3,001 - $4,000
Part 22.
22. Estimated cost to achieve these archival goals for the next five years.: 
$5,001 - $7,500
Part 24.
24. What archival issues could / should visual arts organizations address collectively in the next three to five years? Ranked from 1 (highest priority) to 5 (lowest priority).24a. Shared standards / protocols for digitization: 
Promote professional standards / protocols for digitization
24d. Other - Please describe below.: 
Audio and Video are now common artists materials and accessable like paint which should be addressed
Part 25.
25a. Is the organization a member of, or in contact with, any organizations concerned with archival issues?: 
14th Street Painters
Who executed this survey.: 
Craig Killy
Is this survey complete and all appropriate questions answered?: