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Regina Stewart is a graduate of the Cooper Union School of Art. She has exhibited at the Cooper Union; Art East Exhibitions, NYC; Society of the Four Arts, Palm Beach, FL; Collegio Raffaello, Urbino, Italy; ACA Gallery, NYC; Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, CT; SoHo Center for Visual Artists, NYC; Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, OH; Dulin Gallery, Knoxville, TN; Stabler Gallery, Birmingham, AL; Olympia & York Atrium Gallery, NYC; Annual Broome Street Gallery Exhibition 96, NYC; and The Gwinnett Fine Arts Center, GA, list incomplete.
Stewart's professional affiliations include: set and costume designer, The Paterson Lyric Opera Theater (PLOT); consultant, oriental art; consultant, art and antiques Channel 13 Auction; jewelry designer; instructor, NYU; and executive director of New York Artists Equity Association (NYAEA).
In 1989 she was elected to the Board of Directors of NYAEA and in early 1990 was appointed to fill the unexpired term of treasurer. In the spring of 1990 she was elected treasurer and served one year of that term before being elected president in 1991.
During her term Stewart curated the Past Presidents Show, an exhibition of works by Yasuo Kuniyoshi, Jacob Lawrence, and Louise Nevelson. She published a show catalog, including research from the NYAEA archives, created during her presidency. This project includes yearly donations of pertinent historical material to the Archives of American Art in Washington, DC. Since 1992 she has presented the Annual Awards Dinner which honors individuals or organizations in recognition of outstanding contributions to the visual arts.
At the expiration of her term in 1993 Stewart accepted an executive committee appointment to the office of executive director. As director she founded the Tamara Kerr Art Bank, enabling artists to bequeath a portion of their work to NYAEA, which will store, repair, and prepare the works for sale, placement in collections, exhibitions, and for donations to institutions and organizations. NYAEA and Daedalus Systems launched the Web site ANNY in 1996. This site is designed to promote New York artists and art organizations on the World Wide Web.
To celebrate NYAEA's 50th Anniversary (1947-1997), the first of five exhibitions was presented in the Broome Street Gallery in July of 1996. There will be three other shows in 1997 and the fifth will be exhibited at the Art Students League in early 1998.
Stewart also serves as executive director of the Artists Welfare Fund and the Broome Street Gallery, and is an editorial consultant to The Artists Proof, NYAEA's newsmagazine.
Regina Stewart, Executive Director