Collaborations

Collaborations

Jurying Art Shows

John and Mallory O’Connor have frequently been asked to jury art exhibits and art festivals. Their discerning eyes and impartial mind-set have made them  popular jurors. Artists have been pleased with the thoroughness of their evaluations and the time that they have spent talking to artists about their work.

Transitional Administration

If you have an unexpected change in your organization’s leadership–a director falls ill or suddenly resigns for example–John and Mallory are ready to provide temporary administrative oversight (one month to one year) of your organization’s programs and facilities until your crisis is resolved. We have years of experience directing art galleries, craft facilities and municipal art centers. Let us help you keep your programs running smoothly while you work through the hiring process. Contract with us individually or as a team. Discounts available for small non-profit organizations.

Public Lectures

With twenty-five years of teaching and lecturing experience, Mallory O’Connor is a popular and polished speaker. Her illustrated lectures have received statewide acclaim and her audiences have ranged from scholarly societies to community organizations to residents of retirement communities. Recruited by the Florida Humanities Council for their Road Scholars speakers program, Mallory has presented talks at museums and libraries, nature centers and teacher’s workshops. Mallory’s illustrated 50 minute lectures cover a wide variety of art-related topics including:

Florida Series

“Peceptions of Paradise” How art has helped shape the image of Florida as Eden
“Liquid Muse: Contemporary Paintings from the St. Johns Region”
“Billy’s Wonderful Performances” The art and science of William Bartram
“Bobcats and Egrets and Gators, Oh My!” Artist-naturalists in the Colonial Southeast
“Before Bartram: Mark Catesby in La Florida”
“The Art of Hope” WPA murals in Florida
“Strangers in a Strange Land” Picturing Florida’s history through art.
Indian Art Series

“Artifact as Art” The beauty and skill of Native American art work
“Treasures of the Lost Cities” Pre-conquest art of the Southeastern Indians

Other Lectures

“Understanding Modern Art”
“The Healing Brush” Where art and medicine meet.
If you would like to have an engaging and qualified speaker for your group, Mallory O’Connor will be pleased to share her love and art and history with you.

Contact Mallory at oconnormall@bellsouth.net for more information.