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"Driven to Abstraction" 

3 artists discuss their abstract work in a Zoom panel discussion, moderated by Artists Talk On Art's president Doug Sheer

Monday March 6th, 2023


7:00 PM - 8:30 PM EST

Artists Talk on Art presents a panel discussion on Monday evening March 6th at 7pm eastern, by three artists drawn from the 15 who are exhibiting in the group abstraction show at The Lockwood Gallery located at 747 Route 28 in Kingston, New York.


The three artists abstract panel members on the 6th are: Kathy Goodell, Heidi Lanino and David Anselm Turner. The panel will be moderated by Doug Sheer, ATOA president who is also an artist in the exhibition. Each panelist will be participating from her or his home studio.


The link to the artist's talk, being broadcast via Zoom on Monday the 6th at 7pm, is and viewing queue begins at 6:45pm. The recording will also be posted to the Artists Talk On Art YouTube channel later in the week and the event will be added to the ATOA archive at Archives of American Art.


The group show, curated by The Lockwood Gallery director Alan Goolman, which is called "Driven to Abstraction" is opening Saturday, March 4th at Lockwood Gallery from 4pm to 7pm.




Artists Talk On Art, founded in 1974, is the art world's longest running, most prolific and preeminent talk series. It has featured over 8,500 artists, curators, gallery directors, critics, historians and museum staff in more than 1,000 panels and dialogues. See the website for details.


The Lockwood Gallery is recognized for mounting concept-driven group shows featuring the work of highly creative artists who make art distinguished by originality and personal vision; work which is realized skillfully and motivated by the belief in the power of art to convey truth and beauty.


The founder Michael Lockwood and the curator Alan Goolman share a passion for art that matches that of the artists whose work they show. Goolman has a love of color honed in his previous career in the fashion industry and is a meticulous exhibition designer. He also has an eye for talent and is constantly expanding his knowledge of the many artists in our region whose quality of work demands attention. Visitors are engaged by the love of art and artists that The Lockwood Gallery embodies.


The Lockwood Gallery was voted 'Best Gallery of the Hudson Valley' in 2021 by readers of Chronogram Magazine. See

Virtual Event | Hosted via Zoom

Free and Open to the Public | No Event Registration Required 

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Moderator: Doug Sheer


Doug Sheer is the only child of two painters who were WPA artists, Artist Union members and Hans Hofmann students in NYC and Provincetown and he grew up in New York's Greenwich Village. He was educated in NYC including Rhodes School where Pop artist Jim Dine was his art teacher and at Rhode Island School of Design.


A painter, he was a pioneering video artist who ran the Egg Store video facility in Tribeca in the 1970s and served fellow video artists including Nam-June Paik, Charlotte Moorman,Twyla Tharp, Bill Viola, Merce Cunningham, Carolee Schneemann and Yoko Ono. Some of his recent paintings can be seen at and background on his art life and the history of Artists Talk on Art can be viewed on the Woodstock Library YouTube channel in a talk delivered on October 29th, 2022. Just visit to watch it.


In 1974 he was a co-founder of Artists Talk on Art, the art world's preeminent forum which has featured 8,500 artists in over 1,000 recorded panels and dialogues. He was board chairman and became chairman emeritus in 2019. He currently serves as its president. The ATOA archive resides at Archives of American Art of the Smithsonian Institution of which Sheer was archivist.


He has shown his abstract paintings widely. He has served as a board member of the Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild and currently serves on its exhibition committee. He is also a member of the education committee of the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art at SUNY New Paltz. He created and ran the Byrdcliffe Forum during the pandemic period and was the producer of its Zoom programs including its ten part "Woodstock Masters" series events (found on the Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild channel on YouTube) and curated an exhibit of those artists called "Sense of Place" in August and September of 2022.

Doug Sheer 2022 painting on Yupo paper 

3" x 12" Untitled acrylic with inks, pencil and graphite 

Panelist: Kathy Goodell

Kathy Goodell was born in San Francisco and attended the San Francisco Art Institute, where she received both her BFA and MFA in sculpture. Her professors included Jay Defeo, and Jim Nutt. Goodell has been the recipient of grants and awards from the Foundation for Contemporary Art, (2021 emergency grant for Infra-loop), a retrospective exhibition at the Samuel Dorsky Museum, John Simon Guggenheim Foundation in 2013, the BAU Institute, the Camargo Foundation (2014), The David and Julia White Artist’s Colony, the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York Foundation for the Arts, and the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, as well as receiving a Fulbright Fellowship to Romania.


She has exhibited extensively, both nationally and internationally, including solo exhibitions at the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, New York Public Library, The Queens Arts Center, the Berkeley Museum, the Paul Anglim Gallery and has been included in major group exhibitions at the Los Angeles Institute of Contemporary Art, the Boise Art Museum, the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art, Mendel Art Museum, and the Drawing Center, NY. She exhibited with Willoughby Sharp Gallery, a gallery located at 8 Spring Street in The Bowery, that ran from 1988-1991, and was part of a scene of artists that included the likes of Hannah Wilke, Judith Linhares, Elizabeth King, and Robert Crumb.


Goodell’s work has been reviewed in the Huffington Post, Hyperallergic, White Hot Magazine, Juxtapoz Magazine, the New York Times, Arts Magazine,, Kathy Goodell: Infra-Loop and Avalanche Magazine, an epochal artist journal published from 1970-1976 that included the work of Joseph Beuys, Vito Acconci, and many of the artists we now consider to be historical figures. Her work is represented in several books, including International Glass Art (Schiffer Press), Art in the San Francisco Bay Area (University of California Press), and Bay Area Painting and Sculpture (Squeezer Press). She was also included in the award-winning documentary film “Crumb” directed by Terry Zwigoff, 1995.


Goodell is also an educator, having taught at the University of California, Davis; San Francisco State University; the San Francisco Art Institute; Moore College of Art; and the School of Visual Arts. She is presently a Professor at the State University of New York, in New Paltz, where she lives and works.


Panelist: Heidi Lanino

Heidi Lanino was born in New York City and raised on the south shore of Long Island. As one of four recipients of a full-tuition merit scholarship, Lanino studied drawing and painting at Pratt Institute. For several years she worked as an art director for L’Oréal. She is also a passionate educator of the arts, who understands the importance of bringing art and the creative process to young people and the community at large.


Lanino’s work has been exhibited in numerous group and solo exhibitions including Flatiron Prow Art Space, New York, NY; A.I.R Gallery, Brooklyn, NY; Aljira Center for Contemporary Art, NJ; Mindy Ross Gallery, Newburgh, NY: Storm King Tavern, Cornwall, NY; Chris Davidson Gallery Newburgh, NY; Gibbs Museum, Charleston, SC; and Albert Wisner Library Sculpture Park, Warwick, NY.


Her work is included in several public and private and corporate collections including The Carlyle Hotel, NY; ACLU, NY; HBO, NY; Orange County Trust, White Plains, NY; Orange Regional Medical Center, Middletown NY; Thang Long TLE Group, Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam; The Cheval Hotel, London; Hotel Avalon, Beverly Hills, LA and The Hyatt Regency in FL and KT.

The artist is currently based out of Tuxedo Park, NY.




Horse Fair VI painting

Panelist: David Anselm Turner

David Anselm Turner was born on a Navajo reservation in New Mexico and grew up in the USA and Europe. He earned a BA in Art at Middlebury College where he studied Japanese. He was then awarded a scholarship to study at Kansai University. Here he discovered Japanese theater, film and the dynamic work of Kazuo Shiraga. He then set up a studio in Hong Kong where he earned his living painting murals and designing film and theatre sets.


Turner then went to study painting at the Escola Massana in Barcelona where his interest in the notions of fragility of cultural identity, human relations, immigration and memory took hold. It was also during this time he became interested in the process and perception, using gestural applications and correction of paint. Fascinated with the storytelling potential in film, Turner wrote short scripts and drew storyboards for independent filmmakers and commercial directors. Meanwhile had his first solo exhibition in Paris as well as exhibiting in numerous salons. 


Soon after he studied film and theater directing at the Polish National Film School in Łodz. His films have screened at major festivals around the world, including Toronto, Cannes, Venice, New York and Los Angeles. Meanwhile his long obsession with painting and drawing permanently took hold. He has shown work in Barcelona, Paris and Hong Kong. He has won grants from the Kosciuszko Foundation, The French Consulate and he has done a residency at the Vermont Studio Center. Turner currently lives in Brooklyn, NY.

Drones in the Garden, 26x37in


We suggest you arrive 5 minutes prior to the event, as our host will begin the meeting at 7 PM. 

Your questions and comments will be accommodated through the Zoom ‘chat’ function. 

This event will be recorded and later published to our Artists Talk on Art YouTube channel

(All recordings are copyrighted by Artists Talk on Art, all rights reserved.)

More Information

Artists Talk on Art Contact: Douglas I. Sheer, President / Tel: (917) 692-0975

Artists Talk on Art is now in its 49th consecutive year, making it the

longest running and most prolific aesthetic discussion forum in the art world.

About ATOA


Artists Talk on Art has provided a forum for visual artists in New York City for nearly a half century and is the longest running panel series in art history. We are a non-profit organization; contributions are welcomed.


Critically acclaimed, Artists Talk On Art was originally conceived and organized in 1974 by Lori Antonacci, Douglas I. Sheer and Robert Wiegand. It has by now conducted over 1,000 talks featuring more than 8,500 artists and a significant number of art critics, historians, gallery directors and curators. It has served a largely art world constituency. The series has presented artists to an audience of hundreds of thousands.


Among the many artists and others who have appeared at ATOA have been: Will Barnet, Robert Blackburn, Louise Bourgeois, Herman Cherry, Judy Chicago, Allan Coleman, Christo & Jeanne-Claude, Arthur Danto, Robert De Niro, Agnes Denes, Donna Dennis, Jimmie Durham, Leon Golub, The Guerrilla Girls, Grace Hartigan, Wolf Kahn, Hilton Kramer, Ellen Koment, Lucy Lippard, Robert Longo, Alice Neel, Vernita Nemec, Robert Mapplethorpe, Knox Martin, Marisol, Ana Mendieta, Elizabeth Murray, Dennis Oppenheim, Pat Passlof, Judy Pfaff, Larry Poons, Milton Resnick, Larry Rivers, Ursula von Rydingsvard, Jerry Saltz, David Salle, Irving Sandler, Andres Serrano, Peter Schjeldahl, Miriam Shapiro, Nancy Spero, Pat Steir, Carolee Schneemann, Marcia C. Sheer, Kenneth Snelson, Calvin Tomkins, Kay WalkingStick, Lilly Wei, Hannah Wilke, Kehinde Wiley and Fred Wilson.

Our Archive at Smithsonian


The Artists Talk on Art Archive -1974 through 2016 - resides in the prestigious Archives of American Art of the Smithsonian Institution, in Washington, D. C. The archive at Archives of American Art currently contains over 60 boxes of historic paper records as well as over 800 audio and video recordings featuring over 6,500 artists. These voluminous papers and many audio and video recordings may be searched via:


An update, since 2016, to the archive is under way. With our latest update this spring our archival collection at Smithsonian will surpass 8,500 artists and 1,000 panels and dialogues. See the Artists Talk on Art YouTube channel to view over 100 past Zoom recordings.

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