AS-AP

Survey: eyewash gallery

Posted August 05, 2010 by Anonymous
Organization: 
Part 1.
Year Founded: 
Before 1950
1b. Primary activity[ies] of the organization.: 
Not purely commercial and not registered as a Non-profit, eyewash relies on volunteers to orgaize its events/exhibitions and features no salary paying positions
1c. Organization's annual budget.: 
$0 - $50,000
1b. Primary activity[ies] of the organization.: 
Transient or Non-Physical Organization for Creation or Exhibitions
Transient Organization for Performance
Other
Part 2.
2a. Mission Statement: 
eyewash was created to give non-represented and experimental visual artists opprotunities to find an audience for their respective work. Initially, eyewash functioned as an exhibition space in a turn-of-the-century apt. building on the northside of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, New York. It has since become a migratory gallery utilizing other galleries, performance spaces and other structures not known to be art presentation spaces to organize exhibitions, film nights and performaces by musicians & performance artists. eyewash’s mission remains to locate & promote visual artists who it feels are under-exposed. This can happen with thematic group exhibitions or one or two person exhibitions.
Website Link to Mission Statement: 
www.eyewashart.com
2b. Organization History / Organizational Overview. Index of important events in organization's history.: 
home page-www.eyewashart.com
Website Link to Organization's History / Organization Overview: 
www.eyewashart.com
2c. Exhibition / Programming / Publishing History.: 
Go to ’past shows’ for a complete listing of all exhibitions & installations at www.eyewashart.com
Website Link to Exhibition / Programming / Publishing History: 
www.eyewashart.com
Part 3.
3a. Names and email addresses of Founders, Board Members, Directors or other key individuals:: 
Larry Walczak larrywalczak@hotmail.com
Additional Names and email addresses of Founders, Board Members, Directors or other key individuals: 
Annie Herron deceased
3b. Could any of these individuals assist in providing an oral history of your organization?: 
Yes
Part 4.
4a. Is organization currently active?: 
Yes
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 Year activity suspended if no longer active.: 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.: 
For-Profit
Part 6.
6a. Does the organization have an archive?: 
Yes
6b. Are there any short or long-term threats to the organization?: 
None / Not Applicable
6c. Other threats to the organization:: 
No.
Part 7.
7a. How important is to the organization to preserve the organization’s historical material. From 1 – Very Important to 5 – Not Important.: 
1. Very Important
7b. Has planning for the preservation and documentation of archive begun?: 
No
7c. Does the organization know how and where to seek expertise and assistance?: 
No
7d. Does the organization have specific concerns regarding starting an archive working with its historic materials?: 
Not Applicable
Part 8.
8a. Is the organization's archives in the collection of another institution or promised to one?: 
No
8a. Location: 
IF YES to 8: University (Name)
8b. Archival materials are also located at:: 
Unknown
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.: 
Yes
survey_field_49: 
The curtorial archives of curator Annie Herron.
Part 10a.
10a. Is the archive accessible to scholars, curators or researchers?: 
No
Part 10d.
10d. Would you allow access in the future?: 
Yes
Part 10e.
10e. Under what circumstances would access to archives be allowed.: 
Dependent on wether or not they would be documented in an article or book.
Part 11.
The following questions address the historical materials (type, quantity and storage) of the organization. 11a. Paper Files and Documents: 
Artist Files
Correspondence
Exhibition or Production Files
Other Paper Files
11b. Artwork and Documentation: 
CDs / DVDs [Pre-Recorded or CD-R / CD-RW / DVD-R / etc.]
Slides
Photographs
Other:: 
Other Artwork
11c. Press and Promotional Materials: 
Announcements, Mailing Cards, etc.
Newspaper / Magazine / Media Clippings
Posters / Flyers
Other:: 
Other Press or Promotional Materials:
11d. Printed Publications: 
Programs of Events
Other:: 
Other Printed Publications
Other:: 
Other
Part 12.
12. What years does the materials cover?: 
1990-1999
2000-2005
Part 13.
13a. How is the material stored?: 
File Cabinets
Flat Files
Three-Ring Binders
13b. Are some or all of these storage units “archival”?: 
Some
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: 
----
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: 
----
or: 
I can’t access the material to determine this
Part 15.
15. Is the historical materials - or archives - inventoried or catalogued in any way, either formally or otherwise?: 
Yes
Part 16.
16a. Is there a key, index or finding aid to the materials inventoried?: 
No
16b. Paper-based:: 
Other Paper-Based Cataloguing Records
16c. Electronic Based:: 
Not Applicable
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.)?: 
No
16g. Who is responsible for working with the archival material?: 
Other - Please describe below.
Please describe: 
volunteers
Part 17.
17. How are new materials processed?: 
No System
Part 18.
18. What, if any, conservation methods are in place for both physical materials and electronic data?: 
Acid-Free Housing
None or Limited
Part 19.
19. What type of climate-controls are present in the area[s] in which the archives are stored?: 
Some heating / air conditioning / humidity controls on demand or sporadically
Part 20.
20a. What are the goals for the historical materials for the next year?: 
organizing chronologically
20b. What are the biggest challenges to reaching these short-term goals?: 
time
20c. What goals are in place for the historical materials for the next three to five years?: 
more accesibilty
20d. What are the biggest challenges to reaching these long term goals?: 
time
20e. Are there any additional goals for the organizations historic materials?: 
none at this time
Part 21.
21. Estimated cost to achieve these archival goals for the next year.: 
$500
Part 22.
22. Estimated cost to achieve these archival goals for the next five years.: 
$1,000
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
Part 25.
25a. Is the organization a member of, or in contact with, any organizations concerned with archival issues?: 
No
Part 26.
26. Additional information, comments, observations, and questions.: 
Is there a central location/site/library for donated archival paper items regarding exhibitions of a certain time period (east village scene, Williamsburg scene, etc.) or of any independent nature?
Finish
survey_field_150: 
Larry Walczak
Who executed this survey.: 
Larry Walczak
Is this survey complete and all appropriate questions answered?: 
Yes