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Survey: Jon Gerstad Gallery

Posted August 05, 2010 by Anonymous
Organization: 
Part 2.
2a. Mission Statement: 
The "Jon Gerstad Gallery" at 44 East 1st Street (1985 - 1988) was my second Gallery, after "Nolo Contendere" (1983 - 1985) closed. As with Nolo, my aim was to show the work of local artists, most of the work loosely figurative, some in the style of the time called "Neo-expressionist".The shows varied widely, from an open call Christmas show (all works under $50.00), to one - person shows, rainging from piantings to photography and sculpture. My doors closed in June ’88, after the devastating summer of ’87, when almost all of the East Village Galleries either closed or moved to SoHo.At least I can say, that when I opened my first East Village gallery (Nolo) in ’83, there were only a handfull of galleries in the area, maybe fewer than 20, and when I closed, I was one of the last 4, including Gracie Mansion and Pat Hearn. It was a wild ride, and I still have many friends from that time.
2b. Organization History / Organizational Overview. Index of important events in organization's history.: 
The "Jon Gerstad Gallery" at 44 East 1st Street (1985 - 1988) was my second Gallery, after "Nolo Contendere" (1983 - 1985) closed. As with Nolo, my aim was to show the work of local artists, most of the work loosely figurative, some in the style of the time called "Neo-expressionist".The shows varied widely, from an open call Christmas show (all works under $50.00), to one - person shows, rainging from piantings to photography and sculpture. My doors closed in June ’88, after the devastating summer of ’87, when almost all of the East Village Galleries either closed or moved to SoHo.At least I can say, that when I opened my first East Village gallery (Nolo) in ’83, there were only a handfull of galleries in the area, maybe fewer than 20, and when I closed, I was one of the last 4, including Gracie Mansion and Pat Hearn. It was a wild ride, and I still have many friends from that time.
Part 3.
3a. Names and email addresses of Founders, Board Members, Directors or other key individuals:: 
Jon Gerstad gerstad@verizon.net
3b. Could any of these individuals assist in providing an oral history of your organization?: 
Yes
Part 4.
4a. Is organization currently active?: 
No
4b. Year activity suspended if no longer active.: 
1988
Part 5.
5a. Type of organization at its founding.: 
For-Profit
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:: 
Are there other threats to your organization? Please describe below.
Part 7.
7a. How important is to the organization to preserve the organization’s historical material. From 1 – Very Important to 5 – Not Important.: 
2.
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:: 
Yes
Where are these locations?: 
Artists who showed at the "Jon Gerstad Gallery".
Part 9.
9. Does the organization maintain archives for any other organization.: 
No
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IF YES to 9: 10a. Please describe:
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.: 
Appointment Only
Part 11.
The following questions address the historical materials (type, quantity and storage) of the organization. 11a. Paper Files and Documents: 
Artist Files
11b. Artwork and Documentation: 
Photographs
Unique Art Objects
Other:: 
Other Artwork
11c. Press and Promotional Materials: 
Announcements, Mailing Cards, etc.
Newspaper / Magazine / Media Clippings
Other:: 
Other Press or Promotional Materials:
11d. Printed Publications: 
Checklists / Performance Programs / Price Lists
Other:: 
Other Printed Publications
Other:: 
Other
Part 12.
12. What years does the materials cover?: 
1980-1989
Part 13.
13a. How is the material stored?: 
Other - Please describe below.
Please describe: 
various
13b. Are some or all of these storage units “archival”?: 
None
Part 14.
14a. Estimated Number of Boxes or Milk-Crate Sized Storage Units: 
1 - 10
14b. Estimated Number of Archive Drawers: 
----
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: 
1 - 10
Part 15.
15. Is the historical materials - or archives - inventoried or catalogued in any way, either formally or otherwise?: 
No
Part 16.
16a. Is there a key, index or finding aid to the materials inventoried?: 
No
16b. Paper-based:: 
Not Applicable
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.)?: 
We do not have any electronic files
16g. Who is responsible for working with the archival material?: 
Other - Please describe below.
Please describe: 
just me
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?: 
None or Limited
Part 19.
19. What type of climate-controls are present in the area[s] in which the archives are stored?: 
No or minimal climate controls [i.e. in an attic, basement, unheated / uncooled storage area, etc.]
Part 20.
20a. What are the goals for the historical materials for the next year?: 
compile
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?: 
something
20d. What are the biggest challenges to reaching these long term goals?: 
lack of interest by others
20e. Are there any additional goals for the organizations historic materials?: 
1.
Part 21.
21. Estimated cost to achieve these archival goals for the next year.: 
$2,001 - $3,000
Part 22.
22. Estimated cost to achieve these archival goals for the next five years.: 
$2,001 - $3,000
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.: 
Not enough time has elapsed for there to exist a wide scale interest in 1980’s East Village Art scene, meanwile, masses of artwork and other related materials go rotting away.
Finish
survey_field_150: 
Jon Gerstad
Who executed this survey.: 
Jon Gerstad
Is this survey complete and all appropriate questions answered?: 
Yes