Meet and Greet our New Executive Director Sheri Pasquarella
Free and Open to the public
With a conversation between Chief Curator Sara Cochran and Sheri Pasquarella
Saturday, August 13th | 10:00AM - 12:00PM
The Church is pleased to host a morning Meet and Greet with our new Executive Director Sheri L. Pasquarella, followed by a seated conversation between Pasquarella and the Church’s Chief Curator, Sarah Cochran.
The meet and greet will allow all members of the community to chat with Sheri in a casual, welcoming environment. The event will be held on the ground floor level. Coffee and breakfast treats will be served.
Immediately following, Sheri will join Sara for a seated conversation. Sara and Sheri will discuss their respective past professional experiences, the future of the Church, and the cultural history and landscape of Sag Harbor and the East End, and reflect upon the role of art and creativity in community. This will be followed by a Q&A.
“Returning to the East End of Long Island after more than two decades working in New York City is a thrill and profound honor. I look forward to meeting the artists, neighbors, friends, and supporters, and welcome their questions, thoughts and ideas. I admire the work that Sara has pioneered with Eric and April, and look forward to a bright future together,” Pasquarella said.
“I am greatly looking forward to working with Sheri to forward the role of The Church as an artistic center for our community and our region. After the tremendous first year, we are ready to start shaping the institution in more direct ways. This is an exciting time to hold this conversation and work toward a shared future,” Sara added.
About Sheri Pasquarella: For the past 17 years, Sheri owned and led SLP, a Manhattan-based consultancy that provided services across the international arts ecosystem, including an art advisory and business and strategic advisement to artists, galleries, not-for-profits, museums, and design businesses. SLP will close in September 2022. Pasquarella is known for community-building initiatives that include the New Art Dealers Alliance, which she conceived and co-founded in 2002, and the SLP Women’s Group, a national network of female arts leaders and workers that provided mutual support and resources for navigating the pandemic. In 2021, along with the Black Women in Visual Arts, she co-founded The Convening, an annual conference for female arts professionals that was presented in collaboration with ArtTable. In her earlier career, she was a director at Marlborough and Gorney Bravin + Lee galleries and was Adjunct Faculty in the Art Market M.A. program at SUNY FIT. She will continue on as a Board member of Participant, Inc. She is originally from the East End of Long Island, and her first ever job was at Guild Hall in 1996.