Interviewing One Art Nation’s Julia Wehkamp & Amanda Dunn

Jan 9, 2015

Of all the many wonders to be beheld at the inaugural Art Silicon Valley/San Francisco, the symposia programming put together by the great good folks from One Art Nation has gotta be one of the most comprehensively wondrous. ASV/SF got 1AN’s Julia Wehkamp and Amanda Dunn to give us the lowdown. 

For those who don’t yet know just what is One Art Nation?

Well, please allow us to introduce ourselves. We’re an online art community where collectors, enthusiasts, professionals and experts from across the globe can connect through live art symposia, online education, social discussions, exhibitions and fairs, and art services.

If you had but a single sentence to sum up 1AN’s mission, what would it be?

To develop the emerging, as well as stimulate the established art market through new and innovative online art education.

What’s your role at 1AN?

I’m Julia Wehkamp and I head up the educational component at 1AN, including curating the Symposia programs and creating our online education. I co-founded the company with Amanda Dunn.

What other principal players need we cite?

Amanda heads up our marketing initiatives and develops strategic partnerships, while supporting me in creating our educational content.

Who’s bright idea was it to team with Art Silicon Valley/San Francisco?

We actually started our relationship with Art Miami Productions at CONTEXT in 2013. We were looking for a partner who was forward thinking and had a keen interest in educating the art market. The fairs put on by Art Miami Productions are a great meeting place for collectors, enthusiasts, and professionals seeking and representing some of the most important works at the forefront of the international art movement. The team were open to the idea of bringing together industry experts to speak on a range of topics as an additional benefit for fair attendees and to strengthen the market.

What’s the name and main thrust of the programming you’re bringing to the Fair?

The 1AN Symposium offers a program that is both diverse and engaging, equally for first time buyers, established collectors, industry professional and generally, those with a passion for art. At Art Silicon Valley, visitors can learn about everything from Building an Art Collection Like a Pro to Art and Cross-Border Taxes to Art Appraisal: Why, When and How?

Of all the many splendors, are there any particular highlights you’d care to cite?

Seeing as we are in Silicon Valley where the digital revolution took place, we have included tech leaders eBay, Google, Facebook, Autodesk and Innovation Endeavors in the program to share their art expertise.

Do you see the collaboration expanding 1AN’s presence throughout the entire Art Miami Family of Fairs?

We are working with Art Miami LLC Productions at all of their fairs and are already well on the way to developing a “cannot miss” program at Art Miami in December.

For the full program of One Art Nation’s offerings at the inaugural Art Silicon Valley/San Francisco log on here.

by Art Silicon Valley

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