RED BANK, NJ – On Sunday, March 22, at the Art Alliance of Monmouth County, Elizabeth Urbanski will share wisdom gained from more than 20 years as an independent art and design consultant. Urbanski advises corporations and private clients on the acquisition and maintenance of contemporary fine art collections in public and private spaces. She has acquired artwork for Fortune 500 companies including Pfizer, Inc. where she advised on the acquisition of all the art for several international divisions. She has worked with architects such as HLW and The Rockwell Group, where she acquired artwork for a 500 room casino hotel. A significant ongoing project is the creation of a contemporary art collection for noted philanthropists Marilyn and Jim Simon’s private charitable foundation — the Simons Foundation in NYC. 

Additionally, Urbanski served as the art curator of the Port Authority of NY & NJ which has an extensive corporate and public art collection. In this capacity she oversaw all aspects of collections management and helped research and present artists’ proposals for large scale site specific public commissions through their 1% for art program.  She created a program for rotating artwork in the Port Authority’s public spaces such as Laguardia and Kennedy Airports.

Urbanski gave a TEDx talk on selfies entitled Selfies: A Visual Analysis which compared these instant self portraits to art historical precedents. She was the curator of the TEDx Navesink “Art at Play” exhibition, which was installed at the Two River Theater, Red Bank, NJ in the Spring of 2014. She is a member of Art Table and the Association of Professional Art Advisors, both based in New York City.

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Founded in 1978, the Art Alliance of Monmouth County moved to its current space in 1992. The Art Alliance is dedicated to promoting the advancement of the visual arts and providing exhibition, studio, and classroom space to local artists. New members are always welcome and membership by art lovers is also encouraged.

A non-profit organization, the programs of the Art Alliance of Monmouth County are made possible in part by the Monmouth County Arts Council through funding from the Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders, and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment of the Arts.

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