Jon Snow, Director of Hayground School
Hayground School’s mission is to provide an open, community school where conventional teaching methods are replaced by new ways of teaching and learning. The school is committed to a program of innovation in a community of diversity, both economical and cultural.
Molly Morgan Weiss, Head Curator
Molly Morgan Weiss is native to the East End and currently lives and works in New York City as a gallery director, curator, educator, project producer and studio artist. The hats she wears often describes the projects she installs, full of multi sensory interactive installations for all viewers to take from. She has curated well over thirty exhibitions across Long Island, produced numerous outdoor installations and has collaborated with artists from around the world.
The City Firm Production Team:
Laura O’Reilly, Creative Director & Founder
Laura O’Reilly is a native New Yorker. Under her alias “Miz Metro”, Laura has curated and organized some of New York City’s most prolific art shows, music events & interactive parties. As the former director of Gallery 151, Laura produced numerous events and art exhibits on the Bowery including signature shows such as TRASHION, Fab 5 Freddy: New York, New Work and the first ever WuTang brand art show. Laura currently works as adjunct focusing on sales & special projects with The Hole, a gallery owned by former Dietch Projects Director Kathy Grayson.
Sasha Okshteyn, Project Director & Curator
Sasha Okshteyn is a native New Yorker. She has curated a number of large-scale solo and group shows of emerging and established artists, including legendary performance artist Colette, Alicia Ross, Peter Brock, Hayden Fowler and Michael Quattelbaum Jr. Sasha has produced a number of high-end cultural events in New York, Miami, and Los Angeles, integrating corporate brands with innovative contemporary artists to increase market exposure while supporting large-scale artist installations that could not otherwise be realized. Sasha has a Master’s Degree in Visual Arts Administration from NYU.
Pamela Willoughby, Chief Art Advisor & Curator
Pamela Willoughby has consummate experience in private art sales, advising a number of esteemed contemporary collections and is a former gallery director specializing in post modern contemporary and emerging art. Pamela has sold a large volume of work by Keith Haring, Andy Warhol, Jullian Schnabel & Jean-Michel Basquiat, her peers of the ’80s. As the co-founder of The City Firm’s private showroom in Chelsea Pamela oversees client relations, art advisement and exhibition production. Pamela works from East Hampton and New York City.
Alexander Clark, Art Advisor & Curator
Alexander Clark is a native New Yorker. He has extensive experience advising private clients, consulting and curating independent art exhibitions. He has been involved in a number of projects, including assisting with the building of an archive at the Museum of Modern Art Archives and worked at Christie’s, Sotheby’s and External Press at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Alexander is the founder of The City Firm’s private showroom in Chelsea, where he continues to advise collectors on emerging artists and secondary market work.
A & O PR
Lainya Magaña, Art Marketing & Public Relations Consultant
Lainya Magaña is the Principal Founder and CEO of A&O PR, a bi-coastal agency, and the West Coast’s first, specializing in art marketing and public relations. Lainya is a visionary leader in art business and an art world insider, possessing over six years’ experience as a Gallery Director, curator, published art writer, marketing and public relations professional. As the Principal of A&O PR, Lainya is the driving force behind creative and strategic marketing and PR campaigns that unite digital, search and social tactics with traditional best practices, achieving maximum exposure and a 21st Century edge for her clients.