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Oral history interview with Bill and Peggy Foote

Interviewee:
Foote, Bill, 1937-  Search this
Foote, Peggy, 1935-  Search this
Interviewer:
Riedel, Mija, 1958-  Search this
Names:
California College of Arts and Crafts (San Francisco, Calif.)  Search this
Viola Frey Oral History Project  Search this
Arneson, Robert, 1930-1992  Search this
Bransten, Rena, 1933-  Search this
Carnwath, Squeak, 1947-  Search this
Champion, Gloria  Search this
Coykendall, Vernon  Search this
Fiske, Charles  Search this
Foote, Bill, 1937-  Search this
Frey, Viola, 1933-2004  Search this
Hanson, Shirley  Search this
Hoffman, Nancy, 1944-  Search this
Knecht, Gary  Search this
Laycox, Jack  Search this
Maybeck, Jackie  Search this
McDonald, Richard  Search this
Perry, Sam, 1963-  Search this
Schulz, Maryanne  Search this
Treadwell, Noni Eccles  Search this
Voulkos, Peter, 1924-2002  Search this
Wenger, Leslie  Search this
Extent:
5 Items (sound files (4 hrs., 38 min.), digital, wav)
131 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
2014 February 16-17
Scope and Contents:
An interview with Bill and Peggy Foote conducted 2014 February 16-17, by Mija Riedel, for the Archives of American Art's Viola Frey Oral History Project at Bill's office and home in San Francisco, California.
Dr. and Ms. Foote speak of their early days growing up and their introduction to art; their meeting in Stockton; the beginnings of the Lincoln Square Gallery; their introduction to Viola Frey; their increasing involvement as art dealers in the Bay Area in the '60s and '70s; Peggy Foote's time at the California College of Arts and Crafts; their collection of Viola Frey's work and other artists' work; their interactions with Charles Fiske and Viola Frey; Frey's early years in Lodi; Frey's love of collecting jewelry and small ceramic figurines; and Frey's work in relation to gender issues. They also discuss Frey and Fiske's health issues; Frey's time at CCAC; Frey's relationship with Fiske; Frey's work as it related to Robert Arneson and Peter Voulkos and other Bay Area artists; Peggy Foote's gallery Conway Antiques in the 70's and 80's; Bill Foote's remembrances at Frey's memorial. Mr. and Ms. Foote also recall Shirley Hanson, Rena Bransten, Squeak Carnwath, Gary Knecht, Leslie Wenger, Nancy Hoffman, Richard McDonald, Maryanne Schulz, the Wiebe twins, Robert Arneson, Vernon Coykendall, Noni Eccles Treadwell, Sam Perry, Jackie Maybeck, Gloria Champion, Jack Laycox, and others.
Biographical / Historical:
Bill Foote (1937- ) and his wife Peggy (1935- ) are art collectors and retired art and antique dealers in San Francisco, California who collected Viola Frey's works of art. Mija Riedel (1958- ) is an independent scholar in San Francisco, California.
Provenance:
This interview is part of the Archives of American Art Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and administrators.
Occupation:
Antique dealers  Search this
Art dealers -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Topic:
Art -- Collectors and collecting -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Feminism and art  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.foote14
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-foote14

Dorothy Goldeen Gallery records

Creator:
Dorothy Goldeen Gallery (Santa Monica, Calif.)  Search this
Names:
Abakanowicz, Magdalena  Search this
Altoon, John, 1925-  Search this
Ben Tré, Howard, 1949-  Search this
Benton, Fletcher, 1931-  Search this
Bergman, Ciel, 1938-  Search this
Carnwath, Squeak, 1947-  Search this
Chihuly, Dale, 1941-  Search this
Cho, Tŏk-hyŏn, 1957-  Search this
De Forest, Roy, 1930-2007  Search this
Fasnacht, Heide, 1951-  Search this
Hudson, Robert, 1938-  Search this
La Noue, Terence  Search this
Lipski, Donald, 1947-  Search this
Paik, Nam June, 1932-2006  Search this
Paschke, Ed  Search this
Rath, Alan, 1959-  Search this
Raymond, Zizi, 1960-  Search this
Reinoso, Pablo, 1955-  Search this
Extent:
16.2 Linear feet
2.52 Gigabytes
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Gigabytes
Photographs
Interviews
Sound recordings
Video recordings
Date:
1960-circa 2014
bulk 1987-1996
Summary:
The records of Dorothy Goldeen Gallery, based in Southern California, measure 16.2 linear feet and 2.52 GB and date from 1960 to circa 2014, with the bulk of the items dating from 1987 to 1996. The Dorothy Goldeen Gallery, operated from 1986-1996 and featured the work of prominent contemporary artists, such as Magdalena Abakanowicz, John Altoon, Fletcher Benton, Howard Ben Tre, Ciel Bergman, Squeak Carnwatch, Dale Chihuly, Duck-Hyun Cho, Roy De Forest, Heidi Fasnacht, Robert Hudson, Terence La Noue, Donald Lipski, Nam June Paik, Ed Paschke, Alan Rath, Zizi Raymond, Pablo Reinoso, among many others. The collection includes correspondence, scattered administration records, exhibition files, extensive artists' files that also include many video recordings, financial and legal records, printed and digital materials, and photographic materials.
Scope and Contents:
The records of Dorothy Goldeen Gallery, based in Southern California, measure 16.2 linear feet and 2.52 GB and date from 1960 to circa 2014, with the bulk of the items dating from 1987 to 1996. The Dorothy Goldeen Gallery, operated from 1986-1996 and featured the work of prominent contemporary artists, such as Magdalena Abakanowicz, John Altoon, Fletcher Benton, Howard Ben Tre, Ciel Bergman, Squeak Carnwatch, Dale Chihuly, Duck-Hyun Cho, Roy De Forest, Heidi Fasnacht, Robert Hudson, Terence La Noue, Donald Lipski, Nam June Paik, Ed Paschke, Alan Rath, Zizi Raymond, Pablo Reinoso, among many others. The collection includes correspondence, scattered administration records, exhibition files, extensive artists' files that also include many video recordings, financial and legal records, printed and digital materials, and photographic materials.

Correspondence is with artists, museums, galleries, and collectors regarding exhibitions, sales, and acquisitions of artwork. Administration records include appraisals, mailing lists, materials related to gallery events, a rolodex, and a list of artist contracts. Exhibition files are found for only a few of the gallery's exhibitions, including American Artists in Jewelry (1987), Private Reserve (1988), Fresh Visions 1 (1989), Fresh Visions 2 (1989), and Multiple Parts (1994).

There are extensive artists' files containing correspondence, printed and digital material, resumes, slides, and photographs documenting the gallery's relationship with and exhibitions of many prominent artists. These files also contain numerous audio and video recordings of interviews with artists, exhibitions, documentaries, and video art.

Financial and legal records mostly consist of sales records of artwork by various artists, in addition to materials on a lawsuit, a sublease for exhibition space, and a few invoices.

Printed materials include Dorothy Goldeen Gallery press releases, exhibition announcements, press reviews, newsletters, clippings, and one videocassette of a broadcast news program.

Photographic materials mostly consist of slides and transparencies of artwork by artists represented by the gallery. There are a few images of the gallery building.
Arrangement:
This collection is arranged as 7 series.

Series 1: Correspondence, 1979-2012 (1.1 linear feet; Box 1-2)

Series 2: Administration Records, circa 1987-circa 2010 (0.6 linear feet; Box 2)

Series 3: Exhibition Files, 1987-1995 (0.4 linear feet; Boxes 2-3)

Series 4: Artists' Files, 1961-2007 (12.1 linear feet; Boxes 3-14, OV 17-18, 2.52 GB; ER01-ER02)

Series 5: Financial and Legal Records, 1987-2005 (0.8 linear feet; Box 15)

Series 6: Printed Material, 1986-2014 (0.4 linear feet; Boxes 15-16)

Series 7: Photographic Material, 1960-2005 (0.8 linear feet; Box 16)
Biographical / Historical:
The Dorothy Goldeen Gallery (1987-1996) was an art gallery in Santa Monica, California, founded by Dorothy Goldeen.

Dorothy Goldeen graduated from the University of California, Berkeley, where she studied sculpture and textile design. In 1973, Goldeen began her career in the arts working in San Francisco, California at the Hansen Fuller Gallery which later became Fuller Goldeen Gallery.

In 1987, Goldeen moved to Los Angeles and founded the Dorothy Goldeen Gallery. Historically significant artists such as Magdalena Abakanowicz and Nam June Paik were represented by her gallery as well as influential, emerging Los Angeles artists. Other notable artists include Robert Arneson, Paul Kos, Ed Paschke, and Alan Rath.

In 1996, Goldeen closed her gallery and launched the Dorothy Goldeen Art Advisory in Santa Monica. Goldeen often travels internationally as an art consultant for private and institutional clients, advising them on the acquisition and resale of art.
Related Materials:
The Archives of American Art also has an oral history interview with Dorothy Goldeen conducted by Hunter Drohojowska-Philp in 2014.
Provenance:
The Dorothy Goldeen Gallery records were donated by Dorothy Goldeen to the Archives of American Art in 2 installments in 2003 and 2014.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.

Permission to publish, quote or reproduce all correspondence must be obtained from Dorothy Goldeen.
Rights:
All correspondence: Permission to publish, quote or reproduce requires written permission from Dorothy Goldeen. Contact Reference Services for more information.
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Topic:
Art galleries, Commercial -- California -- Santa Monica  Search this
Jewelry  Search this
Function:
Art galleries, Commercial -- California -- Los Angeles
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Interviews
Sound recordings
Video recordings
Citation:
Dorothy Goldeen Gallery Records, 1960-circa 2014, bulk 1987-1996. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.dorogolg
See more items in:
Dorothy Goldeen Gallery records
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-dorogolg
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Squeak Carnwath

Interviewee:
Carnwath, Squeak, 1947-  Search this
Interviewer:
Riedel, Mija, 1958-  Search this
Creator:
Viola Frey Oral History Project  Search this
Names:
Viola Frey Oral History Project  Search this
Extent:
7 Items (sound files (4 hr., 28 min.), digital, wav)
175 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
2015 September 9
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Squeak Carnwath, conducted 2015 September 9-10, by Mija Riedel, for the Archives of American Art's Viola Frey Oral History Project at Carnwath's studio in Oakland, California.
Biographical / Historical:
Interviewee Squeak Carnwath (1958) is a painter and printmaker in Oakland, California. Carnwath was a student of Viola Frey's who later became her friend, and is a co-founder of the Artists' Legacy Foundation. Interviewer Mija Riedel (1958- ) is an independent scholar in San Francisco, California.
General:
Originally recorded as 7 sound files. Duration is 4 hr., 28 min.
Provenance:
This interview is part of the Archives of American Art Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and administrators.
Restrictions:
For information on how to access this interview contact Reference Services.
Topic:
Painters -- California -- Oakland -- Interviews  Search this
Printmakers -- California -- Oakland -- Interviews  Search this
Women artists -- California -- Oakland -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.carnwa15
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-carnwa15

Oral history interview with Squeak Carnwath, 2015 September 9

Interviewee:
Carnwath, Squeak, 1947-  Search this
Interviewer:
Riedel, Mija, 1958-  Search this
Subject:
Viola Frey Oral History Project  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Painters -- California -- Oakland -- Interviews  Search this
Printmakers -- California -- Oakland -- Interviews  Search this
Women artists -- California -- Oakland -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)16270
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)371329
AAA_collcode_carnwa15
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_371329

Reading meaning : word and symbolism in the art of Squeak Carnwath, Lesley Dill, Leslie Enders Lee, and Anne Siems : Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery, Scripps College, October 30-December 19, 2004

Title:
Word and symbolism in the art of Squeak Carnwath, Lesley Dill, Leslie Enders Lee, and Anne Siems
Author:
Carnwath, Squeak 1947-  Search this
Mathews-Berenson, Margaret  Search this
Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery  Search this
Subject:
Carnwath, Squeak 1947-  Search this
Dill, Lesley 1950-  Search this
Lee, Leslie Enders 1946-  Search this
Siems, Anne  Search this
Physical description:
55 p. : col. ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
2004
C2004
Topic:
Conceptual art  Search this
Symbolism in art  Search this
Words in art  Search this
Call number:
N6494.C63 R43 2004
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_810429

Squeak Carnwath : life line : April 27-June 2, 2001

Title:
Life line
Author:
Carnwath, Squeak 1947-  Search this
John Berggruen Gallery (San Francisco, Calif.)  Search this
Subject:
Carnwath, Squeak 1947-  Search this
Carnwath, Squeak 1947-  Search this
Physical description:
40 p. : col. ill. ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Interviews
Date:
2001
C2001
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_616940

Squeak Carnwath / essay by Maria Porges

Author:
Carnwath, Squeak 1947-  Search this
Porges, Maria  Search this
David Beitzel (Gallery)  Search this
Subject:
Carnwath, Squeak 1947-  Search this
Physical description:
20 p. : col. ill. ; 26 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
1997
C1997
Call number:
ND237.C2815 A4 1997
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_622837

Squeak Carnwath : undraped human being : October 14-November 14, 1998 / essay by Pauline Shaver

Title:
Undraped human being
Author:
Carnwath, Squeak 1947-  Search this
Shaver, Pauline  Search this
John Berggruen Gallery (San Francisco, Calif.)  Search this
Subject:
Carnwath, Squeak 1947-  Search this
Physical description:
40 p. : col. ill. ; 23 x 23 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
1998
C1998
Call number:
ND237.C2815 A4 1998
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_623356

Squeak Carnwath : recent paintings : [exhibition] September 8-October 8, 1994

Author:
Carnwath, Squeak 1947-  Search this
John Berggruen Gallery (San Francisco, Calif.)  Search this
Subject:
Carnwath, Squeak 1947-  Search this
Physical description:
[33] p. : col. ill. ; 22 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
1994
C1994
Call number:
ND237.C2815 A4 1994
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_639224

Squeak Carnwath : recent paintings : September 5-28, 1991, John Berggruen Gallery

Author:
Carnwath, Squeak 1947-  Search this
John Berggruen Gallery (San Francisco, Calif.)  Search this
Subject:
Carnwath, Squeak 1947-  Search this
Physical description:
28 unnumbered pages : chiefly color illustrations, portrait ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Exhibition catalogs
Date:
1991
©1991
Call number:
ND237.C2815 A4 1991
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_643306

Squeak Carnwath, relative : November 22, 1996-January 4, 1997, John Berggruen Gallery / essay by Jamie Brunson

Author:
Carnwath, Squeak 1947-  Search this
Brunson, Jamie  Search this
John Berggruen Gallery (San Francisco, Calif.)  Search this
Subject:
Carnwath, Squeak 1947-  Search this
Physical description:
40 p. : col. ill. ; 22 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
1996
C1996
Call number:
ND237.C2815 A4 1996a
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_650465

Squeak Carnwath : February 16-March 23, 1991

Author:
Carnwath, Squeak 1947-  Search this
Levy, Mark  Search this
Dorothy Goldeen Gallery (Santa Monica, Calif.)  Search this
Subject:
Carnwath, Squeak 1947-  Search this
Physical description:
1 folded sheet ([7] p.) : col. ill. ; 21 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
1991
[1991]
Call number:
ND237.C2815 A4 1991b
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_919228

Squeak Carnwath : painting is no ordinary object / Karen Tsujimoto and John Yau

Title:
Painting is no ordinary object
Author:
Tsujimoto, Karen  Search this
Yau, John 1950-  Search this
Carnwath, Squeak 1947-  Search this
Oakland Museum of California  Search this
Subject:
Carnwath, Squeak 1947-  Search this
Physical description:
159 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 29 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
2009
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_955493

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