Anne Ayres is retired and lives in Eugene, Oregon. She was Director of Ben Maltz Gallery, Otis College of Art and Design (1988-2003) and Associate Curator of the Newport Harbor Art Museum (now the Orange County Museum of Art) (1985-88). Her exhibitions and catalogue essays focus on California art, with emphasis an on Los Angeles. Ayres holds a Ph.D. in Art History from the University of Southern California.
The Importance of the Work: An interview with Rosamund Felsen by Anne Ayres
In this interview, Rosamund Felsen describes engaging in the nascent 1960s Los Angeles art world; the founding of Gemini GEL with her husband, Sidney, and Stanley and Elyse Grinstein; working in the now-defunct Pasadena Art Museum and that museum’s downfall; starting a gallery to show younger artists making nontraditional forms of art; the financial difficulties of exhibiting Conceptual art; and the importance of art schools in forming a regional art scene.