Episode 64 / VOICES ON ART – The VAN HORN Gallery Podcast / New Art Dealers Alliance | HEATHER HUBBS, Director, NADA, New York City
Recorded July 6, 2022, 33 min., language english. Portrait photo by Emily Assiran for Observer

In this Episode Heather Hubbs, Director of NADA, NYC talks her upbbringing in a small town near Chicago and how she started discovering her interest in art. She explores her early days in Chicago, working in different fields of the art world where she realized that the big event of an art fair – where one is exposed to so many different things at the same time – was exactly what inspired her. She gives an overview of the first years of NADA, which is having it’s 20th anniversary, and shares how the visions for the alliance developed and changed over the years, with a focus on the learning process of those past years during and after Covid. Heather and her team are in a continously evolving learning process, finding solutions for the current need of galleries to share resources and information in a non-competitive way. She thinks there needs to be more education among (younger) people about what galleries are, the whole eco-system galleries operate in, what they exactly do and why galleries are so important. Heather is a passionate promoter of the arts, artists and galleries and explores how important the political climate, the freedom in a society and a stable democracy are, to ensure a field in which art and culture can be thriving.