Jessica Porter Named Director of ArtTable

ArtTable, the New York–based nonprofit dedicated to advancing the leadership of women in the visual arts, has appointed Jessica Porter as director, Claire Selvin of Artnews reports. Porter comes to the organization from the New York Artists Equity Association, where she has been executive director since July 2017.

Previously, Porter served as the founding director of Porter Contemporary, a Chelsea gallery that presented exhibitions of emerging and established artists. She also established her own consulting company in 2003, through which she offers legal services to artists and cultural organizations.

“This is an important time for women, and ArtTable is uniquely positioned to take a leading role in mentoring the next generation of leaders in the arts,” Porter said in a statement. “Our members are among the most prominent, dynamic, and effective leaders in the art world and they represent the very best of our field.”

Porter has served as a member of ArtTable’s board for the last four years. She succeeds Ada Ciniglio and will take up the post on July 1.