NEW YORK—Lucy Mitchell-Innes, co-director of Mitchell-Innes & Nash, New York, has been appointed president of the Art Dealers Association of America, effective Sept. 17. Mitchell-Innes, who is the first woman to hold this position in the organization, said she was “honored to have been appointed. … I hope my prior experience in many different areas of the art world will be useful in leading the ADAA into a new economy and global marketplace.” She succeeds Roland Augustine, who had served as the association’s president since 2006.
Augustine, co-director of Luhring Augustine gallery, New York, said, “Lucy’s many years of experience in the field of art dealing, her high standards of professional practice, and her strong commitment to the mission of ADAA make her the ideal leader for our association.”
Mitchell-Innes worked at Sotheby’s from 1981 to 1994, where she served as head of the contemporary-art department and worldwide director of the departments of contemporary art, Latin American art, and contemporary and modern prints. In 1994 she founded her own business as a private art dealer and adviser, and in 1996 opened a gallery on Manhattan’s Upper East Side with her husband, David Nash. The gallery opened a second location, in Chelsea, in 2005.
ADAA appointed new officers to a three-year term beginning Sept. 17. They are: Michael Findlay, director of Acquavella Galleries, New York, vice president; Dorsey Waxter, director of Greenberg Van Doren Gallery, St. Louis, Mo., vice president; Jeffrey Fraenkel, president of Fraenkel Galleries, San Francisco, secretary; and Lawrence Luhring, co-owner of Luhring Augustine, treasurer.
The association also announced the election of nine new directors: Frances F.L. Beatty, of Richard L. Feigen & Co, New York; Tanya Bonakdar, of Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York; Jeffrey Deitch, of Deitch Projects, New York; Armin Kunz, of C.G. Boerner, New York; Lawrence Markey, of Lawrence Markey Gallery, San Antonio, Tex.; Mary-Anne Martin, of Mary-Anne Martin Fine Art, New York; Susan E. Menconi, of Menconi & Schoelkopf Fine Art, New York; Adam Sheffer, of Cheim & Read, New York; and Leslie Tonkonow, of Leslie Tonkonow Artworks + Projects, New York.
The ADAA was founded in 1962, and currently counts more than 170 galleries as members. Three galleries—ACME, Los Angeles; Yancey Richardson Gallery, New York; and Meredith Ward Fine Art, New York—were elected as new members last month. —E.K.