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Colleagues & Friends: Susan J Mumford & Sara Kay

  • Emigrant Bank Fine Art Finance 6 East 43rd Street New York, NY, 10017 United States (map)
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Join us on Thursday, September 19 for the first Colleagues & Friends Breakfast of the season featuring Susan J Mumford, Founder of the Association of Women Art Dealers (AWAD), and POWarts Founder, Sara Kay. Long-time friends and colleagues, Kay and Mumford will tackle the topic of collaboration through shared experiences as founders of professional organizations for women.

$5 Members | $15 Non-Members

POWarts and AWAD share reciprocal membership benefits, and AWAD's joining fee is waived for POWarts Members. Click here to learn more about AWAD membership.

About Susan J Mumford
SUSAN J MUMFORD is a values-centred entrepreneur, speaker and author who has established a career providing networks and solutions for professionals in the 21st Century art world.

Her first grown-up venture was operating a gallery, art dealership and advisory (2004-2013). In 2009 while running an associated gallery in Soho, London, she founded the Association of Women Art Dealers (AWAD), an international non-profit membership network that facilitates business and collaborations with members operating to high professional standards. This was followed in 2012 by the development of Be Smart About Art, an online-accessible professional development platform based out of London that helps creative professionals thrive in a changing world. In late 2015, her first book was published in the name of BSAA’s motto: Art is your life. Make it your living. Earlier in 2019 she launched artaml, a technology-based solution to help art dealers keep dealing while tackling anti-money laundering legislation hitting the EU in early 2020 (including the UK regardless of Brexit).

Susan is also an equality advocate who lectures on conscious, unconscious and intersectional bias and wrote the foreword for the book Mum’s Not the Word, published in May 2019.

Based in Lewes, East Sussex, Susan works locally, in London, around the UK, the USA, Continental Europe and online, running workshops, lectures and courses, delivering 1-2-1 sessions, facilitating panel discussions, judging prizes and more.

Follow Susan and her enterprises across social media: @susanjmumford @besmartaboutart @womenartdealers @artaml_

Find out more about AWAD at

About Sara Kay
With over 20 years of experience and a diverse background that includes conservation, museum, auction, gallery and non-profit,  Sara Kay founded her eponymous gallery in 2017. Prior, Kay was Director at White Cube Gallery in London. Formerly, she served as Director of the Fine Art Department at the Jan Krugier Gallery, which was the exclusive agent for work by Pablo Picasso from the Marina Picasso Estate, as well as a leader in 19th and 20th century painting, drawing and sculpture. Previously, Kay served as a Specialist in Old Master Drawings at Christie’s auction house, leading the New York department. 

Kay is the Founder and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Professional Organization for Women in the Arts (POWarts).