Johnette Isham & Associates, Inc.

Independent curator, art advisor, collaborator, writer


Mark has focused his entire career on the visual arts as a museum director, curator, educator, and consultant. In 1999, after 25 years working in non-profit institutions, he decided to devote himself to advising clients, building collections, and helping the public better understand art and the art business through his writing and teaching. He has written hundreds of articles, organized as many exhibitions, and collaborated with thousands of artists on exhibitions, installations, and projects. Mark has his M.A. in Art History and Museum Studies from George Washington University and M.A. in Art History from the University of Pennsylvania, and postgraduate certification from the Museum Management Institute at the University of California, Berkley.

Current Projects:
Mark is working with the Tampa Museum of Art to coordinate the implementation of a federal Institute for Museum Services Grant focused on the expanding potential audiences for the museum’s permanent collection. He teaches a course about the business of art for Ringling School of Art and Design undergraduates. He also works with artists and clients to create synergy that satisfies both, through commissions, projects, and purchases.

Insights into Mark:
Mark collects ideas and images through contact with people in the arts. When he is not in a museum or gallery or artist’s studio, he is writing, reading, traveling, or cooking with friends.

Sherri Babcock
Bettina Beer
Laura McMullen-Harto
Kathy Jacobs-Houk
Louise Kennedy
Mark Ormond
Nancy Roucher
Nancy Schlossberg
Marilyn Slocum
Virginia Small

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