Elizabeth Keithline

Wheel Arts

From 2004 to 2021, Keithline did business as Wheel Arts Administration. She is currently the part-time Exhibitions Director for the Woodstock Artists Association and Museum and is not taking on new clients.

Selected Project Archive

Gallery/Independent Curator/Exhibition Design

Fiber/Paper/Love, Wheaton College, Norton, MA
Simile & Metaphor: Red Necklace, Barbara Owen, Wheaton MA
Working Objects: Props By Ross MacDonald, Wheaton College, Norton, MA
Fine Art From Movies, Television & Theater, Wheaton College, Norton, MA
Alumni Of Color Exhibition, Wheaton College Archives, Norton, MA
Resonance, Lynne Harlow, Wheaton College, Norton, MA
Color-ism, WORK/PLAY, Wheaton College, Norton, MA
On & On: Art Without End, Mark Miller Gallery, 92 Orchard Street, New York, NY, 2016 and at Wheaton College, Norton, MA
Precession, Anne Morgan Spalter, SPRING/BREAK Art Show, Moynihan Station, New York, NY, 2015
The Meek Shall Inherit, BoxoProjects, New York, NY 2013; Umass Amherst 2014
A Tool Is A Mirror, Umass Amherst, Mobius, Boston Cyberfest and Danforth Museum
The Shadow Show, Real Art Ways, Hartford, CT
The Apartment At The Mall: The Showcase Opening, Providence, RI
Ourchitecture, Newport Art Museum and RI Housing Authority, Providence
Providence Art Windows Invitational, Providence, RI

Arts Administration

Rhode Island State Council On the Arts: Consulting Director, Percent For Art program/State Cultural Facilities Grants; Contemporary Art At the State House Galleries; Art At the Airport Galleries; convene selection panels, coordinate site visits, Requests For Qualifications, public art project management from contract through ribbon cutting, budgets, press, communications, social media, artist and agency contracts, website, educational outreach
2017-2018 & 2014-2015
Wheaton College, Norton, MA: interim director, Beard & Weill Gallery – Curating, exhibition design, collections, emergency management, teaching in the galleries and classrooms, faculty exhibition, press, social media, Biennial selection process, staffing, interns, loans, shipping, coordination with administration
Director of RISCA Grants To Organizations: convened selection panels, grants management, constituent review & support, ADA compliance. 
New England Foundation For the Arts/Barr Foundation: public art assessment for the City of Boston, convened 44 interviewees for group & individual interviews, deep research, reporting to funders & community partners, recommendations for implementation of a Percent For Art Program and improvements to preexisting program.
Governors Island Art Fair: gallery engagement, development, business advisor
Charles River Conservancy, MIT D-Lab: public art management with Mags Harries & Lajos Heder, contracts, meetings, major funders
Art In The Park, Worcester MA: call for entries, panel, selection management
City of Gloucester: public art forum, strategic planning
Providence Foundation: founded and directed Providence Art Windows, art management, public artists, call for entries, contracts, events, media management
Gilbane Corporation: public art management
Newport Art Museum: interim Director of Operations
Wind/Sea/Sky: public art projects


Lectures, Panels

Temporary and Permanent Public Art Commission Management

Public Art Assessments/Master Plans

Conducted a 9-month assessment of the place-making and public art climate in the City of Boston — Sponsored by San San Wong at the Barr Foundation and Jane Preston at the New England Foundation For the Arts The assessment included deep research, interviews with 45 informants, reporting and recommendations.

Public Art Master Plan for TF Green Airport – convened arts advisors and members of the public to discuss a master plan for the future of public art at Rhode Island’s seven airports. Resulted in Greenspace, an ongoing gallery program, and a total of nine public art commissions.

Public Art Master Plan for Rhode Island College – ongoing community conversations with steering committee and other stakeholders; campus wide strategic plan

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Emerson College, Bachelor of Science in Communications

Advisory Committee, Public Art Review
Advisory Committee, City of Providence Department of Arts, Culture and Tourism
Memberships: ArTTable, International Sculpture Center, Americans for the Arts, Ecoarts