American Art Review month and year: March-April 97

author(s): Jean Woods

title of American Art Review article: "The Sellars Collection, Art by American Women"

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-- assigned to SJ on 6/21/09
-- approved by copyright holder on 9/18/09 via email
-- published in Resource Library: The Sellars Collection: Art by American Women; article by Jean Woods (9/28/09)

From: Jean Woods <je..

Date: Sat, Sep 19, 2009 at 8:07 PM

Subject: Re: Sellars Collection

To: Shana Johannessen <sj..

Dear Ms. Johannessen, 

The writing is mine alone and was not done as part of a job. 

Jean Woods


From: Shana Johannessen <sj.

Date: Fri Sep 18, 2009 8:41:40 AM US/Pacific

To: Jean Woods <je..

Subject: Re: Sellars Collection

Dear Ms. Woods: 

Thank you for your permission, the notes on the Sellars Collections, which I will include in my editor's note, and your biographical information. 

I do want to clarify one point: in asking whether you were paid by American Art Review for this text, I didn't mean to imply that you necessarily own the copyright.  If American Art Review did not compensate you for the text I would venture to guess that they would not claim ownership, and we will certainly mention that the article appeared there first and provide a link to their site as a courtesy, as we have with hundreds of other texts that have appeared in that journal.  However, other people/organizations might hold a stake in your text, and only you would know who they might be: a museum you worked for or with which you were under contract at the time of the article's writing, for instance. 

Could you please confirm that you are confident you own the text by responding again in writing to, copying me?  I just want to make sure that I was not unclear about the compensation comment...I would not want to have misled you.  I would be happy to discuss this over the telephone if you feel more comfortable:....



From: "Jean Woods" <je...

Date: Sun Sep 13, 2009 7:25:00 AM US/Pacific

To: <sj...

Cc: <in...

Subject: Sellars Collection

Dear Ms. Jo.. 

...I would be pleased if Traditional Fine Arts Organization published the article online sans pictures. 

It should be noted that the Sellars Collection is now  part of the permanent collection of the Huntsville Museum of Art in Huntsville, Alabama. Currently a small portion of it is on view in that museum.  A painting by Anna Mary Richards Brewster will be featured in the "Dutch Utopia" exhibition, which will open on October 1, 2009 at the Telfair Museum in Savannah, Georgia.  

I am an independent researcher in the arts working for private collectors and museums. 

I curated two exhibitions from the Sellars Collection, one in 2001 for the Governor's home in Annapolis featuring 34 works, and another in 1997 for the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts in Hagerstown, Maryland featuring 110 works.  I will mail directly to TFAO brochures on these exhibitions. 

Jean Woods 

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