Stoneleaf Retreat’s Open Call for Women Artist Residents

An idyllic escape in the Catskills offers inspiration, dialogue and artistic guidance

Across 20 acres of land in the Catskill Mountains, Stoneleaf Retreat provides space for thought, inspiration, guidance and collaboration. The location plays host to the Stoneleaf Residency, wherein cycles of women artists can settle in, produce work and conclude their time on site with an open studio showcase. Helen Toomer (former director of the Pulse Art Fair) founded the residency last year with husband Eric …

Helen Toomer Takes Over Pulse Art Fair

An interview with the contemporary show's visionary new director

Few events each year successfully gather and contextualize movements within the arts world. In its ninth edition, NYC’s iteration of the Pulse Contemporary Art Fair manages to do exactly that. Fifty international exhibitors showcase the work of hundreds of artists in a highly connected, meticulously curated event. And, at the forefront of it all, stands HelenToomer; the newly appointed director of the fair. With an …