Artist to Artist in Oakland

As an artist and business owner, Monique Harris was very interested in attending the East Bay Women in Business Roundtable Luncheon in Jack London Square.  A panel of Oakland women in the arts held a lively discussion focusing on the thriving art community in Oakland at this Chamber event.  The panel included Alison Best, president and CEO, Visit Oakland; Margo Dunlap, executive director of ProArts Gallery; Lori Fogarty, executive director, Oakland Museum of California; and Dana King, artist.

EBWIB Oakland Chamber LuncheonSeated directly in front of the panel table, Monique was completely engaged in the discussion, enjoying eye contact with the women as though they were speaking directly to her.

At the conclusion of the luncheon, Monique quickly maneuvered to meet the women, and was especially interested in talking to Dana King – artist to artist.  Monique was delighted when Ms. King expressed an interest in coming to the CP Center to see some of her work.  Monique’s departing words:  “It was a good day!”


  1. Kris Viers says

    I felt so honored. Yes, to meet Dana King, retired anchor woman and artist. But mostly honored to have Monique Harris attend the luncheon with me, and introduce her to some people I knew, and get to network with her in this professional setting. She told me at the beginning she is shy and doesn’t like to talk much. Nothing shy about her presence today! It was an awesome day!

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