Art Now

Countdown to Christie’s!

Greetings students and families,

My name is Jamie Rodda and I am thrilled to be the Program Coordinator for Art Now at Christie’s New York. Summerfuel and Christie’s Education have teamed up to offer an amazing, one-of-a-kind glimpse into the art world of today with New York City serving as the classroom. Our days will be filled with visits to various museums, galleries, and private collections, as well as classes with the experts. We also have a variety of other activities planned, including trips to Storm King and Point Pleasant! Be sure to check this blog for daily updates and photos of our activities.

Lodging and Staff

During the program, students will reside in John Jay Hall on the campus of Columbia University, conveniently located in Manhattan’s Upper West Side.  Students have single rooms and will share floors with another Summerfuel program—Leadership and Innovation. We will link up with this program for various activities when our schedules coincide. Additionally, staff from this program will work closely with the Christie’s Program staff and students. For your reference, the staff members for the Leadership and Innovation program are Lawrence Alexander (Director), Shanita Ray (Assistant Director), and Resident Advisors Kordell KeyAndre, Kathryn Lige, Kaity Beaumont, and Jacquelynn Akins.

Arrival Day

We are ready to welcome you on Sunday, July 8! Students can begin checking in at 3 PM. We will have staff out at the airports to meet and transport students to campus. Students should look for staff in blue Summerfuel t-shirts in the baggage claim area (for domestic flights) or in the arrivals area (for international flights). I will be here at John Jay Hall meeting students and families as they arrive. If you’re traveling by car, use 514 West 114th street, New York, NY 10027 as the drop-off location.


In the event you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to email me at Starting on July 5, you will also be able to contact me on the program cell phone that I will have for the duration of the program. That number is 1- 917-861-8894.

Looking forward to meeting you and having an awesome summer!

Jamie M. Rodda

Program Coordinator

Art Now at Christie’s New York