JoAnn Gonzalez-Hickey has spent much of her adult life engaged in the visual arts as a practitioner, patron, friend, and advocate. While amassing a considerable portfolio of contemporary art through the years, she never thought of herself as a collector. Employing no formal approach, she purchased work as interests, opportunities, life circumstances, and space allowed. In 2005, having gained clarity and vision after moving to New York state and visiting with private collectors, she set out to formally build a collection focused entirely on unique contemporary abstract works on paper. Today, she owns more than 1,300 of these works by more than 240 international early- to mid-career artists. At this talk sponsored by the LeRoy E. Hoffberger School of Painting, Gonzalez-Hickey will speak about her experiences.