Personal Connection to the Arts

Creating art is brave; facilitating the arts is an honor.

I understand the joys and challenges of being an artist and arts administrator.  Both require an immeasurable commitment to ethics and a profound respect for the creative process.

My ambition to be a visual artist was cemented at an early age.  Then I found my purpose facilitating the arts for others. It's my honor to help artists, organizations, and communities bring their art to life.

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Experience Highlights

My experience spans the non-profit and private sectors for over two decades. Most recently, I was commissioned to create a Creative Entrepreneurship Workshop for graduate students at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Penn State University, and Indiana University.

 

My leadership roles in the arts include serving as:

 

  • Director of Business and Content Development at Artrepreneur, where I established partnerships with BMW Culture Group, Pratt Institute, The One Club for Creativity and others, directed the Expert program, and managed the Art Business Journal.
     

  • Director of Programs and Outreach at CERF+ and Director of New Jersey Programs where I created and expanded grant programs and partnerships.
     

  • Director of Programs, Partnerships and the Artist/Teacher Institute at Arts Horizons.  I directed artist residencies, created arts-in-education initiatives, managed in-school and out-of-school K-12 programs, and implemented professional development for artists, teachers, and administrators. I generated new sources of income including earned and contributed. 

 

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As Training and Careers Associate at Thomas & Associates, I created the industry's first boutique career services for arts professionals. I served as Project Coordinator at Columbia University's Research Center for Arts and Culture conducting the first study on the needs and circumstances on aging visual artists in New York City.

As the Northern California Training Specialist at Insperity, I helped over 150+ companies and small businesses including Netflix, Krispy Kreme and Cisco Systems Capital improve their organizational and employee performance. I was a Senior Training and Development Specialist at RCN in Chicago during the dot-com boom spearheading new hire training in San Francisco area markets to boost sales and increase customer satisfaction. 

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Education and Certifications

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Volunteer Service

Press and Publications

Teaching Artists and Designers to be Creative Entrepreneurs
How to Sell Your Art Like An Artprereneur
Art Business Plans for Creatives
How to Get Private and Public Art Commissions
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Interviewee

8 Ways to Attract Art Collectors To Your Instagram
A Complete Guide to Selling Art Face to Face
Smart Art: Why More Artists Need to Study Business
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Above Ground
Jersey Shore artists use Sandy to bring public discourse to the 'Table'
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