I’m an arts marketing specialist, a publicist, and a cultural producer with more than two decades of experience in the visual arts. My work includes — but is not limited to — elevating awareness of artists and museums through targeted media outreach, organizing and touring museum exhibitions, producing art events and community festivals, hosting collector events and artist studio visits, advising and promoting artists, publishing art books, and much more. I like to share art with others and to experience art every day. #ArtEveryDay
Who am I? Some people know me as “Downtown Muse”—the photographer who documented and shared daily life through thousands of images taken in the Arts District of Downtown Los Angeles during its period of rapid transformation during 2011-2016.
Others know me as a cultural producer through my work curating art and community festivals such as LA Live’s Downtown Dark Nights and BloomfestLA, designing custom art tours for collectors, hosting influencer events, and producing intimate art-and-music salons.
Through CauseConnect, many know of my work behind the scenes executing key cause marketing projects and initiatives since 2001 for Toyota, Target Corporation, City National Bank, Bank of America, Farmers Insurance, and other major companies.
My most visible role at the moment seems to be my work managing the Chicano art collection of Cheech Marin. For him, since 2003, I have organized and toured over a dozen museum exhibitions of work drawn from his notable collection to more than 60 venues across the nation and in Europe. I have also published and successfully marketed art publications tied to our touring exhibitions. Currently, I am helping with raising awareness and dollars for The Cheech Marin Center for Chicano Art & Culture (The Cheech), a national institution that opened in California on June 18, 2022 under the auspices of Riverside Art Museum. While its facilities are in Riverside, California, The Cheech is poised to be THE premier center dedicated to celebrating Chicano art … regionally based, nationally relevant, and internationally renowned.