These projects all varied, and took on many forms. Beginning with my first major initiative in 1998, entitled “Student Aspirations”.
When I organized a three-day exhibition and fundraiser for visual and performing arts students from every community college in San Diego. This also included an alternative process for the jurors that emitted competition, emphasizing productivity, learning, and individual achievement. It also encompassed portfolio-building workshops, critique, and provided students with a number of scholarship opportunities. With the active participation of the students, support of the community and local colleges, the exhibition was an overwhelming success! Every student who contributed to the process received scholarships, and many were accepted to their school of choice with a merit scholarship.
Since then, I have had a number of successes bringing artists and communities together in San Diego, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Mexico. Providing hundreds of artists with exciting alternative venues. I’ve established partnerships with businesses and organizations such as Sushi Performance and Visual Art, Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center, LA Theater Works, Insite 2000, The World Beat Cultural Center, San Diego Art Institute, RIQ Gallery, Giorgio Santini Gallery, The New Bohemian, The 7th and Broadway Partnership, San Diego Children’s Museum, Motel 6, Travelodge Motel, San Diego Center for the Moving and Performing Arts, and various High Schools and universities in California.