Event Management

Event Management is something I fell in love with early on. I began to focus more seriously on this role shortly after moving back to Durham Region in 2009. It's not always easy to find a place or a way to share your creativity with your community. After spending time participating in many group shows and other creative events I began to work to grow creativity focused events independently and collaboratively with a variety of partners throughout Durham Region. With each event I learned from and was greatly inspired by each partner, participant, volunteer and my community as a whole. 

each-one-teach-one, at The LivingRoom Community Art Centre

In collaboration with the LRCAS and 3rd year Fine Art, Community Collaboration students of Durham College, co-managed a 2 day free public event where each student demonstrated to and instructed the public in a series of small workshops ranging from portraiture, crafting, knit work, to performance art, November 2016.

Art Jams, in The Vault

Independently run Art Jams designed to facilitate and encourage communication, sharing, support, experimentation, and constructive criticism between artists of all skill levels, a volunteer initiative, all-ages and free to the public, designed all promotional material, provided general activity outline, and some material, on-site manager, July - September 2013.

 

Summer Artisan Markets, in The Vault 

Four independently run markets, booked artisans, designed all promotional material, on-site manager, July - August 2013.

 

Ontario Shores, Mindful Music

Hired by Ontario Shores as artisan vendor booker and on-site manager, July 2012

 

Oshawa’s 8th Annual Peony Festival 

Hired by the City of Oshawa as artisan vendor booker and on-site manager, June 2012

 

Durham Creative Marketplace 

Hired by and created the center piece for the Art of Transition Tourism Summit & Creative Awards in partnership with Durham Tourism – Booked and managed 50 artisans and creative businesses,

November 2011

 

Outdoor Art Market

Partnership with Oshawa Centre Farmer’s Market. May, September 2011

 

Oshawa’s Fantastic Street Fair and Sidewalk Sale 

Hired by and worked in partnership with Oshawa BIA. Rebranded and booked Oshawa’s annual downtown sidewalk sale. Coordinated with businesses, 50+ local artisans, musicians and performers, July 2011

 

Instruments & Easels Fundraiser

Created Arts and Crafts Auction event with live music in support of Oshawa Community Health Centre, 28 Artists participated, January 2011

 

Culture Days 2010

Created and ran Friday Fashion Show and Saturday Arts in the Park, September 2010

 

Various Grass Roots Solo Art Shows

2005 - 2009 

 

Positive Influence

I've come into contact with many individuals and groups since I began developing as a creative person. Weather it was a quick but inspiring conversation, the shared experience of a creative event, providing an environment supportive of creative development or a friendship, there are many positive influences guiding my inspiration as I work to be an active member of this community. The following are a few of those positive influences.

Yien Yip, illustrator

Karen Brown, illustrator
Kim Sokol, illustrator
Mike Peleshok, photographer

Broken Arts, creative group

Next Summer, creative group

The Livingroom Community Art Studio, NFP creative centre

Brew Wizards Board Game Cafe

Wasted Space, gallery and social space

The Moustache Club, social space