Executive Producer: Chip Conley
In 1987, Chip Conley started his own hospitality company, Joie de Vivre (JDV), and, as CEO for two-‐dozen years, grew it into the second largest boutique hotel company in the United States. Chip and his company’s time-‐tested techniques and transformational leadership practices have been featured in every major news outlet including TIME, USA Today, Fortune and The Wall Street Journal. Chip is a highly sought after speaker – from TED to INC to GOOGLE. The San Francisco Business Times named Chip the Most Innovative CEO – and JDV the “2nd Best Place to Work” – in the entire Bay Area.
Founding Director: Maria Jenson
Maria is the founding director of ArtPadSF, which launched in May 2011 at the Phoenix Hotel, San Francisco. She is a member of Artadia, a prestigious art organization and serves on the Executive Committee of ArtTable and is active in the community working with groups to provide opportunities for youth to explore their creativity. Previously Maria was the founder and director of Salon Oblique, a contemporary exhibition space and art consultancy established in Venice, CA. In 2010, she also served as the director of an independent emerging art fair in Miami during Art Basel Miami Beach. She has mounted numerous exhibitions debuting a wide diversity of artists from California and beyond.
Associate Director: Alissa Polan
Alissa has been involved in the arts for many years, first by attending Sonoma State University to receive her Bachelors of Fine Art degree in Painting, then to the prestigious San Francisco Art Institute for her Masters of Fine Art in Sculpture. She has worked for the San Francisco based Marx & Zavattero and was also the Gallery Director for Palette Art Gallery in Healdsburg, CA.
VIP Manager: Amber Jean Young
Amber Jean Young graduated from Kenyon College in 2006 with a Bachelors of Arts degree in Studio Art she returned home and took up residence in San Francisco. Amber graduated from the San Francisco Art Institute’s Post Baccalaureate program in 2008 and the Master of Fine Art program in 2010. She has worked and exhibited in galleries throughout San Francisco and nationally.
Advisory Board Director: Peter Selz
Professor Emeritus of Art History at UC Berkeley, Founding Director of the Berkeley Art Museum, former Chief Curator of Painting and Sculpture at MoMA.
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Advisory Board Members
New Image Art
LUIS DE JESUS
LUIS DE JESUS LOS ANGELES
Steven Wolf Fine Arts Gallery
Heather Marx and Steve Zavattero
Marx & Zavattero
Honorary Host Committee
Owner of Words Pictures Ideas, Founder of I Shot Him, Visionary of The Bay Lights, and Chair of Illuminate the Arts.
Director of Cultural Affairs, San Francisco Arts Commission
Community Arts and Education Program Manager
René de Guzman
Senior Curator of Art, Oakland Museum of California
Director of Protocol at City and County of San Francisco
Director, The Popular Workshop
Principal of Keehn on Art; Commissioner, San Francisco Arts Commission
Supervisor Jane Kim
San Francisco Board of Supervisors (D6)
Director of Policy and Strategic Initiatives, San Francisco Arts Commission
Senior Program Manager, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
Idea Mensch and Board Trustee, ZERO1: The Art Technology Network
Technology Reporter, Thomson Reuters
Owner/Director, The Luggage Store
Publisher, Stark Guide to Bay Area Art
Director, Berkeley Art Center
CEO and Managing Director of Foresite Capital Management
Heather Holt Villyard
Executive Director of ArtSpan; Co-Chair of SECA Art Award