September 27 | 6 pm – 8 pm | San Diego History Center
The key to enjoying your work is whether you feel valued and appreciated by those around you. Not everyone feels appreciation in the same way and learning about the languages of appreciation can help you communicate authentic appreciation to your team as well as help you let others know what is meaningful for you. Learning this about yourself and others can help you to feel fulfilled and understood throughout your career!
Shelley Rezai is an Appreciation at Work Certified Facilitator and will guide us through this important discussion.
Panelists/Presenters: Shelley Rezai
Shelley Rezai has worked in the nonprofit, mental health, and education management industry for over 10 years. During that time she has worked in direct service and leadership roles giving her the understanding of value of each role and appreciation for what makes a team effective, happy and healthy! She currently works as a Nonprofit Consultant and is an Appreciation at Work Certified Facilitator.
See you there!
San Diego EMP
August 29 | 6 – 8 PM | Negociant Winery
San Diego Emerging Museum Professionals invites you to our next installment of Craft & Conversation, where we will focus on hiring practices within museums.
Come “wine down” with us at Negociant Winery as we discuss advocating for yourself, best practices and the ways in which the museum hiring process is evolving.
Cris Scorza, Director of Education and Engagement at the Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego will be facilitating.
Lot and street parking available. Suggested donation of $10.
To help prepare for this dialogue, read a selection of the articles below:
See you there!
San Diego EMP
May 30 | 6 – 8 PM | San Diego Art Institute
Drinks and deep conversation with fellow museum lovers – what could be better?
San Diego Emerging Museum Professionals brings you our next installment of Craft & Conversation, focusing on Representation in Museums. Whose works and perspectives are being represented -not just in exhibits but among the ranks of the museum staff? What can we do together to promote a harmony of diverse voices?
Our friends at the San Diego Art Institute will guide us through this conversation. Come as early as 6pm to walk through their ABOUT-FACE exhibit, then grab a drink and settle in as a featured artist, Alanna Airitam, and Deputy Director, Sarah Trujillo-Porter, kick off the discussion. Suggested $10 Donation
To help prepare for this dialogue, attend one (or both!) of the FREE San Diego Art Institute events below, or read a selection of these provided articles:
- Survival Stories: Artists of Color in the Face of Institutional Racism
Saturday, May 19, 4-6pm
- ABOUT-FACE VIP Reception: Cocktails, Curator Talk, & Film Screening Wednesday, May 23, 5pm-8pm
- Be our guest at ABOUT-FACE for a curator talk and walkthrough with the artists at 6PM. The short documentary film, “From Haarlem to Harlem,” will be screened every half hour starting at 5:15PM in our private screening room. This short film by The Artist Odyssey documents Alanna Airitam’s time working on “The Golden Age” series, currently on view at SDAI.
- **Free Admission with RSVP to Jacqueline Marino at Jmarino@sandiego-art.org
- Cash Bar (SDAI members receive a complimentary drink ticket)
MORE ABOUT OUR PRESENTERS
Alanna Airitam | Fine Art Portrait Photographer and Artist
Alanna Airitam is a fine art portrait photographer. A major theme in her work is representation and she uses art as a platform to lift marginalized voices. Born in New York, she grew up in Dallas and currently resides in San Diego. The Golden Age series grew from Alanna’s desire to see people like herself represented in art history. The photographic portraits, staged with Rembrandt-like lighting, evoke Dutch Realism painting of the 17th century. Each title is a nod to the Harlem Renaissance: streets and landmarks in Harlem, NY, whose namesake came from the Dutch city of Harlem. Both were known for their wealth and outpouring of art during their respective Renaissances.
Sarah Trujillo-Porter | San Diego Art Institute | Deputy Director
Sarah Trujillo-Porter is SDAI’s Deputy Director and project manager for projects including the MJM Artist in Residence Program and the CAC grant funded Little Saigon project. Sarah is working with the fine team at the art center to bring exciting programming to our region and develop interesting experiences for all age groups. Sarah has a background in contemporary art, with an MA in Contemporary Art from Sotheby’s Institute of Art and a BA in Art History with a minor in Business Administration from the University of Arizona. In her past role as Associate Director at Quint Gallery, Sarah worked on a number of projects including exhibition management, GSA contracts and other artwork commissions. She simultaneously worked at MCASD as a Gallery Educator.