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Columbus Arts Marketing Association
P.O. Box 392
Columbus, OH 43216-0392

 

Please note: CAMA communicates with its members via email. Be sure to include email information on the membership form to ensure that you receive all CAMA benefits.

 

If renewing your membership please submit your renewal by February 29th to ensure that you are eligible for CAMA benefits such as participation in the Columbus Arts Festival.

 

 

CAMA Member Spotlight—Janet Cooper

May 10, 2017

 

 

Name: Janet Cooper

 

Employer: Dublin Arts Council

 

Job title: Director of Engagement

 

How long have you worked there: 10 years

 

Any previous arts experience: I’m a decent flute player, a mediocre tenor sax player and a not-so-great piano player. From an arts marketing perspective, prior to moving to Ohio and joining Dublin Arts Council, I had represented the Scottsdale Gallery Association, Arizona Indian Arts Alliance, Scottsdale Arts Festival, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts and the McDowell Mountain Music Festival in Arizona.

 

When did you join CAMA: 2006

 

Do you recall your earliest childhood arts experience? My mom had some wonderful narrated albums of symphonic music for children. I remember hearing the 1812 Overture and Peter and the Wolf from a young age.

 

What was your first live concert: I’m sure it was a classical music performance that I attended as a child. My first “grown up” live concert was in junior high school – a non-descript rock group that was touring and somehow ended up in Lewiston, Idaho! Unfortunately, the experience was more memorable than the music.

 

If you didn’t grow up here, what was your first Columbus-based arts experience: A performance at Nationwide Arena by Eric Clapton, honoring jazz guitarist Robert Johnson.

 

What was your most recent Columbus-based arts experience: An artist demonstration at Dublin Arts Council by Japanese ceramicist Masayuki Miyajima.

 

What has been your favorite Columbus arts event of all time: I’ll never forget Dublin Arts Council’s opening reception for the U.S. premiere of “Shifting Perspectives”—a photography exhibition celebrating individuals with Down syndrome. There was something very magical about the power of the artwork and the people who gathered to experience it. It’s not often that we have to place tissues throughout the gallery.

 

Strangest thing you’ve ever done for your job: A few things come to mind … purchasing a cat stroller for a 5K in honor of our gallery cat, trying to figure out what to do with a Vietnam-era Huey helicopter when we closed for the weekend.

 

Biggest misconception about what you do: I call it “the glamorous world … of the ahhts.” No one ever sees you hauling the bus tubs!

 

If you had three words to describe Columbus, what would they be: Emerging, creative, friendly

 

What’s your favorite ‘secret’ locale in Columbus: I’d have to say Indian Run Falls in Dublin. Just a few steps from the post office take you completely out of your surroundings into a beautiful nature trail.

 

Which talent would you most like to have: I wish I had natural spacial relations perception. Or maybe a better sense of direction! (They’re probably tied together somehow!)

 

Who is your favorite hero of fiction: It’s gotta be Robin Hood (not the Men in Tights version – though it’s a classic in its own right.) There’s something timeless and inspiring about looking out for the underdog.

 

If you had a theme song, what would it be: This is a tough one – maybe Peter Gabriel’s Solsbury Hill? (You can’t go wrong with nature and spirituality … ) For rhythm, it’s got to be Cantaloop—for lyrics, The Sound of Silence.

 

Personal motto/favorite quote: You can’t control circumstances; you can only control the way you respond.

 

 

 

 

 

CAMA Member Spotlight—Lynette Shy

March 22, 2017

 

 

Employer:  BalletMet

 

Job title:  Director of Marketing, Sales and Communications

 

How long have you worked there: 6 years.

 

Any previous arts experience:  Yes, I was the managing artistic director of Snap! Performance Productions for 13 years

 

When did you join CAMA?  About 4 years ago

 

Do you recall your earliest childhood arts experience:  I danced since I was 4, but I won’t count that as it’s really just a part of who I am.  My first memory outside of dance was when I was 5 and my mom took me to see Annie on Broadway. I loved the show so much I wrote a letter to Annie (sidenote: Annie was the first musical my daughter ever saw too!)

 

What was your first live concert: Tommy Page at the Ohio State Fair, he was so dreamy

 

If you didn’t grow up here, what was your first Columbus-based arts experience: I’ve lived here since I was 7 so it’s hard to remember life outside of Cbus. My first memory of the arts here though is ironically The Nutcracker at the Ohio back in the 80’s. My best friend was a mouse.

 

What was your most recent Columbus-based arts experience? Art in Motion for BalletMet!

 

What has been your favorite Columbus arts event of all time: I really love kids discovering the arts for the first time, so I can’t really capture one particular as my favorite arts event. Most recently it would be watching a little girl attend The Little Mermaid, she was dressed as Ariel and she was singing along to all the songs. Her eyes were bright and truly full of wonder. It gets me every time.  

 

Strangest thing you’ve ever done for your job: Clean colored cornstarch out of my nose. Really. (www.balletmet.org/becoming-violet)

 

Biggest misconception about what you do: Lie to get people to the ballet. That is the EXACT opposite of what I do! Marketing isn’t about pulling one over on the consumer, at least not to me, it’s about putting a product that I think someone will love in front of them.  

 

If you had three words to describe Columbus, what would they be: Energetic, Eclectic, Exciting

 

What’s your favorite ‘secret’ locale in Columbus: Platform Brewery

 

Which talent would you most like to have: Would love to be able to dance like the people I work with

 

Who is your favorite hero of fiction: Any strong female character that overcomes obstacles to come out on top

 

If you had a theme song, what would it be:  On Top of the World

 

Personal motto/favorite quote: Negative attracts Negative, Positive attracts Positive. What do you want your life to be? (in regards to thoughts and the people you surround yourself with)

 

 

CAMA Member Spotlight—Dale Abrams

January 11, 2017

 

 

Employer?  Self-Employed/semi-retired – The Abrams Group

 

Job title?  Supreme Commander (you get to choose when it’s your company)

 

How long have you worked there? I enjoyed a very rewarding 35-year career providing technology support and data management solutions to hundreds of nonprofit organizations, and worked closely with nearly every major arts institution in Columbus to convert their constituent management systems from shoeboxes and index cards to databases in pre-personal computer 1980s and 90s. I intended to retire about 8 years ago but never figured out how to get out of bed in the morning and not go to work so I created my own firm. I currently provide consulting services to a small number of nonprofit organizations, including several arts and cultural institutions. 

 

Any previous arts experience?  I have always been passionate about the arts and my consulting gigs have provided me the opportunity to work with many of our arts leaders and have given me in-depth knowledge about management and marketing challenges facing arts organizations.

 

When did you join CAMA?  I’ve been involved with CAMA since its inception 30 years ago (and it’s frightening to think that some current CAMA members weren’t even born then). CAMA was originally organized as an offshoot of a retreat hosted by GCAC to explore ways to increase the vitality and presence of the arts in Central Ohio, and CAMA remains viable to this day. 

 

After three decades, what is it about CAMA that maintains your interest?  In my career I’ve played leadership roles on a significant number of nonprofit boards and committees. The reason that I remain committed to CAMA, even after all these years, is that is it one of the few organizational boards I volunteer with that really moves things forward and consistently delivers great cooperative marketing opportunities to the creative community. CAMA is the rare organization that consistently delivers great results for its members.  

 

Do you recall your earliest childhood arts experience?  I vividly remember cutting classes as early as junior high school and going with some friends to productions at Karamu House and other Cleveland theatres. 

 

If you didn’t grow up here, what was your first Columbus-based arts experience?  While not the inaugural experience, the first time I saw David Parsons perform Caught is one of my most vivid Columbus dance memories.

 

And when not enjoying Columbus arts experiences?  My husband Elliot Fishman and I split our time between residences in Columbus and NYC where Elliot is a Tony Award-nominated Broadway producer and runs the American office of the Royal Shakespeare Company (Stratford Stratford-Upon-Avon, UK). Whether in Columbus or NYC we try to take advantage of the many cultural opportunities each city has to offer. 

 

What’s your favorite ‘secret’ locale in Columbus?  Topiary Park—and any public library are my favorites.

 

Which talent would you most like to have?  I’d love to be able to play the piano. Or sing. Or act. Or dance. Or paint… I’m pretty much missing the arts-creation gene. 

 

If you had a theme song, what would it be? Right now, several selections from “Hamilton”. Next month, who knows?

 

Personal motto/favorite quote?  “Shit happens” 

 

 

 

CAMA Member Spotlight—Merijn van der Heijden

September 21, 2016
 

 

Employer? OSU Arts Initiative

 

Job title? Deputy Director of Exhibitions and Curatorial Practice

 

How long have you worked there? 3+ years

 

Any previous arts experience? Completed BFA and MFA degrees in studio art; served as interim director at Denison University Art Gallery and taught sculpture at Denison U; served on faculty at University of Florida and taught sculpture, video, installation and performance art there; showed my personal artwork locally, nationally and internationally.

 

When did you join CAMA? In 2014 when I joined the OSU Arts Initiative.

 

Do you recall your earliest childhood arts experience? I was a maker for as long as I can remember. I also loved visiting museums and saw many exhibitions from an early age on. One such memory includes visiting the Kröller Müller Museum in The Netherlands, where I grew up, when I was about 8 or 9. This museum holds a large collection of Vincent van Gogh’s early work. I remember seeing room after room of his drawings and dark paintings of people sitting around, eating potatoes in dim light. I remember I was feeling quite bored with it all…..and I don’t think I have ever been back to the Kröller Müller since!

 

What was your first live concert? My extended family includes several musicians and I attended scheduled and impromptu concerts throughout my childhood. My first experience would have been some sort of folk, singer-songwriter type of performance.

 

If you didn’t grow up here, what was your first Columbus-based arts experience? I arrived in Columbus in 1995 and attended OSU for my MFA program from 1995-97. I stayed at Mary Jo Bole’s house for two nights before I moved into my own place. Her place was filled with art and beautiful objects! She also took me to Stache’s the next night to see the Hairy Patt band.

 

What was your most recent Columbus-based arts experience? Aside from the current exhibitions at Urban Arts Space and Hopkins Hall Gallery, I just saw Tongue at Angela Meleca Gallery

 

If you had three words to describe Columbus, what would they be? small, large, personal

 

what’s your favorite ‘secret’ locale in Columbus? Hmmm…so many great places….just got a puppy and rediscovered Glen Echo Park.

 

Who is your favorite hero of fiction? No real heroes but Gunnar Gunnarsson comes to mind in The Greenlanders by Jane Smiley, which I read recently. Gunnar’s family’s saga in fourteenth century Greenland is one of love and loss, beauty and tragedy, feast and hardship. It’s a beautiful story of life and survival with the character of Gunnar at the center of it all. Quite possibly my favorite book ever.

 

If you had a theme song, what would it be? It would be a compilation of many of my favorite songs and music, more like a soundtrack. Different days and different moments require different songs and my personal soundtrack is always evolving. Songs on that soundtrack would include: Cold Blooded Old Times by Smog, I’m Over You by The Silos, Cinema East by Earwig, maybe Morning by Phil Ochs, Four Strong Winds by Ian & Sylvia, and Just Friends by St Lenox…..

 



 

CAMA Member Spotlight! Lauren Emond

Beginning in July of 2016, and then every other month, CAMA will be spotlighting individual CAMA members. We hope you will enjoy a chance to 'meet' some your wonderful peers working to make the Columbus arts scene even better.

 

July 11, 2016
Meet Current CAMA Chair: Lauren Emond

 

Employer? Columbus Museum of Art

 

Job title? Member Relations Manager

 

How long have you worked there? 2.5 years

 

Any previous arts experience? I have a BFA in Photography from OSU and did a year with an Americorp funded program after graduation. I was a teaching artist with Children of the Future, an arts-based after school program run by GCAC. That was my “aha” moment, when I realized I wanted to impact the community through the arts. I then went on to work for ArtSafe, City of Upper Arlington’s Cultural Arts Division, McConnell Arts Center, and a bit of freelance work. I’ve been fortunate to work in multiple disciplines across art education, programming, arts marketing and events, and now development.  


When did you join CAMA? I was invited to join by my amazing boss Lynette Santoro-Au, when I joined the City of UA as Community Arts Coordinator in 2009.

 

Do you recall your earliest childhood arts experience? Growing up, our house was always filled with music. My parents both played several instruments & always had friends visiting and spontaneous jam sessions were a regular weekend occurrence. I loved being surrounded by that creative energy, and sometimes they’d hand me a percussion instrument so I could participate.    


What was your first live concert? Other than my parents’ house concerts, it was New Kids on the Block. Don’t judge me.

If you didn’t grow up here, what was your first Columbus-based arts experience? I grew up in Marblehead, Ohio. I’m not sure it was my first, but certainly the most memorable early experience in Columbus. It was actually at the Columbus Museum of Art to see Aminah Robinson’s Symphonic Poem retrospective in 2003. I had been doing art programming at Beatty Rec Center in Poindexter Village, and seeing the stories of that neighborhood and the people from it represented in her work, on the walls of the Museum, was so impactful.   

What was your most recent Columbus-based arts experience? Last Friday at CMA, at the Summer Art Workshops Art Show. Every summer at the Museum, staff and family of participants in our weekly Summer Art Workshops are invited to a “show and tell” at the end of the week. Last week campers showed off their creations from Outerspace and Bigfoot themed camps. Seeing their excitement, and how they used their imaginations all week to generate ideas and create stories through experimenting with materials and imaginative play reinvigorates my own creativity and inspires my work.

 

What has been your favorite Columbus arts event of all time? I’m a little biased to CMA’s Wonderball. But second favorite would be Comfest. It’s a fun celebration of creativity in Columbus.

 

Strangest thing you’ve ever done for your job? Chase a giant white beach ball down E. Long Street in the middle of winter. It got loose during a photo shoot of “Wonderball” promotional photos we were trying to capture for the event. Also, we found out the hard way that balls shrink in cold weather, so much of our outdoor photo shoot was botched.    

 

Biggest misconception about what you do? Event planning is glamorous

 

If you had three words to describe Columbus, what would they be? Creative, Hip, Open

 

What’s your favorite ‘secret’ locale in Columbus? Not so secret, but I’ve always been fond of our parks. Schiller & Franklin Park are my favorites, and Highbanks if I’m willing to drive up to Delaware.    

 

Which talent would you most like to have? I wish I could sing... well.

 

Who is your favorite hero of fiction? Atreyu and Bastian from The Neverending Story. That movie made my little imagination run wild. I loved the symbolism in the movie & there were so many good quotes. “In the beginning, it is always dark.”

 

If you had a theme song, what would it be?  It’s Your Thing by The Isley Brothers

 

Personal motto/favorite quote? This too shall pass.

 

 

 

Membership Co-Chairs

Patrick Roehrenbeck & Erin Hoppe
membership@columbusartsmarketing.org

 

Membership Benefits

Email list announcing job postings, free or discounted ticket offers and other information.

Regular professional development / networking meetings that may include specific discussion topics, guest speakers or other relevant items.

 

Organized media placements and the opportunity to distribute promotional materials at area festivals, including the Columbus Arts Festival and the Upper Arlington Labor Day Arts Festival.

 

Access for Organizational Members to editorial space in Outlook News, to reach target audiences with timely information.

News on leadership opportunities, conferences and employment trends in the arts.

 

Professional development/job skills enhancement opportunities throughout the year.

 

Eligibility to apply for a Professional Development Scholarship to be used for tuition, textbooks, workshops, seminars, software and other development tools.

 

Media resources (upon request).

 

Potential additional projects include an arts guide for the media.

 

Participation on CAMA Facebook Group

 

 

 

 

Membership Categories

Non-Profit Large Organizational, $100. For arts groups with annual budgets of $100,000 or more, benefits include an invitation to participate in CAMA's tent at the Columbus Arts Festival and other public presence opportunities; representation in CAMA columns in Outlook News; participation in CAMA projects such as arts guides and co-op advertising; inclusion on and access to the CAMA email list, which provides free and discounted ticket offers, job opportunities, and other information; invitations to meetings and social networking events; and professional development and leadership-building opportunities, including eligibility to receive a Professional Development Scholarship. Attach a list of the three staff members at your organization who should be added to the e-mail list, including names, titles and email addresses. If you wish to sign up more than three members, additional memberships are $15 each. Please attach additional names to your application and include appropriate additional payment. Each CAMA Member is expected to volunteer for at least one CAMA-sponsored event throughout the year (ex. Pearl Alley Market, Columbus Arts Festival, Upper Arlington Arts Festival, etc.)

Non-Profit Small Organization, $50. For arts groups with annual budgets of less than $100,000, benefits include an invitation to participate in CAMA's tent at the Columbus Arts Festival and other public presence opportunities; inclusion on and access to the CAMA email list, which provides free and discounted ticket offers, job opportunities, and other information; invitations to meetings and social networking events; and professional development and leadership-building opportunities, including eligibility to receive a Professional Development Scholarship. Additional memberships can be purchased for $15. Each CAMA Member is expected to volunteer for at least one CAMA-sponsored event throughout the year (ex. Pearl Alley Market, Columbus Arts Festival, Upper Arlington Arts Festival, etc.)

Individual Professional, $50. Benefits include inclusion on and access to the CAMA email list, which provides free and discounted ticket offers, job opportunities, and other information; invitations to meetings and social networking events; and professional development and leadership-building opportunities, including eligibility to receive a Professional Development Scholarship. Each CAMA Member is expected to volunteer for at least one CAMA-sponsored event throughout the year (ex. Pearl Alley Market, Columbus Arts Festival, Upper Arlington Arts Festival, etc.)

 

Associate, $25. For college students and volunteers at arts organizations, benefits include inclusion on and access to the CAMA email list, which provides free and discounted ticket offers, job opportunities, and other information; invitations to meetings and social networking events; and professional development and leadership-building opportunities. Each CAMA Member is expected to volunteer for at least one CAMA-sponsored event throughout the year (ex. Pearl Alley Market, Columbus Arts Festival, Upper Arlington Arts Festival, etc.)

For-Profit Large Organizational, $250. For businesses with annual budgets of $100,000 or more. Includes membership for three staff members. Additional memberships are $15 each. Benefits include an invitation to participate in CAMA's tent at the Columbus Arts Festival and other public presence opportunities; representation in CAMA columns in Outlook News; participation in CAMA projects such as arts guides and co-op advertising; inclusion on and access to the CAMA email list, which provides free and discounted ticket offers, job opportunities, and other information; invitations to meetings and social networking events; and professional development and leadership-building opportunities. Attach a list of the three staff members at your organization who should be added to the e-mail list, including names, titles and email addresses. If you wish to sign up more than three members, additional memberships are $15 each. Please attach additional names to your application and include appropriate additional payment. Each CAMA Member is expected to volunteer for at least one CAMA-sponsored event throughout the year (ex. Pearl Alley Market, Columbus Arts Festival, Upper Arlington Arts Festival, etc.)

For-Profit Small Organizational, $100. For businesses with annual budgets of less than $100,000. Includes membership for one staff member. Benefits include an invitation to participate in CAMA's tent at the Columbus Arts Festival and other public presence opportunities; inclusion on and access to the CAMA email list, which provides free and discounted ticket offers, job opportunities, and other information; invitations to meetings and social networking events; and professional development and leadership-building opportunities. Additional memberships can be purchased for $15. Each CAMA Member is expected to volunteer for at least one CAMA-sponsored event throughout the year (ex. Pearl Alley Market, Columbus Arts Festival, Upper Arlington Arts Festival, etc.)

 

 

 

Member Organizations

Updated October 2016

 


Associate Members     
   
Jessie Glover Boettcher, Otterbein University & Wild Goose Creative
Jennifer Miller, Artist & Sierra Club Ohio
Ava Morgan, Ohio Humanities Council
Kim Schuette    
Laurie Scoblionko, Beside U    
    

 

Individual / Professional Members     
    
Dale Abrams, The Abrams Group
Nikki Adkins, Emilia Personal Care
Ali Calori, Ohio Arts Council
Nancy Colvin, Blue Water Communications
Julia Cooper,  Julia Cooper
Amy Drake, Drake Oration Company
Lindsay Ferguson, Ohio Arts Council - Fellow
Karyn Garvin    
Krista Kae, CD102.5
Claudia Plumley, Freelance
Molly Rutledge, OAC Riffe Gallery
Kristin Shuey, Bexley Public Library
Doug Titchenal

 

 

Organizations     
    
Actors' Theatre of Columbus
BalletMet Columbus    
Broadway Across America
CAPA    
Capital Pride Band of Columbus
Capitol Square Review & Advisory Board . Statehouse
CATCO    
CD102.5    
Chamber Music Columbus
Columbus Children's Choir
Columbus Children's Theatre
Columbus College of Art & Design
Columbus Gay Men's Chorus
Columbus Landmarks Foundation
Columbus Metropolitan Library
Columbus Museum of Art
Columbus Recreation and Parks - Festivals
Columbus State Community College
Columbus Symphony Orchestra
COSI    
COTA    
Dublin Arts Council    
Early Music in Columbus
Experience Columbus    
Franklin Park Conservatory
Friends of Topiary Park    
Gateway Film Center    
German Village Society    
Glass Axis    
Greater Columbus Arts Council
Jazz Arts Group    
Jefferson Center    
MadLab Theater & Gallery
Mayco Colors    
McConnell Arts Center of Worthington
Momentum . Excellence
New Albany Symphony    
Ohio Arts Council    
Ohio Citizens for the Arts
Ohio Falun Dafa Assoc (Formerly Oriental Culture Association)
Ohio History Connection
Ohio Paper Folders (AKA Art's Nascent Territory Inc)
OhioDance    
Opera Columbus    
OSU College of the Arts . Arts Initiative
OSU Department of Theatre
Otterbein University, Department of Theatre & Dance
Pizzuti Collection    
ProMusica    
Short North Alliance    
Short North Stage    
Tantrum Theater    
The Fuse Factory    
The North Market Development Association
Thurber House    
Upper Arlington Cultural Arts Division
Vaud-Villities Productions
VSA Ohio    
WCBE    
Wexner Center for the Arts
WOSU Public Media

 

 

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