Below is a collection of photographs from events I have planned and organized.  You can review a partial listing of events I have planned and organized below the photographs.  I offer a range of services for Nonprofits and Progressive political organizations and campaigns.  I have planned and organized many auctions, events, and campaigns and would welcome inquiry from you and your organization.

  • Work with your committees to ensure the success of your event
  • Timely Communication
  • Timelines and budgets
  • Collaborate with committees to design sponsorship support levels and develop scripts for sponsorship solicitation
  • Plan Live and Silent auctions including programs, auction order, and styling
  • Assist with creating and managing day of event programming design and décor
  • Assist with creating online reservation & ticket sales systems for your event
  • Coordinate and manage pre-event logistics
  • Source, select and manage event vendors
  • Create all ad placement, copy and design and Produce and implement public relations plan and oversee press relations
  • Assist with recruiting and training of volunteers
  • Manage and direct all event day activities.
  • Assist in sourcing and hiring musical act(s), emcee, celebrities, speakers, and other talents as identified to be important for your event
  • Document events with Video and Still Photos
  • Plan and direct fundraising videos for your program and website

Monroe Sweetland Dinner 2017

Marion County Democrats Oregon Primary Night Party, May 17th, 2016

A partial list of events I have planned and organized includes:

  • October 2017 – Monroe Sweetland Dinner.  Planning and Direction of the second annual Dinner and Auction for Marion County Democrats.  Keynote speaker, Governor Kate Brown, Guest Auctioneer, Jefferson Smith of Xray FM and Oregon Bus Project.
  • September 2016 – Monroe Sweetland Dinner.  Planning and Direction of the first annual Dinner and Auction for Marion County Democrats. Keynote speaker, Governor Kate Brown, Guest Auctioneer, Peter Bergl, Former Program Director at Oregon PeaceWorks.
  • July 2015 – Salem Art Fair & Festival event planning and Director.  Directed and managed jury of professional Artists. Artist invitation management through Zapp.  Planned and directed event layout, programs and staffing.  Solicited and managed event sponsorships.
  • May 2015 – Oregon Primary Night Election Party for Marion County Democrats.  Soup to nuts planning including venue, entertainment, sponsorship and fundraising planning.
  • April 2015 – Elect Bill Burgess for County Clerk.  Campaign planning, website design, social media management and media purchasing.
  • February 2015 – Clay Ball event planning, auction procurement and sponsor recruiting and management.
  • July 2008 – Oregon Teacher Arts Institute, Portland State University, Portland, Oregon – Fundraising, Financial Administration, and event planning.  Arranged new event venue including all meal and housing planning.  Planned and directed event, set curriculum in coordination with Oregon Department of Education and Oregon Arts Commission.  Interviewed and hired instructors.  Arranged keynote speaker, Michael Geisen, National Teacher of the Year, for a sponsored social event at Portland Art Museum. Planned benefit celebration at Wieden + Kennedy corporate headquarters in partnership with Young Audiences of Oregon and SW Washington.  Acquired program funding and event sponsorship.
  • April 2008 – Oregon Creative Ticket Schools of Distinction Awards.  An awards event celebrating and recognizing creative schools and educators throughout Oregon.  Keynote speaker, Thara Memory with introductory remarks by John Frohnmayer, former Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts during George H. W. Bush administration.
  • February 2008 – “The Big Read in Clackamas County” – acquired grant for National Endowment for the Arts program focused on Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury.  Event planning and coordination with Clackamas Arts Alliance.  Events included public readings, a dramatic reading by Tobias Anderson, “soap box” 1st Amendment speeches and debate, and theatrical public book burning.
  • July 2007 – Oregon Teacher Arts Institute, Western University, Monmouth Oregon – Fundraising, Financial Administration, and Event Planning.  Planned and directed event, set curriculum in coordination with Oregon Department of Education and Oregon Arts Commission.  Acquired major funding from Ford Family Foundation.  Arranged keynote speaker, John Frohnmayer, former Chairperson, National Endowment for the Arts.  Produced and directed 30-minute video documentary airing on community access television in the Salem community in 2008.  Interviewed and hired instructors.
  • July – October 2006 – West Edge Sculpture Invitational – Fundraising, Financial Administration, and exhibition planning. Event Sponsor.
  • June 2006 – Fremont Solstice Weekend Parade & Pageant – a community-wide celebration of art and the solar system. Event Director.
  • November 2005 – “Real Art” – an exhibition celebrating art by Comics and Graphic Novelist about Art. Exhibition Sponsor and Co-Curator.
  • July – September 2005 – West Edge Sculpture Invitational– an outdoor sculpture exhibition featuring 39 sculptors in downtown Seattle. Exhibition Sponsor and Organizer.
  • April 2005 – Cartoonists Take Up Smoking – an exhibition featuring editorial cartoons about smoking. Planning and Installation of Traveling Exhibit.
  • February 2005 – AIDS IS KNOCKING: a multimedia project to raise funds and awareness for the Rabuor Village Project. Exhibition Sponsor and Promoter.
  • September 2004 – Arranged fundraising luncheon and lecture with Laurie Anderson between concert appearances and preferred seating tickets for CoCA members.
  • June – July 2004 – Domicile:  A Sense Of Place – an exhibition featuring art about hearth and home in the new century.  Exhibition Co-Curator.
  • February 2004 – Arranged intimate setting benefit concert with Pearl Django.
  • September 2003 – CoCA’s 11th Annual Painting Marathon & Auction – a yearly fundraising event. Event Manager.
  • May 2003 – Iron Rodeo – an exhibition featuring metal artists. Co-Curator.
  • April 2003 – Crossroads – an exhibition featuring Seattle area artists selected by Michael Klein – Curator, Microsoft Art Collection. Exhibition Planning, Registration, and Installation.
  • December 2002 – “little things count” – annual member’s exhibition featuring 100 artists.      Exhibition Curator.
  • October 2002 – Octet – an exhibition featuring 8 artists in 8 Shows in 8 weeks.                        Exhibition Co-Curator.
  • September 2002 – 10th Annual CoCA Painting Marathon and Auction – a yearly fundraising event. Event Manager.
  • August 2002 – blurred – an exhibition of architects working as artists.                                         Exhibition Planning and Installation.  Artist management and relations.