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Timothy Keating President and Treasurer: Tim worked as an art director on TV series and feature films for 30 years. Prior to that he was Executive Director of Sidewalk, a Hartford, Connecticut non-profit funded by United Technologies that engaged performing artists throughout downtown to re-envision the urban core.



Guy Zimmerman PhD Vice President: Guy is a writer, director, and producer of theatre. Since 2001 he has served as artistic director of Padua Playwrights in Los Angeles. He has published articles and essays about film, theater, art, science and politics. Since 2001 he has staged over forty productions of new plays, moving several to stages in Atlanta, New York City, Edinburgh, Prague, and Berlin. He productions have won LA Weekly, Ovation, Garland, and Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle awards and nominations.

Jonathan Jerald  Secretary: Jonathan is director of the District Gallery; a project of LADAD Space, specializing in promoting work by contemporary urban Los Angeles artists.  His producing credits include more than a dozen documentaries for The History Channel., among them the award winning History of LSD and numerous reality series for Warner Bros, Disney, and Paramount. Jonathan is the co-author of Pure Silver: the Second-Best of Everything and Explorer L.A.: the Residents’ Guide to Los Angeles. He is former Managing Editor of Citizen LA, the urban explorers’ guide to arts and culture in Los Angeles and served as a Regional editor for SEVEN, a weekly English language magazine published in Germany, and he has contributed to California Magazine and Vanity Fair.

Wendy Sherman  Wendy is manager of sp[a]ce gallery, Pasadena, and former manager at Gregorio Escalante Gallery in Chinatown, LA. She is the creator and director of Art Slave Curatorial. She created and curated Hearsay: Artists Reveal Urban Legends that received excellent reviews and included works by Llyn Foulkes, Nicola Verlato, Hugh Brown, Jim Shaw, Laurie Lipton and more than two dozen other artists who created intriguing works that explored pop culture beliefs.


Michael Brewer  Michael has lensed documentaries for PBS, ABC/Disney, History Channel, A&E Networks, Viacom, ESPN and others. His eclectic background as a world traveler and documentarian shapes his visual approach which celebrates the beauty of the human spirit while encompassing his signature cross cultural experience. PBS He has been honored with an Emmy Award for his work on “Reverend James Lawson,” a short feature focusing on civil rights leader, Rev. James Lawson and a National Education Award for “Bahia: Africa in the Americas.” The Group W special series, “Evening in India,” won Michael a New England Emmy Nomination for Cinematography. “In Full Bloom…transcending gender,” a feature documentary Michael directed and photographed has screened in several national and international film festivals.

Frank Theobald Frank is an Arts District community activist and arts advocate. He served 8 years as an HOA property manager and before that he was Director of Information Management services and Director of Demographic Cartography for one of the largest newspaper chains in the country.



Stephen Seemayer  Stephen is a Los Angeles-born performance artist, filmmaker and painter.  In a career spanning more than 30 years, he has mounted performances and exhibitions at galleries and museums across the United States. Using controversial imagery, such as aborted fetuses and masks on fire, Seemayer has confronted his audience with the question of what it means to be human in a dehumanizing society. In his latest work, he uses stencils and spray paint to create baseball haikus with an undercurrent of scathing social commentary. His gallery is his front yard in Echo Park (a block from Dodger Stadium) where drivers and passersby can view the paintings any time, night or day.


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