meet the curators

Carlton DeWoody, b. 1981, is a multidisciplinary artist and designer from New York City. His artwork has been shown and collected internationally, and he has participated in performances at The Armory, Miami Basel, and Performa. In addition to his fine art practice, he is co-founder and creative director of Reunion Goods & Services, a studio focused on interior design and brand identity. He is creatively involved and supports a number of non-profits, including Publicolor, Creative time and Most recently UNICEF NextGen.

Carlton DeWoody, b. 1981, is a multidisciplinary artist and designer from New York City. His artwork has been shown and collected internationally, and he has participated in performances at The Armory, Miami Basel, and Performa. In addition to his fine art practice, he is co-founder and creative director of Reunion Goods & Services, a studio focused on interior design and brand identity. He is creatively involved and supports a number of non-profits, including Publicolor, Creative time and Most recently UNICEF NextGen.

Jamie G. Manné was born and raised in Los Angeles. With over ten years of experience working in the professional art world, she has managed the Marciano Collection for the past seven years and is the Founding Director of the Marciano Art Foundation, scheduled to open to the public in Spring 2017. Jamie lives in Los Angeles with her husband and 3 rescue dogs.    

Jamie G. Manné was born and raised in Los Angeles. With over ten years of experience working in the professional art world, she has managed the Marciano Collection for the past seven years and is the Founding Director of the Marciano Art Foundation, scheduled to open to the public in Spring 2017. Jamie lives in Los Angeles with her husband and 3 rescue dogs.

 

 

Aiming to bring Art back into common conversation, Chelsea Neman co-founded Tappan to change the way emerging artists connect with their collectors and the world. Tappan is a curated platform that supports emerging artists by sharing their work through e-commerce, crafting digital context, and a recently-opened physical space in Los Angeles. Tappan's main goal is to change both collectors' and artists' relationship with the arts and between each other. Tappan has and will continue to change the way the next generation experiences art buying.

Aiming to bring Art back into common conversation, Chelsea Neman co-founded Tappan to change the way emerging artists connect with their collectors and the world. Tappan is a curated platform that supports emerging artists by sharing their work through e-commerce, crafting digital context, and a recently-opened physical space in Los Angeles. Tappan's main goal is to change both collectors' and artists' relationship with the arts and between each other. Tappan has and will continue to change the way the next generation experiences art buying.

Jessica Witkin is the Director at Moran Bondaroff, Los Angeles. She has a degree in Art History from USC, and has worked in contemporary galleries since 2007, including at David Zwirner and Salon 94, New York. She has been on the committee of the BAM (Brooklyn Academy of Music) Benefit Art Auction 2015 and 2016, and is currently co-chair of the Associates group of American Friends of the Israel Museum, West Coast.  

Jessica Witkin is the Director at Moran Bondaroff, Los Angeles. She has a degree in Art History from USC, and has worked in contemporary galleries since 2007, including at David Zwirner and Salon 94, New York. She has been on the committee of the BAM (Brooklyn Academy of Music) Benefit Art Auction 2015 and 2016, and is currently co-chair of the Associates group of American Friends of the Israel Museum, West Coast.

 

Meet our founder

Gabé Hirschowitz is a member of the Los Angeles Steering Committee for UNICEF's Next Generation and the Founding Chair the Next Generation Art Party.  Gabé graduated from the University of Southern California in 2008 with a BA in Communication and Psychology. During her four years at USC, she became very involved with the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism and graduated as a member of Lambda Pi Eta: USC Annenberg Honors Society for Communication, Journalism, and Public Relations.

Throughout university, Gabé undertook a myriad of internships, including opportunities at Carolina Herrera, Nina Ricci, Italian Vogue, Teen Vogue, and BWR Public Relations. Fascinated by travel and discovering new places and cultures from an early age, Gabé’s passion for the arts - photography, fine art, film, theater, and ballet - continues to flourish with her significant work experiences at The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (MOCA) and Leslie Sacks Fine Art, Brentwood. She recently founded COLLECT ART + DO GOOD™, a unifying force for connecting art collecting with philanthropic causes. The official launch occurred in November 2016 at Soho House West Hollywood in collaboration with Simco's Club, benefiting Stand Up To Cancer’s groundbreaking cancer research.  Gabé lives to merge her passion for art with philanthropy to better the world for individuals in her community and around the world. Nothing encapsulates this more than when she founded and chaired a successful fundraising event in February 2015, UNICEF's Next Generation Art Party, in Los Angeles’ iconic community of Venice for UNICEF’s Tap Project, an initiative that provides clean and safe water for children around the globe. The UNICEF Next Generation Art Party is now an annual event in Los Angeles.

In addition to UNICEF Next Generation, Gabé serves on the Advisory Board of UNICEF's Chinese Children's Initiative, the American Friends of the Israel Museum (AFIM) Associates, as well as teaching art and creative writing to young children at Vista Del Mar Child and Family Services in Los Angeles. She stands as a strong advocate for keeping the arts alive in daily school curricula as well as in everyday life to encourage free expression.

Full Committee

Art Party Operations Manager: Drew Lehman

Treasurer: Skyler Stevenson

Art Party Committee:

Amaya Algosaibi-Jones

Courtney Bachrach

Oliver Bell

Kathleen Deeter

Polina Diaz

Melissa Diner

Elaina Graham

Lauren Lebowitz

Melody Lin

Genna Margolis

Lindsay Meggers

Ahna O'Reilly

James Ramsey

Paul Santi

Dara Deshe Segal

Eva Seta

Tess Vinnedge

Rebecca Yale

Jasmine Youssefzadeh

Next Generation LA Chairs:

Kelly Wilson Chair

Gabrielle Lardiere Vice Chair

 

Digital Content Team:

Margo Murphy

Rebecca Yale