Cheyanne Sauter, Executive Director
Cheyanne is a proud Los Angeles native and has been a nonprofit professional for over 15 years. In early 2000, she helped create the Gallery Row Organization, which birthed the Downtown Art Walk. Her expertise lies in program development, fundraising and building relationships. January 1, 2014 was Cheyanne’s first official day at Art Share L.A., but she joined the organization as Interim Executive Director in July 2013 because she saw the true potential in this organization. Since then, she has been passionately committed to Art Share L.A.’s mission.
John Jason, Events Manager
John currently works at Art Share L.A. as the Events Manager, handling all the event programing and space rentals. Previously, he assisted in program and administrative management at a nonprofit after-school youth organization. His experience as the Event Manager has given him first-hand knowledge of Art Share L.A. and the workings of the Arts District neighborhood, as well as the development of many relationships with local artists and businesses. Through his work, John has become an integral part of the Arts District community and works closely with many artists who work, live, and come to Art Share L.A. to create.
Kim Secoquian, Gallery Assistant
Kim is a second-generation American and a first-generation college student in her family. Born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, her move to Los Angeles was motivated by continuing her education at CSULA for her Master’s degree in Art History. She found Art Share L.A. online while looking for volunteer arts positions, and worked six months as the gallery attendant. When the time came for Art Share L.A. to hire more people, she leapt at the opportunity. She strongly believes in Art Share L.A.’s mission to be an accessible resource for emerging artists in the Los Angeles area and hopes that we inspire others to work at the communal level to build a brighter future for the arts.
Liz Carranza, Program Assistant
Liz was born and raised here in Los Angeles. Growing up, she heavily relied upon her imagination to educate and entertain herself. This led her to develop and practice art in her own ways. In 2014, She gathered the courage to start submitting for gallery shows – Art Share L.A. featured her first ever exhibit. She decided to begin volunteering there as a gallery attendant and two years later, officially joined the team as a Program Assistant and also as the DJ for all the gallery openings. She loves Art Share L.A. and all the people that make this magic happen every day.
Jinny Jung, Grants/Development Assistant
Jinny began her B.A. at University of Southern California in Biology, but switched to Health and Humanity when she tapped into an extremely passionate drive for supporting social impact and change. This passion is reflected in her years of nonprofit experience, which has included working with maternal health, social entrepreneurship, and public policy research centers. She is proud to bring her passion to Art Share L.A. and is determined to make the building as accessible as possible.
Terry Ellsworth, Ambassador Extraordinaire
Terry joined Art Share L.A. five years ago, when it was rebuilding itself from the ashes administratively, financially, and physically. As a long-time Arts District resident and community staple, he brought decades of extensive art experience and saw the building’s great potential in revitalizing the Arts District. Today, he is proud to see Art Share L.A. living up to its mission, and can be found walking the hallways of the building sharing his stories, or hanging up artwork for gallery shows.