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Dear Hiring Manager,

 

 

 

I have recently completed my Masters in History of Art and Art World Practice with an emphasis in Art, Style and Design, from Christie’s Education in London; and I am inquiring after any available positions which would allow me to gain experience in the art world. My qualifications allow me to bring the following skills to the position:

 

  • Photographing, cataloguing and posting auction items online for sale when working at Witherells Inc.

  • Assisting Mandy Sabbadini with appraisals and research 

  • Phenomenal organizational skills

  • CAGA (Certified Appraisers Guild of America) Personal Property Certified Appraiser

  • Enthusiastic and flexible

 

The employers and professors I have worked for and with previously can attest to my dedication and willingness to learn new skills. I genuinely love art and want to work in the art world in any capacity. By completing my MLitt at Christie’s Education I have been able to gain a better understanding of all the various facets of the art world, while cementing my interest in becoming a member the commercial art industry. I look forward to becoming an integral part of your organizations team, while expanding my knowledge base. 

 

I have attached my resume below which provides additional information about my skills and experience

 

 

 

Thank you very much for your consideration.

 

Sincerely,

 

Kyrah Reddey

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Kyrah Reddey
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Arts Administration
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Mar. 2013-October 2014            Independent Contactor at Witherells Inc

 

  • Catalogue, photograph, post and ship items on Ebay.com  and Igavelauctions.com

  • Administrative duties such as: invoicing, shipping, receiving and client communications

  • Assist in conducting and writing appraisals

  • Clerk for live auctions

  • Consignment Intake, Consignment Controller for live auctions

    Mar. 2013-Present                     Hostess at Black Bear Diner

  • Ensure the comfort and happiness of our customers through excellent customer service

  • Ensure the smooth running of the front of the house through exceptional planning and organizational skills

  • Provide support to all staff within restaurant

 

March 2014-As Needed             Research Asst. for Mandy Sabbadini at Sabbadini Appraisals 

 

  • Assist with appraisal research using online resources such as worthpoint.com and liveauctioneers.com

  • Assist with appraisal appointments

 

April 2013-As Needed               Photography Assistant for Dave Brooks Photography

 

  • Assist in coordinating photo concepts

  • Preparing shots and editing photographs to be used in auctions.

    April. 2010- May. 2010              Internship, Gallery S.A.L.E.S, Rome Italy

  • Assist in cataloguing unsold works for storage

  • Review and edit translated drafts of artist biographies for publication online and in gallery

  • Assist in researching artist biographies for press releases

Education: 

 

 

Sept. 2011- Sept. 2012                          Christie’s Education, London England

 

MLitt in History of Art and Art World Practice with emphasis in Art, Style and Design

 

Sept. 2007- May. 2011                           Whittier College, Whittier California

 

Bachelor of Arts: History of Art and History with a French Minor

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Transferable Skills:

 

 

 

  • Cataloguing acquired at Christie’s Education, London and through job experience

  • Personal property appraisal, certified through the Certified Appraisers Guild of America (CAGA)

  • Language skills: French (working knowledge)

  • IT Skills: Proficient in Microsoft package and Mac products

  • Photographing works of art to be published online

 

Key Achievements:

 

 

  • Became a certified personal property appraiser through the Certified Appraisers Guild of America (CAGA) Summer 2013

  • Graduated with my MLitt from Christie’s Education, London granted through the University of Glasgow, Fall 2012

  • President of Phi Alpha Theta (History Honour Society) 2010-2011

  • Graduated Whittier College Cum Laude in History of Art and History with a Minor in French 2011

  • Presented at the Southern California Conference of Undergraduate Research in November 2010

 

* References Available Upon Request   

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I am seeking to join an organization that is committed and shares my passion for meeting and exceeding goals and for maintaining the highest levels of integrity, quality, and uniqueness in its operation, product selection and presentation. I’ve spent 8 years building an impressive career in the arts. Former clients include The Central Avenue Jazz Festival, The Mexican Embassy, The City of Pasadena and The City of Los Angeles, City of Glendale, Coachella, All Saints Church, City of Alhambra, The Latino Professional Network, The Luxe Hotel in Bel Air, Maggie Barry Fashion and many more.

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Gallery Director/Curator/Owner | La Mancha Gallery

JUN '06 - PRESENT (8 YEARS, 3 MONTHS) | 7021 ROSECRANS AVE PARAMOUNT, CA 90723 | LAMANCHGALLERY.NET

My role as a director of La Mancha Gallery consisted of acquiring, caring for, develop, displays and interpret a collection of artifacts or works of art in order to inform, educate and entertain the public.

·         Planning, organizing, art sales, exhibitions, art demonstrations, workshops, interpreting and presenting exhibitions with the top talent in Los Angeles and the World.

·         Responsible for all aspects of running an art gallery and association, training gallery assistants and building relationships with artists and customers.

·         Maintaining the artist database and gallery websites, overseeing promotional materials and press releases

·         Serve as an fine art consultant working with corporations, public institutions, developers, architects, interior designers, publishers, wholesalers, retailers and private collectors in acquiring, commissioning, editing, displaying and managing their collections.

·         Work with international clientele and develop new clients through networking and social media.

·         Responsible for all aspects of professional sales process: market research, follow-up on referrals, cold calling, customer inquiries, networking customer base and assisting with complete design and customer specifications.

·         Deep knowledge of multimedia including traditional, online and social media with specific emphasis of the web-based and the entertainment business.

·         Responsible for the creation of its website, branding and monthly newsletter.

 

Executive Director | The Vex Arts

JAN '13 - APR '14 (1 YEAR, 3 MONTHS) | 5240 ALHAMBRA AVE., LOS ANGELES, CA 90032 | VEXARTS.COM/

Responsible for overall operations, asset protection, and marketing/ public relations for The Vex Arts Multi-Cultural Center.

·         Interacting with other personnel and organizations, such as the City of Los Angeles, State, and other public and private entities.

·         Developed and coordinated programs adopted by the Board of Directors

·         Actively participated in implementing programs, such musical events, fashion shows, art exhibits, youth programs and more.

·         Fostered and facilitated communications and advocacy with organizations, artists, and other arts advocates about issues affecting the arts and public arts funding

·         Handling all aspects of human resource management including but not limited to hiring and termination, developing position descriptions, setting compensation, working with employees.

 

Inside Sales Manager | Advance Graphix Imaging Design

FEB '07 - AUG '08 (1 YEAR, 6 MONTHS) | 2082 EAST GLADWICK STREET RANCHO DOMINGUEZ, CA 90220 | AGISWEB.COM/

My job as a sales manager was to maximize the sales of wide format printers, media, ink and services of the company in many different settings. My role consisted in making accurate, rapid cost calculations, and providing customers with quotations

• Allocating areas to sales executives.

• Liaising with other line managers

• Maintained and developed relationships with existing customers via meetings, telephone calls and emails

• Maintained close business relationships with large companies and Galleries such as Hewlett Packard, the Getty Museum, Epson, Canon, Mimaki, and many others

 

• Liaising with management boards, trustees and local council and political groups to secure ongoing support. Public Relations, Marketing, Fundraising, Education and access activities

Mr_Director_Alhambra

Title:

Full Name: 
Omar Holguin
Age: 
51

Specialty:

Professional Title: 
Director
Language: 
English, Spanish

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Willing to Relocate:

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Gallery Director/Curator/Owner | La Mancha Gallery

JUN '06 - PRESENT (8 YEARS, 3 MONTHS) | 7021 ROSECRANS AVE PARAMOUNT, CA 90723 | LAMANCHGALLERY.NET

My role as a director of La Mancha Gallery consisted of acquiring, caring for, develop, displays and interpret a collection of artifacts or works of art in order to inform, educate and entertain the public.

·         Planning, organizing, art sales, exhibitions, art demonstrations, workshops, interpreting and presenting exhibitions with the top talent in Los Angeles and the World.

·         Responsible for all aspects of running an art gallery and association, training gallery assistants and building relationships with artists and customers.

·         Maintaining the artist database and gallery websites, overseeing promotional materials and press releases

·         Serve as an fine art consultant working with corporations, public institutions, developers, architects, interior designers, publishers, wholesalers, retailers and private collectors in acquiring, commissioning, editing, displaying and managing their collections.

·         Work with international clientele and develop new clients through networking and social media.

·         Responsible for all aspects of professional sales process: market research, follow-up on referrals, cold calling, customer inquiries, networking customer base and assisting with complete design and customer specifications.

·         Deep knowledge of multimedia including traditional, online and social media with specific emphasis of the web-based and the entertainment business.

·         Responsible for the creation of its website, branding and monthly newsletter.

 

Executive Director | The Vex Arts

JAN '13 - APR '14 (1 YEAR, 3 MONTHS) | 5240 ALHAMBRA AVE., LOS ANGELES, CA 90032 | VEXARTS.COM/

Responsible for overall operations, asset protection, and marketing/ public relations for The Vex Arts Multi-Cultural Center.

·         Interacting with other personnel and organizations, such as the City of Los Angeles, State, and other public and private entities.

·         Developed and coordinated programs adopted by the Board of Directors

·         Actively participated in implementing programs, such musical events, fashion shows, art exhibits, youth programs and more.

·         Fostered and facilitated communications and advocacy with organizations, artists, and other arts advocates about issues affecting the arts and public arts funding

·         Handling all aspects of human resource management including but not limited to hiring and termination, developing position descriptions, setting compensation, working with employees.

 

Inside Sales Manager | Advance Graphix Imaging Design

FEB '07 - AUG '08 (1 YEAR, 6 MONTHS) | 2082 EAST GLADWICK STREET RANCHO DOMINGUEZ, CA 90220 | AGISWEB.COM/

My job as a sales manager was to maximize the sales of wide format printers, media, ink and services of the company in many different settings. My role consisted in making accurate, rapid cost calculations, and providing customers with quotations

• Allocating areas to sales executives.

• Liaising with other line managers

• Maintained and developed relationships with existing customers via meetings, telephone calls and emails

• Maintained close business relationships with large companies and Galleries such as Hewlett Packard, the Getty Museum, Epson, Canon, Mimaki, and many others

 

• Liaising with management boards, trustees and local council and political groups to secure ongoing support. Public Relations, Marketing, Fundraising, Education and access activities

Education: 
    • EL PASO HIGH SCHOOL (1983)
      El Paso High School, El Paso, TX

      UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS at EL PASO, TEXAS

      MAR '83 - SEP '86
      MAJOR: BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
      MINOR: ART HISTORY

      Attended the University Of Texas at El Paso with a Major of Business Administration and a Minor in Art History attended 3 years but did not graduate

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AWARDS & RECOGNITION:

City Of Los Angeles | July 2014

Recognition for Contribution to the 19th Annual Central Avenue Jazz Festival – Curren D. Price, Jr – Councilman 9th District, Los Angeles.

United States Congress | February 2008

Certificate Of Special Congressional Recognition "In The Promotion of The Arts" – Mary Bono- Member Of Congress.

State Of California Senate | February 2008

State Of California Senate Certificate Of Recognition "In The Promotion of The Arts Recognition" – James F. Battin Jr. , Senator 37th District.

California State Assembly | February 2008

 

Special Recognition In The Promotion Of The Arts – Bonnie Garcia Member of Assembly – 80th District of The California State legislature

Mr_Director_Alhambra

Title:

Full Name: 
Omar Holguin
Age: 
51

Specialty:

Professional Title: 
Director
Language: 
English, Spanish

Country:

US State:

My City:

Willing to Relocate:

Work Experience: 

Gallery Director/Curator/Owner | La Mancha Gallery

JUN '06 - PRESENT (8 YEARS, 3 MONTHS) | 7021 ROSECRANS AVE PARAMOUNT, CA 90723 | LAMANCHGALLERY.NET

My role as a director of La Mancha Gallery consisted of acquiring, caring for, develop, displays and interpret a collection of artifacts or works of art in order to inform, educate and entertain the public.

·        

Planning, organizing, art sales, exhibitions, art demonstrations, workshops, interpreting and presenting exhibitions with the top talent in Los Angeles and the World.

·        

Responsible for all aspects of running an art gallery and association, training gallery assistants and building relationships with artists and customers.

·        

Maintaining the artist database and gallery websites, overseeing promotional materials and press releases

·        

Serve as an fine art consultant working with corporations, public institutions, developers, architects, interior designers, publishers, wholesalers, retailers and private collectors in acquiring, commissioning, editing, displaying and managing their collections.

·        

Work with international clientele and develop new clients through networking and social media.

·        

Responsible for all aspects of professional sales process: market research, follow-up on referrals, cold calling, customer inquiries, networking customer base and assisting with complete design and customer specifications.

·        

Deep knowledge of multimedia including traditional, online and social media with specific emphasis of the web-based and the entertainment business.

·        

Responsible for the creation of its website, branding and monthly newsletter.

Executive Director | The Vex Arts

JAN '13 - APR '14 (1 YEAR, 3 MONTHS) | 5240 ALHAMBRA AVE., LOS ANGELES, CA 90032 | VEXARTS.COM/

Responsible for overall operations, asset protection, and marketing/ public relations for The Vex Arts Multi-Cultural Center.

·        

Interacting with other personnel and organizations, such as the City of Los Angeles, State, and other public and private entities.

·        

Developed and coordinated programs adopted by the Board of Directors

·        

Actively participated in implementing programs, such musical events, fashion shows, art exhibits, youth programs and more...

·        

Fostered and facilitated communications and advocacy with organizations, artists, and other arts advocates about issues affecting the arts and public arts funding

·        

Handling all aspects of human resource management including but not limited to hiring and termination, developing position descriptions, setting compensation, working with employees.

 

 

 

Inside Sales Manager | Advance Graphix Imaging Design

FEB '07 - AUG '08 (1 YEAR, 6 MONTHS) | 2082 EAST GLADWICK STREET RANCHO DOMINGUEZ, CA 90220 | AGISWEB.COM/

My job as a sales manager was to maximize the sales of wide format printers, media, ink and services of the company in many different settings. My role consisted in making accurate, rapid cost calculations, and providing customers with quotations

• Allocating areas to sales executives.

• Liaising with other line managers

• Maintained and developed relationships with existing customers via meetings, telephone calls and emails

• Maintained close business relationships with large companies and Galleries such as Hewlett Packard, the Getty Museum, Epson, Canon, Mimaki, and many others

 

• Liaising with management boards, trustees and local council and political groups to secure ongoing support. Public Relations, Marketing, Fundraising, Education and access activities

 

Education: 
    • EL PASO HIGH SCHOOL (1983)
      El Paso High School, El Paso, TX

      UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS at EL PASO, TEXAS

      MAR '83 - SEP '86
      MAJOR: BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
      MINOR: ART HISTORY

      Attended the University Of Texas at El Paso with a Major of Business Administration and a Minor in Art History attended 3 years but did not graduate

Contact Email: 
Other Info: 

AWARDS & RECOGNITION:

City Of Los Angeles | July 2014

Recognition for Contribution to the 19th Annual Central Avenue Jazz Festival – Curren D. Price, Jr – Councilman 9th District, Los Angeles.

United States Congress | February 2008

Certificate Of Special Congressional Recognition "In The Promotion of The Arts" – Mary Bono- Member Of Congress.

State Of California Senate | February 2008

State Of California Senate Certificate Of Recognition "In The Promotion of The Arts Recognition" – James F. Battin Jr. , Senator 37th District.

California State Assembly | February 2008

 

Special Recognition In The Promotion Of The Arts – Bonnie Garcia Member of Assembly – 80th District of The California State legislature

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