The physical location known as SEA AND SPACE CLOSED IN SEPTEMBER 2010.
Sea and Space Explorations attained 501 (c)(3) non-profit status in 2009.
Sea and Space Explorations
4755 York Blvd
LA, CA 90042
email firstname.lastname@example.org to
make an appointment.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Lara Bank, President
Haruko Tanaka, Vice President
Clay Chaplin, Treasurer
Asher Hartman, Board Member
Adam Overton, Secretary and Board Member from Jan. 2008-Jan. 2010
The sea and space bracket us, literally and metaphorically. Familiar
and unfamiliar, easy to see but impossible to fathom, they inspire the
poetic and the empirical.
Sea and Space Explorations is a portal to a place where notions of good
and bad, market constraints, and fixations with progress are understood
to be peripheral, where artists take risks without fear. This space hosts
artists whose practices resonate with the conceptual, theoretical, relational,
Group Core Values
* space to take risk
* benevolent beings
* collaborative, interdependent, human
* poetic, visionary, practical
* artistic liberty, responsibility, and sincerity
* embracing the unknown
* artists before objects
goals of the space are to...
• steer towards work that resists capitalization allowing the gallery to
operate as a capitalist critique of sorts
• show works that are either relational, collaborative, large scale, ephemeral,
video, performance, neo-conceptual, or in traditional mediums that would have
a hard time fitting into a commercial gallery
• support work that is not as supported due to content, scale, longevity,
or conceptual reasons
• run the space as more of an experience than a gallery
• support artists and their endeavors before objects
COSTS & INCOME
The space costs $900 a month to operate. This includes rent, electric,
postage, and cleaning supplies.
Sales of artwork are split 50/50 with the gallery
(suggested donation). The gallery typically only sells about $200 of
work a year. The main objective of the space is not to sell
Yearly fundraisers: Holiday benefit earns $800-$1500 yearly.
last year went to our non-profit application. One year we paid the fee to go non-profit, the year before, we fixed
our electric to bring it up to code, and the year before that we put up drywall.
Donations from website: approximately $300 yearly
Performances: we will be charging a $3-$5 suggested donation
for upcoming performances. Exhibitions and lectures remain free.
No staff are paid.
Who paid for this?
Two months of operations for the year were funded through fundraisers and individual donations. The rest of the year was paid out of pocket by the founder, which is common for budding non-profits and alternative art projects. None of the artists or performers were paid. All met here equally and put their resources into making this a space where we could do our work.
No grants have been recieved at this time, though a handful have been applied for.
Executive Director, President of Board, and Founder
Conceptualization and guides the direction of the space
Operations: curator, artist/curator selections, studio visits, website
maintenance, promotion, press contact, documentation, repairs and maintenance,
accounting, cleaning, gallery sitting, and primary funder.
Vice President of the Board
Assists president in leading board and advising executive director
Secretary (until Jan. 2010)
Intern & Volunteer Coordinator,
Chief Wiki Officer
Records minutes at board meetings, distributes minutes and correspondences to board, maintains official records, announces meetings
Manages financial aspects of the organization, makes financial reports to the board, leads the board finance commitee
Asher Lauren Hartman
Emily Butler White, former Secretary and Board Member 5/25/08 - 7/4/08
January 2010-present - Justin Stadel, Events
February 2008 - May 2008 Chelsea Lewcow. From Occidental College.
Sea and Space misses you Chelsea!
•Your dates given include de-installation and installation. Please keep
this in mind when scheduling with us at your initial scheduling appointment.
We cannot scramble dates at a future time and alter other artists show
•Installation and deinstallation of show.
•The space should be returned to the state that you found it in. Artists
are responsible for repairing the walls, floor, ceiling if they are altered
or marked. If alterations are extensive, cost for repairs will be the artists
GALLERY SUPPLIES ARTISTS WITH
•Space (key access
Monday - Sunday, 8am -10pm or arranged with Director)
•Publicity: email marketing to public and press releases
•Gallery sitter on Sundays 1-5pm
•Documentation on website
•Paint and painting supplies to return space to original state.
•One Epson Projector and a DVD player at your disposal (cannot
leave gallery space)
•BBQ out back is free to use and back patio area (as long as noise is kept to a minimum, we do have lovely neighbors).
AT THIS TIME WE HAVE NO
•funding for postcards or postcard mailings, but we do have
a mailing list at your disposal
•funding for liquor
•money for travel
•personnel to help with installation and de-installation
Mug wall in gallery.
Mugs are $3 to buy and free to borrow. All proceeds go
to the gallery. Bought mugs can be taken or left in the gallery with your name
(mark) on your mug.
Where are the chickens?
Sea and Space had chickens for about 4 months. The landlord made us move them due to fire code reasons. Apparently chickens are explosive! They have been relocated to Lara Bank's yard.
|Yolko Ono, Summer 2009
||Little Bok, Summer 2009