Owner; Director March 2010 to CurrentGraeter Art Gallery － Portland, OR
Owner of Graeter Art Gallery and Merchant Hotel Bar, and Graeter Art Rep LLC art leasing and brokering services, I have executive oversight regarding all aspects of businesses.
As art gallery owner, I personally manage the careers of over 150 artists.
I am accountable for client and artist advising, counseling and consulting; artwork brokering and procurement; gallery branding, social media, product promotion, client outreach and marketing relations.
I am responsible for local, national and international artist recruitment; annual contract execution and fostering all points regarding our artist consignment.
Gallery professional curator, art preparator, and press relations expert; budget and general finance manager; professional print production and in-house design; gallery host during our monthly events and private events.
As manager of Merchant Hotel Bar, my responsibilities include event production, event management, client relations, bar employee management; procuring wine list and knowledge of.
Graeter Art Rep Owner; Sole Proprietor March 2009 to CurrentLLC － Portland, OR
Graeter Art Rep LLC is my professional art consulting, advising, leasing, procurement and brokerage firm, now merged and part of Graeter Art Gallery.
Responsibilities include artwork brokering, procurement and leasing to commercial spaces, private firms and private residences in the Portland metro area.
Duties also include contemporary artwork and curatorial advising, consulting, and general counsel for local businesses, private clients and collector's.
Executive Director, Co-founder March 2008 to August 2010Portland City Art － Portland, OR
As Director and Co-founder of Portland City Art 501(c) 3, I helped procure, broker, exhibit, promote and sell the artwork of thousands of local emerging and professional artists in large scale, community supported and sponsored public art galleries.
My duties included fundraising, sponsor and donor relations; chair and board relations; client, volunteer and artist outreach; employee, corporate and press relations; artwork procurement, professional and creative curatorial oversight; budget allocation, accounting and general finance manager; general counsel for our artist, clients and sponsors.
Over the course of two years, our small team worked directly with the Portland Mayor's office, corporate sponsors, building developers, Portland non-profits, architectural firms, restaurant owners, brand developers and private donors to organize, develop and implement dozens of large-scale, community supported art exhibits.
These multi-faceted art exhibits and performances brought together a diverse and pronounced.
Owner, Executive Director Sole Proprietor May 2002 to July 2010John Graeter Art, Inc － Portland, OR
Responsible for all aspects of my personal art business and professional art career.
Created, designed and implemented all artwork, branding, and media for John Graeter Art, Inc.
Director of publicity, social marketing, press relations and product promotion.
Acquisition of exhibition spaces and art gallery representation.
Duties also included market research, bookkeeping, budget and financial analysis, social media management, client outreach and on-line retail.
Success in the creation of 500 original John Graeter artworks while exhibiting in 150 unique galleries and business over an eight-year span.