Artists and organizations rely on PRESS REIGN to reach their highest potential.
Based in Seattle, Jodie brings over 20 years of experience to the multifaceted art world. Her devotion as a curator, program director, and artist assistant have been chronicled on PBS and quoted in the New York Times.
"My leadership experience is built on dedication, strengthening long term relationships, and adding value to support success. My expertise includes program development, project management with high profile artists and institutions on projects, commissions, exhibitions, and messaging. So passionate about the power of art, I created an initiative, The School at Press Reign with a program for studio artists and a connoisseur program for art-lovers."
In addition to artists and museums hiring me to strategize and execute a vision, so do galleries and universities. You’ll find my leadership and experience exceed expectations. From programming large scale platforms with strategic events covering many days to private studio operations to programs designed for collectors to history lectures.
After earning a BA in Graphic Design & Computer Art, Jodie began her career as an award-winning research and travel grant recipient taking her to Mawangdui, an archaeological site located in China. Inspired by matriarchs, iconography, and goddesses she honed her photography skills by documenting and selling photos of UNESCO Heritage Sites throughout Asia.
In Nepal, she expanded her business as an art director and graphic artist on promotional materials and videos for the world's most thrilling river expeditions. Her photo credits are seen
side-by-side renowned photographers for National Geographic.
Jodie returned to Washington and continued river expeditions with global leaders of the industry while developing relationships with artists. Understanding the complexities of making hand-blown glass, Jodie interprets the process of the world’s foremost artists working in glass. Hand-selected, she produced and narrated hot shop events at sold-out Museum of Glass audiences. Later continuing her education in Museology at the University of Washington, Jodie brought major success to the world of art as a high-level curator — she expanded programming at Chihuly Studio, contemporary art non-profits, and commercial art galleries.
Jodie works with emerging artists to highly revered master artists who create, beauty, cause tension and question belief systems. Working hands-on with JUDY CHICAGO feminist icon and Time Magazine's most influential people in the world 2018, BARBARA EARL THOMAS painter, author and essayist, and DALE CHIHULY, one of the most innovative artists working in the medium of glass. Joining the legendary team at Chihuly Studio in 2011 with a specialty in fine art prints Jodie also worked on Chihuly exhibition projects at Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Dallas Arboretum, Fairchild Tropical Botanical Garden, important legacy projects Chihuly Garden and Glass and the Chihuly Sanctuary at the Fred & Pamela Cancer Center. Jodie has an invaluable on-going role with team Chihuly.
Expertise to unlock your projects full power include:
• Program Design • Project Management • Art Advisory •
Jodie thrives while being hands-on, assisting world-renowned artists inside their studio. She is the true embodiment of the definition of a curator, "one who will take care of every detail."
Services also include:
• Studio Assistant (media variable) • (AEFI) Long Term Strategic Planning • Curatorial • Archiving • Art Fairs • Exhibitions • Publishing Prints & Multiples • Sales Management • Commissions • Books + Merchandise •
Known for her collaborative work style with multiple
agencies, Jodie manages and produces events while implementing highly - successful strategies.
A selection of projects include:
Program Manager. Programming includes museums, world-renown artist studios, schools, public art institutions, fine art galleries, and hot shops for the nation’s newest platform with strategic concurrent events covering 4-days- we answer the question, "Where can we see more glass?"
Curatorial. Fine Art Gallery Show. Sanctioned by Seeds of Compassion-a 5-day collaboration with the Dalai Lama. Featured 40 Northwest artists and their unique interpretations of the question "What Does Compassion Look Like?".
Curatorial. Fine Art Gallery Show. Featured over 50 artists with variable art media. Select guest artists include Yoko Ono, Christo and Jeanne-Claude, David Hockney, Doug and Mike Starn, Patrick Dougherty, Mark Ryden, Traveling Exhibit. Publication.
Curatorial. Contemporary Flame Working on the Brink of Legalization Created a real buzz with its review in the Wall Street Journal. Publication.
Curator. 13 Pacific Northwest Contemporary Urban Artists. Resulted in an artist collective mural (aerosol) in Seattle’s Georgetown neighborhood still on view today. Publication.
Curator. Everyone in a hemp t-shirt by year 2020. On-site silkscreen workshop.
Jodie will manage
your project by understanding the big picture while nurturing the details.
She will reign over all stages with a disciplined creative approach and a work style tailored to your needs.
Email Jodie to discuss how Press Reign will amplify your next project & exceed