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 curator, program director and artist assistant have been seen 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 project management working directly with high profile artists and institutions on projects, commissions, exhibitions, messaging and program design for large scale platforms with strategic concurrent events over many days. Passionate about the power of art, I created an initiative titled The School at Press Reign with online courses, that allow transformative student journeys."
Born a storyteller with a life's purpose to bring the power of art to more people it is my mission to nurture, cultivate and execute long term business strategies for artists and organizations.
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 designer on promotional materials and videos for the world's most thrilling river expeditions. Her photo credits were seen side-by-side renowned photographers for
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 interpreted the process of the world’s foremost artists working in glass. She narrated hot shop events to sold out museum theater 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.
Honored to have experience with pioneering artists, Jodie has worked 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 elevate clients to their highest potential includes:
• 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 •
Known for her collaborative work style with multiple agencies, Jodie manages and produces events while implements highly -successful strategies. A selection of projects include:
Programming from museums, world-renown artist studios, schools, public art institutions, fine art galleries, art centers to answer the question, "Where can we see more glass?" to
the nation’s newest platform
with strategic concurrent events over 4-days.
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. 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.