Hello!

I'm Kevin

Get to know me.

A self-starting team player, who is passionate in the music and arts industry; producing nationwide events such as music festivals and art fairs. Contributing production and operations expertise to the arts community with the intention to create a platform for artists and art organizations to grow and perform. Self-produced various music events on Long Island, and operated countless art fairs around the country.

About

My Experience

FREELANCE

May 2015 - Present

Used "Blue Owl Arts" as my freelancing name

  • Created & Produced the Long Island Music Spotlight Video Series

  • Co-created music festivals 

  • Hired by national event companies to managed events

  • Hired by galleries to handle art and assist with gallery operations

Bungalow Media

Sept 2019 - Present

[Part-time/Freelance]

  • Provide production support for a History Channel project

  • Assisted Director of Photography and Assistant Camera with gear setup

  • Support Production Coordination with on-location needs

Particle Media

Oct 2019 - Present

Production Assistant for AMEX Small Business Commercials [Part-time/Freelance]

  • Kept shooting locations tidy to make travel between sites quick

  • Assisted Producer with ancillary tasks

Magilla Entertianment

Sept 2019 - Present

Production Assistant for an HGTV Series [Part-time/Freelance]

  • Planned safe travel for TV crews and producers

  • Ensured contributors were taken care of

  • Acquired all rentals for specific scenes

  • Set-up lighting and camera equipment

ART MARKET

PRODUCTIONS

June 2018 - Sept 2019

June 2018 - Dec 2018: Freelance Event Operations Manager
Jan 2019 - Sept 2019: Full-time Production Manager

 

  • Coordinated all logistics for 5 national art fairs and special events including Beyond the Streets NY 

  • Hired & managed all on

  • site production staff

  • Point of contact for exhibitors, production staff, temp staff and vendors on the event floor

  • Worked closely with the designer to efficiently build special projects and high touch sponsor activations 

  • Sourced and handled materials for project builds 

  • Managed design and sourcing for all signage

  • Executed event permits, security plans, and maintained production schedule

ACA Galleries

Sept 2018 - Nov 2018

Gallery Assistant / Preparator

 

  • Managed, packed and crated all art fair shipments

  • Handled and packed all client purchases

  • Managed day to day gallery operations including organization of gallery inventory

  • Organized gallery inventory

  • Installed and Deinstalled exhibitions

PATCHOGUE ARTS COUNCIL /

MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART LONG ISLAND

June 2015 - June 2019

Assisted Executive Director with administrative tasks and well as handled exhibition installations and event planning. 

June 2015 - June 2016: Volunteer 

June 2016 - June 2019: Executive Director Assistant 

  • Installed all MOCA exhibitions, handling works worth $30,000+

  • Coordinated and handled artwork collection and delivery

  • Assisted Executive Director with event organization and member outreach

  • Created, reviewed, and approved press releases 

  • Fostered local engagement via social media to promote event attendance

  • Oversaw events with 1,000 attendees

ART MIAMI, LLC

June 2015 - Dec 2019

ArtSouthampton 2015: Intern

Art Miami 2015/16, Art Wynwood 2016, Art New York 2016/17, Art Southampton 2016: Production Supervisor

Art Miami/Context Art Miami 2017: Event Manager

Art Miami/Context Art Miami/Aqua Art Miami 2018: Operations Specialist

 

  • Managed one of the biggest fairs during Miami Art Week - 200,000 sqft - 15,000+ guests a day

  • On site Event Manager for Context Art Miami 2018

  • Liaison between exhibitors, contractors and fair management both before the fair and on site

  • Coordinated contractors on site - implemented plans to keep build on schedule 

  • Organized and managed all special events including installations, VIP Events and Symposiums etc

  • Managed on site production staff

ARTS ON TERRY ART FAIR

June 2016 - June 2019

AOT 2016: Event Consulant
AOT 2017: Event Assistant

AOT 2018: Event & Stage Manager

AOT 2019: Event Director / Stage Manager

 

  • Co-organized and co-produced the largest Arts on Terry to-date with over 1,000 visitors

  • Worked with the Patchogue Arts Council to acquire grants to fund the event

  • Talent scouting and acquisition 

  • Social media management and promotion 

  • Manage and organize the main stage entertainment from handling all A/V needs and backline

PLATFORM INTERNATIONAL

April 2018 - May 2018

Assistant Production Director for Frieze NY

 

  • Management of build for Frieze NY - the largest-multi million dollar art fair in the US

  • Supported the Production Director in all aspects of build 

  • Reviewed built booths to determine corrections & adjustments needed

  • Tracked and managed custom builds

E-Home

April 2016 - June 2016

Part-time Technical Installer 

 

  • Assisted Technical Director with home automation installs in the Hamptons

  • Set-up home theaters from projector installation to sound systems

  • Removed old equipment and wiring to make room for new systems

  • Wired systems to the main server to allow the entire home to be automated from one device

EDUCATION

PURCHASE COLLEGE, SUNY

Arts Management, BA

Arts Management is a business management degree focused on the arts and entertainment industry. My focus was on events and non-profits.

SUFFOLK COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE

Studied music performace along with taking all general education classes before moving onto a four-year school.

Music and General Education

VOLUNTEER WORK

PATCHOGUE ARTS COUNCIL

Helped out with exhibiton check in, greeted people as they came into the gallery.

May 2015 - June 2017

HUNTINGTON ARTS COUNCIL

Provided assistance during the Summer Festival Series. Provided information to concert-goers, as well as helping the talent.

May 2015 - Aug 2015

RELAY FOR LIFE

Raised money for cancer research

2006 - 2016

MY SKILLS

No matter the role or project, I’m confident in the skill set I bring to the table. Take a look below to learn more about my specific abilities, and feel free to get in touch if you’d like to learn more.

PROJECT MANAGEMENT

Seeing projects through from start to finish, always having a back-up plan for back-up plans.

GOOGLE SUITE

Using G-suite apps with teams, knowing shortcuts to improve efficiency.

PROCUREMENT

Able to source and research which materials are best suited for the current job. Bidding vendors to get the lowest price.

CREATIVE PROBLEM SOLVING

From completing a task that would typically take weeks in a matter of a few days to over-coming unexpected issues due to actions that were outside of my control. I have solved it all.

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