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GYST Fabrication and Associate Services Application

Here at GYST, we artists just like you.  We also need help facilitating all of the skills and services that our fellow artists can provide other artists.  That's why we have the GYST Associate Program.  Artists from local and global art communities can offer their services.  We do a lot here at GYST, but we can't do it all.  

If you would like to apply to be a GYST Fabricator or GYST Associate , please fill out a GYST Fabrication and Associate Services application.  Once submitted, our GYST Team members will review your application.  If approved, you will be listed here as an associate to offer your services worldwide to the GYST Community.  

 


Our GYST Associates

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NOLAN LEMOS
VIDEO AND DOCUMENTATION CONSULTANT

Originally from the Central Valley of California, Nolan Lemos is now an artist living in Los Angeles.  He received a BFA in Studio Art from California State University Channel Islands and continues to grow in his field. In edition to his art and maintaining an art studio in Silver Lake, Nolan has a passion for video production and understands its importance to social media, and the successfulness of promotion for the internet audience. Nolan is confident working with all types of electronic media and takes pride in his post production capabilities. Whether behind the camera filming or on the computer editing, Nolan’s enthusiasm for video production delivers a quality finished product.


JADE THACKER
GRANTWRITER AND CREATIVE CONSULTANT

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Jade Thacker is an artist, musician, grant writer, and creative consultant from Los Angeles, CA.  Jade specializes in creative project management, grant writing, and portfolio development. She has developed and managed creative projects for a range of clients including LA Phil, Mike Kelley Foundation for the Arts, MOCA, Monte Vista Projects, Suzanne Lacy, and Ashley Hunt.  By helping creative practitioners articulate and realize their goals, Jade embodies her desire for a culture of mutually beneficial relationships between artists and institutions.  

With an emphasis on relational aesthetics and historically craft disciplines, Jade develops interactive sculptures that prompt the exploration of social dynamics.  Jade holds a BFA degree from California Institute of the Arts and has exhibited her work at venues including Machine Project, The Hammer Museum, MOCA, Craft and Folk Art Museum, Monte Vista Projects, 18th Street Arts Center, Pacific Design Center, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, UC Irvine, and Koh-i-noor.  Jade currently lives and works in Los Angeles, CA.


CALVIN LEE
GYST ARCHIVE SERVICES

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Calvin Lee is a conceptual-based artist from Boston, MA.  He received his MFA in 2009 from California Institute of the Arts in the Photography & Media program; and a BFA in photography from School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston in 2007.  Calvin mainly works in photography and installation.  His work combines conceptual strategies to explore the connectivity of images, the repression within representation, and the visual semiotics of contemporary images.  Through his experimental practice, his work deals with multiple theory based discourses in conversation that question technology, culture, and representation.  

Calvin specializes in fine art/contemporary photography and provides skills in artwork/gallery documentation, portraits, scanning, photo retouching, and digital archiving. He currently lives and works in Los Angeles, CA. 
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JEDIDIA DYER
ART FABRICATOR

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Jedidia Dyer is a sculptor and art fabricator in Los Angeles. He works in various medium and teaches fabrication skills from basic to advanced workshop techniques. Over the years he began to fabricate products for the art industry and his focus is now on art fabrication for new and established artists. 

His business, Art Assist, has all the necessary tools and equipment to work on any size project. Many artists don’t have the skills or space needed to create the art they envision. Jedidia offers his services and shop facility to help those artists. He will work with you throughout the requested stages of your project or he can completely fabricate your art for you.


MICHAEL GRODSKY
ARTIST INSURANCE SPECIALIST

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Michael Grodsky is owner of Artist Insurance Services (www.artist911.com), providing employee benefits for California arts and cultural organizations, and insurance for individuals & families. An Accredited Investment Fiduciary, Michael is an insurance and financial planning specialist for GYST. He serves on the board of Side Street Projects (www.sidestreet.org), a nonprofit artist-run organization.

At the Cancer Support Community, Benjamin Center in Santa Monica, CA, Michael hosts a monthly educational hour for people wishing to decipher and understand their options for Medicare and health insurance. 

Michael's Health Insurance 101 workshops have been hosted by the 18th Street Arts Center, Armory Center for the Arts, Avenue 50 Studio, The California Endowment, California Lawyers for the Arts, LA Art Park, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles County Arts Commission, Municipal Art Gallery at Barnsdall Park, Outpost for Contemporary Arts, and Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects.

During a 20 year career in education Michael taught recording engineering at schools including UCLA Extension, The Art Institute, Santa Ana College, Citrus College, and Fullerton College.  Michael is a founding member of musical groups California Avant Garde Ensemble, Running with Scissors, Reduced Listending Ensemble, Stick Probing Commune, and rock band Dynamo Hum.

He earned bachelor's & master's degrees in guitar performance, music theory/composition from California State University, Fullerton. Michael is married to artist Mara Lonner, sharing their Los Angeles home with dogs and an ever-rotating murder of free range crows, flocks of finches, the occasional hawks and much beloved orb web garden spiders.


julia barry
WEB DESIGNER FOR ARTISTS

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I am a tech geek and music composer based in Brooklyn, New York. With an MA in Interactive Media, I am passionate about the power of the internet and new media to promote community, the arts, and progressive activism.

My studio, Julia Barry Productions, provides music and digital services for artists, educators, advocates, wellness practitioners, non-profit groups, and anyone putting goodness into the world. As a consultant, maker, and “tech gal Friday,” I help those who champion unique, meaningful work by creating media (text, image, sound), and branding and building their successful web platforms.

I have consulted and created for a cadre of activists, thinkers, and creatives since 2007, and have also worked online with feminist publishing organizations like New Moon Girls and SheWrites.com. My understanding of the arts, digital technology, and their intersections with authentic human goals make a strong foundation for my work with clients.

My creativity, energy, and attention to detail will enable you to expand your audience, communicate more effectively through the arts and technology, and develop deeper and longer-lasting professional relationships. I am looking forward to hearing about the awesome things you do!  

Services include:
- Web design & redesign

- Web development

- Website template setup help

- Website maintenance

- Website security

- Music & media creation

- Logo design & branding

- Digital marketing

- SEO

 


Linda Vallejo
Grantwriting

 

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I am a painter and sculptor with a forty-year career and over 500 exhibitions, publications, and special projects. I present workshops for small groups of artists and I work one-on-one with individual artists to create a full packet including the artist statement, bio, CV, resume, and images needed to apply for exhibitions, fellowships, and residencies. I also work with artists to learn how to successfully communicate with a variety of venues and curators, historians and critics to secure exhibitions and publications." You can find my work at lindavallejo.com and atozgrantwriting.com


Other Services to Artists

We get lots of requests to get listed here for services to artists. The following should be checked out carefully and you should talk to references since we do not have direct experience with all of these. Many of these folks are artists who share their skills with other artists and might be helpful to your art practice.

If you would like to be listed here, please fill out the application form at the top and we will get back to you.