Shoebox PR was created in February 2014 when Kristine Schomaker started working with a friend who needed help getting press for an exhibition. Working as social media, marketing and advertising manager for the Brewery Artwalk Association and an artist herself, Kristine has been using social media and press to gain exposure for her own art and that of the artists she supports at the Brewery. She realized very fast how much artists were looking for help getting their work out to the public, media and galleries. Most artists want to focus on working in the studio rather than handling the business side of art. Kristine’s many years of administrative experience as well as her skills in leadership, organization, art history education and knowledge of the art world have given her the experience needed to help these artists gain greater exposure for their work so they can continue to create unhindered.
KRISTINE SCHOMAKER is a new media and performance artist, painter and art historian living and working at the Brewery artist complex in Los Angeles California. She received her BA in Art History and her MA in Studio Art from California State University at Northridge.
She has an active life in the arts, previously teaching art history at Antelope Valley College and Pasadena City College, forming an artist collective in Los Angeles and organizing and curating numerous art exhibitions. Most recently, she founded Shoebox PR to help visual artists create a presence in the art world. Kristine was recently the President, social media, advertising and marketing manager of the Brewery Artwalk Association.
Kristine believes in building communities of like-minded people with powerful ideas, who can share resources, and bring their dreams to life. Over the past few years, Kristine has organized a couple of art collectives where artists often meet to get feedback on their work, talk about the business and help each other navigate the perilous waters of the art world. Kristine’s passion is supporting artists and providing access to art for those who wouldn’t normally have the means to do so. She believes in building communities that bring people together and helping to make dreams come true.
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