•About

Welcome to Artzray, an on-line talent community of young artists who want to explore professional and creative opportunities in the arts. Our mission is to create a powerful and informed network of teens, young adults and mentors whose social and professional networking needs are currently under served through our educational systems.

Artzray.com is a free, “e-zine” featuring shareable videos and articles covering a wide variety of artistic disciplines. The free, mobile-friendly website will serve as a digital road map to connect the dots between your art practice and your professional goals. Our stories include professional, personal and practical information written by and for young artists ages 16-24, as well as by experienced arts mentors in the field. Think of us as your GPS system to navigate your career in the arts from high school to college and beyond.

Unlike careers in law or medicine, an artist’s career path is often non-linear, requiring special guidance to move through it successfully. Artzray is an exceptional tool to assist creatives, and the schools and industries who need them. Tap into Artzray and be part of the next wave of talent that will drive innovation in art and design, music, dance, theater, film, writing, fashion, and entertainment.

Join us!

Team
Marshall Nalle Ayers, Founder and CEO

Writers
Jacqueline Ableson
Glenna Avila
Andrea Davis
Kimberly Duran
Christine Griswold
Samantha Jacobs
Charlie Kennedy
Ben Muller
Elaine Pelz
Sylvie Ramirez
Camille Schenkkan
Christine Witmer

Stories from the Stream

Matt Horn, Editor, Marisa Reisel, Host

Advisors

Peggy Burt, Executive Director, California State Summer School for the Arts Foundation
Stan Kong, Program Coordinator and Asst. Professor Product Design, Pasadena City College, Adjunct Professor, Art Center College of Design, Board President, Armory Center for the Arts
Patty O’Sullivan, MBA, Nauset Consulting, Prospect Park Books

Launch Information

Artzray is in its early stages of development and we welcome your support! We are actively seeking young artists, arts organizations or businesses to write and produce pieces on a wide variety of arts related content for our web site.  The site will evolve and grow based on reader feedback. The company is based in Los Angeles and launched in September 2014.

Become an Artzray Sponsor!

Are you a cultural organization or arts education program, arts college or educational institution offering degrees in the arts? Are you a creative industry employer? Do you sell an arts related product or service? Become an Artzray sponsor and reach your audience through authentic content designed to attract young talent in the fields of art and design, music, dance, theater, film, writing, fashion, and entertainment. Contact info@artzray.com for more information.

Corporate Structure

Artzray is a California Social Purpose Corporation, also known as an SPC. In 2011, California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law a new corporate form, the “Social Purpose Corporation” that integrates the for-profit philosophy of the traditional corporation along with a “social purpose” mission. The SPC structure allows Artzray to pursue its balanced goals of providing arts education for young artists along with making an economic profit.

By selecting the SPC structure, Artzray joins a growing group of forward-thinking entrepreneurial ventures that are both “doing good” while “doing well.”

To learn more about how you can get involved with our work contact us at info@artzray.com.

The statements and opinions expressed in our articles are those of the author only not those of Artzray.  Artzray does not warrant or endorse any products, services, content, information or materials offered by the author. By providing a link to the author’s website Artzray does not guarantee, approve, or endorse the information or products available on said site.

Marshall Ayers
Arts education specialist with 25+ years experience in non-profit organizations and public educational settings. Marshall founded Artzray to create a community of young, multidisciplinary artists who are seeking professional, practical and personal career resources. Marshall lives and works in LA with her family, but hails from the east coast. When she's not working on Artzray, she would rather be sailing, reading or listening to her son play cello.
Marshall Ayers

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