ME’DI.ATE Art Group Incorporates, Names Board

A long running San Francisco sponsor of the arts, the ME’DI.ATE Art Group, has incorporated into a non-profit working toward 501c3 status. I am pleased to accept a position on its advisory board, one filled with a number of brilliant and groundbreaking artists and creative professionals that I am humbled to be included with. ME’DI.ATE produces the Soundwave festival biannually, continually one of the most interesting events for arts in San Francisco.

I look forward to helping incubate this new incarnation of ME’DI.ATE, stay tuned for more news about its future.

You can also find ME’DI.ATE on Facebook and Twitter @med1ate

San Francisco, CA USA (May 16, 2011) – ME’DI.ATE Art Group, best known for the acclaimed arts festival Soundwave, is pleased to announce its incorporation into a California non-profit public benefit organization (501(c)(3) pending). Its incorporation comes almost 13 years after its founding and a nine year presence in the Bay Area. This new chapter in ME’DI.ATE’s history enables it to better serve the Bay Area, expand its innovative programming, and increase capacity for artists, audiences, and funding opportunities with this new stronger organizational foundation.

ME’DI.ATE has assembled an experienced Board of Directors with backgrounds in creative and business management to guide the organization, and an accomplished Board of Advisors that will help expand its knowledge base, and build more connections between artistic, educational and local communities. Founder Alan So will continue to lead ME’DI.ATE as Executive and Artistic Director and serve as a member of the Board.

To celebrate and fundraise for our new organization, ME’DI.ATE will be embarking on a series of events late Summer. Subscribe to our email list at www.me-di-ate.net or like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SoundwaveFest for up-to-date programming announcements. Donors can also support our non-profit by going to www.me-di-ate.net/donate

ME’DI.ATE Board of Directors

Tracy Paulding, President, Creator and Director of COOK! culinary programs for young chefs, Paulding & Company, A Creative Kitchen

Jeff Ray, Vice-President, Founder and Executive Director of Mission Creek Music & Arts Festival, Artist, Musician, Filmmaker, Writer, Activist

John Patrick Moore, Treasurer, Associate Director at Urban Opera and Artistic Associate of Central Works Theater Company, Actor, Singer, Director, Dramaturge

Elise Baldwin, Secretary, Intermedia Artist, Experimental Musician, Audio Director at Electronic Arts

Louis Armstrong, Senior Vice President for global engineering firm URS,Oceanographer, Water Resources Specialist

Luc Meier, Interdisciplinary Programs Manger, swissnex San Francisco, a Swiss knowledge outpost for science, education, art and innovation.

Maya Stein, Poet, Published Author, Writing Teacher, Chef, and renegade Hair Stylist

Alan So, Founder, Executive & Artistic Director of MEDIATE, Creator of the Soundwave Festival, Art Director, Designer, Curator and Artist

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ME’DI.ATE Advisory Board

Adam Fong, Musician, Associate Director at Other Minds, Co-Founder of Emerging Arts Professionals

Agnes Szelag, Artist & Musician, Course Director at Ex’pressions College for Digital Arts

Andrew Harvill, Facilities Supervisor for the National Center for International Schools

Barry Threw, Cultural Producer and Developer

Christina LaSala, Artist, Department Chair Individualized at California College of the Arts

David Graves, Musician and Composer

E.E. “Chip” Grant IV, Conductor, Founder & Artistic Director of Urban Opera

Edward Schocker, Musician, Co-founder of Thingamajigs

George Ridgely, Castro Street Fair Executive Director, Race Producer for Bay to Breakers

Jessica Resmond, Artist, Co-founding member of MEI.collectiv

Josh Wilson, Journalist, Founder of Independent Arts and Media, Newsdesk.org, and The Fabulist

Marielle Jakobsons, Artist & Musician, Audio Artist at Electronic Arts

Odessa Chen, Musician

Patricia Watts, Founder and West Coast Curator of ecoartspace

Raub Roy, Sound Artist

Reenie Charrière, Artist and Arts Educator

Tana Sprague, Sound and Media Artist, and Cultural Producer

Tania Ketenjian, Radio Producer and Journalist, Founder of the [UnObserved]

About ME’DI.ATE Art Group, Inc.
ME’DI.ATE is a San Francisco non-profit arts organization that incites innovative ideas through experiential exhibitions, products and live events. Founded in 1998, ME’DI.ATE’s mission is to connect these arts to new and diverse audiences that challenge perspectives and inspire new and unique experiences within ourselves and the world around us. ME’DI.ATE produces the biennial festival Soundwave that explores how we see and hear sound and music. Its work has been featured on SPARK* on PBS, BBC (UK), CBC (Canada), NPR (New York), KUSF, 7×7, SF Chronicle, SF Weekly, SF Bay Guardian and won Best ’07 Award by San Francisco Magazine.