The Artists Sunday Team
Artists Sunday is built by artists for artists. Meet our management team below.
Christopher is an entrepreneur and photographer. His experience spans 25 years and multiple industries and disciplines, almost always focusing on the integration of creativity, media and technology. He has managed all elements of startup creation, including fundraising, business strategy, customer sales, marketing, new product development, business development and more.
Prior to creating Artists Sunday, he launched a number of companies, including a drone photography business, online advertising network and multiple online news services. Photography clients have included NBC’s The Tonight Show, CBS Television, The State of Texas, Fairmont Hotels and more.
Over the past 15 years, Christopher created dozens of professional conferences and tradeshows, connecting thousands of people from around the globe. He’s also partnered with leading industry associations, including International Game Developers Association (IGDA), Toy Industry Association, and AARP to expand their events. Beyond managing his own companies, Christopher has served as an angel investor and a founding mentor at the Capital Factory, Austin, Texas’ leading startup hub.
Cynthia Freese, Director
Cynthia’s extensive leadership experience with civic and non-profit arts boards in her home state of Washington combines with her skills as a metal sculptor and an organizer of over 175 pop-up shows and art walks, to bring Artists Sunday a broad perspective that encompasses every aspect of the art process – from creation to collection.
Currently serving on the City of Issaquah, WA Art Commission, and the Arts and Humanities Board for the Washington’s 8th Congressional District, she spent 8 years supporting independent local businesses as an Executive Board member of the Downtown Issaquah Association, as treasurer and chairing the organization committee. Cynthia managed the PTSA Reflections student art program locally for 6 years and was also an active member of the Washington Main Street program. Additionally, she founded a successful tech conference firm.
Cynthia understands first-hand the processes that organizations must follow to achieve their arts mission and is passionate about making positive connections that support all constituencies.