Commissioner Founder Featured in Modern Luxury Miami
This month Commissioner founder Dejha Carrington was featured in Miami Modern Luxury magazine as part of a feature titled The Female Art Perspective highlighting five Miami women pushing the art scene forward.
From the article, “It’s been a banner year for the arts in Miami and much of that has to do with the efforts spearheaded by innovative, gutsy women. Whether it’s by taking the spotlight or working diligently behind the scenes, our eight fearless female subjects elevate the city’s art scene one project at a time.”
Linking collectors and artists on a new platform
December is an especially busy month for Dejha Carrington. At YoungArts, where she serves as vice president of external relations and communications, it’s all hands on deck as the organization debuts the exhibition Teaching to Transgress: Education as the Practice of Freedom, which is inspired by author bell hooks’ book of the same name and is exclusively made up of works by YoungArts alumni. The month also marks the end of a successful first quarter for Commissioner, the insanely popular art subscription service Carrington launched in September. Designed to unite novice and future collectors with local, midlevel, emerging creatives, Commissioner offers two levels of membership. The first tier comprises 40 Collectors, who receive an original piece from a new artist every quarter by paying $900 annually. The second tier is made of Patrons, who pay $50 annually and share in significant arts education opportunities. Though the latter group may not possess anything worthy of a Christie’s catalog just yet, Carrington is jazzed about providing a jump-start. “I got my first piece by doing a [public relations] trade,” she recalls. “There are so many ways to support artists that don’t necessarily involve a financial transaction. Art shouldn’t be relegated to the very few.”
More about the feature and the other inspiring women in the arts can be read here.