The Arts Council of Century City
Mission: The Arts Council is a non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing the quality of life and providing leadership in Century City and its surrounding communities through the promotion and support of a broad range of artistic activities and initiatives. As a part of the Century City Chamber of Commerce, the Council serves the community by its inclusive programs promoting educational activities, increasing enjoyment and appreciation of the arts, serving as a resource for art and culture, and facilitating the economic reality of Century City.
President & CEO | Century City Chamber
David J. Berardo
International Tax Attorney
Ruth Crnkovich, Curatorial Adviser and Appraiser
Founding Member Emeritus
Curator Emeritus | The Getty Museum
Art Gallery Manager
Intellectual Property Attorney
Art & Wealth Consultant
Jean Tardy-Vallernaud is the Founding Chair of the Arts
Council of the Century City Chamber of Commerce and serves as
President of the Century City Arts and Culture Foundation. He
founded Gainsborough Capital LLC, an art and finance advisory
firm, in 2002.
Michael Heumann chairs the Nossaman LLP Art Law Team,
whose specialists cover legal issues for collectors, dealers,
galleries, auctioneers and museums, and is a member of the
Century City Chamber of Commerce Arts Council. He has been a
trustee of the Southwest Museum (President, 1995-2003) and of
the Autry Museum for the past 27 years, and a collector of Native American Indian art for 35 years.
Private Client Advisor
Scott Rosser is a Senior Vice President and Private Client Advisor with Bank of America Private Bank in Los Angeles. Scott works with high net worth individuals and families who have sophisticated wealth management needs. With more than twenty years of experience, he offers financial guidance to entrepreneurs, corporate executives, and real estate investors. Scott also focuses on helping individuals in the art community working closely with artists, art collectors, and art museums.
Law Firm Bus. | Dev. Consultant
As the principal of Mark Garcia Marketing & Client Development (www.markgarcia.consulting), Mark advises business law, financial services, and cybersecurity technology firms on growing brand visibility, client lead generation, elevating demand for their offered services. He also designs profitable client retention and expansion campaigns. Mark is particularly skilled in direct outreach to qualified new client targets, producing winning service proposals, and thought leadership media relations. Mark assists the Century City Arts Council with media and community outreach.
Fine Artist and Educator
Abigail Spector is an artist and educator from Los Angeles. She received her BFA in Painting in 2016 and an MA in Art Education in 2020. Her artistic practice focuses on wildlife and environmental issues caused by human involvement and urbanization. Abigail works as a teacher in a private school and as a private art educator specializing in painting and drawing throughout the Los Angeles area.
For more information please visit abigailspector.com
Aurele Danoff Pelaia
Entertainment, Media & the Arts Attorney
Aurele serves as Senior Counsel at Eisner Law, LLP. Aurele’s clients range from individuals to international corporations, operating in industries including fine art, fashion, apparel and retail, film, television and cable, music, technology, finance, and real estate. She also has ample experience handling complex litigation matters. Apart from her membership in The Arts Council, Century City Chamber of Commerce, she serves as the Vice President, Board of Directors, Artadia: The Fund for Art & Dialogue, is a member of the Executive Committee for Hammer Collective and a committee member for Hammer K.A.M.P., and is a member of The American Friends, Tel Aviv Museum of Art. She formally served as a Glass Leadership Institute Fellow, Anti-Defamation League as well as a former co-chair of LACMA’s Avant-Garde group.