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. 

Council Members

Jean Tardy-Vallernaud
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. 

Grant Withers
Investment Counselor 
David J. Berardo
International Tax Attorney
Michael Carlin
Publisher, Author 

Michael Carlin was born in Los Angeles in 1962. Since 2004, Carlin has been the editor of Century City News and he uses this platform to continue his investigations. Carlin collaborated on two books with former LAPD Lead Detective Russell Poole. For five years Michael Carlin has been investigating the murders of Tupac and Biggie. He completed the documentary, "Larger Than Life: The Suge Knight Story." His look into the Rampart Scandal and ties to Death Row Records continues.

Abigail Spector
Fine Artist and Educator

Abigail Spector is an artist 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.

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Joe Nicoletti
Kara Koerner
Nancy Wood
President & CEO | Century City Chamber
Scott Schaefer  
Founding Member Emeritus
Curator Emeritus | The Getty Museum
Michael Heumann
Art Attorney

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.

Scott Rosser
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. 

Mark Garcia
Law Firm Bus. | Dev. Consultant

As the principal of Mark Garcia  Client Development 

(, Mark advises business law and financial services firms on increasing brand visibility, client lead generation, growing demand for offered services, and building profitable client retention and expansion relationships. Mark delivers honed client growth expertise to business advisors rendering services in corporate law, capital formation and investment, commercial finance, commercial real estate development, renewable energy, media production, technology and consumer products. He is particularly skilled in direct market outreach to qualified client leads. Mark assists the Century City Arts Council with media and community outreach.

Aurele Pelaia

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