I am an art lover, photographer, and fledgling writer. I’ve spent my life pursuing the knowledge, experience, and ecstasy of art. When I’m really lucky, I combine travel and art viewing, taking major journeys to the ends of the earth for art and culture that spark my imagination and leave me wanting more.
My blog is the place where I share my explorations and findings of our exciting, creative, diverse, and ever changing world with inquiring minds everywhere.
My areas of interests are: photography, contemporary art and artists, art/history, art/technology, fashion, discourse/ideas/theory/philosophy/musings, aesthetics, music, global cultures and societies, travel/exploration/cities, politics, and feminism. Within those categories, I seek out artists, organizations, and creatives who are thoughtful, innovative, forward-thinking, talented, passionate, and working in community-building and sustainable ways.
About Christine, Chief ArtLuvah
- Fashion, Product, and Event Photography including art direction;
- Developed and executed blogging strategy to support the work of local, sustainable artists and creators, as well as promoting benefits of shopping local and sustainable living;
- Copywriting: created new website 11/10 with updated pages: About, Artists, FAQ, Furniture, Custom Furniture and Custom Clothing Pages
You can view my blog work for Swankety Swank here: Christine @ Swankety Swank
Projects of Note: 2011 Swankety Swank Holiday Inspiration Catalog, featuring the work of more than 20 Bay Area artists working sustainably.
2010-2011 Head Writer and Photographer for Diary of an ArtLuvah @ christinedonley.com
Projects of note: Art Dubai and Sharjah Biennial 2011and Published “Art Dubai Coming of Age” for Harper’s Bazaar Art China (May 2011)
Southern Exposure Gallery, Curator and various volunteer positions including 4 years of fundraising planning with leadership role, 2000-2007
Key Volunteer Projects: Fundraising Committees for 4 consecutive years, Strategic Planning Initiative: Formation of Soex Youth Advisory Board
Tunnel Top, Independent Curator/Art Programmer 2004-2005
SFMOMA, Volunteer, Membership, Fundraising, Arts in Education, Events 1998-2001
Education: BA, Middle Eastern Studies, New College of California
Key Experience: 3 week educational tour of the Islamic Republic of Iran, visiting cities: Tehran, Bandar Abbas and Bandar Bushre, Yazd, Shiraz, Isfahan, and Qom.
Key Areas of Study: Iran, Islamic Architecture, Modernity and the Iranian Revolution, Islam, Islamic Feminism, and Contemporary Art
Additional Training and Skills
Photography, Graphic Design and Layout, Project Management, Inbound and Online Marketing for Creatives, Content Marketing, and Certified ESL Teacher