Young Visionaries volunteering at the GFAA Award Ceremony Mar 8, 2018
(L to R) Connor Wright, Megan Wright, Alexandra Stanco, Ryan Murphy
Young Visionaries enjoying their premier event – the Official After-Party for the GFAA Award Ceremony Mar 8, 2018
(L to R) Co-Chair Ryan Murphy, Co-Chair Remi Koukou, Benjamin Nadareski
2018 YV Members:
Melanie Baer, Remi Koukou, Ryan Murphy, Marta Nowalkowski, Alexandra Stanco, Connor Wright, Megan Wright
Young Visionaries (“YV”) Mission & Goals
Qualifications / Annual Membership:
$125 (student) / $250- includes these benefits
$500- includes the above plus:
Remi Koukou, Young Visionaries Co-Chair, rkoukou
Remi is the Events Coordinator at The National Arts Club, where she manages a wide variety of events including lectures, gallery openings, talks, screenings, and cocktail parties for the twelve arts committees. She graduated from Boston University with a degree in Art History concentrating in Modern and Contemporary Art. She has worked in institutions including the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston as well as MoMA PS1 before taking her post at The National Arts Club.
Ryan manages Corporate Partnerships for Ollie, a national all-inclusive co-living community. After volunteering at the 2017 GFAAs, she was inspired to become more involved in the organization. She is grateful to have combined Ollie and GFAA at the 2018 Gala with Ollie becoming a Cultural Collaborator for the Young Visionaries After Party. With a Theater Studies degree from Duke University and a professional background in event planning, coordinating and execution, she is excited to put her skills, and love of all forms of art, to work within the YV Committee and GFAA community at large.
Marta Nowakowski was born in Poland and raised in Germany. She is an attorney at BMW, responsible for Trademarks, Design and Legal Issues related to Intellectual Property Law. Previously, Ms. Nowakowski worked for an international London-based law firm focused on Intellectual Property. She clerked in Berlin with several internships in public broadcasting, art law and publishing. Contact: Marta Nowakowski, martanowakowski
Alexandra Stanco, Young Visionaries Committee
Alexandra Stanco is a recent graduate of Florida Southern College where she earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree and a minor in Art History. Since her graduation she moved back to New York to actively pursue her dreams within the fine art world. Alexandra’s interests also include many social political issues that take place within the world today.
Combining her interests of art and politics she wants to have an impact on society and bring attention to important issues facing us today. During Alexandra’s senior thesis, at Florida Southern College, she earned second place with her three nine feet oil paintings. These paintings mimicked billboard advertisements that displayed women in an over sexualized manner, and further altered these women who, in the end, became the product themselves. Alexandra continues to work with oil paint and create paintings relating to today’s conflicts.