Executive Director of Art Without Limits
Jodi McLeod is Art Without Limits' (AWoL) new Executive Director taking over for her mother, Julie McLeod, AWoL founder and director.
Jodi has served as co-director, treasurer, and administrator at AWoL having had experience in bookkeeping and accounting. For the past three years, she has worked with Art Without Limits and has been a key factor in streamlining fiscal sponsorship procedures and standardized record keeping for each AWoL project.
She spent last year preparing for the transition of leadership by participating in intensive professional development trainings with local experts Rod Lathim, Nina Dunbar, Trevor Kasmar, Henry Rosas, and taking courses at Santa Barbara City College.
Jodi McLeod has a 30-year career in management and nonprofit experience with organizations including Santa Barbara Bird Sanctuary, Menagerie, Mesa Chiropractic, and Action Physical Therapy.
Founder & Mentorship Director
Julie McLeod spent the last 45 years in Santa Barbara involved in the arts and nonprofit world. She served on the City Arts Advisory Committee, as President of the Performing Arts League, and on many committees and boards dedicated to the well-being of art/artists.
She founded and directed Dance Warehouse for 20 years with a staff of 20 teachers, guest artists, and studio concerts. Influential in forming Santa Barbara Dance Alliance and won their first life time achievment award, Julie worked with them for 30 years, on their board, as president, and then as executive director for her last 10 years.
Julie was on scholarship at the Juilliard School studying with Martha Graham, Jose Limon, Anthony Tudor and more. She was in the original cast of "West Side Story" on Broadway and toured with Yul Brynner in "King and I." She is well-respected and influential in the Santa Barbara arts.
Sol Hill is President of the Board of Directors of AWoL and a local emerging artist who has developed a thriving career in the arts.
Prior to his burgeoning art career, Sol attended Lewis & Clark College where he received his degree in International Affairs and German Studies. However, it was not until his time at the Brooks Institute where he fully dedicated his time to pursuing art. He received his MFA in Photographic Arts and has been working full time as an artist since 2010. Shortly after receiving his MFA from the Brooks Institute, Sol Hill began an AWoL mentorship with Nathan Vonk, who is now the owner of Sullivan Goss Gallery, in order to hone his ability to market his art.
Since then, Sol has exhibited in Los Angeles, Chicago, Santa Fe, Texas, New York, Chile and elsewhere. A recent installation project of Sol’s, Suspicious Privacy, examined the impact of the policy of electronic surveillance within American democracy on the integrity of an individual’s identity.
His artistic practice is divided between working with contemporary digital imaging technology to create Metagraphs, a mixed media hybrid blending the use of artifacts, generated by digital photographic technology's recording of energies other than light, with the aesthetic valuation of painting and by using art as a form of social activism through the creation of hard hitting social justice art installations with strong presence.
Henry Rosas is Vice President of the Board of Directors of AWoL. Rosas has had 20 years of experience in advertising technology and digital marketing and has been engaged in social media for the last seven years.
Following his work with New Brand Analytics as the Director of Sales and a Client Advisor, he was able to establish his own social media and digital marketing company, Common Thread Digital, based in Santa Barbara.
The UC Santa Barbara alumni has also been on the board for Just Communities, as well as serving on committees for Children Abuse Listening Mediation (CALM), Doctors Without Walls, and Santa Barbara Street Medicine.
Born in Santa Monica, California, Andi Schoenbaum is an emerging artist whose work interchangeably alludes to passionate upheaval and joyous compromise. Largely self-taught, her talent as a painter was recognized as a child. Throughout an academic career driven by business, she managed to study under many Los Angeles artists including Victor Hugo Zayas. At 35, she turned down an acceptance to Otis College of Art and Design.
As an accountant and bookkeeper, she earned such clients as celebrated muralist Judith Baca. Her work at a Santa Monica gallery as a fine art printer gave her intimate exposure to Los Angeles icons such as Llyn Foulkes. Dring her time at the gallery, she received training in digital fine art printing from Mac Holbert of Nash Editions. Andi's lifetime inspiration comes from Stephen V. Correia, founder of Correia Art Glass, and a friend of her father.
Andi's work is held in the collection of the Chinatown Heritage and Visitors Center in Los Angeles, as well as in private collections throughout California and Washington State. She is working on portrait commissions, murals and preparing a body of work for exhibition. She resides in Oxnard, California.
Originally from the Chicago-land area, Juliana Farley is the Secretary of the Board of Directors of AWoL as well as a local emerging dance artist.
She received undergrad degrees in Dance and Anthropology from Northwestern University. She then went on to work professionally with many Chicago-based companies and artists, most notably Same Planet Different World Dance Theater, Molly Shanahan/Mad Shak and choreography by Jeff Hancock and Julia Rhoads. She has also appeared in several dance films by Monica Thomas/montom arts. Here in Santa Barbara, Juli dances with Selah Dance Collective and Nebula Dance Lab, while also cultivating her own improvisational work.
In 2018, Juli completed her MBA from Pepperdine University. When not dancing, she works at Patagonia as a logistics and events planner and has previously served the company in an organizational development role as well.
Header Image: From L to R - AWoL Mentor and Fiscally Sponsored Artist Lisa Kaftori, AWoL Founder Julie McLeod, AWoL Emerging Artist Shauna Murphy (mentored by John Ogilvie), and Beate Ackroyd