Tell us more about what Black Sheep Art Culture is, and how it propelled you to opening your own art gallery.
It's consulting, curating, and even helping some negotiate. I'm not an attorney, but I have people that can look over contracts for them to help them get the best deal. Black Sheep Art Culture is me going into these spaces and asking: "Do you have any women artists, do you have any artists of color? LGBTQIA artists? I have an artist here who has an amazing portfolio of work."
After doing this for four years, I got fed up with being called to curate events only during Black History Month or because of the murders of innocent black men and women. These artists and these causes weren't being supported year-round. And the art was always censored. It almost had to be in our pain and trauma vs. our joy and everyday life. I knew in order for me to really fully capture these artists in their full capacity I would have to open my own space.