Community Service

Culture and the arts have been lifelong areas of interest and participation for Mr. Gelles, including:

  • Board service, Board advisory services and other support for a variety of arts and other non-profit organizations;

  • Assistance to artists and creative professionals and advice regarding structuring of operations, resolution of disputes and contract negotiations;

  • Underwriting and sponsorship of art exhibits, performing arts activities and publications (for organizations including REDCAT, UCLA Live, LAXART, Santa Monica Museum of Art, Xtra Magazine and others);

  • Commissioning and underwriting of contemporary music works (such as for the L.A. Philharmonic, Ojai Music Festival, and other groups);

  • Contributions, exhibiting and lending of art works from Mr. Gelles’
    and his wife’s private contemporary art collection for various