Dynamic Project Director, highly skilled in strategic development and management of nonprofits, with success in amplifying the impact of organizations and voices of individual artists. Proven track record of maximizing the efficiency of associations, and for cultivating benefactors, building networks, motivating, and eliciting high productivity in affiliates, employees, and vendor partners. Multi-lingual with excellent research and communication skills. School of Visual Arts fine arts graduate with a master’s degree in international business administration.
2020 - Present
PRESIDENT, NEW YORK SOCIETY OF WOMEN ARTISTS
Successfully streamlined functions and implemented restructuring within a 100-year-old nonprofit arts organization.
Awarded a proclamation from Governor Kathy Hochul in 2022 for supporting women of diversity and providing opportunities for free expression in art and earned a personal address from State Representative Robert Rodriguez for nurturing individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences.
Involved in all aspects of negotiating contracts and organizing art exhibitions in the Tri-State region. Liaison to the gallery directors, various internal committees, and membership, disseminating clear instructions, communications, consistent brand proposition including social media marketing.
Project leader responsible for overseeing creation of a centennial catalog, archives for the Smithsonian Institute collection, merit scholarship to promote visual literacy, and video series documenting histories of veteran members to be distributed for educational, marketing and recruitment purposes.
2018 - Present
ART RESTORATION SPECIALIST
Restoration of 2D & 3D artwork including specializing in daguerreotype-era photography, gilded objects and cleaning, and repair of works on paper and canvas.
Evaluation of artworks for insurance recovery.
Communication, collaboration, and problem-solving with third-party appraisers, corporate headquarters and clients.
Art history specialist.
2003 - 2016
SPECIAL EVENT COORDINATOR
Organized corporate events for New York financial and real estate corporations as well as product launches for cosmetic companies, magazines, and NYC Fifth Avenue department stores.
Executed internal and external advertising and communications on behalf of corporate clients including executive committees, board of directors and presidents.
1996 - 2003
HUMAN RESOURCE SUPERVISOR
Supervised all related outsourced personnel issues and communications for 100+ employees in the investment division of various banks.
Actively partnered with and assessed client’s training needs and developed customized training programs. Clients included: UBS Warburg, Goldman Sachs & Co., JPMorgan Chase, and Morgan Stanley.
2003 - 2010
ART INSTRUCTION & WORKSHOPS
Instructor of oil gilding & sculpture workshop for adults and children,
Newark Museum, Newark, New Jersey.
Painting and mural instructor,
Children’s Aid Society, Frederick Douglass Center, PS 152, New York City.
Natalie Giugni is a fine artist who creates in her studio in Jersey City, NJ. Born in Venezuela, she has traveled extensively, and has drawn inspiration for her work from her experiences in Italy, South America, and Japan. In 2020, Natalie was elected President of the New York Society of Women Artists, a not-for-profit organization which was founded in 1925. Giugni is a graduate of Manhattan's School of Visual Arts where she attended on a full scholarship and has earned a master’s degree in international business administration from Saint Peter’s University, NJ. This in-depth experience in fine art, combined with her business administration background, has enhanced her success in not-for-profit programming and management.
The School of Visual Arts, New York City, BFA
Recipient of full scholarship.
St. Peter’s University, Jersey City, New Jersey, MBA – International Business Administration,
4.0 GPA upon graduation.
English, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese