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Tacoma Action Figure: Naomi Strom-Avila, Cultural Arts Specialist

CITY OF DESTINY LIVING FEMINIST SERIES
posted Nov 29, 2011
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Behold! The first edition of our new LIVING FEMINIST SERIES of Tacoma Action Figures an idea formulated as a rebuttal to this more pessimistic DEAD FEMINIST SERIES by some persons I don't wish to talk about at this juncture. Today we focus our martian tripod eye on Naomi Strom-Avila--The greatest Community and Economic Development Arts Commission Cultural Arts Specialist System Administrator the WORLD HAS EVER SEEN!  Imagine my DAYOFRAGE after receiving this forwarded email message of distress (SWEDED): 

Hello fellow [Freedom Fighters],
Budget woes could result in cuts at the Tacoma arts administration. I know many of you have dealt with Naomi Strom-Avila. She guides us artists through [a nightmare] maze of information[, booby traps] and paperwork. Naomi shows up at arts events and answers phone or e-mail queries lighting fast. She checks our applications for completeness and kindly lets us know what’s missing. If you feel like I do and you cannot not see the arts administration functioning the way it has without Naomi, please take a minute and e-mail to the city council (e-mails below). It is important you act now. You can also attend the open study session: December 6th, at noon in room 16 at city hall. At this session you can give comments as well (usually, that is not possible). 
Let’s make sure together we don’t lose Naomi!!
Please encourage your Tacoma artist friends to do the same.
Thank you
C./
 
City Council Roster:
Marilyn.Strickland@cityoftacoma.org
Lauren.Walker@cityoftacoma.org
Joe.Lonergan@cityoftacoma.org
Victoria.Woodards@cityoftacoma.org
David.Boe@cityoftacoma.org
Ryan.Mello@cityoftacoma.org
Jake.Fey@cityoftacoma.org
Spiro.Manthou@cityoftacoma.org
Marty.Campbell@cityoftacoma.org

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RR Commentary: Let it be known; without Naomi, there simply would not have been a 100 TACOMICS VOLUME 001 BOOK! Yes. Technically this book should never have been funded being of a political cartoon funnybook, but Naomi helped make it happen. In a way, I owe all my Hyper-local celebrity fame to her and the Arts Commission. She controls the big red switch on the Tacoma Art Listserv QUANTUM FOAM pipeline which I at no time whatsoever did provoke activation of emergency moderator mode and consequently had no hand in the creation of this sleepy Tacoma Art Community facebook group.  Naomi makes Art At Work month (and studio tour visits to HFW) possible!  Naomi saves lives!  I know in no uncertain terms she saved my life at least 6 times in the last 3 months!  We the creative class in Tacoma OWE HER EVERYTHING!  Don't let the buttplug budget slashers give her the boot!  I would much rather see the city fire that over-paid banana of a police chief than Naomi.  CALL TO ACTION: Email the city council people a copy of this cartoon or something.  Do it now.

by fredo on 11/29/2011 @ 5:12am
  Why is it that cream can rise to the top of a bottle of milk without the assistance of a government administrator?

The removal of Ms.Strom-Avila is the price our society must pay for electing incompetent council members. The day we elected Jake Fey, Lauren Walker, Spiro Manthou, Mike Lonergan, Marilyn Strickland, and to  a lesser extent other council members, is the day her fate was sealed 

As they say on the TeeVee show Survivor, "Naomi, the tribe has spoken"  

by captiveyak on 11/29/2011 @ 7:21am
Naomi is great.

by The Jinxmedic on 11/29/2011 @ 8:03am
This action figure has no evidence of jointed limbs. That would make her kind of an "in-action" figure, I suppose.
 
 

by NineInchNachos on 11/29/2011 @ 8:06am
re: jointed limbs
Dang, Knew I was forgetting something!

by Mofo from the Hood on 11/29/2011 @ 8:25am
The new "Living Feminist Series" is like an "other sex" inspirational alternative to 1971's "The Living Bible."

A must read for present and future City of Tacoma malfunctionaries!---editor, MNN

by NineInchNachos on 11/29/2011 @ 8:28am
Rally to save Naomi !

by fredo on 11/29/2011 @ 8:39am
I know how to save her job! Revenue enhancement!

Combination of taxes and fees. Charge the fat cat 1% of the citizens of Tacoma who call themselves 'artists' a hefty user fee. Add to that a special tax on every conflicted woman with a stupid sounding hyphenated name.

That should provide more than enough revenue.

by NineInchNachos on 11/29/2011 @ 8:54am
Its hard to believe that Comrade Fredo had to look for female companionship in a mail-order catalog.  Such charms! 

by fredo on 11/29/2011 @ 9:20am


LOL, my wife is neither a mail order bride nor a public sector bureaucrat trying to advance the careers of some people who like to call themselves artists.Hey I went to the fair when I was a little boy and made some spin art. I guess I ought to dust those creations off and sell them to the city of Tacoma. I wanna be an artist too!

by NineInchNachos on 11/29/2011 @ 9:29am
the city does not want to buy your shitty spin art.  the city wants to help you be a better spin artist... to help you foster a community of spin artists.. to help you make tacoma the spin art capitol of america!  So other spin artists will move here, spend money and pay taxes.   
so get dusting sir.  a new future awaits you.  
www.tacomaculture.org/arts/funding.asp

By the way..  some of the paper work can be confusing especially for right brained persons.  IF you need help, I know a lady who can help. 


by captiveyak on 11/29/2011 @ 9:48am
ugh. the commentary on this feed is so cocooned. i'd much rather go to meetings with these people and learn what's actually going on instead of self-satisfiedly sitting back calling the whole thing BS. 
it's just sad in here.

by fredo on 11/29/2011 @ 9:49am


You've gone into great detail to tell us how good she can assemble applications, copy stuff, staple stuff and all that. What does that have to do with art? Has she ever discovered a struggling artist who is now of world renown? Or does she just engage in a lot of artist babble so that pretend artists won't have to endure the crushing and uncaring attitudes of the unwashed masses? Wouldn't want tell any artist that they should find a daytime job.

by captiveyak on 11/29/2011 @ 9:58am
Seriously, Naomi is more than a paper pusher. And artists here are not money-grubbers. Every last one i've met is a successful entrepreneur, volunteering countless hours to promote the city's arts, galleries, festivals etc. If you want examples of losers, you can find them. But go talk to Shunpike. Talk to the Broadway Center. The city is moving forward, and arts is leading the way without being a drain on city resources. We spend way more on useless tax deals with businesses downtown, and get far less mileage for the investment. 

by AnagramPress on 11/29/2011 @ 9:59am
RR, you are awesome. If you were deceased, we'd make a Dead Feminist tribute to you. Thankfully, however, you are alive and kicking. And so is Naomi.

Love,
Another conflicted female who calls herself an artist

by fredo on 11/29/2011 @ 10:44am
If every local artist is a "successful entrepreneur, volunteering countless hours to promote the city's arts, galleries, festivals, etc...." then what do we need a government paid art administrator for?

Doubt if Tacoma was without art before naomi arrived on the scene and I doubt if art will depart if Naomi is gone.Remember in the Grinch who stole Christmas, no matter what the grinch took away the Christmas Holiday came anyway? The same with the art administrator job. If it's eliminated from the budget we'll still have art.   

by Droid16 on 11/29/2011 @ 10:53am
"We are not creatures of circumstance; we are creators of circumstance." -- Benjamin Disraeli About Benjamin.

Laissez-faire is not a good approach to cultivating a vibrant community. 



by NineInchNachos on 11/29/2011 @ 11:13am
thanks for your tacomic love Exit 133!  
www.exit133.com/6439/budget-workshop





by KevinFreitas on 11/29/2011 @ 11:31am
@captiveyak -- Don't think everyone's sitting back and calling anything BS at all. RR's comic is calling out the fact that having someone like Naomi around is great to help guide local artists through red tape and get them closer to being more productive and profitable. @fredo has his perspective but he's also a contrarian and likes to push people's buttons. Plus, not everyone has the time in their life to go to every meeting or comb through everything about our City but that's why people like you and everyone here can help piece things together on their own time and including their perspectives.

Thanks for a great Tacomic RR, and here's to hoping art in Tacoma is still supported as it should instead of, like @captiveyak points out, some of the breaks big businesses are given in this town. Support local artists and small business!

by ixia on 11/29/2011 @ 11:57am
It takes a mean-spirited little mind to insult people based on their name and job

by NineInchNachos on 11/29/2011 @ 12:08pm
Everyone please think of your google legacy!  Unlike the TNT, these comment threads are eternal... always and forever. 

by Erik on 11/29/2011 @ 1:09pm
Memories of the list serve 2007 Tacomic:



comics.feedtacoma.com/tacomic/5-29-07-ta...

by Maria on 11/29/2011 @ 1:56pm
Thanks for the heads up, RR. Here's my letter I sent:

Dear Mayor Strickland and City Council Members:

Thank you for all the hard work and creativity you put into leadership of the City of Tacoma. In difficult economic times, progress requires both faith and resourceful thinking.

I've read that there are possible cuts to the Tacoma Arts Commission, and potentially, the loss or cutback of the city arts administrator.

If this is true, I'd like to speak up and recommend that we do as much as possible to save the funding of this organization and position.

I've never met Naomi, but her fingerprints are all over the city. I see (and appreciate) her labors in cultivating lasting works of beauty and in amazing events and experiences that shape our community. She is a curator and incubator of goodness. From poetry readings to financial planning for artists to multicultural celebrations to classes for children...our city is blessed with a range of soul-enhancing, spirit-lifting, civic-promoting creativity. Much of this is not created by the Tacoma Arts Commission, but is directly facilitated by the arts administrator position and this valuable public entity.

In your budget discussions, please keep in mind that the promotion of the arts, the flourishing of beauty, the cultivation of life--these things are without price, but do have an economic value. They draw me--and my friends and family--into the core of the city, again and again. The artistic climate impacts my decisions. Where I eat food. Where I attend concerts and shows. Where I shop.

Yes, arts will survive even if the budget is cut to zero. Culture expression cannot be quashed--in unfair imprisonments, in repressive regimes, even in economic downturns--people will make art. But gains we have invested in can fall backwards. A culture of creativity so carefully nourished can wither down to almost nothing. Tacoma has benefited from having arts advocacy. The city has been enhanced by intentional cultural incubation.

Along with the figures and spreadsheets, I ask, please keep the soul of the city as a priority. I was just reading in my Bible this morning, "Where there is no vision, the people perish." So I respectfully ask, please continue funding vision-making initiatives. Please maintain funding for the faith-building, community strengthening role that the arts and vibrant cultural experiences stand for in Tacoma.

We need music, arts, culture to help shape our vision. These processes tell us who we are, and why we live. In the hard times, they help us maintain hope. Just look to the history of the church for how important music, art, literature, poetry, dance have been, in sustaining, in enhancing communities of faith through thousands of years. There is no place in this nation more permeated on a weekly basis with acts of worship and song, with works of art in architecture and interior design, with words spoken in grace and poetry.

But excellence in arts belongs not just inside churches or museums or concert halls. The cultural arts bear witness to meaning and significance, reminding us there are eternal, beautiful realities which sometimes--especially in difficult times--can be hard to discern. We need this now more than ever.

Thank you for reading my letter. I am a big fan of Tacoma, and am so proud of how much progress we've made over the years. I know we all stand together in believing there's value in cultivating the treasure of this beautiful, unique place we call home.

by NineInchNachos on 11/29/2011 @ 2:06pm
Thanks for sharing!  I'm adding a gold star after your name ---->  Maria ☆

by fredo on 11/29/2011 @ 2:38pm
"It takes a mean-spirited little mind to insult people based on their name and job" ixia
 
That's good stuff: If you think somebody was insulted then post your own insult.
 
Who was insulted? I guess I missed it. 

by NineInchNachos on 11/29/2011 @ 3:01pm
you're an embarrassment to old farts everywhere sir!  However, your children are awesome so  you can't be that horrible.  That's why I can only assume you act like an imbecile to get your jollies.  Disgraceful behavior I condemn in the strictest legal sense at all times without question!  

by fredo on 11/29/2011 @ 3:08pm
I prefer it if tax money isn't spent on "art," sorry if that earns your condemnation.
 
Actually my postings are an art form. They would be considered performance art in the truest sense of the word. I provide this art freely and don't need anybody at city hall to pontificate over it's insignificance. If people prefer to ignore my art or attempt to marginalize my art in any way that is their choice. I'm not going to ask the taxpayers to give me handout just because I think my art is glorious. 

by NineInchNachos on 11/29/2011 @ 3:24pm
okay grandpa.  time for your pills....   here we go.  off to nap land.

by fredo on 11/29/2011 @ 4:33pm
Thanks for the advice, I had a great nap, and I dreamed of a solution to Naomi's employment problem!
 
Each person who has been touched by her professionalism ( artists and non-artists alike) could donate $1000 to the city of Tacoma and note that the money is to go for this program. This donation would speak more passionately than any letter about your feelings.

What do you say, would you give it a try? Is she worth it...or not?

by NineInchNachos on 11/29/2011 @ 8:01pm
meanwhile in Juneau...  cartoonists getting help from city to publish books.  juneauempire.com/art/2011-11-24/cartooni...
this is a healthy normal activity! 

by fredo on 11/29/2011 @ 8:35pm
City of Juneau=$15,000,000 budget surplus
City of Tacoma=$31,000,000 budget deficit

by fredo on 11/29/2011 @ 8:35pm
City of Juneau=$15,000,000 budget surplus
City of Tacoma=$31,000,000 budget deficit

by KevinFreitas on 11/30/2011 @ 7:23am
Here's an event going on tonight that might be of interest to local artists wanting business advice/help: www.feedtacoma.com/events/event.php?e=51...

by NineInchNachos on 11/30/2011 @ 12:43pm
Art will save us all www.tacomadailyindex.com/portals-code/li...
Austerity is a lie!

by fredo on 11/30/2011 @ 12:52pm
I've been creating written word art for quite some time now.

When will I be getting my check from the city?

It's hard for me to stay focused on my art when there are so many mean spirited people complaining about my art. I wonder if van Gogh could have staying on task with so many distractors. I doubt it. 

People who wish to admire my written word art installations may do so at Kevin Frietas gallery of the written word feedtacoma.com.

by NineInchNachos on 11/30/2011 @ 12:54pm
IF ONLY NAOMI could have navigated Van Gogh through the proper paperwork, perhaps he wouldn't have turned a pistol to his temple and shed his mortal coil. 

by fredo on 11/30/2011 @ 12:59pm


Yes, and Naomi could have provided vincent with some handy color by the numbers diagrams, all properly stapled, so his art wouldn't look so squiggly.

by NineInchNachos on 11/30/2011 @ 1:01pm
just imagine... a Van Gogh anti-nuke sunflower on the dome!

by NineInchNachos on 12/1/2011 @ 11:10am
Happy December 1st – Here’s your TacomaArt Listserv Quarterly Reminder
(this really is just a quarterly reminder…I’m not sending this in response to anyone’s post)

This reminder is sent to all subscribers four times a year. It contains information about the purpose of the listserv, how to post to the listserv, and how to subscribe/unsubscribe. If you have any questions about the listserv or are having problems posting, please direct questions to Naomi at nstrom-avila@cityoftacoma.org.

The purpose of the Listserv is to:
1.Post information about arts related events, exhibits, and happenings
2.Post opportunities related to the arts and/or opportunities beneficial to artists (i.e. calls to artists, art supply sales, appropriate artist studio space, etc..)
3. Ask questions/request information directly related to the arts. Please note: responses must come directly back to you this is not meant to open up discussion. If others are interested in replies, the person requesting information can ‘digest the answers’ and share them with the group.

It is NOT the purpose of this Listserv to:
1.Discuss or critique postings with the entire listserv
2. Establish an open dialogue of topics (there are several blogs in town that serve this purpose successfully)
3.Post your artwork/photographs

Misuse of the Listserv:
Subscribers who misuse the listserv may be removed temporarily or blocked permanently at the discretion of the list manager.
Misuse may take many forms including but is not limited to:
1. posting off-topic messages
2. using abusive language
3. violating city, state, county or federal law
4. use of system to support or oppose a political candidacy or ballot initiative

This listserv is maintained by the City of Tacoma. It is not moderated however. Consistent with these policies, the City of Tacoma maintains the right to suspend or remove offenders who misuse the listserv or discontinue listserv service all together.

The City of Tacoma is not responsible for content sent over the listserv. Information provided by the City of Tacoma , including your email address, is subject to disclosure under the Public Records Act, Chapter 42.56 of the Revised Code of Washington.

Posting Messages:
To post a message, send it to TacomaArt@cityoftacoma.org. It will automatically be sent to everyone on the list.
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by fredo on 12/1/2011 @ 11:54am


thanks nachos.I've subscribed to the service so that my written word art may be more widely distributed to the art hungry masses. If things go according to plan, I may soon be getting some of the public acclaim and underwriting that goes with it. Thanks for helping me with my art. I guess you could say we are brothers in the art community now. I like that!

by Erik on 12/1/2011 @ 4:51pm
Just received from Naomi!:
_______________


Happy December
1st – Here’s your TacomaArt Listserv Quarterly
Reminder

(this
really is just a quarterly reminder…I’m not sending this in response to anyone’s
post)

 This reminder is sent to all subscribers four times a year.
It contains information about the purpose of the listserv, how to post to the
listserv, and how to subscribe/unsubscribe. If you have any questions about the
listserv or are having problems posting, please direct questions to Naomi at nstrom-avila@cityoftacoma.org.
 
The purpose of the Listserv is to:    
1.Post
information about arts related events, exhibits, and happenings 
2.Post
opportunities related to the arts and/or opportunities beneficial to artists
(i.e. calls to artists, art supply sales, appropriate artist studio space,
etc..)
3. Ask questions/request information directly related to the arts.
Please note: responses must come directly back to you this is not meant to open
up discussion.  If others are interested in replies, the person requesting
information can ‘digest the answers’ and share them with the group.

 It is NOT the purpose of this Listserv
to:
1.Discuss or critique postings with the entire listserv
2.
Establish an open dialogue of topics (there are several blogs in town that serve
this purpose successfully)
3.Post your artwork/photographs    

 Misuse of the Listserv:Subscribers who misuse the
listserv may be removed temporarily or blocked permanently at the discretion of
the list manager.  
Misuse may take many forms including but is not limited
to:
1. posting off-topic messages
2. using abusive language
3.
violating city, state, county or federal law
4. use of system to support or
oppose a political candidacy or ballot initiative
 This listserv is maintained by the City of Tacoma. It is not
moderated however. Consistent with these policies, the City of Tacoma maintains
the right to suspend or remove offenders who misuse the listserv or discontinue
listserv service all together. 
 The City of Tacoma is not responsible for content sent over
the listserv. Information provided by the City of Tacoma , including your email
address, is subject to disclosure under the Public Records Act, Chapter 42.56 of
the Revised Code of Washington.
 Posting Messages:To post a message, send it to TacomaArt@cityoftacoma.org. It will
automatically be sent to everyone on the list.
Attachments must be no larger than 500KB. Due to the
automated nature of this listserv, any attachments larger than this will not be
posted and may result in blocking the entire message.
 Please note: the listserv software blocks emails which it
considers spam – this includes emails which contain multiple addresses in the
To:, CC:, and BCC: lines. The software also blocks emails in which the TacomaArt
email address is placed in the BCC: line. To ensure your post goes through,
please put Tacomaart@cityoftacoma.org in the
To: line of the email and do not include any other email addresses.
 Where possible please include web address links to share
posted information.
 Subscribing and Unsubscribing:To subscribe or
unsubscribe from the Listserv, send an email to tacomaart-request@cityoftacoma.org
with either 'subscribe' or 'unsubscribe' in the subject line.  Do not include
any other text or automatic signature in the subject line or body of the
message.

This
is an automated system.  You must follow these directions exactly or your
subscription will not work. Once you are subscribed you will receive an
automated confirmation. Please note: by subscribing to this listserv, your
e-mail address is considered public information and can be shared, upon request,
under the Public Disclosure Act. 
Naomi
Strom-Avila
Cultural Arts
Specialist
City of
Tacoma
747 Market
Street, Room 900
Tacoma, WA
98402
(253)591-5191
 



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by NineInchNachos on 12/1/2011 @ 4:59pm
yep!

by NineInchNachos on 12/6/2011 @ 3:51pm
update...

if you get a chance, check out pages 42-43, items #10 and #11 related to arts funding . . .
cityoftacoma.org/Page.aspx?hid=17520

(click on "Budget Summary of Reductions")

10. Reduce Art Program:
Reduction from full-time to part-time Art Program Development Specialist will limit
the activities of the City’s Art Program. A portion of administrative costs (0.2 FTE)
will be allocated to the Municipal Art Fund and hours will be reduced by .3 FTE,
with a total of 0.5 FTE savings to the General Fund, reducing the position to part
time (0.7 FTE). This reduces support to the Tacoma Arts Commission, with limited
or no ability to maintain communications and marketing efforts, i.e. Facebook
posts, listserv management, arts blog, etc.

11. Reduce Art Program:
Elimination of the part-time Art Program Occupational Intern will limit the activities
of the City’s Art Program. This eliminates internship opportunities for students
seeking job experience.

18. Art Program:
Postpone the conservation of the Totem Pole in Fireman's Park. Other routine art maintenance would also be delayed. Train interns or city crews to conduct a portion of the maintenance activities. Reduce number of months of operation for Water Forest. Eliminate or significantly reduce Art at Work Month expenditures such as printing costs.

by fredo on 12/6/2011 @ 3:57pm
Maybe if we hadn't wasted all that money on the Reconciliation Park boondoggle we wouldn't have had to cut back the arts programs so severely.  For what it's worth, most of the tasks you listed could be handled by volunteers.

by NineInchNachos on 3/9/2012 @ 10:17am
Dear members of Tacoma’s arts and culture community,

The Chair of the Tacoma Arts Commission, Robin Echtle, has requested that we inform you of an upcoming discussion regarding policy that will affect the arts in Tacoma.

At the March 12th meeting of the Tacoma Arts Commission, there will be an open discussion regarding the currently known impacts to the City’s arts budget, including impacts to funding, staffing, and programs such as Art at Work Month and Spaceworks Tacoma. There will also be discussion regarding proposed revenue-generating legislation to remove a 5% ticket tax exemption for certain non-profit arts & cultural organizations. As members of the arts community, we invite you to be a part of this conversation. Council members Marty Campbell and Lauren Walker will be in attendance.

The agenda for the meeting is attached here along with the most current iteration of the proposed ordinance. We will adjust the agenda to make time for this conversation.

Meeting information:
Monday, March 12
5 – 7 pm
Tacoma Municipal Building North, 728 St. Helens, Room 16.

Naomi Strom-Avila
Cultural Arts Specialist
City of Tacoma
747 Market Street, Room 900
Tacoma, WA 98402
253.591.5191

by fredo on 3/9/2012 @ 10:48am


Art with the City of Tacoma's SOA (Stamp of Approval) must be art of the highest calibur indeed. Move over Renoir, Picasso, and Warhol.

by Erik on 3/13/2012 @ 2:31pm
Naomi speaks to Tacomans via the art list serve:
__________________
 
From: Strom-Avila, Naomi
To: TacomaArt@cityoftacoma.org
Sent: Tuesday, March 13, 2012 2:16 PM
Subject: [TacomaArt] Admissions tax and public testimony tonight

Dear members of Tacoma’s arts and culture community,

As far as we know, City Council will hear the first reading of the proposed Ordinance(#28056) to remove a 5% ticket tax exemption for certain non-profit arts & cultural organizations tonight.
Tacoma City Council will be receiving public testimony on the matter. If you are interested in presenting your point of view to Council, please come to Council Chambers at 5pm. If you plan to speak, you can sign in and you will be called to the dais when the time is right.
 
City Council Meeting:
Tonight, March 13, 2012
Begins at 5 pm
Council Chambers, 747 Market Street, 1st floor
 
Naomi Strom-AvilaCultural Arts Specialist
City of Tacoma
747 Market Street, Room 900
Tacoma, WA 98402
253.591.5191