MEET THE TEAM
Jorge Arrieta, Owner/Director
Jorge grew up surrounded by art. As artists, his parents made his childhood home their studio and inspired a future rooted in creativity. After earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts at Belmont University, Arrieta pursued design, film making, and business management opportunities while growing a family of his own. Now, as the Owner and Director of Chauvet Arts, he is dedicated to helping distinguished artists generate a sustainable income and create purposeful art. Jorge, his wife Dominique, and two children call the Tennessee countryside home -- along with a beehive, chickens, and Gloria and Jake, their two dogs.
Madeline Cramer, Operations
Madeline was born and raised in the Adirondacks while spending many summers in Tennessee. After receiving her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from Purchase College, Cramer worked in curation, development, and education at the Neuberger Museum of Art and the Hyde Historic House & Art Museum. She now resides in Nashville with her Wheaten Terrier, Murphy, and is also an active painter of large-scale abstract expressionist work. Inspired by the lively creative energy of Music City, Madeline is excited to work with fellow artists and help bring their work/influence into the community.
Amanda Paulsen, Social Media & Marketing Associate
Amanda was born and raised in Fort Worth,Texas. She received her Bachelors of Arts degree in English and a minor in Performing Arts from Belmont University. Attending Belmont University was the original reason she moved to Nashville, however, in those four years, she fell in love with the flourishing city and has lived here ever since. Amanda has worked in social media marketing, SEO blog writing, content creation, and journalism. In her free time she loves to act, write, paint, travel, and visit the nearest local coffee shop. She’s excited to join the Chauvet Arts team and help artists continue to pursue their passion while also fostering a more beautiful world with the influence of art.
Kristen McGuire, Art Consultant
Kristen was born and raised in Myrtle Beach, SC. Growing up with an artistic mother, she fell in love with drawing and painting from a young age. She attended Coastal Carolina University as an Art Studio major. She plays keyboard in a band called MCGUIRE with her two sisters. After her little sister graduated high school, they moved to Nashville and fell in love with the city and the inspiration of the creative community. In her free time, she loves drawing, painting and spending time with her friends and family. At Chauvet Arts, she feels so blessed for the opportunity to share her love of art and help serve the Nashville art community.