“You are the least qualified but you have the best ideas.”
Marte Siebenhar was told this by the Board of Directors of the Bakehouse Art Complex last Fall when they hired her as their new Executive Director. The Board explained that they wanted fresh thinking and new ideas and Marte’s diverse background and creativity was just what they were looking for.
Marte (pronounced Marta) never thought she would be running this unique institution– a former bakery turned into an enormous warehouse of artists’ studios and gallery in Miami’s Wynwood Art District but her openness to try new things has led to a most interesting career. Starting out life as a classically-trained oboist from the Manhattan School of Music, her varied career has included stints at Carnegie Hall, The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the Global Language Network and the Children’s Chorus of Washington.
So it was perfectly natural for Marte to share these words of inspiration: “trust and let go.”
“I didn’t always have this belief. In fact, I was very much a logical planner. But then some of the things I thought I wanted……..turned out to be very disappointing to me.” Her belief system evolved over time to the point where she now prefers to abandon what you think and and trust your intuition. She’s calls this “deliberate success.”
Marte is the 17th person in #YouWowMe – the first-ever photography project to combine portraiture and personal words of inspiration which are passed to the next person — i.e. a “pay it forward” of inspirational photography.
To view more #YouWowMe portraits, go here.
Would you or someone you know like to be in this photography exhibit? Do you live in Southern Florida, Maine, NH, Boston, San Francisco or New York (places I try to visit regularly)?
Feel free to contact me at 305-333-6388 or EMAIL ME
Maybe you’ll be the next #YouWowMe.
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