A native Chicagoan, Sharyl Holtzman relocated to Los Angeles in 2005. She has, for more than 20 years, created events and promotional strategy and audience building for non-profit and the arts, and 10 years corprate at Paramount/VIACOM. Sharyl has a soft spot for efforts for uninsured musicians and creatives; a passion for wellness and weight management, having personally conquered obesity.
Sharyl's first production was at 8 years old, a carnival fundraiser for a critically ill schoolmate. She has successfully transformed ideas into enduring entities, with precision focus and intrinsic ability to tell a story. Created memorable branding and mission statements, has an impeccable fundraising record and budget targets through events and communications. Two non-profits she has worked for are in 25 years of service and many have on-going signature events.
Sharyl volunteers regularly for the arts, homeless, disadvantaged youth, AIDS + LGBTQ rights, dog rescue and wellness. And once she gets to know you will probably cook you dinner.
Sharyl has this innate ability to tell a story, to capture who you are and what you are trying to do, with both tremendous spirit and consummate professionalism.
Margaret Saadi Kramer - Teragram Music & Jail Guitar Doors
You amaze me! Such a daunting task and you and yours did it! Thank you from the bottom of my heart for getting and fete-ing Beyond Baroque in perfect style with depth.
Liz Camiford, Penguin Random House
I called Sharyl and she was doing production, lining up risers, ordering food, scheduling interviews...all these things. She should be headlining this show!
Bun E. Carlos, Cheap Trick
Photo: Tony Leung
Beyond Baroque is L.A.’s storied literary arts space, with a 52-year history of nurturing some of the city and country’s best known poets, writers, artists, musicians, and performers. Founded in 1968 in a Venice storefront by George Drury Smith, Beyond Baroque immediately became home to the Beats where Allen Ginsberg and more were regulars. Some of the artists drew crucial early support from our programming and weekly poetry nights, including poet Wanda Coleman, novelist Dennis Cooper, the band X, actor Viggo Mortenson, artist Mike Kelley, the surrealist Will Alexander, and the country’s youngest Inaugural poet Amanda Gorman. Beyond Baroque celebrated it's 50th birthday milestone with a gala celebrating it's vast history with appearances by Mortenson, John Doe & Exene Cervenka, The Doors' John Densmore, poet Kamau Daood, founder of the World Stage Theater and many more.
Beyond Barqoue 50th Anniversary
Photos: Dietmar Kohl
EVENTS & CONFERENCES
Photo by Todd V. Wolfson
PROJECTS + CAMPAIGNS
Sharyl's professionalism and grace
-Susan Hayden, Producer & Founder, Library Girl