22 Jan 2011, Posted by admin

About Praccis

Praccis brings a wealth of experience across the fields of art, design, media and marketing. Through active collaboration we align the right resources with the right creative direction.

Our Team:

Cletus Dalgslish-Schommer

Chief Creative Director

Cletus brings an interdisciplinary approach to translating challenges into opportunities and developing creative solutions. Before launching the branding consultancy, HotWaterGroup, in Los Angeles, Cletus worked with Ogilvy & Mather Interactive, and managed business development and national marketing programs for American Express in New York. Cletus also teaches at Otis College of Art and Design.

Erik Qvale

Public Art Director

Erik Qvale has worked with numerous government agencies, arts organizations, and private developers to provide project management in the fields of cultural planning, public art, and urban design. He served as Public Arts Officer for the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority Metro Art Program, where he oversaw projects for the enhancement of transportation through the arts, including the management and completion of the Metro Orange Line. As Project Manager for the Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Department, he administered percent for art requirements and credits for the Public Works Improvement Project and Arts Development Fee Programs.

Tucker Neel

Curator, Project Manager

Tucker Neel brings extensive art, writing, curatorial and project management experience to Praccis.

As Fine Arts Coordinator for the 2007 Live Earth concerts he curated and organized fine artists from around the globe, including Vik Muniz, Scott Grieger, Katie Holten and Peter Blake, to create unique posters to raise money for Al Gore’s Alliance For Climate Protection, a non-profit dedicated to fighting the causes of global warming. At the same time he collaborated with THE_GROOP, an award-winning online branding company in Los Angeles and project managed an international selection of graphic designers and artists to create dynamic venue-specific identities, t-shirts, posters, and stage sets for each of the seven Live Earth concerts.

As curatorial assistant to Joanne Stuhr Curatorial Services in Tucson, AZ he managed and archived multi-million dollar private collections of contemporary, modern, and Pre-Columbian art.

He currently manages and edits the collected works of Marcia Tucker, founder of The New Museum in New York City, compiling and archiving these writings for future publication.

Additionally, he is Vice President and co-editor for GYST-Ink, an arts services company providing software, classes and support to artists to help them develop their professional practice and build business skills.

As an artist he has shown in venues across the US and has been reviewed in The L.A. Times, The Nashville Scene, ArtWeek, The Tennessean, The LA City Beat, and You can see his complete projects at

He regularly publishes his writings about art in the L.A. Alternative Newspaper and Artillery Magazine in Los Angeles and Art Lies in Huston. You can read his published writings at

He founded (323) Projects in 2010. (323) Projects exists to provide a dispersed, peripatetic, and constantly accessible venue for artists of all kinds who seek to explore issues important to their respective practices. The artists involved with (323) Projects provide, create, or perform works that can be appreciated in bits and pieces, and at more than one time, in both public and private spaces, by an unseen, yet omnipresent, local and international audience. You can access (323) Projects by dialing (323) 843-4652 or (323) TIE-IN-LA. For more information visit

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