The Capitol Indie Collective Turns One

While most fledgling organizations are barely crawling along as they reach their first year mark, not so for the Capitol Indie Collective. See below for their one year party information followed by a synopsis of their accomplishments over the past year.

On July 11, 2012 Christina Marie and the CIC invite you to celebrate their service to the independent artistic community in the greater Sacramento area, and to unite with them in making an even bigger dent in the upcoming year. This fundraiser/celebration will continue to fund more educational programs and launch the Indiewood Bus! The Capitol Indie Collective Birthday Bash will be held at Creative Vera Studio (12th & S in Sacramento) this coming Wednesday July 11th, 2012 from 6:00 pm-9:00 pm. Following the Andy Warhol theme, there will be a contest for the best dressed Warhol-esque outfit.

An evening of wine, beer and other refreshments awaits you as well as music from local artists Clemon Charles and OPUS and DJ Ted Hicks a.k.a. DJ Assimilate.  Local sculptor Thomas Ramey will present a metal sculpture exhibition for our “Sculpture Garden”, Sterling Running Stream Philips will do a performance art piece, and  Annette Humphries (painting bikini models) will add to the interactive art exhibits. Photographers Phil Kampbel and Smiley Photography will be capturing images of the event.

Several items will be auctioned off including an ORIGINAL piece of Steve Hamm Artwork made just for this event, Hot Italian package, several large photography pieces of botanical prints and icons from Folsom, an Atlantis Casino Package, and more.

Tickets to this incredible event are available at Brown Paper Tickets and are only $50 to support an incredible organization that supports you! Visit the Facebook event page or the CIC website at

Started in mid 2011, The Capitol Indie Collective was formed “to provide education and a platform for independent artists to be inspired, practice their art form, and deliver compelling works of art making impact with personal meaning and social relevance from several different disciplines, backgrounds, and demographics in a stimulating and nurturing environment.”

In just one short year, The CIC has managed to make an incredible impact in the area in a number of ways. In August of last year, they kicked things off fashionably by creating the SF&MF Presents: The Sacramento Bee Fashion Challenge, aptly named “Newspaper Couture” in which Sacramento fashion designers made dresses out of newspapers, specifically, The Sacramento Bee.  This year the Capitol Indie Collective continues the Fashion Challenge in August with their Strategic Partners SF&MF: SUMMERFEST.

The CCD Expo (Content Creation and Distribution) was sponsored by the CIC in September. The Expo, held north of Sacramento, in Loomis, CA, attracted crowds of locals as well as travelers to witness the celebration of new distribution channels for film, music, and other art forms. CIC’s Executive Director, Christina Marie served on a digital Media Panel on Indie Film Finance educating attendees on grant funding for more than just documentaries.

Just one month later Christina Marie was nominated Transformational Leader of the Year in the area of Indie Film by T2 communications for her work in developing Indiewood: a destination for the creative class to live, work, play, and learn. Her dedication and work ethic three months in a row were showing Sacramento that the Capitol Indie Collective is not only a force to be reckoned with, but one to join forces with to instigate positive change for artists in Northern California.

The Media Mentoring program began in January and has successfully held 6 events so far. Starting with a bang, the CIC sponsored the screening of Jennifer S. Newsom’s “Miss Representation” and panel discussion on Media Literacy at the Crest Theatre in downtown Sacramento. . The Capitol Indie Collective teamed up with the CA Legislative Caucus to bring this fine documentary and its filmmaker to Sacramento to enlighten the populace about the objectification of women in media. Media Mentoring has continued to meet monthly and has covered topics from Silent Movies’ influence on modern filmmakers with Cliff Weimer of In The Balcony to Public Relations with Veronica Delgado of Vera Icon PR and Surviving Hollywood with Elisa Marie Hodge and Elisha Choice.

The CIC is also making its presence known with involvement in local festivals and events including the El Dorado “I (heart) Film” Mixer 2012 and the Sacramento Film and Music Festival, as well as a featured business at the upcoming LAUNCH 2012 by creating an event pairing Silent Movies with local Indie Bands for an evening of Multimedia fusion at Bows and Arrows, a local vintage clothing store and cafe.

The CIC is hoping to foster more cross-promotion and collaboration in Sacramento.  For more information, please contact Christina Marie through the website or Facebook.


Michele Jennae: Editor-in-Chief and contributor, The Indie Times;
Host of The Michele Jennae Show on and blogstress at

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