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We specialize in project management, professional development, and grant writing services for artists and organizations. We have a mission to empower artists and support artistic endeavors in communities across the world.

We are based in Sacramento, California. 

Our Team


Justina Martino, Director

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Justina Martino holds BAs in Art History and Studio Art from Rhode Island College and an MA in Art History from the University of California, Davis. She has 10+ years of experience in the arts, including art project management, arts administration, grant writing, fundraising, community outreach,

and education.


Through Art Tonic, she has worked with international, national, and local artists and organizations including London-based social practice artist, Joshua Sofaer, Rhode Island-based painter, Richard Whitten, the Sacramento Alliance for Regional Arts, and the City of Sacramento’s Office of Arts and Culture. With Justina’s support, her clients have completed successful public art projects and have won prestigious grants from funders including the California Arts Council and the Pollock Krasner Foundation.


Justina is also a practicing artist who explores her personal history and mental health journey through painting, drawing, ceramics, writing, and community art projects.


Aida Lizalde, Artist Instructor

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Aida Lizalde is a Mexican artist and educator whose practice is deeply rooted in their cultural background, immigration experience, and upbringing in a multi-faceted agricultural family project that included raising goats, honeybees, and harvesting pecans. Lizalde has their BA in Studio Art from the University of California, Davis and their MFA in Sculpture + Extended Media from Virginia Commonwealth University.


Lizalde has received numerous awards including the Dedalus 2023 Master of Fine Arts Fellowship in Painting & Sculpture, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Fellowship, and the Vermont Studio Center Fellowship.


They have exhibited at venues including Bass & Reiner, Koik Contemporary, Dairy Arts Center, Fosdick-Nelson Gallery, Axis Gallery, Southern Exposure, CCA Hubbell Street Galleries, Chandra Cerrito Contemporary, Holland Project and the Torrance Art Museum.


They have held various fellowships and residencies including the Vermont Studio Center, MASSMoCA, Casa Lu and A-Z West.


Julie (Bernadeth) Crumb, Project Coordinator

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Julie (Bernadeth) Crumb is an interdisciplinary artist anchored in intuitive joy, preserving cultural
memory, and religious decolonization. With a comprehensive background spanning fine art, public art fabrication, and curatorship, Bernadeth employs vulnerability and a vision for a sustainable future as catalysts for constructive dialogue. Raised in a multi-generational household in the coastal town of Pagadian City, Philippines, her upbringing cultivated a
philosophy of reciprocal collectivism. A practice she aptly terms "love work."

She graduated with a BA in Studio Art from California State University of Sacramento in 2023, where she served as a Preparator and Archive Assistant for the University Galleries. Previously, she contributed her expertise as an Education Associate at Verge Center for the Arts.

Bernadeth is the recipient of an Individual Artist Fellowship through Youth Speaks and The California Arts Council for 2023-2024. She expands her art practice through a studio residency at E Street Gallery and serves as a Board Advisor for Community Shop Class in Oak Park, Sacramento.

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