News on the VDB Team

We are thrilled to welcome George William Price and Zachary Vanes to VDB. Both George and Zach bring with them a wealth of experience and a passion for artist’s moving-image.

George William Price
Development and Marketing Manager

As Development and Marketing Manager, George leads VDB’s promotional and development efforts, manages the submissions and acquisitions process, and is responsible for the organization’s external community relations.

Before his position at VDB George was the project coordinator for PAHC / studio where he oversaw research and management of studio projects for artist and philanthropist Paula Crown. He was the founder and director of FLATspace, a curatorial project created to further the professional development of early-career practitioners across Chicagoland and foster connections with the academic community.

George has curated and administered numerous exhibitions and moving image programs for institutions such as Conversations at the Edge, Chicago Urban Art Society, Rapid Pulse International Performance Festival, and University of the Arts London. He has also worked for a number of arts organizations in both the USA and UK including Matt’s Gallery, London; Electronic Arts Intermix, New York City; and Chicago Artists Coalition, Chicago.

Zachary Vanes
Distribution Manager

Newly promoted from his previous position as VDB Distribution Assistant, Zachary’s current role involves overseeing orders and inquiries regarding purchases and rentals, artist and client services, and coordinating exhibitions and screenings with national and international arts organizations.

He received a BA in Film Studies and English Literature from DePauw University. Over the past few years, Zachary has worked with some of Chicago’s most venerated film institutions including Kartemquin Films, Doc Films at the University of Chicago, and Music Box Theatre. At the Chicago International Film Festival, he helped organize the documentary competition, introduced screenings, and led Q&A sessions with filmmakers. Zachary is currently pursuing a Masters in Visual and Critical Studies at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

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