Finance Workshop for Artists

A Z Artist Event

April 17, 2024



In this workshop, Jonathan addresses financial essentials for freelance artists, including debt management, tax issues, and how best to plan for surviving a freelance career.


FREE FOR ARTIST MEMBERS, $10 for public entry. 

Jonathan McCormick is a seasoned Tax Manager with over 18 years of experience in the field of taxation, specializing in individual and small business taxes, rental real estate, and capital gain transactions. A graduate of Hampden-Sydney College with a degree in Managerial Economics & Finance, Jonathan has been an invaluable asset to Stewart & Company since joining in June of 2022.

Born and raised in the vibrant city of Virginia Beach, Jonathan brings a deep understanding of local dynamics to his work. His passion for helping individuals and small businesses navigate the complexities of taxation has made him a trusted advisor in the financial realm.

Beyond the numbers, Jonathan finds joy in the harmony of family life. He loves spending quality time with his wife and four children, often embarking on impromptu road trips that create lasting memories. In addition to his financial prowess, Jonathan is also a dedicated musician with a particular fondness for Musical Theatre. His theatrical journey includes performances and musical direction of productions at renowned local theaters including Busch Gardens, Virginia Wesleyan University, and Virginia Musical Theatre, among others.

In both his professional and personal pursuits, Jonathan McCormick brings a unique blend of financial expertise, family values, and artistic flair, making him a standout individual in both the financial and creative realms.

Marketing Master Class

A Z Artist Event

March 20, 2024



So you want to grow your presence as a professional artist? As a communications professional and consultant with over a decade of experience in marketing, branding, media, and public relations, Philip Odango shares valuable insights, best practices, and tools to help you build your brand as an artist.

Philip Odango, also known as Canvas Cosplay, is an award-winning designer, community builder, and creativity coach. His work spans a diverse range of unexpected character creations, and he aims to encourage confidence in authentic self-expression through creativity. Philip embraces a “cosplay your way” approach, inspired by the diverse and vibrant creators, ideas, and communities he has encountered globally. His creativity extends beyond conventional boundaries, resulting in over 300 costumes displayed across the world with numerous brand collaborations, such as JOANN, Singer Sewing Company, and Glow Forge. As a marketing and advertising consultant, Philip has empowered aspiring cosplay entrepreneurs through his Cosplay Professional Development Series. This series equips creators with the tools to build and market their brands. Philip Odango’s impact on the cosplay community is both inspiring and innovative. His commitment to authenticity and creativity continues to resonate with fellow artists and fans alike.



A Soulful Christmas: Virtual Edition

Virtual Streaming of the Soulful Smash Hit

November 28, 2022 to January 03, 2023

Virtual Unlimited Access


Watch A Soulful Christmas from the coziness of your home with unlimited views from December 19 through January 3!

A Soulful Christmas: A Groovy Musical Revue is the new, 70’s Holiday Musical Show for lovers of Gospel, R&B and Soul. Be transported back to the disco era into of our “GROOVY WONDERLAND” inspired by the hit TV show “SOUL TRAIN”. At this show, YOU are the star in our exclusive studio audience. You’ll be able to dance to the holiday sounds and sing along with some of your favorite groups. If you love The Temptations, The Supremes and The Jackson 5, THIS is the show for you! With soul-stirring traditional songs sung with a twist, you will see exciting acts sing their hearts out and you’ll be able to bust a move with your neighbor with our WONDERLAND DANCERS! It’s time to get down!!

Your ticket includes unlimited streaming of the “A Soulful Christmas” audience-favorite live performance from Dec. 2021. 

TasteBreakers: Jonah Ross

the music scene's happy hour

June 24, 2022

Virtual On Demand


TasteBreakers, the music scene’s happy hour. Pop over to The Z after work to hear our favorite music trendsetters. In May, we welcomed Jonah Ross!