Head of everything
By day, Georgie Huff is a real Estate broker and since 1979 the President of Capital Properties, a downtown residential sales and marketing company.
Georgie has been a passionate ambassador and advocate for the rebirth of downtown San Jose. As President and founding board member of the San Jose Downtown Association, her involvement in many Civic Commissions and Boards and her current participation in Downtown SJ Rotary have been invaluable. She has participated in the planning and implementation of many large scale events such as the San Jose Downtown Association’s America Festival and Music in the Park series and the US Festival. For the Art Party, since its inception in 2006, her title is HOE, Head of Everything – except the art – which she quickly explains is a big title for ensuring there are enough porta-potties.
Georgie and her band, Freedom Boulevard, did a mean cover of White Rabbit. When Marianne Salas quit the band because she was spending too much harmonizing, and not with Carl, the band kind of fell apart. But their performances in the Naglee Park 4th of July picnic will always be remembered— both for the music and the fact that Georgie got around permits by placing the bar on her own front porch.
“I became involved with the Art Party because I just liked being around Anne and Mark, my neighbors. They liked to have meetings and talk about their creative ideas for this wacky event they were envisioning, and I liked sitting around drinking their wine. I could see, however, that they preferred the creative process whereas I— my practical self — worried about the mechanics of the event. It became a perfect union. On a personal note, I am forever grateful to Anne and Mark for including my then-13-year-old son in the first Art Party. His graffiti covered pizza boxes were gobbled up by collectors, and I believe this in itself changed his self esteem and turned him around from an adolescent-spiraling-mess to the talented young man he is today — pursuing art, music and love of the earth. Thank you Anne & Mark!!! “
– Georgie Huff
"Queen of the Universe, Goddess Divine, how I thank Heaven that you are mine. Thank you for loving spread-sheets, for never getting mad at me when I go off the deep-end....or at least saying anything about it, and for always being able to read your lists in the morning." — Anne
"My good friend Georgie is a perpetually joyful, always creative, persistently optimistic, expert problem-solver. With her name on the Art Party org-chart, it’s no wonder the event rocks!" — Marianne Salas
"My friend and neighbor Georgie has more style and sense of the artistic than almost anyone I know... And she is that stylish absolutely without pretension. She can solve any problem and make it fun. If she's involved in the Art Party it's bound to be the best!" — Zoe Lofgren
“Georgie is such a unique combination of integrity, exuberance and savvy! And there’s no more tireless champion of Downtown, our cultural scene and our neighborhoods.” — Cindy Chavez