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Board Member

Arts Council

Employment History

  • Chair and Executive Director
    Greater Port Jefferson Arts Council
  • Chairman
    Long Island Music Hall of Fame
  • Executive Director
    Greater Port Jefferson-Northern Brookhaven Arts Council
  • Owner
    Sunlost Records

Board Memberships and Affiliations

21 Total References
Web References
about, 7 July 2014 [cached]
Allan Varela - Chair
LIMHOF_Release, 31 Jan 2013 [cached]
Chairman Allan Varela: During the mid-'70s, Allan Varela was in the vanguard of musicians who produced records independent of the major labels. His self-titled LP received much regional airplay in the Northeast and along the Atlantic corridor. In the '80s, as owner of Sunlost Records, he turned to production and recording other musicians, using early state-of-the-art digital technology. In 2000, he was appointed Executive Director of the Greater Port Jefferson/ Northern Brookhaven Arts Council, which was a tiny organization at the time. With Allan's knowledge of the broad spectrum of the arts, he was crucial in the development of the Port Jeff Arts Council (as it is familiarly known) becoming a vibrant and thriving member of the Long Island Arts community. In 1997, Allan arranged a house concert by world-renowned pianist Arnaldo Cohen, who gave a premiere performance which was streamed live on the internet, a first in the Classical world.
Allan also serves as a New York State Council on the Arts' Decentralization Grant Panel member. Allan has also written many articles about entertainment in the digital age for Variety, and is currently digitizing the immense photographic and historic archives of Northern Brookhaven township. Allan lives on the North Shore with his 12-year-old daughter. and
A Varella, 13 Sept 2009 [cached]
Allan Varela has been involved with the Arts Council since 1988. In 1991 he became a board member and co-director of music. In 2000 Allan became the Arts Council's first Executive Director and has overseen its growth from a small local group to a Brookhaven powerhouse.
Allan was a performing musician and composer from 1964 to 1985, releasing two albums and several singles, while running his own record company. From 1985 to 1996, he chronicled the march of digital systems into Hollywood production for Variety, Daily Variety, Pro Sound News, Television Broadcast, On Production and many others. He was a full member of the Audio Engineering Society (AES), Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE), Society of Professional Recroding Services (SPARS), National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) and the Cinema Audio Society (CAS). He conceived and implimented an apprentice education program for SPARS with all the major movie companies in Hollywood and hosted AES Television during conventions. In 1996 Allan moved into writing press releases and designing print ads for several major professional audio manufacturers including Solid State Logic and Tascam.
He has maintained an active record of volunteering for many organizations like Sagamore Children's Center in Dix Hills, the Colation of Disabled Musicians and local school districts. Allan brings a wealth of knowledge and knowhow to the Arts Council.
Welcome to Long Island | The Archive, 18 July 2006 [cached]
"The photograph is a time machine that takes us back to Port Jefferson of yesteryear," concluded Allan Varela, executive director of the Arts Council, "but vintage images don't merely document the village's past.
From the President's Desk - Summer 2004, 1 July 2004 [cached]
And thanks to Allan Varela of the Arts Council who supports us in so many ways!
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