Non-profit Administrator, Event Planner, Artist, Fundraiser, Planner, Facilitator, Project Manager, Curator, Board Member, Teacher
Executive Director of Shenandoah Valley Art Center in historic downtown Waynesboro.
Director of the Fall Foliage Festival Art Show, featuring 160+ artists, food trucks, music, and craft beer. The largest two day outdoor art show in the Valley.
Some programs I have created:
EMERGE: A section of the Fall Foliage Art Show featuring local and emerging artists. Helping showcase artists that are just beginning or in the process of growing.
Open Studio Tour: An annual weekend event featuring 9-15 venues and about 20 artists. The Open Studio Tour allows visitors a special opportunity to get a glimpse into the working spaces of regional artists. Now in the 4th year.
LOCAL: Landmarks and Landscapes: An exhibit featuring the works of 30 local artists that culminated in an exhibit and published catalog of work. This was a tremendous fundraiser and friend-raiser.
40UNDER40 Exhibit: This annual exhibit features Virginia Artists age 40 and under for a month long exhibit. The show has increased in quality and visibility each year and is often cited as a cornerstone of our exhibit quality by the Virginia Commission for the Arts, a funder of SVAC. This exhibit was created to help shift our demographic and capture younger members and artists- it has been an overwhelming success.
416 Expansion Project: Facilitated the beginning of an expansion project. Raised necessary capital to purchase an additional 10,000 square foot building. Launched capital campaign to raise funds for renovations (halfway to goal). Created a plan for a financially self sustainable community art center within 5 years.