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Our People

The Festival is produced by a very small professional staff augmented by our hard working Committee. The Committee is comprised of community members and exhibiting artists. As a non-profit organization, the Festival is governed by its Board of Directors who have fiscal and policy responsibility for all aspects of the Festival. The Staff, Board and Committee work all year long to prepare for our annual Fall Festival.

Our Staff

Sean Braniff
Sarah Tipple
Artist Liaison
Stephanie A. Koehler
Marketing and PR

Our Board

Anne Taylor - President
Candace Swimmer - Treasurer
Cam Kwong - Secretary
Mark Abramson
Paola Arandia
Nadia Bercault
Naima Dean
Pierre Guidetti


Anna Abramson
Javier Alarcon
Erika Bodo
Brett Crawford
Dore Coller
Tina Fossella
Lynn Frazier
Lissa Herschleb
Bill Hoppin
Tom Killion
Liz Lauter
Nance Miller
Harald Nordvold
Sarah Shriver
Val Stachowski
Sarah Suloff
Barry Toranto

A special thanks to our 2024 Jurors (who will select the artists) and judges (who will select the prize winners):


Carl Bryan - ceramics
Vanessa Mellet - jewelry
Ann Koch - photography
Carl Heyward - mixed media / curator / artist advocate
Scott Roach - wood/furniture


To be determined.

We also wish to acknowledge other individuals who made special contributions this year.

Traci Shiro - Ads and poster design
Andrew DesChenes - Web master