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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

Steve Bajor
Executive Director
Sarah Tipple
Artist Liaison

Our Board

Barry Toranto - President
Sylvia "Chipps" Barsky - Vice President
Anne Taylor - Secretary and Treasurer
Nadia Bercault
Fred Crombie
Naima Dean
Pierre Guidetti
Cam Kwong
Lisa A. Palter
Candace Swimmer
Kerry Tusup

Committee

Anna Abramson
Brett Crawford
Dora Coller
Tina Fossella
Phil Garratt
Zachary Gilmour
Lissa Herschleb
Tom Killion
Liz Lauter
Nance Miller
Harald Nordvold
Evelyn Schaefer
Sarah Shriver
Sarah Suloff

A special thanks to our 2022 Jurors (who will select the artists) and judges (who will select the prize winners):

Jurors

Scott MacDonald - jewelry
Barbara Bouman Jay - printmaking/painting
Yuya Yoshida - photography
Kim Murton - ceramics
Steve Lawler - wood/furniture

Judges

To be determined.

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

Dan Gilbert - New brand and website designer
Don McCartney - Program designer
Traci Shiro - Ads and poster design
Andrew DesChenes - Web master