Executive Director: Louise Kerr (email@example.com)
“As the new Executive Director of Saratoga Arts, this is a wonderful opportunity for me to return to what I love best – connecting and nurturing artists across all genres, at all points of their careers and working collaboratively on a local and regional level to promote and sustain the meaningful impact a public arts center can have serving the community. It is with great enthusiasm, a fresh perspective, and with the belief in a dedicated team of staff and volunteers at Saratoga Arts, that I look forward to forging new relationships, partnerships and connections that will continue to build upon Saratoga Arts successful history with a focus on the mission of making the arts accessible to all.”
Louise comes to Saratoga Arts from The Olana Partnership, The Historic New York State Park and home of Frederic Church, the famed Hudson River School painter, where she served as the Director of Engagement and Visitor Operations. Prior, she was the Operations Manager for The Betty Cuningham Gallery in Manhattan’s Lower East Side. She brings more than 20 years of diverse business management experience, both in New York and California, to her new post.
Born and raised in Scotland, her undergraduate studies were in Architecture and Design at The Glasgow College of Building and Printing (now part of Glasgow University) and she obtained her Master’s degree in Fine Art from the prestigious New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting and Sculpture. Having spent many years at a weekend home near Sacandaga Lake over a decade ago, moving to Saratoga Springs to put down permanent roots feels like coming home.
Exhibitions and Membership Coordinator: Rebecca Zeh (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Rebecca is a fine artist who grew up in the Saratoga Springs area. In 2012 she received her BFA with a concentration in drawing from Pratt Institute. She has had a passion for the arts since a very young age and has exhibited her work in several businesses and art galleries in the Capital Region as well as some during her time at school in New York City. Prior to joining the Saratoga Arts team, she was a custom framing specialist at a local craft store for several years. She gained knowledge in coordinating art shows from working as gallery manager at Spring Street Gallery, gallery assistant at Mimosa Gallery as well as volunteering at Saratoga Arts. As an artist with roots in the Capital Region she is passionate about providing opportunities for regional and emerging artists. In her spare time she attends modern dance classes that she has been taking since she was a little girl. She also loves to travel with her husband, and she visits art museums and galleries as much as she can! Her home, which is also her studio, is located in Ballston Lake, NY.
Grant Coordinator: Charlie Owens (email@example.com)
Charlie is an arts administrator who has worked at premiere regional theatres across the northeast, including Barrington Stage Company (Pittsfield, MA), Long Wharf Theatre (New Haven, CT) and Capital Repertory Theatre (Albany, NY), and local performing arts organizations like the Albany Symphony Orchestra and Proctors Collaborative. He studied Theatre at SUNY Albany. He has previously served on New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) Decentralization panels for the Capital Region, the FairGame grant panel and several art selection committees. Charlie is passionate about connecting artists in Fulton, Montgomery and Saratoga counties with funding and opportunity to advance their art and enhance their communities.