At their annual meeting on September 13, 2021, members of the Georgetown Art Works, the local nonprofit that operates the Art Center in downtown Georgetown, added seven new directors to their volunteer governing board, announced Nominating Committee Chair and Treasurer Cam Huff. “The newly added Directors fill the Board to its full complement of thirteen,” he said. “They bring with them proven leadership experience, a broad array of skills, and both enthusiasm and dedication to the Art Works’ mission of elevating the visual arts in Georgetown and the surrounding area.”
The new Directors of the Art Works include:
Lorraine Brady Former editor of the Williamson County Sun and member of the Board of Directors of Opportunities for Williamson and Burnet Counties
Charles Collins Executive Director of GTX Connect (formerly Southeast Georgetown Community Council) and Director of the Georgetown Friends of the Library and Prosper Georgetown
David Mauldin Fundraising Organizer for The First Tee and Folds of Honor Foundation, and a member of the PGA
Deborah Parkansky Retired Art Teacher with BFA in Fine Arts and Training as Conservator at the Michener Museum, Doyleston, PA
Claudia Rosa Graphic Designer, Marketing and Social Media Specialist, and Exhibit Committee Volunteer at the Art Center
Theresa Wayne Artist, Art Teacher, Former Director of the Alabama River Region Arts Center, BS in Business Management, Pepperdine University and MS in Financial Planning, University of Alabama
Michael Williams Retired Non-Commissioned Military Officer, Professional IT Manager, and Volunteer Photographer for the Art Center
The new directors join economist and retired state/local fiscal analyst Huff, retired Southwestern University mathematics professor John Chapman, professional studio artist Larry Jolly, small business owner Amy Whitmeyer, and executive director of Austin-based Art from the Streets, Kelley Worden, on the Board of the Georgetown Art Works.
The Georgetown Art Works has operated the Art Center at 816 S. Main Street since its opening in 2013. Long priding itself on making the Art Center the place for seeing art that cannot be seen anywhere else in Georgetown, over the coming several years the organization will seek to expand its program to include greater community outreach, programs for underrepresented groups, and collaborations with local art groups, Huff added.