Leading the way for Women Artists and cultivating a better society.
Mary McAllister has been a board member since September 2017. Mary is an award winning writer and artist. She has made contributions as a grant writer and correspondent for press releases for FemArt. Her role is vital in developing public relations.
Mary is the Chair of the Board of Directors for FemArt Gallery, Inc.
Dr. Alarie Gibbs
Alarie is FemArt's education leader and develops programs and networks with area schools. She is an ombudsman for early art education and develops programming through community outreach to bring awareness of the profound contributions of women artists of the past, present and future.
Tedlin Lach is leading FemArt in business development and marketing. Her role as Marketing Chair contributes to communicating and scheduling social media that enhances FemArt branding and reflects the culture of the organization. Her leadership experience is vital to networking with local women's businesses and seeking speakers and sponsors of art programs. She has a Business Degree through the University of North Florida and extensive leadership skills that offer myriad opportunities for community outreach. Her professionalism is demonstrated in her communication and marketing developments.
Dr. Janice Rippon
Having an international career as an educator in schools and universities on 3 continents, being a published author on mentoring and career development and as a successful businesswoman, Janice lives now in Ponte Vedra Beach running Significance Coaching programs. She is also a contributor in art communities in and around Jacksonville. Values of inclusiveness and equality underpin her work and volunteering. She promotes women supporting other women to achieve success as part of her coaching approach. This and her ability to connect women to opportunities and organizations is a good match for Femart Gallery.
Sandra Archer "Sandy" has been a volunteer and active artist before joining the Board of Directors. She actively supports fundraising and networking. She is an advocate for the membership development program of FemArt. She develops networking programs for FemArt as well as membership programs in public outreach programs.
Tiffany Arteaga Gonzalez
Tiffany develops community outreach and works with exhibition coordination and gallery development. She helps with venue searches and is vital to the future gallery development. Tiffany has just earned her Master's Degree and is the FemArt Fundraising Chair on the Board of Directors.
As a business owner, Stephanie is leading the financial path of success for FemArt to raise funds for our future gallery and financial success. Her ideas of promoting and finances have a direct impact on growing FemArt to the next level. She is directly responsible for business development.
Suzanne has lived and worked in Jacksonville for over thirty years. She is an artist, the co-founder and Executive Director of Jacksonville Cultural Development Corporation, co-founder of The Art Center Cooperative and the Director of Housing and Community Development for the Jacksonville Urban League. She holds a BFA from University of North Florida and is Certified in Community Real Estate Development, University of South Florida. Her accomplishments include graphic artist, art instructor, and gallery owner where she has displayed her passion for enhancing arts education and awareness for both children and adults. Suzanne serves on the Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville's Arts in Public Places Committee, the Duval County Public Schools Arts Advisory Council and the Chair of Historic Eastside Community Development Corporation. She has over 20 years of experience in arts and community development. Her time and talents are focused on her art and creative placemaking in underserved communities through arts and culture. She will serve FemArt as an advocate for creative and economic equality.