Meet Our Board
Dave Clark (Executive Director) and Lisa Piper (Board Member): The couple started in the corporate world doing management, sales, and marketing before making a life change to owning a cafe in Minneapolis (where they lived at the time). As they were managing this venture, they expanded their interest in and their collection of local art. Their love for art found new and fertile ground once they moved to Pittsboro where they opened a bed and breakfast and cafe. The couple learned about the southern folk and outsider art tradition and began to collect more art in that vein before being introduced to Jim Massey. Jim found kindred spirits in Dave and Lisa and gifted them his collection of his 400 pieces of art. They are enthused to make this collection available for public viewing and to create a space for all to learn and grow their own passion for art culture and its history.
Kathie Russell, Chair: Attorney at Russell Goetcheus & Assoc. and folk art lover
Gilda McDaniel: Gilda has worked with the Fearrington Folk Art show for many years, becoming linked with artists throughout the country. She has been the Special Events manager at Fearrington for over 20 years, a member of the Chatham Arts Council and lead coordinator of Clydefest folk art festival. She is also a board member of Arts North Carolina.
Christina Virsida: Former owner and creative wizard for Oddco (Odd Company) and avid folk art lover
Tammy Phillips, Treasurer: Bookkeeper
Heather and Jaimie Buster: Folk art lovers and wonderful community members that helped make our new move possible
Emeritus Board Members
Maggi Neufer: a local artist interested in the grassroots aspect of this collection and its contribution to art and art education for Pittsboro and Chatham County. Her organization and project management skills, learned through years in the academic and medical fields, contribute to the progress of the project.