Meet Our Board
Heather Buster (Executive Director): Huge folk art lover and owner of the Kindred Gallery. She has been a critical part of all the changes in the Small Museum of Folk Art recently and we love her for that.
Dave Clark and Lisa Piper: The couple started 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: A former 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
Jaimie Buster: Folk art lover and wonderful community members that helped make our new move possible