It takes hard work, commitment and a whole lot of awesomeness to put on the Cherrywood Art Fair. Read interviews with the behind-the-scene superstars HERE or meet the whole team below.
|Event Chair||Rick McNulty: Rick is the radio host of Saturday Overnight on KUTX 98.9 FM and Excavation Nation on KOOP 91.7FM. He is also co-founder of RubyRico Productions.|
|Producer||Celeste Quesada, Craftbox Agency: Celeste’s credits include the Austin Film Society’s Texas Film Hall of Fame and New York International Latino Film Festival|
|Artist Coordinator||Deanna Deolloz: Deanna is a Teaching Artist for the Theater Action Project, and Education Coordinator for Teatro Vivo.|
|Sponsorship Steward||Roggie Baer: Roggie is the owner of Compass SS whose focus is developing partnerships between the creative arts and innovative businesses.|
|Administrator||Jane Walton: Jane is a CPA and has served as Fair Administrator for eight years and as Chula League Treasurer since its non profit inception in 2005.|
|Decorator||Anne Marie Beard: brings 11 years of professional art and craft show booth design and a fresh eye for style and design in her role as Fair event decorator.|
|Food Manager||Susan LaMarca: Susan is a filmmaker and freelancer with event experience assisting at the 2013 AFS Texas Film Hall of Fame.|
|Graphics Coordinator||Sherri Whitmarsh: Sherri works as a Coordinator at Pentagram Design and was past president of the Austin chapter of the American Institute of Graphic Arts.|
|Kid’s Art Coordinator||Emily Leaman: Emily is the Maplewood Elementary art teacher and facilitated 18 of her students’ participation in the 2011 & 2012 Little Artist BIG ARTIST programs.|
|Logistics Coordinator||Alan De Anda: a music industry professional, Alan has booked shows all over—from a cave in the Rockies to the 2nd floor of a downtown grocery store.
|Music Booker||Donald Miller: Donald’s previous event experience includes entertainment and event management at the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater and the TX Film Hall of Fame|
|Photographer||Jennifer M. Ramos: Jennifer is a freelance photographer whose clients include the Texas Rollergirls. She also serves as Little Artist BIG ARTIST program coordinator.|
|Public Relations||Gissela Santa Cruz: Gissela brings almost 20 years of professional journalism and multi-cultural outreach as leader of the Fair’s public relations team.|
|PR Assistant||Lara Indrikovs: Originally from the Dominican Republic, Lara is a nomad freelance media strategist and yoga instructor now setting up roots in Austin.|
|Silent Auction & Artist Lounge Coordinator||Pia Agrawal: Pia is a performing arts and events producer doing business as Pet Fox Productions in Austin, TX where she has organized auctions for clients like the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. This is her first year working on the Art Fair.
|Sound Engineer||Donald Tischa: Don owns and operates Ascension Audio making great event sound available to organizations, including for the 2011 & 2012 Art Fairs.|
|Traffic Coordinator||Justin Perkins: Justin is a born and raised Austinite. Growing up less then a mile away from the Fair he knows the ins and outs of the neighborhood.|
|Volunteer Coordinator||Pati Shampton: Executive Director of Chula League, Pati has extensive experience as a volunteer event coordinator including for the AFS Texas Film Hall of Fame and SXSW.|
|Asst. Volunteer Coordinator||Danna Abdala: Danna’s background is in event management. She has planned, managed and staffed volunteers for a variety of events and non-profits.|
|Webmistress||Beth Been: Beth is the owner/webmistress of Groovee Fortune web & print design since 1995. Beth also served as Food Manager/Artist Lounge hostess for the 2010 & 2011 Fairs.|
|Website Design||Anne-Charlotte Patterson: Anne-Charlotte owns Southern Combustion Creative and applied her award-winning skills to the website and art fair logo.|
|Website Developer||Leslie Lawson: Principal at Leslie Lawson Design & Development, Leslie pushes 1s, 0s and pixels for clients ranging from local retailers to multi-national corporations.|
|Artist Selection Jurors
||Anne Marie Beard, handbag designer and owner of *annemarie*
Ryan Day, painter and owner of Ryan Day Studios
JoAnn Reyes, Executive Director of Teatro Vivo
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