Piedmont Craftsmen Welcome New Board Members

At Piedmont Craftsmen’s Annual meeting in November, five new members were elected to the Board of Directors and three members were elected to a second term.  Their term officially began on January 1st.  They are:

Janet Bealer, Winston-Salem, NC.  Exhibiting Member in Fiber.  AB UNC-Chapel Hill. Studied weaving at Georgia State University, Penland School of Crafts, Arrowmont School of Crafts.  Professional weaver since the early 1970s. Former contributing editor and former managing editor of Textile World Magazine, served on Chattahoochee Handweavers Guild Board of Directors (Vice-President, Exhibits) and past President of Handweavers of the Savannahs.  Currently serving on UNCSA Associates Board of Directors (Co-Chair, Hospitality Committee).  Has work in numerous publications and collections.

Anne Cullen, Winston-Salem, NC. Supporting Member. Retired, VP/Account Services and Principal with The Russell Agency, a creative marketing firm. The Russell Agency partnered with Piedmont Craftsmen for seven years, developing and producing Fair creative materials.

Dede DeVries, Kernersville, NC.  Supporting Member.  Over 30 years agency experience in advertising and marketing. Working with clients in home furnishings, consumer goods, retail, technology and more. Current owner/designer of 3d(+1) (Dede DeVries Designs—DedeDeVries.com). As a freelancer have worked on marketing campaigns for non-profits including Sawtooth School, Second Harvest Food Bank and Piedmont Craftsmen. Designed and produced Piedmont Craftsmen’s first website. Graduate of East Carolina University School of Art with studio majors in Commercial Art and Applied Design.

Linda Garboczi, Clemmons, NC.  Chief Marketing Officer, Piedmont Advantage Credit Union.  Previously Partner/Consultant specializing in profitability for nonprofit associations and community banks.  Serving on the Downtown Winston-Salem Partnership Board of Directors.  BS, Marketing, Goldey Beacom College. MS, Business Administration, Shippensburg University.

Kerry Gonzalez, Walnut Cove, NC. Exhibiting Member in Clay.  BFA in ceramics, Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton.  Also studied ceramics at the University of Southern Florida, Tampa and glass blowing at Pilchuck School in Stanwood, WA and the California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland.  Works exclusively in Raku ceramics and his copper Raku vessels are exhibited and collected nationally.

John Hunter, Winston-Salem, NC.  Supporting Member.  Retired Senior Vice President, Senior Career and Executive Coach, Lee Hecht Harrison.  Has worked in marketing management for Hanes Hosiery and American Tourister.  B.A., Denison University.  Leadership Winston-Salem.  Past Board member of Stratford Rotary and Junior Achievement.  Past board member of Piedmont Craftsmen.

Erika Von Isenburg, Rural Hall, NC. Supporting Member.  Sales Manager, Phoenix Packaging, Inc. Lover and supporter of the arts.  Erika has been a Craftsmen’s Fair sponsor for many years and assisted with special events.

Annie Grimes Williams, Winston-Salem, NC. Exhibiting Member in Metals/Jewelry.  BFA in Metal Design, East Carolina University.  Has taught metal forming and enameling workshops across the southeast. Serves on Board of Art Nouveau Society of the Arts Council of Winston-Salem, member of Carolina Designer Craftsmen’s Guild. Included in multiple publications and exhibitions, co-curated Create : Adorn, DeLurk Gallery, Winston-Salem.