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BAYarts Staff

 

 

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Executive Director, Nancy Heaton

Nancy Heaton is the Executive Director of BAYarts, an art campus on Cleveland’s west shore in Cleveland Metroparks. Heaton has been the director since 2006 when she started as a volunteer to save the dying organization founded in 1948. She is a graduate of Kent State University with degrees in Marketing and Art; later supplementing fine art skills at Boston Museum of Fine Art and SF Institute of Fine Art. After living in Chicago, Boston, San Francisco, Washington DC and England where she was engaged with various art groups, she returned to the Cleveland area finding a home with the arts community at BAYarts. She is a member of the Collective Arts Network (CAN) where she serves on the board of the CAN Journal, a quarterly publication for greater Cleveland’s visual arts. She is a member of Executive Directors Who Lunch, a collaborative exchange with visual arts leaders. She is an active participant in arts advocacy efforts in northeast Ohio. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
 

 

 

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Artistic Director, Karen Petkovic

As Artistic Director, Karen develops ways to support and promote regional artists via exhibition, consignment and artist-centered events. An avid believer in collaboration, Karen actively connects to other art venues throughout the region, participating in events and fundraising with sister organizations, to seek out fresh ideas, emerging artists and promote the mission of BAYarts. She continues to hone her skills as an artist and is a passionate art collector of local art. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
 

 

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Special Events, Diana Brewer

Diana is the organizational powerhouse behind BAYarts annual Moondance, fundraising and social events. Overseeing a team of event professionals, she has staged hundreds of weddings, reunions and other private events in the Fuller House. Keeping with BAYarts Green Policies, she is a master up-cycler, building much of the furniture used in the events. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
 

 

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Gallery Shop Manager, Linda Goik

Linda is the former owner of Local Girl Gallery where she created a myriad of art-­themed fundraising events for special causes such as Juvenile Diabetes, Adults With Disabilities, Domestic Violence and The Cleveland Clinic Starry Night, just to name a few. She is thrilled to be back doing what she loves, which is encouraging others to express their creative selves. As Gallery Shop Manager her desire is to showcase both local and regional artists in a welcoming and collaborative environment. Often found in her home studio, riding her bike, or sharing a story and laughter.
 

 

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Special Projects, Pam Mills

Besides managing BAYarts memberships, Pam is the nurturing and creative force behind many of BAYarts social events, using her skills as a professional caterer for gallery openings, fundraising and in-house events. In response to the success of BAYarts Farm + Art Market, which Pam conceived and managed, she is currently developing member events that highlight the farm to table movement and BAYarts sustainable practices. She is an artist who continues to develop her skills in BAYarts classes. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
 
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Office Manager, Beth Milli

As Office Manager, Beth brings her experience in retail management, marketing and fundraising to oversee “front of the house” operations and communications between staff and visitors. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from Cleveland State University, with a concentration in advertising and public relations. She has been a freelance writer/editor for over 10 years, creating marketing communication programs for a wide variety of markets and has also worked in educational publishing correlating classroom textbook materials to the Common Core State Standards. An avid nature enthusiast and blogger on environmental education, Beth’s personal passions are a perfect fit for the BAYarts mission and motto “Artistic by Nature."
 

 

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Marketing Manager, Jessica Stockdale

After attending Ashland University, Jessica worked as an entertainment writer for nine years, specializing in television entertainment via digital media. At BAYarts, her expertise in social media, HTML coding and SEO has been instrumental in developing and maintaining the BAYarts website and social media activities. The e-blasts, planning marketing schedules and creating event graphics are some additional tasks, along with managing the historic Fuller House.The Storytellers project is a new addition to her activities. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
 

 

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Education Assistant, Melanie Harlan

Melanie studied Fine Art at Lorain Community College and continued studying Art History at The Ohio State University. As an assistant to the Programming Director, Melanie has been instrumental in implementing and maintaining BAYarts online registration system and overseeing daily class logistics: registration, class preparation, student and parent communications and trouble-shooting. She occasionally teaches children’s classes. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
 
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Education Assistant, Kate Killeen

Kate brings over 17 years of experience in the field of early education management and business operations. As an education assistant, Kate enjoys working behind the scenes to support the program manager and teaching staff, assist in class preparation, and maintain effective communication systems. Her strong belief in the arts as an essential piece of a well-rounded learning experience fuels her passion for working at BAYarts. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
 
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Bookkeeper, Kaitlin Lane

With degrees in Accounting from Penn State University and a Master’s in Tax from Georgia State University, Kaitlin earned her CPA in 2006. As Bookkeeper, Kaitlin supports the financial health of BAYarts, stewarding payments and receivables while managing budgets and cashflow. She is active in community events and literacy programs with her registered therapy dog. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
 

Additional Staff

Head of Ceramics Department,  Moira Beale - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Ceramics Studio Assistant, Jessica Ramage - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Shop Assistant, Beth Veres

Grounds & Facilities, Gordon Cikra - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


BAYarts Board of Directors

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Executive Board

Peter Winzig - President
Mary Conway-Sullivan - Vice President
Jim Tabaczynski - Vice President
Marty Vanderkarr - Treasurer
Ray Young - Secretary

Trustees

Zoe Adams
Karen Brill
Gary Ebert
Dan Galli
Michael Gleydura
Jim Griffiths
John Jefferson
Lisa Napoli
Marianna Orro
Scott Pohlkamp
Jim Schrantz
Andrea Richards
Michele Schrock
Sharon Smith
Barbara Quinn

Honorary Board

Alice McGinty
Beth Curtis


Ambassadors

Rich Bartsche, Willoway Nursery
Deb Conway, Deco Studio
Dan Fauver, Lakehouse Publishing Company
Marcello Mellino, Photographer
Julia Shutt, Maple Leaf Landscaping
Brian Stack, Stack Heating & Cooling

Volunteers

BAYarts volunteers are an integral part of BAYarts’ mission. Use your skills, discover new ones. Flexible schedules to suit you. Contact Beth Milli: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., call 440-871-6543.

Faculty

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For Your Next Event.

BAYarts members can rent the Fuller House for Weddings, Showers, Reunions, Business Events and Parties of all kinds. This wonderful, intimate setting can host up to 150 guests. Stop by to discuss your needs or give us a call: 440-871-6543. Or email us at: specialevents@bayarts.net

 

 


 

 
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