Executive Director and Curator
Nelson holds BFA and MFA degrees in Printmaking and Watercolor & Drawing from Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, IL. She taught art at the college level between 1980 - 1986 and has served in the museum field since 1984. Positions held include director of Freeport Art Museum/Arts Council, Curator of Education and then Director/Curator of the Sioux City Art Center and Gallery Director, University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA.
Director of Education
Jennifer received her MFA in Ceramics in 2007 at Central
Michigan University and her BFA in Ceramics in 2002 at Truman State University
in Missouri. As a graduate student, Jennifer
was chosen to oversee the Central Michigan University Libraries three rotating art
exhibition spaces, four floors of display, and permanent collection. She worked intermittently for SJ Pottery in
Bethel, MO between 2001-2008. Jennifer worked
with public school systems as a continuing education instructor, after school
art teacher and substitute teacher between 2003 – 2004 and 2007 - 2008. She taught ceramics at Interlochen Summer
Arts Camp, an internationally renowned institution, between 2007 – 2010. She taught college ceramics between 2004 – 2011, at Central Michigan University
then at John Wood Community College.
Jennifer began as an exhibition preparator
and facilities manager at the Art Center in late 2009 after which she quickly
became full time and was soon promoted to Director of Education.
Assistant to the Director
Rabe received her BA in Painting from Hannibal LaGrange University in Hannibal, Missouri in May 2012. She is the coordinator for the Beaux Arts Ball and also teaches the occasional class.
Libby Tournear Holt
Class and Workshop Instructor
Volunteer Graphic Designer
Volunteer Recording Secretary
Volunteer Membership Secretary