BeaconArts Annual Meeting & New Board Member Election – Wed, Jan 23, 7:00 pm @ BEAHIVE – Candidate Profiles
Secretary: Jenifer Konig (1 yr remaining, 1st term)
Members at Large:
Richard Kaplan (1 yr remaining, 1st term)
Terry Nelson (1 yr remaining, 1st term)
Candidates for NEW BeaconArts Board 2013
All positions are for two years unless otherwise noted.
Additional candidate nominations are being accepted. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your nomination by January 17.
President: Dan Rigney – 2 yrs (1st term)
Vice President: Kelly Ellenwood – 1 yr (1st term)
note: This candidate would be fulfilling Dan Rigney’s 2nd year as Vice President if Rigney is elected President
Treasurer: Nelson Conde – 2 yrs (1st term)
1. Dan Rigney (1st Term, 2 yrs – President)
Current Vice President 3 years, Dan has been a resident of Beacon for 7 years along with his wife Kat Stoutenborough and 7 year old daughter Penelope Mae. His background is as a nonprofit professional since 1992 working for a wide variety of arts, media and human services organizations. These groups include WBFO-FM – NPR News and Jazz (Buffalo, NY), Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center (Buffalo, NY), Squeaky Wheel/Buffalo Media Resources (Buffalo, NY), City of Buffalo Arts Commission- Arts in the Parks (Buffalo, NY), Council of Senior Centers and Services of NYC (New York, NY), Meals On Wheels Association of America, (Alexandria VA), SUNY New Paltz Foundation (New Paltz, NY) and Citymeals-on-Wheels(NYC). He has served in both programming and development capacities. Dan is also a former member of the board of Common Ground Farm. “My arts interests are varied, with a focus on music, photography and media arts. BeaconArts has consistently impressed me with their grassroots efforts to promote Beacon as an arts destination and to enhance the vitality of our artistic community here in the Hudson Valley. I work to use my experience to help BeaconArts move that vision forward.”
2. Kelly Ellenwood (1st Term, 1 yr – Vice President – will fulfill remaining year Dan Rigney’s term)
Kelly has been a BeaconArts Member at large for 3 years, manages the beaconarts.org website, works on membership, fund raising and heads the Winter Holiday Committee. An artist with award-winning professional credits on the Broadway and concert stages, Kelly has always been drawn to production and arts administration, particularly in development and fundraising. With over 17 years of experience in the field, Kelly has maintained a unique balance between a successful artistic career and an ability to work with integrity and excellence behind the scenes. A native Nebraskan, Kelly received her Bachelor of Music cum laude from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and earned a Master of Music from the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana. She is a founding member of Beacon based indie-classical chamber ensemble Madera Vox, and the Bricktown Theatre Beacon’s newest professional theatre company. She was also one of the originators of the Wee Play Community Project, and was largely responsible for building and maintaining the toddler park at Beacon’s Memorial Park from 2005 – 2011. She is also currently on faculty at SUNY New Paltz. Kelly and Timothy Parsaca, her husband of 21 years, are the parents of two daughters: 13-year old Rhiannon Grace and 7-year old Rowan Faith. “Being a part of BeaconArts has really given me the artistic focus I needed for my desire to do something meaningful for my community. Beacon is a great town with a lot of history and an incredible future. I’m thrilled and honored to be a part of it.” www.maderavox.org
3. Nelson Conde (1st Term, 2 yrs – Treasurer)
Nelson Conde is originally from Brooklyn, New York, and has resided in the Hudson Valley for 19 years. He is married to Lourdes Conde, a registered nurse, and they have two sons who attend college, and one daughter attending high school. Nelson graduated from Queens College, and is currently the Finance Director of a European bank. He has been selected to exhibit his fine art photography in the Hudson Valley and France, and organizes modern jazz / art events in Beacon. www.nelsonconde.com
Members at Large:
3 openings – two for 2 yrs and one for 1yr (3 openings, 4 candidates)
note: one of the elected candidates for Member at Large would be fulfilling Kelly Ellenwood’s 2nd year if Ellenwood is elected Vice President.
Kirsten Heincke (2 yrs, 2nd term)
Scott Tillitt (2 yrs, 1st term)
Lily Zand (2 yrs, 1st term)
1. Kirsten Heincke (2 yrs, 2nd term)
Kirsten Heincke is owner of Beacon-based design studio KHCREATIVE which has supported (through the design of branding/promotional materials etc..) a number of local, community-serving organizations such as Wee Play, The Beacon Community Center, Open Studios, The Beacon Incline Railway, Local 845 and most recently BeaconArt’s Winter Holiday efforts. She has lived in Beacon for 12 years and has owned her business in Beacon for 8 Years. www.khcreative.com
2. Scott Tillitt (2 yrs, 1st term)
3. Lily Zand (2 yrs, 1st term)
Lily is an architectural designer, installation artist, and educator who is recognized internationally for her animated, mobile design and relentless promotion of environmental issues. She has obtained her Bachelor of Architecture from Cooper Union, and her Master from Harvard University. Prior to establishing Q-LLP, her New York based architectural firm in 2001, she had accumulated twelve years of teaching and sixteen years of experience in the practice of architecture. Ms. Zand has taught and lectured at numerous academic institutions throughout the US and abroad including Cambridge University in England, Kyonngi University in Korea, Technical University in Berlin, Columbia University, UCLA, Cornell, RISD, and the Chicago Art Institute. She has been widely exhibited and published.
Most recently she has founded School of Jellyfish, a Design House for the Advancement of Sustainable Living and Renewable Energy in Beacon New York. The Center’s program of incorporating a community outreach program in the form of an organic cafe/bar promotes neighborhood trust and curiosity and instigates impromptu forums resulting in more accessible eco-architectural consulting for all. This is in addition to scheduled seminars, workshops and events on the the subject of sustainability as it relates to our personal and public spaces.
The BeaconArts Executive Committee is charged with the general management of the affairs of BeaconArts. The Executive Committee consists of a President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer and five members at large. The Executive Committee controls the property and affairs of BeaconArts and fixes the organization’s policy. The Executive Committee currently meets once a month in addition to BeaconArts general meetings. Terms are for 2 years, maximum 2 consecutive terms per board member.