Anne Gilroy is the curator of the Thomas Center Galleries and 352Arts for the City of Gainesville’s Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department. Anne also works as a painter and writer, having completed a successful career writing and designing campaigns of public awareness for social justice issues.
Bill Bryson is the founder of No. 9 Productions, Inc., a non-profit that improves and enhances the arts in the community. No. 9 Productions includes MASS Visual Arts, an organization that curates large, unique art exhibitions as well as the new musical initiative Cypress Sessions.
Julia Morrisroe is an artist and Associate Professor of painting and drawing at the University of Florida. Morrisroe holds a BFA from Northern Illinois University and a MFA from the University of Washington. Julia has exhibited at museums and galleries throughout the United States and abroad.
Kerry Oliver-Smith is the Curator of Contemporary Art @ the Harn Museum in Gainesville where she oversees a collection of international art in all media, and has curated, lectured and authored publications for over thirty exhibitions.
Raquel Vallejo has a background in the arts, cultural affairs, event planning, fundraising, institutional development and project management. She is currently a consultant for the City of Gainesville’s Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department and project coordinator for 352walls.
Russell Etling is the Manager of Cultural Affairs for the City of Gainesville’s Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department. Russell oversees the Cultural Affairs Division, which is responsible for numerous cultural events and historic sites. Prior to joining the City team, Etling enjoyed over 24 years of leadership in the museum field.