Our Board | Harwood Art Center

Our Board

As a single organization, Harwood and Escuela share a remarkable Board of Trustees, each of whom facilitate the direction and philosophy of the organization.

Maria Garcia Geer, Board President
Deborah Chavez, Board Treasurer
Elizabeth Marcilla, Board Secretary
Inga Tomlinson, Board – Staff Liaison
Fay Abrams
John Barney
Samantha Clark
Ann Edenfield-Sweet
Friedje vanGils (ex-officio)

HARWOOD STORIES

SUZANNE SBARGE
SUZANNE SBARGE

Former Director of Harwood

When I started the building was primarily a studio center for artists with very little public programming. The only staff members were the Building Manager Marshall Kovitz and me, and we were both part-time. I worked to expand the reach of Harwood through lots more exhibitions, classes and events, and the Harwood Summer Arts Camp. I focused on community involvement and marketing, which transformed Harwood from a mostly quiet studio center into a public venue that was always buzzing with activity.

I am grateful to the Harwood for launching my career in arts administration over 20 years ago and for serving as the umbrella for 516 ARTS in our first year.

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