Guest Jurors

Guest Jurors

 

Kim Domanski

Kim Domanski

Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts

Public Art Specialist

For the past six years, Kim Domanski has specialized in developing temporary and permanent public art projects for the City of Baltimore.  In addition to managing a modernization of the City’s Percent-for-Public Art Ordinance that was passed in the first half of her tenure and establishing the City’s first Public Art Commission, she has authored Baltimore’s policy on accepting gifts of public art.  The establishment of this legislation and development of these policies has allowed Domanski to coordinate the approval, planning and installation of sculptures honoring Maryland Governor William Donald Schaefer, music legend and Baltimore native Frank Zappa, and Baseball Hall of Famer Brooks Robinson; in addition, more than a dozen new Percent-for-Public Art projects are in various stages of development for Baltimore.  Domanski has also initiated and organized several temporary sculpture installations throughout the City. Read More >


 

John R. Berry

John R. Berry 

Design West Michigan

Executive Director

John has over forty years of professional design involvement including global manufacturers, international architectural and design firms, foundations and board positions on art & design schools and professional organizations. He is a public relations and communications strategist, implementer and coach. He advises on brand and reputation management, internal and external communications for corporate clients, design offices, associations and non-profit organizations. His background includes senior level leadership positions and advisory roles with major manufacturers in the contract furniture industry. His cross-functional design experiences bring an inter-disciplinary approach to projects. Read More >


 

Kristen Cook

Kristen Cook

ESPN

Associate Director of Print Production, Marketing Creative Services

Kristen works with designers, copywriters and brand managers in Marketing for ESPN, but also has a background in Fine Art. Because of this, she appreciates the challenge that artists and designers face in the marketplace and their struggles to find and develop their unique creative vision. Kristen works on many kinds of print projects, large and small. The key in all the work she does is to be "on brand". Even after doing this for 12 years in the same company, she is still growing and developing her creative understanding every day.

 


 

Paul Welch

Paul Welch

Artist

 

Throughout his 27 years as Chairman of the Art Department at Northwestern Michigan College, Paul Welch is most well known for his commitment and dedication to fostering the arts. He taught painting, drawing, design, sculpture, printmaking and art history before retiring in 1987 and has been a source of inspiration for hundreds of students involved in the arts.

Paul Welch’s vision of an arts community led him to become one of the founding members of the Traverse Area Arts Council in 1969, and his most recent endeavors have been put toward developing the Dennos Museum Center. Read More >


 

Melinda Zacher

Melinda Zacher

Interlochen Center for the Arts

Director of Visual Arts 

Melinda Zacher leads all aspects of visual arts education at the Interlochen Center for the Arts, including the Gallery, the Camp and the Academy. Zacher received her Bachelor of Fine Arts and her Master of Art in Arts Education from the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore (MICA). She has taught art at the high school level for seven years, most recently at the Design and Architecture Senior High School, a visual arts magnet school in Miami, Florida. Zacher also served as an admission counselor and the Coordinator of Scholarship Programs at MICA. In this role, she visited hundreds of high school visual arts programs around the country, evaluating the work of high school students who had an interest in continuing their studies in visual arts. A photographer and graphic designer, she has also done work in New York and Miami, and has held exhibitions in Baltimore and South Florida.

 

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