Welcome Kelly McDonough!
- April 10, 2017
- Posted by: Eureka Springs School of Art
- Category: News
Eureka Springs School of the Arts announces new Executive Director. The Eureka Springs School of the Arts (ESSA) is pleased to announce that Kelly McDonough has been named Executive Director after a regional search for candidates. ESSA brings together people with varied backgrounds, ages, and skill level to work with their hands in a supporting and encouraging way.
Kelly comes to the ESSA with 15 years of experience in grant administration and non-profit management, as well as a passion for the arts. As an arts volunteer and enthusiast, Kelly has worked with art collectives and museums to support public art events, pop up shows and partnered with an internationally known dance organization to stage a large scale, non-traditional dance performance to raise awareness of the value of the arts in daily life.
“We are grateful that ESSA’s new executive director comes to us with a diverse background of management at a large non-profit and extensive volunteer experience in the arts,” Elise Roenigk, ESSA’s Board President, said. “We are confident that ESSA will continue to be a tremendous success under her leadership.”
“I have long been an admirer of ESSA, and when I learned of the opportunity to work with this team I was thrilled to apply. ESSA has a extraordinary future of growth and innovation ahead, due to the dedication and creativity of the Board of Directors, staff, instructors and volunteers. With the recent expansion of teaching studio space on the campus and strategic plans for growth, ESSA will continue to gain in status as a premier art school in America,” McDonough said. “I am proud to be a part of ESSA and excited to work with the ESSA community to build for the future.”
The Eureka Springs School of Art’s Board of Directors and staff would like to extend our utmost gratitude to Peggy Kjelgaard who retired after over 10 years of service as Executive Director and welcome Kelly McDonough to the ESSA family.
Author: Eureka Springs School of Art
In the belief that art is vital to the human spirit, the Eureka Springs School of the Arts is committed to cultivate, promote and encourage artistic expression by providing art education opportunities in a unique environment of beauty and creativity.