Kathryn Dunn has been hired as the Major Projects manager for the Association for Visual Arts, the biggest function of this job being director of the 4 Bridges Arts Festival. She brings a comprehensive background in arts management, project management, and marketing to the position.
Ms. Dunn completed both a Masters of Fine Art at Florida State University and a Masters of Public Administration at the University of Tennessee Chattanooga. She has previously worked with local businesses Brewer Media, Shupertine’s Gold Leaf Designs and Chattanooga Kids on the Block.
Along with Ms. Dunn, AVA welcomes SCAD graduate Lauren Necko as lab monitor of the Media Lab and Clean Room Photo Studio. Ms. Necko is knowledgeable in a range of design software and has professional photography experience. The Media Lab will reopen Saturday at 11 a.m. and will remain open on Saturdays from 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
“AVA’s Board and staff are thrilled Kathryn and Lauren will be joining us. The organization is in a major growth phase and we are excited about the experience, the knowledge, and the passion both bring to our work in the community,” said Anne Willson, AVA executive director.
In addition to two new staff members, AVA promoted current staff members, Lauren Goforth and Kayleigh Reeves.
Ms. Goforth steps into the position of Education and Exhibitions director. She succeeds Mark Bradley-Shoup who severed as AVA’s program director for 10 years. Ms. Reeves will take on the role of the Membership and Community Relations coordinator, succeeding Katie Boerema.
Mark Song joins to handle marketing and design; Nanette Brown continues as AVA’s business manager.