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Jamie Mohr, Director

Based in Guilford Vermont, Jamie is a multidisciplinary artist and filmmaker who has exhibited her work in Europe, South America, Asia, Australia and the U.S. She holds a Sustainable Development MA from SIT, A Masters from The New School in Documentary Studies and has studied Climate Change in the Arctic context at the University of Oslo in preparation for her last film project sailing on a Tall Ship in Arctic Svalbard. She has previous gallery management and curatorial experience running Be Your Own Placebo, a Mass MoCA satellite gallery for Berkshire cultural tourism initiatives.

Jessamyn Fiore, Board President

A life-long resident of Chesterfield NH, Jessamyn is a contemporary art curator and writer as well the Co-Director of the Estate of Gordon Matta-Clark. She is a co-founder of Nasty Women Exhibition (2017/2020) and was the Curatorial Advisor for Rawson Projects gallery in New York City (2014 - 2015, 2017 – 2018). She was the curator of the Jean-Paul Najar Foundation in Dubai, UAE, from 2015-2017 and Director of Thisisnotashop, a not for profit gallery space in Dublin, Ireland, from 2007-2010.

Recent Exhibitions include Gordon Matta-Clark: Anarchitect at the Bronx Museum of the Arts, New York City (November 2017), co-curated with Sergio Bessa. The exhibition was critically acclaimed and subsequently toured to the Jeu de Paume, Paris, France (June 2018); Kumu Kunstimuuseum, Tallinn, Estonia (February 2019); and the Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University, Waltham, MA, (September 2019). 

Dr. Alexander Meszler, Vice President

Alexander is an organist dedicated to interdisciplinary performance and research. He currently serves as Assistant Professor of Organ and College Organist at Luther College in Decorah, IA. With Kimberly Marshall, he is the General editor for a forthcoming online Encyclopedia of the Organ that will contain 4,000 articles about the organ. He has performed or presented at conferences of the European Association for the Study of Religions, The Society for the Scientific Study of Religion, the American Guild of Organists, and the Westfield Center for Historical Keyboard Studies. As a Fulbright recipient, he studied in Versailles, France and he holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Arizona State University.

Matt Samolis, Treasurer ​

Matt is a sound artist whose recent work is an ongoing study of acoustic resonance, and the resulting sonic relationships within architectural spaces. He has also been involved in the maintenance and care of historic buildings for as long as he has been performing in them. His offerings are acoustic, drone based, and meditative. Matt studied flute and composition in Boston and now lives nearby in central MA.

 

Rob Forman, Secretary

For over thirty years Rob has been a writer, curator, and facilitator in providing forums for experimental musicians and sound artists through his Sedimental imprint founded in 1993, generating live events (Non-Event in Boston est. 2001), and through community and non-profit radio programming, both in the Northeast and in Austin and Dallas where he has lived. His activity is intentioned towards highlighting lesser established or exposed artists whenever possible, creating new connections to the global community with recorded documents and the local community with live events. Rob records and performs live and DJs as MentalDrift. He is an Italian wine industry veteran and currently lives in Franklin County, MA.

Dr. Nick Brooke

A professor at Bennington College since 2004, Nick’s instrumental works have been performed by Talujon, Bang-on-a-Can All Stars, the Paul Dresher Ensemble, the Nash Ensemble of London, Orchestra 2001, Dan Druckman, Speculum Musicae, Sekar Anu, and New York’s Gamelan Son of Lion. His work has been performed across the United States and in Europe and featured at the Lincoln Center Festival, the Ecstatic Music Festival, the Spoleto Festival, and the MATA Series. Brooke has received awards and residencies from the Guggenheim Foundation, ASCAP, the Rockefeller Foundation, Djerassi, and the MacDowell Colony.

During a two-year fellowship to Central Java, he studied gamelan and collaborated on musical projects with Javanese composers, dancers, and visual artists. He holds degrees in music composition and philosophy from Oberlin College and a PhD from Princeton University.

Victoria Keddie

An artist working with electronic sound and video, transmission, and televisual broadcast. Victoria's recent projects include customized software to sound space debris, the sounding of a Utopian landmark building, and a televisual installation within a vacant flagship retail store. Keddie is Co-Director of E.S.P. TV, a nomadic TV studio and cable access series, that realizes synthetic environments and deconstructs the televisual for live performance. Keddie has performed live productions, with commissioned compositions, and exhibited internationally at: The Barbican (London/UK), Fridman Gallery, Performa Arts, The Swiss Institute, Pioneer Works, The Kitchen,The Museum of Art and Design, Queens Museum of Art, Anthology Film Archives (New York/US), Human Resources, (Los Angeles/ US), KØS Museum, (Kuge/DK), Espace de l’art Concret (Paris/FR), The Goethe Institute (Bogotá/CO),Syros International Film Festival (Syros, GR), Sight +Sound Festival (Montreal/CA), among others

Jack Langdon 

A musician, video artist, and writer, Jack (b.1994, Keyeser, Wisconsin) creates work that disintegrates commonplace sounds, images, and narratives—reassembling them in strange constructions. His music is gentle and expansive, drawing inspiration from the landscape and folk modernisms of the American Midwest. Jack is an organist, whose approach to performance investigates the idiomatic qualities of individual organs—utilizing static textures, extended techniques, and electroacoustic augmentations. Langdon is a proponent of contemporary organ music and regularly creates new work in collaboration with other performers and composers. Jack currently lives in East Thetford, Vermont on the unceded land of the Abenaki. Jack is a member of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians.

Alex Young

An artist, writer, and curator originally from the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont, Alex’s projects have been shown nationally and internationally including Spanien 19C (Aarhus, Denmark); Alkovi Galleri, Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art (Helsinki, Finland); ACC Galerie (Weimar, Germany); Städtische Museum (Zittau, Germany); Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, Beyond/ In Western New York Biennial, and UB Art Gallery (Buffalo, NY); Flux Factory, Conflux Festival (NYC) among others.

Recent and forthcoming editorial and curatorial projects include: Universal Dissolvent: Fragments from the Southern California Megalopolis at San Diego Art Institute (2015), GROPING in the DARK at Museum of Contemporary Art Tucson (2019), Ecology of Bad Ideas for Drain Magazine (2020), and Ruderal Futures at SixtyEight Art Institute in Copenhagen (2022).

Ven Voisey

Ven is the Design Production and Installation Specialist at Oakland Museum of California and a multi-disciplinary artist working in sculpture, robotics, and sound installation. He has a degree from San Francisco State University combining Humanities, Electronic music, Film, and Conceptual Art. He continued his education outside of school by working, touring and collaborating with kinetic sculpture and installation collective Amorphic Robot Works. Voisey has worked with a variety of Western MA arts organizations including MASS MoCA, MCLA Gallery 51, and Clark Art Institute. He was Artist-in-Residence at the Berkshire Museum and awarded the Individual Artist grant from the Local Cultural Council of Northern Berkshire. His work has been included in the deCordova Biennial at deCordova Museum and he is a fellow of the Roswell Artist in Residence Program in Roswell, New Mexico. Ven is also a director and co-founder of the annual Mojave Sound Art Festival in Twentynine Palms, CA.

George W. Myers 

Myers is a film programmer focusing on documentary / creative non-fiction, including the NEA award winning Bellwether: New Directions in Cinema. George has also been a moderator, juror, panelist and worked film festivals including Sundance Film Festival, Provincetown Film Fest, Denver Film Festival and more. Along with curation he has extensive operational experience with over 13 years of General Manager experience at Amherst Cinema along with co-founding and operating The Quarters, a restaurant, bar and vintage arcade located in Hadley, MA. George was the co-producer for the award winning, internationally acclaimed documentary film Milford Graves Full Mantis on the pioneering thinker and free jazz musician Milford Graves. In addition to film, George has worked extensively in music, both playing in bands, booking tours, running a boutique record label and hosting DJ nights. He also hosts the intermittent blog and podcast Musicalepisode.com.

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