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. Jamie 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, performing artist, and researcher. In 2018, he received a Fulbright grant that allowed him to move to Versailles, France where he studied the organ and completed research on secularism and 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, the Historical Keyboard Society of North America, and the Westfield Center for Historical Keyboard Studies. He holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Arizona State University and currently teaches at Syracuse 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.
Maria Danielson, Secretary
Maria is a Dutch -> English translator who also co-owns John Doe Jr Used Records in Greenfield, MA with her partner. She is a DJ whose free-form show "Psychedelarrhythmia" has been featured on various community stations in Philadelphia and Massachusetts. She spearheaded the creation of a low-power radio station on Martha's Vineyard (WVVY-LPFM). As an avid fan and friend of the Massachusetts underground music and art scene, she has co-hosted and promoted a multitude of shows in a variety of genres.
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.
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.
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 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.