Please use the form at the bottom of the page to vote for the current proposals in front of the Membership of the Arts Society of Kingston. Please fill this form out by 5 PM on Thursday July 21. Our Annual Members Meeting will be held on Thursday, July 21st at 7pm online via Zoom. By registering for the event online, you will be entered into a raffle to receive one of three gift boxes. Immediately prior to the Annual Members Meeting is a Special Members Meeting which will be a Q&A at 6pm. Both sessions will be recorded.
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NOTE: Due to the number of open seats, this is an interim position lasting one year and, in addition to Board duties, is responsible for producing governing documents for ASK in direct consultation with the Membership. Read more about their responsibilities by clicking here.
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Proposed Interim Board Members:
- Natalie Fisk (she/her)
- Tovah Goldfarb (she/they)
- Priscilla DeConti (she/her)
- Lee Worden (they/them)
- Richard Baronio (he/him)
- Jamie Sanin (they/she)
- Chloe Redd (she/her)
- Hannah Crisafulli (she/her)
- Cari Marvelli (she/her)
Natalie Fisk is a Mexican American artist. She was the curator for the NU Perspectives art program at NU Hotel Brooklyn which facilitated murals, lobby exhibitions, performances, hosted Fridge Art Fair, and collaborated with local galleries and artists from Brooklyn. Fisk has the goal of utilizing her creative and professional skills toward building strong support networks for communities that have been intentionally, historically, and systemically ignored. She received her BFA from the Pacific Northwest College of Art in 2011, has attended the Vermont Studio Center Residency, and has been showing her work nationally for over 15 years. Her curation has been mentioned in the New York Times, Hyperallergic, and Bushwick Daily.
Tovah Goldfarb is a lifelong lover of the arts in the Hudson Valley and delighted to join the interim board. She is an artist and activist. They are a proud public educator in the Poughkeepsie City School District.
Priscilla DeConti is a retired RN who found her voice in the creative arts back in 2015. After finishing a graphic design degree, she began dabbling in acrylic and oil painting. She was introduced to the Zentangle method in 2016 and became a Certified Zentangle teacher in 2017. She currently uses her Zentangle patterns and method to create unique multifaceted pieces of art. Her love of art and her love of her community will be an asset to the ASK community. It is an honor and pleasure to be a part of growing ASK for the future.
Lee Worden is a queer artist and small business owner. They have been creating and vending as Firefly Resin for 4 years, dabbling in multiple mediums with an emphasis on Jewish witchcraft. They are a proud member of Team Celebrate845. Born and raised here in Ulster County, they are thrilled to be a part of the valley’s art legacy.
Richard Baronio grew up in the suburbs north of New York City, and, having tinkered with objects his whole childhood, discovered sculpture in college when he was failing out of freshman engineering. He went on to graduate school in sculpture and then taught sculpture at the University of Illinois, Chicago, and Kenyon College in Ohio. From there he moved to New Haven where he spent three years designing and installing exhibitions at the Yale Art Gallery and the Yale Center for British Art. Following that, he moved to New York City and started a residential construction business which he ran until 2020. He has been a permanent resident of Kingston since June 2021 and was happily surprised to find the atmosphere at ASK to be so supportive and considerate. As a result, he looks forward to serving on this new board of directors.
Jamie Sanin is a visual artist, educator, and organizer living in New York’s Hudson Valley. Raised in Orange County NY with B.S. in Visual Arts Education, her interest in teaching sprouted from her own experience with the arts; in addition to visual art, Jamie also studied dance, music, and theatre from a young age. Each experience provided them not only with a breadth of cultural knowledge but also the opportunity to consider the importance of community care via accessible arts, for which she is an advocate. Jamie is thrilled and grateful to serve on the ASK Board and be a part of the Kingston arts community.
Chloe Redd is an artist and college student currently majoring in computer science from Kingston, New York. She loves to draw and paint silly things, as well as play the cello and bass guitar. Chloe was previously a member of the Pop-Up Gallery Group/The D.R.A.W. Kingston, where she assisted with the hanging of shows in various local galleries (including ASK!!) and served as an artist’s assistant for both adult and youth classes.
Hannah Crisafulli is a visual artist and avid supporter of the arts community in the Hudson Valley. Originally from a small town in Warren County, New Jersey, and moved to the Hudson Valley after receiving her BS in Cinema and Photography, with a concentration in photography, from Ithaca College in 2019. She quickly became involved in the Hudson Valley’s arts scene, and has also become involved the several of the community’s grassroots movements. She is passionate about creating and promoting inclusive, assessable, and empowering arts spaces for folks of all backgrounds.
Cari Marvelli‘s work as a photographer began as a teenager living in Reno, Nevada. Her first job was as co- publisher of a hardcore punk fanzine called Media Massacre, which captured the raw energy of the local scene. Cari got her first job as an actor in Gary Elam’s film American Leather, which then led to her involvement in the local theater scene. After a couple of years of performing ‘au naturel,’ Cari decided to move to San Francisco to receive formal classical theater training at the Bennett Theater Lab. She then moved to the East Village where she pounded the pavement for acting gigs while working as a waitress in a cocktail bar.
Cari moved to Kingston in 2001 and began focusing on screenwriting and filmmaking. In 2009, her short film man’aise was a selection at Mockfest in Hollywood where she won a ‘Mocky’ for best actress in a drama. Many of her early photos have since been published in print (Straight Edge by Tony Rettman, 2017; Untypical Girls by Sam Knee, 2017), and were part of a 2015 retrospective exhibit called Skeeno in Black & White & Words at the Holland Project in Reno. Currently, Cari uses original photographs to create digital collage pieces she refers to as “repurposed,” and is dabbling in encaustic work. Her vision for the Kingston art scene aligns well with those of ASK; inclusivity, with a focus on promoting local artists.