MadArt welcomes new Director, Emily Kelly


MadArt is pleased to announce that our new Director, Emily Kelly, will be joining us from Austin, TX on June 1st.

Emily is an artist, arts educator, and administrator joining the MadArt team from her native Texas, where she was Interim Director of the Visual Arts Center (VAC), a contemporary art space at The University of Texas at Austin. In addition to her work with the VAC, she was an active member of MASS Gallery, a collectively-run nonprofit gallery and project space.

With a background in community-based arts programming, Emily is interested in the dynamic ways contemporary art can act as a catalyst for community development and social engagement. She holds a BS in Marketing and Fine Arts from the University of New Orleans and an MA in Art Education with a specialized portfolio in Art and Cultural Management and Entrepreneurship from The University of Texas at Austin.

Emily is excited for her new role at MadArt and looks forward to exploring all the Pacific Northwest has to offer.