sarahThe Arts Council is pleased to welcome a new member of our team, Marketing Director Sarah Smallwood.  She is returning to the Arts Council, where she served a one-year term as an Americorps member and Marketing Coordinator in 2012-13. She begins work at the Arts Council on August 24, 2016.

Sarah comes to the Arts Council from the Orpheum Theater, where she served as Marketing Director and Co-General Manager for the past three years. Sarah graduated from Keene State College in Keene, New Hampshire with a BFA in Graphic Design. During her previous tenure with the Arts Council, she developed the branding for Arts & Economic Prosperity IV, the economic impact study of the non-profit arts and sciences that was published in summer 2012.

“Sarah is a phenomenal talent,” said John Tannous, Executive Director. “She has a keen eye for art and design, and will help us raise the bar here at the Arts Council. I believe she is poised to accomplish great things in the arts sector.”

Smallwood joins a veteran staff with a great deal of experience and expertise in the arts. In addition to Tannous’s ten years at the Arts Council and twenty years in the arts, Deputy Director Elizabeth Vogler has a decade of experience in the arts and culture industry, working at both the Arts Council and the Arboretum at Flagstaff. Artistic Director Travis Iurato brings a bi-coastal arts perspective, Kris Kosola has been leading theatrical productions for many years, and both Mario Samano and Margaret Langworthy have been with the Arts Council for many years.

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left to right: Economic Impact Study Intern Emily Melhorn, Riley Johnson, Graphic Design intern Kathryn Fike, Deputy Director Elizabeth Vogler, Marketing Director Sarah Smallwood, Marketing intern Kitt Mattison, former Marketing Director Malena Grosz