ART FÜD is comprised of a volunteer group of artists, art lovers, and compassionate souls. We started this organization because we care about people.
Jordan F. Smith (President): Retired graphic designer. Artist, historian, foreign film aficionado, story-teller. Fully committed to ART FÜD and a believer in its potential to do good works.
Christopher Huestis (Vice President): Director of PhotoSynthesis. Artist, humanist, optimist, imaginist. Unusually interested in archaic photographic processes.
David Westlake (Treasurer)
Julianna Kristoff (Acting Secretary; Director, Production): Artist. Maker. Skee-Ball Enthusiast. When not satiating her occasional wanderlust, she can be found wandering locally at art and music events likely with a film camera in hand. Supporting local events and good causes from the inside and the outside makes her a happy girl.
Joseph McCarthy (Director, Events)
Tania Palermo (Director, Relations): Solopreneur at Tania Palermo Studio on Main. Massage Therapist, Photographer, Artist. Loves unplanned road trips, being in nature and lollygagging in Northern CA where the Pacific Ocean and giant Redwood trees line HWY 101. Tania supports musicians, artists, and makers in her studio in Manchester, and has been involved in the planning and organizing of several local markets and events. She believes in giving back, building community, and helping others connect.
Peter Smith (Director, Legal): A lawyer who likes learning, listening, and alliteration. Peter has considerable experience with community service, and he believes strongly in the mission of ART FÜD to benefit the public good.
Taryn W (Director, Relations): Behavior Health Nurse who lives under a veil of paranoia that others will discover she has no artistic talent whatsoever. Taryn appreciates the arts, wanting to see the arts thrive in her community by connecting artists and makers with each other. Founder and market manager of Silk City Fest.