BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Diane Martonis

President

Makenzie Davis

Vice President

Emmy Delis

Secretary

Wayne Northcutt

John Cross

David Hartman

Tom Ludlow

Board Member Nomination Guidelines

The Firehouse Art Center in Longmont is seeking enthusiastic and creative leaders to join its Board of Directors. As a Board Member, you will be assisting & supporting a successful visual arts non-profit organization that has been the visual art center serving the St. Vrain Valley and Boulder County since 1986. The Firehouse Art Center’s Board of Directors supports and guides the organization to help it realize the full impact of its mission and vision. It is a supportive network, committed to inclusion of a variety of identities, perspectives, and skill sets. Applicants need not have previous board leadership experience, but must be willing to contribute their time and resources to advancing the Firehouse’s mission. This is an extraordinary opportunity for an individual who is passionate about supporting the organization’s growth through advocacy, fundraising, service, and acting as an ambassador for the organization.

Specific Board Member responsibilities include:
• Participate in FAC’s annual board retreat, regular board meetings, and in working groups and committees.
• Serve as an advisor to FAC’s Executive Director. Each board member supports FAC’s activities by offering their unique expertise and guidance.
• Help establish policy, procedures, and regulations for the operation of FAC and provide legal and fiduciary oversight.
• Act as an ambassador for FAC and represent the organization to stakeholders.
• Make FAC a philanthropic priority and assist in the organization’s fundraising efforts. No minimum giving and fundraising amount is set, but board members are expected to proactively reach out to their personal and professional networks to solicit contributions for FAC and make a personally meaningful financial gift to FAC each year.
• Serve a two-year term (to be eligible for re-appointment for one additional term). Service on FAC’s Board of Directors is without remuneration

Please send a letter of intent and resume to Firehouse Art Center, 667 Fourth Ave, Longmont CO 80501.

THE FIREHOUSE TEAM

Elaine Waterman

Executive Director

 

Elaine Waterman brings over 11 years of arts education and programming experience to the Firehouse Art Center. She holds a degree in Fine Art and English Literature from the College of William and Mary, and a Masters Certificate in Art Adminstration from CU Boulder. With a Fashion Design and Illustration degree from the Fashion Institute of Technology, Elaine started her career in the arts as a Fashion Designer in NYC, working for Bloomingdales as well as Marvel Comics.

As a professional artist, Elaine has exhibited in galleries from New York to Los Angeles. Elaine comes to the Firehouse after serving as the Studio Project Coordinator at the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art as well as the Education Program Coordinator at the Longmont Museum and Cultural Center. Her goal is to provide support and resources to local artists and increase awareness, funding and access to the arts for all. Elaine’s biggest passion is introducing students, young and old, to the artist within, and she believes that art can be a powerful agent of social change. Elaine is excited to spearhead the curation of the Firehouse’s three gallery spaces and hopes to continue exhibiting art that dynamically engages viewers and encourages creative discourse.

Jaime Looger

Community and Events Outreach Coordinator
Creative Community Committee and Summer Festivals

Jaime Looger brings a wide array of art-world experience with her to the FHC. She studied interior design at Texas State University and it was the art classes that captivated her passion for art thereafter. After graduating from Texas State University with bachelors in International Business, Jaime went on to run art auctions on cruise ships for a time. She trained at Park West art gallery- a 66,000 square foot gallery where she learned all about the masters and how to tell their stories. On the ships, she would do gallery set ups, auction set ups and breakdowns, promotional events, and the marketing for it all. After meeting her husband and settling down, Jaime also became a middle school art teacher for 4 years at a Title 1 school in Texas. There, she honed her organizational skills as well as activity coordinating, event planning for kids art shows, and showcase setups. She enjoyed every minute of it. After moving to Colorado, Jaime became a real estate agent and has enjoyed her education and helping people in that field as well.

Jaime has been an artist herself ever since taking those art classes in college. She has a multitude of mediums- from charcoal portraits to acrylic paint pouring, as well as digital art and creating giclees, Jaime has some work hanging around Longmont through the Left Hand Artist Group’s generous efforts to showcase local artwork in our cities breweries and restaurants. With a passion for event planning, she looks forward to making our Summer Festivals bright and fun while advancing community awareness and engagement.

Reed Spencer

Facilities and Events

Ruby Vitt

Education Intern (May/June)
Farmers Market and Summer Camps

Ruby Vitt is a natural born artist. Her creativity manifested as soon as her fine motor skills developed. Play dough and crayons were her mediums of choice. Ruby even tried to start selling her art at 5, sitting on the porch with a sign and a smile. This enthusiasm has bloomed into a passion that is her life calling. She’s just starting out on her career journey and is excited to have the Firehouse Art Center be a stepping stone in her life. She spends her time hiking the beauty that surrounds Boulder county and painting the sights she sees. Ruby hopes to work for National Geographic one day. The Firehouse Art Center is a great way to learn from different artists and their specific skills, that way Ruby can continue to learn and teach others.