It is with a mixture of loss and deep appreciation that Waterfall Arts announces the departure of our Executive Director, Martha Piscuskas. Recently, Martha informed the board that she needs to step down from her position for personal family reasons, effective February 2019.
A co-founder of Waterfall Arts and an unerring advocate for the organization, Martha has been with Waterfall since its inception, serving on the Board as Program Committee Chair for the first five years. For over eight years she served as Co-Director and the Director of Programming, leading the organization to diversify and expand its programming, staffing, and audience.
Martha was appointed Executive Director, effective July 1, 2018, as part of a major reorganization that the Board approved in May 2018. She was tasked with running the organization while transitioning Waterfall Arts to the new structure, which is now complete.
Over the next few months, the Board of Directors will be conducting a search to find the new Waterfall Arts Executive Director. During this transition period, their priority is to maintain a stable and effective organization while seeking the best individual to lead a phenomenal team. This team includes Director of Programming, Meg Fournier; Director of Operations, Julia Raite; Youth & Family Outreach Coordinator, Bridget Matros; Facilities Manager, Mike Fletcher; Facilities Assistant, Jeff Densmore; and newly hired Marketing Manager, Michele Christle; along with numerous committees comprised of devoted Board Members and community volunteers.
A job announcement is on the website, www.waterfallarts.org. Review of applications will begin January 31, 2019. There will be a public celebration of Martha’s time with Waterfall Arts from 5:00-7:00 PM on Friday, January 25, 2019, at the Opening Reception for IN HOUSE, the annual show of work by Waterfall Arts staff, teachers, volunteers, and artists with studios in the building.
Launched in 2000, Waterfall Arts is a community arts center that offers resources to students, professionals, and arts enthusiasts of all ages. Opportunities include classes, exhibitions, art events, performances, open community studios (clay, print, and darkroom photography), public art projects, and more. For more information, visit waterfallarts.org or call (207) 338-2222.