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MONIQUE PRIESTLEY

Monique Priestley telecommutes full-time from her home in Bradford, VT for CampusCE Corporation in Seattle, WA. Locally, she works on freelance digital design, graphic design, and tech support projects. Monique serves on the boards/committees of a number of local groups including the Cohase Chamber of Commerce (executive committee: secretary, economic development committee, workforce development committee, publicity committee), Little Rivers Health Care (executive committee: secretary), Bradford Conservation Commission (executive committee: vice chair, education committee, conservation fund committee), Bradford Business Association, Bradford Young Makers Club, Bradford Public Library (trustee), Bradford Steering Committee, Bradford Outside the Box, and the Vermont Arts Council’s Creative Arts Network (East Central Vermont leadership team). Monique was elected to serve as President of the Woodsville-Wells River Rotary Club for the 2017-2018 term and was elected as a Justice of the Peace and Chair of the Board of Civil Authority for Bradford, VT. Most recently, she founded The Space On Main, Inc., a local coworking/community space and joined The Mentoring Project of the Upper Valley as a mentor.

SAM DRAZIN

Sam Drazin is a former Elementary Educator and is the current Executive Director a Vermont based educational non profit organization called Changing Perspectives. Changing Perspectives provides schools with disability awareness programming through a combination of teacher trainings and curriculum materials. Additionally, Sam works nationally in schools, libraries and universities to promote awareness and inclusion of all people. Sam is currently on the board of trustees for an independent school and the New England Regional Genetics Group. In his free time Sam enjoys spending time with friends, boating and hiking with his dog Cami.

KEISHA LUCE

In the tradition of documentary art such as photography and film, Keisha Luce developed documentary sculpture to explore personal, social and historical events. Her current work focuses on individuals who have been shaped and altered by war and conflict. Recent projects have brought her to Vietnam to examine the continuing effects of Agent Orange and to Sierra Leone, West Africa to document the mass amputations that occurred during the civil war. She is currently working on a project with Iraq and Afghanistan veterans.

Luce has been the recipient of a Vermont Studio Center Residency, Dartmouth College Arts and Science Alumni Grant, Vermont Arts Council Creation Award, a Dickey Center for International Understanding Award, an Ella Lyman Cabot Trust Grant, Reynolds Fellowship, and Residency at Sculpture Space in New York. She has been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions in the United States and abroad.