Friends of Art House Dallas,
Since our inception and launch in October of 2010, Art House Dallas has experienced many exciting opportunities and wonderful accomplishments. This “little-non-profit-that-could” has moved from a stage of survival to a stage of stability, and we are all very grateful. As we near our 5-year anniversary in October 2015, we look forward to furthering our success and significance in the community.
None of this would have been possible without the support, guidance and trust of Charlie Peacock and Andi Ashworth, the founders of all things Art House. We are grateful to them, and to everyone involved, for allowing us to be part of the conversation and the journey.
We are especially grateful to two dedicated and amazing people specific to our efforts here in Dallas. Jenny Green, our original Executive Director for over three years, was instrumental in establishing our brand in Dallas, developing our community and providing amazing programs. Jenny set things in motion and provided us with a foundation on which we could grow, and we are forever grateful for her hard work and contribution to Art House Dallas. Marissa Miller-Delcambre, our Programs Director and Interim Executive Director, was (and is) also key to establishing our efforts in Dallas. When faced with a dual role in the interim period, she responded tremendously and was the single most important person in maintaining our momentum over the past year and a half. To both Jenny and Marissa we emphatically say, “Well done!”
As we searched for our new Executive Director, we considered many candidates - all of whom were talented in many ways. It was a difficult position to fill as we targeted the “sweet-spot” of creativity, ministry, and development. We decided to be faithful and let things unfold organically with each new prospect. In the end, this approach was successful and we are pleased to announce that Art House Dallas has found the best candidate for the position.
Cary Pierce accepted the position in November of 2014, and we are pleased to enter the New Year with this exciting announcement. Cary, though originally from the Northeast, is now Dallas’ own. He is an SMU graduate, musician, friend of AHD and actually served on our Creative Council when this all began. He understands the vision of Art House and offers a sound perspective in the areas of creativity, ministry and development. Please help me in welcoming Cary to his new role. We look forward to all that we will accomplish in the coming years and are confident that he will do great things to carry us to a place of success and significance.
Cary, Marissa, and our entire community have great things in store for 2015. We look forward to completing our efforts on a permanent space, continuing to provide our community with great programs, planning a large celebration of our 5th Anniversary in October, securing more involvement from our Patron Community, and expanding our reach into the community - all with the hopes of “Cultivating Creativity for the Common Good”.
If you woke up this morning and drew a breath ... if you are reading this now ... if you are involved already ... if you are thinking about getting involved ... if you are an artist, a business person, a spouse, a parent - whether you realize it or not - we are ALL RESPONSIBLE for cultivating creativity and impacting our community.
Please come take part in the conversation. Please be an encouragement to the world around you regardless of your canvas. Please join us on the Art House journey.
Chairman of the Board
MESSAGE FROM OUR NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, CARY PIERCE
Hello Art House Dallas! It’s so good to be here, and I am so honored and grateful to be part of the Art House Dallas family.
As a lifelong artist, I am excited to grow with you as a songwriter and musician. I have so much to learn and so many of you to meet. I pray that 2015 is a year of more imagining and more creating for all of us, and I pray that Art House Dallas will continue to enrich your soul and inspire your creativity. As Charlie Peacock once said, “if you want to change the world, make something beautiful.” I look forward to all of us doing more of that!
Blessings and see you soon!