Our Board

Our Board of Directors comprises thirteen individuals who are committed to the Bay School, the Mathews Community, and the Arts. Each member brings a unique perspective and range of experience to their leadership role.

Kelsey Desmond, Chair The Bay School is dear to my heart. I feel it is a growing community landmark, opening the doors for all those, young and old, living near and far, to experience what the Arts have to offer. The Bay School provides all ages the opportunity to learn, experience and appreciate the arts, and I am very excited to be part of the this growing non-profit organization.

Gay Butler, Vice Chair  I love the Bay School because of its commitment to providing the community with an amazing exposure to, and experience in art.

Rachel Morris, Secretary

Beth Johnson, Treasurer  Having served on the Bay School Board since 2015, I have seen our organization continue to grow and flourish due to the dedication and creative spirit of our staff, teachers, artists, and volunteers. The Bay School is a gathering place for everyone, regardless of ability, to learn, develop an appreciation for the arts, and have FUN!  We are so fortunate to have this resource in our community, and I am honored to serve on the Board. 

Lois Biddison  I am very happy to be part of the Bay School. The School gave me a way to get back into painting after I retired. I loved the classes and made many friends as well.  I am amazed at the opportunities the school provides for Mathews. The scope of classes and programs offers something for everyone from children to seniors, plus the gallery offers superb exhibits.

Cindy Butterworth  I am super-proud of the Bay School outreach programs and have personally enjoyed many of their classes. It is also a fantastic place to meet new friends!

Mary Chapman  I have been involved with the Bay School Community Arts Center for the past 7 years.... each year I am amazed at all that goes on in this organization! Yes, we are about art... but we are mostly about Community. And that's what I love! Offering an art experience to all, regardless of age, ability, or means to pay is the most important aspect of who we are. Come see for yourself!

Rita Cutler  I love, love, love the Bay School and its unique place in our Mathews community.

Phil Dunn  Visual artists often lead solitary lives; working by themselves as they seek to follow their creative path. Institutions like The Bay School serve to encourage and, more importantly, shed light on the creative process by creating a community of learners that immerses itself in art. I am proud to lend whatever skills I possess to furthering this endeavor.

Elizabeth Lacy  I serve on the Bay School Board because I believe in the opportunities the Bay School provides the community to explore and enjoy art and each other, and because it is a wonderful way to give back to the community I have enjoyed with family and friends over four decades.

Dan Ortiz

Darlene Talbott  Being involved with the Bay School is a wonderful way to explore all aspects of art. Taking different class allows one to explore the ever changing world of art. Come see what the Bay School has to offer.

Tom Tucker  Having attended many functions and.served as a volunteer, I was pleased to be invited to join the Bay School Board. As Board members we evaluate existing programs and seek to broaden our appeal with new opportunities. We welcome your suggestions. Our objective is to make our Bay School an outstanding Community Arts Center! Come visit us.