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Board of Directors


Sarah Bouchard, President and Co-Founder 

Sarah BouchardPresident and Co-Founder 

Sarah Bouchard is a professional artist, writer and curator. She is currently the Artistic Director and Artist-in-Residence at the Masonic Temple, in downtown Portland, Maine. Bouchard has an MFA in Sculpture and Installation from the Maine College of Art, a BA in Writing from The Johns Hopkins University, and a BA in Studio Art from the University of Maine at Farmington. She has extensive experience in non-profit management, curation, collection development, and arts administration. She has worked closely with the Carlo Pittore collection for the past seven years, placing Pittore’s work in dozens of institutional and private collections. Bouchard is a passionate advocate for artists’ rights. 

Claire Turlo, Secretary and Co-Founder

Claire Turlo, Secretary and Co-Founder

Claire Turlo is a photographer, writer and naturalist who has lived in the State of Maine for over fifty years. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Community Health Education from the University of Maine, Farmington with a minor in Creative Non-fiction Writing. She has extensive experience in nonprofit incorporation, copywriting, editing, and office organization. Turlo lived off the grid for over a decade in Bowdoinham, Maine, during which time she was intimately connected with the community that surrounded the late artist Carlo Pittore. Turlo contributes articles for The Bollard, an alternative news and arts monthly in Portland, Maine. She is also a mail art aficionado. 

Kent Gordon, Treasurer and Co-Founder

Kent Gordon, Treasurer and Co-Founder

Richard Bryant, Board of Directors

Richard Bryant, Board of Directors

Kent Gordon is the co-founder and Vice President of Caine, Farber & Gordon, a computer software company that created the first compilers for the Intel microprocessors and a program design language, PDL. His most significant scientific contribution is the discovery of the crystal structure of the zeolite paulingite. As a personal database research project, Gordon is creating a very complete archive of all of his possessions, present and past. He served as a board member of the Union of Maine Visual Artists, and is currently a member of the board of the SPACE gallery, in Portland, Maine. Gordon was a longtime friend of the late artist Carlo Pittore and has been an active member of the Maine arts scene for over twenty-five years.

 

Richard Bryant is a managing partner of 8 Square, Inc., a fiscal consulting firm based in New York City that has served the not-for-profit community since 2004. Born and reared in the State of Maine, Bryant resides in Weehawken, New Jersey with his wife Cheryl (an accomplished visual artist). Bryant pursues artistry through music. His band, the Buckstops, can be found haunting the bars of New York City on typical Saturday nights.

Bryant has over twenty years of experience in not-for-profit management. He has worked closely with senior management and board directors of organizations that include The Osborne Association, The Correctional Association of New York, The New York Asian Women’s Center, The Fund for Social Change, and The New York Women’s Foundation, providing fiscal and human resource management, as well as other advisory services.


ADVISORS and CONSULTANTS

mp Warming, Co-Founder

mp Warming, Co-Founder

mp Warming is an IAM Co-Founder and international artist who consults the board of directors from Berlin, Germany. Warming's projects communicate forward-thinking ideas within fine art for renowned architectural spaces. The American Museum of Natural History, Harvard Museum of Comparative Zoology, Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History, and the US Department of Fish and Game have collaborated on her projects. Warming's art has been in exhibition at the 2009 Venice Biennale détournement and is in permanent collections at the Nabokov Museum in St. Petersburg and Foster + Partners’ Library at the Freie Universität Berlin. Currently she is working with scientists at Naturkundemuseum in Berlin.