Burlington City Arts


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Alex Joesette Allen, Donor & Member Relations Coordinator





Andrew Desforges, Art Director

Contact: 802.540.1788 /

Andrew makes BCA look good, handling all our branding, design needs, and digital and printed collateral. 



Sara Katz, Assistant Director 


Sara handles most internal administration for BCA, including managing the budget and staff concerns. In addition, she also runs the Art in Public Places program. 



Doreen Kraft, Executive Director  


Doreen works with the BCA staff, the board of directors and the City of Burlington to develop and promote top quality art experiences for the City of Burlington. 


Andrew B. Krebbs, Communications Director  

Contact: 802.865.5355 / 





Zach Williamson, Event & Production Manager


Zach manages events at the BCA Center and Contois Auditorium, including arts related events and facility rentals. He is also the Managing Director of BCA's Festival of Fools.




Jude Bond, Early Arts Coordinator  

Jude is a practicing visual artist working as the Program Coordinator and Artist in Residence in our Early Arts Program. Early Arts serves preschool and Kindergarten classrooms in a variety of early childcare settings, including King Street Youth Center, Head Start, and the YMCA. Her literacy based art lessons incorporate music, movement, story telling, and visual arts.


Rebecca Schwarz, Art from the Heart Coordinator


Rebecca works with volunteers and staff at UVM Medical Center to bring art and art making to patients, families and staff of the hospital, helping us all feel better through art.



Melissa Steady, Education Director 


Melissa is responsible for all aspects of BCA Education, including classes, workshops, general programming and satellite spaces of the program and works with all education program managers, the Executive Director and the marketing team to ensure success. 



Kiersten Williams, Community Programs Coordinator


Kiersten manages the education programs and scheduling in the BCA's Print, Drawing & Painting, Jewelry and Clay studios located at 405 Pine Street.



Chris Vaughn, Clay & Print Studio Manager


Chris manages all technical aspects of the Print & Clay Studio. He is responsible for the studios’ membership programs and manages the team of studio assistants. 



Mary Zompetti, Photography Program Director  


Mary manages the Community Darkroom and Digital Media Lab facilities, programming and studio membership for BCA and teaches in the education program. She holds an MFA in Visual Arts from the Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University and is a practicing artist working in photography, new media and installation. See her work on her website




Kate Ashman, Public Arts Coordinator


Kate manages our artist database, working with new and existing artists to encourage greater exposure and sales opportunities through exhibitions in local business and public spaces . She plans, curates and installs exhibitions for our clients on a rotating basis. 


Heather Ferrell, Curator and Director of Exhibitions 


Bio coming soon.



Colin Storrs, Gallery Coordinator and Curatorial Assistant

Contact: 802.865.7165 /



Melinda Johns, Gallery Education and Programs Coordinator 


Melinda helps to frame the visitor experience at the BCA Center.  She manages BCA’s gallery education program, See Think Do!, and gallery docent program,  offering interactive and engaging explorations of exhibitions to a diverse audience.



Meara McGinniss, Customer Service Assistant

Contact: 802-865-7166 /