The VisArts Artist Advisory Council is comprised of a diverse group of artists, curators, academics, and arts professionals from the DC/Maryland/Northern Virginia region. These talented individuals provide a broad arc of expertise to advise and assist the gallery staff with the development and implementation of exhibitions, selection and mentorship of VisArts Studio Residents and Fellows, and other exhibition-related programming.

VisArts is committed to addressing the needs of artists and artist-driven initiatives with sustainable tactics. The members of the ACC play essential roles as connectors, future imaginers, advisors, and review panels.

2023 Artist Advisory Council

Monica Jahan Bose (she/hers)
Artist and climate activist

Shannon Collis (she/her/hers)
Artist and Associate Professor of Art
University of Maryland

Nancy Daly
Artist and Founder/co-director But, Also

Robert Devers
(he/him/his) Artist, Center for Craft Studies Coordinator, Instructor

Tim Doud (he/him)
Artist and Professor, Department of Art, American University

Hasan Elahi
Artist, Professor and Director, School of Art George Mason University

Edgar Endress
Associate Professor, School of Art George Mason University

Maggie Gourlay

Leslie Holt (she/her)
Artist and Co-Director Red Dirt Studio

Bei Ma
Founder and CEO, The Pinea Group, LLC

Susan Main (she, her)
Artist, Founder Cultivate and Curatorial and Studio Program Consultant, VisArts

Antonio McAfee

Frank McCauley
Gallery Director and Curator, VisArts

Kenya Miles
Executive Director Blue Light Junction

Ada Pinkston

Laura Roulet
Independent Curator and Writer

Judy Stone (she/her/hers)
Artist and Full-time Faculty, Department of Art, Montgomery College/Rockville Department of Art

Naoco Wowsugi
Artist and Professorial Lecturer, Department of Art, American University