Dee Boyle-Clapp, M.F.A., M.N.M., is the Director of the Arts Extension Service where she leads training programs in a variety of arts management topics for state arts agencies around the country, teaches in AES’ arts administration degree and certificate programs, and conducts AES research projects. Dee is a sculptor, installation artist and lecturer on 'green' topics and has over 25 years of experience in the arts, teaching a variety of studio, art history and arts management courses at UMass Amherst, museum schools, and community colleges. Dee co-owned the Artemis Gallery and was a founding member and the first director of the Art Bank, and was part of the restoration team for this 1860's bank building in Shelburne Falls, MA. As Director she ran all programming for two galleries, studio art courses, the Children’s Blue Snow Performance Series, the adult performance series, festivals and community events. Dee directed a local humane society, and established successful humane education and outreach programs, doubled the organization’s endowment and annual operating budget, and prepared the organization for a $5 million capital campaign. She was program coordinator for the Fostering the Arts and Culture Partnership creative economy project organizing business and marketing training, exhibition and web opportunities, and networking for artists. She joined the staff at the Arts Extension Service in 2008. Dee's work has long involved sustainability. She has greened two organizations, co-founded and co-chaired a UMass Green Team, and lectures on sustainability issues. Dee lives in western Massachusetts with her husband and son on a solar-powered off-grid llama farm. She holds bachelor's degrees in art and art history from the University of Wisconsin at Madison, an MFA in sculpture from UMass Amherst, and a Master's in Nonprofit Management from Regis University in Denver, Colorado. Courses taught: Introduction to Arts Management, Financial Management, Fundraising, Greening Your Nonprofit Arts Organization.
Emma Pampanin, Administrative Assistant, graduated from UMass Amherst with a B.A. in English and Professional Writing in 2012. She is an advocate for all community art, but has a particular fondness for poetry. She is a certified Tour Guide at the Emily Dickinson Museum and has worked with the Juniper Summer Writing Institute and Pioneer Magazine.
Perry Huntoon, Special Projects Coordinator, is an artist who graduated from Smith College with a BA in Fine Arts in 2009. She studied painting at the Slade School of Fine Art in London in the spring of 2008. Perry is an active community arts advocate and serves on the board of C3 Northampton, a creative community collective.