Suzanne Fetscher - President/CEO
Suzanne Fetscher was appointed founding President of McColl Center for Visual Art in April 1998. Prior to this appointment, Ms. Fetscher served for five years as Executive Director of Atlantic Center for the Arts in New Smyrna Beach, Florida. Before becoming Executive Director, Ms. Fetscher served as Atlantic Center's Assistant Program Director, and then Program Director.
Atlantic Center is a multi-disciplinary artists-in-residence community with a strong commitment to engaging the area population through outreach. A graduate of the University of Central Florida, Orlando (B.F.A., 1979) and University of Florida, Gainesville (M.F.A., 1982), she spent several post-graduate years teaching design and drawing, serving as adjunct instructor at Rollins College, Winter Park and University of Central Florida, Orlando, and as a full-time visiting instructor at Stetson University, DeLand.
Mrs. Fetscher served three terms (1996-1999) as Chair of the Board of Directors of the Alliance of Artists' Communities, a national consortium of organizations and individuals established to improve the environment in which artists' communities support artists in the creative process. She serves on the International Advisory Board of Akiyoshidai International Art Village in Japan and served on The Advisory Board and as Treasurer of Res Artis, the international consortium of artists-in-residence programs. She is a member of Charlotte's Women Executives and a former Board member of the Friends of Fourth Ward.
In her spare time, Suzanne reads, keeps to a yoga program and travels with her husband, Elmar, who is a retired professor of 19th Century European Intellectual History.
Board of Directors
Ben Dellinger, Vice-Treasurer
Rip Farris, Chair
Alvaro Gurdian Jr.
Barbara Laughlin, Treasurer
Sheila T. Mullen Vice-Chair
Debra Plousha Moore, Secretary
National Advisory Board
Bob Bertges, Chair of National Advisory Board & Recent Past Chair, Board of Directors
Lori McGee, Recent Past Chair of National Advisory Board
Olga Garay, Director, Department of Cultural Affairs, City of Los Angeles
Jennifer Parham Gilomen, artist and former Artist-in-Residence at McColl Center for Visual Art
Mason Granger, Director of Grants, The Hearst Foundations
Ken Lambla, Dean, College of Arts & Architecture, University of North Carolina Charlotte
Willie Little, artist and former Artist-in-Residence at McColl Center for Visual Art
Ruby Lerner, Executive Director, Creative Capital