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Ann Smith

Chair, Board of Directors
Oak Bluffs, MA

Biography

Ann Smith (Board Chair) is the Executive Director of Featherstone Center for the Arts on Martha’s Vineyard. Featherstone is a year-round arts center providing gallery shows, art classes for children beginning at age three to teens as well as adult workshops in all mediums: ceramics, collage, drawing, fiber, mixed media, painting, photography, print making, sculpture, music and technology. Featherstone is also home to several annual special events such as Musical Mondays, Thursday Night Jazz, the Flea & Fine Arts Markets, the Summer Festival of Poetry, the Photographers Salons, the Art of Chocolate Festival and the Holiday Gift Show. Smith joined Featherstone in 2007 and was named the Executive Director in September 2010. Smith also is Chair of the Arts Martha's Vineyard Steering Committee, the Island’s arts and culture collaborative organization. Since October 2010, Smith serves as the leader, convener, planner and collaborator for year-round arts programming and cultural events especially the Fall for the Arts and Spring for the Arts creative economy marketing campaigns. Smith received the Massachusetts Tourism Award in May 2015. The award is given to those who exemplify the best in tourism and hospitality throughout Massachusetts.

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