Avondale Arts Alliance Board
Jen Singh, President, After almost two decades of design and freelance work, Jen was in search of a change of pace. She became involved in the arts in her community and fell into a leadership position on the Avondale Arts Alliance board. Arts education support was one focus of the Arts Alliance where she began working with local school’s arts programs, like The Museum School of Avondale Estates and DeKalb School of the Arts. She also co-chaired Avondale’s AutumnFest for 5 years where she connected with local artists and musicians and gained event planning experience. With a love of supporting local, she is currently co-owner of Garage Door Studio, a boutique and art center in Avondale Estates that nurtures emerging artists on the retail side and features art classes for adults and kids, events and workshops in the art center.
Kim Kyle, Secretary, relocated to Avondale in May 2014 and her desire to be involved in the local arts community quickly led her to the Avondale Art’s Alliance. She has a background in performing arts and brings her talents to coordinate and organize to the Alliance. She has organized community celebrations for the Alliance and enjoys getting the community involved by coordinating volunteers for various projects. She also is the official scribe for the organization. Kim is an avid walker and can frequently be seeing walking around our city with her husband, Linny and their dog, Copper. Professionally, Kim is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and has over 20 years working in the mental health field.
Victoria Webb, Treasurer, a full-time artist, has lived in Avondale Estates since 1987. She moved to Atlanta in the mid 1970’s and has had a long career in broadcast promotions and motion design, including stints with the The Weather Channel, Crawford Post, Turner, Atlanta Olympic Broadcasting, ZDTV in San Francisco, and QVC near Philly. In mid-career, she began utilizing her background in the arts and interactive communications, to help various non-profits and civic alliances expand their goals. She has exhibited her paintings in galleries and museums since the 1980’s. Her blog on arts and culture can be found here: www.furiousdreams.com/blog
Marghe Means attended The Atlanta College of Art and has been an active member of the Atlanta art and design community for 20+ years. An art consultant with some of Atlanta’s most notable companies and organizations, her clients have consistently benefited her artistic sensibilities and a sincere gratification in seeing art become a part of people’s everyday lives. Marghe has been involved with Habitat for Humanity Birdhouse Auctions and Art Care and served as the cultural arts chair at Westchester Elementary in Decatur. Recently, she was invited to be a juror for both the Decatur Arts Festival and The Brookhaven Arts Festival. Marghe and her husband Bob own the art complex, Little Tree Art Studios on Franklin Street.
Kate Stubbs-Lesser is an Atlanta native. She’s an ordinary gal with an extraordinary desire to support our local artists. In her heyday she ran with the likes of Todd Murphy and James Rosenquist (okay just one night when one of his masterpieces was unveiled in the atrium at the opening of the JW Marriott at Lenox in 1984). Kate has a keen eye for extremely talented artists and has sold several works of art by local artist Katherine Taylor, pottery works from Kristi Hanna and Debra Fritts, stone and iron works by Chris Condon and Corrina Mensoff. Kate lives in Avondale Estates with her husband Erik, a photojournalist with the European Press Agency (EPA) and their three children. Kate graduated from Georgia State University with a BA degree in philosophy and later launched a variety of local highly successful small businesses including but not limited to Pollen, Saul Nurseries Swamp Location, International Preschools (IPS) at Morningside. She has been a devoted volunteer for the Avondale Education Association (AEA) since 2004 whose mission to support the local public elementary school evolved into the creation of The Museum School in Avondale Estates in 2008.
Kathy Wolfe, is a photographer, educator, mixed media artist and visual history maker. Commercial work, weddings, portraits, food, florals, and roosters are among her subject matter over the course of a 30 + year photography career. Her current work focuses on mixed media dog portraits.
A resident of Avondale Estates since 1998, Kathy exhibits in galleries and art shows around the country, explores new subject matter and has taught and lectured on photography in Atlanta for 30 years. Her other interests include contributing to dog rescues, container gardening, reading and adventuring with her dog Lottie.