The Frederick Arts Council’s Board and Team members bring together a wide variety of experience which is combined in service of advancing and supporting Frederick’s creative community. We are proudly connected to our mission and we believe that Frederick’s flourishing depends on the flourishing of the arts.

John Bekier, Marketing & Research Resources, Inc.

Bruce Zavos, Zavos Architecture + Design LLC
Vice President

Paula Rubin-Wexler, Paula Rubin-Wexler Fine Art

Terri Almacy, Almacy & Co. CPAs

John D’Amore, D’Amore Partners
Richard Davies, Frederick County Bank
Jessica Fitzwater, Frederick County Council
Frank Goldstein, Law Offices of Frank R. Goldstein LLC
Karlys Kline, Founder, Women’s Giving Circle of Frederick County
Dr. Peter Kremers, Frederick Regional Health System
Tim Kueberth, Edward Jones

Donna Kuzemchak, City of Frederick
Ted Luck, Hood College
Anthony Owens, Anthony Owens Remodeling & Repair
Robert Robey, Civil Engineer
Ted Robinson, Monocacy River Photography
Linda Roth, Vice President, Frederick County Bank
Andrew Rosenfeld, Mount St. Mary’s University
Bill Watson, Artist and Illustrator


Louise Kennelly, Executive Director

Ms. Kennelly joins the Frederick Arts Council after nearly five years as Executive Director of the DC Arts and Humanities Education Collaborative, a membership organization dedicated to providing access to world class arts for all public school students which functioned as the formal arts education partner of the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities. Prior to that position, she was a Director at the federally funded National High School Center at the American Institutes for Research. Ms. Kennelly is a published poet and painter and a recipient of a Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist Award, a North Carolina State Arts Council Grant, and is qualified as a Maryland Artist in the Schools through the Maryland State Arts Council Arts in Education Artist-in-Residency program. She was an adjunct faculty member of Hood College and is a graduate of Yale University, the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, and has an MFA from the University of North Carolina.


Emily Holland, Communications Associate

Emily is a 2014 graduate of the University of Chicago, where she majored in English. She has completed journalism internships at the Frederick Gorilla and The New Republic, and spent a year after college as an AmeriCorps volunteer literacy tutor in a DC Title I elementary school. She has a varied arts background in dance (ballet) and music (piano and voice), and she also enjoys writing fiction.


Gabriella Smith, Director of Operations

Gabriella received her Cultural Studies degree in 2016 from Towson University. Her career focus is community outreach with the inclusion of the arts for underserved youth and young adults.  Smith spearheaded an exhibition installation at Towson University’s MFA gallery for “Mission Universe: A Cuarnaut’s Journey” in Summer 2016, and she has been a student of classical ballet since she was very young.

Maura Parrott, Sky Stage Coordinator 

Maura trained in art history with an MA from George Washington University, and early work in collections research and documentation for the Phillips Collection and National Gallery of Art. She has served on the Rockville, MD Cultural Arts Commission, the Las Vegas Arts Commission and the Southern Nevada team of the Kennedy Center’s Any Given Child initiative toward arts access and integration in K-8 education. Maura particularly enjoys community collaborations on all incarnations of art in public spaces.

Charlotte Marra, Public Art Program Manager 

Charlotte is the Frederick Arts Council’s Public Art program manager. Charlotte holds Masters degrees in Contemporary Art History, Theory and Criticism and in Art Administration and Policy from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She was the Director of Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago before moving to London where she held the post of Director at both the Alison Jacques Gallery and Seventeen. Subsequently she lead the Artist Editions program at Studio Voltaire, a leading not-for-profit institution in London which focuses on supporting underrepresented artists.