Karin brings to Waterfall Arts over 20 years experience in Human Resources and Operations Management. She has worked in a wide variety of organizations and more recently spent time working for a government and privately funded Arts Preservation group while living abroad in Scotland. She is currently an honorary lecturer for Caledonian University in Glasgow, Scotland and works as an HR Consultant and Life Coach.
Karin is also an artist and runs the print studio at Waterfall Arts. Karin has a BFA in Sculpture and Ceramics, MFA in Organizational Behaviour and is a certified professional coach. She has a studio at Waterfall Arts and lives in Ellsworth.
Jay Davis is an art-loving retired journalist who has been part of the Waldo County scene for more than 40 years. He knows that art helped create the renaissance of Belfast and believes Waterfall Arts will lead the way to the community’s next blossoming.
Growing up in a large family, Karen learned early on about group dynamics and compromise. These lessons have been applied to many endeavors and will help to guide her as she joins the board of Waterfall Arts. She has lived in Waldo County for 37 years where she raised a son, learned to garden, and created a living centered on food and business. She went on to develop and grow Trillium Caterers into a prominent Belfast enterprise. In 2013, Trillium was sold to two employees. Traveling and foreign cultures have always been a passion and an inspiration to many aspects of her life. Creatively she indulges in domestic arts that include gardening, beekeeping, clothing and quilt making and, of course, cooking. Karen sees Waterfall Arts as a dynamic part of the greater Belfast community and welcomes the opportunity to serve.
Eric Sanders graduated from William Jewell College with a degree in Communications in 1982 and the American Academy with a degree in Acting Studies in 1984. Currently, he resides in Belfast with his spouse Courtney and 3 children and works at Bank of America.
Alan Crichton is a sculptor, draftsman and writer living in Liberty. Educated at the University of Pennsylvania, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Goddard College and the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, he has taught at Unity College, Colby College the MFA program at Vermont College and the Farnsworth Museum and has exhibited throughout Maine and New England for over 30 years. He is the co-founder of Waterfall Arts.
Sandra Ruch is a documentary film producer and creative advisor for filmmakers, festivals and media companies. She is president of Cinelixir www.cinelixir.com – a full service company devoted to advising independent documentary filmmakers on development, marketing and distribution, as well as festival and outreach strategies. Ms.Ruch is the co-producer of the award winning documentary, DARWIN, www.darwindoc.com.
Brenda Bonneville graduated from the University of California, San Diego with a degree in communication. She is the co-founder and editor of maineartscene.com, an online arts and culture publication which promotes artists and art organizations throughout the state of Maine. She also works with her husband Thierry at Bonneville Consulting, LLC, a creative digital agency focusing on Social Responsible organizations. Both have long been supporters of Waterfall Arts.
Founder, Board Secretary
Lorna’s involvement with other artists began in Belfast with Art Fellows Gallery. One of the founders of Waterfall Arts, she has been the Secretary of the organization and documents activities and creates promotional materials for the art center
Waterfall Arts is a non-profit contemporary arts center located in Belfast and Montville, Maine. Creating community in harmony with nature through the transformative power of the arts.