Waterfall Arts Appoints Executive Director
- August 29, 2018
(Belfast, Maine) Waterfall Arts, a nonprofit community arts center in Belfast, Maine, is pleased to announce that Martha Piscuskas, the programming director since 2009, has been named Executive Director. The Board of Directors made this and other staffing changes to address the continued growth of the organization. Piscuskas will continue to be supported by Meg Fournier in her new role as Programming and Outreach Director, Julia Raite in her new role as Operations Director, as well as other staff: Bridget Matros - Youth and Family Outreach Coordinator, Mike Fletcher- Facilities Manager, and Lou Chamberland - Financial Consultant. Alan Crichton, a Waterfall Arts Founder, will continue to serve as Chairman of Waterfall Rising, the ongoing capital campaign for the organization.
A longtime Liberty resident, Martha Piscuskas has 30 years of non-profit management experience, having worked for or directed numerous organizations in Maine, including MaineShare and Women Unlimited. In addition to co-founding Waterfall Arts, she has served on many non-profit boards, including Maine Initiatives, ROSC, RSU 3 School Board, and chaired the Maine Board of Haymarket People’s Fund and the Waldo County Fund of the Maine Community Foundation. Also an artist, Piscuskas holds a BA in Cultural Anthropology from Wesleyan University, and a BFA from the Maine College of Art.
Piscuskas offered, “I am extremely honored to move into this leadership position, and look forward to continue working with the amazing team of staff, board and volunteers that we have. We’re headed for a bold future -- it’s an exciting time.”
Waterfall Arts was founded in 2000 as the Arts Center at Kingdom Falls on an expansive 11 acre rustic site in Montville, Maine. Founders and area artists came together to offer local arts experiences for all ages and skill levels inspired by the natural beauty of the woods, streams, ponds, and waterfalls on site. In 2005, the Mayor and City Council of Belfast, looking to re-purpose its 1935 Anderson Elementary School, encouraged Waterfall Arts to expand from Montville and establish a year-round arts center in downtown Belfast. Today, with an annual visitorship of over 8,000, Waterfall Arts is a vibrant nonprofit community art venue committed to its mission “to create community in harmony with nature through the transformative power of the arts.”
More about Waterfall Arts and Video: http://waterfallarts.org/about-waterfall-arts/