Renee Giffroy, President
Renee Giffroy is a Seacoast resident and photographer. She has served on the NHAA board since Spring of 2015 and has been actively involved in the membership, marketing, and bylaws committees. She assumed position of VP of the board in May 2016.
Prior to joining NHAA Renee had a long career with IBM, holding a variety of sales and marketing management positions around the US. She has extensive experience building marketing plans and developing and executing marketing programs. She is currently President of the Seacoast Camera Club, a member of the Seacoast Artist Association, a member of the Newburyport Art Association, a member of New Hampshire Society of Photographic Artists and is a juried member of NHAA. During the last 15 years Renee has studied photography at both the Maine Media Workshops and the Santa Fe Workshops. In addition for the last 5 years she worked for National Geographic Traveler Magazine as an onsite events coordinator for their weekend seminars across the US.
David Lancaster, Treasurer
As CEO of ATCO/LanAir, an Aerospace design and manufacturing company located in Newington NH. David brings a love of corporate strategy and a passion for
servant leadership to the everyday operations of the company. He has held the CEO/president position since the founding of the company. Only in the last few years has he understood the value of developing a great work culture. He spends a large percentage of his time working towards developing that culture by establishing a strong set of values and continually working to mentor and instill those values in his team. David believes that his company exists to do good for others internally and externally. ATCO/LanAir allocates 20% of net profit to his team through a values based profit sharing program. They also donate 10% of net profit to local children’s charities with the intention of growing that to 20% in the next few years.
ATCO/LanAir, designs and manufactures low cost FAA approved parts for commercial airlines worldwide. The company was founded in 1995 with one mission. To build a great company, with great people producing great results.
Joanna Novembrino, Secretary
Nancy Rosen, Fundraising
Education, art, and business are common threads throughout Nancy Rosen’s life. Nancy grew up outside of Philadelphia. She received a B.A. in French and Religion and a Master of Education degree from Boston University, and an M.A. degree in Religion from McMaster University, Canada. Her experience includes administration at several New England universities, art gallery ownership, and the sale of commercial and residential real estate. Nancy lives in York and is a Maine Realtor affiliated with Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate The Masiello Group.
Barbara Albert, Board Member
Barbara Zolli Albert graduated from the Massachusetts College of Art in 1965 with a Bachelor of Science in Art Education and a Minor in Sculpture. She established pottery/sculpture studios in Newton and Watertown MA and began exhibiting her work. After 16 years of teaching art in public and private schools (Framingham, Sudbury and Newton), gifted programs (Newton), adult education (Newton) and junior colleges (Mount Ida) in Massachusetts, she moved to northwestern Pennsylvania in 1981 and worked for two museums (as Museum Educator, then Director) for 26 years.
In 2008, she began painting – exhibiting and selling her work in local galleries (Titusville and Erie PA) and teaching privately. While serving as a director on the Senior Center Board, she encouraged her painting students (50 and older) to explore and experiment with non-realistic expression in landscapes and portraiture. Two of her senior students went on to win juried competitions and sell their paintings.
In 2013, Barbara purchased a home on Dover Point and retired back to New England and the ocean.
Caroline Parent, Board Member
A native resident of New Hampshire, Caroline Parent is a BFA graduate from the University of New Hampshire.
She is an artist, small business owner, and entrepreneur dedicated to the arts personally and professionally. Since
2005 she has been focused on site-specific art installations with fused glass as primary media for healthcare,
commercial and residential spaces. Artistic media includes drawing, painting, ceramics, and print making.
Professional background includes being the founder and principal of a small business art consulting company Eye Feast Art LLC, since 2001. As principal of Eye Feast Art LLC, she has worked to connect with administrators, designers, and architects to source and represent her own art and other artists for projects in the New England area. Very familiar with wearing many hats in good and lean times from creative director, sales, marketing, design project management and sweeping up, she is experienced in doing what is needed to keep it all going.
Caroline is passionate art in our environment connects us with community, nature, joy, healing, and beauty. She is looking forward to serving the members of NHAA to help promote local arts and greater exposure of their art.
Caroline Parent commissioned artwork installations are present at:
Liberty Mutual NH, Wentworth-Douglass Hospital NH, St. Joseph Hospital NH, Frisbie Memorial Hospital NH, Bosto Children’s Hospital MA, Northwestern Medical Center VT, Our Lady of Fatima Hospital RI, Atmark Sky Lounge – Cambridge MA, Private residential commissions have been completed for several seacoast homes in New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Vermont and Texas.
Alison Huber-Jewett, Board Member
Alison was born in Exeter, NH, grew up in Kingston, and now resides in Portsmouth and Colebrook. She and her husband own and operate Jewett Construction Co., Inc., a commercial construction company based in Raymond, NH, building commercial structures all over New England. Supporting small businesses and nurturing relationships has always been her focus.
Having grown up in a family of artists, Alison took to oil painting and and today has an established studio at the Button Factory on Islington Street in Portsmouth. Her paintings come from an ispiration of history, architecture, people and nature. She creates works based on what calls to her and her interpretation of the image. (Photo credit to Jay Goldsmith)
Danielle Antico, Exhibitions Manager
Working as the gallery manager for NHAA is a dream come true for Danielle. She runs the Robert Lincoln Levy Gallery and supports the New Hampshire Art Association members. She enjoys meeting each of the association members, interacting with the public and learning more about the artists’ artwork.
Danielle has a background with NHAA, first as an intern, then as an assistant gallery manager. Now she is happy to be serving the association as the gallery manager. She graduated with a BFA in Photography at New Hampshire Institute of Art. She is proud to call New Hampshire her home and is happy to know she is in a state with so much talent.
When she is not in the gallery she is at home with her two beloved rescue dogs or out photographing her adventures.
Kelsey Price, Assistant Manager
As the Assistant Gallery Manager, Kelsey strives to bring her passion for art forward throughout her dedication to working with every artist and each of their shows. Earning her Illustration and Art History BFA Degree from the New Hampshire Institute of Art, she is excited to be pursuing this newfound opportunity in the field.
She enjoys spreading her passion for art and art history throughout her community. By working with local artists, she will be happily involved in all that Portsmouth has to offer!
Her home is nearby in the town of Exeter; where on her days off from the gallery she spends time with her dog, Tuukka or creating art in the outdoors.
Mary Liz Lancaster, Operations Manager