“Most of you in the community have already met one or more of this group, but if you haven’t, please read their bios here, and when you see them at our community events, annual Gala, or at art receptions, please introduce yourself and chat with them. They’re amazing people who are the heart and soul of this museum.”
–Michael Hall, RAM Executive Director
Hello! I’m so honored to get to communicate RAM’s mission with our community members and to strengthen this historic institution “where the spirit of art unites us.” RAM is a gift to all, and it is a pleasure to spread the news about this top-notch museum that charges no entry fee.
As Development Director, I work to lift up the joy that an asset like this creates for people in all stages of life, and to help people know how valuable their RAM memberships and other donations are to the success and health of
I’m the Gallery Manager at RAM. I joke that it was a little bit of fate that brought me to the museum in January of 2014. While I’ve always enjoyed art and art history,
I mistakenly thought I was going to interview at the Fort Smith Museum of History.
I was thrilled when I arrived at the address to find the newly renovated and recently opened Regional Art Museum! It was a good fit from the very beginning!
I manage the Museum Store, the Permanent Collection Archive, and work with the Exhibition Committee to bring dynamic exhibitions to the River Valley area.
I’m the Digital Media Coordinator at RAM. I obtained my Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art from the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith. After graduation, I knew that I wanted to work in the arts and culture industry, and I feel incredibly lucky to have found a role that perfectly combines my passion for digital media and the arts. Here at RAM,
I am responsible for executing a wide variety of digital strategies for the museum’s exhibitions and events. This includes developing materials such as social media posts, email newsletters, and website pages.
I’m a self-taught artist and Education Assistant at RAM. All my life I have studied
art on my own or in classes, striving to strengthen my talents. I’ve had many artist jobs that expanded my range of media. I’ve been working at RAM since November 2021 in the Education Department.
I develop and execute the RAM Saturday projects,
I produce the sample paintings for and lead the Paint ‘n Sip classes, and I schedule models for RAM’s weekly Drop in and Draw classes. I’m currently setting up the schedule and lesson plans for our next Home School Art Class that has been suspended since COVID.
I am the Development Coordinator for RAM.
I moved from Salem, Massachusetts to Fort Smith one year ago for a change of pace. RAM was one of the first places I visited in Fort Smith, and now I work here!
I want to see RAM do amazing things. At RAM,
I help organize and administer fundraising efforts for the museum, manage the Friends of RAM volunteer program, and continue to spread awareness about our mission.