Michael joins the Fine Arts Work Center after three years as the Executive Director of Public Programs at the Asia Society New York where he oversaw a broad range of programs that drew from the fields of visual and performing arts, literature and film, international affairs, business, economics and education. Prior to his role at Asia Society, he served as the Executive Director of PEN American Center in New York – the American arm of the 3,400-member, worldwide literary and human rights organization. Earlier in his career, he spent 16 years working at Harvard University as one of its lawyers, the University Secretary and Assistant to the President.
Visual Arts Coordinator
James received his MFA in painting from Columbia University. A 2002-2003 Fellow at the Fine Arts Work Center, he is an alumnus of the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture and was awarded a Marie Walsh Sharpe Foundation Studio Program fellowship. His paintings and drawings have been shown widely, including solo and group exhibitions at Freight & Volume Gallery in New York, Fredric Snitzer Gallery in Miami, and Kinkead Contemporary in Los Angeles— where his 2011 solo show "Let It Burn" was cited by the Huffington Post as one of the Top 10 Painting Shows in the US.
Sophia Starmack received an MA in French and Francophone Literature from Bryn Mawr College, and an MFA in Poetry from Sarah Lawrence. Her poetry and essays have appeared in Best New Poets and other publications, and her poetry chapbookThe Wild Rabbit was published in 2015. Sophia worked in education for many years, and has taught young people in France, Turkey, and the United States.
Bette joined the Fine Arts Work Center as an independent contractor in 2012, with a focus on event management and production. She brings 30 years of arts and non-profit management experience to this position including Marketing Director of Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater, Executive Director of the Massachusetts Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Managing Director of the Long Term Research Institute/World Wildlife Fund, Director of Programs and Education at the Cape Museum of Fine Arts and Managing Director of the Boston International Women's Film Festival.
Facilities Manager Chief Engineer
Bob received his MFA in Sculpture from Virginia Commonwealth University. He studied at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture and was twice a fellow at the Fine Arts Work Center. He is also a member of the Visual Committee. Bob lives in Truro
Administration, Technology and Development Coordinator
Naya joined the Fine Arts Work Center in June 2014 after a summer internship in 2012. She graduated from Smith College with a degree in studio art. Naya is an emerging artist, dancer and freelance curator. She grew up in Kent, Connecticut, and now lives in Provincetown.
Melenie joined the Work Center in August 2012. She is a freelance writer and editor, and she received her MFA in Acting from California Institute of the Arts. She has performed at The New York Theatre Workshop, The Kitchen, Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theatre, and The Payomet Theatre. She began her own creative writing by developing monologues for a solo performance piece and is currently working on a book.
Summer Program Director
Kelle joined the Fine Arts Work Center in February 2015 after serving as Distinguished Writer-in-Residence at Sierra Nevada College, Lake Tahoe where she is now on the faculty of the SNC low-residency MFA program. Prior to this, she was a Black Mountain Institute Fellow at the Library of Congress and at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas. Her extensive nonprofit experience includes five years as Communications & Grants Manager for Atlantic Center for the Arts and three years as Director of Grants Administration for the Coalition for the Homeless of Central Florida. She began her nonprofit career as Associate Director of Development for Orlando Opera. Her work appears in The New Yorker, New York Times, Ploughshares, Poetry, and Best American Poetry. Kelle’s books include a memoir, I Wore the Ocean in the Shape of a Girl (Simon & Schuster) and three poetry collections, Five Kingdoms and Luckily, both from Anhinga Press, and Underwater City (University Press of Florida). She is a 2014 NEA Literature Fellow in Prose and 2014 James Merrill House Writer-in-Residence. A Massachusetts native, she now lives in Provincetown.
Online Writing Assistant
Gemma joined the Fine Arts Work Center in June 2010. She graduated from Bowdoin College with a degree in English, and previously worked as a freelance writer. She grew up in Boston, Massachusetts, and now lives in Provincetown.
Online Writing Coordinator
Jill’s books of poems include Habeas Corpus (Salt, 2008), Oh, James! (Seven Kitchens, 2012), and Where You Live (Salt, 2012). The recipient of three Pushcart prizes and fellowships from the NEA, NYPL, FAWC, and Stanford, her work appears in Slate, The Threepenny Review, and Best American Poetry. She directs the MFA program at UMass-Boston and 24PearlStreet, the Fine Arts Work Center online writing program.
Marketing & Communications
Cary specializes in the creation, implementation and management of comprehensive image development, marketing, strategic philanthropy and public relations programs for corporations and nonprofit organizations. He holds degrees in design from the University of Florida and in architecture from Syracuse University. He has been consulting with the Work Center since April 2011.
Print Studio Managervtomayko@fawc.org
Vicky Tomayko is an artist and printmaker who works with a variety of techniques to create one-of-a-kind prints. She teaches at Cape Cod Community College, Provincetown Art Association and Museum, and at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown's Summer Program. She manages the print studio for the Work Center during the seven-month, Fellowship Residency Program, and for the Massachusetts College of Art Low-Residency Masters Program, providing workshops and one-on-one instruction.
Summer Program Associate and Community Outreach Coordinator
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Dawn joined the Fine Arts Work Center in June 2015. She received an MFA in Creating Writing from Rutgers University-Camden and is currently working on a memoir. While at Rutgers, she served as Program Manager for both the MFA Program and the Women’s and Gender Studies Program and taught as adjunct faculty for the English Department and the Women’s and Gender Studies Program. Dawn also has received an MA in Women’s History from Sarah Lawrence College, where she worked as Program Coordinator for the LGBTQ Studies Program. Other non-profit work includes serving as Program Manager for Soroptimist International of the Americas and as a Vaid Fellow for the Policy Institute of the National LGBTQ Task Force.
Designer & Webmaster
Dawn joined the Work Center in 2002. She received a BFA from Parsons School of Design specializing in sculpture. She has lived in Provincetown since 2001 where she paints and works in mixed media, creates 3D animations, plays guitar and builds websites.