Marci Regan Dallas - Executive Director

Marci Regan Dallas has a strong background in arts leadership, fundraising and financial management. Marci holds an MBA and an MA in Art History. She is a graduate of Christie's Art and Business program as well as the Leadership Institute for Nonprofit Executives at Rice University's Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership. She has previously held administrative, curatorial and development roles in organizations such as The Museum of Modern Art (New York) and Holocaust Museum Houston. She is an active community volunteer, having served on committees for the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Planned Giving Council of Houston and the American Alliance of Museums.

Angela Carranza - Programs and Services Manager  

Angela Carranza first joined the Fresh Arts team in 2011 as an intern and has served as the Manager of Programs and Services since the summer of 2015. She is a cum laude graduate of the University of Houston with a BA in Art History and a minor in Studio Arts. After her studies, she traveled to over 20 states as a faux finisher and project coordinator for a corporate design firm in Austin, TX, which evolved into a nine-year-long career in the interior design field. Later as the long-time Project Director + Design Consultant for a small residential firm, Angela focused on art consultation and creative design solutions for high-end, small space interiors. As an experienced art consultant and curator, she began utilizing her artist and gallery relationships to independently provide art inventory and visualization services to private collectors.  Aside from art, Angela is also an active animal welfare advocate and community outreach volunteer for Barrio Dogs, Inc. where she utilizes her graphic design skills to save the world... one puppy at a time.

Ariel Jones - Manager of Marketing and Membership

Ariel Jones has a background in arts marketing, social media management, development, and writing for the media.  Ariel received her Masters of Arts Management from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA in 2013 and her BA in journalism from Howard University in Washington D.C. in 2011. She has previously held positions in marketing and operations at Carnegie Mellon University, South Arts in Atlanta, and the Ford’s Theatre in Washington D.C. She is Vice President of the Board of Directors for Horse Head Theatre Company, a member of the steering committee for Emerging Arts Leaders Houston, a past contributor to Local Houston Magazine and a contributor to Arts Houston Magazine.

Sarah Stevens - Administration and Operations Assistant

Sarah Stevens is originally from Suffolk, England and has been living, working, and studying in the US since 2011. In December 2014 Sarah received her MA in Arts Administration from the University of New Orleans, Louisiana where she also interned in the development department of the Contemporary Arts Center.

Sarah’s background is primarily in the commercial arts sector. After graduating from Warwick University in England with a BA in art history, she continued to pursue a passion for the arts, working in art galleries across two continents before settling in Houston in January 2015.

Since her arrival, Sarah has jumped into the Houston arts scene with both feet, starting an arts blog ( to document her exploration of the city’s thriving urban art culture. Most recently, Sarah worked as Project Manager of The Mural Project @ CITYCENTRE, where her work with benefitting charity MD Anderson Children’s Art Project prompted her decision to make the transition to the nonprofit sector.

Christina Hernandez - Community Relations Coordinator

Christina returned to her hometown of Houston after graduating from Austin College in May of 2016. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Media Studies, and minored in Art. She has a background in video editing/production, and event planning/management from her time at Austin College. Like many college graduates, she was eager for post-grad life, when she came across an internship at Fresh Arts. She joined Fresh Arts the fall of 2016 as the "WHAM Intern", assisting with logistics and volunteer management for the 11th annual Winter Holiday Art Market. Christina started her journey as the Community Relations Coordinator at the beginning of January 2017, and couldn't be more thankful and excited for the opportunity.

Since moving back to Houston, she has been enjoying her time rediscovering what her city has to offer. As a lover of the arts she is thrilled to get to contribute to the Fresh Arts mission.

Anthony Thompson Shumate - Online Systems Manager

Anthony Thompson Shumate, a multimedia artist and designer, has an M.F.A. from the University of Houston (2005) and a BFA from the University of Texas in San Antonio (2001). From 1999 to 2002, Anthony Shumate was the founder and editor of Texas, an online Texas Music Magazine and community that helped to network independent artists, venues, and fans by providing an online outlet for calendars, reviews, and message boards for the grassroots movement. Texas was on the forefront of mainstream the grassroots Texas music genre introducing many venues in Central Texas to whole host of rising stars such as Pat Green, Cory Morrow, Bob Curry, and Wesley Cox.

Shumate is the recipient of several arts and advertising awards including a 2006 New Works Fellowship for Emerging Artists from the former Cultural Arts Council of Houston/Harris County, support from the Houston Endowment through ARTpix for LAS POZAS: STEPS & FALLS, a cd-rom produced in partnership with Robert Ziebell, six ADDY awards from the American Advertising Federation, and two Bronze Quill awards in excellence in design.

David A. Brown - Founder of Spacetaker

Marita Fairbanks - Founder of Fresh Arts Coalition


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