JANICE CIPRIANI-WILLIS, Executive Director, lives and works at Dorland Mountain Arts Colony in Temecula. She began her art education by earning a B.A. in Fine Arts from CSULA and her work was shown at LA Artcore Gallery. Her current work has been inspired by watching people from all walks of life in situations that engender a range of human emotions. Janice is a Signature member of the National Watercolor Society and of Watercolor West. Original works and giclee reproductions are available and can be seen by appointment at Dorland Mountain Arts Colony, at the Brandon Art Gallery in Fallbrook CA.
NOREEN RING, Secretary and Exhibits Coordinator, graduated from USIU with a degree in International Business Administration and has a minor in Management from College. Her career was always focused on the textile industry as she worked for Crompton Company (US based manufacturer and exporter of corduroy and velveteen) for ten years as their International Operations Manager and then for Velcorex of France (largest textile manufacturer in Europe.) Noreen now shows her award winning textile collages in a variety of regional galleries and art shows with a nationally based collector following. She currently serves as the Director of Brandon Gallery in Fallbrook and is responsible for putting up six art shows per year at the Fallbrook Library. She is an artist/member of the Del Mar Art Center, a member of The Arts Colony in Corona, a member of the Ramona Art Guild, a member of Paradise Textile Artists.
LINDA STEWART, Treasurer, has served as a member of the board since 2012. She is a retired English/History teacher, with a B.S in Psychology and an M.S. in Education. She has taught in Northern Virginia and Southern California. Currently, Ms. Stewart is a travel and food writer, with memberships in the International Food, Wine, and Travel Writers Association. As a former resident of the Pacific Northwest, she was an active volunteer and fundraiser for the Parry Center for Children Women's Auxiliary. While living in the greater Washington, D.C. area, Ms. Stewart was President of the National Guard Bureau OSC, which assists and supports military families and veterans, and provides college scholarships for military dependents. Art (painting and music) has been her avocation and she has been captivated by the inspirational beauty and the enchanting serenity of the Dorland Mountain Arts Colony.
SUSAN MONTGOMERY has been writing, editing and publishing throughout her career. She has published several books, including What Really Matters Now, a photo gift book, which sold more than 30,000 copies worldwide and was produced with her photographer husband, Todd. Always a lover of the arts, Susan has also written two artists' biographies: In the Moment: The Life and Art of Schomer Lichtner and In Celebration: The Life and Art of Ruth Grotenrath. Both books were published by the Museum of Wisconsin Art and the University of Wisconsin Press. Susan now writes on the topics of food, wine, travel, lifestyle for various publications and websites, including her own site, Life-Uncorked.com. Susan has a Master's Degree in Journalism from Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She is also on the Board of Directors of the International Food Wine & Travel Writers Association, where she holds the position of Treasurer.
Mailing address: P.O. Box 6, Temecula, CA 92593 ~ Physical Address: 36701 Highway 79 South, Temecula, CA 92592
(951) 302-3837 ~ www.dorlandartscolony.org ~ email@example.com
A California 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization
STEPHENIE BUSHRA KHAN, Volunteers Assistant, was originally from Massachusetts and then married a man from Bangladesh, whose culture greatly influenced her poetry and art. A converted Muslim, Ms Khan's art is suffused with Islamic mysticism or sufism. The women in her paintings are women dervishes..or mystics. All her paintings represent the worship of God in the New England woods and display the New England birds and flowers, where she sought refuge and the Oneness of God as a child. Her name Bushra is her Islamic name, which means the Gospel or good news and she seeks to express this concept in her art.
LANIE GALCERAN, Volunteers Coordinator is a graduate of Cal State Long Beach with a B.A. in Drawing & Painting. She worked for 10 years as a Production Artist for the Shopper magazine and painted the Award Paintings for the Lompoc Marathon runners. She has shown her artwork in several galleries in Central and Southern CA. Also a writer of poetry, Lanie was presented with the Editor's Choice Award for Outstanding Achievement in Poetry by The National Library of Poetry in 1993 and has recited her poetry in various local venues including Dorland Mt. Arts Colony. In addition, she enjoys photography, hand painting on silk, and the creation of mosaics and stained glass windows.
LISA FLADING, Marketing and Communications Director
RENEE CASSESE, Workshop Program Coordinator, has a Masters Degree in Special Education and School Supervision and Administration. She had a thirty year career as a classroom teacher, teacher mentor and supervisor and Assistant Principal. In her career she provided and coordinated workshops for teachers and parents. She also taught several college level courses in order to provide our teaching assistants with the credits they needed for certification. She has taught creative writing to children and adults and was a member of a writers' critique group for fifteen years before moving to California. She also wrote a grant for the school, a teachers' manual and a parent handbook. Her personal essays, poetry and short stories have been published in a variety of literary journals.
MICHAEL CRAIG CARRIER, Grounds Coordinator and CAS Exhibits Curator, is a self taught artist of Anglo/Hispanic heritage. His family was a group of highly creative individuals, whose encouragement inspired him to develop my own artistic voice. He has worked in various LA area galleries including Sunyata Gallery and Don O' Melveny Gallery. He works as an artist maintaining studios Cedarpines Park, and Temecula CA and also works as a Licensed Painting Contractor. His Eco Art has been seen in over 2 dozen solo exhibitions and over a 100 group shows. Widely collected, his work has earned several awards, as well as two Museum Residencies.
CURTIS HORTON, Board President, received a B.S., Physics from Stanford University, 1983. He was a Coro Foundation Fellow, 1985-86, J.D., University of Oregon School of Law, 1994 (certificate in Environmental Law). Previous work experience is Technical Staff, Jet Propulsion Laboratory (NASA/Caltech), Executive Director, Desert Tortoise Preserve Committee, and Associate, Law Office of Frank P. Angel, Los Angeles. Other interests include Writing; Violinist, Pasadena Community Orchestra and Verdugo String Quartet. Avid cook, photographer (especially nature subjects), traveler. Son of Dorland Co-Founder Barbara Horton, Curtis strives to carry forward the vision and spirit of the Founders into the new era of Dorland, and ensure that its future is as vital and inspiring as its past.
KATHY STRADLEY, Associate Artist Members Coordinator, began her art journey in college obtaining a BA in Art from Cal State University Long Beach. Her plans to become a book illustrator were put on hold at that time. She continued to use her creativity as an elementary school teacher, costume designer and dance instructor during her working life. Retiring 9 years ago she began to pursue art full time. She has exhibited her work from Del Mar (at the San Diego County Fair) to Corona (at the Dos Lagos Art Show) and has received awards in various local art shows. Observing and painting the places and people of the Temecula Valley have given her plenty of inspiration to accomplish her goals.
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JOHN MAZUREK, Community Program Director and Associate Artist Program Coordinator, has degrees in Economics and Marketing from the Univ. of Illinois- School of Business, a Masters in Counseling at Northeastern Illinois University and advanced studies towards a doctorate in School Administration from Loyola University. His 35-year career with the Chicago Public Schools included many years as school principal where he was named “Principal of the Year.” His photography career started over 50 years ago and has included work in several midwestern galleries where he has sold numerous images. John has spent six years as the Business Manager of Lemon Street Gallery in Kenosha, WI and has taught Photography and Photoshop at the University of Wisconsin. Some highlights of his varied volunteer work include being the Executive Director of "Harbor Days" a large outdoor festival, Steward of an award-winning nature preserve, and marketing director for the Village of Winthrop Harbor.