Women's Art Registry of Minnesota
The Board

The WARM Board of Directors

Nicola Dixon

President-Nicola Dixon

Nicola Dixon joined the WARM board of directors in 2004 to guide WARM's marketing and public relations activity. With her passion for the arts and women's issues, and professional skills in brand management and strategy,  Nicola is helping the WARM Board to establish and strengthen programming for and relationships between our member artists, the communities in which we interact, and other Minnesota organizations. Having grown up on three continents, Nicola and her family now reside in Golden Valley.

Kit Eastman

Secretary- Kit Eastman

Kit was a participant in the 2005-06 Mentor program as a protege of Barbara Harman. She creates 2D works using dyes and pigments on fabric. Her primary inspiration is the environment surrounding the small lake near her home. She also works part-time as a writer for a small company that develops internet-based training programs and educational resources. She has a B.A. in Studio Art and an M.A. in Curriculum and Instructional Systems, both from the University of Minnesota.

Treasurer-Phyllis Burdette

Communications Chair-Open

Susan Boeckmann

Exhibitions Chair-Susan Boeckmann

Susan Boeckmann (BFA University of Missouri) studied art anatomy through Studio Art Centers International in Florence Italy, and Atelier through the Florence Academy of Art. She has conducted school residencies, statewide, since 1999 as a Minnesota State Arts Board roster artist, and is a mentor for the Women's Art Registry of Minnesota. She teaches art, music and dance at numerous local art centersand has been an MCAD Continuing Studies faculty member for four years.

Bethany Whitehead

Development/Fundraising-Bethany Whitehead

Bethany joins the WARM board as a strong believer that women artists are an important part of our culture and the art world as a whole, extending beyond what art history books would lead one to believe. She holds a BA from Kalamazoo College in International Studies and Women's Studies and has recently completed a MA in Arts Administration through St. Mary's University. Working in fundraising and special events planning for the past five years, she currently serves as Director of Membership at the Walker Art Center, and will aid in the funding needs of WARM as the Chair of Fundraising & Development. Bethany enjoys volunteering at a variety of local organizations including Highpoint Center for Printmaking and the Minnesota Historical Society, spending time with her husband and dogs, traveling, and reading.

Marketing/PR Chair-Amy Woodworth

Membership Chair-Open

Mentor Program Chair-Lynne St. John

Nominating Chair-Open

Outreach Chair-Molly Strom

Bethany Whitehead

Mentor Program Coordinator-Mimi Holmes

Mimi Holmes was a member of WARM even before she moved to Minneapolis in 1992. She has served as a Mentor beginning with the 1995-1996 cycle and in 2005 became the Mentor Program Coordinator to give back to a program from which she has personally received so much. In November 2006 she turned 50 and is currently working on 50 Self-Portraits for Turning 50. Her artworks run the gamut from mixed-media glitter assemblages to art quilts.

Gina Dabrowski

Special Projects and Events- Gina Dabrowski

In the newly developed Special Projects and Events position on the WARM board, Gina Dabrowski brings extensive experience in designing and conducting symposia from teaching workshops at leading liberal arts colleges' throughout the US. Gina joined the WARM following graduate school where she earned an M.F.A. in Photography and Video from CalArts, followed by an M.A. in Visual and Cultural Studies from The University of Rochester, New York in 1995. As a practicing artist, she has received numerous grants and fellowships, for instance the McKnight Foundation Artist Fellowship for Photographers and Jerome Foundation Travel Grant, in support of a body of work that addresses issues around community, class, and ethnicity. Gina is a mentor in the WARM Mentor Program as she is committed to creating supportive space and networking opportunities for women artists.

Barbara Harman

Members at Large-Barbara Harman

Barbara Harman joined the WARM board in 2002 when WARM became an all-volunteer organization. A self-supporting artist whose media include painting, printmaking, artist books and writing, Barbara's work appears in international collections, including the Museum of Modern Art in New York City and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. Barbara is a passionate advocate and supporter of women's art through her teaching, mentoring and volunteer activities. She has served WARM as a Mentor since 2001, becoming Treasurer of the Board in 2002, and Board President in 2004.

Members at Large-Sue Halverson

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