About

Woodinville Arts Alliance

To promote artists, art events and more physical art installations around the city of Woodinville.

Cover Art Courtesy of Sean Carlson

Our Team

BRINGING COMMUNITY AND ARTIST TOGETHER

Leadership

President

Kevin Creekmore
Owner: Molten Works Glass Studio
Bio: Mr. Creekmore currently owns and operates a glass studio located in downtown Woodinville.  He creates his own works of art as well as teaches students how to create fused glass projects.  Kevin has experience in all aspects of business management.  Additionally, he served on the Kirkland Arts Commission.

Vice President

Danielle LaFleur
Owner:  Luna Anne
Bio: Danielle LaFleur is an internationally award-winning portrait artist and designer.  Danielle has a strong background in entrepreneurship and business development with a degree in Technology and Information Management from the Foster School of Management, University of Washington.   She previously owned and operated an IT company for 10 years which was bought by a large wireless company before following her family’s 4th generation business of Fine Art Portraits.   Danielle has been on the Board of Directors and been part of the Executive Staff for the following organizations: Digital Eve – Board Member, Chief Communications Director, Membership Director. Fast Company, COF: Local Membership Director and Executive Staff Liaison. Global Wireless Network: President of Local Chapter

Treasurer

Torrey Edwards
Owner:  Porch Swing Studios
Bio: Torrey Edwards received her B.A. from the University of Washington in Interdisciplinary Visual Arts in 2003. She is a self-employed photographer, owner of Porch Swing Studios, and the Art Coordinator for the Green Bean Coffeehouse.  She previously held an administrative role with another nonprofit organization.  A resident of Woodinville, Torrey is active with Hollywood Hill Elementary School.

Secretary

Carol Hook
Owner: Photography by Carol Hook
Bio: Carol Hook began her career as a journalism major with an emphasis in Photojournalism at San Diego State University and then went on to study photography.  She has had a photography business since 1989 and is a 30 year member of The Professional Photographers of America, certified for the last 25 years. Carol is a resident of Woodinville since 1997, where she also owns and operates her photography studio.  She is the current Chair for the Woodinville Chamber of Commerce where she has been a member since 1997.  Her other duties with the Chamber include the auction committee   and the Woodinville Tourism Committee. Carol was a Girl Scout Troop Leader for 13 years and was awarded the Gold Acorn Award in 2006.

Board of Directors

Lisa Purdy
Finance Chair
Bio: A 30 year resident of Woodinville, Lisa Purdy has a Masters of Public Administration degree from Cal Poly.  She was a Human Resources director for several major corporations including First Vice President of Security Pacific Bank before opening and operating her own interior design studio and retail store.  She received the 2003 Women of Achievement Award and has taught human resources, communication and business classes for the University of Washington, City University, Lake Washington Technical College and Seattle Central Community College.  She has been involved with various arts organizations as a volunteer, artist mentor and consultant for many years.

Jill Blackwell
Marketing & Communications Chair
Bio: Jill Blackwell is the owner of a photography and graphic design business in Woodinville and has extensive experience in marketing and promotional activities.  She has a broad network throughout the city.  Her background includes eight years in a multi-million dollar commercial printing company.  Jill is also an avid user of social media and understands each platform’s language and methods.

Katherine Holzknecht
Membership Chair
Bio: Katherine has lived and worked in Woodinville since 1978.  She earned a B.A. in Textile Design and a M.F.A in Fiber Arts from the University of Washington.  Her artworks are included in many private and corporate collections and in the Washington State Art in Public Places Program.  Katherine Holzknecht also works as the office manager for Inglewood Construction Inc. and regularly uses Word, Excel and QuickBooks.

Nicole Stremlow Monahan
Development Chair
Bio: Nicole Stremlow Monahan is an illustrator and art instructor in Woodinville, Washington. She has five years past experience putting on art shows and organizing various art events for a Seattle gallery, Art On The Ridge. She also has served on the Greenwood Arts Council in which she was an active member generating new ideas to get the community involved in art and bring quality art from around the Puget Sound to Greenwood.

Stacey Almgren
Programs Chair   
Bio: Stacey received her B.A. from Purdue University in graphic design and illustration.  She is the owner of her own graphic design company in Woodinville, which she started over 20 years ago.  She also is a professional artist, and her work has been shown throughout the United States as well as overseas.  Additionally, she is the art director at East Ridge Elementary and teaches art classes through Bellevue Community College.

Current Events

OUR CURRENT PROJECTS & EVENTS

STUDIO TOURS

Join us for the first annual Woodinville Artists Studio Tour on June 9th and 10th,  2018.  Enjoy this opportunity to connect with local artists and get an insider’s look at their methods, works, and studios.

ART AND WINE EXPERIENCE

Woodinville Arts Alliance is proud to announce our Art & Wine Experience bringing the two most popular reasons for people from around the world to visit Woodinville.
More Info Coming Soon
Art by Amanda Schuster

CELEBRATE WOODINVILLE

Please join us for our second annual Juried Art Show at the Celebrate Woodinville Festival this coming August.  Email us to learn more.

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Woodinville Arts Alliance
(425) 224-7162

Woodinville Visitor Center
14700 148th Ave NE, Woodinville
Hours: 7 days a week, 11am-3pm

 

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