The Artsy Staff


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In The Admin Offices:

Paula Danoff, President & CEOEmail Paula

Paula Danoff currently serves as EAC’s President & CEO. She is responsible for development and fund-raising activities at EAC, and directs operational administrative and programmatic aspects of the organization, the school, exhibitions, and the facility. Danoff joined the EAC staff in 2008.  Prior to this, Danoff served as Director of Special Events and Fundraising at the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.  She holds a MBA from the Kellogg Graduate School of Business, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL and BA from Knox College, Galesburg, IL.  


Larry BoswellDirector of IT & Administration: Email Larry

Larry Boswell has over 25 years of experience with the Evanston Art Center. He is responsible for oversight and maintenance of registration in partnership with the Director of Education.  Additional responsibilities includes coordination and training of Information Technology for the Art Center. He is also responsible for the smooth operation, maintenance and safety of the facility, and maintaining computer records including the membership and donor databases. 


Gabrielle Burrage, Director of Education: Email Gabrielle

Gabrielle Burrage has been with the Art Center since 2011. She started as an intern and has also worked at the front desk. She has been involved in development and fund-raising activities at EAC, including annual giving, planned giving, grant writing, special events, membership, corporate and foundation support. In her current role, she is responsible for managing all aspects of the art education program to develop an interdisciplinary year-round curriculum for students of all ages. Additional responsibilities include outreach to community partners. Her communications responsibilities encompass all aspects of public relations, advertising and marketing. Burrage has a B.A. in Studio Art and Communications with a focus on painting and drawing from Lake Forest College. She recently completed her M.A. in Arts Administration and Policy from the School of the Art Institute, Chicago.


Alyssa Brubaker, Director of Design: Email Alyssa

Alyssa Brubaker joined the EAC in 2015 and is currently the Director of Design. She is responsible for all design content for exhibitions, events and general Evanston Art Center marketing and advertising, as well as managing and updating the EAC website. Alyssa has over 5 years non-profit experience and previously worked for the International Sculpture Center in Hamilton, NJ. She currently shares her time as the Exhibitions Coordinator at the University of Chicago, supporting global contemporary art exhibitions at the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts. Brubaker has a B.F.A. in Sculpture from Tyler School of Art Temple University, Philadelphia PA and pursues curatorial projects and photography in her free time.


Cara Feeney, Manager of Exhibitions: Email Cara

Cara Feeney started at the Art Center as an intern in 2012 and then returned to the Art Center in 2014 as a receptionist. She currently is the Manager of Exhibitions. Prior to joining the Art Center she worked at a variety of theaters including the Redmoon Theater as an Emerging Artist Intern and the Porchlight Music Theatre as a Scenic Painter. Feeney received a B.S. in Studio Arts from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. You can view her most current mural at the CTA red line viaduct on Ardmore Avenue.


Ashley Fuller, Development Associate (part-time): Email Ashley

Ashley Fuller joined the EAC in August 2016. She is involved in development and fund-raising activities at EAC, which includes annual giving, grant writing, special events, membership, corporate and foundation support. Additional responsibilities include performing front desk duties.  She is has a BFA in Fine Art from Longwood University in Farmville, VA.


Front & Center:

Cara Feeney, Ashley Fuller, Joanna Goodson, Jason Lupas: Email the Front Desk