Artist Opportunity Grant Panelists

EILEEN CARR – Panel Facilitator

Ellen Carr

Eileen Carr has 30 years of experience in arts administration and currently manages ArtsLIVE at the University of Dayton, a professional presenting program of adventurous concerts, residencies and other arts engagement programs. She has an MA in art history from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, where she was a Pogue Fellow. While earning her BA at Michigan State University, she was awarded a curatorial internship at the Smithsonian’s Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, which led initially to museum work. Carr served as the Curator of Education for The Dayton Art Institute in the 1990s, as well as in varied capacities in museum marketing and fundraising during the 1980s. She also works as an independent curator and has previously served as an interim curator for The Dayton Art Institute, where she organized a major exhibition of modern American prints. Carr has seven years of teaching experience in arts administration and visual arts survey courses, both at the University of Dayton and Wright State University. She currently serves on the board of Culture Works; previous board experience includes Rhythm in Shoes, The Muse Machine, and the Dayton Visual Arts Center, where she served a term as board president. Carr has extensive experience serving on grant review panels in the state, including that for the inaugural year of the OAC’s ArtsNEXT program.



Susan Anable recently retired from The Dayton Art Institute where she served as Director of Education from 2000–2014. Under her leadership, the education department and the museum were the recipient of numerous coveted national awards, including being named by Child magazine as the 3rd best art museum for families in the United States. Susan is currently the Project Manager for ReImagining Works, a collaboration between the museum and the Dayton Metro Library. ReImagining Works invites artists to use select pieces from The Dayton Art Institute’s permanent collection as inspiration for new artwork to be installed at all 17 newly built or remodeled Dayton Metro Libraries. The multi-year project is made possible by an anonymous bequest and is available to all artists within a 250-mile radius of Dayton.



Dr. Linda Caron is Associate Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Professor of Art History at Wright State University. She chaired the Wright State art department for over 15 years, where her responsibilities included oversight of the University Art Galleries, a high-quality public art exhibition space. She has served on various boards, including the Montgomery County Arts & Cultural District, Wright-Dunbar Inc., Heritage Ohio, the Dayton City Plan Board, and Preservation Dayton.






Andy is a visual artist who has been immersed in photography and video for over 45 years. His photos have appeared in publications around the world, from FORTUNE magazine to GE’s annual reports. He specializes in imagery of people and landscapes, as well as fine art. In 1992, he authored a book on editorial and corporate location photography. In 1996, he put up his initial web site, Concurrently, as adjunct faculty member, he taught digital imaging for 14 years at the University of Dayton while designing and completing his master’s program in digital media at Antioch University in 2005. His works continue to appear in magazines and web media all over the world. In 2013, he was named one of ASMP’s Top 20 Photographers of the Year for his work on the book A Flood of Memories, the Then/Now documentation of the Great Flood of 1913. This culminated in exhibitions around the region, beginning with The Dayton Art Institute.



Jerome Yorke is a theatre maker and educator specializing in ensemble-based physical theatre. His MFA degree from Dell’Arte International is rooted in mask, and he currently studies clown as shaman. He is a core ensemble member of the San Francisco based UpLift Physical Theatre and a proud educator for the University of Dayton’s Theatre, Dance, and Performance Technology Program where he teaches theatre appreciation, acting, and movement. His directorial debut at UD, And A Child Shall Lead, was chosen by Russell Florence ( as the region’s best collegiate production of a play for the 2015-2016 season.