Staff

Margaret Murphy

Interim Executive Director

mmurphy@fawc.org

Margaret Murphy was Executive Director of the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown from 2007 through 2012. Before that she was an environmental and public interest lawyer in New York City. She lives in New York and Provincetown and devotes her time to nonprofit leadership in urban forestry and street trees.

Kirsten Andersen

Writing Coordinator

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Kirsten Andersen is the author of the 2016 chapbook Family Court, published by Q. Ave. Press.  A former Wallace Stegner fellow at Stanford University, Kirsten was also the 2014 Anthony Hecht Scholar at the Sewanee Writers' Conference.  Her poems have been published in The Believer, Tin House, The Literary Review, Notre Dame Review, Alaska Quarterly Review, Canteen, and elsewhere. She is a National Poetry Series finalist and a two-time Pushcart Prize nominee.  Twice a fellow at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Kirsten earned her Master of Fine Arts degree in creative writing from New York University, where she received a full fellowship.  She lives in Wellfleet, MA with her husband, painter James Everett Stanley, and their two daughters.

Bob Bailey

Facilities Manager Chief Engineer

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Bob received his MFA in Sculpture from Virginia Commonwealth University. He studied at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture and was twice a fellow at the Fine Arts Work Center. He is also a member of the Visual Committee. Bob lives in Truro

Susan Blood

Philanthropy Officer

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Susan has worked in the arts for most of her career, including positions in art school administration, gallery management, and music publicity. As a freelance writer, Susan has contributed to the Christian Science Monitor, the Magazine of Yoga, MamaPop, and the London-based BachTrack, among others. Her radio show Opera Betty has aired since 2010 on WOMR, and her first book, How Not to Do Things (Surface Popper Publications), came out in 2017.

NAYA BRICHER

Administration, Technology & Development Coordinator

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Naya first came to the Work Center in 2012 as a summer intern and joined the full-time staff in 2014. Raised in South Kent, CT, she is an alumna of Miss Porter’s School and Smith College, graduating Phi Beta Kappa with highest honors in studio art. She is a painter, represented by the The Four Eleven Gallery, and a fitness instructor. In addition to the Fine Arts Work Center, she does administrative work for local non-profits such as Trees Provincetown and the Peaked Hill Trust. She lives year-round in Provincetown, MA.

Kelle Groom

Director of Education Programs

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Kelle joined the Fine Arts Work Center in February 2015 after serving as Distinguished Writer-in-Residence at Sierra Nevada College, Lake Tahoe where she is now on the faculty of the SNC low-residency MFA program. Prior to this, she was a Black Mountain Institute Fellow at the Library of Congress and at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas. Her extensive nonprofit experience includes five years as Communications & Grants Manager for Atlantic Center for the Arts and three years as Director of Grants Administration for the Coalition for the Homeless of Central Florida. She began her nonprofit career as Associate Director of Development for Orlando Opera. Her work appears in The New Yorker, New York Times, Ploughshares, Poetry, and Best American Poetry. Kelle’s books include a memoir, I Wore the Ocean in the Shape of a Girl (Simon & Schuster) and four poetry collections, Spill, Five Kingdoms and Luckily, all from Anhinga Press, and Underwater City (University Press of Florida).  She is a 2020 Massachusetts Cultural Council Fellow in Nonfiction, 2014 NEA Literature Fellow in Prose, and recent director's guest in residence at CivitellaRanieri, Italy. A Massachusetts native, she now lives in Provincetown

Jennifer Jean

24PearlStreet Program Manager

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Jennifer Jean joined the staff as Program Manager of 24PearlStreet in 2021. She's been awarded a Peter Taylor Fellowship from the Kenyon Review Writers Workshop, a Disquiet FLAD Fellowship from Dzanc Books, and an Ambassador for Peace Award from the Women's Federation for World Peace. Jennifer is a co-translator of Arabic poetry--as well as an organizer--for the Her Story Is collective. Her prose, poetry, and co-translations have appeared in: Poetry Magazine, Waxwing Journal, Rattle Magazine, Crab Creek Review, DMQ Review, On the Seawall, Salamander, The Common, and more. Her poetry collections include Object Lesson and The Fool. She's also released the teaching resource Object Lesson: a Guide to Writing Poetry. Jennifer lives in Massachusetts with her family.

Cary Raymond

Marketing & Communications

617.899.3908

Cary specializes in the creation, implementation and management of comprehensive image development, marketing, strategic philanthropy and public relations programs for corporations and nonprofit organizations. He holds degrees in design from the University of Florida and in architecture from Syracuse University. He has been consulting with the Work Center since April 2011.

Vicky Tomayko

Print Studio Manager

vtomayko@fawc.org

Vicky Tomayko is an artist and printmaker who works with a variety of techniques to create one-of-a-kind prints. She teaches at Cape Cod Community College, Provincetown Art Association and Museum, and at the Fine Arts Work Center in the Summer Program. Tomayko manages the Michael Mazur Print Studio for the Work Center during the seven-month Fellowship Residency Program, providing workshops and one-on-one instruction. She is a member of the Visual Committee.

Dawn Walsh

Summer Program Managing Director

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Dawn joined the Work Center in 2015. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Rutgers University-Camden, where she served as adjunct faculty and program manager for the English Department and the Women’s and Gender Studies Program. She also holds an MA in Women’s History from Sarah Lawrence College, where she created programming for the LGBTQ Studies Program. In 2016, she founded Provincetown’s Day of the Dead Performing Arts Festival, which she produced for three years. She is an end-of-life doula and death educator. In 2019, she co-founded The Lily House, a community home for living and dying. 

Dawn Zimiles

Designer & Webmaster

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Dawn joined the Work Center in 2002. She received a BFA from Parsons School of Design specializing in sculpture. She has lived in Provincetown since 2001 where she paints with encaustics, creates 3D animations and graphics, plays guitar and builds websites.