Board of Directors

Join the Board


Ready to grow your network? We are seeking engaging leaders to join our dedicated Board of Directors. This volunteer role gives you an opportunity to connect with corporate and nonprofit leaders while nurturing the talented St. Paul community of culture bearers and artists to advance St. Paul as a place where artists thrive, and residents enjoy an elevated quality of life. We are committed to having our board represent the City of St. Paul. We encourage members of diverse groups to apply.

Current Board

Veronica Hawman (President) is the Regional Executive Director of MN, ND, & SD for Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) and owner of a nonprofit consulting business, Creative Growth, LLC. Veronica is a classically trained artist who works primarily in charcoal and oil painting. Heavily influenced by her work in philanthropy, the human condition – replication of life and emotion through classical realism is a central theme throughout her work.

Mariusz Kujawski (Vice President) is a Polish immigrant with a BA in Dance from UWSP. He is a two times Icelandic Champion in Latin American Dance. He has worked as a Choreographer and Movement Director with Vogue Spain, Brenda Bufalino, as the Director of Arts at NYC Dance Week, and currently as the COO of the small local St. Paul business Pilates for the People.

Thomas Burke (Secretary / Interim Treasurer) is a Lowertown-based artist. He studied Philosophy, and obtained an MBA at the University of Minnesota prior to a long and successful project management career in the technology industry.

Emma Fitzsimmons is a Minnesota based dance artist who is passionate about collaborative work with other artists in creating immersive performance art. She is a small business owner of Pilates for the People. Emma has BA in International Studies and Dance from the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point. She previously volunteered as Director of Operations at NYC Dance Week.

Chloe Rizzo is a Saint Paul based sculptor, consultant, and educational programs director. She earned an MFA in Ceramic Sculpture from the Rochester Institute of Technology, School for American Crafts. Chloe has been an exhibiting and teaching artist for over 20 years in both public and private institutions across the country. She joined the board because she believes that everyone should have the opportunity to experience the transformational power of creativity.

Caleb VanDeman is a St. Paul-based entrepreneur who joined the board after working with the artists of SPAC to promote the 2021 St. Paul Art Crawls. He is the CEO of SocialWorks Digital, an advertising consulting firm, and a co-founder of VSOD.io, a veterinary telehealth company. Caleb is a hobby artist who paints, sculpts, and makes noise with a guitar every chance he gets.