Stephanie Schumann Mitchell
Executive Director

Stephanie Schumann Mitchell has worked in the arts for over a decade. She brings to Lawndale curatorial and development experience from institutions including The Whitney Museum of American Art and The Drawing Center in New York City, as well as The Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, MA, where she received her Master's in the History of Art from Williams College. Before relocating to Houston with her husband, Mitchell co-directed the first on-line art fair, VIP Art Fair, and directed the curatorial program at Leo Koenig, Inc., a contemporary art gallery in Manhattan's Chelsea district. 

Rosemary Price
Development Director

Rosemary Price brings over 10 years of fundraising experience in the museum and nonprofit sector. Rosemary previously served in fundraising roles in Boston, MA and in Burlington, VT, where she was development director with the contemporary art center Burlington City Arts. Prior to her recent move to Houston, Rosemary worked in Minneapolis, MN at the Walker Art Center, raising funds for the institution's exhibitions and moving image and performing arts programs. Rosemary holds a BA in Music from UNC Chapel Hill and an MA from the Cooperstown Graduate Program for Museum Studies.

Lily Cox-Richard
Artist Studio Program Director

Lily Cox-Richard is a sculptor based in Houston, Texas. Her recent projects focus on systems and networks that are ubiquitous yet often unnoticed: the electrical wiring and plumbing in the walls, the sprawling mycelium underfoot, and the goods created by cottage industries. She has been awarded an Artadia grant, a Smithsonian Artist Research Fellowship, a postdoctoral fellowship in the University of Michigan’s Society of Fellows, and residencies at the Core Program, Millay Colony, RAIR Philadelphia, and the MacDowell Colony. Recent solo exhibitions include She Works Flexible (Houston), Hirschl & Adler Modern (New York), Vox Populi (Philadelphia), and the Hudson River Museum (New York). Lily holds an MFA in Sculpture from Virginia Commonwealth University and received her BFA from California College of the Arts. 

Emily Link
Community Engagement Manager

Emily Link is a former Lawndale intern and joined the staff as Community Relations Coordinator in August of 2009. Link manages Lawndale's Internship, Volunteer and Membership programs, as well as assisting with exhibiting artists. Link was born in Syracuse, NY, and grew up north of Pittsburgh, PA. She received her BFA from the University of Houston in 2008, and has exhibited work both locally and nationally. Link is also involved with BOX 13 ArtSpace as a Member Artist and President of the organization.

Cinthia Gomez
Exhibition and Program Coordinator

Cinthia Gomez is a former Lawndale intern and assists with preparations for all exhibitions and programs and makes sure Lawndale is in great shape for welcoming visitors. She received her BFA from the University of Houston in 2013 and currently works from her studio at BOX 13 ArtSpace.

Lisa Gertsch

Lisa Gertsch contracts via her LLC. Lisa and her associate, Linda Westwick, handle all day-to-day transactions and are responsible for all internal and external financial reporting. Lisa holds a degree in Economics from Stanford University, earned her CPA while working for Coopers & Lybrand in Silicon Valley, and completed the Rice University, Glasscock School of Continuing Studies Nonprofit Finance Certificate program. Linda holds a BBA in Accounting from The University of Alaska and worked at KPMG Peat Marwick where she earned her CPA.

Bruce Chao
Web Editor intern

Bruce Chao is responsible for the editing and design of all web materials for Lawndale. He is currently working towards a BFA in Graphic Design from the University of Houston.

Emily Fens
Gallery Attendant


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Coming Up

Exquisite Evening
Thursday, April 27, 2017
7 – 10 PM
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Gesture Jungle Dance Party Hosted by Melinda Laszczynski and Arlo's Ballroom
Monday, April 24, 2017
9 PM - 2 AM
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BUILD-A-WORLD ZINE Workshop with Sarah Welch and Zine Fest Houston
Saturday, May 20, 2017
2 - 5 PM
Lawndale Art Center Classroom

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July 7 - Aug 12 2017
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