Monica Hampton has had a lifelong interest in the arts and education. Her background is a combination of fine arts, art history, education, and public outreach, with an emphasis on program development for museums and organizations specializing in history, fine art, craft, and design.
As an independent consultant, she produced the American Craft Council’s 2016 conference. Monica served as the Director of Education at The Society of North American Goldsmiths (SNAG) and was formerly the Director of Education at the American Craft Council (ACC).
Past positions include working with the Society for Environmental Graphic Design (SEGD), Metropolis Magazine, and the Cooper-Hewitt.
She studied fine arts and art history at Bard College, received a dual fine arts/art history BA degree from George Washington University, and holds an MS in Museum Education from Bank Street.
Pam Robinson is a Chicago-based jeweler, artist, educator, arts administrator and hockey fan!
For over 27 years she worked at Lillstreet Art Center where she had taught classes, was the Director of the Metalsmithing, Jewelry & Glass department and was their Director of Education.
She is a member of The Society of North American Goldsmiths (SNAG) and served on their Board of Directors. As their conference liaison, she was instrumental in organizing, planning and scheduling conferences. She helped implement changes to the structure and schedules within the conferences and created policies and contracts to streamline these complex events. In addition, she managed the Education Dialogue, the Trunk Show, workshops, and tirelessly edited the conference brochures. In 2019 she received the SNAG Volunteer Recognition Award for her service.
She is currently on the board of the Women’s Jeweler’s Association (WJA) — Chicago chapter as their Programming VP and was a founding member of The Chicago Metals Art Guild (CMAG).
Pam earned her BFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, minored in art history, and studied at The Gemological Institute of America. She is proud of her community outreach work, has exhibited her work nationwide, published in books and magazines, and is happiest when she’s in her studio creating and sharing her passion with others.
Rebecca Juliette-Duex was introduced to the value of craft at an early age. During visits to her mother’s childhood home in rural Western Pennsylvania, she observed how her grandparents found solace in their own handcraft; her grandfather, a coal miner, in his woodshop and her grandmother with needle and thread or yarn. An immersion in weaving (2017 — 19) and woodworking (2019 — 21) at Haywood Community College has been an opportunity to build the skills necessary to honor the legacy of her grandparents. Rebecca’s work brings wood and fiber into conversation to tell the story of her own creative heritage and to inspire others to do the same.
Jacklyn Scott was born into an artistic family and spent most of her childhood in her mother’s clay studio, volunteering at craft centers and working summers at Peters Valley School of Craft during college. Her exposure to the beauty of handmade objects and the interesting people who make them, led her to study and earn a degree at the Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia where she explored her many interests in printmaking, sculpture and ceramics. From 2014 – 2018 she worked at Hood College as the Studio Manager for the Art Department where she earned her M.A. in Ceramic Arts.
In 2020, Jacklyn relocated to Memphis, Tennessee to work for Arrow Creative as the Programs Manager where she oversaw the renovation of a 24,000 sq ft building to create 16 artist studios, 10 offices, and 3 community studios. She also served as co leader for the Memphis Chapter of the Rising Tide Society.
Jacklyn is currently working out of her studio, Craft Into Art, in Dingmans Ferry, Pennsylvania teaching art classes.