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Meet Committee Chair: Diane Hayes

Meet Committee Chair: Diane Hayes

With the New Year came new committee leadership in Tennessee Craft. For the past few weeks we have been publishing a series on our new chair members.

We’d like to continue this series by introducing Diane Hayes, our new Board Development chair.

Why is it important for you to be involved with Tennessee Craft?

I am an avid arts patron, especially Tennessee craft, which my husband and I both collect. Therefore, it is exciting for me to be a part of guiding, visioning, and advocating for Tennessee’s craft artists and their art.

What made you decide to take a leadership position this year?

I was asked to chair Board Development because I work for a nonprofit that trains young professionals in board development.  I am assuming that is why I was asked, and it made sense because I think I have the knowledge that can help build a strong board of directors for Tennessee Craft.

What are you most excited about accomplishing?

Diversity among board members and a strong board that will lead and govern Tennessee Craft to grow and thrive in the future years.

What is your favorite piece you’ve gotten at one of our Fairs?

That’s a hard question because my husband and I have bought so much throughout the years.  But I have to say a Donna Rizzo piece of a dancer that I loved and STILL love!

What do you enjoy about attending the Fairs?

I like everything about it…the art, of course; the food; the dogs; and “people watching”.

Why do you think it’s important for people who aren’t artists to be involved with Tennessee Craft?

Art enriches our lives…it brings beauty into the world!  It gives us a break from the hustle-and-bustle of our busy lives and makes us smile, or ponder, or enjoy, or sometimes even gasp!

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