Plein Air New Bern 2020 is being directed by an ever growing group of art lovers and supporters throughout New Bern and beyond. To help solidify the vision of an event that will last through the coming years, a steering committee has emerged to serve this purpose. This list of chairs below is only a start of what will be necessary to make 2020 a success, and will be joined by many others that share the vision of what this event can mean to the arts, tourism, and community spirit of New Bern in the coming years. They have willingly agreed to serve in this capacity for the 2019-2020 in order to establish a successful framework for the event. All of us welcome your input, concerns, and help to make this happen.
Kippy Hammond - A professional artist since 1986, she currently paints, teaches, participates in plein air events. Kippy has directed La Bonne Etoile Artist Retreat in Fontaine-Fourches, France, hosting international students and instructors since 2001. Chair, Host Artist and Artist Liason
Eileen Bress - Executive Director, Craven Art Council & Gallery Co-chair and Liason for the Craven County Art Council and Bank of the Arts.
Jonathan Burger - Gallery Director, Craven Arts Council & Gallery Exhibition Chair, Social Media/WebMaster
Linda MacDonald, Board of Directors, Craven County Art Council Hospitality Chair