Role: Board

Tiana Nobile

Board Member Tiana Nobile 문영신 is a writer and educator with over ten years of experience working as a classroom teacher, teaching artist, workshop facilitator, and poetry instructor. She is the author of the full-length poetry collection, Cleave (Hub City Press, 2021) and chapbook, The Spirit of the Staircase (Antenna, 2017), a collaboration with artist Brigid Tiana Nobile

Sierra Polisar

Board Member Sierra Polisar is the Head of Collections at the Newcomb Art Museum in New Orleans and former Co-President of the National Emerging Museum Professionals Network. Passionate about art, craft, and museums, Sierra blends her experience with fundraising and leadership with creativity and innovation, seeking to connect diverse audiences, preserve art legacies, and foster Sierra Polisar

Ursa Eyer

Ursa (she/her/hers) is a native New Orleanian illustrator and comic book artist. She first began studying art at the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts and went on to receive a BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore. She spent time abroad at the Osaka University of Art, studying what eventually become her passion, making comic books. Her work features surrealist narratives and personal reflections. Ursa’s work has been featured on, The Huffington Post, Bustle, MIC and Buzzfeed.

Laura Gipson

Laura Gipson, a native of Maryland, has lived in New Orleans since 1980. She holds an MFA from the University of New Orleans. Her works are included in the collections of the Virlane Foundation, the City of New Orleans, Tulane Medical Center and private collections. Laura has taught at the University of New Orleans and she currently teaches Talented in Visual Art in the Jefferson Parish Public School System.

AnnieLaurie Erickson

Portrait of Annielaurie Erickson

AnnieLaurie Erickson is a New Orleans-based artist and educator. Through research in material studies, optics, and environmentalism, her work explores ways that science can inform lens-based creation. She is the head of photography and an associate professor in the Newcomb Art Department of Tulane University. Erickson’s work has been exhibited widely in the US and abroad, including Higher Pictures, NYC; the Goethe-Institut, Washington, DC; Contemporary Art Center, New Orleans; Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans; Acadiana Center for the Arts, Lafayette, LA; Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, NYC; Boston Center for the Arts; and CentrePasquArt, Bienne, Switzerland. Notable press includes The New Yorker, Huffington Post, Oxford American, Washington Post, Paper Magazine, Afterimage, and Foam Magazine. She received an ATLAS grant to develop her project Data Shadows and has been awarded residencies from Yaddo, A Studio in the Woods, and the Joan Mitchell Center. Erickson received her MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and her BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design.

Cherie Teamer

Cherie Teamer is a native of New Orleans, Louisiana where she is a licensed attorney in her own legal practice, Teamer Legal Corporation, LLC.  Cherie practices in the area of realestate and property related transactions and litigation. In addition to her legal practice, Cherie is a principle in B3 Consulting, LLC and Radius Strategy Group LLC – two governmental relations consulting firms in the New Orleans Area. Cherie also works with Justice and Accountability Louisiana – helping formerly incarcerated people in the New Orleans Metro Area with outstanding legal issues.

James W. Goedert

James Wesley Goedert was born in Omaha, Nebraska on a cold winter’s day in 1986. He has since escaped to New Orleans where he continues a practice of art-making, designing, and furniture building. As an aquarius who doesn’t know better he often spends time jumping between trades and interests. He participated and assisted in the early Automata shows and Makers of NO making drawing machines and other kinetic works while assisting in electronics for artists workshops and maintaining a shared shop space and warehouse in New Orleans. He was awarded the 2015-2106 American Friends of Coubertin Fellowship and lived in France while learning woodworking and art history for a year. His work has been exhibited nationally and nearly always falls back on the act of drawing as subject and practice.