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Meet the Staff


SUE, GALLERY DIRECTOR
Operational mastermind and liaison for all of our artists. Her extensive knowledge of art is matched only by her eagerness to promote art through our gallery locations. She's a whiz at "connecting the dots" in the community, people-to-people. A downtown Lawrence resident, she loves everything this vibrant downtown has to offer.


DUSTY, ASSISTANT GALLERY DIRECTOR
Dusty was an Eagle Scout who graduated in May of 2015 with a degree in Sculpture and a minor in Art History from KU. Living in Finland during his studies he was able to expand his experiences in the art field. When not working at the Phoenix Gallery or helping with Phoenix Underground art installations, you'll most likely find him hiking, camping, or working on his own craft and assisting other artists in Kansas City.


JILL, CO-BUYER FOR PHOENIX UNDERGROUND
She joined the Phoenix family with knowledge of all things handmade in the indie craft world, she is the creator of Lawrence's popular Craft Collective handmade market, after all. Having a degree in fashion design and merchandising she showcases the shop and its wares perfectly. You can find her in the Underground a couple of days a week, the rest of the time she enjoys chasing after her two kids.


CHLOE, our quirky KU Fine Arts student and Lawrence resident. She uses her passion for visual art to engage with each piece and assist art lovers in finding that special piece for their collection.


KATHLEEN
Before her trek to Kansas City, Kathleen resided in Charleston, South Carolina, where she attended the Art Institute and studied Photography. Interning and working for art galleries in SC she truly developed a love and appreciation for art. Her eye for details and enjoyment in helping others makes the Phoenix Gallery a perfect place for her to be!


DAKOTA, a Lawrence local and lifetime creative. Dakota uses her unique style and background in art to help everyone find the piece that suits them best.


LIBBY, our freelance graphic design guru, is a student at KU in Visual Arts. Libby has a keen eye for detail and appreciation of art. The Phoenix Gallery is proud to have her expertise here.


KEARSTON was born and raised in Lawrence, KS. She has spent most of her life creating art with any medium she could get her hands on. Her favorite mediums are photography, printmaking and painting. With her love of art and attention to detail, she is dedicated to helping everyone find their perfect artisan piece. If she isn’t at the Phoenix Gallery or creating art, you will likely find her spending time with her giant rabbit, Oliver.


DAKOTAH, a Kansas native born into a family of artists. She has cultivated a vast appreciation as well as contributed to the arts since she was old enough to hold a paint brush. Combined with her passion for art, she holds over 9 years of exemplary customer service experience, giving her the niche needed to help you find just what you’re looking for. When not at the Phoenix Gallery you can find her doing performances all over Kansas and KCMO, singing with her band, or whipping up a tasty, healthy meal at home.


CATHERINE is a Women, Gender and Sexuality and Journalism student at KU and Lawrence native. Catherine has studied abroad to China on two separate occasions and has participated in an exchange trip to Japan, exposing her to the arts and culture of the East. Her appreciation for art combined with her creative background brings a unique perspective to the Phoenix Gallery. This jack of all trades can help you find the perfect piece for you.