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 and commuter to our Plaza location, she loves to soak up all that both cities have to offer.
LEILA, our resident expert in event planning with a keen eye for creative design. Her warm personality and fierce intelligence make her the girl to see for help when you're trying to find the perfect piece.
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.
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.
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!
Resident egghead. Clean freak. All-around goofball. A graduate of KU's History of Art department, Mark has an eye for curating art, be it for customer purchase or in-store display.
Kelsey attended KSU where she studied Apparel and Textiles Marketing. She has a sharp eye for detail and a strong admiration for art in all its forms. Her warm personality and creativity make her wonderful at helping customers find the perfect artisan gift for any occasion.
Creator of the Craft Collective handmade market and co-buyer for the Phoenix Underground. She came into the Phoenix family with knowledge of all things handmade in the indie craft world. Her degree in fashion design and merchandising help make things in the shop look just so. You can find her in the Underground a couple of days a week, the rest of the time she's chasing after her two kids.
DIANA, an eccentric KU student majoring in Microbiology, also happens to love art. Her appreciation for all forms of art and caring personality, make the Phoenix Gallery the perfect place for her.
CASSIE, a resident artist at SeedCo. and formally trained in sculpture, ceramics, and psychology, Cassie is our jack-of-all-trades. She brings her formal language and passion for research into our social media posts and her public discourse in the gallery alike. If it’s information you're looking for, she's got you covered.
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.
ROSIE, a student in the KU Architecture program, this girl has a drive like none other. Rosie is well versed in the formal elements of design and will use this knowledge to help you seek out that hidden treasure you're looking for.