Board of Directors
Debonique Grigsby, President
Debonique Grigsby, her husband Reginald, and their son Jaquaylen have lived in Tampa since 2014 after moving to the Sunshine State 2011. She’s a certified art teacher and has worn many hats in education, including being a fine arts department chair at a middle school, facilitating professional development training for teachers, and being on art curriculum development teams. Debonique earned a BFA in Graphic Design from the University of Texas at Arlington.
Tara Hatfield, Treasurer
Tara Hatfield is originally from Miami, and has lived in Tampa for over 10 years. Tara started her teaching career as a middle school science teacher in Miami, but has been an art teacher in Tampa since 2006. Tara earned a B.A. in Sociology and Anthropology from Florida International University in Miami, FL.
Dana Warner, Executive Director & Secretary
Dana Warner recently retired from Hillsborough County Public Schools after 20 years of service. She was the Supervisor for K-12 Art Education for 7 years, and a high school art teacher for 13 years specializing in sculpture, and photography. Prior to teaching, Dana was an Assistant Curator of Education at the Polk Museum of Art in Lakeland, FL, and Curator of Education at the Florida Gulf Coast Art Center in Belleair, FL. Currently she is Treasurer for Tempus Projects, Inc. and co-coordinator of the Annual Re-Purposed Doodad Sculpture Competition. Dana earned a M.A. in Art Education, and B.A. in Fine Arts from the University of South Florida in Tampa, FL.
Kathy Durdin, Director
Kathy Durdin is a national award winning watercolor and mixed media artist. She has exhibited across Florida, as well as nationally from New York to California. She also teaches classes and workshops, inspiring her students to loosen up their work and enhance their skills. Kathy is on the Board of Tampa Bay Businesses for Culture and the Arts, and President of Tampa Regional Artists. She is also a coach and leadership develop consultant, and co-coordinator of the Annual Re-Purposed Doodad Sculpture Competition. Kathy is a Certified Public Accountant, and earned a B.A. in Business Administration/Accounting from the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia.
Lorrin Wagner, Director
Lorrin Wagner is an artist who loves working with her hands, building, painting and trying new things. She is a professional face painter, balloon twister and henna artist, and loves working with her kids. Lorrin homeschools her two boys, and runs Wagner Events with her husband of 18 years.
Jack Wyatt, Director
Jack Wyatt has lived in Tampa for over 20 years. Since retiring, he’s been an active volunteer in the area. Jack is on the Board of Directors of the Henry B. Plant Museum, and is a docent at the Plant Museum, Tampa Bay History Center, and Tampa Theatre. In addition, he conducts his own bike tour of downtown Tampa, and is a co-coordinator of the Annual Re-Purposed Doodad Sculpture Competition.