Art House Productions, Jersey City’s home for the performing and visual arts for 20 years, has announced a transition of the leadership of its board of directors. David Gibson, current chairman of the board, resigned on June 13 after ten years on the board and seven years as chairman. The board of directors unanimously appointed Robinson Holloway to succeed Gibson as chairman.
“I am delighted to pass the torch to Robinson Holloway. She will be a stellar Art House leader through an exciting period in her history, as she moves into a grand new home right in the heart of Jersey City, ”said Gibson.
“David has led Art House at four different locations, successfully helped the organization manage the transition from founder to successor and oversaw significant financial growth during his tenure as Chairman of the Board of Art House. He is leaving the organization at a very promising time and in the very capable hands of Robinson Holloway. We are all excited about the future of Art House under Robinson’s leadership, and are incredibly grateful for David’s service, ”said Meredith Burns, Executive Director of Art House.
“David Gibson set an example of remarkable leadership, and I am honored to be a part of the Art House Productions team as we enter our third decade,” said Holloway. “We are currently living through an exciting period of growth for the arts, as well as the recognition of the importance of the arts as both a societal and an economic driver. Art House is a unique arts organization, strong across disciplines, and its ability to engage both artists and audiences will only increase as we emerge from the pandemic and open our new theater and gallery space. . “
Holloway began his career in sports journalism. Thanks to a nice sum of money won on “Jeopardy! at age 22, she successfully transitioned from graduate school in medieval history to a career spanning the PGA Tour. She started in print journalism for The Independent and other UK newspapers, as well as Sports Illustrated, then moved on to television, working for ABC Sports, ESPN and the Golf Channel.
She made the transition to a career in the arts after founding and running two non-profit art galleries, including the Village West Gallery in Jersey City. She also sits on the Board of Directors of the London-based Association of Art Merchants, and is a member of ArtTable and the International Women’s Forum.
She was the founding chair of the Jersey City Arts Council board and created Art Fair 14C while at JCAC, leaving her post at the Arts Council in 2018 to lead Art Fair 14C as a volunteer executive director. She is currently vice president of communications for the Village Neighborhood Association in Jersey City.
Gibson is the co-founder of the New York-based design consultancy known as Two Twelve. Mr. Gibson is internationally recognized as an advocate of “public information design” and for his work on behalf of cities, institutions and businesses over the past forty-one years since the founding of Two Twelve. He was named SEGD Fellow in 2009.
He has served on the Art House Board of Directors since 2011, succeeding Alicia Wright as Chairman of the Board in 2014. In the future, he will split his time between Jersey City and Rome, Italy, where he and her husband are moving.
Art House’s Board of Directors includes Joseph Bonifaz, Jeanne Brasile, Brad Fay, Michael Griffiths, Cynthia A. Hadjiyannis, Rachel Handler, Robinson Holloway, Annie Kessler, Michelle Lewis-Bellamy, Kristin Mountford, Sophie Penkrat, Jim Peskin, Erin Leigh Pierson, Shriti Rath, Mary Snyder and Alysis Vasquez. The Art Access Committee includes Krystle Allen, Millie Gonzalez, Rachel Handler, Stephanie Lubalin, John McGinty and Colleen Roche. The Art House / NJCU junior board includes Tammy Brobeck, Tyvera Bryant, Alexis M. Castaneda, Zhnai Davis, Nicholas Geosits, Danette E. Sheppard-Vaughn and Nelson Solis.
Art House Productions is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization engaged in the development and presentation of the performing and visual arts in Jersey City, NJ. Art House Productions features theater, performing and visual arts festivals, art exhibitions and offers art classes for adults and youth.
Art House Productions is generously supported by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, SILVERMAN, the Princeton Foundation, the New Jersey Theater Alliance, the Hudson County Office of Cultural Affairs, and the Alliance of Resident Theaters / New York.
Art House Productions is committed to accessibility and inclusiveness in all public programming. Art House Productions produces works with a strong sense of social responsibility. For more information on Art House Productions, please visit our website at www.arthouseproductions.org. Follow us on social media @arthouseproductions @arthouseprods. To subscribe to Art House’s mailing list, please click here: http://eepurl.com/hd1FCj.