Sara Kellner

Sara Kellner is the principal of Kellner Consulting, based in Houston, Texas. Kellner Consulting focuses on consulting in the arts, including organizational and creative planning, public art, and fund development. Between 1999 and 2006, Kellner was the executive director of DiverseWorks Artspace and led the organization through two successful strategic plans. During her tenure at DiverseWorks she also initiated a number of exhibitions including the AICA Award-winning William Pope.L: eRacism, and Contemporary Erotic Drawing, both of which were covered in the New York Times.

Previously, Kellner was the visual arts director at Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center in Buffalo, NY. She has served on the board and as the board president of the National Association of Artists Organizations, and she participated in the first year of the Co-Generate, a series of meetings around the country sponsored by the Rockefeller Foundation, designed to foster the leadership of artists and arts professionals under the age of 30. Kellner serves as an advisory board member for Aurora Picture Show, the Rhode Island School of Design Alumni Association, and the film department at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. She is the president of the Downtown Area Women’s Network in Houston. Kellner has served on various Center panels, most recently as a management panelist in 2009.

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Grants & Grantees

In 2002 the Center awarded Pew Fellowships to 12 Philadelphia-based artists, and grants to 57 dance, music, theater, and visual arts organizations and practitioners in the greater Philadelphia region.

Bill Adair, director of Exhibitions & Public Interpretation at The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, is featured in the fall 2016 issue of Exhibition.

Collaborators & Colleagues

David Devan is general director and president of Opera Philadelphia, where he works on strategic planning initiatives and builds partnerships within the Philadelphia community and the opera world.

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WXPN, the public radio service of the University of Pennsylvania, will launch a new research initiative in order to better understand the music-listening preferences of the “Millennial” generation.

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Bartram’s Garden was the home of John Bartram, a Quaker farmer with a lifelong fascination with botany. Today the 45-acre garden is a National Historic Landmark on the banks of the Schuylkill River.

As the United States’ finest museum of medical history, the Mütter Museum displays its beautifully preserved collections in a 19th-century “cabinet museum” setting.

An opening reception will held in for Pati Hill: Photocopier, featuring a talk by gallery director and exhibition curator Richard Torchia on Hill’s artistic process.

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This music and movement performance will offer audiences a distinctive interpretation of Miguel de Cervantes’ four-century-old classic, Don Quixote, combining narrative elements and ballads drawn from the novel, recited in both Spanish and English, and accompanied by monophonic melodies, organ and vihuela works that are reminiscent of the sounds of Golden Age Spain.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Jorge Valdivia is the Director of Performing Arts at the National Museum of Mexican Art in Chicago, IL. He served as a Center management panelist in 2011.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Kathy Bateson is the president and CEO of the Arts Center for Coastal Carolina on Hilton Head Island in South Carolina.

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FringeArts hired consultants to develop a major gifts campaign that significantly increased individual giving and the FringeArts festival’s major donor pool.