We thank our current (and past!) board members for the generous gift of their time to serve NESA.

Dr. Elisa Adams

PRESIDENT

Elisa began sculpting stone in 2005, primarily self taught, and over time her work has been in over 70 shows, has won numerous awards and is in galleries in Boston and Florida. Elisa became President of NESA in 2019 and has a bold vision to create local civic community via sculpture, to foster forums of discussion among our artist members, to increase our membership by bringing in younger members as well as seasoned artists, to create a social media presence and finally to increase the audience of our exhibits. Her studio is in Concord, MA.

www.elisaadamssculptor.com

Brad Matthews

VICE PRESIDENT

People, and humanity more broadly, are at the centering element of Brad’s work as a sculptor, educator and organizational development consultant. He has worked in 21 countries across industries, helping people work more effectively and rewardingly together. Throughout all this, he learned to notice the individualities and commonalities of people within and across places, organizations, and social groupings. It is this life experience that informs and energizes his sculptural work and his contributions to NESA.

www.bradmatthewsstudio.com

Mary Bouchard

Mary Bouchard

TREASURER

Mary Bouchard,  a recently retired financial management professional with experience from for-profit and non-profit companies, is pleased to join the board of NESA.

Zvi Goldman

Zvi Goldman

SECRETARY

Zvi is a contemplative and narrative driven abstract conceptual sculptor. It is his goal to balance intrinsic aesthetics and thought-provoking meaning, and express life, humanity, and the natural world. He works primarily with wood and clay.

April Ranck Guzman

April Ranck Guzman

COMMUNITY ARTS LIAISON

April moved to MA in 1978 and graduated from Harvard University with a concentration in philosophy and comparative religious movements. She has worked as a women’s health counselor, taught English as a Second Language and has had a 25-year career in property management. April recently concluded 6 years of employment with the Society of Arts + Crafts, working as their Business Manager and later as Director of Community and Strategic Partnerships. Co-founder of the Arlington Int’l Film Festival, now in its 11th year of production and as its Executive Director, April is focused on her work with the Festival and its mission of promoting cultural understanding through the art of independent film. 

Patricia Aronson

ARTS DIRECTOR

Pat is a retired OB/GYN who has always loved the arts. While pursuing a post-retirement degree in Arts Administration, she connected with the Society of Arts and Crafts and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and has worked as a part-time administrative assistant in both. She loved working as a Museum Educator at the MFA from 2019-2020, assisting in family programs and gallery learning. Pat is excited to be joining NESA and supporting its work with her organizational skills, community outreach, and fundraising experience. 

Jennifer Berry

ADVISORY & INITIATIVES COMMITTEE

Many moons ago, Jennifer worked for theater, video and film production companies in NYC.  

Since then, she earned a certificate in arts administration from NYU, helped launch a cultural and arts council in her NJ town, raised two sons, and relocated 4 times. In all the moving, arts organizations were always where the best community was found. Jen is currently taking as many art classes as her schedule will allow and building pieces out of ceramics, marine debris, bones and various discarded objects in her makeshift home art spaces. 

As membership chair, Jen looks forward to turning over every stone (and wood and metal and found object) to find creators who will enrich the organization and want to join the community of artists that NESA fosters.  

Roe Osborn

ADVISORY & INITIATIVES COMMITTEE

As a college undergraduate, Roe’s sculptures took the form of abstract woodcarvings. After college he began working as a carpenter. At virtually the same time he took an advanced sculpture course at the University of Rhode Island and his sculptures became abstract constructions each with contextual formula. He moved to Cape Cod in 2005 and began working with cylindrical geometry, building sculptures out of plastic pipe. His pieces have appeared in many exhibitions throughout New England. In addition to sculpting, Roe is a photographer, writer and musician.

Rebecca McGee Tuck

ADVISORY & INITIATIVES COMMITTEE

Rebecca McGee Tuck is a fiber artist, a sculptor and a collector of lost objects.   Her work is a visual narrative of what she accumulates from a throw away society and as a result she gives new life to what others discard. Tuck has shown her work in multiple indoor and outdoor juried shows throughout New England including Boston Sculptors Gallery, Fitchburg Art Museum and the PEG Center for Arts and Activism. She recently won the Present Tense Award from ArtsWorcester which  recognizes an artist whose work exemplifies new practices, artistic risk-taking, and excellence in execution. Tuck works among her menagerie of debris from her studio at the Mill Contemporary Art Studios in Framingham Massachusetts.

Joshua Ruder

Joshua Ruder

DIRECTOR AT LARGE

Joshua Ruder is primarily a figurative sculptor living and working in Greenfield, MA.  He studied Visual Art at Brown University, where he graduated with honors.  He creates sculptures using stone and metal that are considered scrap, looking beyond their dirty and cracked facades to imagine the beauty contained within, and then working to bring that out.

Derrick Te Paske

Derrick Te Paske

DIRECTOR AT LARGE

Since moving from Iowa to New England in the late 1960’s, Derrick has worked as a carpenter, an English teacher, a photographer, a documentary filmmaker, and an art dealer. He has recently retired as Professor and Chair of the Communication Arts Department of Framingham State University, where he had served for 32 years. His artwork involves wood and other common materials, employs tools and processes which are decidedly low tech, and results in unique and very tangible objects.

Alan Weinstein

Alan Weinstein

DIRECTOR AT LARGE

Al worked as a public-school teacher and administrator for almost 40 years. During his educational career, however, he was also a student studying sculpture at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts and Mass Art for over 10 years. Presently he sculpts mostly in stone, but occasionally works in plaster, wood and pine cones. As a NESA member for the last 6 years, he looks forward to seeing the continued growth of the organization.