The Shenandoah Arts Council is a nonprofit organization whose part-time staff of two is dedicated to maintaining and expanding the important work that ShenArts accomplishes in the community.
Lisa Sipp | Executive Director
Lisa Sipp has been part-time staff with ShenArts since October 2018. Her responsibilities include providing strategic direction, implementing and overseeing all operations, programs, functions, activities, staff and interns, community liaison networking and development, grant writing and compliance, fundraising, donor management, member database management, e-blast communications, monthly e-newsletter, and daily communication via phone and email.
Lisa enjoys teaching violin to beginners from age 4 to 94. She has a master’s degree in Special Education, an alternative secondary teaching degree, a BA in Humanities, and an AA in Communication and Journalism. Originally from Atlanta, Georgia, Lisa moved to Winchester in early 2018 from the mountains of northern New Mexico, but has Virginia roots as recent as her parents and grandparents from southwest Virginia to ancestors who settled in Virginia in the 1600s. Lisa is married to David, a ShenArts artist member who is often seen supporting and serving ShenArts wherever he is needed.
Contact Lisa at: [email protected]
Tanya Gupta | Marketing & Communications Specialist
Tanya Gupta has been part time staff with ShenArts since June 2021. Her responsibilities include co-leadership of the monthly Teen Art Club, website and social media communications, marketing and overall program, membership, and exhibit support.
Tanya is a graphic designer and illustrator who loves making whimsical art with sparkles of joy, knowledge and fun. Following her studies in Multimedia and 2D Animation, she was drawn toward the mesmerizing world of illustration, especially children’s book illustration. Her work has been published in children’s books, educational books, wedding invitations and packaging designs. Originally from India, Tanya moved to Winchester in 2017 where she continues her passion for creativity and is always eager to help the Local Artist Community.
Contact Tanya at: [email protected]