Grafton, MA, Oct. 12, 2020 . . .Small Stones Festival of the Arts (SSFA) presents Juliet Feibel, executive director of ArtsWorcester as the keynote speaker for the Festival’s live awards ceremony Oct. 23, 7:00 p.m. The winning artists will be declared in the fine art painting and drawing and photography categories for first ($500); second $250 and third ($100) place, juror choice and popular choice awards. The public is welcome to join the free Zoom event by registering at http://smallstonesfestival.org
Feibel will discuss how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the local arts community from a positive and negative perspective. A native of St. Louis, Missouri, Juliet Feibel has worked across nonprofit management, membership organizations, the arts and higher education. Leading ArtsWorcester since 2011, she previously served as director of education for the Ann Arbor Art Center and as associate director of Imagining America, a national arts and humanities project and worked for non-governmental organizations in Vietnam and Thailand.
Feibel participated as a juror in the fine arts painting and drawing category during the Festival’s 2018 inaugural year when three art associations -- Apple Tree Arts, Worcester County Camera Club and the Blackstone Valley Art Association collaborated to create a regional juried arts and music festival.