PT Artscape Advisory Committee

Meredith Essex

Meredith Essex is a visual artist who has exhibited her art throughout the region for over 25 years. She has inspired many diverse people to discover their creative selves and find confidence in making and teaching art. She has a long history as teaching artist, teacher trainer and mentor, and teaching artist trainer. She has been lead visual artist for Arts Impact, an organization training teachers to teach the arts, for 9 years and has worked as an arts assessment specialist within that organization. She serves several organizations including the Washington State Arts Commission, ArtsWA, and Port Townsend’s Artscape. She has written arts-infused curriculum materials for the Lake Washington, Enumclaw, South Kitsap, and Tacoma school districts as well as the Tacoma Art Museum, Museum of Glass and the Washington State History Museum.

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Wanda Leclerc

Wanda Leclerc, parent, artist and elementary art teacher at Grant Street School. Wanda was born in Puerto Rico and has a degree in Art Education from Western Washington University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture from the University of Puerto Rico. Wanda has also taught Spanish at Jefferson Community School. She has taught the Visual Arts to all ages from kindergarten to adult.

Mari Mullen

Executive Director, PT Main Street Program, Business-Community Partner, public relations community events and activities, Non-Profit umbrella organization.

Dawn Pierson

Dawn Pierson, parent and community arts advocate is our fundraising coordinator.

Kim Nunes

Kim is the PT Artscape Program Coordinator. She has worked with the PT Artscape team members since 2007 on fund raising events. Previously Kim was a technology project manager.

PT Artscape Ad hoc-PTSD Administration- Advisory Committee


Dr. John Polm, Jr., Superintendent, Port Townsend School District

Lisa Condran, principal, Grant Street School

Amy Khile, Business Manager, Port Townsend School District


Helen Gunn- Volunteer, arts advocate, events

Wanda LeClerc-Teaching Artist, Parent Liaison

Margie McDonald, Teaching Artist- volunteer, professional sculptor

Brett Navin – Teacher, Blue Heron school, arts advocate, events

Jesse Joshua Watson, Teaching Artist-paints pictures, tells stories and volunteers.

Ann Welch-Website/Technology consultant

A big thank you to Susan P. Hill-Doyle. For many years until 2017, Susan ran the PT Artscape program while teaching grades 6, 7, 8 at Blue Heron Art. Susan was instrumental in the success of the program. Susan now lives in Florida and continues to teach Visual arts to students.