Board Members

The 2019/2020 Board of Directors of the Skokie Northshore Sculpture Park are as follows:
Gerry Holmes – President
Barbara Goldsmith – Secretary, Selection Committee
John Bartos – Treasurer
Sharon Steckel – Education Outreach
Although we’ve only lived in Skokie for a few years, my time living in Evanston, Chicago and Libertyville has always had ties to the Sculpture Park or other facets of the greater Chicago arts community.  Currently, as an elementary art and orchestra teacher in Highland Park, I enjoy writing education materials for the Sculpture Park and orchestrating the annual “Art in the Park” event every August.  In my free time I work in my school’s greenhouse, ride my bike, garden and enjoy camping with my husband and friends.
Gina Lorenz – Sculpture in the Classroom Coordinator
David Putrus – Community Liaison
John Bartos – Financial Advisor
Sonya Baysinger – Executive Director

Sonya Baysinger has served in the capacity of Executive Director of the Skokie Northshore Sculpture Park for the past 5 years. She earned her Master of Arts Degree from Washington State University and her Master of Fine Arts Degree from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale.

She is a working artist as well as Instructor of Art at McHenry County College, Crystal Lake, IL and Columbia School of Art, Chicago, IL. She teaches courses in Sculpture, Jewelry/Metals and 3-D Design. Her sculptures, jewelry, drawings and paintings have been exhibited nationally and internationally. Along with various grants which helped to fund project and professional development, she has received the Arts Midwest Award and the National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship Award.

Gary Newhouse – Webmaster, Selection Committee
newhouse A 40+ year resident of Skokie, I spent my professional life first at the Skokie Public Library and then for 26 years at Oakton Community College.  There, I had the honor of being Dean of the libraries, Online Learning and the wonderful Koehnline Museum of Art and Sculpture Park. Being retired gives me time to work for the Sculpture Park and a huge Hacker/Maker space in Chicago.  In my spare time I garden, read, enjoy music and “hang” with my son.
Ron Buchanan
Debra Hatchett
Donna Zaidenberg

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