Art Con Enters New Chapter, Erica Felicella Steps Down as Executive Director

Posted on:January 26, 2017

Author:Martha Elaine Belden

Category:News

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Photo by Can Turkyilmaz.

Photo By: Can Turkyilmaz.

For more than a decade, Art Conspiracy has been committed to raising money for small arts organizations throughout Dallas. Through its wildly popular annual art auction and concerts, the group has raised more than $300,000 with the sole purpose of paying it forward. After four years as the executive director of Art Con, Dallas-based artist Erica Felicella announces she will step down at the end of March to pursue new projects. Until a new director is appointed, duties will be shared by several members of the executive team.

Under Felicella’s leadership, Art Con expanded its footprint from one annual event to year-round events and community outreach. She oversaw the group’s digital expansion, recruited a robust roster of volunteers, and believes she leaves the organization primed for further growth.

“It has been an amazing journey with Art Con and as I say once an ‘Art Conner’ always an ‘Art Conner,’” Felicella says. “There is so much excitement surrounding the year-round team of volunteers that will carry the organization through this transition. The look and feel will always have that ‘Art Con Way’ about it.”

Felicella remains passionate about the organization and plans to stay involved with the group in a volunteer capacity. She hopes to take time to pursue her work as a performance artist and pursue new professional opportunities.

 

All media inquiries and interview requests should be directed to Erica Felicella at erica@cellaarts.com.

 

Written By: Lauren Smart, Managing Editor at Arts+Culture Texas


from the Exec Team:

It’s impossible to imagine Art Conspiracy without Erica Felicella at the helm. She has been involved, in varying capacities, since the beginning. And the organization would in no way be what it is today without her guidance over the last four years. She is our most resounding voice throughout the community, constantly building bridges across the city in hopes of bolstering Art Con’s place in Dallas. As executive director, she has tirelessly grown this once semi-annual philanthropy into a year-round hub for local artists and musicians to come together, build relationships and make our city a better, more beautiful place to live. She may be stepping down as our fearless leader, but we know she’ll never move out of reach and will remain Art Conspiracy’s most steadfast advocate. We can’t wait to see what Erica does next and could never fully express our undying admiration and gratitude to this benevolent champion of the arts.

 

Written By: Martha Elaine Belden

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