The Berrien Artist Guild, Inc. Board of Directors recently appointed Salle Huber and Nicole Pierard to one year terms to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of Bret Witkowski. Both Salle and Nicole tied in votes during the 2020/21 election for board positions; however, all incumbents were elected. Since the by-laws allow for 12 board members, it was decided to appoint both members to director positions on the board. Both Salle and Nicole have studio space at the Box Factory and serve as volunteers at the reception desk.
In her studio, The Aware Lab on the Riverwalk level, Salle teaches movement. She has been a movement teacher for the past 13 years, teaching both Pilates and the Melt Method. She has past board experience with the Hinsdale, IL Historical Society. Other non-profit experience includes an internship at the Bloomington Area Arts Council, Volunteer Coordinator and Liaison for the Goodman Theater Women’s Board and a Special Events Manager for the Hinsdale Humane Society.
Nicole is a visual artist who shares a studio with Marten Meyer on the Riverwalk Gallery. She has volunteered at receptions and as the Box representative for Lake Effect Jazz rehearsals. She regularly hosts open houses in her studio. She has been a Financial Analyst, an Attorney’s Assistant and a French teacher. While living in Europe, she created her own non-profit organization.