In addition to being appointed as a board member, Nash manages the festival’s Joyce Rosen Fellowship entries and exhibits. She is a retired adjunct English teacher at St. Charles Community College. Nash previously taught speech, drama and English at Fort Zumwalt High School North and retired from Francis Howell Middle School. Nash was responsible for integrating middle school students, the hearing impaired, and students with special needs into the drama curriculum. She received her Master of Fine Arts in Theater from Lindenwood University and her Bachelor of Science in Vocal Communication and Rhetoric from Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville.
In addition to serving on the board, Riggs will oversee the festival’s new Pet Adoption Artist Pavilion, which will be open to families interested in adopting pets from local rescue organizations. Riggs is a published author and freelancer in the health and wellness industry as a Reiki Master Energy Healer, Arbonne District Manager, and Intuitive Coach. She holds the position of corporate partner for Cole and Assoc. Engineering, which involves identifying charities and community services that align with Cole’s values, in addition to helping improve their internal wellness program. She co-founded CHAMP (Citizens Helping American Military Personnel) and raised funds to send care packages to our serving military deployed overseas. She has served on the boards of the Crisis Nursery, the St. Charles City-County Library Foundation, and the St. Charles County Association of Realtors.
“We are delighted to welcome Diana and Justine to our Board of Directors,” said Denise Wulff, President of the Mosaics Fine Art Festival. “They both bring much-needed experience to our organization, as well as a passion for our community’s 27-year-old festival.”
The Mosaics Fine Art Festival is a non-profit organization that showcases local and regional artists while educating children and adults in the community about how art can enhance their lives. The festival showcases a wide range of artwork produced by a mix of emerging, mid-career and established artists in all media. The three-day festival held from September 16 to September 18 includes approximately 80 artist-jurors from more than 15 states who will exhibit artwork available for purchase. For more information, call (314) 406-2067.