Christine Destrempes, Executive Director
Destrempes has over thirty years of experience as a graphic designer, marketing consultant, painter, and printmaker. She was a creative director in magazine publishing, owned and operated a graphic design agency, and has worked as a freelance graphic designer. Her paintings and monotypes have been exhibited nationally and are in numerous corporate and private collections. She was founder and director of Art for Water. She lives on Lake Skatutakee in Harrisville, NH.
Sam Kelly, Office & Studio Manager
Originally from Connecticut, Sam has spent the last four years studying at the New Hampshire Institute of Art and has recently graduated with her BFA in Fine Arts and a minor in Art History. Sam trained as an oil painter for the first three years of her BFA program, but delved into the world of installation, printmaking and fiber arts for her senior thesis exhibition. Alongside her art practice, Sam is the co-founder of Flock Gallery NH, a nomadic pop-up gallery, and The Millennial Press, a community letterpress shop located at her alma mater. Both groups have helped to enrich the arts community at NHIA and the surrounding city of Manchester. Sam's combined interest in installation, social issues and community outreach has led her to her position at Art & Dialogue.