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White Grass

Our Mission: to provide art experiences for all ages, and to offer support and creative opportunities for local artists.


Our Vision: to cultivate an environment in which the Arts flourish, grow, and enrich our community.

Meet the Board Members

This refined group of folks keep the JCA running smoothly! If you see them around, be sure to thank them for keeping art alive in our town!

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Linda Clarksean

Board Chair

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Linda Titus


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Dave Schmidt



Bill Brandt

Farmer in Sioux Valley Township, retired vocal music educator, owner of Brandt Gardens & Greenhouse LLC.; Lover of a vast assortment of fresh produce, succulents, cacti, and annual flowers.

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Janette Simon

Janette didn't stop censoring her artistic voice until she witnessed the healing powers of creativity in her clients. Now she's dipped deep into the well of her own creativity, appreciating art in all things; nature, architecture, fashion, cuisine, music, literature, and the rest. At Jackson Center for the Arts she's found her tribe.

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Kristina Johnson

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Melissa Brunk

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Cay Gjertson

Meet our artists, makers, and instructors

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Kathy Fransen

Music Consultant

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Gayle More

Gypsy Artist/Instructor

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Kathy Henke

Classroom Assistant

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Pam Pronk

SPOTS Coordinator



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Alix Schmidt

Social Media Consultant

Born out of a mutual love of art, Alix channels artistic passion and also being a huge nerd to manage our social media. They are very invested in graphic design, fiber arts, pixel art, and music. They can almost always be found doing art, or thinking about art in many ways. As a newer recruit, they're very excited to help such an amazing organization grow and thrive.

What Patrons SAY

"Always enjoyable; music and staff are great."

— Marilyn Rossow