Dr. Nancy Barno Reynolds
Dr. Nancy Barno Reynolds has been an active participant in the arts for more than 30 years, as a student, working artist, judge, curator, teacher, collector, and patron. Since 2018, she has served the Broome County Arts Council as their Executive Director, responsible for an organizational rebrand, overhaul in mission and vision, and creation of increased public programming, services, and membership. Through grant writing, Barno Reynolds raised over a half million dollars for the arts in Broome County and, in 2018, launched BCAC’s Artisan Gallery, an arts retail and exhibition space. In 2019, Barno Reynolds and the Broome County Arts Council introduced the first of an annual County-wide open studio and self-guided weekend, The Broome Art Trail, featuring over 100 artists and 54 venues.
Formerly, Barno Reynolds was the Director of Inclusive Adolescence Education at Cazenovia College and the Founder and Director of The Art School.
Barno Reynolds attended Binghamton University where she earned an Ed.D. in Educational Theory and Practice, an M.S.Ed in English Education (7-12) and Elementary Education (N-6), and a B.S. in Literature and Folklore, with a minor in Anthropology.
Barno Reynolds is a lifelong resident of Broome County, where she resides with her husband and four children. She serves on the Advisory Boards of the Susquehanna Heritage Area Commission, Binghamton Business & Arts Alliance, and more, advising on a number of educational committees as well. She is a recent Member of the Broome County Veteran’s Memorial Arena and Forum Theater Board of Directors.
Rebecca has been an Administrative Professional for over 20 years. She has provided support in both the private and non-profit sector and was the Mayor’s Confidential Secretary from 2007 – 2013 in the City of Binghamton.
Rebecca served her country in the United States Navy from 2003 – 2006 in Jacksonville, Florida. She graduated top of her class in basic training and was awarded the Navy League Honor Recruit in January 2004. She served with VFA-203, an F-18 Naval Aviation Squadron where she enjoyed time on the aircraft carriers USS Enterprise and USS John C. Stennis.
Rebecca was born and raised in Broome County and currently resides in Endicott with her husband Gary and dog Phillis.
Programs & Marketing Manager
Shawna has been a lifelong artist, and has earned her BFA from Syracuse University in Illustration, and her AAS from the SUNY Broome Community College Visual Communication Arts program.
Shawna has been involved in roles of community outreach since 2013, when she served a term in the AmeriCorps Clean Energy Service Corps. After volunteering as a volunteer coordinator for multiple non-profit organizations, she has sought opportunities to utilize her experience in communications and outreach to connect the community to local, beneficial resources.
Shawna is native to New York State, and can often be found bicycling around town, enjoying the scenery.
Gallery & Events Manager
Jenny Chang has been active in the arts and culture for 12+ years in various cities: Taipei, San Francisco, Detroit, Los Angeles, and now Binghamton. Born in Buffalo, she was happy to move back to Upstate New York and join the Broome County Arts Council in 2018. Jenny helped inaugurate the Artisan Gallery, held monthly exhibitions, and launched Shop Art.
Her past projects include the Asian Art Biennial, traveling exhibition meetings with the French Ministry of Cultural Affairs, ICOFOM at National Palace Museum, participation in art fairs (e.g. SOFA Chicago), International Glass Invitational Award Exhibition, fundraising galas with Pacific Symphony, artist trunk shows at Wynn Las Vegas, etc. In her prior role, Jenny was in charge of the Marketing activities and Gallery Partnerships at a global art brand, LIULI.
Jenny holds an MA in Literary and Cultural studies and enjoys doodling, writing, and photography.
Gallery & Retail
Connie Barnes has been living and working in the Southern Tier for more than 40 years. Currently a founding board member of VINES (Volunteers Improving Neighborhood Environments) and a long-time board member of the Broome County Public Library, she also served as a founding board member of Binghamton Imaginink, an arts and science-based organization featuring the DaVinci Festival. As Executive Director of the Edward L Rose Conservancy, PA, she helped create the long-running semi-annual art exhibition Images of Susquehanna County.
As co-owner and event coordinator for RiverRead Books, she hosted monthly art shows and opened the doors for many author readings, poetry gatherings and music events. She looks forward to working with BCAC in the creation of another great ‘Third Place’ in Broome County.
Artisan Window Design
Artist & Paralegal
Broome Arts Mirror
Barb Van Atta Krongold
Board of Directors
Owner, Regalo Gifts & Designs
Second Vice President, Columbian Financial Group
Programs & Membership Chair
Owner, MediaBrush Marketing
Dr. Larry Dake
Assistant Superintendent, Union-Endicott Central School District
Greg. Chianis, AIA
Partner, Chianis & Anderson Architects, PLLC
Marcia R. Craner
President, Cameron & Associates
Real Estate Developer
Nurse Practitioner, UHS Binghamton Primary Care
Gallery Owner, Orazio Salati Studio & Gallery
Mary M. Surdey
President – Red Barn Technologies Group, INC.