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2023 Artist Jurors

Nancy Charbonneau

Nancy Charbonneau

I’ve brought my twin passions for entrepreneurship and interior design to my
namesake interior design firm, a well-respected and tenured business within our
community, nationally recognized as one of the largest design firms with an in-studio
workroom in our area. In addition to leading our 15-person creative team to consistently
have a profitable annual revenue, I am also a passionate advocate for local artistry and
creativity in our community, and strongly believe in the power of art in underserved
communities. As a CEO and Visionary, my 25 years of experience have sharpened my
specialties in entrepreneurship, project management, executive leadership, profitability
and sales, community relations, communications. and leading high-performing,
profitable teams all while keeping creativity and relationships at the top of the list.
Dennis Chernov

Dennis Chernov

Owner of White Raven Photoworks. Member of the Woodlands Photography Club.
Kerry Conkling

Kerry Conkling

Kerry Conkling grew up in Montreal Canada. Her Mother was a very talented water colorist and inspired her to love art. After 35 years in the airlines Kerry finally had her chance to paint, draw and experience the joys of being an artist. When she did retire she was part of a team of Artists to open the Gallery at the Madely Building in Conroe. She was the President of the Conoe Art League for 2 years and served on the Board of Directors for an additional 2 years. Kerry won the award for Pursuit of Excellence in 2019 from the Greater Conroe Arts Alliance for her hard work with CAL and promoting the arts in Conroe. She has been the Chair person for the annual Art Auction for 9 years to benefit Montgomery County High School seniors every Spring. Kerry also has volunteered at the Woodlands Waterway Art Festival for 6 years and was a Judge for 3 years. Kerry also hosts tours of the Gallery for Seniors, children’s groups and other visitors to the area.
Maureen Donelan

Maureen Donelan

Maureen Donelan is a graphic designer living in The Woodlands, TX. She received her MS in
graphic design at Pratt Institute. Prior to forming her own agency, she was Art Director at WYES
Television in New Orleans. She has had a diverse client base, with much of her work
concentrated on event design throughout Greater Houston and Texas, including the Houston
Art Car Parade, Bayou City Art Festival, Wine and Food Week and Georgetown Festival of the
Arts. Maureen has won numerous awards for television graphics, set design, advertising and
print. Over the first fourteen years of The Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival, she created and
managed its graphic identity, including programs, posters, signage and promotional material.
Brett G. Hall

Brett G. Hall

-40 years in advertising/marketing in Colorado, California and Texas working for ad agencies, magazines, newspapers and corporate art departments
-Spent five years exhibiting at art festivals and galleries in Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, Oklahoma Kansas, Florid and Wyoming
-Served as President of the Conroe Art League from 2018 - 2020 growing it from 125 members to over 350. Texans for the Arts based a case study on that growth for other arts organizations in Texas.
-Served on Greater Conroe Arts Alliance Board from 2018 to present
Served on Houston Arts Alliance (HAA) Disaster Resiliency Committee
-Served on Houston City Initiative Grant Program in 2021 evaluating potential recipients
-Served as a judge for the CISD Rodeo Art competition for the last 4 years
-Judged Congressional Art Competition for Kevin Brady in 2019
-Recently won designation as a TCA State of Texas Cultural District for Downtown Conroe
Carolina Ingram

Carolina Ingram

Carolina is director of logistics for Vander Dys Fine Jewelers in The Woodlands, TX where she devotes most of her time to the family business with her brother Richard van der Dys, and colleagues Vince Cuellar, and Aldo Yepes. She resides in the beautiful neighborhood of Harpers Landing in The Woodlands, Texas. Carolina is very passionate about designing and being creative, whether it be sketching new jewelry designs, creating ad campaigns for the company, refurbishing furniture, or painting landscapes or abstract art. Being creative is food for the soul. Carolina spends much of her free time enjoying her son, family, hobbies, and her sweet fur babies Noose & Meka.

A special thanks Lone Star College- Montgomery for providing The Woodlands Arts Council a great space to host the Artist Jury!
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