2020 DooDad Judges
As director of The University of Tampa’s Scarfone/Hartley Gallery of Art, Jocelyn is responsible for all gallery operations, grant writing, and fundraising, exhibition and budget planning, public relations, and community building. She earned a Bachelor’s degree at Loyola University-Chicago and Master’s degrees from the University of Florida and Johns Hopkins University in Art History and Museum Studies and Digital Curation, respectively.
Elena Cifuentes is a multi-disciplinary artist who lives and works in Tampa, Florida. She received a BFA from the University of Tampa and an MFA from the University of South Florida. After graduate school she received a performance art scholarship for a one year workshop at the Performing Arts Center in Tampa where she studied and worked with remarkable and inspiring performance artists such as Pat Oleszko. Along with performance, she also became passionate about researching and teaching the process of drawing. Throughout her teaching career her students’ artwork has been showcased on TV news stories (ABC Action News and Bay News 9), newspaper articles (St Petersburg and Tampa Times) and art shows all over the Tampa Bay area. Elena’s own work has been exhibited in New York, Mexico (Praxis Gallery), Spain (Galleria Vertice) and in Florida (University of Tampa, University of South Florida (Center Gallery, Teaching Gallery), Morean Art Center, Gallery 1906, Polk Community College, Tampa Public Library and 1813 Gallery). Currently, she is an instructor in the University of Tampa’s FMX (Film Animation and New Media) Department. She is also working on a body of work that investigates the method in which people process and interpret what they see and experience. This body of work is an overview and study of how distinct our individual realities can be.
Martine Collier is the Executive Director of the Arts Council of Hillsborough County. Prior to relocating to Tampa four years ago, Martine was the President and CEO of Culture Works, a regional arts agency that provides funding and services for an eight county region in Dayton, Ohio. Martine has over thirty years of experience in arts administration, nonprofit management, marketing and development. She has provided services for performing and visual arts groups, educational institutions, municipalities and professional consulting firms, as well as oversight for publicly funded grant programs at the local and state levels.
Diane Egner, 83 Degrees Media Publisher and Managing Editor, is an award-winning journalist with more than three decades of experience writing about the Tampa Bay region. She is a member of Leadership Florida, USF Women in Leadership & Philanthropy (WLP) and the Athena Society; serves on the boards of The Institute for Research in Art (Graphicstudio, the Contemporary Art Museum and USF’s Public Art Program) Community Advisory Council, the Tiger Bay Club of Tampa and the Not For Profit Workshop Community Advisory Board; and is an adviser to the Frank E. Duckwall Foundation. A graduate of the University of Minnesota with a BA in Journalism, Diane won the top statewide award for editorial writing from the Florida Society of Newspaper Editors while at The Tampa Tribune, and received special recognition by the Tampa Bay Association of Black Journalists for creative work as Content Director at WUSF Public Broadcasting. Past accomplishments and community service include leadership positions with Alpha House of Tampa Bay, Awesome Tampa Bay, Florida Kinship Center, AIA Tampa Bay, Powerstories, Arts Council of Hillsborough County and the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce.
Charley Greacen is an artist working and living in Tampa’s Hyde Park neighborhood since 1973. He had published weekly cartoons in the Tampa Tribune and the Tampa Bay Times for over a span of 20 years. While at Denison University in Ohio, where he earned his BFA in visual arts, he was awarded fellowships from the Art and Classics departments. Charley has held the position of Advertising and Public Relations Manager for a Tampa-based restaurant chain, freelanced as Charles Greacen Illustration and Graphics, and taught college level drawing, design and history & civilization. Since 2005 he has been the sole proprietor of a collection of art- based companies, Town Tiles, Lost Art Custom Stationery and Small World Maps, all of which utilize his illustration and photography.
A Louisiana native and community volunteer, Jenny graduated from LSU in 1990. She worked for the Department of Social Services in Child Support Enforcement and Child Protective Services. This led to her being on the founding board of The Gingerbread House, a children’s advocacy center in Shreveport, Louisiana. As a child advocate she has volunteered in schools with the Mental Health Association, taught conflict resolution classes to juvenile offenders, and currently tutors students at an inner city elementary school. She also started an after school tennis program for at-risk middle school students. She has served on the Susan G. Komen Board of Shreveport-Bossier, the Caddo-Bossier Cancer Foundation League, the Presbyterian Women’s Board, Shreveport Ladies Tennis Association and the Pierremont Oaks Tennis Club Board. As President of the Southfield Parents Association, she initiated the Square 1 Art Fundraiser that continues to provide assets for the school. She is currently working in acrylics.
Sandra Murman was elected as a Hillsborough County Commissioner in 2010, and is now in her 10th year serving District 1. She was elected by her fellow Commissioners as Chairman of the BOCC for 2017-18 and for 2014-15. Prior to joining the County Commission, she completed eight years as a member of the Florida House of Representatives, and was the first Republican woman to hold the position of Speaker Pro-Tempore.
As a longtime resident of Hillsborough County, Commissioner Murman is currently focused on economic development for small businesses, transportation issues, fighting the opioid crisis, ending homelessness, providing high-quality critical children’s services, and addressing mental health and substance abuse issues in Hillsborough County.
She is a graduate of Indiana University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Marketing. She is married to attorney Jim Murman of Barr, Murman, Tonelli, P.A. and they have a daughter, Michele, who graduated from FSU and is married to Dr. Michael Bradner of Tampa. They have two children.
Frank J. “Sandy” Rief, III is currently serving on the Boards of the Tampa Bay History Center, the University of South Florida Foundation, The Straz Center Foundation, the Poynter Foundation, the Frank E. Duckwall Foundation and the Hermitage Arts Retreat. He has served as the Chair of the All Children’s Hospital Foundation, the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay and the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art Foundation. Mr. Rief has previously served as a Trustee of the David A. Straz, Jr. Performing Arts Center, the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay, All Children’s Hospital Foundation, the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art Foundation, the Tampa Theatre Foundation, the Florida State University Foundation, the Museum of Fine Arts (St. Petersburg, Florida) and the Tampa Museum of Art and the Museum of Science and Industry. Mr. Rief is a graduate of Wake Forest University (B.A., 1966 Cum Laude), University of Florida Spessard L. Holland Law Center (J.D., 1969), New York University (LLM, in Taxation, 1971).
Bill Renninger earned a Bachelor’s degree in Professional Photographic Illustration from Rochester Institute of Technology and his Master’s in Fine Arts from the University of Miami. He has taught two-dimensional art and art history at the college, high school and middle school levels for twenty-three years, most recently at H.B. Plant High School, which is nationally recognized for its academic excellence. Bill has focused on teaching Advanced Placement Art History for the last ten years, teaching more students globally and earning higher pass rates than any other single instructor. In addition to his teaching, Bill keeps himself mentally and physically well through both road and mountain biking. Although he is retired from racing, he was the USAA National Mountain Bike Champion for his age group in 2014. His more recent interests include dog training his Jack Russell Terrier, Angus, who has earned titles in Obedience, Rally and Agility, and most cobbling and restoring vintage men’s dress shoes.
Barbara Stubbs serves on the Board of Trustees of the Tampa Museum of Art and is the Chair of the Education Committee. She is also a member of the Dean’s Advisory Board of the College of Arts and Letters at the University of Tampa. Barbara is on the faculty of the Art Department of the University of Tampa. She is a professional artist and has exhibited in the U.S., the UK, the Sydney Biennale in Sydney, Australia; the Florence Biennale in Florence, Italy; and the Awagami International Print Exhibition in Tokushima, Japan. She earned a BFA in Painting from the University of Tampa, MFA in Visual Art from the Vermont College of Fine Arts, and a MA in Creative Writing from Dartmouth College.
Christopher is a Senior Wealth Director for BNY Mellon Wealth Management. He works with successful entrepreneurs and business owners who own companies with $1M+ in EBITDA who are interested in a transition, or are in the process of transitioning their business. Throughout his 20+ years of experience, Christopher has assisted dozens of business owners with more than a $1B in assets develop a plan for financial freedom. He speaks regularly at regional and national conferences on exit/transition planning, and has published white papers on the topic. He joined the firm in 2013, and was previously a client advisor of SunTrust Private Wealth Management. Prior to that, Christopher was a Relationship Manager with Wachovia Wealth Management. He lives in South Tampa with his wife and two daughters.
Georgia Vahue retired in January 2020 as the Executive Director of the Firehouse Cultural Center located in south Hillsborough County. Prior to joining the Firehouse in 2013, she was the Director for the School for the Arts, Great Neck Center for Visual & Performing Arts, New York, a Kennedy Center Arts-in-Education affiliate, for ten years. In addition, Georgia was the Arts Center’s Gallery Director working with artists from around the world. She passionately believes that art humanizes, connects us, strengthens our communities, and strongly believes arts education can make a difference in a life. She currently serves on the Arts Council of Hillsborough County Board of Directors, Hillsborough County Public Art Committee, Hillsborough Community College Foundation, is a Fulbright Association Member, and an Overseas Member of the Chelsea Arts Club, London.
Georgia Vahue, a Fulbright Fellow, Certified Teacher of K–12 Art, Gifted and Talented Education with 12 years of teaching experience in Florida, London and New York, graduated from the University of South Florida, College of Fine Arts, Art History. She attended the prestigious Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture in Maine and has worked with numerous artists and curators, including internationally known artist, James Rosenquist, and well-known Museum Director, Ned Rifkin, formerly of the Blanton Museum of Art, the Smithsonian’s Under Secretary of Art, and the New Museum, New York City. Georgia is a published arts writer and curriculum developer. The University of Georgia, Atlanta, recognized her as a “Southern Scholar on Women”. Georgia has more than twenty years’ experience in arts administration, grants writing, marketing and public relations.
Susana Weymouth is Executive Director of the Tampa Bay Businesses for Culture & the Arts. Non-profit TBBCA, founded in 1989, is one of the national Business Committees for the Arts, part of the private sector network and pARTnership Movement of Americans for the Arts. For over thirty years, TBBCA has “united businesses to champion arts and culture for a prosperous community”. TBBCA pARTnerships and programs connect, motivate and recognize the private sector and business community’s support of arts and culture as vital economic drivers, catalysts for innovation, creativity, transformation, and essential contributors to quality of life. Susana has long been involved with international education, culture and the arts. She was the Coordinator for International Programs at Florida International University, founding Executive Director of FIU’s Dean of Undergraduate Education Board, Development Director of the Miami International Film Festival, Development Consultant for the National Film and Television School in London, England, and founding Executive Director for the Government Research Corporation China Advisory Group. Susana serves on numerous Tampa Bay area boards, including the Tampa Museum of Art, and advisory councils, including USF Institute for Research in Art, HCC Gallery 221, University of Tampa, Dean of College Arts & Letters and others. Susana is a graduate of Georgetown University.
While earning a Bachelor’s degree in Literature from Eckerd College, Terri enjoyed early experience volunteering for the Cross of Nails at Coventry Cathedral. After college she continued to volunteer here in Tampa and St. Petersburg with Eckerd College, the Boyd Hill Nature Preserve Board; SPIFFS (St Pete International Folk Fair) helping found The American Folk Arts Society while assisting development of other ethnic/cultural groups. In Tampa Terri volunteered at the Plant Museum where she worked as a docent; participated in the Symphony Guild Antique Show, Co-Chaired the Symphony Guild Book Fair, was active on the Board of the Festival Of Trees which raised money for the Florida Center for Contemporary Art and the Child Abuse Council. For many years she supported Hillsborough County Mental Health/Gracepoint Co-Chairing Starry Nights. Terri served as Board member for Friends of the Library, served as past President of the Hillsborough County Bar Auxiliary, President of Las Damas de Arte, a Founder and First O’Malley (twice) of the Krewe of Grace O’Malley, and active Board member for The Chiselers which helps preserve University of Tampa’s Plant Hall and Tampa’s skyline signature spires.