Sandy Danielson, President
Sandy is the Executive Director and President of the Board of Directors of AiM. In 2015, she founded AiM, a 501c3 non-profit organization.
AiM provides ongoing educational programming for the community that includes: art classes and workshops, monthly juried exhibitions, outreach/support to local schools, speaker presentations and more. She is responsible for planning, developing, executing and managing all operations and programs, which includes membership/fundraising and administration.
She has worked in the nonprofit world since 1987 that commenced at The Textile Museum, Washington, DC. She received her Bachelors of Elected Studies at the University of Minnesota where she studied the arts and humanities. Afterwards, she studied black and white photography at the Corcoran School of Art, and color/studio lighting at NOVA.
She passionately supports art education for all! Art is vital and it does matter!
Goksin Carey, Vice President
Goksin Carey Akman is an associate member of National Sculptor Society NSS, a member of Virginia Equine Artists and is certified through American Academy of Equine Art, Kentucky in 2009. She attended Phillip Faraut Portrait/Figure workshop to develop her figure sculpting skills so that she can combine her equine art with the human figure. Her art displays at the National Sculptor Society, Fairfax Art League -Village Gallery, Turkish Cultural Foundation, and Saatchi online's websites. She teaches sculpting workshops at Artists in Middleburg, Middleburg, VA and recently at the Fairfax Art League.
As a self-taught artist and lover of nature and animals, Carey found her voice as sculpture: “I see the animal soul as a bridge connecting with nature. I use to watch horses for hours - how they act in nature with their elegant and powerful structure. Their movement and spirit find their balance in my sculptures and the unison between the horse and the human is very complementary. There is also a visual connection that must reach the soul as they communicate and find a peace of togetherness. My art is a continuous search to connect with my subject."
Maureen Storey, Secretary
Maureen Storey is the owner and glass artist of storeyweaver designs in glass and is a Virginia Juried Artisan in fused glass of the Artisans Center of Virginia (ACV).
Maureen’s first 35-year career as a PhD nutrition scientist was fulfilling as she held executive-level positions in the food industry, academia and trade associations. But in the rare moments of spare time, she discovered a joyful outlet for her creative energy through fused and stained glass.
Maureen’s artwork is currently on display at The Loft Gallery in Occoquan, VA; Jimni Store in Old Town Culpeper; Wine Gallery 108, Old Town Alexandria, VA; the Artists in Middleburg (AiM), Middleburg, VA; and Weisser Glass Studio and Gallery, Kensington, MD. Juried shows have included the National Capital Art Glass Guild’s (NCAGG) Edge of Light and Wild Things exhibits; and the Clarke County Historical Society’s Art at the Mill, Millwood, VA. She is a member of the Loft Gallery, Artists in Middleburg, NCAGG and the ACV. Maureen serves as Secretary of the Board of Directors for AiM, is a member of the Board of Directors for ACV and is 2019 president for the NCAGG
Sylvia Scherer, Treasurer
For many years, the professional life of Mrs. Scherer centered on words written and spoken -- journalist, poet, linguist and simultaneous conference interpreter. Her artistic journey has taken various paths from dancing Flamenco, playing concert castanets, writing poetry to painting.
Painting has now become Mrs. Scherer’s overriding passion. The amalgam of life experiences and extensive travel has shaped her use of styles and selection of motives. She prefers to work in two media – acrylics and Chinese watercolors. In Sumi-e she focuses mainly on painting horses in the Spontaneous Style on delicate rice paper. In acrylics, her preferred world of color, she paints a broad range of motives, for horses using mainly the Tarashikomi technique.
An award-wining artist, Mrs. Scherer has been juried into various national and international exhibitions.
Wendy Lind, Director
Wendy Lind grew up in Ireland and has lived in Middleburg for the past 20 years. Her background is in fashion design and the arts have always been an important part of her life. She loves to paint in oil and pastels, and is a bronze equine sculptor.
Wendy is an avid and competitive equestrian who enjoys many disciplines including polo, fox hunting and side saddle. Painting and sculpting horses combines both loves.
Kathleen Malone, Director
Kathleen Malone joined AiM’s Board in fall of 2017.
Kathleen moved to Loudoun County in January 1988 where she and her husband raised their family of 5 children.
In February 2018, she retired from 42 years of federal government service. After retiring, Kathleen is now devoting more time to dressage riding, her grandchildren and AiM. She is on the new AiM program committee and is enjoying the robust weekly equine sculpting workshops offered by Goksin Carey, talented sculptor and teacher, and AiM board member.
Kevin, her husband of 37 years continues to own and manage some of Loudoun’s longstanding and popular restaurants including Tuscarora Mill, Magnolia’s and Fire Works.