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Our Team

Barb Byrne

SLE Gallery Committee Chair

As a juried artist member, Barb is a glass artist whose connection to animals and nature drew her into larger home decor pieces and then into more abstract and complex art.

She curates and manages the Summit Art Gallery at Saint Luke’s East Hospital.

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Mike Lewis

Board Director/Leadership Team

Mike Lewis is a juried artist member. He comes from a journalism background, so his interest in photography was part of an instinct to tell a story by describing a scene and capturing a mood. His hope is to strike a chord with the viewer of his photography, and start a conversation.

Mike currently serves on the Leadership Team of the Board of Directors, and helps out in many ways including as Team Captain for the Festival Site Prep. His work is exhibited around the community in various fairs, festivals and shows.

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Jody Fristoe

Board Director/Director on Staff

Jody has executive level experience working in the nonprofit industry. Her service to Summit Art includes implementing policies, program development, event production, financial management, marketing and community relations.

Combining her love of art and professional experience, Jody has found the perfect niche leading the overall executive management of Summit Art.

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Teddy Jackson

Board Director/Past Chair/Leadership Team

Teddy Jackson is a former Human Resources professional and is a Signature Member of Missouri Valley Impressionist Society, Member of the National Oil and Acrylic Painter’s Society, American Impressionist Society and Blue Springs Art League.

Teddy has served Summit Art in various leadership roles over the years. Her active participation, experience and wisdom continue to guide the board and the organization.

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Wanda Tyner

Board Director/Leadership Team

Inspired by nature, Wanda’s glass artistry depicts a story that represents nature, a specific subject, a client’s vision, an emotion, a memory or explores patterns, textures or color combinations and infusing it with whimsy.

Wanda is a juried artist member and currently serves as our Exhibitions Committee Chair and in various other leadership capacities within our organization.

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Sharon Wagner

Board Director/Programs & Education Committee Chair

As a retired classroom teacher and district resource instructional technology teacher with a Master’s in Reading, Sharon brings a diverse educational background to Summit Art. She hopes to bring new and exciting ideas to our programs and educational opportunities.

Sharon is a juried artist member in oils/acrylics and enjoys painting nostalgic landscapes in monochromatic style and plein air painting. Painting outside in “plein air” makes unique memories. Feeling the breeze, freezing cold or sweating during a hot summer day melds your feelings with the painting experience. 

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Our Board of Directors

  • President – Open
  • Vice President – Open
  • Treasurer – Jim Dittmer
  • Secretary – Mary Ann Rhoads
  • Board Director/Past Chair/Leadership Team – Teddy Jackson
  • Board Director/Leadership Team – Mike Lewis
  • Board Director/Leadership Team – Wanda Tyner
  • Board Director – Aimee Fresia
  • Board Director/Programs & Education Committee Chair – Sharon Wagner
  • Board Director/Director on Staff – Jody Fristoe

Want to join us?