Karri Eryn Schreppel 

Karri is an Emmaus resident since 2010, and immediately fell in love with our amazing town and events.  Since moving to Emmaus Karri has been actively involved with the community, in addition to being an Emmaus Arts Commission member, Karri is a past member of the Emmaus Entertainment Commission.  Karri is a past Rain Barrel Auction artist as well as Best of the Nest Birdhouse Auction Artist.  Karri also has a small business in town since 2012, and has been involved with the Emmaus Main Street Partners, serving on the board from 2015-2017.  Karri was also a member of the Emmaus Farmers Market from 2012-2017.  

Lauren Kuhn

Lauren Kuhn manages a studio as a resident and teaching artist at the Banana Factory Arts Center (Studio 345) where she specializes in custom, commissioned oil paintings. In 2016, Lauren was named an Art Pop artist by Art Pop Street Gallery and The Banana Factory, and she was excited to represent emerging and professional artists from the state of Pennsylvania in the 2017 Art of the State Exhibit at The State Museum in Harrisburg.  Lauren regularly shows her paintings in national juried shows, paints local murals in businesses and private homes, and is always seeking more opportunities to use her art to help those in her community. In addition to being a commissioner with the Emmaus Arts Commission, she is also a member of Forks Area Art Society, The Lehigh Art Alliance, and the Artist Collective at the Banana Factory. See examples of her work at www.artbylaurenkuhn.com.

Jeff Shubzda

Jeff has 25 years of graphic design and multimedia experience. Jeff is a graduate of the Art Institute of Pittsburgh with a BA degree in Visual Communication and a BS in Internet/Multimedia Technologies. Jeff was president of Option 3 studios of Emmaus, a multimedia studio whose clients included Bethlehem, Steel, Lehigh Cement, Andretti International, Showtime Networks and AT&T.

Jeff has received numerous awards in the graphics arts field from Graphic Design USA, American Corporate Identity, Philadelphia Art Directors Club and was nominated as one of the top 100 graphic designers from AIGA. Jeff is currently a UI/UX consultant, the chair for the Annual Student Film Festival, serves on the Parks and Recreation Committee, Borough Council member and is a trustee and marketing chair for the Celtic Cultural Alliance.

Joe Fritz

Joe is a long-time User Experience designer, and is currently Design Director at Transmogrify, a boutique app design and development shop in Conshohocken. As a resident of the Lehigh Valley for almost 10 years, Joe recently moved to Emmaus with his wife and daughter and is excited to begin his first term on the Arts Council. Joe is a graduate of the University of the Arts in Philadelphia – with a BFA in Multimedia – and has worked as a Graphic Designer in award-winning advertising agencies and for higher learning institutions. Joe has also served as adjunct faculty in the arts department at Northampton Community College; teaching Advanced Web Design courses. Joe enjoys spending free time exploring Emmaus with his family, collecting records, making music, and working on projects around the house.

Dick Farmer

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Tara Santoro

New Jersey native, Tara M. Santoro’s hometown is home of the historic Gingerbread Castle. Her artistic skills developed from hours coloring in oversized coloring books to creating whimsical images using colored pencils, watercolor, pen and ink. Her passions include creating art for picture books, chapter books and graphic novels. She teaches art to children and adults in her Eastern PA community, and is a SCBWI member. 

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Bernadette Goetz

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Melynda Yesenia

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Jill Goetz

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