Staff Members

Doug Johnson, Executive Director

Doug graduated from Normal Community High School and Illinois State University. He holds a masters degree in Studio Art from ISU. He earned a Master of Fine Arts degree in painting from Northern Illinois University.

He has served on the executive board of Arts Alliance Illinois, and is the past president of the Bloomington Rotary Club, and the Unitarian Universalist Church. Additionally, he founded and serves as president of the Area Arts Round Table (a consortium of McLean County Arts programmers) and is  co-chair of the Local Arts Network (a statewide group of executive directors at cultural institutions).

A practicing artist, his paintings are in many public and private collections across the county. 

Contact Doug here

Kimberly Babin Marshall, Curator

Kimberly currently studies with the Institute of Art & Law, received her certificate in Art Law with Sotheby's, and Certificate of International Arts and Cultural Law with Christie's, London in 2021 and received her B.S. Summa Cum Laude in Criminal Justice with specialization in Art Law & Crime.

She has presented a series of invited talks to Christie's staff and alumni on art Law including "Art Crime through a Blue Lens" and "Stolen Art: The Most Fascinating Works in INTERPOL's and the FBI's Databases". Kimberly presents regularly to colleges and other institutions and was recently interviewed on WGLT on NFTS (non-fungible tokens). 

 A former Art Therapy Major and MCAC Intern, Kimberly has returned to the organization as Project Coordinator to further serve the Bloomington-Normal Area through the arts before being appointed Curator in 2022. A practicing artist, photographer, and writer, she shares the MCAC belief that the arts are an integral part of a strong community.

Contact Kimberly Here

Carmel Rhoda, Office Manager.

Joining the staff in November 2011, Carmel is in charge of membership and bookkeeping responsibilities.  She has enjoyed becoming involved in the local arts community and frequently attends shows and festivals locally and throughout the Midwest.  She is a graduate of Illinois State University with a Bachelors in Sociology.  Carmel and her husband have three children.
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Micaela Harris, Project Coordinator

Micaela was born and raised in Illinois and graduated from Normal Community West High School in 2016. She then went on to study at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, where she graduated with her B.A. in Journalism and Mass Communications in May of 2020.

Micaela has always loved art and sees it as a vital part of life. She also loves to travel and is always eager to learn something new. You can often find Micaela downstairs working on various ceramics and printmaking projects or trotting around BloNo's antique and thrift stores.

Micaela is grateful to join the stellar MCAC team and to help bring one of her favorite community events, the Sugar Creek Arts Festival, to life. 

Krystal Kay Lyon, Education Coordinator

Krystal is originally from North Augusta, South Carolina. Her love of beauty, art and community led her to Bloomington in 2014. Since her move to the area Krystal has connected with the artist community of McLean & Livingston Counties, she started writing for an online film blog out of St. Louis called ZekeFilms and she presently serves at Christ Community Church of Chenoa as Ministry Coordinator.   


Amanda Ford, Ceramics  Assistant

Our Board of Directors 

Tess was born and raised in Bloomington, Illinois and is currently a senior studying Graphic Design and Art History at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

Tess has grown up being involved in the art community within the Bloomington-Normal area. She has attended many arts festivals and was an assistant artist for the 2019 Youth Mural Project through Illinois Art station, ARTolution, and other community organizations. Once Tess receives her BFA degree, she hopes to continue to bring communities closer through art and design; she is excited to pursue this goal through her summer internship at MCAC



President: Sheila Lamberson; Vice President: Bruce Cather; DanaAt Large , Secretary: Dave Templeton; Treasurer Ruth Anne Friedberg

Sally Berry, Allyson Frink,  Dan Galvin, Su Ge, Jared Lacy, Cindy Lawson-Kester, Deana Moore Schoolcraft,  Craig Queen,  Diane Skidmore, and Dave Templeton 

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