Staff Members

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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, where studied with Ken Holder and Harold Gregor. He earned a Master of Fine Arts degree in painting from Northern Illinois University, where he studied with Ben Mahmoud.

He has served on the executive board of Arts Alliance Illinois, and is the past president of the Bloomington Rotary Club, the Unitarian Universalist Church, and is  co-chair of the Local Arts Network.

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

Contact Doug here

Jeremy Langston, Director of Education

A longtime arts educator at the McLean County Arts Center, as well as many area colleges, this Denver native has made Bloomington his home when he relocated to Illinois to earn a Master of Fine Arts Degree in painting from Illinois State University. 

A practicing artist, his paintings may be viewed here.

Contact Jeremy 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.

Contact Carmel here

Amy Yeager, Curator

A graduate of Illinois State University's Master of Fine Arts program, Amy is a painter with a background that includes medical Illustration. As the child of diplomats she has had experiences living around the globe from a young age. She continues to teach college classes in addition to her role at the MCAC.

As a practicing artist, you can see her work here.

Contact Amy here.

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Sarah Hurley,  Ceramics Assistant

Sarah Hurley has been practicing the craft of ceramics since 2012. As of 2018 Sarah

started making contemporary tableware under the name Fire and Feldspar. Sarah is

also a local chef, specializing in pastry. Most recently she has married her high school


Picture of Marjorie Hauge Marjorie Hauge,  Ceramics Assistant

A long time ceramics class attendee, Marjorie is a tremendous asset to the classes at the MCAC.

Our Board of Directors 

Diane Skidmore, President

Bruce Cather, Vice President

Dave Templeton, Secretary

Ruth Ann Friedberg, Treasurer

Dana Altenburger, At-Large

Sheila Lamberson, Ex-Officio

Dana Altenburger, Candice Byrd, Bruce Cather, Margaret Cordill, David Dow, Ruth Ann Friedberg, Allyson Frink, Su Ge, Tamara Harvell, Susan Holifield, Jared Lacy, Deana Moore Schoolcraft, Diane Skidmore, Dave Templeton, and Taylor Williams.


Mission Statement: We encourage and promote the appreciation, study, cultivation, development, and practice of art for the benefit of all the people, cultures and communities of McLean County. 

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