Nancy Hill
Nancy Hill
Executive Director

Nancy Hill recently retired from an exemplary thirty-five-year career teaching music including Choral and Instrumental music, Dance, Theatre, and Culinary Arts in the Anderson Union High School District. She has also taught technical theatre at Shasta College and headed up the South Shasta County Youth Arts/Shasta County Children’s Chorus as Artistic Director.

Prior to her retirement from AUHSD, Nancy assumed the role of Executive Director for the newly-created Axiom Repertory Theatre, while also serving as vocal director of the choir for Pilgrim Congregational Church.

Nancy has a strong vision for continuing SCAC’s tradition of exceptional service to the local arts community while implementing her strong and defined vision to continue its growth as a premier arts council in Northern California.

Email: nancy@shastaartscouncil.org

Agata Maruszewski
Agata Maruszewski
Art Coordinator

Agata Maruszewski joined Shasta County Arts Council in 2012.

At the time, a recent graduate of the Academy of Fine Arts in Poznan, Poland she was thrilled to engage with an arts advocacy organization. Maruszewski has previously gained some experience in the arts non-profit sector and has also interned at some prominent museums in Poland.

At Shasta County Arts Council, she curates and programs the Old City Hall gallery, and coordinates many of the SCAC programs.

Agata holds a Master of Fine Arts degree in Sculpture, and a Master of Fine Arts in Art Critique and Art Promotion.

email: agata@shastaartscouncil.org

Susan Emerson
Susan Emerson
Special Events Coordinator

My mother was an artist so I have always created. She brought me my first set of acrylics at age five so I would stay out of her oil paints. I started taking classes in ceramics and painting at age five at the Richmond Art Center. By the time I was 12 I was exhibiting my paintings at craft fairs, including KPFA’s annual holiday faire, Live Oak Faire in Berkeley, CA. I have a BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute.

After art school I fell into making jewelry to survive. My clients included: Esprit, Wilkes Basford, I Magnums, and other specialty boutiques on the west and east coast. I have had my work in publications and on TV: The Esprit catalog, (national and international), Glamour Magazine, Women’s Wear Daily, W, New York Magazine, People are Talking, Bay Guardian, by the San Francisco Examiner etc. I don’t separate my art from my craft it is all part of me.

For the last ten years I have worked with developmentally disabled adults, mentoring in micro art businesses. Before that living in the Bay Area I taught traditional and non-traditional arts and crafts at the Native American AIDS Project from toddlers to elders. I teach pine needle baskets, mixed media, jewelry, beaded buttons, and acrylic mediums and paint. The children summer art program started 16 years ago with the Shasta County Arts Council where I have been involved since 2000. In the art program we cover painting, sculpture, pen & ink, watercolor, vintage inspired robots, papermaking and the Kitchen Sink.

With Shasta County Arts Council I started as a volunteer over 16 years ago. I have been a teacher in residence on a NEA grant in Redding School District. I was one of 6 rotating teachers in the program.

I started ARTsMART as a volunteer with Americore Vista working on conomic devolvement for artists in 2004. Today it is an artist co-op sponsored by SCAC in a gallery setting.

Currently I am the Special Events Coordinator

email: susan@shastaartscouncil.org

Michael Flanagan
Michael Flanagan
Producer | SCACtv

Mike Flanagan has worked more than 15 years in Entertainment Industry as Emcee, DJ, Actor, Writer, Director, Producer & co founder of The Root Theatre in 2009.

His current commitment to forming artistic alliances is a top priority and he is excited to work with SCAC to help others gain experience and expand their resumes.

email: mike@shastaartscouncil.org

Our Interns

Shasta County Arts Council interns have a unique opportunity to launch their career in the arts. Interns assist with greeting clients, preparing for exhibitions, and facilitating our events, programs, and projects.