About

ArtsNET

Our Story

Founded in 1975 as the Trinity Arts Foundation, Arts Council Northeast evolved from the Trinity Arts Guild. Arts Council Northeast formally received its nonprofit status in 1978, and was recognized by the Texas Commission on the Arts (TCA) in 1997 as the official Arts Council of Northeast Tarrant County (ArtsNET). With the addition of the City of Saginaw in 2004, we were recognized by the TCA as the arts council representing north Tarrant County and southern Denton County.

Board of Directors & Staff

Meet the Core Team Behind Us

Volunteer President

Bio to Come…

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Office Coordinator

Ivette Sanchez

Marty Geer

Volunteer Madam Chair

Marty Geer

We are all given many gifts in  life. Each gift  has the power  to change us、enrich  us, and  challenge  us to  stretch  our skills  and abilities. For me,music, playing piano,performing organ recitals, and singing  in choir  groups has been my artistic  contribution  through  the years. My professional experience  in management and leadership  roles has lead  to participation in  numerous volunteer programs  in  the community. I see  this role as an opportunity  to reach out  and mentor young  local artists  who have “Caught the art bug!“

Board Vice-Chairman

Patricia Nolan

Joined the Arts Council board in 2016. She has been a very active board participant including being the MC at several of the MasterWorks concerts. For the past two years she has been the 1st Chair Fund Development for the Arts Council. She has supported our three fundraising events not only by attending each of them but she also chaired Shining Stars in 2018 and again this year, bringing her own special flair to make it fresh. She volunteers was for many organizations in her communities. We are delighted to have Patricia as our special Shining Star!

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Board Secretary

Meg Fairchild

Bio to come!

Board Treasurer

Nansii Downer

Nansii Downer and her husband Bryan have 3 children, 6 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren, They came to Texas in 1996 and immediately went to work volunteering and serving in their community.  Currently, Nansii serves as the Member Engagement Director at the Northeast Tarrant Chamber of Commerce where she helps new businesses connect in the community.  She is devoted to her community and through the years she has served on 6 different nonprofit boards within NE Tarrant County.  She has served with the city mayors, congressional and senate representatives, city council, police and other government and nonprofit agencies to ascertain that the voices of the disadvantaged are heard.  Her passion is to help people learn to help themselves and then help others. She and Bryan have pastored a Home Church for the last 10 years and she has published 4 books to date and is an avid quilt.

Board Member

Don Klick

Don Klick is a Real Estate Broker and Investor.  Sings Bass in Christ Chapple Choir, Sings bass and was President of SW Sound a Barbershop Chorus.  Active member of  North East Tarrant Chamber, Down Town Fort Worth Rotary.

Married for over 40 years to Sate Representative Stephanie Klick,  3 adult sons: Don Jr, Adam, and David, plus 11 grandkids.   

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Board Member

John LIttle

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Board Member

Christine Williams

Christine Williams moved to North Texas in 2010 a Graduate with her Business Degree from the University of Florida and Tarrant County Northeast Campus. She currently works at Santander Consumer based at the North Richland Hills office as an Asset Remarketing Manager. She is the EmpowHer Regional Business Resource Leader for the Site and the Volunteer Partner. She served on the Board of Directors with her HOA as the Secretary. And most recently, the Committee for the CEC’s most notable Refresh and Love and Hope Gala for 2022. She has devoted her volunteering time with feeding the homeless, Veteran’s Affairs, United Way, Heroes for Hope, Seasons of Change, and the CEC. Her hobbies include running half marathons and painting. I am always looking for new ways to partner and strengthen the community one step at a time.

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Honorary Board Member

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Honorary Board Member

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