Our Team


Liz Rundorff Smith
Curator of Programs / Interim Executive Director

Liz received a BA in Studio Art from the College of Wooster in Wooster, OH. She also studied abroad at The Marchutz School of Painting in Aix en Provence, France and The British Institute of Florence in Florence, Italy. From 2000 to 2003 she served as Program Director of the Hoyt Institute of Fine Arts in New Castle, PA where she developed and organized exhibitions and educational programming.  Liz received an MFA in Painting from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania before moving to Greenville in 2006 to serve as Program Director for the Artisphere arts festival until July of 2016.  During Liz’s tenure with Artisphere the festival gained national recognition and top industry rankings. Liz is a painter who continues to exhibit her work in solo and group exhibitions. Most recently she exhibited in The Other Art Fair in Brooklyn, NY.  She lives in Travelers Rest with her husband Brad and daughters Piper and Tessa.  



Marlowe Schuck
Operations Manager

Marlowe graduated Newberry College with a BA in Studio Art and then completed a work-study at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts before working for the Governor's Office of Ombudsman. In 2014 Marlowe moved to Greenville and worked as an Administrative Assistant for the GHS Office of Philanthropy & Partnership. Her professional background is in administrative support of constituent services and donor relations. Marlowe is an amateur potter and lives with her husband in Simpsonville.



Julie Hamer

Julie graduated from the University of South Carolina in 2017 with an MFA in Art Studio accompanied by a Graduate level certificate in Museum Management Studies. She served as a Graduate Assistant at the McKissick Museum at USC during her studies. After graduate school, she worked for Carolina Conservation and as a Curator and Museum Manager in Barnwell, SC. She is a member of the Professional Development Committee for the South Carolina Federation of Museums.  Julie is new to the Greenville area and actively creates precious metal clay jewelry and other 3D artworks. She also enjoys participating in art shows around the east coast such as ArtFields. Julie is delighted to be working as the Coordinator and is dedicated to meeting the mission of the Art Center through the Annual Fund and Membership.


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Ben Tarcson
Gallery Manager & Program Assistant

Ben graduated from Allegheny College with a BA in Studio Art with a concentration in Painting and a minor in History, While at Allegheny College, he worked as a Gallery Assistant/Attendant for the college's Bowman-Penelac-Megahan art gallery where he assisted exhibiting artists and the Director & Curator with installations of exhibits and other art-related events. Ben is also a practicing artist in the Greenville area, working mainly in large acrylic paintings and installations. He has recently moved to the Greenville area and is excited to become a contributing member of the art community.



Greg Van Dyke
Communications & Marketing Manager

Greg was born and raised in Greenville and returned to the area with his wife, Lydia, after completing his undergraduate at Covenant College in Lookout Mountain, GA where he got his BA in Art with a double concentration in 2D Arts and Graphic Design. He has worked as a freelance graphic designer since 2014 and has had the opportunity to work with companies in a wide range of industries, from tech to construction, in establishing their brands by creating unique, original visual content. Through freelancing, Greg has also had the chance to learn more about marketing and brand strategy and has had the chance to utilize these skills throughout his career. Outside of graphic design and marketing, Greg is also an avid painter and illustrator, and he looks forward to becoming a part of the growing Greenville art scene.



Gabriela Rueda Alford
Gallery Attendant & Office Support

Gabriela has a Bachelor degree in Communication in Art History from George Mason University. Born in Colombia and raised in Venezuela, she has lived in the US for over thirty five years, mostly in the Washington, DC area. Gabriela worked at The George Washington University and the Inter-American Development Bank. In her years of studying Art History, she was commissioned by one of her professors to complete a photography project of colonial paintings in several cities in Bolivia and Colombia. She has also been an assistant for a thesis on contemporary ceramics in Bolivia which led her to several backpacking trips throughout the Bolivian Andes. In Gabriela’s twelve years of living in Greenville, she has worked as a Bilingual Parent Involvement Coordinator in the Greenville County Public Schools System and as a Program Manager at Greenville Literacy Association. She lives with her husband Manuel and their daughter Camila.


Preguntas? Para hablar con un miembro del personal en español, por favor llame Gabriela los sábados de 11am a 3pm. Para dejar un correo de voz en Español para Gabriela, llame al 864-735-3948 ext. 701