Carrie Kaufman believes strongly that culture and the arts are not only life-enhancing, they make stronger communities. Fostering an appreciation of the arts and building community involvement and support for the arts is her passion. Carrie has worked in the nonprofit sector for over twenty years as an executive director, development officer, and program manager for organizations including southern Oregon’s Britt Festivals, Salem Art Association, and the historic Hawaii Theatre Center.
Carrie is a native Oregonian, raised in Portland where culture, music, and art were very much a part of her families’ everyday life. She nurtures her soul by creating mixed media art that is represented by galleries in Oregon and Washington. Her work, which reflects her love of color and texture, uses bits and pieces of paper, fiber, paint, and found objects to create complex images.
Carrie now lives in Lake Oswego where, in addition to her role on the Clackamas County Cultural Coalition, Carrie serves on the Lake Oswego Arts Council’s Gallery Without Walls (public art) selection committee. She is the mother of two grown sons and a delighted grandmother of two. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Linfield College.