About

Benefitting art, education, and the community.

Art 120 is a 501(c)3 organization created to provide funding for arts education, an
annual free arts event for the public known as an art car parade, and opportunities to connect the public to artists and art within about a 120 minute commute of
Chattanooga. Art 120 supports artists, arts related nonprofits, and their communities
by providing opportunities designed to foster a better understanding of visual art
by the public.

Staff:

Kate Warren, Executive Director – Kate Warren has over twenty years experience in marketing, graphic design, arts event management, and visual art. In her career, Kate has taught arts education programs, produced monthly art events, ran internet media campaigns, and most recently served as marketing communications manager for Olan Mills. Kate is the primary contact and can be reached at 423/886-3990 (main),
423/314-6659 (cell), or by email at katewarren@art120.org

Art 120 Executive Board Members:

Robert Hertel, President – Mr. Hertel’s 10 years as Senior V.P. and Director of Corporate Operations at Macy’s New York ensures the knowledge, logistics, and the experience of managing The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade will be a large part of Art 120’s event. Robert’s Executive Leadership experience is custom made for planning and organizing The Scenic City Art Car Weekend.

Larry Richey, Treasurer – With 32 years of experience in Commercial Banking, 25 in Chattanooga, Larry brings the financial leadership necessary to successfully oversee the budget and fund-raising efforts of Art 120. Mr. Richey is active in the community and currently serves as Chairman of the Finance Committee for Siskin Hospital for Physical Rehabilitation, a member of the Finance Committee for the Creative Discovery Museum, and a member of the Board of Directors for the Walden Club.

Angela Ballard, Secretary – Angela Ballard brings to Art 120 over fifteen years professional marketing, broadcast, and PR experience. Angela is also accredited in public relations (APR) by the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) and is a professor with the UTC Department of Communication, teaching writing, graphic design and public relations. During her 5 years serving as the Marketing and Communications Director for Chattanooga Goodwill Industries, Angela was instrumental in creating the curriculum for Hamilton County’s character education initiative to provide disability awareness education to public school students in grades K-12.

Isaac Duncan III, Community Liaison – Along with being a very talented sculptor, Isaac provides Art 120 with the voice of Main Street as well as any technical input with fabrication and materials for making an art car body. Mr. Duncan has taught in primary, secondary and higher education over the past 10 years and has experience with artists-in-residence programs. Mr. Duncan also serves on the board of the Mid-South Sculpture Alliance and serves on the committee Public Art Chattanooga.

Rebecca Bass, Board Member At Large – We are very fortunate to have Rebecca Bass, an International Baccalaureate and Advanced Placement certified art teacher from Houston, Texas. Rebecca has been involved with the Orange Show since 1990 and taught
art car building classes that led to the creation of 19 art cars. Under her direction, students have had their art cars featured on an international level in CNN, FOX, National Geographic, Car and Driver, FX channels Weird Wheels, New York Times, among many others. Their various art cars are part of permanent museum collections in Malaysia, Germany, Mexico, as well as six cities in the United States.

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