PAINT MEMPHIS TEAM

The Team Helping Bring New and Exciting Art to Memphis

Karen GoLightly

Director
Karen B. Golightly is an assistant professor of English at Christian Brothers University, where she teaches creative writing, Victorian literature, and lots of other courses. She has a PhD in Nineteenth Century British and Irish literature and an MFA in fiction. She founded the organization, so there is no process for selecting her, but she has over six years experience with directing non-profit organizations, ten years of writing grant proposals, and over 20 years of working in fine arts.


Kirsten Sandlin

Information Architect
A graduate of the University of Memphis, Kirsten spent a considerable amount of time living and traveling in other countries before moving back to Memphis. While volunteering and assisting in many aspects of Paint Memphis over the years, she has aptly avoided any commitment until now. She has finally been convinced to bring her data gathering and organizational skills to the table to help update and streamline Paint Memphis’ many levels and attempt to make the experience more smooth for the organizers, volunteers, and artists. We’ll see how that goes…

Bill Simmers

Photographer/Webmaster/Graphics
A founding member of Paint Memphis, Bill brings his 25 years of IT/Internet Development work and photography skills. Bill works as a Photographer, Graphic Artists, Audio/Video Media consultant. For the last 9 years Bill has been resident photographer and graphic artist at Circuit Playhouse Inc. Additionally he us currently the production photographer at The University of Memphis Theater and other Theater Production companies in the Mid South. He is an avid cyclist, urbexer, and Memphis lover. He also has a knack of naming fish

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