Meet Our Team

Patti DiCarlo Baker

Executive Director

Patti BakerPatti has been a member of the Marblehead Arts Association for over two decades. She brings to the MAA a love of the arts, our community, as well as a strong skill set in both business and non-profit development. Patti has an extensive background as an innovative, hands-on Creative Services Director leading marketing, branding, digital and print design projects for private businesses and agencies. Her career has spanned the corporate and private art, magazine, publishing and illustration fields. Locally, Patti is very active in the community and is known for her Nantucket basket weaving. Patti graduated from Syracuse University earning her Bachelors of Fine Arts in Art, Illustration and Design.

Tereza Swanda

Gallery/Shop Manager and Art Instructor

Tereza SwandaTereza currently manages the galleries and the shop collection. She holds a MFA from Vermont College of Fine Arts and BFA in Painting and Sculpture from Massachusetts College of Art and Design. She also teaches Contemporary Art, Drawing, Color and Painting at the MAA and is a Professor of Art and Art History at Dean College.

Janice Izenberg

Gallery Associate

Janice IzenbergJanice has promoted arts activities and sales on the North Shore in Rockport and Manchester-by-the-Sea since moving here from the Cambridge area in 2011. She combines and applies her aesthetic sensibilities, her experiences working with visitors from around the world, and her enjoyment of Essex County life together to her position. After graduating from MIT’s School of Architecture, being a design professional and teaching, she segued to the arts and culture world. She also assists with marketing and research as an Associate Bookseller of rare building trades and architectural publications during the week. Her other interests are supporting rescue animals, particularly dogs and horses.