Laura Seter, Executive Director
Laura Seter has been at Region 2 Arts Council since January 2011, bringing her love of artistic expression, community engagement, teaching, and the written word to her position. Laura holds a Master of Arts in Teaching degree from the School for International Training in Brattleboro, Vermont and a Bachelor of Science degree in teaching German from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Holly Alcott, Grants Manager
Holly has worked with the Region 2 Arts Council since 2010. She is our data maven, office guru, and tech support. If you need information about your grant, are missing a payment or paperwork, are looking for artists to fill a particular niche, need a list of local media contacts or arts organizations, she’s the one to contact. Before joining the Arts Council Holly worked as an executive assistant for Concordia Language Villages. She also worked in Denver, Colorado for a decade as a graphic designer, and as an art teacher for K-12 students in the decade before that. She holds a Masters of Arts In Interdisciplinary Studies – Women Studies, Fine Art and Graphic Design – from Oregon State University and a Bachelor of Arts in Painting and Drawing from Wells College in Aurora, NY. Holly paints lively and colorful figures, draws comics, writes for two blogs and occasionally acts in local theater productions. She also sings, but not in public, at least not yet.
Alice Blessing, Program Assistant
Alice has worked with the Region 2 Arts Council since August 2016. She engineers the professional development program for our constituents, including information sessions, workshops, and special events. Alice is a painter who lives in Bemidji, and has been painting portraits for 14 years. She was an Associate Adjunct Professor in Painting and Color Theory at Bemidji State University in 2013, and has displayed her paintings in galleries all around the region, as well as in greater Minnesota and Miami, Florida.