Board of Directors | Staff | Become a Member | Volunteer Opportunities | Location


artsbuilding.jpg (15496 bytes) Chartered in 1975, ARTSNET serves the 370,000 residents of our area with a host of programs that enrich and improve the quality of life for us all.

From offices in the Trinity Arts Center Gallery, we function under the direction of an Executive Board and Board of Directors and due to the efforts of an extremely dedicated group of employees and volunteers.

Comprised of civic, community and business leaders and representatives from ARTSNET partners, board members serve for a two-year term and help to guide our direction and focus toward the common goal of supporting the arts within our community.



Chairman - Melody Kohout, Keller ISD / Council of PTAs

President - Karin Newell, ARTSNET

Secretary - Judy Atwood, Community Volunteer

Treasurer - Brenda Whitley, Harris Methodist HEB

Vice Chair / Board/Volunteer Development - Alistair Renee Young, Alan Young Pontiac Buick GMC

Vice Chair / Fund-Raising - Barbie Derby, Community Volunteer

Vice Chair / Marketing - Anna Riehm, North Hills Hospital

Vice Chair / Organizational Development - Jesse Rodriguez, GCISD Board of Trustees

Vice Chair / Programs - John Grissom DDS, Dentist

Past Chair  - Judy Atwood, Community Volunteer


Rena Arnold, First Industrial Realty Trust, Inc.

LeAnn Brown, Huff Brous McDowell Management, Inc.

Cindy Laster, A Better Tomorrow, Inc.

Sharon Mylius, Mercantile Bank

Jan Nelson, Children's Center for Self-Esteem

Connie Nichols, Community Volunteer

Kelley Pledger, Star Telegram-NE

Jerry Plowman, Purofirst of Greater Tarrant County

Leighton Railsback, Country Gentleman Ent., Inc.

Lynda Railsback, Arts League

Lynn Stillman, T-Shirt N Trophies

Debbie Welch, Keller ISD Board of Trustees

Renova Williams, Community Volunteer

Main email [email protected]
Karin Newell, President [email protected]
Bobbie McFarland, Office Manager [email protected]
Hilarie Benedetto, Program Director [email protected]
Stony Smith, Webmaster [email protected]

You, too, can join our team of volunteers and enjoy the satisfaction of community involvement. Assistance is needed for projects large and small. Let ARTSNET direct you to an opportunity which will enrich your life and your community!


° Summer Arts College ° Festivals
° Calendar Distribution ° Assist in the Office
° Grant Committee °  MasterWorks Music Series
° Taste of Northeast


For more information about these and other projects, call Bobbie McFarland at (817) 283-3406.
If you have a special appreciation for the arts and would like to help ARTSNET with projects, tasks and events, just click here, print out and complete the form. Then fax the form to (817) 283-5522, or send it by regular mail to P.O. Box 210816, Bedford, TX 76095-7618.

Every Day, Someone in America is doing Something for Someone. Come be a part of the Arts in Northeast Tarrant County.

Do you volunteer for ARTSNET or one of its affiliates? If so, please provide us with some information about your activities. We've made it simple for you; just print out the Volunteer Log, fill it out and send it on its way to ARTSNET by fax or regular mail (as listed above).


Your membership in ARTSNET supports programs and activities available to all residents -- children, seniors, artists and art enthusiasts alike -- of the 15 cities of Northeast Tarrant County, Texas. Make your tax-deductible contribution today. To learn about our first Annual Campaign and how you can get involved, click here.



AUDIENCE level -  $35 to $99
PLAYER level   - $100 to $299
ARTIST level  - $300 to $499
DIRECTOR level - $500 to $999
PATRON level- - $1000 +

Apply for membership online or call the
the ARTSNET administrative offices at
(817) 283-3406.

We are happy to accept American Express,
MasterCard, Visa, check or cash.
"Test Online Form"



zip2_close.gif (8985 bytes) OUR NONVIRTUAL SITE
2819 Forest Ridge Dr., Bedford, TX 76021
(off Harwood, turn into the Bedford Boys Ranch, South Drive)

Mailing address: P.O. Box 210816, Bedford, TX 76095-7816

In a prime location in the Bedford Boys Ranch, ARTSNET is conveniently located to serve our target communities. Click on the map for orientation and directions from your home or business.

Top | Board of Directors | Staff | Become a Member | Volunteer Opportunities

Map courtesy of Zip2, copyright © 2000
Content copyright © 2004 ARTSNET
Page last modified 08/25/2004