Who we are

The Artspace board:

Alan Baseden
Alan BasedenOur project lead and Board President is an interactive designer with over 25 years experience working for organizations such as The Associated Press, The Philadelphia Inquirer and The Vanguard Group. He is a former Concord student who holds a BFA from New York’s Parsons School of Design.

 

Melissa Zoladkiewicz
Melissa ZoladkiewiczOur Board Secretary is a Jester Farmhouse neighbor on Grubb Rd. The New Jersey transplant moved to Delaware to study finance at the University of Delaware where she met her husband, a Wilmington native. She works in the financial industry and lives with her husband, daughter and Labradoodle.

 

David Steel
The Artspace Treasurer is a retired information technology department manager, formerly with a major Wilmington bank. He brings a wealth of experience to the project with knowledge of nonprofit law, technology, and fundraising.

 
 

Susan Benarcik
SusanSusan is an installation artist and surface designer based in Arden. Her work has been exhibited in the Brooklyn Botanic Garden and Lyman Allyn Art Museum. She has a master’s degree from Cranbrook Academy of Art, and a BFA with highest distinction from Rosemont College.

 

Tod Baseden
todbaseden_100x150Tod is a retired DuPont Chemist and current treasurer for the Birmingham Friends Meeting. He was a leader in effort to save the farmhouse from demolition in 2002 and has been key to our efforts to make it a benefit to the community.

 
 
 

Kelly Rowe
Our newest board member brings valuable insights to our team as a Wilmington attorney with Reilly, Janiczek, McDevitt, Henrich & Cholden. When she is not helping clients with legal matters, she can be found caring for the goats in the barn at Winterthur.