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. He produces linocut prints for the Artspace and is an avid urban sketcher.


Suzanne Wight Murphy
Our Vice-President and self-described “construction nerd” has proven herself to be enormously valuable to our project with her background as a Penn State educated civil engineer. During the day, she is a Project Manager and Estimator for Wohlsen Construction in Wilmington. As a transplant to the Wilmington area Suzanne is excited to be giving back and building the future of her adopted community. She lives in the area with her husband and son.

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.


Reneett Su
Our Treasurer recently moved to the Wilmington area from Florida with her husband. She wanted to be involved with the community while combining her love for the arts with her background in accounting. She has held various roles in the accounting field including tax, corporate and fund accounting.


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.


Kelly Rowe
Kelly brings valuable insights to our team as an attorney with White & Williams LLP. When she is not helping clients with legal matters, she can be found caring for the goats in the barn at Winterthur.


David Steel
Dave 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.