Bill Horin

Founder & Executive Director

Bill’s love of art began when at the age of 28 he visited the Philadelphia Museum of Art for the first time and exclaimed,’ Wait…how long has this been here?’. He then traveled frequently visiting galleries and museums across the country and in Europe before realizing he didn’t have to leave South Jersey to find great art. Bill has been a professional photographer for over 35 years. Since 2001 he has published two magazines, hosted weekly radio and TV shows, produced numerous documentaries and founded two organizations, ArtC and Strobe, all dedicated to shining a light on the arts and artists of South Jersey.

Sharon Leonard Kiefer

Exhibits Director

Sharon Leonard Kiefer thrives on organization and a busy lifestyle. In addition to her efforts for ArtC and Strobe, she is celebrating her 20th year as director of Gallery 50, Inc. in Bridgeton. Sharon also recently became the Curator of Exhibitions for the Perkins Center for the Arts. After graduating from Drexel University with a degree in design, Sharon worked in advertising and visual merchandising in Philadelphia. The former teacher and art instructor lives on an organic farm in Greenwich. 

Sal Emma

Editor & Content Director

Writing is exploration. And exploration motivates Sal Emma. Insatiable curiosity drives him, every day. He really wants to know what makes the world tick and takes great pride in crafting words to share that thrill of discovery. That’s the writer’s true art—the story is all that matters. He’s a seasoned copywriter and published author who takes on every day with a reporter’s sensibility. See it. Experience it. Write it.

Bill Milnazik

Art Director

Based in the Philadelphia suburbs, Bill Milnazik is a designer and art director with broad experience in many industries, including pharmaceutical, financial, high-tech, consumer and editorial. He was art director for Envision Arts Magazine. A master of visual language, Bill uses color, image and typography to draw on feelings, emotions, or experiences. He believes a strong concept along with strong execution can create a powerful message.

Sterling Brown

Staff Writer/Editor

Sterling Brown has written for and edited various South Jersey publications since 1971. He first worked with Bill Horin on the words and pictures for an exercise book almost 30 years ago. Later he helped Bill with his art magazines, ArtBeat and Envision. Their collaboration continued with articles for South Jersey Lifestyle Magazine. ArtC documentaries and promotions followed. Though Sterling keeps changing his phone number and email address, Bill is persistent.

Ty Lewis

Emerging Artists Consultant

Ty Lewis is a published author, poet, playwright and a professionally trained actor and artist. He is an alumnus of the legendary (NEC) Negro Ensemble Company of New York. Lewis received his AA as a Studio Art major from Atlantic Cape Community College. He is the founder of Art by Ty Lewis; a multi-media production company. Lewis has contributed to the art culture in his hometown of Pleasantville, NJ by creating the All STAR Performing Arts Club at the Pleasantville Recreation Center. 

Paul Herron

Non-Profit Consultant

Paul D Herron has worked in the non-profit sector his entire career and held leadership positions in healthcare, social service, the Arts, and environmental areas. He received an MBA and Ed.D in Organizational Leadership from Stockton University where he developed and teaches a non-profit management class. Paul is the Founder and President of the newly formed Oomph Non-Profit Consultants, created to support non-profit organizations in pursuit of their missions. Paul is co-founder of Fool Moon Theatre.

Nickie Murray

Film Festival Coordinator

Nickie Murray is a recent graduate of Temple University, with a bachelor’s degree in Film and Media Arts, and a certificate in Event and Entertainment Management. While enrolled at Temple, Nickie had a two-year internship with the student film festival organization, Diamond Screen Film Series. Her experience in coordinating, advertising, and curating student film festivals, is what inspired her to pursue film festival directing as a future career.

David Todd McCarty

Creative Consultant

Whether it’s iconic portraiture, fashion editorial or exotic travel, David Todd McCarty blends fantasy with authenticity to create images that evoke an emotional response. A  cinematographer, writer, director, and photographer known primarily for black and white work, David specializes in portraits, fashion and travel photography and has extensive experience with fashion commercials and short films. He is also  a partner in Panzano & Partners Ad Agency.