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Welcome our 2016 PSG Leadership Team!


Welcome our 2016 PSG Leadership Team!


We are excited to introduce to you the newly elected PSG leadership team for 2016!

Patricia Halsell 


Patricia is an Attorney, licensed in Washington State, but now works as a full-time artist. Her formal art training began in 2005 at Gage Academy, recently graduating from Aristides Atelier four year program in classical drawing and painting. Patricia developed the partnership with FRYE Museum where Aristides’ students paint master copies throughout daily visiting hours. She keeps busy with commissions, and recently participated in two juried shows: PSG’s Rainier Club show, and The Institute of Classical Architecture & Art’s exhibition at King Street Station in October 2015. 

Patricia brings organizational management and community partnerships to the table, hoping to find ways to sell our work throughout the region.

Julie Baroh           

Vice President

An MFA graduate from Cornish, Julie has worked as an illustrator, a fine artist, and a designer for over 20 years. These days, she focuses her time working on private commissions as well as curating shows with Krab Jab Studio. A member of the Georgetown Merchants Association, Founder of United Artists of Georgetown and Krab Jab Studios, Julie brings to us skills in project management, capacity building and curatorial, having curated shows around the region.

Christine Sharp       


Masters Degree and teacher from University of Washington. Worked as a Nurse/family therapist. Formerly a journalist she was recruited by CNN to open a NW desk for them,

She has also done videography and received a Peabody award at the NY Film festival for writing and producing a documentary called Backhauling on unsafe trucking practices that was picked up by 20/20 and MacNeil Lehrer News Hour.

Christine began painting as a second career under direction of Eric Weitgart and Ned Mueller. OPA & PSG member, she is the founder of the annual Kirkland Artist Studio Tour

Her works are exclusively exhibited at Lisa Harris Gallery.

Christine is excited to join the board and work on recruiting new members. She hopes to build fellowship and community among our members and cohorts.  She is a true Renaissance woman and will contribute energy, ideas and inspiration to PSG and to bring artists and art enthusiasts together to have fun.

Gary Gumble       


Founder of, formerly a technical and commercial illustrator and member of NWPS & PSG, Gary has been working on behalf of PSG as treasurer since 2015.  His energy and enthusiasm, attention to detail and willingness to get the job done make him an excellent administrator of our financial well-being.

Beth Betker            


Began her education with a BA in Slavic languages and literature at the UW.

We discovered recently that at one point made her living as a Court Reporter which explains the excellent job she did at the last Board meeting taking minutes in Charles Fawcett’s absence.

Her first art interest was in Fiber art in the early 1970’s. and  For the last 25 years has been doing fine art in graphite, watercolor, pastel, acrylic and oils and is a member of Seattle Co-Arts, Seattle League of Arts, Urban Sketchers Seattle, Women Painters of Washington, Oil Painters of America. Beth has been represented at a number of galleries in Seattle and Bellevue, includingArt Stall Gallery, Alki Works and Gallery North.  

Beth hopes to bring clarity, personal attention to detail/fellowship and inspired vision to the PSG.

Cynthia Baiz          

Education Special Advisor

Director Washington Lawyers for the Arts and participant in Seattle University MFA in Arts Leadership program.  Cynthia worked for us as an intern in 2014/2015 and returns as a board member to help with grants and education partnerships and programs.

Marisa Erven        

Digital Communications Support

Graduate of Digipen in Production Animation, Marisa’s strengths are in design and art leadership. She wants to help us strengthen our digital platforms and online presence and help build capacity within the larger community.

Kristina Udall & Randal Southam        

Special Advisors

Estate Planning & Legal Special Advisor – Kristina is a long time patron of PSG having attended several of our auctions in the past. She helped us with the legal aspects of of the bylaws and articles, application as non-profit fundraising organization for WA state, continuing to support us with the divestiture project and other legal issues that surround nonprofits.

Randal Southam Creations, Marketing/Video Design – Randal is committed to the Legacy video project, videotaping narratives of Life members every month for a PBS documentary to coincide with our 90th celebration. A community leader for the Edmonds Rotary and owner of his own marketing and media team, his strengths lie in fundraising and capacity building.