The mission of the Brunswick Arts Council is to inspire and promote appreciation, education and support for a broad range of arts and cultural interests for the benefit of Brunswick County’s artists, art related organizations, students and the community at large.

History of The Brunswick Arts Council

Victor and Jeanne Gerloven, natives of Brooklyn, NY, dedicated their lives to art and education. For over 55 years, Victor taught art at the high school and college level; and after retiring to Brunswick County, he continued to teach art through the Associated Artists of Southport program for adults.

He received the N.C. Governor’s Award for Volunteerism and for over a decade tirelessly led the Brunswick Arts Council as president, while Jeanne, a retired Assistant Dean of the School of General Studies at Brooklyn College, New York City, served as the Council’s Secretary.

As a result of their diligent work, the BAC became the respected organization that it is today. Through the various programs to all the in the community, and assists and encourages local artists in achieving their lifelong goals.

2019-2020 BAC Board Members:

Executive Director: Mary Beth Livers

Larry Johnson – President
Connie Enis – Vice-President
Cindy Hewett – Treasurer
Vacant – Secretary

Board of Directors:
Marsha Graham-Alit
Yvette Gosline
Larry Johnson
Randy Jones
Syndee Moore – Legal Counsel

JoAnn Staat
Vacant –
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JoAnn Staat – Visual Arts – Fall Art Show
Connie Enis – Student Arts Education
Larry Johnson – Programming/ Performing Arts
Mari-Lou Wong Chong & Yvette Gosline – Multicultural Programs
Susan Sims-Pritts – Grants & Development
Mary Beth Livers  РMarketing/Public Relations
Randy Jones – Arts Ambassadors
Lee Selbe & Caroline Bailey – Golf Tournament 2020
Ann McMath & Sydnee Moore – Run for the Arts 2020
Sydnee Moore – Website & Legal Counsel

Past Presidents: Barb McFall, Jeanette Serrents, Gary Halberstat

Recording Secretary: Caroline Bailey

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