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Meet our Director of Public Engagement, Kendra Roberts


An arts collaborator, curator, program developer and producer, Kendra Roberts has demonstrated her creative, analytical, and strategic acumen throughout her two-plus decade career, including as a working artist. Donning many hats, she has developed innovative non-vocational educational arts programming across multiple disciplines, designed and curated visual art exhibitions in multiple and concurrent gallery spaces, and coordinated production, marketing and presentation of staged performances and special events in both indoor and outdoor venues.


Kendra is founder of Common Ground Arts (CGA), an arts consultancy curating visual art in traditional and non-traditional public spaces. As the designer and creator of Kendra Studio Jewelry (KSJ), she is an award-winning artist and published writer, has exhibited her work throughout the U.S. and internationally, and even made an appearance on a major American television network.


Through her vast experience as a committed arts advocate and collaborator, Kendra brings the perspective of a self-produced working artist, curator, and arts administrator to her work as our Director of Public Engagement.  Kendra received her B.A. at DePauw University and her Master of Design from the Glasgow School of Art in Scotland. She is a fellow of the Next Generation of Leadership program in Columbus, OH, an active committee member for Converge 45, and on the Northwest Chapter leadership committee of ArtTable. 

You may reach Kendra Roberts via email:, or by calling the gallery, 503.224.2634

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