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David Sandum

President - Founder, CEO, Chairman & Managing Director - Public Relations Manager

On Twitter: @DavidSandum

David Sandum (Moss, Norway): Public Relations, Press and Media Promotion, and Networking.


Born and raised in Sweden, David Sandum moved with his wife to the United States in the early 1990s and settled in Salt Lake City. He attended the University of Utah and graduated in 1999 with a BA in speech communication.


Soon after, he returned to Scandinavia with his young family and ultimately secured a position in IT sales. The demands of his new job, on the heels of many years of stress, took a toll on his health, and he fell into a severe depression. It was during this difficult time that he began to draw and paint, inspired by Edvard Munch’s philosophy that we should all write or paint our life story.


In 2002, David had his first exhibit in his new hometown of Moss, Norway. Over the years since, he has pursued a career in art, participating in many group exhibits and annual solo gallery shows. 


More recently, David has embarked on several study trips to New York City, Prague, and Amsterdam. In October 2014, he was accepted to work at the prestigious printmaking studio Estudi de Gravat Ignasi Aguirre Ruiz in Barcelona under master printer Ignacio, who has worked with a number of renowned artists, including Dali, Tapies, and Miro. For his etchings, David primarily uses aquatint, drypoint, or carborundum.


Treasurer - Executive Director, Web Designer/Technical Support - Staff/Volunteer Director

On Twitter: @CGrayWeihman

Carole Gray-Weihman (California, USA) – Events Director/Marketing Management - Website Development, Technical Support, Events Registrar, and Administration.

Carole is a native Californian who lives in Penngrove, California. She’s been a professional painter for over thirty years. She regularly travels around the country and abroad to paint en plein air and compete in plein air painting competitions. She’s represented by several galleries and maintains a private atelier in Petaluma, California.

Carole is also the founder and painting instructor at Plein Air Liaison in Petaluma, California. Plein Air Liaison operates plein air painting workshops and classes locally and abroad.

Carole has also spent several years as an editor and contributing writer for Plein Air Magazine and Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine.

In addition, Carole has spent time passionately assisting other artists with web development and video publishing as well as facilitating online art instruction.

You can learn more about Carole on her websites.

Kelly Kitson

Interim Secretary - Communications Specialist

On Twitter: @ArtbyKellyK

Kelly Kitson (Vancouver, BC. Canada) - TAE Curator, Interim TAE Secretary of the Board of Directors and soon to be appointed as Charity Coordinator, specializing in PR, Sponsorships, and Media.


Kelly Kitson was born in Chester, UK, and grew up in North Wales. Kelly moved to Canada with her husband and three daughters in 2007 and this year became a Canadian Citizen. 

Kelly currently works for Marshall Aerospace Canada as their learning & development lead; she is passionate about her role. As a lifelong learner,  Kelly is currently attending the University of the Fraser Valley, working towards obtaining a Bachelor of Arts degree.

Kelly has specialized in Resin and Digital art, but she also explores other mediums. Drawing her inspiration from various sources, including space, the landscape, and especially from moments she shares with others, from everyday interactions to her grief support work. Kelly recognizes the difficult journey involved in healing from trauma and often celebrates the strength of others within her pieces. Kelly is a compassionate, empathetic artist who shares a part of her heart in every piece of art she creates.  
Kelly has taken part in TAE as an artist contributor for a few years and is excited to bring the TAE to Canada for the very first time.


On Instagram: @ArtbyKellyKitson

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