Prior to her work at Real Art Ways, Tricia was the founder and executive director of Safe Harbors of the Hudson in Newburgh, NY. Safe Harbors owns and operates The Cornerstone Residence a mixed-use building that includes housing, art gallery, art studio, theater and commercial space. She is also the co-founder of the Golden Thread Gallery, currently a gallery without walls.
Outside of the meaningful work she does at RAW Tricia likes traveling, reading, the outdoors, seeing movies at RAW and more than anything hanging out with her three entertaining sons.
Neil Daigle-Orians is an interdisciplinary artist originally from Omaha, Nebraska. Neil earned his BFA in studio art from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and MFA in studio art from the University of Connecticut. His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, recent credits including the Czong Institute of Contemporary Art in South Korea, the Atlanta Print Biennial at Kai Lin Art, and Sideshow Gallery in Brooklyn, New York.
When not at Real Art Ways, you can probably find Neil locked in his studio, holding hands with that special someone, or wishing he was in the ocean.
Tom is a graphic designer and communications professional with a background in higher education, ad agencies and corporate settings. He holds a degree in Graphic Design from CCSU and has evolved with the industry over the years from marker comps, t-squares and technical pens to Photoshop, HTML5 and social media.
Outside of work, Tom collects LPs, 45s and 78s and practices audio engineering in his basement recording studio. He also assists his wife with landscaping projects and plays lead guitar in his surf-rock trio, The Aquatudes.