Director of Community Engagement
The Bascom: A Center for the Visual Arts
From 2017 to 2019, Kat was on staff at The Bascom: A Center for the Visual Arts in Highlands, NC. She was promoted in 2018 from her position as Retail and Guest Services Manager, where her first major project was to redesign store layout, fixtures, and flow, resulting in a 50% increase in sales within the first year. She implemented new retail avenues, including a pop-up shop program. These pop-up shops expanded the retail space into The Bascom's atrium and created exhibition-esque monthly opportunities for regional artists to sell larger collections of their work. Kat also created the "Artist Talk" series on Facebook, monthly video content with interviews of pop-up shop artists. Photos are shown in reverse (after, then before) chronological order.
The Bascom Artist Talks
Read about The Bascom in Our State Magazine with quotes from Kat as Director of Community Engagement