Board Members

Fernando Luis Alvarez


Fernando is a community builder through his eponymous Gallery, Clementina Arts Foundation, The Spoon Movement and The-Curtains. As the Chairman of Clementina, his goal is to expand Clementina’s programs nationally and internationally.

Catherine Holden

Vice Chair & Legal Counsel

Catherine is passionate about contemporary and modern art in particular the intersection of urban art & culture. As Vice Chair of Clementina, she seeks to foster an appreciation for the process of creating and bringing art to life within communities.

Richard Leonard


Optimist / Patriarch / Traveler / Competitor / Gastronomist.  A convivial numbers enthusiast with the heart of a Lion and a Get-It-Done attitude.

Kathleen Muir

Board Member

Kathleen oversees branding, marketing & communications activities for the Clementina Arts Foundation. She received her BA in Modern Languages and International Studies from South Bank University, London and is CEO/Owner of marketing consultancy The Muir Network.

Ben Quesnel

Co Director: Sprouting Spaces

Quesnel is a multimedia artist and art educator working in Southern Connecticut. He received his MFA from the school of Visual Arts, and is a represented artist at Alvarez


Lee Smalter

Board Member

Owner of The Smalter Gallery in Kansas City, Missouri, representing local and emerging artists with unique perspectives. Lee continues to encourage growth in the local and national art community through their service on the CAF board and the Kansas City Volunteer Lawyers and Accountants for the Arts (KCVLAA) in Kansas City.

Diana Sofia Valencia

Board Member

Diana is a beginning philanthropist with a substantial interest in doing small things in a great way.  Through Clementina she is able to fulfill that passion, currently leading the social media and events at all Sprouting Spaces.