The Artists Enclave of Denton County (AEDC) welcomes individuals whose creativity is integral to their lives – from part time to full time, from those seeking to take their work to the next level, to the professional. AEDC is nonprofit organization through the State of Texas, currently in the process of applying for 501(c)(3) status, that believes diversity in our organization is a cause for celebration and the key to the lasting growth and impact of the group. As a gathering of artists and a resource to the community who seek their special talents, the AEDC is comprised of artists who practice and/or create products in one of the following categories: Fine Art, Craft Art, Design, Photography, Filmmaking, Musical, Literary or Performing Art; and Supporters of the Arts – individuals, businesses, collectors, patrons and other arts groups and societies – all whom value the tremendous contribution artists and art, in its many forms, makes to Denton County’s quality of life.
AEDC’s mission is to promote Denton County as a nationally emerging Destination for the Arts by uniting artists and their invaluable supporters who sincerely believe that in so doing, the community and the quality of life is enhanced for all.
AEDC Board Members:
Susan Carol Davis
Chair, Artists Enclave
Susan Carol Davis diversifies her creative pursuits as media director, producer, actress and arts educator with her Denton-based company, Curious Dog Creative. The most recent CDC projects are the documentary short films, Story Town with Weldon’s: A Western Way of Life and Living Art: Jo Williams. KERA-TV’s Frame of Mind series celebrates its 25th Anniversary this fall and Weldon’s will be one of the featured films shown. Susan’s past experiences in acting for the camera/stage, arts education, film acquisition and development with New York City’s Olive Tree Television and digital asset management as a Bakers Man Productions’ contractor at the Walt Disney Studios paved the way to her great interest in project development for public television, the silver screen and local professional theatre.
Susan holds membership in the Screen Actors Guild-AFTRA, the Actors’ Equity Association, Women in Film-Dallas, the Greater Denton Arts Council and the Visual Arts Society of Texas. She serves on the Governing Board of Denton’s Thin Line Fest, the Session of St. Andrew Presbyterian Church and is an advocate for regional growth of a flourishing and diverse arts community.
Randall M. Good
Co-Chair, Artists Enclave
A devotee of the traditions of the Old Masters, Randall M. Good paints and draws figures capturing the deep emotion and passion of the human lives. Good Says, “For me, religion and mythology are the stimuli through which I explore archetypal concepts of the sacred and the divine.” Good’s innate ability to sense the divine allows him to create soulful, lasting and impressionable art and present it as a gift to the world. Patrons often remark on the artwork’s ‘timeless quality’ and his depth of knowledge and keen talent, especially in the face of his youth.
A graduate of the University of North Texas, he studied studio painting and art history concentrating on Mannerism and the Italian Renaissance. A Texas native, Randall has lived in California and Ireland. He now resides in Denton, Texas, with his wife Anadara Braun-Good.
Linda S. Anderson
Board Member, Artists Enclave
Linda S. Anderson has over 30 years of communications and marketing skills. In both Illinois and Texas, she has worked in the communications and public relations field for various entities including Denton, Texas’ Thin Line Film Festival. Most recently, Anderson has returned to her love of creative writing and added filmmaking to her skill set, writing the scripts and producing two short documentaries, Living Art: Jo Williams and Story Town with Weldon’s: A Western Way of Life, with Susan Carol Davis, Curious Dog Creative. Weldon’s will be featured on public television station KERA-TV’s Frame of Mind this fall.
In Illinois, Anderson was the associate director for marketing and circulation of a state public policy magazine at a major university, served as public information officer for a large state agency, and worked for two Fortune 500 companies in various business communications capacities. She also taught English and journalism at the high school level. She received a journalism degree from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale and teaching certification from the University of Illinois-Springfield.
Board Member, Artists Enclave
Kimberley Dietrich is a mother, an accountant and an artist. She likes to paint primarily in acrylics but also likes watercolor and mixed media. Dietrich’s art symbolizes her own unmasking of her travels through life with a story behind each piece created. Dietrich’s development as an artist is rooted in her belief that there is something more to say. Her inspiration is in traveling, photography of landscapes and animals along with researching how to make art better.
Kimberley is a graduate from Texas Woman’s University with a Bachelor of Business degree. She is a native from Missouri, has lived in Florida, Oklahoma and various towns in Texas. She currently resides in Denton, Texas. She is a member of the Visual Arts Society of Texas, Gainesville Area Visual Arts, Denton County Photography Club, Friends of Hagerman NWR and Hagerman Nature Photography Club.