Board of Directors

Gabrielle Rousso, Board Chair
Gabrielle Rousso has lived in Chapel Hill for four years. Gabrielle has worked in the arts in both non-profit arts management and administration, as well as design, throughout her career in Illinois. She was the Executive Director of a Fine Art School with multiple community Galleries in the Chicagoland area. Throughout her career her focus has been on the creative, as well as business side of the arts.

Donna Stubbs, Artist Membership Chair
Donna is a Member Artist at FRANK, where she exhibits her mixed media acrylic paintings. Donna is from Mt. Airy NC. She has worked as an arts fundraiser for various arts organizations including the Durham Arts Council and the Corcoran Museum of Art. While pursuing her art career, she worked as a commercial interior designer in Washington DC.

Mike Keyes, Vice Chair
Mike has had a successful career in art operations, serving in executive positions with,, and Circle Graphics.  Currently he consults with a number of e-commerce companies in improving their overall performance.  Mike has a degree in Physics from Miami University and an M.B.A. from Duke University.   Mike and his wife enjoy volunteering locally and living the empty-nester life in Cary.

Scott McConnell, Treasurer
Scott moved to Chapel Hill in 2005 and graduated from UNC with a degree in psychology with a concentration in neuroscience. His current academic interests vary widely from material science to marine biology. He decided to settle down here and now Scott is currently the Chief Technology Officer at a mental health diagnostics software company in town. In addition to being a musician, he has always had a deep appreciation and respect for the visual arts.

Jeremy Howell, Secretary
Jeremy is the co-creator and managing director of Art & Object, a fine art news website and art marketplace that reaches millions of art lovers around the world. He holds an M.B.A. from UNC-Chapel Hill’s Kenan-Flagler Business School. He was formerly a producer of the nationally syndicated PBS show Baby Makes 3. In addition to his board membership at FRANK Gallery, he is a founding board member of The Teenage Cancer Health Alliance, a charitable fund that focuses on pediatric cancer patient mental health outcomes. A collector from a young age, Jeremy is deeply passionate about cultural objects. He has a particular love for antiquarian books, coins, vinyl records, and, of course, art.

R. Scott Horner, Artist Member at Large
With a background as an award-winning visual journalist and pioneering interactive storyteller, Scott went on to found a successful healthcare technology company now located in Chapel Hill. Scott is an abstract painter working primarily in acrylics. He is a member artist at the FRANK Gallery and belongs to the Orange County Artists Guild.

Gordon Jameson
Gordon is a member artist and one of the founding members of FRANK. Gordon has been a professional artist for over three decades. He has extensive experience in working with arts organizations. Gordon is one of the founding members of Orange County Artist Guild and he served on Board of Directors of Orange County Artist Commission since 2000. Gordon lives in rural Orange County with his wife where he enjoys gardening, cooking and fine dining.  

Danny Bell
Danny is an active and enrolled member of the Lumbee and Coharie American Indian Tribes of North Carolina. He recently retired after 18 years as Program Coordinator for the Curriculum in American Indian Studies at UNC. Danny served to support the awareness and inclusion of American Indians in Carolina’s mission and activities.   Danny was employed by the NC Commission of Indian Affairs for 14 years, serving in cultural, education, employment and community programs, with continued involvement with the annual Indian Heritage Month Celebration. Danny is a retired military veteran, US Army 440th Army Band.

Ry Southard
Ry lived in 18 homes, 12 states, and attended 9 school systems before graduating high school. After dropping out of college in his first year, he continued the wanderlust as brakeman on a Cog Railroad, hiking the Appalachian Trail, clearing brush for the Danish Forest Service, managing dive bars, 5 more colleges later obtaining a BFA from San Francisco Art Institute, writing software code in Wellington, NZ, running in the mountains, co-owning a financial planning firm, and fundraising for and managing non-profits. For over 55 years, he has been recording this journey in poetry, prose, and painting. Ry lives with fiancé Wendy Bowen in a former botanic garden on the edge of Pinehurst, NC.

Luna Lee Ray
Luna is a founding artist member of Frank, and has served as its lead curator since 2011. She received her BFA in painting and printmaking from the Pacific Northwest College of Art in Portland, Oregon. Since settling in North Carolina in 1998, she has exhibited widely throughout the Triangle area and beyond. Luna also teaches intermediate -advanced level watercolor, acrylic, and mixed media classes for adults through the Carrboro ArtsCenter. 

Carol Retsch-Bogart
Carol is originally from Ohio and attended the University of Cincinnati as an undergraduate and Ohio State University for her Masters degree in Social Work. After eight years in Minneapolis, she moved to Chapel Hill in 1986 when her husband began his fellowship at UNC and then joined the faculty in the Department of Pediatrics. Carol worked as a social worker at Duke University for 30 years in the employee assistance program and maintained a concurrent psychotherapy practice. She retired in 2017 which afforded her more time to devote to her art and become a member of FRANK Gallery. She has been an artist with FRANK from its beginning which she credits for paving the way for her second career.


Gallery Director

Natalie Knox 

Natalie joined FRANK in 2017. She holds a BA degree from University of Texas at Austin in European Studies with a minor in Art History.  She has extensive experience in retail management and merchandizing, and is a mosaic artist.

“I am so excited to be working with the Frank Gallery, members of the board and all the artists. Not only is Frank a welcoming and beautifully diverse art gallery but the members are so socially aware and allow the gallery to act as a major player in community outreach programs. 

Being in an environment exposed to so many creative and entrepreneurial people is such an inspiration and I truly believe that the potential for Frank is limitless and I am so excited to be a part of its growth!”