OUR TEAM & OUR MISSION
Amuse Art & Craft Fair is organized by a few women dedicated to nurturing the visual arts and craft community of the Winchester area, and supporting small and independent creative businesses from here and beyond - all while creating a unique and entertaining event that will entice and amuse attendees bringing them back year after year!
Kim Johnston, Creative Consultant and Owner of Fringe Vintage FX
Kim Johnston is a full-time property manager with a love for bringing people, places and things together. Her experience encompasses organizing and producing art, music, fashion and health events with a specialty in vendor relations. Her goal is to bring diversity in culture to the Winchester and Shenandoah Valley area. She has an affinity for vintage, odd antiquities, repurposed utilitarian items, curating and hosting Airbnb spaces, herbal medicine-making and homeschooling her children.
Kerry Stavely, Owner of Tin Top and Horse and Hare
Kerry Stavely is the owner of Tin Top Art & Handmade, a gallery and gift shop located in Winchester, VA featuring carefully hand picked fine art, jewelry, home goods and clothing by independent artists and crafters from around the United States. Additionally, she and her husband Neil, are Horse and Hare, an artistic team specializing in linocut and woodcut printmaking. Their images run the gamut from tarot, nature themes to pop culture icons to fantastical creatures.
Jaimianne Amicucci, Director of the James Renwick Alliance
and Executive Officer of Creative Crafts Council
Jaimianne Amicucci assumed her role as Director of the James Renwick Alliance in July 2018. Previously she was the Executive Director of the Shenandoah Arts Council and owned and operated The Gray Gallery in Winchester, VA. Additionally, she currently serves as the Executive Officer of the Creative Crafts Council and has recently completed her first publication, “The History of Craft in our Nation’s Capital.” Her background includes working with craft organizations such as The Clay Art Center, Baltimore Clayworks and Glen Echo Park Partnership.
Tamara Marie is a Designer for American Woodmark Corporation, a kitchen and bath cabinet manufacturer in Winchester, Virginia.
Originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Tamara is an avid poet, loves to draw, and always sees the best in any situation. You might hear her enthusiasm for life as she breaks out in song and dance in the local grocery store. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends as she is a strong advocate for being present for people, which just may be her greatest legacy.