These are just a few of the people who make Salisbury Art Space run on a daily basis, alongside our wonderful interns and volunteers. We would love to hear stories about SAS’s history, and any advice that you may have to give us! SAS is a community art space, and we would like for everyone to feel welcome when they visit. Please stop by to see the current exhibition, drop in for a class, volunteer, or just say hi!
Alison “Ali” Grice – Executive Director
Alison Grice is the Executive Director of Salisbury Art Space. She is working to find new and exciting ways for SAS’s staff, instructors, and volunteers to promote the mission of SAS, offering art exhibition and educational opportunities to all who seek them. Email Alison with questions about the gallery!
Alison has a background in both healthcare and art. She has most recently worked as an art instructor and Executive Assistant at SAS. After studying Biology and Psychology at Mount Saint Mary’s University, she earned a second undergraduate degree, a Bachelor of Art at Salisbury University, in a 2-dimensional track. Originally from Northern New Jersey, Alison now resides in Salisbury, MD, with her Husband Bob, and their dog, Bella.
Ellen Sprouls – Education Specialist
With over 30 years of experience working in Non-Profits, we are very happy to welcome Ellen Sprouls to our team at SAS! She has previously worked for the Muskegon Museum in Michigan, the Delmarva Discovery Center, and the National Air and Space Museum in Washington D.C.
As the Education Specialist, Ellen is helping SAS revitalize class offerings, and creating a variety of new programs, including a homeschool art program, and a monthly reading and art time for toddlers.
Ellen grew up in New Jersey, and now lives on a farm in Pocomoke with her cat Gracie. Ellen loves to bake, and owns a small baking business called Pesky Grass. You can find her and her all natural baked goods at farmers markets in Onancoke and Ocean Pines on the weekends!
Barbara Adkins – Martha Gue Gift Shop Manager
Barbara Adkins, a spectacular artist in her own right, is a long-time member of Salisbury Art Space and is the volunteer manager of the Martha Gue SAS Gallery Shop. Barbara handles all sales both retail and consignment. She is the point of contact for artists and artisans to bring in their works for consideration in the shop. Anyone who is interested in consigning their work should visit here with Barbara who will take great care of your needs. Barbara is amazing as you will soon discover. Barbara is in on Tuesdays!
Deb Dickerson – Volunteer Coordinator
Dr. Deb Dickerson is a business consultant who has worked with small businesses, non-profits, and large corporations to help them streamline their processes, and become more effective organizations. She helps SAS in many ways, but has found her niche here as the (volunteer) volunteer coordinator, helping us connect with people in the community who are willing to by donate their time, skills, and expertise.