The Independent Northern Kentucky Artists and Artisans Education Program



P-art business incubator, P-art gallery, P-art gift shop, P-art education...ALL COOPERATIVE!

Founded in August 2014, INKAA is a very lean volunteer run arts organization and art cooperative with an extensive network that includes individual artists and artisans; locally owned art galleries and boutiques; other arts organizations; and small creative businesses as part of our family. We effectively function through support from the community, volunteerism and a shared vision.Here are a few key members of the family: 

Alana Schmidt, Esq.- Volunteer Accountant, Legal Advisor

Christopher Green, PhD.,  INKAA Governing Board President, Owner of Inspirado @the Madison Gallery, Owner of Slasher Tees, INKAA artist 

Dena Hornsby, BFA - Co-manager and volunteer at Lux Art Gallery and Gift Shop, independent artist

Taylor R. Kopeschka - Co-manager and volunteer at Lux Art Gallery and Gift Shop, independent artist

Justin Foster, MFA- Artist in Residence/Instructor (volunteer)

Sharahn S. Monk -INKAA advisor

Mrs. Margaret Sneider- Volunteer Coordinator/ Volunteer Grant Writer, INKAA advisor  

Risa Ellington- Community Liaison/ Event Planner/ Social Media Advisor

Parrish Monk, MBA, Ed.D-  Executive Director of INKAA, Lux Art Gallery and Gift Shop Director, Madison Gallery Co-Manager, Instructor, independent artist with Parrish Monk Arts and ManHandled Jewelry  

Jamie Lack- INKAA Student Intern 2017-2018, artist

Ruthie Meyers- Madison Gallery head Curator and part-time Employee of the Madison Gallery

Adele Simona-Meyers, MFA -  Director of Art Education, Gallery Co-manager, Art Instructor, Social Media Advisor  (volunteer)

Semira Adnan Hesem, MFA - Program and Event Manager,  Instructor (volunteer)