Our Staff
Julie Schweitzer


Julie is the visionary, artist, and Executive Director of ArtSeed. She has been actively involved in the development of the regional arts community for over 30 years. She enjoys seeking new challenges and strives to develop, implement and build cross institutional relationships. She has cultivated an excellent working relationship with local, regional, national and international arts programs and media. These relationships have enabled the funding of programming through grants and corporate and private donors, the creation of innovative programming, international recognition and the advancement of the regional arts community.

Trish Korte


Trish is ArtSeed’s Education Coordinator. Trish recently retired after 25 years as an Art Instructor for New  Albany/Floyd County Schools. She is an accomplished educator with extensive experience in developing curriculum for Fiber Arts and all other areas of fine art. Exceptional background in designing meaningful and effective coursework that engages students and expedites learning. Experience in community outreach through city and privately funded sculptural projects and art exhibitions. Active member in both educational and art organizations and a regular presenter at state level conferences as well as coordinating and teaching classes for art teachers and students of all ages and learning levels through visiting artist programs at the University of Louisville and Louisville Visual Art.

Kimberly Sheets

Facilities Manager

Kimberly is inventory and facilities management. She recently moved to Clarksville with her husband, Jim. Her artistic interests are in watercolors, acrylics, and chalk pastels. She is passionate about writing poetry and authored two short stories included in a collection published for charity support. Kim enjoys involvement in church and community.

Rebecca West

Artsitic Staff

Rebecca is an Indiana native and who received a BFA in Printmaking from Indiana University Southeast in 2020. She started her internship at ArtSeed in October 2018, and has since joined as staff. She participates in running workshops, runs individual tutoring sessions, and assists with organizational duties, social media, and promoting events at ArtSeed. Her educational background includes screen printing, intaglio and relief printmaking, and painting.  

Gracie Koesters


Gracie is currently a student at Presentation Academy and graduated from Saint Anthony of Padua School in 2017. She has been interning with Julie Schweitzer for four years. Throughout her time as an intern, Gracie has participated as an exhibiting artist, curated and installed exhibits, written press releases, assisted with grant writing, managed social media and website content, created, planned and facilitated events. Her educational background includes: painting, sculpting, printmaking, drawing, wood arts, and playing guitar. Her community activities include: STEAM Club, Book Club, and Presentation Theater scenic designer. Her aspirations are to become a working artist in our community.



Sarah is a recent Bachelor 
in Fine Arts Graduate from Indiana University Southeast and is a Kentucky native living in Jeffersontown. She has been interning with Artseed since April now. Sarah participates in creating press releases, managing social media, and installing exhibits here at Artseed. Her educational background includes: Painting, Printmaking i.e. Lithography and Cyanotype, Drawing, Writing and Fiber Arts.

Ashton Beaulieu


From the Artist:

I am 28 years old. I live in Charlestown, Indiana with my mother, my stepfather and my cats, Cleo and Sheba. I volunteer at JB Ogle Animal Shelter in Jeffersonville, Indiana. I visit ArtSeed in New Albany, Indiana once a week to work on my artwork.

In my free time, I enjoy helping and spending time with my grandmother and my Uncle Raymond, and I also work at Rauch Industries in New Albany, Indiana.

I adore all things to do with and about cats. I plan on donating the proceeds of this book to the animal shelters.

Thank you to everyone that helped me get my book published, especially Julie Schweitzer, ArtSeed, The Indiana Arts Commission and Terri Branham from Rauch Industries for guiding and teaching me throughout the process.

I would also like to thank my mother and my sister Bree for always supporting me with my life.