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Sarah Jane Semrad is an award-winning artist and community organizer committed to cultivating creativity and kindness. She co-founded Art Conspiracy in 2005 which is a nonprofit connecting artists and musicians with each other for the benefit of the local art economy. In 2006, Semrad co–founded La Reunion TX, a nonprofit creating an artist residency program in Dallas. During those years she was called everything from merely 'interesting' to a 'mastermind'. Other past entrepreneurial ventures include IR Gallery (RIP), Pigeon–Stone Project (RIP), Magnolia Gallery (RIP) and CorinthPark (RIP). During her stint at the Triple A music station KXT 91.7, she raised tons of money, handled all the marketing and social media needs and managed all the station's events including launching the annual music festival, Summer Cut. After that, Semrad was employed at the Perot Museum of Nature and Science as Director of Membership, overseeing the museum's membership program and benefits. Most recently she was the Vice President of Membership for KERA in Dallas. She is now working on several creative projects. Sarah Jane earned Master of Liberal Arts degree from Southern Methodist University studying all kinds of things including comparative spirituality and consumer culture. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Dallas where she majored in chemistry. Other credentials include a certificate in nonprofit leadership through SMU / Center for Nonprofit Management as well as being a certified Professional Organizing Specialist. She is married to musician Paul Semrad and they have two amazing children.