Deborah founded 360 Xochi Quetzal in 2012. In addition to being the Director of the residency program, Deborah is an internationally exhibiting artist. Her textile paintings, sculpture and installations address concerns about the rapid decline in bird species and loss of indigenous languages. Learn more about her work on YouTube (and subscribe!) https://youtu.be/fzUzWZI5w1A and on her artist website: www.deborahkruger.com
Sandra Hernandez helps Deborah manage the myriad details of the 360 Xochi Quetzal residency program including handling Spanish correspondence, social media and residency programming. Sandra’s training in graphic design is a big plus for our program. She is also Deborah’s studio assistant.
Sunya is a former 360 Xochi Quetzal resident artist, who like so many artists, fell in love with Chapala where she now makes her home. Sunya’s art practice uses indigo craft and ritual as metaphor for reclaiming cultural practices from the African diaspora for resistance, rest and restoration. Sunya is also a lifelong student of West African dance and percussion and she plays the instruments of the Jembe orchestra. Sunya is a Co-Director of the BIPOC residency: https://360xochiquetzal.com/new-360-xochi-quetzal-residency-opportunity-free-winter-bipoc-residency/
Tyler is our social media guru. Every organization needs one. She built and manages our 360 Xochi Quetzal website, manages and moderates our FB group page and creates content for all of our platforms. Tyler also handles Deborah’s fine art website, numerous social media platforms and Deborah’s merchandise website that offers a wide selection of unique gifts and home decor featuring details from her artwork. http://www.deborahkrugerdesigns.com/
Artists and Residencies need a lot of research for website development, grants, supplies and a myriad of other invisible details. Amanda Taylor is our talented virtual assistant (VA). If we listed everything she does, your head would spin. Fortunately for us, she is calm, efficient and always gets the task done. If you need a VA, write to Amanda: firstname.lastname@example.org
We use YMLP for our mailing list and newsletter program and Tere is the person
who handles the endless entries and edits to our database. As a retired banker, Tere also does a lot of our bookkeeping and financial spreadsheets. She’s one of thosebehind the scenes people who keep things running smoothly at 360 Xochi Quetzal.
Christian Robertson is Deborah’s husband and co-owner of all the residency buildings. His behind the scenes work ensures that everything is in running order in all our live/work units, not the easiest thing here in Mexico. Christian is passionate about growing bamboo and has started a bamboo nursery (vivero) and business that sells bamboo masks and other products. Check out his Facebook page: Bambu Warriors