Christie Chandler

A transplant from Atlanta, Christie Chandler has lived in the Jacksonville area for the past two years.  She studied marketing at Georgia Tech, and went on to work at AT&T creating marketing programs for the national sales force at corporate headquarters in New Jersey.  An opportunity to move to South Africa came along in 1996, and Christie then worked in marketing for Dimension Data’s software division.  She then spent most of the next 15 years living abroad in Paris and London, raising her three children and studying art. While in London, Christie studied at Central St. Martin’s, a leading-edge contemporary art and design school.  Since graduating in 2011, she has participated in group shows in London and two solo shows in Atlanta.  With these diverse educational experiences and a new-found world view, Christie returns to the Southeast with a fresh perspective and a deeper understanding of the transformational power of art.


Heather Moore


A native of New Jersey, Heather is a graduate of George Mason University and mother of three children. She is a community service volunteer and over the years has participated with the American Lung Association, Peace Child Foundation, Second Harvest Heartland and local schools. Heather is also a very passionate arts advocate and activist.


When she relocated to Jacksonville in 2011, Heather promptly joined the United Way’s efforts to improve early childhood education. She served as Co-Chair, Reading Pals program and was a member of their Success by 6 and Women in Local Leadership committees.


She joined the Cathedral Arts Project (CAP) in 2012 and is the current Chair, Board of Directors. She served as 2014 Event Chair for their annual Spring for the Arts fundraiser and helped secure over $500,000 to expand access to arts education for the children of Jacksonville. The Heather Moore Community Gallery at CAP’s downtown office is named in her honor and is designed to exhibit the work of local and national artists.


In addition to leadership positions with CAP, Heather created the initiative, Curating Confidence. The program brings arts education supporters and students together. Students receive public acknowledgment for their artistic achievements by donors, school administrators, peers, and the community and their schools and centers receive funding for arts education programs. The Curating Confidence program increases students’ overall confidence in themselves, their talent, and their ability to have an impact on their community through artistic expression.


In an effort to expand her reach in the community, Heather served on the inaugural Art Republic board of directors and sponsored one of the first murals to grace downtown. She then joined the Phase Eight Theater Company to serve as Board President and promote the performing arts in Jacksonville. Phase Eight seeks to produce new works that speak to the culture of our region, cultivate and nurture the talent of artists in the company, and create exciting productions that recognize multigenerational and cultural experiences. Heather founded their Theater Artists Reward Program to ensure Company members are fairly compensated and recognized for their talent. She served as Honorary Chair of the Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville 2017 Arts Awards.


The Women’s Giving Alliance selected Heather as a mentor for the launch of the their Delores Barr Weaver Fellows Program. As a Board of Trustee Member for the only state embassy, Florida House on Capitol Hill, Heather represents the Jacksonville chapter’s efforts to incorporate the Sarah D. McKay Civics Initiative in schools. She renovated and redesigned classrooms for the Delores Barr Weaver Policy Center’s See the Girl: Girl Matters program and serves on their Leadership Council and Girl-Centered Practice Collaborative.


Heather has become a strong advocate in the community for the critical importance of arts education and the positive impact of art on the community. Her role at Arts Evolution is to introduce local businesses and non-profit organizations to the transformational potential of art and orchestrate projects that portray their mission and vision. Arts Evolution provides creative opportunities to educate, inspire, heal, and unite the community and, most importantly, express the voices of the clients each organization serves.