DCA welcomes new Executive Director, Barbara J. Seese


BarbDorchester Center for the Arts

welcomes new Executive Director, Barbara J. Seese.


Barbara came to DCA in October 2013, with over 20 years in the arts and communication field.  An Eastern Shore native, Barb grew up in Easton, where an early interest in art led to weekly classes at the Academy of the Arts ( now Academy Art Museum) from third grade through high school graduation.  She spent two years at Frostburg studying Fine Art before transferring to the University of Maryland College Park, where she graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Advertising Design.  After graduation, she spent 14 years in California as an Art Director, with an emphasis on the recording industry, also providing volunteer service and leadership to the non-profit sector.  Barb returned to the Shore to be closer to her aging parents, and served as Production Director at MTS Broadcasting, followed by a decade as Executive Director of the Oxford Community Center.

  “I’m thrilled and feel privileged to be taking this next step with DCA,” stated Barbara.  “The past three years have given me a solid base of understanding for the role that DCA plays in the community.  I look forward to working collaboratively with the Board, membership, funders, and stakeholders from the local to the state levels to help shape the arts for the future.”