June 19--After just six months at the helm of the Hill Country Arts Foundation, executive director Katharine Schaafs has resigned.
Former executive director and current chairwoman of the Texas State Arts and Crafts Fair steering committee Brenda Harrison also has resigned. Harrison also resigned from the board.
Foundation president David Howard confirmed Wednesday that he'd received letters of resignation, but they cannot be accepted until the board meets next week. Howard said the board will consider options for replacements at that time.
Schaafs and Harrison both declined to comment, but Howard said the resignations were related to personal issues. He also added that Schaafs resigned, because "she felt like it was something she needed to do."
Roseanne Thrall, visual arts and development director at HCAF, said the resignations were a surprise, but the organization will continue to operate as usual.
The HCAF operates the Duncan-McAshan Visual Arts Gallery and the Point Theatre in Ingram and recently took over operations of what was formerly the Texas State Arts and Crafts Fair after fair directors announced it would close the fair due to bankruptcy.
Howard said there will be a "move of responsibilities" if the resignations are
accepted, but he anticipates the fair to continue as planned.
Harrison was the HCAF executive director for three years before handing the position to Schaafs in December 2013.
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