ABOUT US

Our mission is to enrich communities by providing forums for art experiences and supporting the creation of public art. We strive to showcase unique artists of national stature and advocate for a vibrant arts community and influencing public arts decisions and development.

100+

members...just like you

53

strategic, arts-centered partnerships

20

years bringing art parties and public art

to Lakeland

$165,000

raised for

Friends of Freedom 

MEET THE TEAM

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CYNTHIA HAFFEY

Cynthia has thirty-one years of experience in museum administration. In 2011, she accepted the leadership position as executive director for Platform Art, Inc. expanding the cultural arts and developing a public art initiative in central Florida.

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PATRICK FAGAN

In addition to serving as a member of the Platform Art Board, Patrick Fagan is the first Vice President at Citizens Bank and Trust.

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PATRICK MIMS

Patrick is the Vice President of

T. Mims Corp. and a member of the Platform Art Board. He studied International Business in Hong Kong and Oslo, Norway, and also worked in London to gain experience in the startup space.  

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SHEILA PHELPS

Sheila Phelps has over 45 years of accounting experience, including not-for-profit accounting and grant compliance. She joined Platform as Financial Manager in 2016.  

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JULIE BURFORD

Julie is an Environmental Consultant in Lakeland with the planning and design engineering firm, Kimley-Horn and Associates. She has a love for the arts and is honored to serve as a member of the Platform Art Board to bring art and culture to our community.

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WINDY KEENE

Windy is a Customer Success Manager with the fundraising platform, Qgiv, a career that allows her enjoy her passion for helping the nonprofit community. As a board member, believes that Platform serves as a springboard for bringing art to the community.

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SANDRA SHEETS

Sandra is a shareholder in the Lakeland office of GrayRobinson, P.A. and a member of the Platform Art Board. She was elected to the Order of Coif, was a member of the Moot Court Board and was editor of the Law Review.

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AMELIA MADDEN

In addition to serving as a member of the Platform Art Board, Amelia Madden is the Marketing Coordinator for Madden Branded Goods.

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TERRY CONEY

Terry is a member of the Platform Art Board of Directors.
He is currently the President of the NAACP, Lakeland Branch and services on the Polk Vision Mentorship Leadership team.

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VICTORIA LOWE

In addition to serving as a member of the Platform Art Board, Victoria is currently touring a 40-year working retrospective of her paintings at museums in the south and midwest.  

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DR. SALLI STONE

Dr. Sallie Stone is the Founder and CEO of The Well, a public/private partnership with the City of Lakeland’s Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA). She is honored to serve as a member of the Platform Art Board.

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ANNA HARRELL

Anna is currently studying Journalism and Art at the University of Florida. She serves as a Platform Art team member.

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