About the HSAC

About the Holly Springs Arts Council

Our Mission:Staging the Hanging

The Holly Springs Arts Council (HSAC) is dedicated to enriching the overall vitality of arts and fostering the creative spirit in the Holly Springs community.

Accessibility Information:

The HSAC is committed to provide equal access to programs and activities for all of our patrons. We will work to include children with disabilities and will make every reasonable attempt to provide support to those who may need some assistance to be included in all appropriate programs.

Please contact us to register for programs as early as possible, to ensure we have at least two (2) or more weeks of planning time to develop appropriate accommodations, hire staff, and find out more about the individual.

To discuss accommodations, to explore if a program is appropriate, or to register early to ensure we have time to develop accommodations, email info@hollyspringsartscouncil.org at your earliest convenience.

Our History:IMG_4340-300x225

In the history of Holly Springs, the HSAC has been established for temporary periods in club-like group formats. The current establishment of the HSAC is different, however, as it will stay a permanent part of Holly Springs with your help and support.

To ensure the HSAC will remain an integral part of Holly Springs, the HSAC is starting its foundation as a true non-profit organization, with 501(c)3 recognition, under the laws of the Internal Revenue Service and the State of North Carolina. All donations are tax deductible. This certification was granted June 2013.

The HSAC is also being governed by a diversely talented group of board members, each of whom bring unique perspectives and experiences to the table.

Board Members:

Brenda Priest - President

Brenda Priest President

As a business owner, wife and mom, Brenda Priest, manages a lot while achieving a work-life balance. Her educational background focused on Interior Design and Illustration, but you may know her best from her illustration business, yourdoorandmore.com, Brenda has the leadership skills and entrepreneurial background necessary to promote the growth of the HSAC.  She has lived in Holly Springs since 1998.

Stacy Loncher


After briefly living in this area 21 years ago, Stacy and her husband finally made their way back to North Carolina in 2015. Stacy is a published writer who has spent many years volunteering on the Parent Teacher Organization at her children’s school, as secretary, treasurer and president. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree and was formerly the Director of Education at a private school. Stacy’s creativity also shines through creating jewelry, writing short stories, and occasionally poetry. She has two children, a daughter attending college in Ohio and a son at Holly Springs High School.
Jayna Huffines - Educational Liaison

Jayna Huffines Educational Liaison Vice President


Wake County Visual Art Teacher, Jayna Huffines, NBCT, serves on the board as education liaison while currently teaching art classes at Holly Springs High School. Acrylic painter, wife and mom, Jayna graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Art Education K-12 from Appalachian State University. Jayna shares her love of painting by offering painting lessons to members of the community after school and paints commissioned portraits of pets and people. Jayna and her family have lived in Holly Springs since 2005.

Deanna Lister


Deanna has lived in Holly Springs for the past 18 years. She earned her Associates degree at Wake Tech Community College in the Accounting Program. She has been a tax preparer for the past 8 years along with various bookkeeping positions. Although Deanna does not have an artistic bone in her body she is crafty in other ways. In her free time she enjoys knitting, crocheting, sewing, gardening, bicycling and swimming.

Ken Hallatt

Board Member

Ken, along with his wife and two daughters, has lived in the triangle area since 2003. He is recently retired from as the Head of Health, Safety and Environment for Seqiris ( formerly Novartis), located in Holly Springs. He is also a bonsai artist, educator and the owner of Carolina Bonsai — providing materials, supplies and instruction to promote the growing art of bonsai. He is also the past President of the Triangle Bonsai Society. Ken spends much of his free time exploring and promoting the arts with interests in both two and three dimensional art forms. Whenever a quiet moment presents itself, Ken also enjoys the art and pleasures of fly fishing.


LeeAnn Plumer   Board Member

A resident of Holly Springs since 2012, LeeAnn Plumer and her husband, Joe and son, Daniel relocated from Annapolis, Maryland where she served as the Director of the Recreation and Parks Department.  In Annapolis, LeeAnn was a founding member of the Art in Public Places Commission.    Currently Ms. Plumer works for the Town of Cary but is very active in Holly Springs as a member of the Rotary Club, a HS Recreation Advisory Board and President of her neighborhood swim team.  LeeAnn looks forward to supporting the Arts in Holly Springs.

Jessica Yee

Board Member

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