Executive Director / Lexo në shqip
Originally from the Washington, D.C. area, Jacqueline ("Xhaklina") earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts in painting and art history from James Madison University. Her experience includes being an interactive designer with the Smithsonian Institution's Freer and Sackler Galleries and with the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum. After leaving the field of design, she opened her art studio in Raleigh --- SignificantForm Studio. As a working artist, she exhibited in many juried and solo shows. Her work has won awards and are held in private collections. She continues to pursue painting while investing in the local arts community in Mitrovica.
Before becoming the executive director of KAE, Jacqueline was involved with arts education. While in the U.S., she was a touring docent for the North Carolina Museum of Art. After moving to Mitrovica, she taught art at the Kosovo Leadership Academy.
She is also a painter and has her own studio SignificantFormStudio.com.
Receiving her bachelor's degree from International Business College Mitrovica, Adelina joined the KAE Gallery team with a love for art and the administrative skills to keep things organized. Her travels to Vienna and summer long employment previously in Germany solidified her as staff member who speaks German fluently. In addition to German, Adelina is a capable translator with the English language. Adelina wears many hats at the Gallery managing exhibiting artists, reconciling much of the finances to creatively putting together an opening reception's menu and decor. Adelina is also responsible for making sure the KAE Gallery serves the best iced-coffee in the city of Mitrovica!
Besa is a senior at the Kosovo Leadership Academy. Working at the gallery as an intern for almost a year, helped her understand what it means to have responsibilities over her job. The experience that she had at the KAE gallery prepared her for the next job which she had during the summer of 2018. Even though she’s not a person who likes drawing or painting, she says that the art that enters the KAE gallery amazes her. She just LOVES serving people and the community. Her passion is to help EVERYONE inside and outside Kosovo. She feels joy when she makes someone happy.
Artists Critique Session Facilitator
KAE City Tour Guide
Rilind Sadiku earned his Bachelors in Architecture from the University for Business and Technology (UBT). As an avid photographer, his involvement at the KAE Gallery includes participating in exhibitions and artists critiques. Using his passion for photography and traveling, Rilind volunteers at the gallery as the facilitator for the Artists Critique Sessions every second Saturday of the month. His easy laugh and generous spirit welcomes artists to come and experience the gallery as a place of their own. In addition to that, he is also the tour guide for the Gallery's City Walking Tours. These tours have been popular with visiting Americans as they learn about the history and architecture of the city of Mitrovica.
A senior at the Kosovo Leadership Academy, Agnesa is proficient in communicating in English. Her eagerness to help and learn makes her a delightful asset at the Gallery.