Founder, Artistic Director
Jeannine Bardo is the founder and artistic director of Stand4 Gallery and Community Arts Center. Bardo is a Brooklyn born artist, curator and art educator. She received her BFA in illustration from the School of Visual Arts and completed both a Masters in Art Education and a Masters in Fine Arts from Brooklyn College. She is a multi-disciplinary artist with a focus on humanity’s connections to the natural world.
Bardo has contributed writings to galleryELL, was a participating artist and juror for 5th Avenue SAW before becoming a board member and was a mentor and contributing writer to ART21 Educators. She collaborated on a NYC Public Artwork titled Ark for the Arts with fellow artist Isabelle Garbani that focused on climate change and resiliency in the community of Red Hook, Brooklyn. Bardo was also Artistic Director, Co-founder and Curator of BioBAT Art Space from 2019 through 2021.
Director of Community Outreach
Elizabeth Polly is an art lover with many years of experience in sales and marketing. She is now putting that knowledge to use to help create an awareness of the creative arts in the Bay Ridge community.