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Parsons-Bruce Art Association welcomes new board members | Company

Parsons-Bruce Art Association recently gained three new board members, Tracey Teagan, Sallie Wade Adams and Lindsey Covington Ryan.

Teagan earned his BA in English from Boston University and his Masters of Public Administration from Suffolk University in Boston, Massachusetts.

Teagan worked as an auditor in the Boston Regional Office of the US General Accountability Office before getting married and moving to Florida. She then embarked on a career spanning more than 20 years with social service agencies.

She retired from the local Halifax County Department of Social Services in October 2021 and now spends her time drawing, painting, playing with her two grandchildren and enjoying long lunches with friends.

Teagan will lead a children’s summer art camp for the Parsons-Bruce Art Association in partnership with The Prizery. “Adventures in Art” is scheduled for July 18-21 for children ages 7-12. More information and registration available online at

Sallie Wade Adams is a Halifax County native and a graduate of Mary Washington College with a bachelor’s degree in economics and psychology and a master’s degree in economics from Vanderbilt University.

She then attended the internationally renowned Le Cordon Bleu culinary arts school in London, England and specialized in French haute cuisine.

Adams currently oversaw the restoration of a historic family home, Dewberry Hill, achieving dual Virginia and National Historic Register status.

She is a board member of Southside Virginia Community College in Keysville and now a board member of the Parsons Bruce Art Association, joining Susan Stanley as co-chair of the social committee.

Lindsey Covington Ryan is also from Halifax County. She studied at UNC-Chapel Hill where she obtained a BA in painting and printmaking, then at VCU where she obtained a BFA in interior design.

Ryan spent 20 years working as an interior designer with architects and design firms throughout Virginia.

She has spent over 20 years teaching art in Charlottesville city schools and four years at the college level teaching design and art.

Ryan returned to Halifax County during her retirement. She enjoys painting, gardening, reading and working with various community organizations.

Joining Betty Caldwell, Ryan provides excellent expertise to the Parsons-Bruce Art Association’s Art Exhibitions Committee.