Kerry attended Massachusetts College of Art where she studied Studio for Interrelated Media under Donald Burgy and Dana Moser. Discovering new mediums and expanding her skills in foundry and photography, through Haystack Mountain School of Arts and Crafts, she subsequently joined the Iron Guild, a group of Mass Art alum using the foundry process for performance. The Iron Guild, which includes founding members Josh and Lauren Dow of the Green Foundry, Laurie Carman, Nathan Cantrell, Aaron Legg, Dave Cole, and Glen Campbell of Campbell Plaster & Iron as well as other notable participating members, collaborate in creating theatrical performances using molten metal for spectacle.
Exploring and working with new materials & mediums kerry has developed a passion for experimentation and process while discovering it is the process that she enjoys more often than the end result.
Kerry Quade’s diverse resume and skill set is enhanced by her adventurous spirit and lifestyle. kQ leads a team of artists in creating site specific installations, public space activations, and unique event experiences in NYC & beyond. . During her time in NYC she has worked for notable event decor firms led by Rori Pierpont, Dorothy Pfeiffer, Preston Bailey, Philp Baloun, David Beahm, David Stark & Avi Adler, and others until 2000 when she put her roots down in Park Slope, Brooklyn starting her own design studio. kerry Quade creative has evolved from being a leader in floral decor & design to blending event production with her arctic foundation resulting in a multidisciplinary experience & activation team executing interesting and edgy experiences for corporate & non profit clients.
The scope of events has ranged from elegant weddings, intimate dinner parties & holiday installations to corporate & tasting events, most notably Celebrate Brooklyn! Opening Night Gala, Taste of Red Hook, Brooklyn Botanic Garden Gala, City Center DC groundbreaking & Fall Bash, Brooklyn District 38 Councilmember Carlos Menchaca’s Inauguration & a property launch event at Yacht Haven Grande in St. Thomas, USVI. #teamQUADE takes on an event and creates an experience!
Kerry’s passion for community and civic duty is a cornerstone not only of the company but in her everyday life. She lends her expertise as a Fundraising Consultant working with organizations to create and implement effective short and long term strategies to develop donor relationships as well as achieve fundraising goals through technology, social media, event activations and experiences both onsite and virtually. She has served as a trustee on a local civic council, volunteered on political campaigns and has lent her time and expertise to youth & arts organizations successfully friend & fund- raising.
Her nomadic lifestyle has lately found her on the Appalachian Trail, on a farm in Woodstock, NY, in remote areas of Alaska, and around New England. You may find her on the runners of a dog sled, the deck of a boat, sauntering a wooded trail or finding a new favorite off the beaten path place to dine… follow along to see what adventure is next!
adventure ON! xokQ.