Board of Directors

Chairperson: Danney Dailey  

Danney Dailey works as the Coordinator of AIG and Fine Arts For Franklin County Schools.  He has lived in the Franklin County area since 1989.  Upon graduation from Bunn High School in 1992, he attended Louisburg College, North Carolina Wesleyan College and an Elementary Education Major, & East Carolina University receiving a Master's Degree in Reading Education. His artistic passions are music, drawing, photography, and writing, especially poetry.  Prior to serving as the Franklin County Arts Council Chairperson, he was the Franklin County Arts Council Board Secretary and Franklin County Arts Council Gallery Volunteer.

Vice-Chair: Vacant

Treasurer: Linda Carlisle 

Secretary: Rose Cushing  

Rose Cushing grew up in New Bern, NC and currently resides in Middlesex, NC. A love for Horses began with a pony as a child. Riding and loving horses led to a career in the horse industry. In 2011 she published Carolina Hoofbeats, NC's first monthly publication devoted to NC Horses , horsemen and women.

In 2012 Rose pioneered the first weekly television series about the NC horse industry, Carolina Hoofbeats TV. The series aired on CW22 out of Raleigh as well as 9 other NC networks reaching 4 million viewers!

In 2015 Rose expanded the magazine by purchasing Southeast Equine magazine and combining publications into Southeast Hoofbeats covering 7 southern states. Currently the publication has grown to cover the entire Southeast region.
In 2016 looking for new ways to grow and strengthen the industry Rose produced a new type of "horse show" showcasing talented equestrian performers, Horses Got Talent. "I wanted something to make spectators fall in love with horses," Cushing said. This show features equestrian vaulting, drill teams, liberty, free style and entertainment performances and is held in early December entertaining hundreds of spectators.

In 2017 Cushing added Everything Equine Expo, the largest equestrian expo in the Southeast!

Cushing's TV show, Carolina Hoofbeats TV grew to streaming nationwide and in 42 countries! Cushing Media began producing additional equestrian shows. One of those shows, From the Ground Up hosted by Jerry King won an Equus International Film Festival award for Best Series Western!

In 2018 Hurricane Florence devastated our state. Cushing was deeply involved in hurricane relief. Through this experience she realized people didn't "feel the severity of this disasters effects on our equine community." Cushing Media filmed a documentary, A Flood of Emotion which won her 2nd Equus Film Festival award! Cushing Media Foundation was born as a charitable arm of her companies to work on education, resources, and planning for disasters as well as growth of our equine industry. From the Ground Up also won their 2nd Equus award under her direction!

Cushing has served on the Executive Board of
the NC Horse Council since 2012. She also serves as Farm Bureau's Nash County Equine Representative. She has served on the SC Horse Council's Marketing Committee, and various equine related projects.


Board Members at Large:

Mary Rose Joyner 
Executive Coordinator: Ellen Queen 

Ellen Queen retired from AT&T and is the owner of Ellen Queen Photography. She attended Rocky Mountain School of Photography in Missoula Montana before becoming a professional photographer. Ellen specializes in “Fine Art Portraiture” creating photographic heirlooms of life events.

After retiring from AT&T Ellen returned to Franklin County and became active in the Franklin County Arts Council where she served as a member of the Board and Board Chairperson before accepting the position of Executive Coordinator in June 2018.


Board Meetings 2019

Third Thursday in February, April, June, August, October, and December

Time: from 5:30pm to 6:30pm

The board meetings will be at The Gallery On Main 

     118 B North Main St., Louisburg NC 27549 

General Meeting - November 21, 2019


Contact Franklin County Art Council Executive Coordinator, Ellen Queen at 919-497-6910 or email

Gallery On Main:
Address: 118 B North Main St., Louisburg NC 27549

Thursday: 12:30pm to 5:00pm
Friday: 12:30pm to 5:00pm
Third Friday only: 4:00pm to 8:00pm (April - October)
Saturday: 11:00am to 5:00pm