OUR COMMITTEES - Our Focus - Our Passion

 

These committees consist of volunteer members who serve under the guidance of the President of the Board, Leah Kiser.

 

 

Activities Committee: The focus of the Activities Committee is to plan and develop ideas for activities that benefit and enrich the artists’ experience with art. Whether organizing exciting field trips, planning educational opportunities for adults and children, or engaging interesting speakers for monthly meetings, the Activities Committee puts it all together, ensuring a varied and lively art learning culture for Casa Grande.

 

  Committee Members:

  • Gayle Lewis
  • Lavern Thorpe
  • Marie Butler

 

Studio Tour Committee: The CGAA is proud to host its own Studio Tour twice a year in both the spring and the fall. The Studio Tour Committee works hard planning the event, securing studio sites, organizing additional artist vendors, developing signage and posters, and promoting the event, to name a few of its responsibilities. The committee is always looking for artists to participate in this juried show that showcases the scope of talent to be found in the Casa Grande community. This event remains free to the public.

 

  Committee Members:

  • Cindy Patterson
  • Leah Kiser
  • Terry O’Conner
  • Patti Kramer
  • Jewel Knapp

 

Community Outreach Committee: Because CGAA is committed to making art available to all, it has a dedicated interest in reaching out to the community. This committee is responsible for partnering with other organizations such as the Casa Grande Art Museum, Casa Grande Mainstreet, and the Arts and Humanities Commission to raise funds for programs that bring art to the community. Other commitments include youth mentoring programs to develop learning for young artists and scholarship programs to promote learning about the arts at higher levels.

 

  Committee Members:

  • Lisa Swanson
  • Mark White

 

Museum Coordination Committee: The purpose of the Museum Coordination Committee is to form a strong partnership with the Casa Grande Art Museum with the goal of raising funds to both plan and carry out beautification projects, and assist with other projects the Museum may need help with. The CGAA recognizes the historic relevance of the Casa Grande Art Museum and works hard to nurture the preservation of this piece of Casa Grande’s backstory.

 

  Committee Members:

  • Stan Balka
  • Bob Spille
  • Marie Butler
  • Leah Kiser
  • Lynn Swanson
  • Lisa Swanson
  • Diane Wehr
  • Patti Kramer
  • Cindy Patterson
  • Larry Patterson

 

Marketing Committee: The Marketing Committee concentrates its efforts on promoting the CGAA to the community at large. Whether proposing designs, getting price quotes, or developing marketing materials such as nametags and business cards, this committee focuses on developing and promoting the ‘face’ of CGAA and art for the benefit of the community.

 

  Committee Members:

  • Jarrod Iverson
  • Terry O’Connor

 

Social Media Committee: The Association recognizes that the use of social media has so permeated our culture that using it as a promotion tool is fundamental to its success. The Social Media Committee works to promote the activities, events, and artists’ work through the use of Facebook, other social media venues, and the CGAA website. The hard work of the artist committee members has yielded a user friendly website that invites the visitor to explore what is happening in the arts in Casa Grande.

 

  Committee Members:

  • Cindy Patterson
  • Edna Harris