CGAA COMMITTEES - Our Focus - Our Passion
Get more involved in CGAA by joining a committee. Meet new people, express your ideas, and help keep CGAA an active, interesting, and informative art association. We are always looking for fresh, new ideas and new energies and we invite you to join one or more committees.
Committees consist of volunteer CGAA supporters, serving under the guidance of the President of the Board. Coordination of committees are by Vice President of the Board. If you are interested in volunteering to be on a committee, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
- Leah Kiser - Chair
- Theresa Pritchard - Chair
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.
- Mark White - Chair
Holiday ART Market at Museum
The Casa Grande Art Museum has offered to let CGAA use the Art Museum between Thanksgiving and Christmas to house an indoor market place. The museum will be open during regular business hours, but instead of an exhibition, there will be artists in booths displaying their work for sale. The art museum will NOT charge us to use the space and will NOT collect a commission on the sales. We are looking for more volunteers who live in CG year round to help organize the event. So far we have:
- Sandra Jaech - Chair
Marketing & Social Media Committee: The Marketing Committee concentrates its efforts on promoting the CGAA to the community at large through development of marketing materials. Whether through photography, 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.
- Cindy Patterson - Facebook
- Patti Kramer - Website
- Kimberley Jewell - Name Tags
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.
- Marie Butler - Chair
- Jean Erickson - Docents
Studio Tour Committee: The CGAA is proud to host its own Studio Tour the 1st weekend in March. 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.
- Cindy Patterson - Chair
YARTSY "The Artsy Yard Tour" Committee: This committee organizes a garden tour as a fundraiser for CGAA. The tour allows patrons to get creatively inspired as they tour six unique and artistic yards for the day. The committee hunts for unique yards, corresponds with homeowners, recruits sponsors and volunteers, and markets the event. The first YARTSY was held in March of 2019 and the proceeds were donated to Casa Grande Art Museum.
- Patti Kramer - Chair