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 members, serving under the guidance of the President of the Board (currently Leah Kiser). Coordination of committees are by Vice President of the Board (currently Jarrod Iversen). If you are interested in becoming a member of a committee, please contact one of them or email casagrandeartassociation@gmail.com. 

 

 

 

 

COMMITTEES

 

 

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:

  • Susan Shivers
  • Robbie Parrott

 

 

 

Art @ the Airport Committee: The aim of this committee is to plan, develop ideas and facilitate art shows for the art gallery located inside the Casa Grande Municipal Airport. Our goal is to create opportunities for artists to show their artwork and to cultivate artistic experiences that benefit and enrich the lives of those visiting and living in our community. This committee is also responsible for partnering with the City of Cas aGrand eMunicipal Airport in promothing awareness of the airport and their support in the community and the arts. 

 

  Committee Members:

  • Lisa Swanson
  • Ellen Koehn
  • Susan Shivers
  • Theresa Pritchard

 

 

 

Christmas Market at Museum 

In need of more volunteers!

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: 

 

Committee Members:

  • Sandra Jaech
  • Edna Harris
  • Linda Irvin 
  • Lynn Swanson
  • Marge Jantz

 

 

 

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 Member:
  •   Mark White
 
 
 

Marketing 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.  

 

Committee Members:

  • Leah Kiser
  • Kimberley Jewell
  • Terry O’Connor
  • Jim Parkin

 

 

 

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:

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

 

 

 

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:

  • Patti Kramer
  • Cindy Patterson
  • Edna Harris

 

 

 

Studio Tour Committee: The CGAA is proud to host its own Studio Tour each spring. 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
  • Mark White
  • Joyce Martin
  • Robbie Parrott

 

 

 

YARTSY "The Artsy Yard Tour" Committee: This committee organizes a biannual garden tour as a fundraiser, where proceeds are donated to an art-related nonprofit organization. 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. 

 

 

Committee Members:

  • Patti Kramer
  • Kathy Givre
  • Lynn Swanson
  • LaVerne Thorpe