Committees

Board committees provide a strong financial and organizational structure for Gualala Arts. Any interested members may join any committee. Call 707-884-1138.

The Exhibit Committee, chaired by Anne Vernon, is responsible for selecting and scheduling art exhibits for Gualala Arts venues, including the Burnett Gallery and the Jacob Foyer. Proposals must be received by March 31 and artists will be notified by April 30 for exhibits in the following calendar year. The Committee members include  Anne Vernon, Doric Jemison-Ball, Ling-Yen Jones, Bruce Jones, Sandy Scott, DeAnne Tyler and David “Sus” Susalla. Please feel free to contact the Committee with ideas and questions about current and future art exhibits at Gualala Arts.

The Membership Committee, co-chaired by president Stoughton and executive director Susalla, keeps records of membership, determines membership categories, secures members during Art in the Redwoods Festival, and promotes membership in support of the Arts.

The Scholarship Committee, chaired by Nancy Kyle, is responsible for selecting recipients for the approximately $5,000 in scholarships that Gualala Arts offers each year. They send applications to local high schools, review applications, interview applicants and make recommendations to the Board. Scholarship funds are generated annually by selling raffle tickets for a quilt donated by the Pacific Piecemakers Quilt Guild.

The Finance Committee, chaired by Rich Schimbor, meets the third Wednesday every month. They track expenditures and income in relation to budget, make investment recommendations, plan for the financial solvency of Gualala Arts, and explore ways and means of increasing income.

The Fund Development Committee is co-chaired by president Stoughton and executive director Susalla. Meetings are held intermittently with an endeavor to establish substantial funding to secure future sustainability of the Arts Center.

The Policy Committee, chaired by president, meets as policy needs arise. They document policy for activity and affiliate groups, staff, maintenance and operations of the Arts Center. This documentation provides for the continued smooth operation of the center through future transition of staff and Board.

The Building Committee, chaired by Ben Klagenberg, meets each Tuesday mornings at 9 am. Members are involved in landscaping, classroom planning and building, maintenance, new building projects, and various odd jobs. With eleven acres of land, a building to complete and maintain, and future building plans, there will always be a need for this committee. They make recommendations on capital improvements to the Board.