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President's Advisory Council

The individuals below have graciously agreed to join the President's Advisory Council, created in 2011.  Its purpose is to give SAQA's president and executive director an informal sounding-board of experts in various fields, whenever questions arise that pertain to their areas of expertise.  We are very grateful for their interest in SAQA.

Council Members:

Ulysses Grant Dietz, Chief Curator and Curator of Decorative Arts, Newark Museum, Newark, New Jersey

Ralph James
, Executive Director of External Relations, Harvard Business School; Boston, Massachusetts

Marsha MacDowell, Curator of Folk Arts, Michigan State University; Museum Professor, Department of Art and Art History

   Niloo Paydar, Curator of Textile and Fashion Arts, Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, Indiana

Luana Rubin, President and co-owner of; Boulder, Colorado

Shelly Zegart, Producer of the documentary "Why Quilts Matter: History, Art & Politics"; Co-founder Alliance for American Quilts, Co-founder Kentucky Quilt Project; Louisville, Kentucky

Dr. Alice M. Zrebiec, curatorial consultant