Volunteers are the lifeblood of SAQA. This is very much a hands-on, member-driven organization. SAQA both appreciates and depends on each volunteer to be able to offer the breadth and depth of programming available. 

We have lots of volunteer opportunities. Some examples include:

  • Serving on a SAQA Committee
  • Participating in Regional Activities
  • Working at the SAQA Booth at an event near you
  • Developing content for our communication channels

If you are interested in volunteering for SAQA (or need a volunteer for your SAQA event or committee), please email volunteer@saqa.com

Current Committees

Development Committee:
Lilo Bowman (Chair), Mel Beach, Deborah Boschert, Holly Brackman, Janet Darcher, Taylor Freeman, Linda Syverson Guild, Kathy Johnson, Candice Phelan, Martha Sielman, Maggie Vanderweit

Education Committee:
Kathryn Davy (Co-Chair), June Robertson (Co-Chair), Elizabeth Berger, Susan Callahan, Vicki Conley, Carolyn Ducey, Julia Graves, Ann Johnston, Robin Jones, Jeanne Marklin, Lynne Seaman, Sheara Seigal, Sue Polansky, Jennifer Solon, Kathy Suprenant, Libby Williamson, Deb Zelenak

Executive Committee:
Mel Beach (President), Dolores Miller (Vice President), Shannon Conley (Vice President), Gwyned Trefethen (Treasurer), Claire Passmore (Acting Secretary)

Exhibitions Committee:
Gul Laporte (Co-Chair), Claire Passmore (Co-Chair), Betty Busby, Petra Fallaux, Joyce Ferrie, Patricia Kennedy-Zafred, Cynthia Levis, Fuzzy Mall, Kestrel Michaud, Bill Reker, Lisa Flowers Ross, Martha Sielman, Sarah Ann Smith, Jean Sredl

Finance Committee:
Gwyned Trefethen (Chair), Mel Beach, Helen Blumen, Shannon Conley, Tanya Cossett, Maura Grogan, Martha Sielman, Jennifer Solon, Jean Sredl

Juried Artist Program:
Juried Artist Member Representatives: Dorothy Raymond and Jayne Gaskins
Coordinator of Juried Artist mentoring program: Sherri Culver
Juried Artist Mentors: Alice Beasley, Nancy Bardach, and Regina Marzlin
Other Members: Donna Deaver, Robbie Eklow, Paula Kovarik, Susan Lapham, Isabelle Wiessler,

Nominating Committee:
Vivika DeNegre, Jayne Gaskins, Martha Sielman

Regional Grants Review Committee:
Annie Smith (Chair), Margaret Blank, Barbara Meilinger, Jennifer Solon, Desi Vaughn

Special Events Committee:
Joanne Misener (Chair), Mel Beach, Lilo Bowman, Jette Clover, Jackie Heupel, Carolyn Higgins, Angie Knowles, Diane Nunez, Sue Sherman, Jennifer Solon, Desi Vaughn, Zara Zannettino

Strategic Initiatives Working Group
Shannon Conley (Chair), Jette Clover, Jaimianne Jacobin, Katriina Flensburg, Denise Oyama Miller, Bethany Garner, Martha Sielman, Lucy Shaiken

Other Volunteers

Members-Only Facebook Group Moderators:
Terry Grant, Lisa White Reber, Judy Tucker

Regional Rep Facebook Group Moderators:
Mary Kay Fosnacht