OUR Executive Teams

Board Members

Patti Sevensma

President


Current term: 2021 - 2024  president@iseaartexhibit.org

Leads the executive board. Leads the execution of key strategic initiatives, including the annual budget and the annual schedule of events. Serves on committees as required. Another key area of focus in her portfolio is the long-term strategy of the organization.

Rick Rogers

1st Vice President


Current term: 2019 - 2022

Provides insight and guidance to the executive board. Serves on committees as required. Two key areas of focus in his portfolio are the engagement of a broader audience of international members and supporting technology implementations. Acts as President in the absence of the President.

June Galaz

2nd Vice President

Current term: 2020 - 2023  iseaentry@iseaartexhibit.org 

Provides insight and guidance to the executive board. An area of focus in her portfolio is the management of exhibition submissions. Acts as President in the absence of the President and 1st Vice President.

Marylu Dykstra

Secretary


Current term: 2019 - 2022

Provides insight and guidance to the executive board. Serves on committees as required. Records minutes at the monthly board meetings and annual membership meetings. Additional support is provided for outbound communications for members, events, and initiatives of the organization.

Kimberly Gill

Treasurer


Current term: 2020 - 2023  financialquestions@iseaartexhibit.org

Provides insight and guidance to the executive board. Serves on committees as required. Supervises the preparation of budgets, financial statements and related reports, ensuring that the Board receives the financial information necessary for sound decision-making.  Supports the establishment of key strategic initiatives.

Vacant

Member at Large


Current term: 2021 - 2024

Provides insight and guidance to the executive board. Areas of focus in her portfolio are legal issues, contracts, and maintenance of the legal records of the organization. Serves on committees as required.

Dr. Merle Plagge

Ex-officio


Current term: 2021 - 2022

Provides insight and guidance to the executive board based on his many years of dedicated volunteerism within ISEA.

Committee Chairpersons

Marylu Dykstra and Kimberly Gill

Art Innovation Talks


Manages the planning, communication, execution, and broadcast of Art Innovation Talks on Zoom and YouTube.

The committee is comprised of April Rimpo, Debra Shaffer, Haley Joseph, Jenni Bateman, Judy Weiss, Kimberly Gill, LIz Walker, Marylu Dykstra, Patti Sevensma and Renee Kahn.

John Labots

Annual Exhibition Catalog


Manages the production and distribution of the annual exhibition catalog. Works with the executive board to engage graphic artists, proofreaders, and printers. Develops catalog content and obtains information about invited and award-winning artists and artworks.

The committee is comprised of John Labots and Patti Sevensma.

Marylu Dykstra

Communications


Writes communications as directed by the President. Supports the development of the procedures manual and co-develops the annual schedule of events. The committee manages the quarterly newsletter edited by Mary-Jane Morris.

The committee is comprised of Marylu Dykstra and Mary-Jane Morris.

Patti Sevensma and Kimberly Gill

Development - Awards, and Sponsors


Communicates with potential sponsors and donors each year regarding their participation. Maintains contact information for all potential sponsors and donors. Ensures sponsors and donors are thanked and benefits are provided as promised.

The committee is comprised of Kimberly Gill and Patti Sevensma.

June Galaz

Exhibition Intake


Manages the intake, organization, and publication of online exhibitions as well as the submissions for the Annual International Open Juried Exhibition. Communicates with artists in support of their submissions.

The committee is comprised of June Galaz, Patti Sevensma, Renee Kahn, Steven Purtee and Alisa Clark.

iseaentry@iseaartexhibit.org

Moderating Team

Experimental Artists International Group


Collectively administers and moderates the "Experimental Artists: An International Community" group on Facebook. Leads the growth and stewardship of this community of experimental artists and experimental art enthusiasts, which provides a supportive, collaborative environment of fellowship.

The moderating team is comprised of Elaine Weiner-Reed, Laura Whitesides Host, Liz Walker, Rick Rogers, and Ruth Armitage.

Rick Rogers

International Engagement


Pursues new initiatives to increase the engagement of international artists in fellowship, learning opportunities, exhibitions, and membership. Identifies barriers to engagement and develops methods to break those barriers in an equitable way.

The committee is tentatively comprised of Dilys Jackson, Jude Anogwih, Mary-Jane Morris, Patti Sevensma, Renee Kahn, Rick Rogers, and Sandra Hansen.

Vacant

Juries


Manages the recruitment, development, selection, and coordination of exhibition jurors and the development of jury guidelines and policies.

The committee is comprised of Patti Sevensma. 

Marylu Dykstra

Legal


Keeps safe Corporate legal documents: Bylaws, Articles of Incorporation, Book of Resolutions, Operating Procedures Manual, and Book of Minutes. Files annual Secretary of State report for operational authority in the State of Michigan. Creates additional resolutions and policies for approval by the executive board.

The committee is comprised of Anne Dalton, Marylu Dykstra and Velvet Rattelade.

Kimberly Gill

Membership


Provides guidance and support to members with questions or concerns about their membership. Supports the maintenance of the member database.

The committee is comprised of Kimberly Gill and Rick Rogers.

membership@iseaartexhibit.org

Marylu Dykstra

Scholarships

Reviews and juries the annual members-only scholarship essays and awards a winner.  Communicates with the scholarship winner to ensure information is included in the newsletter, website, and social media.

The committee is comprised of Elaine Weiner-Reed, Liz Lystra, Marylu Dykstra and Velvet Rattelade.

scholarship@iseaartexhibit.org

April Rimpo

Social Media

Posts images of ISEA exhibited works daily on social media (Instagram, Facebook) along with announcements, events, key dates and reminders.

The committee is comprised of April Rimpo.

socialmedia@iseaartexhibit.org

Rick Rogers

Websites


Maintains the subscriptions and configurations of sites, domains and web services (e.g. email, membership management, exhibition display, registration, social media). Supports the maintenance of content on some of these technology resources.

The committee is comprised of Cindy Brown, Marylu Dykstra, Patti Sevensma and Rick Rogers.

support@iseaartexhibit.org

Symposium Chairpersons

Rick Rogers

2022 Symposium


Manages the design and development of the annual symposium through planning, branding, scheduling, acquisitions of sites, and recruitment of presenters, educators, and sponsors. Works with the executive board to execute agreements and achieve strategic goals.

The committee is comprised of Connie Osgood, Deann Stein-Hasinoff, Johanne Yakula, Judy Weiss, Karen Cummings, Rick Rogers,  and Yvonne DuBourdieu. There are several subcommittees that include additional volunteers: John Labots, Karen McCallum, Kim Gill, Krystyna Laycraft, Marian Thompson, Maureen Stenzel-Rogers, Patti Sevensma. And there have been exellent contributions from volunteers that have had to resign from this committee as well: Lisa Liusz, Miles Constable and Treesa Friesen.

Deborah Butler

2023 Symposium


Manages the design and development of the annual symposium through planning, branding, scheduling, acquisitions of sites, and recruitment of presenters, educators, and sponsors. Works with the executive board to execute agreements and achieve strategic goals.

The committee is comprised of Deborah Butler, Anne Dalton, Theresa Schober, Muffy Clark Gill, Renee Kahn, Joanna Coke, Nancy Hagood, Julie Olander, Linda Vroegindewey, Anne Morgan, Yang Li, Diane Schmidt, Patti Sevensma, Advisor

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