OUR Executive Teams

Board Members

Patti Sevensma

President


Current term: 2018-2021  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.

Barbara March

2nd Vice President

Current term: 2020-2023

Provides insight and guidance to the executive board. Serves on committees as required. Two key areas of focus in her portfolio are the coordination of exhibition jurors and the development of jury guidelines and policies. 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. Two key areas of focus in her portfolio are the support of outbound communications in support of members,  events, and initiatives and the maintenance of the legal records 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.

Dr. Merle Plagge

Member at Large


Current term: 2018-2021  membership@iseaartexhibit.org

Provides insight and guidance to the executive board. Serves on committees as required. An area of focus in his portfolio is the support of members, and the management of membership data and technology implementations.

June Galaz

Member at Large


Current term: 2020-2023  iseaentry@iseaartexhibit.org

Provides insight and guidance to the executive board. Serves on committees as required. An area of focus in her portfolio is the management of exhibition submissions.

Velvet Rattelade

Ex-officio


Current term: 2020-2021

Provides counsel to the executive board.

Bea Pappas

Ex-officio


Current term: 2020-2021

Provides counsel to the executive board.

Committee Chairpersons

John Labots

Annual Exhibition Catalog


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

The committee is comprised of John Labots and Patti Sevensma.

Marylu Dykstra

Communications


Manages the quarterly newsletter development; writes communications as directed by the President; serves on the website committee; chairs the scholarship committee; supports the development of the annual catalog as requested; supports the development of the procedures manual; co-develops the annual schedule of events.

The committee is comprised of Marylu Dykstra.

Virginia Mouch

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, Patti Sevensma, Cherie Correll, Beth Bynum and Virginia Mouch.

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 and Dr. Merle Plagge.

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 new committee is tentatively comprised of Elaine Weiner-Reed, Mary-Jane Morris, Renee Kahn, Rick Rogers and Sara Madan.

Barbara March

Juries


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

The committee is comprised of Barbara March, Bea Pappas, and 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 Marylu Dykstra and Dr. Merle Plagge.

Joan Tarbell-Plato

Liaisons


Recruits, coordinates and supports local liaisons of ISEA. Manages brochure inventory and shipments to local liaisons.

The committee is comprised of Joan Tarbell-Plato and Patti Sevensma.

Dr. Merle Plagge

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 Dr. Merle Plagge.

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 Barbara March, Bea Pappas, Marylu Dykstra, Dr. Merle Plagge, and Patti Sevensma.

April Rimpo

Social Media (co-chair)

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 and Barbara March.

Barbara March

Social Media (co-chair)


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 and Barbara March.

Rick Rogers

Websites


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

The committee is comprised of Marylu Dykstra, Dr. Merle Plagge, Patti Sevensma and Rick Rogers.

Symposium Chairpersons

Mary-Lou MacDonald

2021 Symposium (committee representative)

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 Cherie Correll, Kimberly Gill, Marylu Dykstra, Mary-Lou MacDonald, Patti Sevensma and Philip Rice.

Cherie Correll

2021 Symposium (committee representative)


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 Cherie Correll, Kimberly Gill, Marylu Dykstra, Mary-Lou MacDonald, Patti Sevensma and Philip Rice.

Maureen Stenzel-Rogers

2022 Symposium (co-chair)


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, Maureen Stenzel-Rogers, Miles Constable, Rick Rogers, Teresa Friesen, and Yvonne DuBourdieu.

Rick Rogers

2022 Symposium (co-chair)


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, Maureen Stenzel-Rogers, Miles Constable, Rick Rogers, Teresa Friesen, and Yvonne DuBourdieu.

Bea Pappas

2023 Symposium (co-chair)


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 Bea Pappas and Deborah Butler.

Deborah Butler

2023 Symposium (co-chair)


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 Bea Pappas and Deborah Butler.

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