ISEA Leadership

Slate of Officers for 2016 
Patti Sevensma
PRESIDENT

As President of ISEA my responsibility is to provide leadership and direction for our membership.  I work with the board to provide quality exhibitions, symposiums and publications.



Merle Plagge
1ST VICE PRESIDENT (COMMUNICATIONS/MEMBERSHIP)

The 1st Vice President IS THE LEGAL REGISTERED AGENT FOR THE ISEA CORPORATION, collects postal mail, email and voice mail and disperses those communications to the appropriate board members. Responsibilities include sending letters, invitations and dues reminders to ISEA members WHO HAVE NO ELECTRONIC MEANS OF COMMUNICATION and answering questions for the membership as they arise.  



Helga Flower
2nd VICE PRESIDENT (PUBLICITY)


The 2nd Vice President is responsible for the publicity and public relations of the society. The 2nd VP submits the International Exhibition “Call for Entries” to national magazines and oversees distribution of flyers for the Annual Symposium.





 Jessica Kovan

 3rd VICE PRESIDENT (COMMUNICATIONS)
  Liz WalkerAssistant Editor 

 The Newsletter Chairperson gathers the ISEA  current events, photos, awards and articles for  publication three or four times a year. Duties include  design and layout of the on-line newsletter plus editing  material, correcting copy and preparing the content for black-and-white  printing and mailing. The editor interfaces with the printing company  and the mailing house if this is desired.  As FaceBook Chair information  is posted 3 times per week.  It includes artwork from exhibits, state and  country liaison information.



Bea Pappas
4th VICE PRESIDENT 
(SITE ACQUISITION AND EXHIBITIONS)

The primary responsibility of the 4th VP is to research and secure future exhibition and symposiums locations.




Donna Engstrom 
5th VICE PRESIDENT
WEBSITE & TECHNOLOGY

The Website Chairperson helps with keeping our website updated, posts information needed for entering exhibits, helps generate Newsletters to be sent via email, and sets up links to paypal,                  Cafe', etc. as needed.


Velvet Rattelade

TREASURER

The Treasurer assists the President in preparing a budget, receives and records revenue, pays Board-approved bills, reports monthly financial activity, prepares a year-end report and submits records for audit and tax preparation.


Deborah Butler
RECORDING SECRETARY

The Recording Secretary is to be present at each Board meeting to record the minutes and send them in a timely manner to all Board Members and regional reps. In addition, the secretary retains a copy of the by-laws at the meeting and is familiar enough with them to serve as an advisor to the Board when actions seem to be in conflict. The secretary updates the Nominating Committee handbook annually.

June Galaz

CHAIRPERSON – INTAKE OF ART FOR ONLINE MEMBERS ONLY & ANNUAL JURIED EXHIBITIONS

The Intake Chairperson processes and records all entries for the Annual Exhibition and the All-Member Exhibition. 



        


Mary Ann Beckwith
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

The Executive Director is an advisor to the board members. She assists the board with questions and concerns regarding exhibits, venues, and recommending jurors.  The board can also refer to her expertise in finding candidates.   Finally, she can offer assistance to the board in setting up workshops and demos given during our symposiums.


EXHIBITION COMMITTEE
CHAIRPERSON 2016: Patti Sevensma & Velvet Rattelade
Committee:  Armor Keller, Irene Bartz, Christina Casterini, Diane Cannon, Isabella Pizzano, Ann Breinig, & Gay Billich


This Committee plans all parts of the Annual Symposium including making all arrangements for hotels, facilities, Annual Members Award Dinner, Receptions, Classes, Demonstrations, Registrations, etc.  They are available on site throughout the Symposium.

CATALOG/PUBLICATIONS COMMITTEE
CHAIRPERSON 2016: Patti Sevensma (Acting Chair)
CO-CHAIRS: Kendra Postma, Kim Gill, Debra Shaffer, Carol Laurn

GRAPHIC DESIGN:  Laura Meekhof    PRINTING:  Gilson Graphics


The committee oversees printed communications to the public and the membership (excluding Newsletter). They obtain competitive bids for printing and oversee the completion of these documents. This committee coordinates with Membership/Communications Director to distribute printed material.

SPONSORSHIP OF AWARDS COMMITTEE - VOLUNTEER NEEDED
CHAIRPERSON 2016: Patti Sevensma

Committee:  Rory Schallhorn

This committee acquires the awards for the Annual Exhibition, assists the awards juror when selecting the award paintings, ships awards to winning artists unable to attend presentation, and sends exhibition catalog and thank-you letters to all donors.

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