Board | Advisors | Staff


 

In 2010 a non-profit, 501C-3 open membership organization called the Shemer Art Center & Museum Association, Inc., (SACAMA), took on the challenge of taking over from the City of Phoenix the daily operations and staffing of the Shemer Art Center.  The non-profit board and its staff were dedicated to growing the Shemer Art Center into a viable art center that would provide Arcadia and the City of Phoenix, as well as residents visiting or residing in the entire state of Arizona, a unique and inviting atmosphere to enjoy and learn about visual art through classes, workshops, lectures, exhibitions and events.

Today the SACAMA board of directors and the Shemer Art Center staff continue to dedicate themselves and their efforts to enriching the lives of Phoenix and Arizona residents by providing a “home for the arts” that showcases Arizona artists and nurtures creativity and imagination.

Board of Directors

Sandra Whyman, President (Retired Art & Curriculum Specialist)

        Andre Taylor, Vice President  (Realtor, Coldwell Banker)

Chris Orkild, Treasurer (Sr. Investment Strategist, Wells Fargo)

David Benton, Board Council  (Attorney, City of Peoria and Sims, Murray, Ltd.)

Betty Wagner, Board Member (Principal/Interior Designer, Wagner Partnership)

Goldthwaite H. Dorr, III, Board Member (Former Art Museum Director)

Dana Burkhardt, Board Member (Community Development Consultant, HUB Planning & Urban Design)

Christopher Meyers, Board Member (Attorney, Snell & Wilmer LLP)

Troy Zurawski, Board Member (President/CEO, Design Works Gaming)

Kate Hastings, Board Member (Owner, Kate Hastings & Associates)

 

Advisors

Barry Shemer

Jack Shemer

Orme Lewis, Jr.

Jim Lowman

Michel Sarda

Howard Hirsch

Staff

Shonna James, Executive Director, shonna@shemerartcenter.org

Pamela Coste, Program Manager, pamela@shemerartcenter.org

Anne Mello, Administrative Assistant, anne@shemerartcenter.org

Mary Donaldson, Bookkeeper