Board, Staff, Donors

Shemer HouseThe Shemer Art Center & Museum Association (SACAMA) is a nonprofit, 501C-3 open membership organization dedicated to enriching the lives of the City of Phoenix and Arizona residents by “nurturing creativity and imagination through art.”

In July, 2012, the Shemer Art Center, a city-owned facility, faced the threat of closing when the City of Phoenix announced it could no longer manage the day-to-day operations.  SACAMA took on the challenge of not only maintaining the Shemer, but growing it into a viable art center that provides our community with a unique and inviting atmosphere to enjoy and learn about visual art through exhibitions, classes and programs.

Board of Directors
Kim MacEachern, President
Laura Cohen-Hogan, Vice President
Betsy Johnson, Secretary
Joanne Itow, Treasurer
Goldthwaite Dorr, Immediate Past-President
David Benton, Board Member
Tom Chapman,
Board Member
Paul Loomans, Board Member
Andre Taylor, Board Member
Elizabeth Teitel,
Board Member
Betty Wagner, Board Member
Sandy Whyman, Board Member

Advisors:
Barry Shemer

Jack Shemer
Orm Lewis
Michel Sarda
Howard Hirsch
Jim Lowman
Herb & Debbie Paine

Staff:
Jocelyn Hanson, Executive Director
Lacasa Michelena, Assistant Director
Tiera Allen, Volunteer Coordinator
Brian Flanigan, City Liaison, Parks & Recreation 

Benefactors:
The Shemer Family
Howard Hirsch
Arizona Commission on the Arts
Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture
SRP

Patrons:
Lindsay Rohlfsen Dezigns
Darcy McGrane
Thomas J. Eldridge
Roney Family Foundation
Unity Church of Phoenix

Advocates:
Betsy Johnson
Michel Sarda
Wells Fargo

Contributors:
Sandra Blain
Laura Cohen-Hogan & Billy Hogan
Mike Crane/Candy Hanson Charitable Fund
Paul Loomans

Supporters:
Arizona Artists Guild
Arizona Art Supply
Arizona Clay Association
Arizona Opera
Eleanor Babbit
Paul Barnes
Michael & Carmela Blank
John Bomhoff
Sandy Bonstell
David Bradley
CBS Outdoor
Tom Chapman
Lauren Cohen
Ben Davis
Janet Eisen
Framin’ Works
Denis Frank
Franciscan Renewal Center
Midge Goiner
Mary Lou Goldstein
Jerry Golner
Jocelyn Hanson
Harkins Theatres
Heard Museum
Kathleen Heiple
Cynthia Hoxie
Kathryn Jackson
Deborah Jamieson
Harriet Kaplan
Kim MacEachern
Doug MacEachern
Terry & Ann Mulkey
Shelly O’Donin
Julie Pace
Herb & Debbie Paine
Roger Peck
Peculiar Palette
Pet Club
Phoenix Symphony
Puppy Belly Deli
Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts
Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art
Dave Selden
Trudy Serlin
Mary Shaw
Carolyn Short
Arthur Smith
Shirlee Smith
Society for the Arts
Staudenmaier Family
Karen Stromberg
Ron Telesko
Trader Joe’s
Claire Verstegan
The Wagner Partnership
Sandy Whyman
Heather Wincel
Zinsli Family