(Sarasota, FL) Art Center Sarasota recently welcomed five new members to its board of directors. The center also elected new officers and recognized a former board member for his tireless commitment to the organization. The new board members include Mariano Vera, Rosenda Calloway, Darlene Arbeit, Diana Paver and Sue Gross.
“It is a pleasure to welcome these talented individuals to our board,” says Billue Guignard, board chair of Art Center Sarasota. “They join a team of dedicated people who are united in their commitment to supporting the needs of Art Center Sarasota, which represents a preeminent force in Sarasota County’s visual arts scene.”
The board also elected new officers: Billue Guignard (chair); Nancy Jenkins (vice president); Sue Gross (treasurer); Diana Paver (secretary); and Joel Persky (governance chair). Continuing members include Jeffrey Weisman, Charles Stephens, Gale Fulton Ross, Jim Harman and Ramsey Frangie.
According to Billue, the board also recognized Adam Kendall CFP, an associate vice president with Morgan Stanley, for his six years of exemplary service on the Art Center Sarasota board. During his tenure, Kendall served as president, treasurer and governance chair. “Adam’s dedication to furthering Art Center Sarasota’s mission and expanding its role in the community is greatly appreciated,” she says.
For more information about Art Center Sarasota, call 941-365-2032 or visit www.artsarasota.org.
About Art Center Sarasota
Art Center Sarasota was the first arts and cultural institution in Sarasota. It was founded in 1926 as the “Sarasota Art Association” by Marcia Rader, the art supervisor for the Sarasota County schools district. In the early years, the group met monthly and sponsored exhibits in rented facilities. The Association was incorporated as a not-for-profit organization in 1943 and has been in its current location in the Sarasota Bayfront Cultural District since 1949. Art Center Sarasota is now a membership-based organization that offers curated and juried exhibitions, adult and youth education programs, outreach initiatives for underserved youth, and culturally related public programming. Art Center Sarasota’s mission is to inspire individual creative expression, nurture artistic talent and provide the community with accessible and diverse visual art opportunities.
Art Center Sarasota
707 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34236
Phone: 941-365-2032 § Fax: 941-366-0585
10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Saturday