WESTPORT, June 03, 2013 — The SBAA announced today election results for the organization's 2013-2014 board of directors. The one-year terms of the newly elected board members commenced June 1st. Election results for the new board are as follows:
Marsha Gonzalez, President
Kimberly Bambauer, Vice-President
Jina MacKay, Treasurer
Connie Newton, Secretary
Barbara Sampson, Tanya Lana, and Steve Irving, Board Members-At-Large
The new board has held a pre-term meeting, and identified it’s first two orders of business, the first being completion of plans for the Association’s new art gallery, which will run during the summer tourist season, July 4th through Labor Day.
Pictured: (seated) Barbara Sampson and Marsha Gonzalez, (standing) Steve Irving, Jina MacKay, Kim Bambauer, Tanya Lana and Connie Newton
The gallery will be housed in the Association’s Community Arts Center, 188 W Ocean Ave in Westport. The expanded, gallery-style format differs from last summer’s Saturday Market, in that it will be open Fri, Sat and Sun, and will feature a much larger selection of arts and crafts, from more than 35 member artists.
The second order of business is to sign up area youth for the Free Youth Summer Classes led by instructor Barbara Sampson. The classes will run June 17 – 21 from 1pm to 3pm, also at the Community Arts Center. Email SouthBeachArts@gmail.com for more information.
The board will meet again during June and July to develop the arts education curriculum for the 2013-2014 winter season, and plans to have the schedule of it’s major events announced by September.
The South Beach Arts Association is a federally recognized 501(c)(3) non-profit, dedicated to supporting the arts and artists of the South Beach of Coastal Washington. SBAA was formed in 2007 and has since sponsored many art workshops, classes and craft fairs, and has helped fund other local arts groups.