Southern Oregon Guild of Artists & Artisans Board Members The Board Of Directors & Officers

The Board of Directors of the Southern Oregon Guild of Artists and Artisans is a working Board, responsible for all aspects of Guild activities and management. Board members are volunteers who offer their various skills and expertise to develop both a firm financial base for the organization and the programming that fulfills the Guild’s mission and purpose.

Board & Staff

Joyce C. Abrams
Fiber & Language arts; Organization management and Event Planning; Educator; Owner Forest Edge Llamas, LLC; Guild President 2012-Present.
Donna Parrish
Vice President & Treasurer
Painter & Jewelry Artist; Master math teacher with State of OR & US Department of Education; Education Administrator; Organization Management.
Ryan Forsythe
Language & Graphic Arts; initiated “Let’s Write – A Different Kind of Writing Experience”; Owns and operates Left Fork Books, a Southern Oregon publishing company; teaches both math and language arts and has program development, organizational management, and business experience.
Miri Admoni
Glass, Jewelry, and Multi-media Artist; Experienced with exhibition curating, and gallery sales in local and international markets.
Maelagh Baker
Multi-disciplinary artist; extensive Board experience with local non-profits, Board President for IVCDO; was part of Ford Family Foundation’s first Illinois Valley Leadership Training program; wants to help develop Guild’s relationship with the broader community.
Bonnie Campanoli
Fabric & Culinary Arts, Collector; Global traveling experience and knowledge of cultural arts; Board experience with the Illinois River Valley Arts Council (IRVAC).
Kathi Culver
Fine Crafts, Collage, & Photography Artist; Owner Tortuga Art ; Long-time Guild member; Skilled at marketing and utilizing online resources; Guild Membership Coordinator.
Terry D. Davis
Sculptor and Musician; life-time of art business experience; experienced non-profit Board Director.
Angela Franklin
Multi-media artist in both 2D & 3D media; arts educator with strong educational background; community organizer for arts advocacy; Board experiences include CJ Farmers Market, IV Wellness Resources, and IV Living Solutions. Currently has a full-time position as an Older Adult Behavioral Health Specialist and Suicide Prevention Coordinator for Josephine County with Options for Southern Oregon.
Sheila Mason
Painter & Sculpture Artist; Strong organization management and event planning skills. Retired health clinic administrator.
Kiana Stiles
Painter; Assistant Manager at Caves Chevron with both accounting and customer service focuses; strong personal focus on building relationships between the Guild, local artists, the larger community, and visitors to the Illinois Valley.


Caitlin Deane
Managing Director
3D Artist; Owner & Operator of Urthen Ceramics; Bachelor of Fine Arts in Ceramics & Minor in Curatorial Studies from Maryland Institute College of Art; Over a decade of experience in various nonprofits as an intern, program coordinator, event planner, tour-guide, and more.

Contact Us

Oregon Community Foundation logo
Oregon Arts Commission logo
Oregon Cultural Trust logo
Oregon Humanities logo
The Carpenter Foundation logo
Four Way Community Foundation logo
Josephine County Cultural Coalition logo
Autzen Foundation logo
Ford Family Foundation logo
Haines and Friends Visual Arts Program
James F. and Marion L. Miller Foundation logo 

Our Mission

The Guild’s mission is to strengthen the economic and cultural well being of southern Oregon, especially Josephine County and the Illinois Valley community, by 1) supporting local and regional artists in their professional growth; 2) providing art and culture programs for the community, and 3) encouraging the growth of the arts economy in the Southern Oregon region.

The Southern Oregon Guild Gallery Entrance

The Southern Oregon Guild
Gallery & Art Center

Located at 24353 Redwood Hwy, Kerby, Oregon at the Historic Kerby Belt Building. The Guild Gallery and Art Center is headquarters for the Southern Oregon Guild of Artists and Artisans. The Guild offers classes, special events, and ever-changing exhibits of Guild members’ work, displaying an amazing array of art and fine crafts. We are always happy to have visitors.

  • Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Saturday
    11:00 am to 4:00 pm, or by appointment
  • 541-592-5019
  • 541-659-3858
A Southern Oregon Guild Gallery Workshop

The Southern Oregon Guild
Classes & Workshops

The Southern Oregon Guild Gallery, classes and workshops provide opportunities to participate or offer classes to other Guild members and the general public; a place where you can find community among artists and artisans; a place to meet, learn and share with an astonishingly wide range of artists and artisans who comprise the Guilds’ membership, throughout the entire year.


Our Membership Plans

Below is a list of our active memberships and we welcome your involvement!

  • Active Membership Plan
  • $60
  • Membership lasts 365 days
  • Voting Privileges
  • Working artists & art lovers
  • Includes online presence
  • Active Student Membership Plan
  • $20
  • Membership lasts 365 days
  • Voting privileges
  • Students working as artists & art lovers
  • Includes online presence
  • Active Couple MembershiP
  • $90
  • Memberships last 365 days
  • Voting privileges
  • Working artists & art lovers
  • Includes online presence
The Growing Creative Community Program

Call for Proposals: Growing Creative Community Program

The Guild is seeking proposals from creative people in the Illinois Valley and Josephine County to deliver online workshops as part of our "Growing Creative Community" series.


Workshops & Classes

Watch for our fun classes. Learn skills that can lead from novice to competence to mastery in a variety of art forms and in the artist’s business.

How you can get involved with the Guild

Get Involved

Become an Active Member, volunteer your time, or provide financial support – explore different ways to get involved with the Guild.


Shows & Events

The Guild produces quarterly shows, a fall juried art fair, and other entertaining and educational art events during the year. Watch our calendar.