The Board Of Directors & Staff

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
President
Fiber & Language arts; Organization management and Event Planning; Educator; Owner Forest Edge Llamas, LLC; Guild President 2012-Present.
Donna Parrish
Treasurer
Painter & Jewelry Artist; Master math teacher with State of OR & US Department of Education; Education Administrator; Organization Management.
Ryan Forsythe
Secretary
Language & Graphic Arts; initiated “Let’s Write – A Different Kind of Writing Experience”; Owns and operates Left Fork Books, a Southern Oregon publishing company; Co-Founder & Teacher with Kalmiopsis Community Arts High School (KCA).
Miri Admoni
Director
Glass, Jewelry, and Multi-media Artist; Experienced with exhibition curating, and gallery sales in local and international markets.
Maelagh Baker
Director
Multi-disciplinary artist; extensive Board experience with local non-profits, Board President for IVCDO; Part of Ford Family Foundation’s first Illinois Valley Leadership Training program; wants to help develop Guild’s relationship with the broader community.
Elaine Barker
Director
Multi-Disciplinary Artist; 50-year Illinois Valley Resident; 30+ years of arts teaching experience at IV High School, Dome School, and Rogue Community College; Creator of Art Share, an inter-grade arts learning program in the Illinois Valley; 7 years as Manager and Librarian at the Josephine County Library.
Bonnie Campanoli
Director
Fabric & Culinary Arts, Collector; Global traveling experience and knowledge of cultural arts; Board experience with the Illinois River Valley Arts Council (IRVAC).
Terry D. Davis
Director
Sculptor and Musician; life-time of art business experience; Board Member & Teacher with Kalmiopsis Community Arts High School (KCA).
Angela Franklin
Director
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 the Older Adult Behavioral Health Specialist and Suicide Prevention Coordinator for Josephine County with Options for Southern Oregon.
Caryne Mount
Director
Fiber artist and creator/maker wearable art; member for 7 years; extensive Board experience with non-profits prior to relocating to Oregon when spouse retired in California (Open Gate Nursery School, Livermore Arts Association, Valley Dance Theatre) as well as Gallery Director of Livermore Arts Assn. Gallery.
Kiana Stiles
Director
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.

Staff

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 Membership Plans

  • Individual Membership
  • $60/Year
  • For individual adults ages 21+
  • Working artists & art lovers
  • Membership lasts 365 days
  • Includes voting privileges & online presence
  • Student & Youth Membership
  • $20/Year
  • For young artists or students ages 21 & below
  • Must present school information
  • Membership lasts 365 days
  • Includes voting privileges & online presence
  • Household Membership
  • $90/Year
  • For 2 adult working artists & art lovers
  • Additional adults discounted at $30/ea
  • Membership lasts 365 days
  • Includes voting privileges & online presence