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.

2022 Guild 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

Vice President & 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; teaches both math and language arts and has program development, organizational management, and business experience.


Terry D. Davis
Director
Sculptor and Musician; life-time of art business experience; experienced non-profit Board Director


Kathi Culver

Director

Fine Crafts, Collage, & Photography Artist; Owner Tortuga Art ; Long-time Guild member; Skilled at marketing and utilizing online resources; Guild Membership Coordinator


Ruth Wendover

Director

Ceramics and Copper Artist; Long-time Guild member with experience in multiple arts organizations; Founder of the Upcycle Art Contest with the Cave Junction Farmers Market; Co-owner Stonefield Vineyard;


Letisha Manley
Director
Fiber Arts & Ceramics; B.A. in Math; Jackson County Library staff; Past Guild Treasurer & Secretary, Clay Folk Member.


Sheila Mason

Director

Painter & Sculpture Artist; Strong organization management and event planning skills. Retired health clinic administrator.


Miri Admoni

Director

Glass, Jewelry, and Multi-media Artist; Experienced with exhibition curating, and gallery sales in local and international markets.


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).

 

Guild Staff:

Caitlin Deane
Managing Director
Ceramic Arts; Owner of Urthen; BFA in Ceramics, Concentration in Curatorial Studies, & Community Arts experience from the Maryland Institute College of Art; Artist Residencies with Cal-Earth Institute and Quail Springs Permaculture; Nonprofit Experience with Event Planning & Organizing, Program Management

 

To create and maintain a vortex of artistic vitality for public art experiences and a place where southern Oregon artists and craftspeople can gather, grow professionally, and reveal for the public the amazing range and quality of art produced in the region.

Contact Us

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.

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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.

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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.

 

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
  • Consists of working artists and art lovers
  • Includes online presence
  • Active Student Membership Plan
  • $20
  • Membership lasts 365 days
  • Voting privileges
  • Consists of students who are working artists and art lovers
  • Includes online presence
  • Active Couple Membership Partner 1
  • $60
  • Memberships last 365 days
  • Both have voting privileges
  • Consists of working artists and art lovers
  • Includes online presence
  • Active Couple Membership Partner 2
  • $30
  • Memberships last 365 days
  • Both have voting privileges
  • Consists of working artists and art lovers
  • Includes online presence