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).
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.