bringing art, in all its forms, to the community,
 and bringing the community, in all its diversity
to the arts in Salem, Massachusetts

Committees & Members

Executive Committee

Officers of SAA:  President, VP, Treasurer, Secretary
Ellen Hardy, President
Melissa Birtwell, Vice President
Patricia Dunbar, Secretary
Cheryl Frary, Treasurer

Operations Committee

Operations Committee
Executive Committee - see above
           Retail: Jeff Bowie,Richard Peck
Membership: Peggy Farrell
Development: open
IT: open
Marketing & Communications: Julia Bookout
      Laura Dandaneau

Communications Committee

  • identifies and pursues new/alternative ways to get the word out about the SAA
  • produces and distributes marketing materials, newsletters, etc
  • writes and distributes press releases

Julia Bookout (on leave)

emails temporarily go to "president"

Development Committee

  • researches and writes grants
  • solicits cash & in-kind donations
  • identifies and pursues sponsorship & other fundraising opportunities

Events Committee

  • plans and executes all exhibitions & screenings, including gallery shows
  • plans and executes all performing arts events (music, dance, theater, etc.)
  • plans and executes all literary events (readings, storytelling, etc.)
  • plans and executes all special events (e.g., Open Studios.)
  • arranges and oversees demonstrations, lectures, workshops, etc.
  • develops event-specific educational programming & materials

Ellen Hardy
ad hoc - committee is formed for each event

IT Committee

  • Creates and maintains the website; trains and supports committees in Website updates
  • administers Wild Apricot (our website & membership management system)
  • plans for, manages, and documents our IT infrastructure
  • SAA-related technical assistance & training to Board & Committee members
  • works with committees to assess the IT needs of our programs & activities

IT Chair,
Tommy Gagnon
(also goes to Ellen Garvey)

Membership Committee

  • processes new applications & renewals
  • recruits new members
  • works with other committees to recruit & coordinate volunteers

Peggy Farrell
Karen Hosking
Sheila Billings
(also goes to Ellen Garvey for finances)

Finance Committee

  • all things money
Cheryl Frary, Chair/Treasurer
Ellen Garvey

Retail Committee

  • collects demographic data on visitors
  • develops procedures & policies for retail operations
  • manages & maintains retail space
  • trains retail shop volunteers
Jeff Bowie, Chair

  Please wait...

Volunteer Coordination

  • tracks volunteer opportunities and matches volunteers to tasks
  • supplies updates for web pages related to volunteering
  • responds to members' questions and offers to volunteer
(does not include retail or event staffing)

(email goes to Ellen Hardy, Sheila Billings and Henry Zbyszynski)

Follow Salem Arts Associatoin on facebook      Follow Salem Arts Association on Twitter
© 2008-2012 Salem Arts Association
PO BOX 226, SALEM MA 01970         978-745-4850
Please report broken links or other issues with the site to

Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software