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Board of Directors 

 President James Bostick
Photographer, Designer, Author of Salem Arcanum Tarot; IT Chair
 Vice President Heather Stewart
Visual artist, writer and sometime bass player; Exhibitions Chair
 Treasurer Daryl Toomey   Restaurant Manager and Experienced banking professional
 Secretary Jane Saunders Ceramic Artist
 Board Member      Timothy Brown Director of Innovation and Strategy, Northeast ARC.
 Board Member Nathan Lewis Director of Exhibitions and Public Programs at Montserrat College of Art.
 Board Member Douglas Major Music Director, St Michaels Church, Marblehead 
 Board Member Mary Taddie
Mixed media artist, ceramic mosaics
 Board Member Daniel Breslin   Artist, Business Man, Consultant in Education Technology. 
 Board Member Jennifer Atkinson   Director of Collections ManagementHarvard Art Museums

Salem Arts is seeking board members and committee persons who are energetic and qualified to help us guide the association in to the future. 

Contact president@salemarts.org with referrals.

Salem Arts in entirely operated by volunteers. If you are interested in helping please contact any committee chairperson listed below to see who you can participate. 


Executive Committee

  • President
  • Vice President
  • Treasurer
  • Secretary

Operations Committee

  • Operations Committee meets monthly with all committee chairpersons to plan and manage activities and programs. 


Finance Committee

  • All things money


Development Committee

  • Researches and writes grants.
  • Solicits cash & in-kind donations.
  • Identifies and pursues sponsorship & other fundraising opportunities.

Exhibit Committee

  • Develops procedures & policies for gallery operations.
  • Manages volunteer exhibit committees for each show. 
  • Develops call for art. 
  • Install exhibitions. 
  • Take in and register art submissions. 


  • Heather Stewart, Vice President and Chair
  • ad hoc - committee is formed for each exhibition

Retail Committee

  • Develops procedures & policies for retail operations.
  • Manages & maintains retail space and events.
  • Trains gallery shop volunteers.
  • Manage Gallery and Shop volunteer schedule.


Events Committee

  • Works with Exhibitions Committee to plan receptions. 
  • Plans and executes performing arts events (music, dance, theater, etc.)
  • Plans and executes literary events (readings, storytelling, etc.)
  • Plans and executes special events (e.g., Arts Festival.)
  • Works closely with Exhibitions and education committee chairpersons. 
  • Tyron Hawkins, Chair
  • Sara Ashodian, Services Coordinator
  • Volunteers needed for this committee. Please contact us. 
  • ad hoc - committee is formed for each event

PR Committee

  • Identifies and pursues alternative ways to create a buzz.
  • Produces and distributes marketing materials, newsletters, etc.
  • writes and distributes press releases.
  • Manages social media. 
  • Contributes content for website.


  • Daniel Breslin, Public and Media Relations Chair
  • Graphic Designer needed
  • Committee members needed for PR, Media relations, and Social Media. Please email publicity@salemarts.org if interested. 

Membership Committee

  • Processes new applications & renewals
  • Recruits new members
  • Works with other committees to recruit & coordinate volunteers
  • Peggy MacNeil, Chairperson. 
  • Sheila Billings, Membership Outreach

Facilities Manager

  • Handles facility upkeep and maintenance


  • David Alexander, Facilities Manager

Education Committee

  • Manage workshops and other learning opportunities
  • Work with members who wish to conduct workshops. 
  • Education outreach to schools. 
  • Manage Salem Arts Scholarships. 


  • Chairperson and committee members needed

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.
  • Provides technical assistance & training to Board & Committee members.
  • Works with committees to assess the IT needs of our programs & activities.




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