Board of Directors 

 President James Bostick
Photographer, Designer, Author of Salem Arcanum Tarot
 Vice President Open
 Treasurer Joanna Shellenberger Performance Artist, Musician and Donor Services Manager at Harvard Law School
 Secretary Jane Saunders Ceramic Artist
 Board Member Heather Stewart
Visual artist, writer and sometime bass player, Exhibitions Chairperson
 Board MemberMurray Lee Managing Partner, Next Exec Inc. 
 Board MemberDouglas MajorMusic Director, St Michaels Church, Marblehead 
 Board Member Mary Taddie
Mixed media artist, ceramic mosaics

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 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.

  • - Vice President
  • All Committee Chairpersons

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, Chairperson, Board Member
  • 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, Chairperson
  • 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.

  • Chris Nasshan, Committee Lead
  • Committee members needed for PR, Media relations, and Social Media. Please email if interested. 

Membership Committee

  • Processes new applications & renewals
  • Recruits new members
  • Works with other committees to recruit & coordinate volunteers

Volunteer Coordination

  • Tracks volunteer opportunities and matches people to tasks.
  • Supplies updates for web pages related to volunteering.
  • Responds to members' questions and offers to volunteer.
  • Trains volunteers as needed.

Education Committee

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

  • We're seeking a chairperson to join this committee. 

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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Salem Arts Association is located at "The Bridge at 211" in Salem Massachusetts.
Gallery Address: 211 Bridge Street, Salem MA 01970 (Gallery Entrance on Ash Street)
Gallery Hours: Saturday and Sunday Noon to 5:00 PM 
Mailing Address: PO BOX 226, SALEM MA 01970
Email us at | 978-745-4850

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