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Leadership Team

The Vail Valley Art Guild leadership team is responsible for providing overall leadership, direction, and governance for the Guild. We are elected annually and we meet once a month to make decisions that impact our mission, goals, and operations.

Some specific roles and responsibilities include:
  • Setting the organization's mission and strategic direction
  • Financial oversight
  • Fundraising and resource development
  • Governance and legal compliance
  • Strategic planning for member and community services including workshops, exhibits,  programming, and more
  • Community, outreach, and stakeholder engagement

Melissa Nelson

President

Treasurer & Grant Writer

Rick Spitzer

Chair

Photography, Exhibits, & Technology

Tara Novak

Chair

Eagle Community Events

Ruth Stanley

Town of Avon, Town Council Member

Lynn Feiger

Vice-President

Legal Compliance

Joann Carhart Levy

Chair

Artists, Activities, & Workshops

Soodi Kick

Workshops

Christine Sena

Secretary

Avon Gallery & Exhibits

Raymond Bleesz

Historiographer

Danita Dempsey

Town of Avon, Cultural Arts and Special Events Manager

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