The Signal

Artists associatio­n announces 2023 board


The Santa Clarita Artists Associatio­n has announced a new board of directors for 2023.

“Our organizati­on has helped me in many ways over the past years,” Meressa Naftulin, president and plein air, said in a prepared statement. “I’ve met other artists in our community, taken exceptiona­l workshops at amazing prices, seen talented artists demonstrat­e at our monthly meetings, and learned about showing my work to the public. As president of SCAA, I am looking forward to continuing our lineup of events. We do a lot and we do it together.”

In addition to Naftulin, the 2023 board members are:

• Charlotte Mullich, vice president and It/website.

• Kathy Gonzales, past president.

• Sandy Fisher, treasurer.

• Lori Worby Krebs, secretary.

• Gloria Cassidy, membership and scholarshi­ps.

• Olga Kaczmar, publicity.

• Gary Friedman, programs.

• Lynda Frautnick, gallery.

• Howard Marcovitch, logistics/facilities.

• Cheri Marcovitch, hospitalit­y, sunshine and historian.

• Laurie Morgan, Canyon Theatre liaison.

• Tobi Beck, newsletter.

• Patty Koscheski, member at large.

• Bonny Butler, social media.

• Jacob Sy Schneider, next gen.

The SCAA board is also looking for additional volunteers and assistance, including a workshop chair (this position will set up SCAA workshops in various media), gallery assistant, plein air assistant, fundraisin­g chair, and web/ IT co-chair. Volunteers are also invited to serve on specific committees.

“As part of our outreach program, we welcome newcomers and provide outstandin­g demo artists free to the Santa Clarita residents who are interested in art,” said the associatio­n’s statement. Meetings and demos are held monthly at The Main Theatre on Main Street in Newhall. See www. santaclari­ for scheduled demos.

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