Executive Committee 2023-2024
|Marie Plinsky, Chair||Charles Benton, Vice-chair||Suzy Smith, Secretary|
|Joe Hernandez, Treasurer||Lila Bartel, High School Liaison||Sherrie Dick, 3D and First Friday|
|Carol Sutherland, Office Manager||Cynthia Stotlar-Hedberg, Communications||Mike Locke|
|John Riordan||Aric Harrington||Jancy Petit|
|Courtney Armstrong||Melanie Hutchinson|
Leadership’s Commitment to the GuildThe Topeka Art Guild works to provide high quality arts activities and programs. Our priorities include:
Arts Education and Support
- Develop synergistic relationships/partnerships with other arts organizations (NOTO, Arts Connect, Vision Topeka, Go Topeka, Mulvane), and other galleries in town to promote art in Topeka.
I have been part of the Executive Board of the Topeka Art Guild for over five years. During my 2, 2-year terms and the start of the third, I have found my main contribution to be connecting TAG to the local schools with displays and leading to the selection of deserving scholarship winners. For the past five years, their teachers are invited to exhibit in an Educators' Art show in September.
As well, I have founded an Open Studio afternoon each week and since 2018 we have provided room, setup, and nutty advice to participants. This has been co-sponsored by John Riordan, the TAG handyman and beloved expert at all things mechanical, not to mention a strong horticultural expert who provides real flowers for almost every drawing session. Thursday's Open Studio has invited presenters and the entire group shares thoughts and creations with each other.