Board of Directors 

 President Mary Szeman Best Mixed Media, Fiber artist
 Vice President Mary Taddie Mixed media artist, ceramic mosaics
 Treasurer Murray Lee
Managing Partner, Next Exec Inc.
 Secretary Jeff Folger
Photographer, Writer
 Board Member James Bostick Photographer, Designer, Author of Salem Arcanum Tarot
 Board Member Judith Coughlin Buyer Specialist, RE/MAX Advantage Real Estate 
 Board Member Ellen Hardy Artist, Designer, President of Hardy House, Past Salem Arts Association President
 Board Member Rebecca DeVries Artist, Designer, Co-owner Scarlet Letter Press
 Board Member Susan Mazzarella  Fiscal Compliance Analyst, MA Dept of Elementary & Secondary Education
 Board Member Mary Melilli Chair, Art + Design Department, Salem State University
 Board Member Sandra Heaphy Director, Kensington-Stobart Gallery
 Board MemberDouglas MajorMusic Director, St Michaels Church

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. 

Communications 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.

Development Committee

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

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.
  • Chairperson needed. Please email if interested. 
  • ad hoc - committee is formed for each event

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.

Membership Committee

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

Finance Committee

  • All things money

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.

  •   Susie Mazarrella, Board member, Committee Chairperson

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.

  • Chairperson needed, please email if interested. 
  • Jim Bostick, Board Member, Interim Chairperson
  • Heather Stewart, Committee member
  • ad hoc - committee is formed for each exhibition

Gallery Shop Committee

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

Education Committee

  • Manage workshops and other learning opportunities
  • Work with members who wish to conduct workshops. 
  • Education outreach to schools. 
  • Manage Salem Arts Scholarships. 
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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 6:00 PM (Monday Holidays and by appointment)
Mailing Address: PO BOX 226, SALEM MA 01970
Email us at | 978-745-4850

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