Mendocino Art Center's Board of Director's Election

Mendocino Art Center Election Ballot
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As announced at recent Board meetings, the Board of Directors of the Mendocino Art Center has been examining the history of how the MAC has been managed and evaluating how the governance of the organization should best be structured. The Board is recommending that MAC's bylaws be amended to provide that (1) the MAC Board of directors should be no less than 7 and no more than 15, and (2) that up to two members of the Board be elected by the MAC membership.


Your ballot must be received by 5:00 p.m., Thursday, April 15, 2010.
You must vote on both (I) the bylaws amendment and (II) the candidates.



The Mendocino Art Center’s bylaws shall be amended to provide that (1) the MAC Board of directors shall be no less than 7 and no more than 15, and (2) that up to two members of the Board be elected by the MAC membership, subject to the availability of persons willing to serve.



The following candidates were nominated by the 2010 Mendocino Art Center members, and are willing to serve. Please select no more than two candidates from the list for election to the board of directors. Candidate bios appear below.

Joseph Deakins
Patrick M. (Rick) Keller
Sarah Logan

Joseph has a Bachelor of Fine Art, Glass from the Rochester Institute of Technology in New York, and also studied at the Center for Creative Studies in Detroit, MI. He has worked with fellow glassblowers at the University of Michigan, Urban Glass (Brooklyn, NY), The Studio at the Corning Museum of Glass (Corning, NY) and the Penland School of Crafts (Penland, NC). He has exhibited his work in Rochester and Corning, NY; Detroit, MI; and locally at the Mendocino Art Center. In addition to glass, Joseph is skilled in printmaking, metalworking, conventional and digital photography, woodworking and mold making for various materials. He has been an active volunteer at MAC.

Patrick has a BS in Fine Art from Illinois State University and a MA degree in U.S. History from the University of Chicago. He worked for 31 years as Petroleum Landman and Natural Gas Marketing Manager in Denver, Colorado. While in Denver he volunteered for 18 years at Samaritan House of Denver, a homeless shelter. He founded, and ran for ten years, the Denver Classical Guitar Society, a non-profit 501(c)(3). He wrote grants and brought young guitarists from all over the world to Denver in concert and has subsequently put together three such concerts in Mendocino. He left Denver in 2004 to live with his wife in Mendocino and write, paint and play music. As he is now mostly retired, he feels a need to put back into the Mendocino community, and believes the Mendocino Art Center to be a gem of great value deserving of effort and time.

Sarah has a Bachelor of Fine Art from Minnesota State University. She worked as a teachers assistant and graduate assistant in ceramics at Minnesota State University and as a studio assistant at the Mendocino Art Center. In 2008, she established a private studio in Fort Bragg and has been an instructor for community classes and private lessons since 2009. She has taught workshops at Mendocino Art Center, Lux Center for the Arts (Lincoln, NE), and Mendocino College. Sarah has been an artist in residence at Lux Center for the Arts and at the Mendocino Art Center, as well as a Work Study Scholarship Recipient at the Penland School of Crafts in North Carolina. Her artwork is represented by Lux Center for the Arts, Mendocino Gems and North Coast Artists, and she has participated in exhibits in Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Carolina, and throughout northern California.


Your vote will remain confidential. Contact information is gathered only to confirm your 2010 membership.

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