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In 2010 a non-profit, 501C-3 open membership organization called the Shemer Art Center & Museum Association, Inc., (SACAMA), took on the challenge of taking over from the City of Phoenix the daily operations and staffing of the Shemer Art Center.  The non-profit board and its staff were dedicated to growing the Shemer Art Center into a viable art center that would provide Arcadia and the City of Phoenix, as well as residents visiting or residing in the entire state of Arizona, a unique and inviting atmosphere to enjoy and learn about visual art through classes, workshops, lectures, exhibitions, and events.

Today the SACAMA board of directors and the Shemer Art Center staff continue to dedicate themselves and their efforts to enriching the lives of Phoenix and Arizona residents by providing a “home for the arts” that showcases and supports Arizona artists.

Board of Directors

Chair – Chris Orkild (Director / Senior Portfolio Manager, BMO Private Bank )

        Open – Vice Chair

Treasurer – Chris Orkild

Secretary – Gloria Argueso

Past President – Jay Jennings

Member – Mary Neubauer  (Artist, President’s Professor – Sculpture, ASU)

Member – Todd Feltus  (Attorney, Lewis Roca)

Member – Jana Weldon  (Beautification, Arts & Sciences Program Manager, City of Flagstaff)

Member – Brett Benton  (President, Assured Partners)



Barry Shemer

Orme Lewis, Jr.

Jim Lowman



Shonna James, President & Executive Director

Cassie Wiegmann, Program Director

Heidi Dauphin, Exhibitions Manager

Rhonda McCormack,  Events and Volunteer Manager

       Ted Ciccone, Art Support Specialist

        Amaya Rodriguez, Ceramics Technician

Kathy Jackson, Volunteer / Memberships

Donna Hardin, Volunteer / Administration

Mary Donaldson, Bookkeeper