Board | Advisors | Team


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 – Jay Jennings 

       Open – Vice Chair

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

Gloria Argueso, Secretary

Judy Gold  

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

       Walker Crowson (Attorney, Snell & Wilmer)

       David Benton, Board Counsel  (Chief Assistant City Attorney, City of Peoria)


Barry Shemer

Orme Lewis, Jr.

Jim Lowman


Shonna James, President & Executive Director

Andie Olson, Program Manager,

Anne Mello, Gift Shop Manager/ Admin.,

       Kate Hughes, Executive Assistant,

        Mary Donaldson, Bookkeeper


Kathy Jackson, Volunteer / Memberships,

Amina Steblay, Volunteer / Reports,