All ATA members are eligible to serve on the Board of Directors and need to have email access. Board candidates should possess administrative and management capabilities, and be willing to dedicate weekly time to fulfilling specific ATA responsibilities, depending upon the committees they will serve. Interested members should submit their interest and particular qualifications to Michael Rohde, Board@americantapestryalliance.org
ATA Committee Volunteers
ATA is your member-run organization -- with programs to benefit all members: the newsletter, education programs, new exhibition opportunities, the website, the next Biennial, retreats, fundraising, and designing communication materials. But we are an all-volunteer group. Where can you lend a hand? To name a few ideas: By volunteering on one of ATA’s committees; Making a cash donation in support of specific new programs; Recruiting new members. To volunteer, contact Joan Griffin, Volunteer@americantapestryalliance.org
The Board of Directors hopes you will join the “inner circle” of ATA by getting involved in an area you enjoy -- in an area you feel would enhance the practice of your craft.
ATA has moved toward a program-based mission with the goal of adding value to your membership. Simply, we need you to volunteer.
All Committees Need Volunteers!!
ATA is a committee-based organization. Each committee program has been carefully described in a written plan. In order to provide the programs you enjoy, it is necessary for members to participate with the Board of Directors toward their fulfillment. Some committee chairs are open positions -- and all committees are in need of volunteer help from time to time. Now is one of those times! If you are interested in heading or working on a particular committee, please contact the proper person below. In the event of an open position, please contact Joan Griffin.
ATA is divided into two functional groups; the Member Services Group and the Resources Group. Each group is comprised of functionally-related committees within which volunteers conduct the business of the organization. Groups, committees, and programs to attain goals are listed below. Only the chairs of each committee and sub committee are shown. There are many more volunteers in each committee for which ATA is grateful.
Member Services Group
Michael Rohde, Director of Member Services
Education Committee: Becky Stevens, Chair
Distance Learning Program -- Barbara Heller
Helping Hands -- Joyce Hayes
Educational Retreat Program -- Karen Chu
Online Study Groups -- Linda Rees
Online Educational Articles -- Lyn Hart
Exhibition Committee: Open
American Tapestry Biennial
-- Thomas Cronenberg and
Jennifer Sargent, Co-chairs
Small Tapestry International: Passages -- Margo MacDonald, Chair
ATA Web Gallery Exhibitions
-- Sarah Swett and Christine Laffer
Finance and Trust: Rosalee Skrenes, Treasurer, Marcia Ellis, Ass't. to the Treasurer
Fund use, distribution and maintenance
Membership Committee: Diane Wolf, Chair
Membership Database Maintenance and Renewals
Membership Program Management
-- Ann Arndt
Volunteer Coordinator -- Joan Griffin
Newsletter Committee: Juliet Barnes, Editor
-- Over 40 writers contribute their time writing articles
Regular ATANews (Email Updates)
-- Mary Lane
Mary Zicafoose, Director of Resources
Fundraising Committee: Open
Grants Research and Preparation
-- Susan Skalak
Special Event Fundraising
Promotion Committee: Open
Collateral Materials and Graphics Standards
-- Elinor Steele
SOFA WEST: Santa Fe -- Mary Zicafoose
ATA Awards Program
-- Elisabeth Quick and Linda Wallace
Web Site Development and Maintenance
-- Christine Laffer
Web Resources -- Sarah Warren
Public Relations Committee: Elaine Duncan
Public Relations Planning
Library Committee: Open
Archives -- Fran Williamson
Catalog Sales -- Joyce Hayes
Ad Hoc Committees:
Red Book Revisions
Any member interested in working on a committee or filling an open leadership position in encouraged to submit their interest by emailing the ATA Board of Directors.
Currently, the majority of ATA members are weaving practitioners, yet membership is open to anyone interested in tapestry. As of July 2010, ATA has over 500 members representing 44 states in the US and 15 countries. Through outreach and educational programs, ATA is desirous of broadening their membership base to enhance the content and frequency of dialog among members, and to promote tapestry in more places. ATA welcomes membership inquiries from weavers, curators, academics, architects, all of whom add valuable perspective to the work of the organization.