About Me: A Good Question Day 8

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  • What organizations are you associated with and in what ways? How does each organization contribute to your art career or personal development?
Many of my previous answers in the question challenge have outlined the beneficial experiences received through my volunteer role as president of the Huntsville Art Society (HAS), so for this question I will focus on my role as a member of it as well as two other organizations I enjoy membership with: Muskoka Arts and Crafts (MAC), and the Arts Council of Muskoka (ACOM).


All three organizations offer a diverse variety of show & sales, and exhibition opportunities year round; spread across our Muskoka region. Through both HAS and MAC my work has been a recipient of awards of excellence. 

I volunteer yearly for MAC’s Spring Show event, and I have done some sporadic volunteer work for ACOM, such as sitting on their strategic review committee, and facilitating partnerships between HAS and ACOM, as well as workshops for them. 


I have also attended many Creative Muskoka meetings which focus more on the creative economy than the arts.


All three organizations offer opportunities for learning through lectures, networking, and workshops both in the business of art and creative skills sharing.


All three organizations partner with with other groups and municipalities to offer even more opportunities, and I am quite proud to be able to say I have participated on many levels in support of their efforts. Muskoka is a genuine arts community and received its official designation by the District of Muskoka through the efforts of Muskoka Arts and Crafts on April 28, 2008.

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