Vote online for Board of Directors
Vote online for Board of Directors Every year there are new openings to serve on the Pennsylvania Guild Board of Directors. While researching numerous candidates annually, the Nominations Committee typically only recommends as many candidates as there are positions. This year there are four positions; the Board has endorsed all four candidates. You may vote for up to 4 candidates. Additional information is in your September newsletter or on our website. Go to the ballot >>
Board Endorsed Candidates
Sharon Giles—“Recently, I have been told that I look to build bridges rather than put up barriers. So, as a member of the Board of Directors, I will bring years of experience from the corporate and arts & crafts worlds and utilize my diverse background to help build those bridges into the Guild’s future.” Giles is a hand weaver & juried member of the Guild and Reading Berks Chapter. She earned a BA in Clothing & Textiles from Albright College. Active in craft, Giles has served in leadership positions for the Guild (most recently as Board Secretary in 2008) and Chapter. She leads tours to Mexico focusing on craft villages, museums, galleries & local culture. She has corporate experience in business, budgets, employee interaction, event planning and human resources, and is currently as a corporate recruiter at Carpenter Technology Corp.
Paul Grecian— “I like the direction the Guild has been going. My goals as a member of the Board of Directors would include helping the Guild move forward in its endeavors to offer diverse and quality opportunities to craftsmen and those interested in craft. I believe a strong Guild is an asset to all its members.” Grecian works fulltime in photography and holds juried status in the Guild, and Lehigh Valley & Reading-Berks chapters, and serves as president of Lehigh Valley. He is also on the Joint Chapters Committee and has participated in Standards. Grecian’s nature imagery has won multiple awards in national competitions & shows, and been published in books, magazines, calendars and corporate projects. Most recently, he has been invited to write about the art business for Professional Artist magazine.
Maureen Kamerick—“I am honored to be asked to continue to serve on the Guild Board. After serving on the Board for 3 years, I’ve been very impressed with the level of dedication and professionalism of our leadership, as well as our volunteers. I’ve also become aware of some of the challenges of realizing goals of economic stability, high standards and service to our diverse members. The Guild has done a wonderful job of exposing people to the arts, educating them about craft, and providing an opportunity for the craftsperson to connect with the public. I would be very pleased to do whatever I could to help continue that work.” Kamerick holds a bachelors in art & a masters in art history from the University of Michigan. She studied weaving in Nashville, has taught workshops in Delaware & Pennsylvania in historical textiles & dyeing techniques, and teaches with the Delaware Institute for the Arts in Education. Kamerick dyes silk yarn, weaving scarves, shawls and fabric yardage, to combine intricate patterns in a contemporary palette.
Paula Lewis—“I have collected fine craft and art for some 30 years and joined the Guild with the sole aim of supporting fine craft in Pennsylvania. I believe in the PGC, its members, and the importance of fine craft in society. I am passionate about the value of art and artisans. I offer my commitment, experience and education in service of the PGC.” Lewis has been active in craft for years, and is Guild and chapter juried in enameling. She serves as president of the Yellow Breeches chapter and is chair of the Joint Chapters committee. Lewis earned her marketing degree from Penn State and has worked in the medical professional liability insurance industry for more than 25 years, leading agency relationships in the mid-Atlantic region. In her spare time, Lewis sings, plays music and gardens (she is a master gardener). She is passionate about artist promotion, and enabling patrons to acquire, appreciate and enjoy fine craft and art.
Members have the option to self-nominate or nominate others during the research phase. No nominations were received. Members may also recommend a write-in candidate. Go to the ballot >>