Dana Altenburger, Candice Byrd, Bruce Cather, Margaret Cordill, David Dow, Ruth Ann Friedberg, Allyson Frink, Su Ge, Tamara Harvell, Susan Holifield, Jared Lacy, Deana Moore Schoolcraft, Archana Shekara, Diane Skidmore, Dave Templeton, and Taylor Williams.
President - Diane Skidmore
Diane Skidmore (AKA Didi) Skidmore is a believer that art is essential to our wellbeing – whether we are makers or viewers. She moved to Bloomington in 1975 to be with Ron Skidmore – woodworking artisan and all-around good guy. Almost 50 years later, they live in rural Bloomington in a home they designed and built together for their family. Now retired after 20+ years as an academic advisor at ISU – she finds ways to explore her love for color and texture with foreign travel, cooking, gardening and especially artmaking with fiber and threads.
Vice President - Bruce Cather
Bruce Cather is a retired Distinguished Engineer from IBM Corporation. For 38 years, his focus has been to bring together advanced technology, architecture, and design in building Information Technology solutions for his clients. Having spent several years in consulting and learning consulting methods, Bruce has most recently has been trained in Design Thinking method which puts the user of technology at the focus and blends both art and technology together through design process. A decade member of the Bloomington Rotary, Bruce also serves on its board of directors. Bruce is on the Curriculum Advisory Board at Illinois State University for the Business and Information Systems Department. Bruce also advises and mentors computer science majors at Illinois Wesleyan University. Bruce is an avid amateur photographer. Bruce’s wife, Pamela, is a Master Certified professional photographer and wildlife photographer and will be doing an exhibition at the McLean County Arts Center in February of next year. Bruce is a frequent visitor to the Arts Center, participates in the Downtown First Friday events, and enjoys the many works and talented artists of McLean County.
Bruce is the Chairperson of the Fund Raising Committee
Treasurer - Ruth Ann Freidberg
Ruth Ann Freidberg and her husband moved to Normal in 1970. Ruth Ann had a position teaching Mathematics at U High and her husband was a Professor of Mathematics at ISU. Over several years, Ruth Ann transitioned to accounting and eventually became a Professor of Accounting at IWU. In addition, she owns a small accounting firm where she specialize in tax preparation.
Ruth Ann's mother was an artist and owned an art gallery for many years. The side benefit is that her home is filled with wonderful art that has given us so much pleasure over the years. When Ruth Ann retired from teaching, she started a small jewelry business. At first Ruth Ann imported the jewelry that she sold but soon learned to create my own jewelry. Google and You Tube have been a life line in learning new techniques.
Secretary - Dave Templeton