New Port Richey, Florida — During today’s general membership meeting, two new board members were elected to the West Pasco Art Guild (WPAG) leadership team. Of the eight member board, the secretary and one director position were filled to replace two vacated seats. The other six members ran unopposed and remain on the board. There were more than fifty ballots cast in the race.
Elected to the director position is Darla Nolan, succeeding Ro Marin who chose not to run for reelection. The secretary position was filled by Stacey Selleck replacing Nancy Arcara who also stepped down. Nolan and Selleck will officially take office at the next general membership meeting April 3rd.
Says Guild President Valerie Brandau, “We are grateful to Ro and Nancy for their many years of service to the Guild while we look forward to the new talents of incoming board members Darla and Stacey.” She continues, “Our Guild is growing and we look forward to serving the needs of west Pasco artists in the studio, gallery, and gift shop in the vibrant city of New Port Richey.”
Darla Nolan is a long-time artist who teaches locally. Says Nolan enthusiastically, “I love that our Guild is taking steps to increase the variety of classes and am looking forward to the portrait workshop that I will be teaching in March.” She brings a positive, inspiring and artistic presence to the Guild.
Stacey Selleck is current Communications Chair for the Guild. She is Digital Director for U.S. Term Limits wearing many hats including graphic design, press relations, advertising, writing, IT, and grassroots advocacy. She maintains the Guild’s web site and social media presence and helps with IT needs. She is very excited to promote fine art in New Port Richey, form alliances with area art groups, and grow the Guild’s membership. She looks forward to serving as a member of the Board.
Returning to the WPAG Board are Valerie Brandau – President, Jean Metzenthin – Vice President, Helen Hanley – Treasurer and three directors, Beverly Heller, Karen Jaenichen, and Marilyn Wescott.
The West Pasco Art Guild is a 501(c)3 non-profit with the mission to create, foster and sustain interest in the involvement of fine arts, to sponsor education, programs, displays and exhibitions and to increase the visual arts creative skills of the members and the community.