ArtSea’s Board of Directors consists of professionals who volunteer their time to support the arts and direct operations of the ArtSea Community Arts Council. Board Members are elected at the Annual General Meeting, held each year in April. Nominations are accepted any time.
Patty Wilson, Interim President
As interim President of the Society, Patty is responsible for strategic direction, municipal relations and nominating new board members. She also oversees operations at the ArtSea Gallery in Tulista Park. As a long-standing ArtSea executive, Patty has been part of ArtSea events including Artisans, Taste of Tulista and Small Expressions, and will be spearheading our new ArtSea Festival for the summer of 2021. Patty is a textile and visual artist.
Wayne McNiven, Interim Vice President
Wayne carries out the duties of the President during their absence, and he is spearheading the Salish Sea Lantern Festival initiatives, administration of the Sidney Seaside Sculpture Walk, and our newest initiative, ArtSea Virtual Artist Tours. Wayne is an acrylic painter and worked for Vancouver Community College for over 30 years and also ran a website for provincial disabilities regarding students and support in post-secondary institutions.
Susan Irvine, Treasurer
Susan keeps the financial records, including books of account, necessary to comply with the BC Societies Act, and presents financial statements to the directors, members and others when required. Joining the Board in 2018, Susan is responsible for strategic planning, policy, financial reporting and administration, and recently facilitated a 5-year planning session with the Board. Susan was a senior strategic planner in the public sector before retiring.
Diane Thorp, Past President
As a long- standing ArtSea executive, Diane provides advice and support to the Board of Directors. During her time with ArtSea, she has chaired the ArtSea Board, and the Sidney Fine Art Show Committee for a number of years, and she was one of the organizers of the ArtSea Festival. Diane is a textile artist and works in her studio as much as possible.
We value your input!
As a volunteer-run Arts Council, we greatly value feedback. So please let us know any ideas you have to improve ArtSea and the service we provide to our members, member groups and the community. You can easily communicate with the Board through the Contact Us page on artsea.ca.