SAN ANSELMO ARTS COMMISSION


Town Hall  

 

(SAAC) sponsors events that bring artists and our local community together to enjoy and celebrate the arts in all forms.  


SAAC COMMISSIONERS:


Dave Donery - Staff Liaison

ddonery@ci.san-anselmo.ca.us

Arnie Cicchetti - Chair
acicchetti@earthlink.net

Joan Stone - Treasurer
just_joan@comcast.net

Linda Lujan - Secretary
linda.lujan@live.com

Ervin Grinberg
ervin.grinberg@gmail.com


Gail Galli
ggalli172@gmail.com

Jo Ann Hartley
joann@joannhartley.com

Katie Rice Jones
katie@katiericejones.com

Stacey Kamp
sakamp@comcast.net


Natalia Mazina
nmazina@mazinalaw.com

 

Elaine O’Malley
Elaine@urbanfaerie.com

 

The general goal of the Commission is to add to the cultural character of Ross Valley through any form of artistic expression. Our objectives include providing a structure to facilitate the creation of art in all disciplines in the community, promoting and exhibiting art and cultural works produced by Ross Valley artists, and promoting art education in the community. Art is the process or product of deliberately arranging elements in a way that appeals to the senses or emotions. It encompasses a diverse range of human activities, creations, and modes of expression.

 

The Commission meets on the second Monday of the month at 7 p.m.at the Town Hall. Please feel free to join us at any of these meetings. We welcome new ideas and suggestions.

 

MEET THE COMMISSIONERS

Dave DoneryDave Patrick Donery is responsible for recreation programming, facility management, coordination of special event applications, overseeing the budget, and managing Recreation Department staff. David also serves as the staff liaison for the Parks and Recreation Commission, the Arts Commission and the Dog Park Steering Committee. Prior to joining the Town of San Anselmo, David served as Community Services Supervisor for the City of San Rafael where he managed the Pickleweed Park Community Center & Library. David was a central figure in the revitalization of the community center, which was renovated and expanded over a seven year period, reopening in 2006. David worked for San Rafael for just over 20 years, working in the Adult Sports division and managing the Youth Services division before taking on his role at Pickleweed. He holds bachelor’s degree in Recreation Administration from San Francisco State University. David lives in San Anselmo with his wife Jennifer, his daughter Sinéad and his son Cavan.

 

Arnie CicchettiArnie Cicchetti has been a volunteer in San Anselmo for the past 30 years, having first served as President for the Fairfax-San Anselmo Children’s Center. He has served as a volunteer for the Town over the last 10 years. An avid wine enthusiast, Mr.Cicchetti and his brother write articles for scientific wine journals.

 

Joan StoneJoan Stone has been on the San Anselmo Arts Commission for the past 4 years. Joan enjoys all forms of art and supporting local artists. A native raised in Marin county and has called San Anselmo “home” for 41 years. Joan is self employed in her business as Restoration Jeweler, enjoying the variety of creative challenges.

 

Linda LujanLinda Lujan has been a residence of San Anslemo for 4 years. She moved from Salt Lake City, Utah after retiring from sales and marketing. She wanted to get to know her new community and decided that the San Anselmo Arts Commission was the best way for her to do this. Linda has been part of the Commission for 3 years and has enjoyed learning about the arts in Ross Valley. She enjoys walking, biking, hiking and the outdoor activities in Marin. Linda maintains a personal training certification. She lives in San Anselmo with her daughter and grandson.

 

Ervin GrinbergErvin Grinberg moved from the Washington DC area in 1975 to the Bay Area to get a degree in art (Photography and Metal Sculpture ) from the San Francisco Art Institute which he received in 1978. As a student and after art school Ervin's sequential images were shown in many galleries around the world. Ervin's images not only dealt with the subject matter he was photographing, but also the space in-between the frames. Over the years he ran a successful entertainment logistics company, got involved in a Internet start-up and is currently the Director of Marketing of a digital audio networking company, but has never lost his sense of aesthetics which he incorporates in his everyday life. When not working, Ervin can also be found behind the lens of his camera(s) or creating delicious and unusal meals for his friends and family.


Katie Rice JonesKatie Rice Jones' interest in the arts (and ascetics) was inspired by playing hide-and-go-seek throughout her grandmother’s modern George Fred Keck home as a young child. Years later she became a TV host covering the local arts scene throughout Northern California for Comcast Hometown Network’s Inside City Limits. She has now hosted that show for over seven years. Katie also writes about the art of style in her upcoming book Fashion Dues.