Arizona Designer Craft & Art is an incorporated, member-owned and operated 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Board members are elected from the membership.
AZDCA was originally organized as Arizona Designer Craftsmen in June of 1959 in Sedona for and by a group of individual craftsmen. Vanderbilt Webb, Chairman of the Board of the American Crafts Council, came to Arizona to help organize the group. Some of the craftsmen attending that first meeting were Ben Goo, Maurice Grossman, Charles Loloma, Lloyd Kiva, Mary Pendleton, Berta Wright, Don Schaumburg, Adrian Shaw, Elsie and Ray Graves, Margaret Graves and Bertha Wunderlich.
In July of 2020, with membership input, the Board voted to evolve into Arizona Designer Craft & Art,
to better represent our membership and our mission.
Arizona Designer Craft & Art is committed to advance contemporary crafts related activities in Arizona. We Achieve this through:
The development of public awareness of high quality craft work
Encouragement of high standards of design and workmanship
Experimentation in new materials and techniques
Providing opportunities for the sale of art by individual members
BOARD MEMBERS & AUXILIARY POSITIONS
President: Warren Norgaard
Vice President: Pat Glover
Treasurer: Chris Eggers
Secretary: Sonia Irvin
Exhibition Chairperson: OPEN
Parliamentarian: Sudha Achar
Jury Chairman: Gail Jamieson
Board Member at Large: Michelle Startzman
Board Member at Large: Nancy Dorobiala
Board Member at Large: Barbara Kingdon
Statuary Agent: Jeanne Jerousek-McAninch