he Media Arts Council works to further its mission to actively support local artists and integrate a wide range of arts into the life of the entire community.
M.A.C. seeks to:
- Support artists by increasing opportunities to exhibit or perform their work in Media
- Create opportunities to communicate information about art happenings throughout the area
- Contribute to community arts events that appeal to all members of the community
Our overriding passion is the importance of arts in the community, and the Media Arts Council seeks to support all who take part.
group of artists and residents of Media and surrounding communities met during 2004 to discuss the opportunities and challenges facing artists, art supporters and the community at large regarding the role of the arts in the community. This group evolved into the Board of Directors who moved to incorporate the organization as a 501c3 non-profit and establish it as a resource for the community. The Media Arts Council now has 14 volunteer board members and several volunteers working on multiple committees and connecting with other regional organizations to promote the arts where possible.
In 2010, the Media Arts Council hired its first Executive Director, Judy Fowler, one of the original founding members and first president of M.A.C.
Many M.A.C. events are in their fifth annual rotation and 2nd Saturdays have been a continuous monthly event since 2006 – celebrating its sixth year and 72nd event in March of 2012.
Board of Directors | 2017
Sara Painter, President
Emily Scheivert, Vice-President
Wilbur Briones, Secretary
Mike Berman, Treasurer
Mary Beth Rim
Borough Council Liaison
Brian Hall, Borough Council President
hat does M.A.C. really do? Our work is organized into several committees made up of dedicated volunteers who bring their skills and enthusiasm to their teams. We have a lot on our plates, but recognize that we’re in it for the camaraderie too. We’re always looking for new volunteers, so please let us know if you’re interested in learning more about our committees.
As you can see, the Media Arts Council does a lot and needs your help to keep the ball rolling. Visit the Volunteer and Support the Arts pages for more information. And as always, we encourage everyone to become a patron of M.A.C. Your contributions go a long way to further the arts in our community.