October 18, 2010 — Laguna Beach, California — The membership of Art-A-Fair, the finer arts festival in Laguna Beach, has elected Michael J. Cahill to a three year term as President of the Board of Directors. Cahill succeeds Richard “Scooter” Brewer, who served from 2005 – 2010.
Cahill served Art-A-Fair as Treasurer from 2007 – 2010 as well as on the jury selecting new artists. He has exhibited with Art-A-Fair since 1996 in the medium of photography.
Cahill was a test pilot in the United States Navy and discovered his love for photography while cataloguing his travels. In the 1980s, he and his wife, Patricia, also an Art-A-Fair photography artist, began to attend the Laguna art festivals, visiting photography exhibits in particular. Feeling an affinity for Art-A-Fair, Cahill applied for membership and thus began his now 14 year association. His professional career was spent in the aerospace industry. He retired from Northrup Grumman’s advanced projects organization in 2006. Cahill is a resident of Irvine.
As President of the Board, Cahill plans to grow and improve Art-A-Fair so it remains a key player, along with the other two Laguna Beach festivals, in making Laguna Beach a renowned summer art destination. He also plans to capitalize on the synergy of Art-A-Fair and the co-located Tivoli Too! restaurant to make the combined venue a popular destination for large events.
“Another top priority is to enhance Art-A-Fair’s reputation as one of the premiere fine art shows by constantly ratcheting up the quality of our art, the selectivity of our jury system, and correspondingly, our customers’ satisfaction,” he stated. “I plan to continually increase potential customers’ knowledge about what we have to offer, because once they visit, they usually return,” he concluded.
Other members of the Board include Madeline Smith, VP Membership Affairs, John Baer, VP Operations, Joyce Kaspryzk, VP Marketing, Rosemarie Rush, Business Manager, Sarah Ross, Entertainment, Meryl Epstein, Secretary, Pamela Crook, Treasurer, Victor Dworak, Assistant Operations, Todd Nelson, Assistant Business Manager, and Michelle LaRae, Assistant Marketing.
Art-A-Fair is located at 777 Laguna Canyon Road in Laguna Beach. 2011 will mark its 45th year of exhibiting fine art in every medium for public enjoyment and purchase. The show will be open June 24 through August 28, 2011. For additional information, visit HYPERLINK “http://www.art-a-fair.com” www.art-a-fair.com.
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