The Mission Statement of the Dataw Island Visual Arts Club

The Visual Arts Club is dedicated to encouraging artistic expression and furthering knowledge and appreciation of the arts for its members.

To support the mission statement, the following objectives guide our work:

  • Offer opportunities to create art and to display artwork.
  • Expand workshop offerings to include basic through advanced instruction.
  • Broaden offerings to increase knowledge of art, art history and art appreciation.
  • Support the acquisition of art from the VAC artists.

Dataw Island Visual Arts Club – 2021 Organizational Structure

Marj Shymske


  • Communictions Chair – Mary Marshall
    • Technology – Bill Riski
  • Exhibits Chair – Anne Clements
  • Special Events w/Co-Chair Past President – Kathy McShane
    • Holiday Boutique Committee Head
    • Movie Nights
    • Field Trips
    • Guest Speakers
    • Volunteers – Sandy McManamon

Jennifer Flanagan

Vice President
  • Education
    • Fine Arts Chair – Marie Doyon
      • Open Studio
      • Classes and Workshops
      • Mixed Media
    • Crafts Chair – Dena Dardzinski
      • Card Club
      • Mud Slingers
      • Classes and Workshops
    • Studio Tours Chair – Holly O’Shea
    • Photography Club – Sandy Morse

Jennifer Ethier

  • Historian Chair – Dale Martin

Michael Allen

  • Membership Chair – Kathy Lelenski