Friday, June 14, 2013

APAP Board of Directors Selects New Officers

Niamh Savani & Brian Cote have been appointed as Arizona Plein Air Painters’ newest Board of Directors Secretary & Treasurer, respectively.

Niamh (pronounced “Neve”) Savani replaces outgoing Secretary Mary Lois Brown, who continues to serve on the BOD.  Brian Cote (pronounced “Co-tay”) replaces outgoing APAP Founding Member and Treasurer Barbara Donahue, who also will continue as a Board member. 

Niamh is a high school art teacher and plein air enthusiast living in Gilbert.  She’s been active in a number of local art exhibits and paint-outs.

Brian is a lifelong artist, and currently manages a popular restaurant in Tempe.  Learn more about him on his website at

Both new officers bring a wealth of experience and enthusiasm to their respective positions, and will adeptly carry forward the vision, energy and mission of Arizona Plein Air Painters.

The Board and members of APAP wish to thank Mary Lois and Barbara for their extraordinary service to the members of this organization, and for many, many hours of behind-the-scenes work on our behalf.

The Board of Directors also would like to extend its heartfelt thanks to APAP’s first President and Founding Member David Haskell.  Dave has resigned his position on the BOD after serving since the club’s inception in 2007.  Congratulations, David, on your many successes and best wishes as new opportunities open to you!  By the way, Dave will be participating in the prestigious Grand Canyon Festival of Art this year, beginning Sept 13, 2013.  More about that in upcoming news.

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