Board of Directors
The Redwood Art Association is governed by a Board of Directors responsible for management of the affairs of the organization, coordinating activities and making decisions about how the organization can best serve the membership and the community. It is a working board and members donate their time, skills and energy to present successful events and worthwhile activities.
The Board meets once a month. If you would like to communicate with the Board or a Board Member, you may send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and your message will be forwarded.
The Board Members for 2017 are:
Martha Haynes, President
After 30 plus years as an educator, now explores color through sewing quilts. Since the world presents all sorts of ideas for quilts, her most useful tool, after the sewing machine, is a camera.
David Boston, Vice President
A photographer who has worked as a welder, nurse and grounds keeper at the Carson Hunting Lodge. Served on the RAA Board in the late 1980’s including President. Has work in public & private collections.
Colleen Hole, Secretary
A lifelong artist, California native and retired print advertising professional. Current North Coast Journal Partner and Board Member.
Roy Grieshaber, Treasurer
Art lover from Eureka with forty years experience as a marketing professional. He has a special interest in helping the association manifest its long-term goals.
Linda Wise, Past President
General Manager at Recology Humboldt County. A sculptor and oil painter with a B.S. and an M.S. in Natural Resources from Humboldt State University.
Retired from Strictly for the Birds in 2004, a business she founded. In addition to birds & nature, she loves being artistically creative and singing. She has been RAA newsletter editor and gift shop coordinator.
Eureka artist with paintings in private collections nationally, studied oil painting with Michael Hayes and watercolor with Bob Benson, former Mayor of the City of Eureka, entrepreneur and arts advocate.
Has an Applied Math Degree with a career as a hydrographic survey engineer updating nautical charts. Discovered his love for pastels after retirement. Enjoys landscape, still life and portraiture painting.
Enjoys art of all sorts. Eureka Natural Foods owner. A Eureka resident who enjoys gardening, being outdoors, and family.
Photographer since age ten. Currently a counselor to small businesses. Worked with experimental literary foundation as writer and editor. Written novels, screenplays, newspaper columns and educational videos.
A McKinleyville resident with a degree in Art, Teacher Preparation from HSU. He is an art instructor for Eureka Senior High School and teaches drawing, painting, jewelry beading & metals, sculpture & pottery.
An ever-evolving digital artist. Leads two art groups, Eureka Photoshop User Group & Humboldt Digital Artists. Software engineer and technical consultant to corporate customers in Silicon Valley for 30 years.
Julia Bednar, Director Emeritus
A Eureka artist whose paintings reflect the natural world. Retired from a career in insurance and child welfare organizations. Member of the Humboldt Arts Council Board and the Fortuna Arts Council.
Robert Haynes, Director Emeritus
Wood sculptor and photographer from Arcata, retired art professor after 39 years of teaching plus many years experience in arts administration and advocacy at the local, county and state level.