The Miniature Artists of America - Our Membership


Officers & Volunteers:
President: Kay Petryszak, Clearwater, FL
Secretary: Elaine Hahn, Holiday, FL
Treasurer: Janet Laird-Lagassee, Auburn, ME
Editor: Melissa Miller Nece, Palm Harbor, FL
Membership: Beverly Abbott, Newport News, VA
Historian/Archivist: Wes Siegrist, Townsend, TN
Webmaster: Wes Siegrist, Townsend, TN
MASF Liaison: Susan Palmer
MPSGS Liaison: Narissa Steel, Ruth Penn

Honorary Members (All in Memoriam)
Curtis, Charles W. - Clearwater, FL 1988 d. 1/3/2003
Humphries, Robert - Belleville, NJ 1986 d. 1986
Lucas, Suzanne, PRMS - England 1995 d. 12/21/2008
Rabbage, Lewis Hoyer - New York, NY 1995 d. 6/27/1995

Roster of Active Signature Members Elected
     Inactive Signature Members are not listed
     List updated August 11, 2017
     Dues are payable in July for the coming year
     * denotes founding member in 1985

Abbott, Beverly - VA 2008
Angelini, John - FL 1986
Argyros, Chrysoula - South Africa 2007
Bridges, Pat - TN 1992
Coe, Michael - England 2003
Cook, Ed - IL 1990
De Kosinsky, Viviane - VA 2015
Denyer-Baker, Pauline - England 2013
Downs, Douglas - CA 1996
Eaton, Paul - England 2013
Farrell, Alan - England 2005
Fotheringham, Beverly - WA 2014
Freeman, Barbara A. - WA 2012
Ganz, Tykie - FL* (Lifetime Member)
Good, John - England 2016
Hall, Tracy - Scotland 2013
Hamilton, Merril - UT 1990
Hahn, Elaine - FL 2015
Hegler, Mimi - MD 2003
Houser, Luann - IN 2017
Humble, Joan - Australia 2011
Hunter, David - FL 2016
Jansen, Kimberly - NM 2006
Jansen, Mary - IL 2015
Jones, Helen C. - UK 2012
Keirce, Debra - VA 2014
Knoll, Janice - MI 2012
Koenig, Dave - MI 1992
Laird-Lagassee, Janet - ME 1996
Lalingo, Judy - MD 2013
Liverman, Doris - FL 1990
MacArgel, Gail - MO 2007
Morgan, Brenda - AR 2017
Marsh, Myra - NM 2003
Milhalik, Jane - MD* (Lifetime Member)
Mullane, Jeanette - OR 2001
Mundy, William P (Bill) - England 1992
Nece, Melissa Miller - FL 2008
Olson, Demaris - CO 1995
Penn, Ruth - MD 2006
Petryszak, Kay - FL 1990
Pierson, Rosalind - England 2001
Plummer, Carlton - MA 1986
Puttergill, Pat - Africa 2006
Rambo, Meredith - GA 1994
Rossin, Linda - NJ 2005
Rowsell, Joyce - England 2004
Serfass, Mary - PA 2015
Sharbaugh, Evelyn - PA 1998
Siegrist, Rachelle - TN 2004
Siegrist, Wes - TN 2004
Stanton, Barbara - CA 2012
Strubel, Klaus - FL 2009
Toole, Lois Salmon - OH 1992
Touliatos, Markissia - FL 2002
Trundle, Sylvia - OH 1988 (Lifetime Member)
Turner, Cyril - England 1988
Vitale, Victoria - NC 2012
Waldron, Wayne - IN 2007
Wall, Sue - NY 2017
Watanabe, Akiko - CA 2015
Weston, David - UK 2012

Signature Members in Memoriam
Blake, Jane - FL 1987 d. 8/7/1993
Boyers, Jean - FL 1993 d.12/14/2014
Brannigan, Patrick - NJ* d.
Burdett-Somers, Wilhelmina - England 1990 d.1/17/14
Chadwell, Mary - NV* d. 10/3/2012 (Lifetime Member)
Duckwall, Helen B. - FL* d. 2/27/1988
Dunne, Jeanne - FL* d. 10/30/2012 (Lifetime Member)
Elley, Chuck - NE 1995 d. 1/27/2004
Friday, Katherine - OR 1992 d. 7/22/2015
Fry, Mies - FL 2010 d. 5/16/2010
Gliessner, Skip - KY* d. 10/10/2007
Hunt, Geoffrey W.G. - England 2000 d.8/23/2008
Jackson, Barbara - GA 1990 d. 5/27/2009
Jaka, Agatha - MD 1989 d. 12/02/2002
Longley, Pat - NJ* d. 12/07/2010 (Lifetime Member)
Markut, Jan - FL 1989 d. 11/15/1993
Moore, Robert Eric - ME 1990 d. 2006
Morrell, Garry - MD* d.
Ore, Marion - FL 1988 d. 3/20/14
Pierson, Helen - FL 1992 d. 3/23/1998
Richards, Glenora - CT 1993 d. 10/21/2009 (Lifetime Member)
Sanford, Sheila - England 1995 d. 7/2/2009
Saxon, Henry - England 1993 d. 2006
Sellers, H. Francis - UT 2001 d. 11/12/2011
Shorthouse, Sydney - England 1993 d. 3/11/2009
Stern, Louis - DC 1994 d. 6/9/2014
Tweed, Charlie - FL 2009 d. 11/11/2011
Whyte, Raymond - FL 1989 d. 4/9/2003
Woodhouse, Marjorie - FL 1987 d. 7/16/1994

MAA Presidents
Charles (Wally) Curtis 1985-1988 (acting President)
Laura Parker Schofer 1988-1990
Barbara Jackson and Doris Liverman 1991
Kay Petryszak 1992-


Sustaining Associates, the support arm of MAA, are artists and friends of the arts who wish to assist MAA in achieving its goals and objectives. They receive minutes of meetings, the MAA newsletter and information on upcoming MAA events. They are encouraged to attend the annual MAA meeting held in the Clearwater, FL region each winter.

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History of MAA Officers and Leadership

2017- President: Kay Petryszak
Secretary: Elaine Hahn
Treasurer: Janet Laird-Lagassee
Editor: Melissa Miller Nece
Membership: Beverly Abbott
Historian/Archivist: Wes Siegrist
Webmaster: Wes Siegrist
MASF Representative: Susan Palmer
MPSGS Representative: Narissa Steel, Ruth Penn
Jury of Admissions: Paul Eaton, Elaine Hahn, Doris Liverman, Melissa Miller Nece, Ruth Penn

2016- President: Kay Petryszak
Secretary: Elaine Hahn
Treasurer: Janet Laird-Lagassee
Editor: Melissa Miller Nece
Membership: Beverly Abbott
Historian/Archivist: Wes Siegrist
Webmaster: Wes Siegrist
MASF Representative: Kay Petryszak
MPSGS Representative: Narissa Steel, Ruth Penn
Jury of Admissions: Beverly Abbott, Michael Coe, Tykie Ganz, Bill Mundy, Ruth Penn

2015- President: Kay Petryszak
Secretary: Susan G. Palmer
Treasurer: Janet Laird-Lagassee
Editor: Melissa Miller Nece
Membership: Beverly Abbott
Historian/Archivist: Wes Siegrist
Webmaster: Wes Siegrist
MPSGS Representative: Narissa Steel, Ruth Penn
MASF Representative: Kay Petryszak
Jury of Admissions: Paul Eaton, Alan Farrell, Rosalind Pierson, Rachelle Siegrist, Wes Siegrist

2014- President: Kay Petryszak
Secretary: Susan G. Palmer
Treasurer: Janet Laird-Lagassee
Editor: Melissa Miller Nece
Membership: Beverly Abbott
Historian/Archivist: Wes Siegrist
Webmaster: Wes Siegrist
MPSGS Representative: Narissa Steel
MASF Representative: Kay Petryszak
Jury of Admissions: Paul Eaton, Alan Farrell, Melissa Miller Nece, Kay Petryszak, Markissia Touliatos

2013- President: Kay Petryszak
Secretary: Susan G. Palmer
Treasurer: Janet Laird-Lagassee
Editor: Melissa Miller Nece
Membership: Beverly Abbott
Historian/Archivist: Wes Siegrist
Traveling Exhibition Coordinator: Wes Siegrist
Webmaster: Wes Siegrist
MPSGS Representative: Narissa Steel
MASF Representative: Kay Petryszak
Jury of Admissions: Bill Mundy, Melissa Miller Nece, Ruth Penn, Rachelle Siegrist, Lois Salmon Toole

2012- President: Kay Petryszak
Secretary: Susan G. Palmer
Treasurer: Janet Laird-Lagassee
Editor: Melissa Miller Nece
Membership: Beverly Abbott
Historian/Archivist: Wes Siegrist
Traveling Exhibition Coordinator: Wes Siegrist
Webmaster: Wes Siegrist
MPSGS Representative: Narissa Steel
MASF Representative: Kay Petryszak
Jury of Admissions: Fred Gruizinga, Melissa Miller Nece, Heidi Presse, Wes Siegrist, Violet Temple

2011- President: Kay Petryszak
Secretary: Susan G. Palmer
Treasurer: Janet Laird-Lagassee
Editor: Melissa Miller Nece
Membership: Rachelle Siegrist
Historian/Archivist: Wes Siegrist
Traveling Exhibition Coordinator: Wes Siegrist
Webmaster: Wes Siegrist
MPSGS Representative: Narissa Steel
MASF Representative: Kay Petryszak
Jury of Admissions: Chrysoula Argyros, Bill Mundy, Roz Pierson, Carlton Plummer, Rachelle Siegrist
MAA Award Juries: MASF - Kay Petryszak, Rachelle Siegrist, Wes Siegrist; MPSGS - Mimi Hegler, Ruth Penn

2010- President: Kay Petryszak
Secretary: Susan G. Palmer
Treasurer: Janet Laird-Lagassee
Editor: Melissa Miller Nece
Membership: Rachelle Siegrist
Historian/Archivist: Wes Siegrist
Traveling Exhibition Coordinator: Wes Siegrist
Webmaster: Wes Siegrist
MPSGS Representative: Narissa Steel
MASF Representative: Kay Petryszak
Jury of Admissions: Tykie Ganz, Gail MacArgel, Ruth Penn, Klaus Strubel, Charlie Tweed

2009- President: Kay Petryszak
Secretary: Susan G. Palmer
Editor: Melissa Miller Nece
Treasurer: Janet Laird-Lagassee
Membership: Rachelle Siegrist
Travel Exhibition Coordinator: Wes Siegrist
Webmaster: Wes Siegrist
Archivist/Historian: Wes Siegrist
MASF Representative: Kay Petryszak
MPSGS Representative: John Thompson/Narissa Steel
Jury of Admissions: Beverly Abbott, Dean Mitchell, William P. Mundy, Heidi Presse, Wes Siegrist

2008- President: Kay Petryszak
Secretary: Susan G. Palmer
Treasurer: Janet Laird-Lagassee
Membership: Janet Laird-Lagassee
Travel Exhibition Coordinator: Wes Siegrist
Webmaster: Wes Siegrist
MASF Representative: Kay Petryszak
Jury of Admissions: Gail MacArgel, Jane Mihalik, Kay Petryszak, Rosalind Pierson, Rachelle Siegrist

2007- President: Kay Petryszak
Secretary: Susan G. Palmer
Treasurer: Janet Laird-Lagassee
Membership: Mary Lou Moore
Travel Exhibition Coordinator: Wes Siegrist
Webmaster: Wes Siegrist
MASF Representative: Kay Petryszak
Jury of Admissions: Alan Farrell, Tykie Ganz, Ruth Penn, Rosalind Pierson, Wes Siegrist

2006- President: Kay Petryszak
Secretary: Susan G. Palmer
Treasurer: Janet Laird-Lagassee
Membership: Mary Lou Moore
Travel Exhibition Coordinator: Mary Kugelman/Wes Siegrist
Webmaster: Wes Siegrist
MASF Representative: Kay Petryszak
MPSGS Representative: Margaret Hicks
Jury of Admissions: Alan Farrell, Charles Hargraves, Myra Marsh, Kay Petryszak, Rosalind Pierson

2005- President: Kay Petryszak
Secretary: Susan G. Palmer
Treasurer: Janet Laird-Lagassee
Membership: Mary Lou Moore
Travel Exhibition Coordinator: Mary Kugelman
Webmaster: Wes Siegrist
MASF Representative: Kay Petryszak
MPSGS Representative: Margaret Hicks
Jury of Admissions: Margi Cochran, Dean Mitchell, Rosalind Pierson, Rachelle Siegrist, Wes Siegrist

2004- President: Kay Petryszak
Secretary: Susan G. Palmer
Treasurer: Janet Laird-Lagassee
Membership: Mary Lou Moore
Travel Exhibition Coordinator: Mary Kugelman
MASF Representative: Kay Petryszak
MPSGS Representative: Margaret Hicks
Jury of Admissions: Markissia Billiris, Charles Hargraves, Mimi Hegler, Myra Marsh, William P. Mundy

2003- President: Kay Petryszak
Secretary: Susan G. Palmer
Corresponding Secretary: Alma Wensley
Treasurer: Janet Laird-Lagassee
Membership: Mary Lou Moore
Travel Exhibition Coordinator: Mary Kugelman
MASF Representative: Kay Petryszak
MPSGS Representative: Margaret Hicks
Jury of Admissions: Camille Boyers, Jeanette Mullane, William P. Mundy, Henry Saxon, Sherri Trial

2002- President: Kay Petryszak
Vice President/Editor: Wally Curtis
Secretary: Susan G. Palmer
Corresponding Secretary: Alma Wensley
Treasurer: Janet Laird-Lagassee
Membership: Anita Boyers
Travel Exhibition Coordinator: Mary Kugelman
MASF Representative: Kay Petryszak
MPSGS Representative: Margaret Hicks
Jury of Admissions: Mimi Hegler, Myra Marsh, William P. Mundy, Kay Petryszak, Laura Von Stetina

2001- President: Kay Petryszak
Vice President/Editor: Wally Curtis
Secretary: Susan G. Palmer
Corresponding Secretary: Alma Wensley
Treasurer: Chuck Elley
Membership: Anita Boyers
Travel Exhibition Coordinator: Mary Kugelman
MASF Representative: Kay Petryszak
MPSGS Representative: Margaret Hicks
Jury of Admissions: Jean Boyers, Chuck Elley, Katherine Friday, Doris Liverman, Violet Temple

2000- President: Kay Petryszak
Vice President/Editor: Wally Curtis
Secretary: Susan G. Palmer
Corresponding Secretary: Alma Wensley
Treasurer: Chuck Elley
Membership: Anita Boyers
Travel Exhibition Coordinator: Mary Kugelman
MASF Representative: Kay Petryszak
MPSGS Representative: Margaret Hicks
Jury of Admissions: Chuck Elley, Charles Hargraves, William P. Mundy, Kay Petryszak, Violet Temple

1999- President: Kay Petryszak
Vice President/Editor: Wally Curtis
Secretary/Corresponding Secretary: Alma Wensley
Treasurer: Chuck Elley
Membership: Anita Boyers
Travel Exhibition Coordinator: Mary Kugelman
MASF Representative: Kay Petryszak
MPSGS Representative: Margaret Hicks
Jury of Admissions: Tykie Ganz, Jane Mihalik, William P. Mundy, Carol Rockwell, Raymond P. Whyte

1998- President: Kay Petryszak
Vice President/Editor: Wally Curtis
Secretary/Corresponding Secretary: Alma Wensley
Treasurer: Cynthia Eastman-Roan
Membership: Anita Boyers
Travel Exhibition Coordinator: Mary Kugelman
MASF Representative: Kay Petryszak
MPSGS Representative: Margaret Hicks
Jury of Admissions: Anita Boyers, Chuck Elley, Katherine Friday, Tykie Ganz, Lois Salmon Toole

1997- President: Kay Petryszak
Vice President/Editor: Wally Curtis
Secretary: Helen Pierson
Corresponding Secretary: Doris Liverman
Treasurer: Cynthia Eastman-Roan
Membership: Anita Boyers
Travel Exhibition Coordinator: Mary Kugelman
GMAS Representative: Meredith Rambo
MASF Representative: Kay Petryszak
MPSGS Representative: Margaret Hicks
Jury of Admissions: Chuck Elley, Katherine Friday, Fred Gruizinga, William P. Mundy, Colleen Parker

1996- President: Kay Petryszak
Vice President/Editor: Wally Curtis
Secretary: Helen Pierson
Corresponding Secretary: Doris Liverman
Treasurer: Tykie Ganz
Membership: F. Marion Ore
Travel Exhibition Coordinator: Mary Kugelman
GMAS Representative: Meredith Rambo
MASF Representative: Doris Liverman
MPSGS Representative: Margaret Hicks
Jury of Admissions: Jean Boyers, Margi Cochran, Chuck Elley, Sydney Shorthouse, Violet Temple

1995- President: Kay Petryszak
Vice President/Editor: Wally Curtis
Secretary: Helen Pierson
Treasurer: Tykie Ganz
Membership: F. Marion Ore
Travel Exhibition Coordinator: Doris Liverman
Archivist/Historian: Lewis Hoyer Rabbage
GMAS Representative: Meredith Rambo
MASF Representative: Doris Liverman
MPSGS Representative: Margaret Hicks
Jury of Admissions: Mary Chadwell, Katherine Friday, Colleen Parker, Violet Temple, Sydney Shorthouse

1994- President: Kay Petryszak
Vice President/Editor: Wally Curtis
Secretary: Helen Pierson
Treasurer: Tykie Ganz
Membership: F. Marion Ore
Travel Exhibition Coordinators: Marjorie Woodhouse/Doris Liverman
Archivist/Historian: Lewis Hoyer Rabbage
GMAS Representative: Meredith Rambo
MASF Representative: Doris Liverman
MPSGS Representative: Margaret Hicks
Jury of Admissions: Margi Cochran, Dave Koenig, Jane Mihalik, Helen Pierson, Violet Temple
1993- President: Kay Petryszak
Vice President/Editor: Wally Curtis
Secretary: Helen Pierson
Treasurer: Tykie Ganz
Membership: F. Marion Ore
Travel Exhibition Coordinators: Marjorie Woodhouse/Doris Liverman
Archivist/Historian: Lewis Hoyer Rabbage
GMAS Representative: Meredith Rambo
MASF Representative: Doris Liverman
MPSGS Representative: Margaret Hicks
Jury of Admissions: Pat Bridges, Katherine Friday, Skip Gliessner, Barbara Jackson, Violet Temple

1992- President: Kay Petryszak
Vice President/Editor: Wally Curtis
Secretary: Marion Simonds
Treasurer: Tykie Ganz
Membership: F. Marion Ore
Travel Exhibition Coordinators: Marjorie Woodhouse/Doris Liverman
Archivist/Historian: Lewis Hoyer Rabbage
GMAS Representative: Meredith Rambo
MASF Representative: Doris Liverman
MSNJ Representative: Pat Longley
MPSGS Representative: Margaret Hicks
Jury of Admissions: Tykie Ganz, Doris Liverman, Kay Petryszak, Raymond Whyte, Marjorie Woodhouse

1991- Co-Presidents: Barbara Jackson/Doris Liverman
Vice President/Editor: Wally Curtis
Secretary: Marion Simonds
Treasurer: Colleen Parker
Travel Exhibition Coordinator: Marjorie Woodhouse
Archivist/Historian: Lewis Hoyer Rabbage
GMAS Representative: Meredith Rambo
MASF Representative: Doris Liverman
MSNJ Representative: Pat Longley
MPSGS Representative: Margaret Hicks
Jury of Admissions: Al Barker, Pat Brannigan, Richard Haynes, Pat Longley, Jane Mihalik

1990- Co-Presidents: Barbara Jackson/Doris Liverman
Vice President/Editor: Wally Curtis
Secretary: Marion Simonds
Corresponding Secretary: Marjorie Woodhouse
Treasurer: Colleen Parker
Travel Exhibition Coordinator: Barbara Jackson
Archivist/Historian: Lewis Hoyer Rabbage
GMAS Representative: Meredith Rambo
MASF Representative: Doris Liverman
MMAS Representative: Jack Akerstrom
MSNJ Representative: Pat Longley
MPSGS Representative: Margaret Hicks
Jury of Admissions: John Angelini, Fred Gruizinga, Marion Simonds, Raymond Whyte, Marjorie Woodhouse

1989- President: Laura Schofer
Vice President/Editor: Wally Curtis
Secretary: Kay Petryszak
Corresponding Secretary: Marjorie Woodhouse
Treasurer: Irene Kemp/Colleen Parker
Travel Exhibition Coordinator: Barbara Jackson
Archivist/Historian: Lewis Hoyer Rabbage
GMAS Representative: Meredith Rambo
MASF Representative: Doris Liverman
MMAS Representative: Jack Akerstrom
MSNJ Representative: Pat Longley
MPSGS Representative: Margaret Hicks
Jury of Admissions: John Angelini, Jane Blake, Jeanne Dunne, Marion Simonds, Marjorie Woodhouse

1988- President: Laura Schofer
Vice President/Editor: Wally Curtis
Secretary: Kay Petryszak
Corresponding Secretary: Marjorie Woodhouse
Treasurer: Beulah Tschache Coleman/Irene Kemp
Archivist/Historian: Lewis Hoyer Rabbage
GMAS Representative: Meredith Rambo
MASF Representative: Doris Liverman
MSNJ Representative: Pat Longley
MPSGS Representative: Margaret Hicks
MMAS Representative: Jack Akerstrom
Jury of Admissions: John Angelini, Jane Blake, Jeanne Dunne, Pat Longley, Marjorie Woodhouse

1987- President: Gary Morrel (Acting Wally Curtis and Kay Petryszak)
Vice President/Editor: Wally Curtis
Recording Secretary: Kay Petryszak
Corresponding Secretary: Marjorie Woodhouse
Treasurer: Beulah Coleman
Archivist/Historian: Lewis Hoyer Rabbage
MASF Representative: Doris Liverman
MSNJ Representative: Pat Longley
MPSGS Representative: Margaret Hicks
MMAS Representative: Pegee Haman
Jury of Admissions: John Angelini, Tykie Ganz, Jane Mihalik, Gary Morrell, Carlton Plummer

1986- President: Wally Curtis
Recording Secretary: Laura Schofer
Corresponding Secretary: Marjorie Woodhouse
Treasurer: Beulah Coleman
Archivist/Historian: Lewis Hoyer Rabbage
MASF Representative: Doris Liverman
MSNJ Representative: Pat Longley
MPSGS Representative: Margaret Hicks
MMAS Representative: Pegee Haman
Jury of Admissions: Al Barker, Helen Duckwall, Jeanne Dunne, Tykie Ganz, Pat Longley

1985- President: Wally Curtis
Vice President: Tom Hopper
Recording Secretary: Laura Schofer
Corresponding Secretary: Marjorie Woodhouse
Treasurer: Beulah Coleman
Editor: Robert Humphries
Archivist/Historian: Lewis Hoyer Rabbage
MASF Representative: Doris Liverman
MSNJ Representative: Pat Longley
MPSGS Representative: Margaret Hicks
MMAS Representative: Joan Christensen
Jury of Admissions: Helen Duckwall, Robert Humphries, Doris Liverman, Pat Longley, Marjorie Woodhouse

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