Spotlight on Outgoing Board Member Lisa Fulmer and Incoming Board Member Patti St. Denis

Lisa Fulmer

Past president and corresponding secretary Lisa will be leaving the Board this month to devote more time to her career as a marketing consultant and rep for Marabu products. During her years as president and board member Lisa initiated many projects that enhanced both the experiences of members and CAA's role in the community. She represented CAA on the committee for the statue of Don Salvio Pacheco at Todos Santos Plaza and was key to CAA receiving a large donation from the Concord Historical Society that will enable community and public art projects. 

Lisa with Concord's Mayor
Lisa curated shows at the library and aRt Cottage, served as chair of CAA's Fourth of July parade committee, attended more than her share of Chamber of Commerce events as the CAA representative, and put in hours every month writing the newsletter and updating the blog.
She featured dozens of CAA member artists in her "Arts in Motion" column for the Concord Pioneer newspaper over the years and will continue to do so.  She dragged the rest of the board into the 21st century technology-wise and inspired us to increase CAA's community involvement. She has promised to stay involved as a general member, but the board members will miss her energy and ideas at our meetings. 

We all thank her for her deep devotion to CAA and the arts in Concord!
Patti St Denis

Patti took her place on the board this year, saying, "I'll have my training wheels on, so don't expect too much!" Well, Patti kicked off those wheels almost immediately by volunteering to co-host CAA's very first art table at the Mayor's Tree Lighting and Sing-Along. She jumped right in when she joined the Utility Box Committee and agreed to take on fundraising. As fund-raising chair, Patti has succeeded in raising well over the targeted amount of money CAA needed for the project. 

Patti continues to volunteer for projects like the fourth of July parade, CAA's art camp at Monument Crisis Center, and most recently, Night Out at the Library. In her spare time...when she is not volunteering at East Bay Regional Parks, Eastern Star, and becoming a junior master at bridge, Patti paints! Her work has been accepted into the juried show at the Alameda County Fair two years in a row!