Volunteers make Manzano Mountain Art Council a pleasant venue for performances, education, a gift shop, gallery, and artist studios. Volunteers created the community murals and assist with the Mountainair Sunflower Festival where we meet new people while celebrating and showcasing New Mexico artists and craftspeople.
The Manzano Mountain Art Council welcomes your volunteerism! Consider volunteering on one of our working committees. Contact the committee organizer. If you have an arts-related event, workshop, or lecture idea for the Manzano Mountain Art Council, please submit this form.
Advertising / PR / Marketing
Writes and publishes print materials, communication with the community, and membership. Works with the Marketing Director who manages the website, all social media, mass emails, creation and distribution of event fliers, and advertising. Contact Julia Butler, Marketing Director
Plans and produces art exhibits, handling art sales and insurance for artists, and submitting sales information to the Treasurer. Display the collection of art hung in the gallery and windows. Submit artist information and images to the Marketing Director. Contact Anne Ravenstone, Organizer.
Board of Directors
Responsible for the slate of officers and board members. Addresses issues of governance. Contact Pat Havens, President
Building and Grounds
Oversees the design and construction of new spaces. Arranges for building maintenance and repairs. Manages rentals (scheduling, contract, oversight). Responsible for building schedules. Maintains a community calendar. Contact Kent Potter, Building Director
Art Education / Schools
Organizes and oversees all classes and workshops in our building. Works with Mountainair Public Schools to manage after school programs and residencies. Maintains the mural project. Contact Karen Smith, Project Director
Fundraising / Grants
Plans fundraising events (eg. raffles, auction, Treasure Sale). Researches, writes, and reports on grants. Contact Megan Schwingle.
Accounting and bookkeeping of loan management, budget, and reports. Advises the board on tax-related and liability issues. Contact Paul Sisson, Treasurer
Manages the gift shop inventory and display, schedules volunteers, and update open hours with the calendar manager. Oversees the gift shop during open hours. Makes sales and assists visitors in the building. Contact Donna Deiner, organizer
Develops the annual schedule of events, selects program topics and performers, writes descriptions, schedules event dates. Selects a manager for each event who acts as a point of contact for special guests, performers, artists, and instructors. Ensures forms and payments are made. Funnels relevant content to the Marketing Director for the brochure and event promotion. Contact Anne Ravenstone, organizer
Membership / Community Outreach
Assists the Marketing Director in executing the annual membership drive (June/July) including a letter and report from the president, printing, email follow-up, thank you notes, membership cards, tracking and reporting income to Finance, and membership status to the Marketing Director. Solicit new members and community participation. Contact Anne Ravenstone, organizer
(Programs) Assists in the setup, event day coordination, and clean up of special events at our building and in the community. Contact our general email.
Sunflower Festival (Mountainair)
Elects coordinator for the annual event and plans committee meetings. Assigns and delegates tasks to volunteers. Oversees execution of the master plan. Contact Anne Ravenstone, organizer
Committee members include a board member, but can be members and community people as well. Committee meetings are as needed and accomplished via email, phone, Zoom, and in-person. Committee members do not always complete tasks – they just need to see that it gets done. Committees should meet at least quarterly.