About Us

Arizona Designer Craftsmen is an incorporated, member-owned and operated 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Board members are elected from the membership.

History

ADC was organized June 1959 in Sedona for and by a group of individual craftsmen. Vanderbilt Webb, Chairman of the Board of the American Crafts Council, came to Arizona to help organize the group. Some of the craftsmen attending that first meeting were Ben Goo, Maurice Grossman, Charles Loloma, Lloyd Kiva, Mary Pendleton, Berta Wright, Don Schaumburg, Adrian Shaw, Elsie and Ray Graves, Margaret Graves and Bertha Wunderlich.

Mission Statement


Arizona Designer Craftsman is committed to advance contemporary crafts related activities in Arizona. We Achieve this through:

  • Education

  • The development of public awareness of high quality craft work

  • Encouragement of high standards of design and workmanship

  • Experimentation in new materials and techniques

  • Providing opportunities for the sale of art by individual members


Board Members & Auxiliary Positions


Board Members

  • President: Warren Norgaard
  • Vice President: Pat Glover
  • Secretary: Barb Kingdon
  • Treasurer: Chris Eggers
  • Jury Chairman: Gail Jamieson
  • Media Board Member at Large: Michelle Startzman
  • Board Member at Large: Nancy Dorobiala

Auxiliary Positions

  • Statuary Agent: Jeanne Jerousek-McAninch

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