As your President for the last 3 years, I want to thank everyone for all the support, guidance and assistance I have been given. Serving you in this position has been such an honor and a privilege.
I am ever more aware of the importance of being part of a team. Each member has his/her own points of view and once those ideas come together, the result is more than the individual parts. In psychology they call it Gestalt. I would particularly like to thank the Board Members for their feedback and participation in helping us move forward. As members, you have seen the results of these efforts in our partnership with AAG both for technology and student scholarships; and by the wonderful Community Outreach Programs for Art Education. I have had the opportunity to meet so many talented, creative artists and have learned so much from you all. I look forward to more interchanging of ideas.
“ Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much.” —Helen Keller
Ruth Philliben, President, AWA