We offer art salons, traveling exhibitions, lectures and performances, classes for those
wanting to expand their art experience, and an annual Gala to serve our community.
Artists will benefit from our database of works open to curators and gallerists,
and a library of published works by Arizona artists.
Our ultimate goal is to provide a nationally recognized art museum focused on works by the artists of Arizona.
The Museum of Arizona Artists showcases and exhibits significant works of art made by Arizona artists,
provides educational programs to the community, and maintains a library and archives,
acting as a comprehensive venue for Arizona art and art history.
William has been a sales and marketing professional for 30 + years. A graduate of ASU, William has been involved in the Phoenix Arts community for over 40 years, serving on the Board for the Men’s Arts Council of Phoenix Art Museum, and currently as COB for MOAZA. He owns an extensive art collection with heavy emphasis on Arizona artists.
Joel has pursued his career as a painter, sculptor and art educator for over 30 years in Arizona. His work is in the collections of the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, the AZ State University Art Museum, and at the Phoenix City Hall, where his mural Metroasis is permanently installed in the main hall.
Philip is a certified financial planner he works in the finance and wealth management space for the last 12 years. Originally from Wisconsin he completed his B.S. from the University of Wisconsin Madison. He moved to Arizona 3 years ago and is excited to bring his volunteer and nonprofit experience to the community.
Jo-Ann studied at the Main College of Art and The Art Student’s League of New York. She won the Visual Art Fellowship in two-dimensional Media and an Artists Residency Grant from the Arizona Commission on the Arts. Her work is in collections including Loyola Univ. Museum, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, and McDonalds Corporate Collections worldwide.
Dean served 2017-2021 at Scottsdale’s Museum of the West as Chief Advancement and External Affairs Officer, responsible as a member of the Management Team for fundraising and strategic planning efforts. Dean brings us his leadership experience and active engagement in non-profit volunteer work, arts advocacy, and fundraising.
An avid art collector, Karen has supported the arts throughout her life, including serving as an art museum docent, and as president of the Joslyn Art Museum Association in Omaha, Nebraska. She also served as a member of the Joslyn Art Museum Board, and as chairman of its Loan and Acquisition Committee.
Byron has been a professional photographer in the valley for over 20 years. His artistic expression has given him experience with many prominent subjects as his expertise is in the commercial and editorial field, working with many companies in several industries, as well as his work in numerous publications. He has a fond appreciation for art and fellow artists and understands the importance of connection with artists and with the viewing audience. Byron also brings his experience in working with non-profit organizations.
Sam is Volunteer & Events Coordinator for Scottsdale Arts. A graduate of ASU, she holds a bachelor’s degree in Art History with minors in Anthropology, Art Education, and a Master’s Certificate in Nonprofit Business. Sam has almost a decade in nonprofits and great experience in volunteer management, grant writing, event planning, community programming, and engagement initiatives.