President - Founder, CEO, Chairman & Managing Director - Public Relations Manager
On Twitter: @DavidSandum
David Sandum (Moss, Norway): Public Relations, Press and Media Promotion, and Networking.
Born and raised in Sweden, David Sandum moved with his wife to the United States in the early 1990s and settled in Salt Lake City. He attended the University of Utah and graduated in 1999 with a BA in speech communication.
Soon after, he returned to Scandinavia with his young family and ultimately secured a position in IT sales. The demands of his new job, on the heels of many years of stress, took a toll on his health, and he fell into a severe depression. It was during this difficult time that he began to draw and paint, inspired by Edvard Munch’s philosophy that we should all write or paint our life story.
In 2002, David had his first exhibit in his new hometown of Moss, Norway. Over the years since, he has pursued a career in art, participating in many group exhibits and annual solo gallery shows.
More recently, David has embarked on several study trips to New York City, Prague, and Amsterdam. In October 2014, he was accepted to work at the prestigious printmaking studio Estudi de Gravat Ignasi Aguirre Ruiz in Barcelona under master printer Ignacio, who has worked with a number of renowned artists, including Dali, Tapies, and Miro. For his etchings, David primarily uses aquatint, drypoint, or carborundum.
Treasurer - Executive Director, Web Designer/Technical Support - Staff/Volunteer Director
On Twitter: @CGrayWeihman
Carole Gray-Weihman (California, USA) – Events Director/Marketing Management - Website Development, Technical Support, Events Registrar, and Administration.
Carole is a native Californian who lives in Penngrove, California. She’s been a professional painter for over thirty years. She regularly travels around the country and abroad to paint en plein air and compete in plein air painting competitions. She’s represented by several galleries and maintains a private atelier in Petaluma, California.
Carole is also the founder and painting instructor at Plein Air Liaison in Petaluma, California. Plein Air Liaison operates plein air painting workshops and classes locally and abroad.
Carole has also spent several years as an editor and contributing writer for Plein Air Magazine and Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine.
In addition, Carole has spent time passionately assisting other artists with web development and video publishing as well as facilitating online art instruction.
You can learn more about Carole on her websites.
Marketing & Development Specialist
We are looking to fill a spot on our Board . Is this you?
Do you feel that you have what it takes to to serve on our Board holding the position as Marketing & Development Coordinator, specializing in PR, Sponsorships, and Media?
We have a specific need to fill the role listed above, but if you have board service experience working in the nonprofit industry or working with event planning and management and possess specific skillsets such as nonprofit fundraising, marketing/PR, strategic planning, legal expertise, financial management, or sales and you feel you'd be an asset to the team, please fill out our form on our Volunteer page and introduce yourself.
The full Board generally meets 6 times annually for 60-90 minutes via Zoom.
Please head to our volunteer page and fill out our form.