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Board of Directors

Our board of directors consists of nine artist-members and business professionals and community members who
 take an active role in implementing the mission of the University Heights Arts Association.   

Download our Membership form.  Cost: $10. artist  $15. business, $15. family, $10. patron.   

Board Members 

George Grace  board

Painting, Drawing, Sculpture

Kevon Greenidge board

Writing, Music, Business

Ann Therese Kelly  board

Glass Art

Lawrence Kinney  board


Mary Ouimette-Kinney  board

Visual Art, Writing  

Peter Siedlecki  board 


Laura Wright

Writing, Photography


Gary Earl Ross  consultant

Writing, Theater

Emil Novak   consultant


Katie Trombley  board

Visual Artist, Grant Writing



Gary Appis


Steve Balesteri


David Benders

Mixed Media Visual Art

Sally Blain


Susan Marie Borden

Mised Media Art

Ellen Brauza

Encaustic multimedia

Yvonne Brown

Performance Art

Fabric Arts

Katy Curtains


Carol Ann Trimper

Writing, Crafts

Chaitali Dekhtawala

Mixed Media, Painting, Sculpture

Gordon Connally


Mary Connally


William Cooper


James Couvutsakis  

Fine Art/Music Publishing

Patti DeWitt

Painting, Quilting

Morgan Jamie Dunbar

Painting, Glass Art

Augustina Droze

Mixed Media Visual Art

Betty Pitts-Foster


Katy Marie Ketter-Franklin

Graphic Design, Photography, Print

Trinton Garrett


Multimedia Art

Natalie Golubski

Colored Pencil Art

Stuart Goodman

Photography, Sculpture, Mixed Media Art

Bob Gregg

Painting, Art Education

Nathan Heidelberger

Music, Performance Art

MacNore Iman

Painting, Music

Len Kagelmacher


Richard Kallay


Sallye Keith


Sylvia Kleindinst

Painting, Illustration

Jamie Kubala


Linda Kunz

Poetry, Literature

David Leavell


Cindy Ladylake

Music Promotions

Jen Ladylake

Music Promotions

Peter Langen

Acrylic Painting, Sculpture

Greg Link

Pottery art

Chase Lobley

Sculpture, Painting, Drawing

Gary Lobley


Timothy Logsdon

Drawing, Illustration

Shirley Lombardo

Fine Art

Robert Luterek


Mary Ann Long

Illustration, Painting, Mixed Media

Nancy Mariani


Vincent Mastrantonio


Michael Morgulis

Design, Graphics

Judy Martin

Oil painting

Kenn Morgan


Fran Noonan


Jeff Noto


Kendra Ochal

Sculpture, Fine Art Furniture

Dorothy Ouimette

Cards, Collage Art

Judie Pufpaff


Mark Reginald

Mixed Media, Digital Art, Photography

Andy Russell


Peter Runfola

Painting, Sculpture, Mixed Media

Fran Sanford

Gift Boxes


Drawing and Painting

Art Pepe


Sr. Mary Amelia Pieczynski

Mixed Media

Thomas Publishing

Writing and Publishing

Karen Robinson

Watercolor, Textiles

Emma Schimminger


John Schimminger

Singing, Art

Stefana Schimminger

Modern and Folk Dance

Jesse Schmidbauer


Patricia Tansey

Writing, Painting, Drawing

Michael Tritto


Kathy Tussing

Painting, Poetry

David Whelan

Floral Design

Tina Wiepert

Photograhy, Fine Art, Writing

Gary Wolfe

Painting, Writing

Celeste Zachritz

Fabric Art, Quilts

Carl Thiel

Performace Arts


Gregory Brown
Sharon Green
Donna Kagelmacher
Lawrence Kinney Sr.
Frank and Brunilda Luterek
Sr. Jeremy Midura
Mikhaela Schmidbauer
Linda and Ron Young

Business Members

Amy's Place Restaurant  Lebanese and American restaurant 
Antique Lamp and Gift Emporium vintage lamps, art and antiques
Basket Case themed gift baskets with a humanitarian purpose
Best of Western New York a comprehensive WNY-themed online magazine
Buffalo's Best Grill: Burgers, casual dining in a Buffalo-themed atmosphere.
Buffalo Legacy Publications a book publishing company
Buffalo Roots, Hydroponics & Organics indoor gardening supplies
Buffalo Vibe  an online lifestyle and entertainment magazine
Burnham & Dodge Art Hour online radio show 
Capen Garden Walk garden walk in the University District of Buffalo and surrounding neighborhoods
an open discussion about various art forms
Circleformance Poetry Series  poetry readings in the round
Cone V Pottery pottery themed open studios, gallery, classes and parties
Illuminations Glass Studio  Glass art classes at the studio of Ann Therese Kelly
Hertel Business Association promotes businesses and community efforts on Hertel Avenue
Linear Park  a neighborhood park that is part of the Rails to Trails system of parks.
Lewis and Klark popular  jazz guitar duo  professional quality websites and hosting
LoTempio Law: Patent attorney Vincent LoTempio
MC Zill positive hip-hop music with a purpose
Mermaid & Weasel:  artsy gifts with a geeky theme
Music City Buffalo  guitar store that offers music lessons
NYPA Power Vista  Power Authority visitor's center
Operation Shear Joy Heifter International branch 
Pamela, Inc.  finely crafted hats, scarves and jewelry
Plants Map a web community that hosts botanical collections
Queen City Bookstore  a comic art store that is also home to Visions Comic Art Group and Queen City Knights.
Queen City Imaging a full service printing company 
Shango Bistro New Orleans cuisine restaurant
Silver Raven Soap hand crafted soaps 
St. Andrew's Episcopal Church local Episcopal church that contributes to the arts and community
St. Joseph University Parish a Catholic parish 

UG and the Youngins  positive rap music for and with children

Western New York Independent Living, Inc disability resource

Western New York Independent Living-Genesee a WNYIL agency serving disabled people of the Genesee region

West Herr Toyota Williamsville full service new and used Toyota vehicles 

Wooden Cities  a music ensemble that increases awareness of contemporary and experimental music