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MCAF 

MED CITY ART FESTIVAL

2019-23

Med City Art Festival is a (501(c)3) non-profit organization that relies on contributions from individuals, agencies, and foundations to support the development of our programs with exhibitions, outreach programs, and festivals.

 

MISSION:

Med City Art Festival is a cross-cultural art festival that aims to inform and educate our attendees with a wide range of cultural and artistic experiences that engage, excite, and inspire them. MACF provides a space to showcase artists' original work across multiple platforms.

 

VISSION:

Bring people together to cultivate an atmosphere where passion drives business and opens minds.

 

GOALS:

MCAF has two main goals. One is to allow emerging and professional artists to address their artists' expression, exposure, and revenue needs and provide them with the space and context to do it. The other is to provide accessibility to the public to different expressions of art and culture.

 

INSPIRATION:

Art is everywhere...but only a few can see it, and even fewer can transform what we see into a representation of it. By teaching to see art and develop skills, we believe anyone can express themselves in the diverse art platforms.

Art is our passion. It enriches life and feeds the soul.

 

STRATEGIC PRIORITIES:

Med City Art Festival allows emerging artists to experiment within the public domain.
MCAF encourages professional artists to pursue their creativity and individuality by being a vendor, performing, or ATs (art teachers) in our free annual festival.

Support our volunteers in their work and provide a unique experience for the public.

 

VALUES: (Board approved in 12/10/21)

Our values are a statement of our core beliefs and MCAF culture. We choose four words that best describe our values, who we are, and the tools and circumstances we face and see the world around us. These values embody a cluster of qualities that can be expressed in various ways (please refer to our Code of Ethics and Conduct* for more insights into our organization’s culture).

 

Integrity

We maintain and strengthen the trust of our customers (donors, agencies, sponsors, partners, vendors, artists, and the community).
Elements that guide and straighten our integrity: dependability, loyalty, honesty, respect, and good judgment.

 

Equity

We value the intentional inclusion of everyone in our community. We make a great effort to dismantle systemic, institutional, and historical barriers based on race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, and other identities so they no longer determine the outcomes.

Elements that guide and straighten our equity: identify and interrupt exclusionary bias; focus on the impact and talent of actions and decisions, not the intent. Take personal and organizational responsibility for creating a culture where people of different identities and experiences belong and can thrive.

 

Excellence

Our efforts are to exceed our customers’ expectations.
Elements that guide and straighten our excellence: forward-thinking, focusing on opportunities versus problems, paying attention to detail, producing high-quality work, and continuously developing and applying knowledge and new skills.

Accountability

We take personal responsibility at all levels of our organization.
Elements that guide and straighten our accountability: always raising our standards, staying focused on the result, even when challenges occur, and communicating expectations and priorities consistently and clearly.

WHO WE ARE:

Seven of our Executive Board are artists; one is an educator, another an accountant, and a housewife volunteer.
Our volunteers come from RCI-Mayo High School, RCTC interns, and temporary volunteers from all ages and backgrounds.

 

MCAF EXECUTIVE  

BOARD of DIRECTORS

1. Ivete Martinez

Executive Director

ivetefineart@gmail.com

2. Kay Fox

President

foxfinishings.kayfox22@gmail.com

3. Rachel Brokenicky

Marketing Director

rbroken5@gmail.com

4. Astur  Samatar

Treasure

astur.samatar@gmail.com
5. Terry Mayerson
Secretary

tmayerson2000@gmail.com

6. Anne Thiemann

Board member

thiemana@gmail.com
7.
Alessia Kamain

Board Member

A.Kamain@gmail.com

8. Dee Elwood
Board member

ddwestelwood@icloud.com

9. Emma Olstad

Board Member

meltmedia21@gmail.com

10. Jacqueline Lee
Board Member

support@maddjacq.com

11. Miriam Knuth

Board Member

knutharts2020@yahoo.com

RCI- Teen Volunteers

RCTC- Interns

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