I have been a member of the Visual Arts Alliance for six years. I have served on the board as Membership Chairman and Treasurer. Both functions enabled me to broaden my knowledge of how a 501 (c) (3) operates. My appreciation of art has been enhanced as a result of my membership in VAA. Additionally, by attending the numerous VAA workshops and studios of practicing artists I have sharpened my skills and remained current with what is going on in the creative community. Overall, as a member of the Visual Arts Alliance my experience has been very rewarding.