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The Board of Directors and Staff at the SEAA/LAC are committed to fostering and sustaining excellency within the arts and culture of our community.

Mission Statement

The South Essex Arts Association is dedicated to creating and sustaining a celebration of the human spirit through the nurturing of the arts within our community.

Values/Vision Statement

The South Essex Arts Association, in partnership with the various art mediums and other disciplines within the arts culture, promotes, fosters and stimulates the appreciation of the arts.Through artistic events and exhibitions with a special focus on the work of local artisans, SEAA assists in preserving all forms of art within the community.

Administrative Staff

Chad Riley, MFA, Director/Curator

Abigail Thiessen, Visitor Services + Programs Coordinator

Allison Ware, Visitor Services + Gallery Attendant

Volunteer Administration Support

Sally LaPla

Board of Directors

Mike Mastronardi, Chair

Jan Bateman, Vice-Chair

Katherine Albuquerque, Treasurer

Jill Nicholson, Secretary

Tim Wilkinson, Ex-Officio/Municipal Council Representative

Mike Thibodeau, Past Chair

Scott Livingstone

Andrea Niven

Todd Stahl


Join the Board of Directors

Do you have a interest in the arts? Interest in your community? Consider sharing your time, energy, and skills with us. Become a Board Member and help us create, sustain and celebrate the arts in the Windsor-Essex Pelee Island region. Contact us to find our more.

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Annual Reports

Learn about our latest activities and programs, and get a closer look at the organization and our team.

LAC Annual Report 2017

LAC Annual Report 2018

LAC Annual Report 2019

LAC Annual Report 2020

LAC Annual Report 2021

LAC Annual Report 2022