Leadership: Board of Directors

In 2000, Nancy Gaucher-Thomas and Mark Simmons invited 42 known artists to become the founding members of the organization that is recognized today as Art League Rhode Island (ALRI). Gaucher-Thomas, President Emerita, served as president for the first six years. ALRI is now governed by a board of directors elected by the membership at the ALRI annual meeting.


  • Jen Ferry, President
  • Ellen Matesanz, Vice President
  • Ken Steinkamp
  • Ruth Clegg, Secretary
  • Victoria Guerina
  • Karen Rand Anderson
  • Barnet (Bunny) Fain
  • David Kendrick
  • Stephen Metcalf
  • Paul M. Murray