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ST AUGUSTINE ART ASSOCIATION

Making Art History

St Augustine, FL   |  www.staaa.org

Mission

The St. Augustine Art Association is dedicated to promoting artistic excellence to artists of all ability levels through exhibitions, art sales, educational programs & outreach; to fostering a creative & accessible environment for artists of all backgrounds and skill levels; to guiding the advancement of art in partnership with the community; and to preserving our rich artistic heritage.

Notes from the nonprofit

The St. Augustine Art Association is celebrating its 99th year of "Making Art History" and 69-years in our current location in the heart of the Historic District. We have over 450 members, a volunteer corp over 150 and a Permanent Collection of nearly 500 pieces. We are open FREE to the public 6-days per week Tuesday-Sunday noon-4pm. We serve as the umbrella organization for 22-members of the Art Galleries of St. Augustine (AGOSA), publicizing events through e-newsletters, a website page, social media, a brochure & map specifically targeted to the First Friday Art Walks held each month. We are currently finalizing an updated 5-Year Plan, which will be taken to the BOD for approval in September '23. In July & August 2023, we are completely renovating over 3,500 sq ft of exhibition space, updating electrical & office space for more efficient use. Additionally, we are planning activities for a year-long 100th Anniversary celebration in 2024.

Ruling year info

1975

President

Diane Bradley

Main address

22 Marine St

St Augustine, FL 32084 USA

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EIN

59-0719524

NTEE code info

Arts, Cultural Organizations - Multipurpose (A20)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

The main challenge faced by the St. Augustine Art Assoc. is our location in the heart of Historic District in the nation's oldest city, St. Augustine, FL. There is a lack of parking throughout downtown and no free public transportation. Holding events, workshops & classes is always a challenge. We continue to partner with local churches and other organizations to try and meet this need.
Our other challenge is the maintenance of our facility. There are constant repairs and upkeep that prove costly both in terms of materials and labor.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Art exhibitions, competitions, workshops, lectures

Minimum of 9 annual art exhibitions of which two are Member Shows judged for monetary awards onlyand seven are for inclusions and monetary awards; Summer Art Camps and after-school programs for Children; A Touchable-Tactile Art Show for the Blind & Visually Impaired; Workshops; Annual All-county High School Exhibition; Annual All-county Middle School Exhibition; Annual Plein Air Paint Out and Exhibition; Art & History lectures; access to art & history in the community for the blind & visually impaired through installation of Braille signage titled TOUCH St. Augustine; Concerts in partnership St. Augustine Music Festival and the Gamble Rogers Folk Festival; Plays in partnership with ACT (A Classic Theatre)

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth

Where we work

Awards

Outstanding Recognition in Archaeology Preservation 2014

The Florida Trust for Historic Preservation

Outstanding recognition for Historic Landscape 2015

The FL Trust for Historic preservation

Affiliations & memberships

American Alliance of Museums 2023

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Percentage increase/decrease in Membership, Project Income from art entries, students attending art camp, workshops & events

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults, Children and youth

Related Program

Art exhibitions, competitions, workshops, lectures

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

We use the QuickBooks "Profit Loss Prevention Year Comparison." On a percentage basis: 2017 up 33%; 2018 up 28.7%; 2019 up 53.4%

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

The St. Augustine Art Association was founded in 1924 to create an outlet for artists of all genres and skill levels to share ideas and to exhibit work. The organization's mission is dedicated to promoting artistic excellence to artists of all ability levels through exhibitions, education & outreach, and to preserving our rich artistic heritage, fostering a creative & accessible environment & guiding the advancement of art in partnership with the community.

We chart our impact in the following ways: 1) Participation: by the number of entries into our exhibitions, workshops, art camps, programs, concerts, lectures, and other events; 2) Yearly donations; 3) Volunteers hours; 4) Membership.

We are continually reinventing ourselves to be relevant in the world today, especially in terms of technology. We reevaluate and update our programs. We partner with businesses and other nonprofits to our mutual benefit. We seek grants to help with updating technology, programs & building maintenance.

VOLUNTEERS: We are able to call on, train and coordinate a large number of volunteers and do so on a regular basis for over 1,000 volunteer hours per year: 1) Monthly Shows--chairs, receivers, installers, hospitality, entertainment, gallery docents; 2) An Annual Outdoor Fine Art Festival Festival Exhibition & Fundraiser--Show managers, field managers, volunteer manager, gate greeters, booth sitters, soda/water booth, beer/wine booth, hospitality, artist breakfast, membership, entertainment, advertising, grant writer, others; 3) Patron Previews & Awards party planning; 4) Monthly First Friday Art Walk openings with Artist Award Announcements

OFFICE STAFF: The STAAA employs 2-talented & experienced full time staff: an Executive Director and Administrative Assistant who manage: 1) Day-to-day operations; 2) Nine themed, competitive exhibitions for our membership of over 400; Special Exhibitions; an Annual City-wide Plein Air Paint Out for both local & out-of-the area artists in partnership with businesses & other organizations; Online entries for the Annual Festival of Art ; 3) Routine Building maintenance; 4) Communications including email, constant contact updates & newsletters, applications, mail; 5) Bill paying; 6) Grant writing; 7) Computer/data input; 8) Volunteer coordination; 9) and many additional responsibilities.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS: The current STAAA BOD is made up of members who are both working and retired, include a variety of ages, professional backgrounds and skills, and are active in the community. Their first & most important job is the fiduciary health of the STAAA which they take seriously.

INVESTMENT ADVISORY BOARD: Makes recommendation to the BOD concerning: Planned Giving; Investment and financial strategies

We are currently working on updating Membership opportunities and are constantly improving our communication with our membership in addition to finding ways to offer them new opportunities.

We are attracting new Sponsors who provide Artist Award money for our Monthly juried and 2-non-juried Member exhibitions, in addition to sponsor opportunities for our Annual Outdoor Festival of Art exhibition.

We continue to build community Partnerships with other non-profits and businesses: The City of St. Augustine; the St. Johns County Historic Chamber of Commerce; Flagler College Intern program; The Community Foundation of N.E. FL for grant support; the St. Johns County Schools District for yearly all-county High School & Middle School exhibits; the FL School for the Deaf & the Blind with a yearly touchable art exhibit & the installation of a "Braille Trail" of signage for Historical monuments in St. Augustine; The Lightner Museum.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, The people we serve tell us they find data collection burdensome, Staff find it hard to prioritize feedback collection and review due to lack of time, Some suggestions are not realistic given our limited staff and budget

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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ST AUGUSTINE ART ASSOCIATION

Board of directors
as of 07/25/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Diane Bradley

The St. Augustine Art Association

Term: 2008 - 2023

Catherine Burtin

STAAA Director

Phillip Tutschek

STAAA Director

Rita Urbanski

STAAA Secretary

William Masson

STAAA Director

Schaffer Weeks

STAAA VP

Judi Cowan

STAAA Director

Eric Rakov

STAAA VP

Thomas Wolf

STAAA Treasurer

Chuck Crist

STAAA Director

Catherine Avery St. Jean

STAAA Director

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 7/10/2023

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Gender identity
Female
Sexual orientation
Decline to state
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 07/10/2023

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.