Ruth Anderson and Jane Ramsey are stepping down from the Board of the Arts & Cultural Council of Bucks County at the end of the year.
Ramsey will focus more on her artwork, her gallery, and upcoming exhibitions, and Anderson plans to reconnect with her passion for arts education, underserved communities, local politics, and travel.
In a recent letter of appreciation, they said, in part, “Our ‘retirement’ from the A&C will also leave us more time to spend with family and friends, and we are both looking forward to that.
“We have so enjoyed working together and have enthusiastically served the board, our membership, and the regional arts community for seven years. We are extremely proud of all that we have brought to the council. Since 2017, Ruth has served as recording secretary, vice president, and then President of the organization; Jane joined the board in 2018 and has been vice president since 2020.
“Together and in collaboration with the Board we grew the Council through exhibitions, social media, membership initiatives, the A&C website, events, programs, regional connections, and the launch of our home at Freeman Hall. We have shared our leadership, dedication, and passion for the arts while carrying on the mission of the A&C leaders who came before us.
“It has been an honor to build strong personal relationships with fellow Board members, Council members, and community partners over the years. We are grateful for the support and enthusiasm you have shared with us, and we will always have fond memories of working with all of you. We value the connections we have made and the many ways we have come to more deeply appreciate artists, makers, and art-making traditions in Bucks County.
“Our experience with the council has been extremely rewarding. We will carry the memories and energy with us as we move forward with new pursuits, always holding you and our love of the arts at the core.
Board members Charlene Cerasa (treasurer), Clifford Eberly, and Gene Underwood have come forward to function as a Transition Leadership Team (TLT). The TLT will serve as the hub for the board until March, when a new election for president and vice president will be held.