Silicon Valley Visual Arts
Board of Directors

Silicon Valley Visual Arts was incorporated in 1999.

SVVA Mission

Silicon Valley Visual Arts is dedicated to developing the visual arts in the Bay Area as the most important ingredient of the rich fabric of our unique and diverse society.


Silicon Valley Visual Arts Sponsors the visual arts by lending support to non-professional artists and by sponsoring a palette of programs that connect artists with social causes throughout the Bay Area.

Board of Directors

  • Gil McMillan, President (Email)
  • Daniella Russo, CEO and Vice President (Email)
  • Elizabeth Monley, Secretary and Community Relations (Email)
  • Cathy Zander, Professional Relations (Email)
  • Ralph Durham, Treasurer (Email)
  • Kerri Lawnsby, Executive Director (Email)


We are seeking to expand our Board of Directors with these positions:

  • Chair of Fundraising: In this role you will help us engage corporate & individual sponsors so we can keep developing innovative arts programs including Silicon Valley Open Studios, the Society of Local Artists, and Open Studios for Schools.
  • Chair of Corporate Relations: In this role you will network with business professionals from select cities to grow opportunties for artist exposure, and cultivate a richer fine arts experience for the public.

To learn more, please contact Daniella Russo, Vice President of the Board of Directors at [email protected].