Designing Women

Designing Women is a volunteer organization that constantly strives to maintain Mark Arts’ high quality.

Designing Women’s most popular fundraiser, Holiday Tables, is held each year in November and has long been a successful community event.

For information about joining Designing Women or volunteering at Holiday Tables, call Laura Roddy at Mark Arts at (316) 634-2787 x 218.


Designing Women Mission Statement

The mission of Designing Women is to promote and advance the welfare of Mark Arts by providing financial support and services to the visual arts programs offered by Mark Arts. Designing Women is to work in conjunction with all other volunteer and staff efforts at the discretion of the Mark Arts Board of Trustees, subject to the Bylaws and polices of Mark Arts

Designing Women History

Designing Women was first initiated in 1990. The late Virginia Mastio, then Chair of the Board of Trustees, envisioned a women’s volunteer group organized to produce fundraising social events for what was then The Wichita Center for the Arts. Bill Otton, president at that time, contributed the name Designing Women and the business format. After several informational meetings, potential members were invited, and the fledgling group had its first regular luncheon meeting January 1991.

The main project for Designing Women is the fall Holiday Tables event in which tables are decorated for display and a light lunch is served. It is a  successful fundraising event and social activity for Mark Arts.

Designing Women also uses its members’ unique talents and ideas by supporting many programs and special events at Mark Arts.

Designing Women Executive Committee 2016-2017

Executive Chair                                           Christine Voncannon

Executive Vice Chair                                  Kathy O’Bryhim

Secretary                                                      Mickie Brown

Budget Chair                                                Diane Post

Holiday Tables Co-Chairs                          Jaclyn Reilly & Michelle Naftzger

Membership                                                Gaylene Alderson

Corresponding Secretary/Historian        Kelly Momsen

Publicity                                                        Sarita Francis

Advisor                                                          Linda Peressin


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