L/A Arts elects new board member, seeks more

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LEWISTON —

“Denise’s strong background in marketing, design and journalism will be great assets for our organization,” said Board Chair Judy Vardamis. “Her spirit of volunteerism with the many events and non-profits she is part of in the area are a tribute to her passion for L/A. We are elated to have her.”

Scammon serves as the special sections editor for the Sun Journal’s advertising department and entertainment editor for its newsroom. She has worked in marketing communications, design and journalism for 15 years, including four years in the marketing department at the University of Southern Maine’s Lewiston-Auburn College. She has volunteered as historian, grant writer, fund raiser and publicist for the Woman’s Literary Union of Androscoggin County. She is also on the USM Alumni board.

She has a bachelor’s degree in the Arts & Humanities from USM LAC. In her free time, she enjoys playing piano, cooking, writing, fishing, playing corn hole, genealogy and history. Scammon lives in Auburn with her husband. They have two adult children and two Himalayan cats.

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Scammon will work with the board to increase audience engagement between L/A Arts and the community, and also fund raise for its various programs which include: Arts in Education, Artwalk Lewiston/Auburn, Ice Festival L/A, Arts and Culture L/A, and its Public Art Sculpture Project. She is chairing the L/A Arts Awards Dinner and Annual Meeting event committee.

L/A Arts is seeking additional members to round out its board to help promote the arts organization in the community. For more information, call 207-782-7228 or email mail@laarts.org.

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