PRESIDENT

David Faskas

KMH Wealth Mangement

“Fine arts have always been an important part of my life. I believe that art is how a culture expresses its identity, and is instrumental to a healthy, vibrant community. I love a quote by Victor Hugo – “Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent.” Art is a universal language that transcends borders and cultures.”

VICE PRESIDENT

Tony Vasquez

Victoria Advocate

“Knowing how much real talent and potential exists in Victoria I am happy to assist in any way to further showcase it. People who call this area home should be aware of what local musical and artistic opportunities truly surround them and be given every chance to appreciate them.”

PAST PRESIDENT

Geri Schroeder

Prosperity Bank

“Fine arts are incredibly important to the health of the community as well as the human body. By supporting the arts you support community strength, drive creativity, improve students’ academic performance, drive tourism, and build local economy. Fine arts are deeply rooted into the health of a community and the VFAA ensures that the arts will continue to be supported in the Victoria area for years to come.”

TREASURER

Sara Potts

KMH Wealth Mangement

"It doesn’t take long to realize the Victoria is town that holds great value in its historic roots and distinct culture. It’s a town full of diverse potential and talent. I’m honored to serve on the board for VFAA to help support the youth of our community experience fine arts"

SECRETARY

Angela Weaver

Victoria College

“I believe the arts are the best way to enrich the life of a community. While my main passion is live music and my Weaver House Concerts music series. I also enjoy photography, ceramics and gardening.”

DIRECTOR

Erica Bancuch

Deutsch & Deutsch Jewelers

“I am thrilled and honored to be asked to serve the VFAA organization. The fine arts represent such an important aspect of enriching life within communities, and I love that the VFAA has established such deep roots and a history devoted to the arts within our community. I look forward to fostering relationships with these amazing individuals and watching this incredible organization continue to grow!”

DIRECTOR

Laura Koliba

Gulf Coast Rehabilitation Center

“What spoke to me about the Victoria Fine Arts Association is it’s not only a committee steeped in not only rich history, but a love for all art forms. The VFAA is diverse, changing with the times as needed. Now, our largest event is the JAM Fest (Jazz, Art and More). This event leads us to collaborate with Art car parade, market days, CASA, local artisans, and local and regional bands to Victoria. “

DIRECTOR

Jerra Lee

R.E. Lee Photography

“The VFAA is the longest running fine arts organization in Victoria, Texas; since September 1946. But, we haven’t survived for so long on our own. One aspect of the VFAA that sets us a step above is that we highly value our community partners. We realize that to do something exceptionally well takes collaboration and input from different perspectives. We strive to continue supporting the fine arts for many years to come by growing our valued community partnerships. “

DIRECTOR

Amy Mundy

Victoria College Foundation

“Providing cultural enrichment opportunities for our community is so important. We want to keep our young people local and give our community the opportunity to experience many different forms of art right here in our home town. Victoria Fine Arts Association is a great way to have an impact on the arts in our area. I love Victoria and have enjoyed working on the VFAA board over the last serval years!” 

DIRECTOR

Marc A. Hinojosa

Executive Director - VCAM

“I am all about the arts & entertainment & the community so it just makes sense to be a part of this longstanding organization & learn from it & hopefully contribute some of my experiences with what drives the VFAA. There is such a rich culture here in Victoria & I want to do my part to enhance it.”

DIRECTOR

Lily Patterson

Sysco

“I’ve been involved with the fine art programs Victoria has had to offer from a young age. Celebrating the arts and showcasing it in our community is a valuable asset, especially to our youth, that I am proud to be a part of! “

DIRECTOR

Mark Kimmey

Music, art, friends, family, community. Some of the most cherished moments in life are the ones created when sharing music with good friends, experiencing art with family, and working with your community to cultivate that appreciation. After joining the Victoria Fine Arts Association, I find myself surrounded by talented artists and musicians yet I’m neither. What I do have is a passion. A passion for music, a passion for art, and an incessant desire to help create opportunities within our community so that they too may experience and fall in love with fine art. As Salvador Dali so eloquently stated “A true artist is not one who is inspired, but one who inspires others”.

DIRECTOR

James Villafranca

Club Westerner

“As a board member of the Victoria Fine Arts I’m able to assist in selecting the talent we bring to Victoria. I feel that the people from Victoria truly appreciate the fine arts and are amazed at the diverse talent made available to them.”

DIRECTOR

John Quitta

REMAX

“Why are the fines arts so important? The fine arts give Victorians an outlet in which they can shape and mold their community firsthand. Keeping VFAA current and available to all community members is imperative to Victoria’s appeal to new prospective residents. A healthy fine arts culture equals a healthy economic culture.”

DIRECTOR

Brian Medina

“Some of the best memories I have just so happened to revolve around some form of art. Whether intentionally going with friends and family to see a live band or accidentally walking into a secret show, the experience is something that we look back at and reminisce about. When you see an artist in their element there is an energy that is hard to describe. I feel honored and privileged to be able to help others create the type of memories that I cherish. ”