South Arts 2024 Board and Members 


South Arts Executive Board
 Co-president – Jeanie Slater
 Co-president – Cheryl Chivers
 Co-vice president – Esther Waltz
 Co-vice president – Samantha Giancola
 Co-Secretary – Pat Miyamoto
 Co-Secretary – Dianne Palome
 Co-Treasurer – Aleta Akhtar
 Co-Treasurer – Laura Cannella
Committee Chairs
 Class Coordinators – Dianne Palome and Tony Bittner
 Event Coordinator – Sue Denner
 Figure Drawing Liaison – Dale Gregg
 Friday Morning Open Studio – Tony Condello
 Galleria Show Coordinator – Esther Waltz
 Grant Liaison – open
 Historian/Archivist – open
 Membership – Cheryl Chivers
 Newsletter/Public Relations – Jeanie Slater
 Open Studio/Workshops Coordinator – Cheryl Chivers
 Past President Advisor – Diane Murray
 Sargent of Arms/Bylaws – open
 Schoolhouse Artist Exhibit Coordinators – Margaret Kenney and Nancy Kenney
 Schoolhouse Show Coordinators – Alex Baratta, Keith Bastianini and Samantha Giancola
 Social Media – Samantha Giancola
 Webmaster – Lorrie Barton





Executive Board Members


Co-president: Jeanie Clayton Slater

Jeanie has been a member since 2019. She has always loved art and took the Tam O'Shanter art classes at the Carnegie Museum as a child. She attended the Art Institute of Pittsburgh for visual communications and was a graphic designer for an art studio, hospital and university. She freelances now and loves using graphic design to create logos, newsletters, and custom invitations. As a recent empty nester, Jeanie now focuses her talents on painting abstract art using mixed media and has dabbled in watercolor. And she is an avid amateur photographer. Contact Jeanie: 

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Co-president: Cheryl Chivers

Co-vice president: Esther Waltz


Secretary: Pat Miyamoto

Pat has been a member of South Arts since 1995. She majored in art at Randolph Macon Women's College, and has been painting her whole life, even during her time living in Hawaii and Spain. Her achievements include numerous awards such as gold keys from Scholastic Magazine's annual art contest, acceptance into NYC's Art Student's League, and involvement in other local arts organizations. As Secretary, Pat collects group data and assists with exhibition preparations. 



Treasurer: Aleta Akhtar



Past Presidents


Past Co-president: Tony Condello

Tony holds a wealth of experience. Tony attended the Art Institute of Pittsburgh and upon graduation, worked at the University of Pittsburgh. When he left the university he worked freelance, then taught at the Art Institute for eight years. Tony juggled two careers, while teaching at the Art Institute he also launched his own business in graphic design. His company created ads, brochures,catalogs, logos, websites and annual reports. Some of his clients were:  Alcoa, Duquesne Light, Carnegie Mellon University, The World Bank And Matthews International Corporation, just to name a few.

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Past President: Sue Denner

Sue developed a love for art at a young age, and began painting at age 14.  She grew up in Shadyside and took courses at what is now the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts.  She continued to work on art throughout her life with a family and a career with the airlines, spending late hours sculpting and painting.  Mrs. Denner is now retired and is able to devote even more time to her art.  She primarily works with oil paint, but has also worked with watercolor, pen and ink, acrylics, sketching, and sculpting.   

Contact Sue:


Past President: Steph Moraca

Steph has 20+ years of painting experience and works primarily with oil and acrylic mediums.  She paints realism landscapes of National Parks and golf courses, and paints portraits live at weddings and corporate events.  Mrs. Moraca received a B.A. in Studio Arts from the University of Pittsburgh in 2012.  Her award-winning landscape paintings are on display in private collections around the world. 
Contact Steph: 
View Steph’s Available Paintings:


2023 Current Membership - 70 Members 


Aleta Akhtar

Noel Baker

Alexander Baratta

Patricia Barefoot

Bill Barrett

Lorrie Barton

Keith Bastianini

Jean Benson

Tony Bittner

Brittany Burch

Marie Lou Caccam

Angie Candell

Mary Ann Carvlin

Cheryl Chivers -   @glassylady3180

Alexis Chontos

Ann M. Cipriani
Grace Comisso -   @gracecomisso
Tony Condello -   @tony.condello.5
Ellen Conrad

Sally Cordis
Libby Dean

Nic Dedig
John DelMonte
Susan Denner
Bud Dieterle

Jacob Dunn
Linda Ehrlichman

Terence Ensign
Patty Fedor
Barbara Fisher


Bertha (Toby) Garcia
Samantha Giancolo -

Shirley Gottron

Allison Greenlief

Dale Gregg

Arian Grzelka
Diana Heater

Josie Huffman

William Hunt 
Marge Johnston
Nancy Kenney
Margaret Kenney -   @margaretkenney
Mabel Lee



Wendy Mackin

Linda Mayor
Patrick McKenzie
Ruth McMillen

Sarah Milburn

Pat Miyamoto

Diane Murray

Ann O'Mara

Leah Oshea
Jen Parroccini
Chuck Percherke
Jan Pini
Dianne Polome

Pat Radan
Sharon Riesmeyer
Nick Romeo   
Noell Romeo   


Andrew Serdy

Johnathyn Simpson
Jeanie Slater -

David Sommers

Constance Styduhar

Richard Sullivan

Esther Waltz
Sarah Warman

Valerie Westcott
Christie Yimin

Where to Find Us...

Schoolhouse Art & History Center

Bethel Park Historical Society 

2600 South Park Road

Bethel Park, PA 15102


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Co-presidents Jeanie Slater and Cheryl Chivers:

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