Who We Are


The Village Fine Arts Association (VFAA) has been promoting the arts in the Village of Milford, Milford Township and the Huron Valley area since 1992.

Our Mission is to provide individual artists with opportunities for fellowship, inspiration and education by organizing, promoting and presenting monthly meetings with guest artists, workshops and juried exhibitions.

We coordinate and participate with other community groups in art related events to increase our visibility and to showcase our community’s creativity.

Our intent is to reach out to all artists of all ages and levels of experience and encourage them to nurture their creative spirit by providing them opportunities, education, and creative support.

Our board is representative of the community that the VFAA serves being comprised of local artists, business professionals in the automotive, healthcare and construction industries. While the current board is of individuals in the 50+ age range, the VFAA has an employee and art instructors who are representative of the younger generation that we wish to engage.

Our Director of Development for the SHAC is Andrea Perry, who is in her 30s with school aged children and connections to the Huron Valley School system, the YMCA and the Special Needs community.


President: Linda Onderko,  Self Employed Artist/Art Instructor– Commerce, MI

Vice President: Melanie Swords,  Artist, GM Maintenance/UAW BA – Milford, MI

Secretary: Laura Conrad,  LaurArt Productions – Graphic Design – White Lake, MI

Treasurer: Janice Dumas,  Self Employed Artist/Art Instructor – Milford, MI

Board Members:

Kathleen Fish,  Artist/Art Instructor – Commerce, MI

JoAnn Guile,  Administrative – Municipal, Freelance Designer, Artist – Milford MI

Ron Lidster,  Industrial Sales, AGF Access – White Lake MI

Charles Thrift,  Engineering Technology Manager, TI Automotive - Milford, MI

Gail Weddington,  Director of Audiology, Bloomfield Hearing, Artist, - Farmington, MI

Executive Director:  Susan Gollon Sub/Supplier Management, Aristeo Construction – Milford, MI

Director of Development – The S.H.A.C.:  Andrea Perry VFAA Employee

Bookkeeper, Administrative Assistant:  Candace Brancik VFAA Employee, Artist

Honorary Board Members:

Harold Haskew Automotive Industry – Milford, MI

Gloria Shulte Retail – West Bloomfield, MI

Committee Chairs:

SHAC – Sarah Simms
Peacock Art Club (PAC) - Lori Pas/S .Kay Young
Newsletter - Laura Conrad
Teen Art Club (TAC) – Susan Gollon/Michelle Spackman
Project Set Up – Janice Dumas
Webmaster – Jan Key
Program Coordinator – JoAnn Guile
Artist of the Year – Kathy Fish
Refreshments – Kathy Fish
Email Coordinator – Andrea Perry
Appreciation/Thank Yous! – Candace Brancik
Membership – Candace Brancik
Publicity – Susan Gollon

Business Documentation:

FEIN: 38-3037710 MI Charitable Trust: CT 17627 < expires 7-31- 2016/renewed6-10- 2015>

MI Sales Tax License B38-3037710 Expires 12-31- 16 Sales Tax Exempt 501 c 3

IRS Organization Code: 711510

painterExploring creative expression is for everyone. Whether you are interested in exploring different art mediums for yourself, taking a workshop to expand your knowledge, want to know more about the art world, or are a seasoned veteran willing to go further in your creative journey, you can join others and take your interest to the next level. OR maybe as a local business, you would like to partner with the VFAA and reflect your support of the arts in the Huron Valley area of Milford and the neighboring areas.

VFAA members include potters, weavers, oil painters, watercolorists, pastelists, acrylic painters, carvers, poets, musicians, photographers, sculptors, fabric artists...the list is endless and varied.

The Village Fine Arts Association began in 1992, with the knowledge that there was a great need for the numerous artists in the Greater Milford Area to have an outlet to explore, expand and share their love of art.

What began as an assortment of different artists getting together in coffee shops or in each other's homes has grown into a thriving and active group of over one hundred artists, with a mailing list of over 425 other art-minded people in the Huron Valley area. VFAA is characterized as stimulating and welcoming.