Exciting Changes: Welcome Tami Fuller, Executive Coordinator
The Roycrofters-at-Large announces that it bids farewell to Deborah Muniak on the occasion of her retirement and welcomes Tami Fuller as its new Executive Coordinator.
Deborah Muniak has served the Roycrofters-at-Large Association as Coordinator for more than 20 years. As the face of that organization, she has done more to shape it than any other individual. Her loyalty, dedication, and organizational skills will be missed by the Board, the community and the Patron and Artisan membership of the Roycrofters-at-Large Association. Her tireless work in shaping RALA and working with the East Aurora community has been crucial to the organization's success, and she will be missed.
Tami Fuller is a known presence within East Aurora and the larger arts community and worked with the NY Council on the Arts as a 2022 Creatives Rebuild NY artist, a program defining culture-makers working to promote and revitalize the arts landscape in WNY post-COVID. She is a writer, editor, curator and arts educator and has significant ties to both the Arts & Crafts movement and the larger WNY arts community.
Tami has worked closely with Roycrofters-at-Large for several years in a volunteer capacity, having curated and exhibited “The Evolution of Roycroft” at the Grove Park National Arts & Crafts Conference in 2022 and piloted and implemented the Roycroft Emerging Artists Program in 2021 with the assistance of the board. She currently serves as chair of the program. Her previous work with the organization, deep background in the Western New York arts community and experience in print and electronic media will be valued as she builds upon the legacy that Deb established during her tenure. Deborah Muniak put forward Fuller as her successor when she submitted her retirement, and the two worked closely in the transition in leadership.
RALA is looking forward to an exciting new period of growth and evolution of RALA as a critical arts service organization under Tami's watch, and is looking forward to expanding its presence and support services to its Artisans, the East Aurora arts community and the larger Arts & Crafts community nationwide.
Said President Peter Potter, “we are very grateful for Deb’s service and we will all miss her skills. We wish the best for her and her family. We are excited about working with Tami and look forward to a productive association as our organization approaches its 50th year in 2026.”
RALA President Peter Potter and Executive Coordinator Tami Fuller, at the Roycroft Renaissance Standard on the historic Roycroft Campus, East Aurora / Photo by Sarah Salvilla.
Tami is currently busy behind the scenes preparing for this year's Roycroft Winter Festival, which will be held on December 2 and 3, 2023 with an exciting and significant change in venue. This year’s Winter Festival, a long-standing tradition in East Aurora, will be held on the grounds of The Park School in Amherst. Members who wish to be a part this year's show can reach Fuller at email@example.com or use the online volunteer sign-up form to reserve preferred times at SignUp Genius.
View the list of participating Masters and Artisans on our Facebook Event Listing here.
Roycrofters-at-Large is looking forward to an exciting expanded online and digital presence under Fuller's management and invites to public to follow the organization's social media platforms on Facebook and Instagram, as well as sign up for the new digital newsletter through its website to keep up to date on changes and upcoming events schedules.
Jurying for 2024 will be held in April of 2024. Prospective Artisans interested in pursuing the path to becoming Roycroft Artisans are encouraged to review jurying requirements and deadlines now.
The 48th Roycroft Summer Festival will be held on June 29 and 30, 2024 at the Classic Rink on Riley Street in East Aurora.