InSEA Elections


Dear InSEA Members
It gives me tremendous pleasure to share the results of our recent election for our two Vice Presidents and World Councillors. Please join me in welcoming our newly elected world councillors to the InSEA World Council beginning at the end of our Korean World Congress in August 2017. On behalf of the entire InSEA membership, let me extend our deepest appreciation for the work you are doing and will do for art education worldwide!
Vice Presidents Samia ElSheikh Steve Willis
European World Councillors Susan Coles Gabriella Pataky Joaquin Roldan
North American World Councillors Karen Hutzel Marjorie Cohee Manifold Alice Wexler
Middle East and African World Councillors Mohammed Al-Amri Nuray Mamur Ahmed Hatem Said
Southeast Asia and the Pacific World Councillors Kathryn Coleman Robert F. .Hayden Jr. Kim Snepvangers
As a reminder, the following individuals have been elected by acclamation.  They deserve our congratulations too!
President Teresa Eca
Asia Sunah Kim Maho Sato
Latin America Mirian Celeste Martins Flavia Pedrosa Vasconcelos

Thank you to everyone who allowed their names to stand
At this time I also want to thank all those who allowed their name to stand for election yet were not elected.  Your commitment to InSEA and the work of art education is greatly appreciated.  Each you are held in the highest esteem among your colleagues. Thank you and we hope to continue seeing you at InSEA events in the future.
Thank you to those who assisted with the election
And lastly, I want to thank Anna Ryoo, a PhD student in art education at the University of British Columbia who worked with me on the InSEA Elections.  She was amazing and I am indebted to her for making the process so seamless.  I also want to thank James Sanders and Teresa Eca for their assistance with member checking and membership communication.  Working together we made a large job seem more manageable!
Through Art Rita Irwin Past President, InSEA Elections Chair





To see a detailed over view of those running for election, please click on the appropriate PDF




Teresa Torres de Eça

Teresa Torres de Eca 

(Congratulations! Teresa is elected by acclamation!)

VICE PRESIDENT (vote for two)

Marlen TH Steve Willis
Samia Elsheikh       (Elected)              Martina Paatela-Nieminen           Marlen Thiermann                         Steve Willis ( Elected)




 Africa and Middle East (vote for three)


Christiana Deliewen Afrikaner 

Mohamed Al-Amri  

Samia Elsheikh

Nuray Mamur


Ahmed Hatem Said 




Asia (Congratulations! The following are elected by acclamation)

Region Asia
                REGION ASIA   Maho Sato    



 Sunah Kim   




Europe (vote for three reps)

Region Europe Susan Coles Maria Huhmarniemi

Susan M. Coles   



Hester Helzerman                 

Maria Huhmarniemi

Tuija H. Itkonen Gabriella Pataky Joaquin Roldan Angeles Saura
Tuija H. Itkonen              

Gabriella Pataky



Joaquin Roldan



Angeles Saura 


Latin America (Congratulations!  The following are elected by acclamation and the new world council may appoint a third rep)

Miriam Celeste Flavia Pedrosa Vasconcelos


Miriam Celeste Martins



Flávia Pedrosa Vasconcelos




North America (vote for three)




Mary Blatherwick  Aaron Knochel       

Marjorie Manifold



Karen Hutzel



Pierre Pepin

Jonathan Silverman

Cathy Smilan

Alice Wexler



South East Asia & Pacific (vote for 3 reps) 



Kathryn Coleman 



Robert F. Hayden Jr



Mark Selkrig                          

Kim Snepvangers   



Kie Watkins 



The election process for the 2017-2019 InSEA Executive and World Council is now underway. All current InSEA members may vote for one President, two vice Presidents and three members of the World Council from their region. Voting will close 31 October 2016.You will need your InSEA membership number to cast your vote at

(ballots were sent to members through email on the 1st October, please contact us if you did not receive the email )

If you need to find your membership number go to the InSEA website and login to the membership portal. Click "edit my profile" and you will see your membership number. If you have trouble with your login please contact

Should you wish to see the responsibilities of those representing your region (world councilors) please see the following attachment: RESPONSIBILITIES OF AN INSEA WORLD COUNCILOR

Timeline of InSEA Elections:

• Nominating Committee (Chair: Rita Irwin, Graham Nash, Li-Yan Wang, Diederik Schonau) appointed by InSEA Executive January 2016.

• June 2016: Members seeking election to 2017-2019 World council must be financial by the 30th June 2016.

• August 2016: Candidates information sent to all InSEA members via listserve and posted on website.

• October 2016: Online Ballot for President, two Vice Presidents and World Council Members will take office.

• November 2016: Announcement of election results.

• August 2017: 2017-2019 World Council takes office in Korea World Congress.