Coordinators distribute Global Art Project brochures to individuals,
groups, and schools in their area. They also translate press
releases if necessary and send the press releases to their local
news media. Some Regional Coordinators also give Global Art Project
slide presentations, facilitate group participation, and/or organize
GAP exhibitions in their area. The level of involvement is up
to each Regional Coordinator.
a Regional Coordinator - If you or someone you know would
like to be a Regional Coordinator for the Global Art Project,
please email us at We'd
love to have your help.
with regional coordinators listed below are:
Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Peoples Republic of, Colombia, Cyprus, Finland, Germany, India, Indonesia, Iran, Israel, Japan, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Morocco, Namibia, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, Republic of Ireland, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Taiwan, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States
Maria Cristina Minuet
Pcia de Buenos Aires
ph: 0422 622 453
Box Hill, VIC
ph: 9895 8888
Mount Dandenong, VIC
ph: 0402 235 321
ph: 359 898 992 203
Krystal Kiran Garib
China, Peoples Republic of
China, Peoples Republic of
China, Peoples Republic of
Bolpur, West Bengal
K. T. Gandhirajan
Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu
Alyaa Arifia Nurriqli
Kallimantan Selatan, Banjarmasin
Ni Wayan Suarniti
Hadi Al Kalil
Norma Gabriela Nunez Chavez
Larissa "Rim" Connett
Zakaria El Hamel
Mohamed Ait Khouya
Syed Shujat Jafri
ph: 021-4508597 or 03453
Syed Imon Rizvi
Razcel Jan Luiz Salvarita
ph: 63-0916 284 5100
Republic of Ireland
Republic of Ireland
Deryn Van Der Tang
Taiwan Sustainable Cultural Foun Beda Culture Education Center
Yongkang City, Tainan County
Yu Huang Ying
Hunei Shiang, Kauhsiung County
ph: 38067 3628806
Paul John O'Hara
ph: 01 274 434 009
Eliyah Sen Roy
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Lorie Leigh Evans
ph: (251) 343-0493
Santa Ana, CA
Clearlake Oaks, CA
Loma Linda, CA
Santa Monica, CA
Blue Lake, CA
Santa Barbara, CA
Mission Viejo, CA
Santa Cruz, CA
Nevada City, CA
ph: (562) 743-3686
ph: 303-394-9993 ext. 10
Colorado Springs, CO
Cathedral City, CO
Edward & Rebecca Bacigalupo
New Fairfield, CT
Barbara L. Egenes
Safety Harbor, FL
Dade City, FL
Jean A. Hauritz
Priest River, ID
Coeur d'Alene, ID
Gini Wadsworth Pomeroy
New Market, MD
New Market, MD
Amy Genevieve Kozak
Marianne L. Sade
Allen Park, MI
Huntington Woods, MI
Alicia R. Harris
East Jordan, MI
Irene Z Will
Grosse Ile, MI
St. Cloud, MN
St. Louis, MO
Doris M. Boyle
Great Falls, MT
Lori Keeling Campbell
Las Cruces, NM
Glen Falls, NY
New Paltz, NY
Kew Gardens, NY
Kew Gardens, NY
Catherine (Cass) McVety
Long Beach, NY
Croton on Hudson, NY
New York, NY
New Rochelle, NY
Chesnut Ridge, NY
Mary Faith Colon
Cleveland Heights, OH
Dayton International Peace Museum
Huber Heights, OH
Lake Oswego, OR
Alice Marie Hill
K. Norman Ulbright
Dingman's Ferry, PA
Denise Luna Potensky
College Grove, TN
San Marcos, TX
Port Arthur, TX
Saint George, UT
Virginia Beach, VA
Virginia Beach, VA
Thetford Center, VT
Port Townsend, WA
Lopez Island, WA
ph: (262) 367-0607
Dr. Babiana Chan
ph: 91 999 979 2574
Dr. Babiana Chan
ph: 91 999 979 2574
Syed Imon Rizvi, Pakistan Regional Coordinator
"We need to create awareness about peace and education through out this world. If saving one person is saving all humanity, then conveying message of peace to one person means conveying it to whole humanity. Helping those who are helping others would be considered a good act as well so thats why I am helping Global Art Project. May God help us in achieving peace, love and unity in this world."
- Syed Imon Rizvi
Geneva Haber, AZ, United States Regional Coordinator
"I am very excited about the Global Art Project and happy to help in any way I can. Sharing a desire for peace in our hearts, homes, schools,...world through a handmade work of art is an amazing and affirming process. I feel joyfully called to be a part of expanding participation in this Project."
Douglas Striker, OH, United States Regional Coordinator
Rono Takagawa and Gwyn Helverson, Japan Regional Coordinators
Gwyn and Rono are married and live in a 150-year-old farmhouse in the mountains 30 miles outside Kyoto. For each Global Art Project exchange, they design and print the Global Art Project brochure in Japanese and distribute it throughout Japan.
Nina Tsoneva, Bulgaria Regional Coordinator
My name’s Nina Tsoneva, an English teacher from Bulgaria. I’m very proud to be part of this unique project. The reason I volunteer to be a project coordinator in my country is because I find the cause really worthy. Fighting for peace can never be more effective than this way, through the peaceful and beautiful means of art; a way that can make all people believe we are one, and that we share one home that should be kept in peace in order to exist.
Jyoti Thomas, ID, Australia Regional Coordinator
"I just love the whole idea of the GAP. Having participated in this wonderful project last year I am keen to promote it around my area of rural Victoria and get others to also enjoy this wonderful exchange of goodwill, creativity and promotion of peace. I am a practising artist myself and work as an art therapist with many different groups over the years. I think this project is wonderful and we so need this type of energy in our world, so would like to help out if I can."
MaryAnn Miller, NJ, United States Regional Coordinator
MaryAnn Miller is a painter, book artist and museum educator. Her work has been exhibited across the USA and in traveling shows from Lafayette College's Experimental Printmaking Institute and the Printmaking Council of New Jersey.
Frances Clem, CT, United States Regional Coordinator
"My favorite part of being an artist is teaching young artists from ages eight to eighteen from my home studio. They are an inspiration to me and my own art, which is mainly oil primitive portraits and watercolors. We can all make a difference in the world, sharing our gifts, reaching out in love through art. Peace is possible!"
Eleni Kotziamani, Cyprus Regional Coordinator
"I'm a teacher in a primary public school in Cyprus. I'm also involved in several youth initiatives which bring together youth from the two major communities of Cyprus (Greek Cypriots and Turkish Cypriots), who have lived apart since they were born. The youth initiatives, organized and implemented by the Doves Olympic Movement, use Olympism, the blend of sports, cultural and educational activities to promote personal and social change. Being part of the Global Art Project is a stimulating experience which provides the youth of Cyprus the opportunity to interact and exchange artwork with people outside the small island of Cyprus"
Zakaria El Hamel, Morocco Regional Coordinator
"My name is Zakaria El Hamel, President and Founder of Youth for Peace and Dialogue between Cultures, founded in 24 June 2008 by Moroccan Youth. During my research and interest in Interfaith and Religious Tolerance field, I fullfield my dream by creating and launching an organization with its mission building a world where young people from different relegious and backgrounds can come to gather to create understanding and respect. 'Youth for Peace and Dialogue between Cultures' has participated and organized several activities for kids and youth in a few months of its establishment."
"Thank you very much for giving me this great opportunity to know and learn from each others. Art can bring people from diffrent faiths togather in Peace, Harmony and Love..."
Lisa Fam, Australia Regional Coordinator
Lisa is currently studying Transpersonal Art Therapy. She is passionate about the potential of art to heal the body, mind and spirit, and is excited to be contributing to the Project for a second time. The Peace House that Lisa created with the Daylesford Kids' Dharma Club for the last exchange can be seen in the 2006 Global Art Project Gallery.
Marja Wilska, Finland Regional Coordinator
Marja teaches English at an elementary school near Helsinki. She has coordinated several international projects and is currently working on a fundraising project for UNICEF.
Suzana Gaal, Europe Regional Coordinator
"Suzana was previously a Regional Coordinator in Australia but has recently moved to Malta where she is currently a Regional Coordinator for Europe. Suzana is a contemplative artist, author, teacher and ARTivist dedicated to practicing the art of peace through her own creations and inspiring others to engage with their own innate creativity. "The Global Art Project for Peace is a powerful vehicle for exploring and sharing our visions of peace with others. I'm honoured to be an ambassador of peace through this wonderful project."
Carrie Eley-Durbin, Coordinator for Montessori Schools
"Montessori Education is based on peace, kindness, civility, and integrity. Maria Montessori was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize twice! She said 'Establishing a lasting peace is the work of education; all politics can do is keep us out of war.' And Ghandi, 'If we are to have real peace in this world, we must begin with the children.' After years in higher education, I found I was drawn to little children, who are, in their own essence, love, and who yearn for a peace they do not know. Hopefully we can have great Montessori School participation in the Global Art Project this year!"
Laurina Bergvist, Sweden Regional Coordinator
Mother of 4 boys, teacher, and spiritual activist. "We live the life of adventure, traveling half the year to learn more through meeting creative, original people. We believe that 'When the student is ready, the teacher appears.'"
Krystal Kiran Garib, BC, Canada Regional Coordinator
"Being able to be a part of the Global Art Project is an excellent opportunity to get in touch with other artists, of all disciplines, around the world. Art is an intellectual, emotional and physical process, and when someone is able to create something that is considered 'intangible' into something 'tangible' or physically present, that is a beautiful thing. To see this process of creation come from different people in different parts of the world, different walks of life, and with different ideas, perceptions and experiences of life, the world, and 'reality', we unite the individual beings on this giant entity called the earth, into one. I am very proud to be able to help spread the word, which in essence, brings people together in peace."
Denise Luna Potensky, PA, United States Regional Coordinator
"I am a teacher, healer and artist who resides in Western Pennsylvania. I have devoted my work to making and teaching art for spiritual expression and healing. This project speaks to me deeply. The powerful, creative act of making art for healing, creating bridges and moving in oneness is a beautiful thing to tap into. I am honored to be a part of it."
Syed Shujat Jafri, Pakistan Regional Coordinator
My heart weeps sometimes to see hunger, war, disease and other grave issues in this whole world. I believe that it is the responsibility of each and every individual to play their role to promote peace, love and harmony among people and masses. So here am I, hoping to play my role with utmost responsibility.
Jelena Zivkovic, Nigeria Regional Coordinator
"I am a global citizen that seeks out art in all places I find myself. For the moment, I have settled in at the American University of Nigeria, proposing a Community Development - Peace Through Arts undergraduate course. Global Art Project is a wonderful medium to launch my new course and I will do my best to support the mission of GAP by closing the gap of young Nigerians by participating in the exchange initiative. Using art to foster peace is our purpose here at AUN."
Amy Svec, PA, United States Regional Coordinator
"Each and every one of us, no matter how large or small we think we are, CAN make a difference. The simple act of creating a piece of art with one's own personal vision of world peace can institute change for as it is viewed by others the artist's positive message creates a ripple effect and inspires so many people to join in the movement."
Alissa Laughlin, NJ, United States Regional Coordinator
"I am so happy to connect with this organization and I look forward to getting involved. I am from Hopewell, New Jersey and went to college out in southern California. I studied studio art and psychology and am in the direction of getting my masters in art therapy. I have experience working with children with disabilities to express themselves using art instead of verbal communication. Art has given me an aesthetic view of the world by showing how internal attitudes and view points are contributing externally which means everyone else plays a role in a collective society. I would like to extend my passion and contribute to the Global Art Project for Peace by working with communities to express who we are in higher states of personal consciousness and promote unity-consciousness through peace and positive growth."
Mohammad Sahranavard, Iran Regional Coordinator
Mohammad is an artist, researcher and university teacher in Metalworking Arts. He holds a B.S. degree in Business Economics and two Artistic Degrees in Metalworking. His artifacts are in museums and private collections and his papers on metal works are published in books and magazines in and out of Iran. Mohammad has focused on peace in his art and studies since 2007. “I joined the GAP in 2012 for its forward-looking and practical method. I knew the idea of exchanging art pieces around the world would be amazing. And believe the idea of the Project Katherine developed, is developing kindness and human values around the globe, where our hands and hearts are involved to extend our compassion. Appreciating that, I will try to introduce the GAP to Iranian artists and also my contacts in other countries and try to pave the way for expanding it.”
Brain Bytes, Malaysia Regional Coordinator
Brain Bytes is a team of 10 enthusiastic, high energy young adults in Petaling Jaya, Malaysia. "We have watched your videos and are excited to be part of this noble mission. We could really connect with your initiative as Malaysia is a multi-racial country with Malays, Indians and Chinese living peacefully together. We sincerely hope that via the new collaboration, we could contribute to encouraging more young minds to drive and deliver peace in the nation and the world. Personally thanks much, and also our team express thank you very much for appointing us as an RC for Malaysia - awesome!
Zhen Wei, China Mainland Regional Coordinator
Zhen Wei is a Professor and Chair of the Department of Fine Arts and Design at Beijing Normal University. He is also a painter and researcher. He has worked on art education affairs in Inner-Mongolia and on art exchanges between China and the US. Through the efforts of Zhen Wei, the Department of Art and Design and the Department of Education at Beijing Normal University organized 21 schools in mainland China, including schools in Inner Mongolia, to create art for the 2012 GAP exchange. A Global Art Project exhibition was held at the University.
Dolly Bolen, AB, Canada Regional Coordinator
"I would like to help spread the word about the Global Art Project. I enjoy all aspects of art and I believe all children (and people of all ages) should learn the joys of art! I believe that achieving peace by spreading the word through art is something everyone can do in their own way. We may not all agree on how peace can be achieved but we can all contribute in a positive way in our goal for world peace."
Global Art Project is a volunteer effort. Many additional people
in Tucson and around the world have donated countless hours to
make the Global Art Project a success. If you'd like to join
our network of volunteers, please complete a Volunteer
Form and send it to us. We'd love to have you join us!