Art-A-Fair recently elected Michael Cahill to a three-year term as president of the Board of Directors. Cahill succeeds Richard "Scooter" Brewer, who served from 2005 to 2010.
Cahill has served as treasurer of the organization since 2007, as well as on the jury selecting new artists. The Irvine resident has also been an exhibitor since 1996 in the medium of photography.
A test pilot in the U.S. Navy who discovered his love for photography while cataloguing his travels, Cahill began attending Laguna's art festivals with his wife, Patricia, a fellow photography exhibitor. Feeling an affinity for Art-A-Fair, Cahill applied for membership and thus began his now 14-year association. His professional career was in the aerospace industry. He retired from Northrup Grumman's advanced projects organization in 2006.
As president of the board, Cahill said he plans to grow and improve the Fair so it remains a key player, along with the other two festivals, in making Laguna Beach a renowned summer art destination. He also plans to capitalize on the synergy of Art-A-Fair and the co-located Tivoli Too! restaurant to make the combined venue a popular destination for large events.