About OSAC Board

Board Vision


01. Strategic

  • Increase our funding stream.
  • Utilize other parts of the building, i.e. the theatre and classrooms, for more programming.
  • Create a larger presence on Community Education, i.e. more art class offerings.
  • Connect with local businesses and organizations, e.g. library, nursing home, special needs community, history center, etc.

02. Professional

  • Provide more opportunities for input from our exhibiting artists, e.g. an artist “potluck” and artist questionnaire- ideas for OSAC, stories about his/her art, demonstrations,
  • Make the Old School Arts center an Arts Destination.
  • Establish a greater quality of life impact on the community.

03. Community

  • Establish an economic impact on the community.
  • Launch new art initiatives in the community, e.g. puppet theatre, singing groups, Art on Loan, Ballroom Dancing, plays, etc.
  • Engage youth in the Arts.
  • Teach individual imagination, creativity, improvisation, and innovation.

OSAC Minnesota is a registered 
501(c)3 #46-3864047


Adopted February 2019
Executive Summary

To advance its mission of building and enriching the community through arts education, exhibition, and performance; supporting the efforts of local and regional artists, and providing a venue for public events the Old School Arts Center (OSAC) will focus on the following strategic initiatives during 2019:

OSAC Strategy 2019 (download PDF)

Board & Committees

OSAC Board of Directors

Fran Levings

Fran has been involved with the Old School Arts Center since its inception in January 2012. Beginning with the role of Volunteer Coordinator, then volunteering as the Executive Director and lastly, being elected to the Board of Directors and eventually assuming the position of President of the Board, she has exhibited a years-long commitment to the Center. Fran claims that what she enjoys so very much about the time she spends on Art Center activities is the many friendships she has formed- with artists, volunteers and all of the Board Directors with whom she has served and worked with the past several years.

Cheryl Burns

Cheryl was employed 28 years at Grand Rapids and East Central School Districts as a paraprofessional. She is a life long crafter and now teaches knitting at Quarry Quilts and Yarns. Cheryl states that she is an artist who discovered a talent and love for drawing in a class led by Dave Baker.

Cheryl and her husband Roger (formally on the board) have 3 children and 10 grandchildren. Summers you will find her in the garden or bicycling. Cheryl loves to travel and has been to parts of the world she never dreamed possible. She recently completed a bicycling trip along the Danube in Europe. Cheryl feels that her involvement in the OSAC Board brings new adventure and new ways to bring art
into her life and the lives of others.

Jennifer Frederickson

Jennifer holds a BA degree in Marketing from UMD. She coordinates our Facebook page. Jennifer is employed by Pine County, is married to Pine County Attorney and the mother of two small children.

Jeff Tuckner

OSAC is lucky to have Jeff rejoin the board after a brief hiatus from service. Jeff teaches Industrial Technology at East Central High School. He is an automobile enthusiast and a small business owner. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin Stout with a bachelor degree in Fine Arts. Jeff brings with him the skills and enthusiasm to incorporate youth and technology into OSAC arts programming.

Mary Ellen Dewey

Mary Ellen is employed as a Tax Specialist for the IRS. She is a member of the Quarry Lions Club. She spends almost all of her leisure time with her husband, children, and grandchildren.

Linda Kvasnicka

Linda’s formal education includes Commercial Art, Horticulture, and Information Technology Systems.  She is an exhibiting artist at OSAC.  She is currently a director of the North Pine Area Hospital District and is active in public health initiatives in Pine County. Linda believes that OSAC fills a unique niche in our community serving the Arts Community and drawing art lovers to events.

Mary Jo McQuistion

Mary Jo lived in Cleveland until 2012 when she moved to Sandstone. She recently retired from EX Team At Magna Industries. Mary Jo enjoys drawing, painting, reading, and gardening.

William Rickmeyer

William is a listing and selling real estate in Central Minnesota for over 25 years and is now a RE/MAX agent. He has always been active in the community. William is currently on the Board of Directors for the Lions as well as the Old School Arts Center and a trustee at The United Church of Christ. He likes to spend as much time as possible outdoors and enjoys hiking and cross-country skiing – It brings him a great deal of pleasure to see people not only creating art but viewing it as well.

Mary Thorvig

Mary has an MSW degree from UMD and is the chaplain for the Essentia-Sandstone hospital. In addition to serving on the Pine Center for the Arts Board of Directors, she is also a member of the Sandstone Garden Club, the Quarry Lions Club. Mary is co-owner of Chris’ Food Center.

Nathan Frazer

Nathan is employed by Nemadji Research Corporation in charge of Data Operations. He is a musician well-known in regional music circles. Nathan is married and the father of 2 children and 2 foster children. He is a trustee for Grace Lutheran Church and serves on the Sandstone Library Board.


  • FINANCE Mary Ellen Dewey (chair), Joey McQuiston, Fran Levings, and Mary Thorvig
  • IT/WEBSITE Linda Kvasnicka (chair), Nathan Frazer, Jeff Tuckner, and Jennifer Frederickson
  • EXHIBITIONS Carole Bersin (chair), Roger Knudson, Joey McQuiston, and Dave Baker
  • FUNDRAISING Fran Levings (Chair), Joey McQuiston, and Cheryl Burns
  • MUSIC Nathan Frazer (Chair) and Fran Levings
  • MEMBERSHIP Joey McQuiston (chair) and Bill Rickmeyer
  • GRANTS Linda Kvasnicka (chair), Jim Butcher, Fran Levings, and Joey McQuiston
  • ART EDUCATION Fran Levings (Chair) and Dave Baker


  • Permanent Collection Cheryl Burns (chair), Linda Kvasnicka, and Bill Rickmeyer
  • Search Joey McQuiston (chair), Mary Thorvig, Bill Rickmeyer, and Sam Griffith
  • Pop Up Art: Cheryl Burns (chair) and Joey McQuiston

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214 Eagle Dr
Sandstone, Minnesota 55072
(320) 216-7635

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