Donna Elliot with her artwork at the AAI Kaleidoscope Show. Photo by Lissa Evans

The Art Alliance of Idyllwild Board of Directors elected Donna Elliot president last week, not long after President Rob Padilla assumed leadership from Shanna Robb on April 22.

The AAI announced on May 26 that Elliot had joined the board as vice president and as being in charge of membership. Padilla now resumes his position as “member at large.” Padilla did not respond to a request for comment on why he stepped down from the leadership role.

In a press release, Elliot said her “aim is to build on the momentum that Rob created and to harness the board’s appetite for change. It is an exciting time as we plan for our two largest fund-raisers: the Eye of the Artist on July 15 and the Art Walk and Wine Tasting on Oct. 14.

“We will build upon that success and do our best, with the support of our members, to make each event and each year that much better.”