Academy of American Cue Art Announces New Officers and Initiative

The Academy of American Cue Art, a 501(c)3 not for profit foundation based in Texas recently announced its 2006 officers and board of directors, and simultaneously released information regarding a new and expanded business plan and initiative.

Representing the Academy as President is Dan Dishaw, with Board members Jim Stadum, Lynn Castle, Paul Del Giudice, Mike Shamos and Tom Watters. The Board is comprised of cue makers, cue collectors and member of the arts community.

The Academy has announced a new and reenergized approach towards accomplishing its goal of promoting the functional art of cue-making. Their expressed purpose is to challenge the cue-making community to "push the envelope" in developing new creations, by promoting recognition of cue art in the arts community at large and by supporting art education with charitable contributions from the proceeds of the Academy.

A newly approved business plan emphasizes fund raising initiatives, increasing the Academy's exposure, and developing special gallery events where cue art can be more fully appreciated. In the past, such exhibitions have taken place at such places as the Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles and the New York City Athletic Club, drawing cue collectors, celebrities and art aficionados from around the world.

The Academy is now accepting membership contributions from cue makers, collectors and anyone interested in the goals of the Academy. Anyone who appreciates the artistic execution and intricate designs of pool cues as an art form is welcome to become a member. Contributions are tax deductible. For more information, contact Jim Knott, Chairman of the Membership Committee (858) 484-2696, Dan Dishaw, President (315) 439-1777, or go online at