Peninsula Arts Council
Join Us on Facebook
Connecting The Arts
ABOUT
CONTACT US
SPECIAL EVENTS
EXHIBITS + VENUES
ARTIST REGISTRY
PAC NEWS
DIAMOND AWARDS
FIND ART
in San Mateo County
ARTS RESOURCES
SUPPORT THE ARTS!
Become a MEMBER!

ARTS OPPORTUNITIES
x

 

web design

About the Peninsula Arts Council


About

Board of Directors

Partners

The Peninsula Arts Council is an arts leadership and service non-profit organization serving San Mateo County since 1992.

Mission

Peninsula Arts Council’s mission is to advance the arts in San Mateo County.

Areas of Focus
Three key areas of focus that have long-term benefits for San Mateo County include: public art, arts in education, developing San Mateo County into a destination for the arts, parks and culture.

Major Activities

Current
Produce annual Diamond Awards, San Mateo County’s Art Hall of Fame, art recognition event to honor outstanding achievements in the arts
Maintain a growing on-line Artist Registry that showcases the work of artists in San Mateo County
Serve as advisor to San Mateo County Poet Laureate Inaugural Advisory Committee established April 23, 2013
Host workshops to provide technical support to artists
Collaborate with San Mateo County Fair organizers to foster support and recognition for new contests in the Technology and Literary Divisions 
Provide arts information, news and resources via monthly newsletter, Facebook page and website
Participate in annual national arts visibility campaigns: April National Poetry Month, October Arts and Humanities Month, The Arts Ask For More and National Arts in Education Week (September)
Provide support to artists and arts organizations via fiscal agency
Attend cultural events, community meetings and networking events to ensure visibility for the arts county-wide

Past
Served as Arts Partner to the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors 2002-2010
Produced two Arts Forums: Developing San Mateo County into a destination for the arts, parks and culture (2008, 2009)
Curated three gallery spaces at Redwood City’s Downtown Government Center
Curated special art shows, “The Female Gaze” in collaboration with the Arts Commission of San Mateo County and the Commission on the Status of Women for San Mateo County and annual “Artists with Disabilities” art show
Produced series of youth art outreach activities at Kepler’s Bookstore in Menlo Park
Participated in arts outreach event at the San Carlos Art and Wine Festival
As ARTshare, led the development of the 2002 Cultural Plan for San Mateo County


Funding
Peninsula Arts Council is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that relies on contributions from members, individuals and philanthropic organizations for its operations. Additional sources include board support, fiscal agency, special events and grants.

Governing Board

The Council is guided by a board of directors, each of whom reside and/or work in San Mateo County. The board currently represents Art on the Square, Gallery Annex, Arts RWC, Capezio Dance Theatre Shops, Linden Street Warehouse Artists, Vkoos Design, and arts advocates. The advisory board represents Art in Action, Burlingame Art Society, City Arts of San Mateo, and the San Mateo County Convention and Visitors Bureau Film Commission.

The Board meets every first Tuesday of the month or as needed.

Officers
Julie Fellers, President, Designer [BIO]
Mary Alice Bowie, Vice President, Linden Street Warehouse Artists, [BIO]
Alisan Andrews,
Secretary, Gallery Annex, [BIO]
Jason Newblanc, Treasurer, Advocate for Public Art, [BIO]
 

Board Members
Lisa Forte, Capezio Dance Theatre Shops 
Beth Mostovoy, Art on the Square, [BIO]
Katherine Phelps, Vkoos Design, [BIO]

Advisory Council Members
Brena Bailey, San Mateo County Film Commission, [BIO]
Mara Grimes
, Art in Action, [BIO]
Don Mulliken
, Burlingame Art Society, [BIO]
Bonny Zanard, City Arts of San Mateo, [BIO]

Partners

San Mateo County Silicon Valley Convention and Visitors Bureau   San Mateo County Fair   RWC Civic Cultural Commission   Theatre Bay Area

 

Top of page