Arts Council: your chance to jump on 'Board'

San Juan County Arts Council.  - Contributed art
San Juan County Arts Council.
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By Teddy Deane

The San Juan County Arts Council is seeking four to five new members for its board of directors. New members of the board will be elected at the annual Arts Council membership meeting in November.

There are openings for board members from Orcas and Lopez islands, and possibly San Juan, as the board attempts to fill upcoming vacancies and balance its membership among the islands.

The San Juan County Arts Council evolved in 2009 as a result of discussions to address the arts and further the potential of artists in our county. The mission of the council is to promote and integrate artistic resources of the county for the creative economic development, education and overall well-being of the county's communities.

The Arts Council has the potential to offer exciting and innovative benefits to all the creative arts and artists in the islands, and seeks to partner with existing arts organizations and businesses. It is a non-profit organization which reflects all creative endeavors and it is expected that board members will enjoy helping to create and administer artistic projects, and/or have experience with general administration, art patronage, or non-profit fund raising challenges.

The Council board of directors meets monthly, and this year the board met on first Thursday of the month. Since this is a countywide council, the meetings have rotated among the islands with the times varying depending on ferry schedules.

Regular attendance at board meetings is essential for the council to work effectively. The term of office is usually three years and previous board experience is a plus. Vision: Where arts flourish, community prospers and lives are enriched.

For more information, e-mail Teddy Deane, SJCAC president,



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