About

For 37 years AmadorArts, the Amador County Arts Council has worked as a private non-profit public benefit organization to nurture the cultural vitality of our area which is rich in history, relaxed lifestyle, and natural beauty. An unusually large number of professional visual and performing artists make their home here. The arts of Amador are a resource, much like timber, water, wine and tourism that contribute to our local economy.

The mission of AmadorArts is to:

ENCOURAGE, SUPPORT, AND PROMOTE THE ARTS IN OUR SCHOOLS AND COMMUNITY.

AmadorArts is part of the State Local Partnership (SLP), a grant program with the California Arts Council. By collaborating with artists, artist-teachers, and volunteers, AmadorArts has developed and sustained many arts programs and arts education curricula. The purpose of AmadorArts is to be the catalyst for the arts by acting as a central dispenser of any federal, state, or private monies to county artists, art students, and arts organization; by developing programs to enhance the arts in the county; by stimulating the economic environment so as to promote county arts and artists; by establishing and maintaining relationships with local, regional, and national arts organizations; and by operating as a liaison between the Amador County Board of Supervisors and the arts community.

STAFF
Executive Director (part-time): Meghan O’Keefe amadorarts@gmail.com

Project Manager (part-time): Carol Brown carol.brown@gmail.com

PROFESSIONAL ARTIST-TEACHERS
Molly Allen
Sarah Armstrong-Gardner
Cara Augustin
Donna Bohlin Sammons
Millie Butler
Anne Cook
Judy Day
Cynthia Dunn-Selph
Kat Everitt
Hal Gamble
Marchand Heimann
Christie Lane
Jessica Moore
Sandy Morgan
Christina Morris
Jo Ann Ogburn
Meghan O’Keefe
Anje Olmstead
Bruce Peccianti
Linda Ricci
Lorra Lee Rose
Stephanie Strong
David Tearpak
Julie Trail
Leslie Vasquez
Katherine Venturelli

BOARD OF DIRECTORS
PRESIDENT: Kelly Langelier
VICE-PRESIDENT: Nina Neville
TREASURER: Carol Crofts
SECRETARY: Joy Palmer
EDUCATION DIRECTOR: Sue Lagomarsino
TASTE OF THE ARTS DIRECTOR: Lilliana Falco
SPECIAL EVENTS DIRECTOR: Christie Lane
STUDENT ART SHOW DIRECTOR: Nan Muzinich
TECH/FACILITIES MANAGER: Sid Cohen
Sue Kendall
Polly Miller
Hal Gamble

DIRECTOR EMERITUS
Sharon Galligan

STUDENT DIRECTORS
Lulu McBroom Briggs
Deja Douglas
Emily Ann Hopkins

CONSULTANTS
Publicity: Penny West amadorarts@gmail.com
Grants: Terra Forgette amadorarts@gmail.com