Diane Martindale Named 1st Vice-Chair of State Arts Commission Board
San Juan Island’s Diane Martindale has been named first Vice-Chair of the Washington State Arts Commission (ArtsWA) board at their recent board meeting in Wenatchee.
Diane is co-president of the San Juan Islands Museum of Art and curator of the current exhibition, EMERGENCE Legendary & Emerging First Nation Artists. She also serves on the Friday Harbor Arts Commission and heads up the Library Art Committee.
For the last year Diane was co-chair of ArtsWA Advocacy Committee, advocating for the arts budget statewide and serving on the committee to review Arts Education grants. “With most attention on fulfilling the requirements to fully fund statewide K-12 education, it was a challenge.”
Said Diane, “This move to first vice chair means that I get to work more closely with the chair, Sue Coliton, Karen Hanan, executive director of ArtsWA and the staff. For me, that translates into learning even more about arts statewide, and being able to bring best practices in the arts to our county.”
Congratulations to Diane and thanks for supporting the arts in our community!