The Festival of Arts’ board appointed Laguna Beach resident and festival artist Kathy Jones to fill out the remaining term of an open seat on the nine-member board.
Jones, a former senior manager at two universities, fills a position left open by Tammie Arnold, who resigned and moved to New York due to a job opportunity.
“We are very sorry to lose Tammie from the board along with her considerable expertise, but very excited to have Kathy Jones to fill the vacancy,” said Festival of Arts president Fred Sattler.
Born and raised in San Francisco, Jones holds an undergraduate degree from Stanford University and currently is a principal of The Napa Group, a consultant for clients that seek organizational and performance improvement.
As senior vice president and secretary of Georgetown University, Jones was responsible for carrying out strategies related to the school’s academic and research mission. Previously, she served as a vice chancellor at UC Irvine where she oversaw fundraising and communications.
Jones began her career as a professional painter in 1995 and began exhibiting at the Festival of Arts in 2000. She taught art classes at Egypt’s Cairo American School and Laguna Beach’s Laguna College of Art and Design.
Board members are elected for three-year terms by the Festival’s Orange County membership. They volunteer their time, skills and collective leadership to determine policy and set the future direction of the Festival of Arts and Pageant of the Masters .
Local Recognized for 40 Years of Service
The Laguna College of Art and Design awarded Laguna Beach resident and college board member Nancy Lawrence special recognition during its March 27 meeting for her 40 years of dedication to the college’s Color It Orange program.
“From the very beginning, through her dedication and service Nancy has been an enormous part of the success of Color It Orange, which recognizes talented artists from Orange County high schools and provides them with scholarships for summer studio instruction in the preparation of an art college admissions portfolio,” said President Jonathan Burke.
“I am honored to be part of an annual event that inspires and encourages the creative talents of our youth, and one that presents an opportunity to enrich student’s lives,” said Lawrence, a board member since 2003 and a 40-year member of the college support group Designing Women.
More than 300 high school students have received scholarships to LCAD’s Portfolio Development Program through Color It Orange.