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In an effort to represent the diverse communities across Arkansas and address each community's needs, the Arkansans for the Arts Board of Directors should strategically include two members from each region. Regional designation is in alignment with the Arkansas Arts Council regional map.  

Board Members

  • Sandy Royce Martin | Chair

    District 1

  • Andrew Clark | Vice-Chair

    District 7

  • Mary Ross Taylor | Secretary

    District 8

  • William Moss | Treasurer

    District 8

  • Dillon Hupp

    District 6

  • Jean Lacefield

    District 5

  • Brookshield Laurent

    District 3

  • Gloriann Sanders

    District 2

  • Kate Schaffer

    District 1

  • Dr. Gayle Seymour

    District 6

  • Sarah Stricklin

    District 6

  • Maria Botti Villegas

    District 7

Ex-Officio Board Members

  • Garbo Hearne | Immediate Past Chair

    District 6

Advisors to the Board

  • Ed Clifford

    District 1

  • Kody Ford

    District 1

  • Dr. Trina Harlow

    District 6

  • Chastity Johnston

    District 3

  • Dorothy Morris

    District 5

  • Don Munro

    District 5

  • Talicia Richardson

    District 4

  • Dr. Lenore Shoults

    District 2

  • Wil Watson

    District 1

  • Mary Zunick

    District 5

Staff

  • Erin Holliday, Executive Director
  • Elizabeth Riddick, Communications Specialist
  • Sarah Curtis, Administrative Assistant

Arkansans for the Arts Districts

Note that Arkansans for the Arts districts differ from legislative districts. Arkansans for the Arts is built on this statewide model of representation. 

Should you wish to nominate an Arts advocate leader in your community to be considered for Arkansans for the Arts Board of Directors position, please contact us

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