Hosts

Greetings!
The local host for the 2017 Americans for the Arts Annual Convention is the San Francisco Arts Commission, who has worked tirelessly to help create this year’s fantastic conference, in conjunction with the following Local Host and Marketing Committees. Americans for the Arts thanks Tom DeCaigny, Rachelle Axel, Geraldine O’Brien, Susan Pontious, and Kate Patterson from the San Francisco Arts Commission, as well as all of those involved locally, who helped make the Annual Convention possible.

 

Local Host Committee:

Kerry Adams-Hapner, San Jose Office of Economic Development
Rachelle Axel, San Francisco Arts Commission
Roberto Bedoya, City of Oakland, Cultural Affairs Division
JD Beltran, San Francisco Arts Commission, San Francisco Art Institute
Drew Bennett, Facebook
Christopher Coppola, California Arts Council
Kim Cook, Burning Man
Deborah Cullinan, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
Tom DeCaigny, San Francisco Arts Commission
Adam Fong, Center for New Music
Jamie Galli, California Arts Council
Matthew Goudeau, City and County of San Francisco Mayor’s Office
Donn Harris, San Francisco Unified School District, California Arts Council
Linda Harrison, Museum of the African Diaspora
Lisa Hasenbalg, SF Travel
Maria Jenson, SOMArts
Rhodessa Jones, Cultural Odyssey, San Francisco Mayor’s Art Awardee
Lily Kharrazi, Alliance for California Traditional Arts
Alonzo King, LINES Ballet
Aimee LeDuc, Fort Mason Center
Edwin M. Lee, Mayor, City and County of San Francisco
Lex Leifheit, San Francisco Office of Economic and Workforce Development
Nashormeh Lindo, California Arts Council
Michelle Mansour, Root Division
Tomas McCabe
Marina McDougall, Exploratorium
Louise McGuinness, California Arts Council
John McGuirk, William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
Ebony McKinney, San Francisco Arts Commission
Judy Nemzoff, San Francisco Arts Commission
Geraldine O’Brien
Steve Oliver, Oliver & Co., California Arts Council
Rachel Osajima, Alameda County Arts Commission
Kate Patterson, San Francisco Arts Commission
Frances Phillips, Walter & Elise Haas Fund
Lisa Podos
Susan Pontious, San Francisco Arts Commission
Tomas Riley, CounterPulse
Larry Rinder, UC Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive
Ani Rivera, Galería de la Raza
Rebeka Rodriguez, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
Kary Schulman, Grants for the Arts
Kevin Seaman, Queer Cultural Center
Matthew Shilvock, San Francisco Opera
Meg Spriggs, ArtCare, Shorenstein Properties
Lori Starr, The Contemporary Jewish Museum
Blake Summers, San Francisco International Airport
Lisa Temple, Adobe
Mabel Teng, Chinese Culture Center
Shelley Trott, Kenneth Rainin Foundation
Ilana Vasconcelos, de Young Museum
Michael Warr, Museum of the African Diaspora
Craig Watson, California Arts Council
Kristen Zaremba, City of Oakland Office of Economic and Workforce Development
 


Marketing Committee

Rachelle Axel, San Francisco Arts Commission
Tyra Fennell, Imprint City
Daniel Garcia, Content Magazine
Lisa Hasenbalg, San Francisco Travel
Charlotte Patterson, Oakland Museum of California
Kate Patterson, San Francisco Arts Commission
Ann Wiens, UC Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive

 

Special Thanks

Special thanks to the City & County of San Francisco for funding and support. Special gratitude also to Carolyn Diamond, Lisa Hasenbalg, Joe D’Alessandro, Howard Pickett, Lisa Podos, Abby Sadin Schnair, Isabel Mora, Julie Phelps, Rebeka Rodriguez, Maria Jenson, Michelle Mansour, Khan Wong, Renee Hayes, Jill Manton, Libby Garrison, Jonathan Moscone, Eric Tao, Elizabeth McNichols, Charles Strickler, Dorka Keehn, Marna Clark, Brian Gross, James Abrams, Petra Schumann, Caitlin Fitzpatrick, Shelly Gilbride, Jenny Leung, Amy Adkins, Kirsten Bach, Tere Romo, Richard Benefield, Jennie Rodriguez, Michelle Oga, Mohammed Bilal, Barbara Ockel, and Moisés Garcia.
 

 



About the Background Photo

Ethereal Bodies by Cliff Garten, © 2015. Photo courtesy San Francisco Arts Commission.