“Open Call” for Board Members
The Arts Council of Placer County is currently seeking qualified applicants for both the Board of Trustees and the Community Grants Committee.
If you are interested in learning more, please read the documents below for instructions on how to proceed.
The Arts Council of Placer County is governed by a Board of Trustees, which meets on a regular basis, usually the 3rd Monday of each month. All meetings are open to the public. Meeting agendas and minutes are published below.
Interested in joining the upcoming July 20th Board Meeting?
Here is the Live Zoom Link. (No Password Required)
If you would like to request being placed on the agenda, please contact Executive Director Jim Crosthwaite at firstname.lastname@example.org
June 16, 2021 - Board Minutes
May 18, 2021 - Board Agenda
April 20, 2021 - Board Minutes
March 15, 2021 - Board Minutes
February 15, 2021 - Board Minutes
January 18, 2021 - Board Minutes
January 11, 2021 - Board Minutes
November 16, 2020 - Board Minutes
October 19, 2020 - Board Minutes
Sep. 21, 2020 - Board Minutes
July 20, 2020 - Board Minutes
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February 24, 2020 - Board Minutes
January 27, 2020 - Board Minutes
November 18, 2019 - Board Minutes
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August 19, 2019 - Board Minutes
June 17, 2019 - Board Minutes
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April 15, 2019 - Board Minutes
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January 28, 2019 – Board Minutes
November 12, 2018 – Board Minutes
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July 16, 2018 – Board Minutes
May 21, 2018 – Board Minutes
April 16, 2018 – Board Minutes
March 19, 2018 – Board Minutes
January 15, 2018 – Board Minutes
In addition to raising a family, Barbara has been a tireless volunteer starting in her early married years. She has volunteered for the National Ski Patrol, was a special need art history instructor, an event planner, parent volunteer leader, and fundraiser, for the Clarkston Schools in Michigan.
Barbara is a Charter Member of the Art League of Lincoln, 2013, and for the last three years has served on the board of directors, Vice President for over two years, Gift Shop Manager for five years, and curator of seven exhibits.
Barbara grew up in Michigan, raised her family there, lived in Montreal, Canada for eleven years before moving to California in 2011. She has two adult children, a son in Berkeley, CA and a daughter in Sydney, Australia.
Barbara loves promoting the arts, enjoys sports and watching sci-fi movies and believes that you should have a passion for what you do.
Twiana Armstrong – a transplanted Texan who moved her roots in CA in 1993! She is semi-retired after a 31 year career in the corporate world, and her appreciation for giving back to the community keeps her busy volunteering to ensure Rocklin continues to be a hidden gem.
She recently launched a business consulting company, It’s Personal Enterprises, to share her wealth of leadership and business performance knowledge. Her most important honor is being a mother to her daughter, Alix, as she blossoms into an amazing young woman.
Carol Pepper-Kittredge served as the Associate Dean, Workforce Innovation at Sierra College (ret. June 2020), and as the statewide project manager for CCC Maker, an initiative funded by the California Community College Chancellor’s Office to build a community of 24 community college maker spaces.
The goal of college maker spaces was to support the integration of Making into instruction and produce innovation-ready graduates. Carol also served as the Director for the Center for Applied Competitive Technologies at Sierra College, engaging employers in industry-based training and supporting manufacturing-related instructional programs at colleges in Northern California.
Carol earned degrees in Environmental Planning and Management (UC Davis), and Human Resources and Organization Development (University of San Francisco). Carol loves to work with textiles and natural fibers, revive and use vintage sewing machines, and is currently learning methods and materials of natural dyeing.
Julie has been a local art lover and advocate since her family moved to Placer County 15 years ago. Volunteering as an art docent in her children’s elementary school gave her an appreciation for the importance of art education and how young people thrive in surprising ways when creativity is encouraged. Later, Julie saw how positively the local youth theatre & high school dance programs contributed to her daughter’s preparedness to flourish as a young, well-rounded adult. Julie now very much enjoys her new painting hobby in her spare time.
Professionally, Julie graduated from Cal Poly, S.L.O. with an industrial engineering degree and worked in the high-tech field for many years. As life evolved, Julie is now a full-time licensed Real Estate professional in Auburn’s downtown Coldwell Banker Office. She regards our arts community as one of the many great attributes of our region and joyfully introduces clients to the many offerings throughout the year. Also, Julie has been a business sponsor for the Placer Artists Studios Tour for the last 5 years and has served on various ACPC business sponsorship committees.
Julie is thrilled to be on the Board of Trustees to support and help grow the ACPC’s role as advocate and grant provider for Placer County’s visual and performing arts programs.
Janet Nicholson has worked with her husband Rick for forty one years as Nicholson Blown Glass. Thirty nine years have been spent in North Auburn where she has immersed herself in the local art community. As a founding member of The Arts Council of Placer County, she has seen many changes through the years but has always appreciated the commitment and passion of the dedicated artists, volunteers and administrators. “Art is an extremely important part of a healthy community and I want to help where I can to support Placer County’s goal to create connections and build a vibrant cultural destination”.
Together on nine acres, Janet and Rick have made a home and business where they raised two daughters. Heather is a neonatal intensive care nurse in San Francisco and Hannah has continued in the Nicholson Blown Glass tradition with her business partner, Alana van Altena. Janet is thrilled to be able to step back from the studio and transition into semi-retirement allowing time to participate on the ACPC board.