“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 document above for instructions on how to proceed.
The Arts Council of Placer County is governed by a Board of Trustees, which meets regularly on the third Wednesday of each month via Zoom.
Interested in joining our next Board Meeting?
All meetings are open to the public. Everyone is welcome to attend and may share information during public comment. If you would like to request to be placed on the agenda, please contact ACPC Managing Director, Barbara Burge.
Meeting agendas, minutes, and Zoom links to join are published below. New links are usually published the first week of the month. Please check back if the new link is not published for the current month.
Barbara lives in Roseville after thirty+ years running her own business as a certified residential and commercial interior designer in Michigan and in Montreal, Canada. Read More
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 i and a daughter who live in Chico, CA. 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 to 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. Read More
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.
A retired newspaper editor, Gloria Beverage joined the Arts Council of Placer County Board of Directors in 2022. Read More
She also serves on the board of directors for the Rocklin Historical Society and the Rocklin Friends of the Library as well as teaches classes for Sierra College’s OLLI Program.
Unity Lewis began making music, performing, drawing, painting and sculpting as early as the age of three. He started seriously recording music and founded his first rap group, in Los Angeles when he was 13. Read More
Since 2001, Unity has taught Hip-Hop, art and life skills in public schools across the Bay Area and on the island of Guam, where the Guam Legislature awarded a Resolution for his contribution to students’ lives in 2005. For over 20 years now, Unity has been creating, releasing and performing his own art and music full time, as well as curating art exhibits and continuing to grow as an art educator. As a musician, Unity has collaborated with artists such as Dead Prez, Sly Stone, George Clinton, Oscar Brown Jr., and Umar Bin Hassan of The Last Poets to name a few. As a visual artist and curator, he has exhibited and featured in publications alongside Jacob Lawrence, Elizabeth Catlett, Hank Willis Thomas, Betye Saar, Samella Lewis and many others.
Sierra has been involved in the Placer County arts scene all her life. After completing her Bachelors in Musical Theatre from the Point Park Conservatory, and a short career in performing arts on the east coast, she recently returned to Roseville. Read More
Her background ranges from national tours, to off-Broadway sketch comedy shows, to locally produced theatre here in Placer County. After living for a few years in NYC, she moved back to California with her husband, and taught performing arts for an array of local music studios, theatre companies and schools.
Sierra now works as Director of Marketing and Communications for the YMCA of Superior California, serving all YMCA locations in the Sacramento and surrounding areas. She additionally manages all Theatre programming within the YMCA – including hosted touring shows, classes/workshops, and full-scale youth productions. In her free time, she teaches piano and voice at Tamraloo Studios in Lincoln. Sierra believes theatre and performing arts are integral to growth, and is blessed to be able to promote the arts within our community.
Jakob Stevens is a Placer County native involved in local arts, agriculture and community development. With a history in sculpture, painting, poetry, dance, and live theatre, Jakob brings a lifelong enthusiasm for the arts to the ACPC board. Read More
As a career IT network engineer, Jakob serves government agencies in neighboring Sacramento County. His diverse background includes several years as a farmer and winegrower, cultivating heirloom produce and old-growth vineyards in Newcastle and Loomis. Today, Jakob resides in Auburn where he has restored an 1890’s Victorian home and takes inspiration from the rich Gold Country heritage.
Jakob believes creativity is vital in defining what makes the region we live in so special. As a board member, he invites the community at large to actively patronize and participate in our local arts scene!
Gabriel Gonzales’s lineage runs deep in working with Ceramics. He is the 3rd generation to do so. His Grandfather Ynocencio worked at the historic Gladding McBean Terra Cotta Company. Read More
Gabriel is also a filmmaker whose narrative works has been awarded the Kingsley’s Merit Award from the Crocker Art Museum. Gabriel was the first filmmaker granted this award. After which Patrick Marasso, Anthony Maki Gill, and Gabriel started the “Projecting Mapping Project” where films and animations would be shown on public buildings at different city events in Placer County.
Gabriel worked with Sierra College’s Marketing Dept for three years where he filmed, edited and worked social media for the college, this is where he began scoring music for his edits during Sierra College’s 80th year documentary film. During this time Gabriel was asked by Sierra College’s Film Dept and Sierra College’s Rainbow Alliance to be Assistant Director and to score the films “Narratives of Courage” in which the goal of the project was to capture the history of the LGBTQA community in Sacramento and Greater Sacramento regions. He worked and traveled with these films alongside Professor Anggie DiGeorge and Professor Johnnie Terry for more than three years.
Now Gabriel runs his own company Living Ancestors Productions where he films art, music, and culture.
Anthony Maki Gill and Gabriel made the project “Clay and Creativity” which was given a grant by the ACPC. He also was able to work with Foothills Ceramic Art Museum, another recipient of a grant from the ACPC. After which Gabriel was given his own grant from ACPC for his project “Brown Clay” which shared stories with Hispanic artists and provided virtual tours of the artist’s works.
Gabriel also creates music and pop art under the artist name Jackie Dreamspell.
Tiffany is motivated by living a life of exploration. Raised in the foothills of Placer County, she spent most of her childhood outdoors at creative play, and always seeking the next adventure. Read More
Travel has been a great influence. She has ventured around the world, even having had the opportunity to, for a time, live abroad. As a seeker she has gone deep into the woods, down countless rivers, up many high peaks, wandered the desert, explored various coastlines, taken in the cities, towns and villages, and met the most extraordinary people along the way. Her unique cultural experiences have greatly influenced all of her motivations, they have given her an impactful worldview, and are fully apparent in her daily life.
Tiffany is philanthropically passionate. She served in the Peace Corps, has built homes with Habitat for Humanity, she is a Daughter of the Nile, and, in addition to being a Member of The Arts Council of Placer County, sits on the Board of Directors of the local nonprofit Project Go.
Tiffany is an active creator, and draws upon her life experiences, from all walks, in creating her work. Her Art has graced many regional galleries, both in solo and collaborative shows. She is a recognized California Arts Scholar, has won various Art related awards for her Art throughout the years, and has worked as a teacher of Fine Arts for the El Dorado County School District.
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