Founded 1981

About the Lake County Arts Council

Members of the LCAC Board of Directors

Executive Director: Shelby Posada, 263-1871;

Board of Directors:
President — Xian Yeagan, 275-3238;
Treasurer — Betty Lou Surber, 263-4721;,
Secretary — Susan Krones, 263-2251;
Mike Adams, 279-9191;;  
Bob Carpenter;
Bonnie Ewing, 263-4738;
Bert Hutt, 263-6016;
Peter MacRae, 263-6038;

Staff and Office Volunteers:
Betty Lou Surber, The Great Oz;
Barbara Funke, Gift Shop;
Rosemary (toni) Hyden -  Wine Marketing
Marilyn Sommerfied, Host Coordinator, 279-1171
Susan Yeagan, Membership Coordinator

LCAC Media:
Lake County Arts Council site Webmaster and Editor, ArtNotes — Xian Yeagan,
Soper-Reese Community Theatre site Webmaster -- Wally Fuller

Gallery scheduling
Richard Seisser, is in charge of scheduling artists to show in the Gallery

Gallery Committee Members:
Barbara Lee, Chair
Barbara Funke, Secretary
Judy Cardinale, Terry Durnil, Toni Hyden, Diana Liebe, Shelby Posada, Richard Seisser

Soper Reese Theatre

Mike Adams, Theatre Executive Director
Wally Fuller, General Manager
Carol Hays, Business Manager & Marketing
Jane Ruggles, Box Office
Nancy Rhoades, Concessions
Andrea Adams, Volunteer Manager
Nina Marino, Fundraising Chair




JUNE 2014


June, already?  It seems that spring passed us by in a flash with “Applause”, LCAC’S 33rd annual Spring Dance Festival, taking the spotlight.  Thank you to all the dancers, dance studios, instructors and tech people who made this, once again, an outstanding production at the Soper Reese Theatre and a successful fundraiser.


On June 12th, we will be putting the closing touches on the Art Auction held for the Seitz, Thompson, and Marcu estates at the Soper Reese Theatre.. While the Auction did not bring in large revenue, it definitely stirred interest in bringing the work of these three artists to the public and for future auctions.  Better a small return and have these pieces of art hanging where someone can joy them rather than in storage, and best of all. it proved that the Theatre provides a wonderful venue to highlight and offer an affair of this quality and showcased the versatility and multi tasking that the Theatre has to offer to the community and beyond.  My thanks to the Soper Reese staff who worked so diligently on making the auction a first class event.


The Gallery Committee’s for the 3rd Summer Youth Art Camp will begin this month with a full slate of offerings in art and crafts. Thank you to Barbara Funke for her organizational skills and to Barbara Lee for her marketing expertise in expanding this program.  This year Lakeport Kiwanis have partnered with the Gallery to assist in making the classes available to even more of our youth. To the artists and instructors who are devoting their time and talents in this worthwhile endeavor, Kudos.  


Regretfully, Judy Cardinale has resigned her position of scheduling the artists who hang in the Gallery.  Thank you, Judy, for coordinating this complicated task for such a lengthy time. Richard Seisser will be assuming the responsibility and will be scheduling future shows.  Gallery Chairperson is still to be decided, and your input would be most welcome.


Some of the greatest news to come out of the California State Legislature is that the eight members of the House Appropriation Committee unanimously passed a $7 million increase to the California Arts Council. That has been followed by a unanimous vote in the Senate!  Please be aware that these funds are dedicated to programs throughout the state and are not for administration of the CAC. 

 The global community recognizes the importance and impact that the Arts play in shaping the future of our children, our cultures and our economies.  Thank you, California, for stepping up to plate. Gratefully, Shelby


pictures from
2008 Spring Dance Festival May 3, 4!
Jensens - thumb link to dance page
above: Bonnie Ewing, former Volunteer Coordinator

Joan Holman
There is an album of pictures of Floyd at Arts Council functions here....
photo © Bert Hutt
click on photo to see more photos
Spring Dance Festival
Click the logo above for a few pictures from the Dance Festival


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