Founded 1981

About the Lake County Arts Council

Members of the LCAC Board of Directors

Executive Director: Shelby Posada, 263-1871;

Board of Directors:
Treasurer — Betty Lou Surber, 263-4721;,
Secretary — Susan Krones, 263-2251;
Mike Adams, 279-9191;;  
Bob Carpenter;
Bonnie Ewing, 263-4738;

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





January, 2015




January saw LCAC moving ahead at a quick pace to put together MusicFest 2015.  The talented Barbara Clark will be directing, and we have an impressive lineup that includes some familiar performers such as My Divas, Mendo Singers, Bert Hutt, Saro & Reikor Deacon, Travis Rinker, David Neft and the “New Orleans Jazz Man”, Andy Rosoff.  New to the Soper Reese Theatre’s stage is the electrifying voice of Kay Ashley and the master at the grand piano, Dr. Michael Brody, president at Marymount College.  This will be an evening of talent long to be remembered.  Doors open at 6:30 PM with the performance beginning at 7PM on Saturday, January 24th


Thank you to Peter Mac Rae for assuming leadership of the Council for the past two months.  In serving as our Interim President, Peter brought new insight and energy to the Arts Council that has long been needed, and we look forward to his suggestions and council in the months ahead.


Michele Krueger is once again heading up Poetry Out Loud: National Recitation Competition, which helps students master public speaking skills, build self-confidence, and learn about their literary heritage.  In 2015, California will see the largest competition ever with 40,000 students in 200 schools and in 40 counties competing to go to the national competition in Washington, D.C.  We are pleased to be a partner in this great program with the California Arts Council, the National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation.


LCAC is also pleased to participate in Lake County’s 2015 Academic Decathlon by judging the poster and poetry competition and awarding cash prizes in each category.


Barbara Lee and I will also be attending the Lakeport Chamber of Commerce’s Planning Conference on January 23rd


More and more the Arts are becoming recognized as a vital economic stimulus as well as an important cultural medium.  I thank each of you for your efforts in making this happen and bringing LCAC to the forefront in nurturing the growth of the Arts and our communities.


With gratitude,




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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