The Board of Directors for the Port Angeles Fine Arts Center
Judith Morris - President
Dave Johnson - Vice President
Katherine Occhiogrosso - Treasurer
Katherine Occhiogrosso, President
Lynn Bedford, Vice President
Oscar Zable (deceased)
Helen Radke (deceased)
James Butler (deceased)
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Although Jessica is originally from Southern California, her great grandmother and grandparents retired in Port Angeles. She’s spent many summer vacations exploring the Olympic Peninsula and is fortunate to now live here fulltime. Her academic achievements include a Bachelor of Science in Clinical Psychology and a Master of Arts in Community Leadership. Most of her professional back ground includes working for both local and international non-profit organizations. She is thrilled to work at the Port Angeles Fine Arts Center as their Executive Director. Jessica has also produced/managed the Shakespeare in the Woods festival for the last 5 years.
Gallery & Program Director
Sarah Jane is an artist and educator with a passion for making meaningful experiences that can be accessible to viewers of many different backgrounds. She has exhibited and taught art internationally, and her studio practice centers around site-specific and participatory works in a wide range of media. Sarah Jane holds an MFA in Studio Art from the University of Kentucky, and brings more than a decade of experience in gallery work, art education, and community arts programming. She is delighted to be a part of PAFAC and the Port Angeles community.
Community Outreach Coordinator
Lauren is an artist and graphic designer who finds joy in inviting others to experience creative expression. Holding a BA in Design Studies from the University of Washington, she is wildly intrigued with art history and how we have defined beauty throughout the centuries. Lauren brings a varied career ranging from corporate design in Seattle to ministry in Hawaii, and she is ecstatic for the opportunity to combine her love for people and for the arts as the Community Outreach Coordinator.
Shakespeare in the Woods Artistic Director
Anna is a transplant from California where she worked extensively as an actor and director. As Program Director for Shakespeare by the Sea, she had a hand in the early stages of one of the most prominent Shakespeare companies in Los Angeles, and directed the inaugural production of their offshoot company, Little Fish Theatre. 2013 saw Anna working as an actor at the Fort Mason Theatre in San Francisco, and helping to initiate the development in Berkeley of Shakespeare in John Hinkel Park. When a family emergency brought her to the Olympic Peninsula in early 2014, Anna was thrilled to find a thriving theatre community. In addition to co-founding Shakespeare in the Woods with PAFAC, and acting as Artistic Director for the past 5 years, Anna has had the pleasure of working at OTA, Peninsula College, and PACP. She recently directed Peter and the Starcatcher at the Port Angeles High School, and was lucky enough to inherit a wonderful program for developmentally disabled actors at Clallam Mosaic.