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Arts Board

The Arts Board consists of nine members that represent each of the nine City Council Districts and two at-large members

At present, the Board meets the third Wednesday of every month. This schedule is subject to change. Meeting dates and rooms are announced publicly, two weeks in advance of each meeting.

As mandated by the Art in Municipal Places Ordinance, members include persons widely known for their professional competence and experience in the visual arts, and knowledgeable lay persons. Each member serves a staggered three year term.

The central objective of the Board is "to promote and encourage private and public programs to further the development and public awareness of, and interest in, the visual arts and fine crafts and cultural properties."

The central responsibility of each member is to serve as Board liaison to Artwork Planning Committees. The full Board makes selection recommendations to the Mayor.

Arts Board Meeting Information

The Arts Board meets every third Wednesday of the month at 4 p.m. in room 7026, DMD Conference room, 7th floor of the City/County Center. Open to the public.

Meeting Agendas & Minutes

View meeting agendas and minutes for the Albuquerque Arts Board.

Open Meetings Resolution

The Albuquerque Arts Board follows the State of New Mexico Open Meetings Act which is approved annually.

Board Members

Board Member Title & District Term Expires

Jonathan Sanchez

Jonathan represents District 1. He studied art and design at New Mexico State University, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts. He considers himself an illustrator first and foremost, although he has engaged in various art mediums for most of his life. He designs and screen prints local movie posters and concert posters for bands.

District 1 July 31, 2020

Juli Hendren

Juli represents District 2. She is a founding member and the Director of International Relations for Tricklock Company, a theater ensemble based in Querulous with focus on international touring and collaborations. She is also a director, writer, performer and teacher who has taught and performed across the United states, Canada, and Europe.

District 2

July 31, 2021



District 3  

Woody Duncan

Woody represents District 4. He is a past president of the New Mexico Watercolor Society, currently serves as the national president for the Retired Art Educators and continually serves as a docent at the Albuquerque Art Museum. Woody also serves on the boards of both Master Works of New Mexico and Art in the Schools.

District 4 July 31, 2021

Pamela M. Chavez

Pamela represents District 5.  She earned a Bachelor of Fine Art in Printmaking and completed graduate work in Art History.  She has served on the Albuquerque Museum Foundation Board and Albuquerque Museum Board of Trustees.  Pamela has owned her own fundraising, strategic planning and event productions company for 30 years, and has been at the forefront in the community supporting and helping to build the capacity of non-profit organizations.  

District 5 July 31, 2022

Christopher B. MacQueen

Chris represents District 6. He is an arts administrator, disability rights advocate, artist, curator and educator.

District 6 July 31, 2021

Emilie M. De Angelis

Emilie represents District 7. For more then 20 years, she has helped nonprofits in the museum ,arts, culture and education fields find and connect with donors to achieve major milestones and achievements. Most recently working in Chicago with the famed Steppenwolf Theatre's capital expansion and managing donor requests for the Modern Wing expansion at the Art Institute of Chicago. A fourth-generation New Mexican, Emilie moved back to Albuquerque with her husband and son in 2016 to reunite with family and rediscover sunshine. She sits on the board of FUSION Theatre Company and is Co-Chair of the Builder Committee for the Harwood Art Center and Escuela del Sol Montessori School.

District 7 July 31, 2021

Charlotte Shoenmann

Charlotte represents District 8. She is passionate about art, both visual and performance. She worked for 15 years at the J. Paul Getty Trust in Los Angeles where she was a project manager for the construction for the Getty Arts Center. She has been a board member and or volunteer of several organizations throughout Albuquerque including: St. Chads Foundation, Sunset Mesa Schools, Albuquerque Little Theater and the New Mexico Museum of Natural History Foundation.

District 8 Vice-Chair

July 31, 2021

Dorothy Stermer

Dorothy represents District 9. She is a proud native of New Mexico and attended the University of New Mexico where she received her Bachelor and Masters of Science degrees in 1988 and 1989 in Chemical Engineering. Dorothy grew up in a family of artist, and has a rich understanding of the dual needs of the artists to express their creativity and to run a business. She appreciates artists' contributions to the public and know they are the heart and soul of the community-at large.

District 9 Chair

July 31, 2020

Jessica Helen Lopez

Jessica is the City of Albuquerque Poet Laureate, Emeritus (2012-2016). an educator at the Native American Community Academy and an Adjunct Instructor with UNM Chicana and Chicano Studies at the Institute of American Indian Arts. She is the host of NM PBS, arts-based show, COLORES and author of four poetry collections (West End Press and Swimming with Elephants Publications). She is a founding artist and board member of the non-profit poetry organization, Burque Revolt that hosts five community-based poetry shows per month in the City of Albuquerque. A Chautauqua Scholar with the NM Humanities Council, Lopez also is an active member on the One ABQ Kids Cabinet Faith, Culture and Arts Working Group.


July 31, 2022

Margaret A. (Peg) Cronin

Peg is an "at-large" board member. She is a long time resident of Albuquerque and founder and former owner of the Mariposa Gallery. She is actively engaged in the arts community and has served on the boards of various organizations and currently serves on the Board of the Albuquerque Museum Foundation.

At Large July 31, 2021