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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.

Open Meetings Resolution

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

Board Member Title & District Term Expires

Jonathan Sanchez

Jonathan represents District 2. 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. His favorite public artwork is "Kick Flip Sequence" by Michael Whiting.

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

Mary Rios 

Mary represents District 3.  Mary is a native Albuquerquean. She retired in 2011 from Bernalillo County where she worked in the Finance/ Purchasing Department as a Senior Buyer.  She has served as a board member for the United Way in the selection process to award grant money to organizations within the Albuquerque area.  She believes that her community needs to be uplifted and beautified in order to attract commerce and to keep it in line with other communities and neighborhoods in Albuquerque. 

District 3 July 31, 2021

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

Alaina E. Wiwi

Alaina represents District 5. She is is currently pursuing a degree in studio art from the University of New Mexico. She has experience working with the Exhibit Design teams at the New Mexico museum of Natural History and Science.

District 5 July 31, 2019

Meghan E. Ferguson Mraz 

Meghan represents District 6.  She was the Gallery Director at Tamarind Institute from 2012-2018.  She has worked professionally in the arts since 2004, within private, institutional, and public spaces, and continues to serve as a consultant with local art collectives and independent projects.

District 6 July 31, 2021
Vacant District 7  

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 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   Vice-Chair 

July 31, 2020

William Sabatini, AIA

Bill is an "at-large" board member. He is the lead Design Principal for Dekker/Perich/Sabatini Architects. He has a undergraduate education in fine arts and a Master of Architecture degree from UNM. In addition to Bill's building design strengths his expertise extends to site master planning where his design approach addresses the importance of the spaces created between buildings as equally, if not more important, in creating cohesive, integrated, compelling environments.

At-Large, Chair 

July 31, 2019

Margaret A. (Peg) Cronin

Margaret 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