About The Council

Board of Directors

  • President              Flo Trujillo, President
  • Vice President      Karen Ellsbury
  • Treasurer              Michael Bulloch
  • Secretary              Evangelina Mejia-Marquez
  • Honorary Board    Heather Gallion
  • Honorary Board     Venaya Yazzie
  • Honorary Board     A.J. Begay
  • Honorary Board     Donna Hensley
  • Honorary Board     Byron Tsabetsaye
  • Honorary Board     Jill Tanis, MRA
  • Honorary Board     Delbert Anderson, San Juan Jazz Society
  • At-Large Board     Julie Rason, Bloomfield Arts
  • At-Large Member  Valeria Marquez, YA Representative
  • In Memoriam: Thank you, Mort Lord

Standing Committees

  • Education/Cultural
  • Marketing
  • Downtown Main Street/ACD
  • Jazz Society
  • MRA:  Jill
  • Art in Public Places/Riverfest
  • Fundraising

A Brief History of the Organization

Initially founded in 1988, the Northwest New Mexico Arts Council was reorganized in 1996. Its mission at that time was expanded to include all of the arts. Board membership was sought to represent this expanded vision and community networking was initiated. At this time the Council is a 501(c)3 organization in good standing with a membership of about 120. It has carried out many arts related activities over the past few years to establish its presence and strengthen the arts in the community. By coordinating resources and expanding opportunity for a number of participating art organizations, the Northwest New Mexico Arts Council is providing a valuable service for this region of New Mexico.

Non-Discriminatory Policy (10.2022)

NWNMAC is committed to equal employment and volunteer opportunity without regard to age, ancestry, disability, national or ethnic origin, race, religious belief, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, political belief, or veteran status.

This policy applies to all areas of employment and volunteer participation, including recruitment, hiring, training and development, promotion, transfer, termination, layoff, compensation, benefits, social and recreational programs, all other conditions and privileges of employment in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.