For Immediate Release
August 14, 2013
Contact: Jaime Dempsey
602.771.6520
jdempsey@azarts.gov

Two new Commissioners appointed to the Arizona Commission
on the Arts by Governor Jan Brewer

PHOENIX (August 14, 2013) – Dr. Pamela Hall of Phoenix and Tamalyn Lewis of Scottsdale have been appointed by Governor Janice Brewer as Commissioners for the Arizona Commission on the Arts.

In addition to the newly appointed Commissioners, Governor Brewer has reappointed Lisa Barnes, Dr. Ray Everett, Michael Liburdi and Kelly Norton to new terms.

The Arizona Commission on the Arts is a 47-year-old agency of the State of Arizona charged with supporting a statewide arts and culture sector. The agency’s mission is to Imagine an Arizona where everyone can participate in and experience the arts.

Commissioners are appointed by the Governor to serve 3-year terms on a 15-member governing commission in support of the agency’s mission.

Members are selected for their demonstrated ability, good judgment and experience in arts-related fields. In addition, Commissioners are appointed to provide diverse cultural, gender, experiential, generational and geographic representation. Commission members attend board meetings, participate on committees, chair review panels, award grants and formulate policy consistent with enabling legislation.

Dr. Pamela Hall (Phoenix) is a professor and the chair of Art History at Glendale Community College, where she has taught since 1998 and serves as the advisor for Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. She earned her M.A. and Ph.D. in Art History from the University of Maryland, during which time she taught courses at the Smithsonian Institution, the American University, the University of Maryland, and Trinity College. She is a regular lecturer to the docents at the Phoenix Art Museum, a patroness in the National Charity League, a former board member of the Madison Educational Foundation and past district coordinator of the Art Masterpiece Program for the Madison Elementary School District. Dr. Hall previously served on the Arts Commission with an appointment in 2000 by Governor Jane Dee Hull. She lives in north central Phoenix with her husband; their two daughters are in college in California.

Tamalyn Lewis (Scottsdale) is an Arizona native, born in Globe, raised in Safford, and attended Arizona State University. She is a managing member of Ridenour, Hienton & Lewis, P.L.L.C., a full-service law firm, with her practice focusing on the areas of commercial bankruptcy, creditor/debtor rights and corporate restructuring. Tami is a Master with the Arizona Bankruptcy Inn of Courts and serves as a board member for Center Dance Ensemble. She is actively involved with many other charitable organizations, including National Charity League. Tami lives in Scottsdale with her husband and daughter.

For a full roster of Governor-appointed members of the Arts Commission, visit http://azarts.gov/about-us/commissioners/.

About the Arizona Commission on the Arts
One of 56 state and jurisdictional arts agencies, the Arizona Commission on the Arts is a 47-year-old agency of the State of Arizona charged with supporting a statewide arts and culture sector. The agency is governed by a 15-member Governor-appointed Commission and a professional staff grounded in the arts. The Arts Commission receives and administers funds from the State of Arizona and the National Endowment for the Arts and directs this funding to programs which contribute to the growth and stabilization of the arts, impact student learning, nurture and develop artists’ craft and skills, preserve the rich traditions of Arizona communities, and encourage participation by citizens of all ages and abilities.

For more information about the grants, services and programs of the Arizona Commission on the Arts, visit www.azarts.gov.

We imagine an Arizona where everyone can participate in and experience the arts.

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