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February 06, 2015Caitlin Fitzwater
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Governor Brown Announces Council Appointments

Two new members appointed and two reappointments made

Sacramento -

 Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments to the California Arts Council:

New Appointments

Phoebe Beasley, 71, of Los Angeles, has been appointed to the California Arts Council. Beasley has been an artist and the owner of Phoebe Beasley Art Studio since 1975. She was a senior account manager at KFI-AM and KOST-FM from 1970 to 1999 and was a layout artist at Sage Productions from 1969 to 1970. Beasley was a high school art teacher for the Cleveland, Ohio Board of Education from 1965 to 1969. She is a member of the Ebell of Los Angeles and the Trusteeship, a Southern California Chapter of the International Women's Forum. Beasley was a member of the Los Angeles County Arts Commission from 1997 to 2012, the United Negro College Fund Los Angeles Advisory Board and the Transportation Foundation of Los Angeles Board. This position requires Senate confirmation and the compensation is $100 per diem. Beasley is a Democrat.

Steven Oliver, 73, of San Francisco, has been appointed to the California Arts Council. Oliver has been owner of Oliver and Company Inc. since 1969. He was a project manager at Oliver and Coburn from 1964 to 1969. Oliver is chairman of the United States Artists Foundation Board of Trustees and a member of the California College of the Arts Board of Trustees, Presidio Bank Board of Directors, Community Arts Stabilization Trust Board of Directors, Museum of Craft and Design National Advisory Board, Lambda Alpha International, Mills College Art Museum Advisory Board and the Sutter Health West Bay Board of Directors, where he is chair of the Facility Committee. This position requires Senate confirmation and the compensation is $100 per diem. Oliver is a Republican.

Reappointments 

Christopher Coppola, 52, of Los Angeles, has been reappointed to the California Arts Council, where he has served since 2013. Coppola has been head of the film program at the San Francisco Art Institute since 2013. He has been owner and executive producer for his companies Plaster City Productions Inc. and Christopher Coppola Enterprises since 1994 and has been a Directors Guild of America film and television director since 1987. Coppola is president of Project Accessible Hollywood, a non-profit organization he founded in 2006 to bring digital technology education to underserved communities. This position requires Senate confirmation and the compensation is $100 per diem. Coppola is a Democrat.

Rosalind Wyman, 84, of Los Angeles, has been reappointed to the California Arts Council, where she has served since 2011. Wyman is president of the James A. Doolittle Foundation. She was the youngest person ever elected to the Los Angeles City Council, where she served from 1953 to 1965. She is a member of the Los Angeles County Arts Commission Board, Music Center of Los Angeles Board of Directors and the Thelma Pearl Howard Foundation Board of Directors. This position requires Senate confirmation and the compensation is $100 per diem. Wyman is a Democrat.

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The Mission of the California Arts Council, a state agency, is to advance California through the arts and creativity. Members of the California Arts Council include: Chair Donn K. Harris, Vice Chair Susan Steinhauser, Michael Alexander, Phoebe Beasley, Christopher Coppola, Kathleen Gallegos, Jaime Galli, Nashormeh Lindo, Steven Oliver, and Rosalind Wyman. Learn more at www.arts.ca.gov






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