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April 27, 2016Caitlin Fitzwater

Nashormeh Lindo Named Vice-Chair of the California Arts Council

Sacramento -

 At a public meeting on Friday, April 22, 2016 at the Lankershim Arts Center in North Hollywood, members of the California Arts Council unanimously elected Nashormeh Lindo as Vice-Chair of the Council.  An Oakland-based artist and educator, Lindo was appointed to the California Arts Council by Governor Jerry Brown in September of 2014. Lindo succeeds Susan Steinhauser as Vice-Chair of the Council. Steinhauser's term on the Council expires April 30, 2016.

"I am thrilled to have Nashormeh Lindo elected as the Council Vice-Chair," Arts Council Chairman Donn K. Harris stated. "She brings a wealth of real-world experience to the Council as a working visual artist and she always ensures the artist's viewpoint is represented in our deliberations. With her friends and connections worldwide, in her new role she will also bring a great cohort of people into our tent and expand our ever-increasing circle of friends and supporters."

About Nashormeh Lindo

Nashormeh N.R. Lindo, artist and educator, is a native of Philadelphia. She has an M.S. in Education from the Bank Street College Graduate School of Education Museum Leadership Program and a B.A. in Art from Pennsylvania State University. She is a practicing visual artist/designer and an educator/curator. An independent museum consultant, Ms. Lindo enjoys lecturing and writing about the socio-political and cultural history of African-Americans. She is particularly interested in the visual culture, especially photography and its relationship to music and to literature. She continues to teach art classes to children in Oakland and, most recently, was an adjunct instructor of African American Art History at City College of San Francisco. She has served in various capacities at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, New York Public Library, where she was Manager of Educational Programs; the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, the Baltimore Museum of Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of the City of New York, the Children's Museum of Manhattan, the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and the Oakland Museum of California. She lives and works in the Bay Area with her husband, actor Delroy Lindo, and their son, Damiri.

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The Mission of the California Arts Council, a state agency, is to advance California through the arts and creativity. The Council is committed to building public will and resources for the arts; fostering accessible arts initiatives that reflect contributions from all of California's diverse populations; serving as a thought leader and champion for the arts; and providing effective and relevant programs and services.

Members of the California Arts Council include: Chair Donn K. Harris, Vice Chair Nashormeh Lindo, Larry Baza, Phoebe Beasley, Christopher Coppola, Kathleen Gallegos, Jaime Galli, Louise McGuinness, Steven Oliver, Susan Steinhauser, and Rosalind Wyman. Learn more at


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