News from San Antonio: The Linda Pace Foundation (or LPF, the umbrella foundation responsible for the artist residency ArtPace as well as grants, scholorships, public projects and other non-profit art-related initiatives) has appointed an interim executive director. The San Diego-based Kathryn R. Martin is Vice President of Arts Consulting Group, Inc. (ACG), an arts-group management services provider; Martin and ACG have been tasked by LPF’s board to “provide interim management services” to the foundation while it launches an international search for a permanent director. Former director Maura Reilly departed LPF in April after serving for less than a year.
According to LPF, “Martin has over 25 years experience leading arts and culture organizations. Since joining ACG in 2003, she has helped numerous organizations strategically move through periods of transition; increasing their earned and contributed income by bringing clarity and focus to their efforts to advance their mission and goals.”
Writes the San-Antonio Express-News: “Rick Moore, president of the foundation’s board of trustees, said in a statement: ‘… Martin’s appointment is part of our strategic vision to continue to broaden our impact locally and around the globe.’ Among those programs are the SPACE Gallery exhibition program and ongoing plans to develop a museum and contemporary art campus for the late artist and philanthropist’s 600-work collection.”
Martin begins her appointment on September 2.