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SAN ANTONIO, Texas-Artpace San Antonio is pleased to announce the addition of six members to its Board of Directors who, along with the staff, will guide Artpace's mission to "serve as a laboratory for the creation and advancement of international contemporary art." In 2008, New York-based artist and 1998 Artpace resident Teresita Fernández; local businessman and arts advocate Rick Liberto; arts education advocate Lara Luce; philanthropist and art collector Jeanne Lang Mathews; President, CEO, and Trustee of the Linda Pace Foundation Rick R. Moore; and San Antonio-based gallery owner Lawrence Markey; were elected to three-year posts on Artpace's governing body. These new members expand Artpace's influential network of business and civic leaders, professionals, and artists who currently serve on the Board and promote the organization's residencies, exhibitions, and education programs. "Looking to the future we are inspired to maintain and build on Linda Pace's vision for Artpace as a preeminent residency and exhibition program," said Jeanne Klein, Chair of Artpace's Board of Directors. "Our new Board members will be a tremendous asset as we guide the organization into the future and strive to promote its innovative programs internationally."
Elected to the Board in August of 2008, artist Teresita Fernández is currently based in New York. Her work is respected internationally, and has been presented in solo exhibitions at The Corcoran Gallery of Art; The Fabric Workshop and Museum; and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Miami; as well as in group shows at De Appel, Amsterdam; the National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo; and The New Museum of Contemporary Art. She has received fellowships from the American Academy in Rome, the Marie Walsh Sharpe Foundation, as well as a MacArthur "genius" award in 2005. Fernández was an Artpace resident in 1998 and worked with Linda Pace to develop concepts for Chrispark.
Rick Liberto has served as Chair of the Board of Directors of Blue Star Contemporary Art Center and is currently a member of the San Antonio Public Library Foundation board, the San Antonio Southtown Advisory Board, and a member of Texas Business for Cleaner Air. He is an avid supporter of Unit B Gallery, in 2008 he served on the Southwest School of Art and Craft's Savor the Arts Committee, and he his currently a member of Artpace's Gala Committee. Through his family company, Ricos, Liberto has been a long-time supporter of Artpace's On Screen at Artpace film program, Family Day, and Chalk It Up.
Lara W. Luce, a member of Artpace's Chalk It Up and Gala Committees, is dedicated to family programming and arts education. Prior to moving to San Antonio in 2008, she volunteered her time in the education department at the Museum of Modern Art New York, NY and served on the Event Board of the Fiver Children's Organization. A Pepperdine University graduate, Luce worked in the corporate offices of Christian Dior and Jimmy Choo and for the corporate law firm Cravath Swaine and Moore LLP in New York and London. In addition to Artpace, she is involved with the McNay Art Museum and the Southwest Foundation Forum.
President, CEO, and a Trustee of the Linda Pace Foundation, Rick R. Moore is an attorney and Certified Public Accountant specializing in non-profit taxation. He has served on the board of the Linda Pace Foundation and the Genevieve and Ward Orsinger Foundation since 2003. Prior to moving to San Antonio to serve as Chief of Finance and General Counsel for Artpace and Hondo Partners, Inc., Rick was Managing Partner for the Oklahoma City-based law firm, McKinney & Stringer, P.C., where he worked for 17 years.
Lawrence Markey moved his New York-based gallery to his native San Antonio in 2005. He had opened the New York location in 1990 after studying art history at Pomona College and working at Sotheby's in London. Upon the birth of his second daughter, Markey and his wife Gina chose San Antonio as the place to raise their family and relocate their business. For the last three years, Markey has been credited with strengthening San Antonio's art scene with exhibitions featuring artists like Robert Moskowitz, Lawrence Weiner, and Fred Sandback.
Currently serving a three year term on the Artpace Board, Jeanne Lang Mathews is an avid collector of modern and contemporary art. She is a professional interior designer whose projects included the legendary San Antonio-based Frost Brothers department stores, where she also served as the Import and Couture buyer. Mrs. Mathews is part owner of the Spurs NBA Team and serves on the boards of the American Federation of Arts, the McNay Art Museum (Emeritus), and San Antonio's public television station, KLRN. She is a member of the International Council of the Museum of Modern Art and a Williams Society member at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
With four of the five new members residing in San Antonio, Executive Director Matthew Drutt looks forward to their involvement and regular participation in Artpace's programs, "We are fortunate to have a Board who contributes not only leadership and expertise, but is also very involved in our community. They come to Artpace because they recognize the important role our programming plays in the lives of artists and students, as well as the international art community. They are all advocates for Artpace, not to mention familiar faces at all of our public programs from residency and exhibition openings to ArtTalks lectures, 2 to Watch dialogues, and Chalk It Up."
Artpace is located downtown at 445 North Main Avenue, between Savings and Martin streets, San Antonio, Texas. Free parking is available at 513 North Flores Street. Artpace is open to the public Wednesday through Sunday, 12-5 PM, Thursday, 12-8 PM, and by appointment. Admission is free.
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