Port Angeles Fine Arts Center to honor new, old board members at Sunday reception

Peninsula Daily News

PORT ANGELES — The public is invited to an appreciation reception for Port Angeles Fine Arts Center Foundation retiring board members from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

The reception will be in the gallery of the fine arts center at 1203 E. Lauridsen Blvd.

Light appetizers will be served along with the Port Angeles Fine Arts Center plein air wine blended at Camaraderie Cellars at the free reception.


Among those being given special acknowledgment will be longtime board member Jeanne Martin, who has been named a trustee emeritus by the board because of long and devoted service, said Robin Anderson, fine arts center director.

Martin became an active volunteer for the fine arts center soon after moving to Sequim in 1995 and was elected to the board in 1997.

A certified public accountant and owner of an accounting firm, Martin was instrumental in the formation of the Port Angeles Fine Arts Center Foundation and the subsequent merger with the Friends organization.

“She secured grants that supported the arts center's educational program for many years and has been a constant advocate for the growth and financial stability of the center,” Anderson said.

Arts center membership also will welcome the new board, which includes Phillis Olson, new president of the arts center foundation board.

Olson replaces Betsy Robins, who is retiring.

Olson most recently was co-chair of the center's annual gala dinner at C'est Si Bon restaurant in December. More than $10,000 was raised from tickets and auction sales.

Olson is the wife of Byron Olson, chief financial officer for Port Angeles.

The fine arts center gallery is currently closed for a winter hiatus until Feb. 6.

Webster's Woods, which features outdoor art, is open during daylight hours year-round. Admission is free.

For more information about the center, visit www.pafac.org or phone 360-457-3532.

Last modified: January 23. 2014 7:31PM
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