Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Arts Council Executive Director Retiring

Friday, August 19, 2011

Nancy Frey, Executive Director
Shoreline LFP Arts Council
Executive Director Nancy Frey is retiring after almost five years with the Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Arts Council.

“It has been an honor and a pleasure to serve the Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Arts Council,” said Ms. Frey. “With its terrific board of directors and staff, this organization plays an extremely important role in the local community and truly fulfills its mission to make the arts accessible to all. 

"After 23 years as an administrator in nonprofit arts organizations, I plan to pursue some contract grant writing, travel, and focus on my own creative writing. I hope I have helped to advance the Arts Council and wish it all the best in its future endeavors.”

During her tenure Ms. Frey has successfully maintained and forwarded the programming efforts of the Arts Council within the community, as well as spearheaded new and innovative branding changes, programs and development efforts.

Nancy Frey (seated)
Jazz Walk 2011
Photo by Jerry Pickard
In 2008, she launched a new logo and a redesign of the organization’s website to better represent the Arts Council’s vital programs and events. In addition to continuing the wide range of programs the Arts Council traditionally provided,

In 2007 she instituted an annual Poetry Month Celebration funded by Humanities Washington, and in 2009 oversaw the opening of the new Gallery at Towne Centre in Lake Forest Park.

Her passion for arts education resulted in grant funding from the Washington State Arts Commission, PONCHO, Target, the Harvest Foundation and Norcliffe Foundation. Successful grants from the Western State Arts Federation, Washington State Arts Commission, and 4Culture have helped sustain other Arts Council programs. In these challenging economic times, her successful fundraising efforts also included vibrant annual and year-end campaigns and an increase in corporate sponsorships.

Nancy Frey and Bob Pfeiffer at Jazz Walk
Photo by Jerry Pickard
“I joined the Board of Directors the year Nancy became ED,” said Bob Pfeiffer, Board President. “During this time I have enjoyed working with someone who has shown great leadership and enthusiasm for the arts and our Arts Council mission. Nancy will be leaving behind indelible marks, some very visible and others very subtle, like a fine piece of artwork, viewed from different perspectives. Her work has been important for the growth and future of the SLFPAC. I and the Board of Directors, past and present, all wish Nancy the best in her retirement.”

Applications are now being accepted for the executive director position. Application information is available here.

The Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Arts Council is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to nurture all of the arts in the community through programs and events, arts education, advocacy, and support for artists and arts organizations.


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