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By on Feb 21, 2014 in About Right |

President – Currently open

Vice President, Interim President Grace Stiller

Grace is currently Interim President of Burien Arts, filling the position in June, 2017, when the exiting President Lance Haslund moved from the area. She has worked extensively in non-profit management since the 1980s and serves on several local non-profit boards and two county boards. She holds degrees in Education and Art and has taught in a third world country. Now retired, Grace volunteers her time for both arts and environmental organizations.

Secretary – Alyson Lapan

Alyson is a foster parent and a fine artist, with degrees in studio art, creative writing and entrepreneurship. She worked as a stained-glass artisan for 15 years, and as an online researcher for six years. She holds the office of Secretary on the Burien Arts Association board and writes the monthly meeting minutes. She also volunteers for other BAA undertakings such as face painting at Burien community events. See https://alysssum.wixsite.com/alysonlapan

Treasurer – Bruce Glidden

Bruce is the owner of H&R Block,Burien. He has been an enrolled agent with the IRS for the last five years and has been active in the tax business for the last ten  years.He serves as the treasurer for Burien Arts Association.

Trustee – Tyler Potts

Tyler is an artist, musician, designer, and teacher. He has fine art and architecture degrees with a professional focus on teaching, installation/performance art, and the design and planning of our local event landscape. His role as a board member is centered around grant writing, development, and youth arts education. He also serves as the host of the Salmon Creek Café Open Mic. See www.tylerpotts.com

Trustee – Bele Rodriguez

Bele is a Oaxacan-born, Seattle-based artist and curator who has worked closely with artists both in Mexico and Seattle for 15 years. In her latest international project, Indigenous Meridian, she will be presenting traditional indigenous sculptures juxtaposed against a background of modern Mexican art creating an example of Mexican culture that spans the distance from Southern Mexico to the Pacific. Now living in Burien and a board member of the Burien Arts Association, she is dedicated to helping her community thrive in a rich diverse environment for the arts.

Trustee, President Emeritus – Lance Haslund.

A musician, Lance was a BA trustee since 2009, then later President until his retirement in 2017. He and his wife Laurie, also a musician, produced a major jazz event for Burien Arts for 12 years (first the Highline Classic Jazz Festival 2006-2014), then the Burien Jazz Walk (2015-2017).


Dave Poole, Curator, Burien Arts Pop-up Art Exhibit Program Curating Committee Chair

Shannan Folino, Curator, Artists United President

Ken DeRoux, Former BAA Gallery Curator, Adviser as needed

Garreth Schuh, Former BAA Gallery Curator, Adviser as needed

Susan Woltz, Former gallery owner, Adviser as needed

Sybil Davis, Former BAA President

John Unbehend, Former BAA President

Lance Haslund, Former BAA President