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 – Eric Mathison
Eric was editor of the Highline Times (now the Westside Weekly) for 13 years. He has previously served on the Burien Advisory Parks Board and as a Trustee of the Burien Arts Association. His family donated the land for Mathison Park in Burien.
Treasurer – Virginia H. Wright
Virginia owns and operates Phoenix Tea shop in Burien, together with the Ibis Gallery. She operates the Burien Culture Hub website and is the author of Burien in the Images of Modern America series.
Trustee – Cydney Moore
Cydney is a long-time community organizer who has worked with a variety of nonprofits over the course of more than a decade. She is a member of the Burien City Council. In addition, she serves as a Lead Organizer for ACLU Burien People Power and has held positions on many other steering committees, boards of directors, and organizational governing bodies. She authors an ongoing series on the B-Town Blog profiling shelter pets at Burien C.A.R.E.S. and has a background in journalism and digital marketing.
Cydney maintains a fervent life-long love of art in all mediums and strives to support her local art community through her volunteer efforts and her avid appreciation.
Trustee – Claire Yurdin
Claire has served as the Burien Arts webmaster since 2015 and chairs Shakespeare in the Park. Her father was an English professor at the University of Washington for 30 years where he taught courses in Shakespeare. She is happy to continue presenting the Bard to the world.
She volunteered at the Burien Arts brick-and-mortar gallery in Olde Burien and assisted with art exhibit openings at City Hall and the Burien Community Center for several years.
She has worked in marketing and web for over 20 years, most recently ten years for a business broker in Bellevue, WA.
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).
Amaranta Sandys, Curator, Burien Arts Pop-up Art Exhibit Program Curating Committee Chair
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
THANKS TO OUR SUPPORTERS & TO YOU
Much thanks to our supporters, who help make it possible to offer many events free of charge.
And thanks to YOU, the residents and businesses of Burien, who have participated in and supported our programs since 1964.