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Rain Landscape

Sheila Martin


Sheila holds a B.A. in music and a Ph.D. in Spanish. In addition to teaching, primarily at the university level, she has served other communities as an arts council president, orchestra director, volunteer tutor, grant administrator, and director of state-level education organizations. In Astoria, she has volunteered with the SMART Reading program at Astor Elementary and the ESL tutoring program at Clatsop Community College. She also founded and directs the Astoria Ukulele Orchestra.

Danyelle Tinker

Vice Chair

Danyelle was born and raised in Portland and graduated from Western Oregon University with a degree in theatre arts in 2000.  After graduating, she performed in theaters throughout the Willamette and Yamhill Valleys before co-founding Twilight Theater Company in Portland in 2013, where she served as their executive managing director until relocating to Astoria in 2018.  Danyelle is the executive director for Ten Fifteen Productions in Astoria.

Lorri Thompson


Lorri has an extensive background in visual arts administration, technical project management, and the art of yoga. She holds a BA in Art History from the University of Washington and is currently a member of the Astoria Ukulele Orchestra.

Laura Janes

Laura is a painter who has made her living as an artist for over three decades and has also had careers in teaching, sales, and small business. She owned and operated “Iconica,” providing murals, paintings, and decorative work for the interior design industry in Southern California. She has created art workshops and art camps as an artist in residence in the San Bernardino National Forest. She has been actively involved in several arts organizations in both Palm Springs and Portland and now serves on the board of Astoria Visual Arts. Her paintings can currently be seen at the Geezer Gallery in Portland, and her watercolor notecards can be found at locations in California and throughout Oregon.

Sarah Andrews-Collier

Sarah is a professional stage/film designer and academic. She retired after 35 years at Portland State University as resident designer and stage director, director of the School of Theatre & Film, and associate dean of the College of the Arts. She has guest designed for a number of theatre companies, designed television commercials, and lectured at other colleges. She holds master's degrees in the history of architecture and in theatre and is Chair of the Costume Society of America, Western Region.

Patrick Willis

Patrick has been involved in K-20 education in Oregon for over 40 years. He was an associate professor with Oregon State University managing 4-H youth development programs, executive director of Jackson Bottom Wetlands in Hillsboro, science program manager at OMSI, and adjunct instructor at PSU, PCC, Lewis and Clark College, and Marylhurst University. He has a long history of successful grant funding, creating a wide array of natural science and community/place-based programs for families, teachers, and youth.

Flax Glor

Flax Glor’s short films and narrative music videos have won awards and been screened at prestigious venues like Cannes Independent and the Bay Area Short Film Festival. He has a Master’s degree in screenwriting, is the author of Filmmaking Simplified, and works as a script analyst for an industry marketplace while teaching at Clatsop Community College.

Roy Sánchez

Roy is a visual artist who works in the coffee industry and as a freelance picture framer. He has worked in education and the art community for more than ten years, including teaching, coaching, and tutoring and working as a liaison between local schools and art organizations. Roy is interested in supporting local artists in finding opportunities to publish, share their work, improve their craft, and be a part of the local artist community. 

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