Nancy Nye has been hired as the new executive director of the Arts Council of Lake Oswego. She replaces Cheryl Brock.
'I feel so fortunate to have landed in a city that values its art and culture,' she said in an email to the Review.
Nye, a West Linn resident, has worked in the field of non-profit management for more than 20 years. In that time she has been a passionate advocate for the arts and its power to strengthen communities, ensure quality of life and celebrate the human spirit.
She joins the Arts Council after serving as the executive director of Portland Choirs, the umbrella organization for the renowned Portland BoyChoir, the only all-boy choir in the state of Oregon. Prior to that she worked as program manager for the Clackamas County Arts Alliance, where she oversaw Cultural Trust grant administration, implemented program planning, managed events and facilitated development of the county's public art program. Under her tenure, the county's Art in Public Spaces program received a prestigious national award for Outstanding County Art Program of the Year.
Her background also includes positions with the Center Theatre Group (Dorothy Chandler Pavilion and Mark Taper Forum), the city of Los Angeles/Los Angeles Theatre Center, California State University Summer Arts, Pacific Art Center Theatre and Center Arts at Humboldt State University.
The Arts Council of Lake Oswego is a 501© (3) non-profit organization. The mission of the council is to ensure the arts are an integral part of the lives of the citizens of Lake Oswego. The council manages the Gallery Without Walls, the public art sculptures that can be seen throughout Lake Oswego. The council was formed to ensure a continuation of support for arts and education, present exhibits, tours, lectures and to maintain the city of Lake Oswego's permanent art collection.