Southwest Minnesota Arts Council welcomes Pam Blake of Tyler as their new board representative for Lincoln County. Pam was a K-12 art teacher for 28 years. While teaching, she was involved in the South Dakota Arts Educators Association and she also received numerous artist-in-schools grants from SMAC and the South Dakota Arts Council. Over 30 years ago she helped start the Southwest Minnesota Weaver’s Guild and has acted as president at different times. She has been active in the Tyler Arts Council and involved in putting on the yearly Art Fair at the Lincoln County Fairground during Aebleskiver Days. Pam is also a visual artist and received a SMAC Individual Developing Artist grant in 2015 for continuing to develop her fused glass artwork.
The SMAC board is also seeking a representative for Pipestone County. To learn about responsibilities and to fill out an application, go to https://swmnarts.org/about/become-a-board-member/