The men and women who serve as the governing body of Las Vegas Arts Council all share a commitment to the arts and culture of Las Vegas, the artists and the art lovers, the locals and the guests who come to visit. Click here to review LVAC’s expectations for board directors.
Directors have overlapping three year terms; some were elected to full terms and some were appointed to fill partial terms. The classes listed are the years their terms expire on December 31.
The officers were elected by the board January 14, 2020 and are noted.
Class of 2020 (Three openings, potentially four open for 2023)
Linda Anderle, Treasurer
“It was on the Highlands campus, as a student, that I realized whatever path I might seek, it would be northern New Mexico that I would return and settle. Since my 2007 homecoming to Las Vegas, I have reconnected to our community in a variety of ways. One was the opening of 2 Ten, A Galeria of Art & Treasures on the Plaza and another, joining the Board of the Arts Council. Both serve to stimulate my creative side as well as engaging the public for the sake of artistic endeavors. My goal is to encourage one to be exposed to many different styles of art: it helps to develop the eye and taste and therefore opens one to an appreciation of all. It is rewarding to discover that each one of us can make some form of art.”
Class of 2021 (One opening)
Richard Lindeborg, President
David Rogers, Vice President
Chris Ulibarri, Secretary
Richard Lindeborg has served the Las Vegas Arts Council as a member of its Advisory Board and the Board of Directors. He was raised in Las Vegas, New Mexico. After graduation from Highlands University he spent his career teaching, writing, and editing for four universities and three federal departments before returning to Las Vegas in 2005. He participates in three singing groups at Highlands and is on the Advisory and Development Board of the Las Vegas Community Foundation. Richard and his wife, a retired restaurant chef, live in the Las Vegas home his family built in 1950.
Originally from Iowa, David has lived and worked in New Mexico for the past twelve years. In 2017, after successful careers in publishing, media production, entrepreneurship, business management, political campaign management, and arts and cultural program management, he settled in Las Vegas to help bring the Hotel Castaneda back to life as project administrator. David also has a creative side encompassing visual and media arts, and the written word.
Chris Ulibarri, photographer and entrepreneur is part owner of Ulibarri Farms Candies on Bridge Street in Las Vegas’ historic Old Town district. He is a full time undergraduate student at New Mexico Highlands University, studying political science, history, and geology, an active member of Amnesty International’s local chapter, and their legislative coordinator for the state of New Mexico.
Class of 2022
“As an artist who has lived all around the country it was no surprise that I chose to live in Northern NM in 2013, drawn to its incredible natural beauty as well as the friendly, down to earth and sincere values of its proud residents.
“Having worked in many mediums I have primarily specialized in airbrush and was featured in over 100 publications, having my work in the Guggenheim “Art of the Motorcycle” worldwide exhibition as well as having my work permanently displayed in The Harley Davidson Museum and Archives. After having reached a pinnacle of sorts in the motorcycle custom paint industry I have shifted my focus to primarily Fine Art painting and Metal Fabrication/Assemblage, two of my favorites.
“I am fortunate to have met so many wonderful, supportive people and artists in Las Vegas and the surrounding communities, and it is a great opportunity to be able to participate in the cultural promotion and support of the Las Vegas Arts Council and Gallery 140. Thank you!”
Jim Hunyadi is a retired journalist who moved from New York to Las Vegas six years ago. Since retiring, he has completed a master’s in Media Arts at Highlands, mentored student interns in video projects, and documented the restoration of the Hotel Castañeda.
Angela Meron, visual artist and graphic designer, joined the Department of Media Arts & Technology at New Mexico Highlands University following one year as Adjunct Faculty at Simpson College. In addition to teaching graphic design, typography, color theory, and drawing, teaches popular social painting classes while continuing to freelance. Her focus is design – teaching and designing for print, web and social media, interior spaces and a life.