We are pleased to welcome a new board member, Pamela Clapp, to our volunteer group that operates the building and programming of La Sala de San José. Here’s a bit about her:
My husband Jeff and I lived and worked in New York City for many years. When we retired we moved to Paris and spent 6 years there before coming to Galisteo 3 years ago.
My career in the arts began in the 80’s at New York’s Robert Miller Gallery which represented such artists as Louise Bourgeois, Lee Krasner, Robert Mapplethorpe, and Alice Neel, to mention just a few.
In 1994 I became the program director at the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts where for the next 17 years I was in charge of the grant making program. Recipients included a wide variety of institutions from large museums to small artist-run spaces. The foundation also provided grants to individual artists through a national regranting program. In its early days the foundation supported historic preservation projects such as Cornerstones in Santa Fe and a restoration project at Acoma Pueblo. This is where Galisteo comes into the picture.
Over the course of my work at the foundation I visited all 50 states. New Mexico, where I had never been, was the most memorable - it really felt like another world, especially if one came from the east coast. Jeff and I stayed at the Galisteo Inn several times, never dreaming that one day we’d be living right here in Agnes Martin’s former home.
We’re so fortunate to have such a unique cultural resource like La Sala in Galisteo. I hope I can be of help to the board as it continues its great work.