855 Linden Ave.
Carpinteria, CA 93013

Gary Campopiano

Native of Fresno, California 1947
Studied Art and Education @ California State University Fresno
Married to Geri Ann 46 blissful years. Two grown children, 1 grandchild
Taught Art for 35 years for the Ventura Unified School District, retired
Involved with Carpinteria Valley Arts Council since 2001
Interested in painting, gardening and fishing

David Powdrell

David has been a practicing Certified Public Accountant since 1985. A graduate of the University of Colorado in Boulder, he and his wife, Valerie, moved to Carpinteria in 2007. They have 2 grown children, Keenan, 29, and Madison, 25.

David served on the board of directors for the Summer Solstice Celebration 2002-2007, was a board of director and treasurer for Cottage Rehabilitation Hospital Foundation 2008-2012, has co-chaired the annual Carpinteria Talent Showcase since its inception in 2010, served as treasurer for the Friends of the Carpinteria Library from 2010-2013, was awarded a Paul Harris fellow by Rotary International in October 2012, currently serves as a board of director for the Carpinteria Rotary Charitable Foundation and is the current club treasurer for the Carpinteria Noontime Rotary. David serves in an advisory position for a number of other non-profit organizations in Santa Barbara and Carpinteria. David currently serves as co-chairperson for the Carpinteria Valley Arts Council.

Outside interests include photography, music, long distance running, kayaking and surfing. As a 2004 stroke survivor, his passion is being a peer counselor for recent stroke survivors at Cottage Rehabilitation Hospital. It wasn’t until after his stroke that promoting the benefits of the arts to people of all ages became vitally important to David.

Amanda Nyce McIntyre

Bachelor of Arts – Smith College

Employment history:
Decorator; World Airways flight attendant taking Air Force troops in/out of Viet Nam 1964-1966; Elementary school teacher and travel consultant.

Volunteer Activities:
Costume and Textile Department of LACMA – Board Member.
Los Angeles Rape Crisis Hotline-Founder and Fundraiser.
Performing Tree/Los Angeles Junior League Project-Organized cultural performances for participating schools.
Junior League of Los Angeles – Numerous committee projects spanning 15 years.
SBMA Docent – 20 years as an active touring Docent.
Music Academy of the West – Member of Auxiliary.
Planned Parenthood – Choice Affairs participant.
County Art in Public Places (CAPP) member since 2006.
Santa Barbara County Arts Commission member since 2007.
Representative for the 1st District – Salud Carbajal
Santa Barbara Museum of Art – Trustee – 1994-2002; 2009-2011.
Carpinteria Arts Center – Arts Advocates Chairperson 2011-present.
Friends of the Carpinteria Library – 2014 to current.

Charles Lo Bue

Prior to retirement, Charles was director of Human Resources - International. He graduated from Rutgers University in 1958, and has been a resident of Carpinteria since 1983. For thirty years during his retirement, Charles has been an active volunteer for several community organizations. He received the President Obama Award for volunteerism, the Carpinteria Chambers of Commerce Award for one of the “Best of the Best Volunteers" in Carpinteria, and the RSVP Award for the person with the most volunteer hours in the County of Santa Barbara. Charles continues to volunteer, and is a current board member of the Carpinteria Arts Center.

Al Clark

Al Clark is a consulting industrial safety engineer. He graduated from UCSB with a Masters degree from California State University San Diego. He has lived in Carpinteria since 1986 with his wife, Kathleen Lord.

Al has served on the Carpinteria Arts Center Board of Directors for 9 years and has served on boards of numerous other non-profit and government organizations. He is currently serving as a council member on the Carpinteria City Council.

Susan Misemer

Susan Misemer has lived in Carpinteria for over 45 years where three of her children were raised. She retired from Fedex in Goleta, CA and from a small real estate business in Ventura, CA. As a part-time caterer for several decades, she brings office, kitchen, and service skills to her volunteer activities at the Gallery and Board. Her dedication and interest in promoting the arts in Carpinteria can be traced back to the transforming ideals learned at the Lou Grant Parent Child Workshop and the long-lasting friendships developed during her time with the organization. She enjoys supporting the Carpinteria Arts Center's many programs, receptions, and community youth art projects, with hopes of more to come.

Lynda Fairly

Lynda Fairly graduated from USC with a major in Education and minor in Psychology. She taught second grade in LA, taught second and first grade at Taiwan American School, and received a Masters degree from Montana State University, Bozeman, in Counseling and Guidance.

She went to the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, was the Asst. Dean of Women; then to Community College in Whittier as Asst. Dean of Student Affairs, and finally to SBCC, first as Asst. Dean of Student Activities, then Admissions, then Student Affairs, and finally Vice President of Adult Education with 50,000 students.

She retired and then became a part of an über of non-profits; foundation for SBCC, CADA, Path Point, CSA, MOXI, Parkinson's Asso of SB, and Catholic charities.


Teda Pilcher

Raised by artist parents in the San Francisco Bay Area, Teda Pilcher has had a life-long love of the arts. She returned to California in 2010 after a 25-year sojourn back East with her husband in pursuit of education, careers and family. A Member of the CVAC Board of Directors and Chair of the the Gallery Committee, Teda also finds time as a docent and board member of the Docent Council at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art. Teda is excited to share her passion for the arts and to lend her talents in program development and team-building to CVAC. She has high aspirations for the organization’s continued role in fostering local artists, providing art education for the community, and creating opportunities for our young people to explore the vital role of the arts in a full and meaningful way in their lives. Teda’s husband, Michael, is a professor and psychologist, and her son, Clay, is a local photographer.


Marty Selfridge

A Carpinteria resident since 1987, Marty Selfridge is a retired school teacher. She continues to work in school, both as a classroom volunteer and as a student of ceramics and geology. She and her late husband, Jock, have a wonderful son, Sam. Marty enjoys daily walks with her two dogs, Dusty and Milo.