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Pacific Art League building sale dropped

Original post made on Feb 14, 2008

A rift developing within the Pacific Art League split wide open last week, forcing the group's Board of Directors to completely drop plans to sell its historic Ramona Street building.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, December 4, 2007, 2:57 PM

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Posted by Fine Arts Lover, a resident of another community
on Feb 14, 2008 at 10:03 am

Healing? Apparently you've missed the latest board and staff defections. The new board president, Mary Ann Baker, left after only a month. The heir presumptive? Vice Chair Walter Smith who toppled two previous executive directors. His cohort? Donnasue Jacobi who is on record as describing a $2 million dollar unrequested bequest as "a curse" and of cursing out former staff members. Now all the shows are "members only" and guess whose work is guaranteed to go up? Photographs by Donnasue and her husband Fred Roessler. Hmmm. Apparently it's very good to be queen, but it's risky business to cross those who drove out the former board and staff. Do the more than 500 members of Pacific Art League realize that their organization has been hijacked by the self-proclaimed "Committee to Vote NO"?


Posted by ART, a resident of another community
on Feb 15, 2008 at 5:36 pm

As a public non-profit, isn't the Board obligated to disclose major changes in leadership to their members, donors and public? If the Board Chair has left, who's in charge? How many directors are still there?


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