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Board and Staff

Full-time staff:

Sharon Freilich, Executive Director has been dedicated to enriching lives through design, art, and art education throughout her career.  She is honored to carry on the great work of Inyo Council for the Arts as the new Executive  Director. She is excited to promote vibrant art opportunities to the local community via quality art programs in Inyo County schools, live music and art events, and by supporting and promoting local artists and cultural communities.

Sharon Freilich is passionate about the healing, and life enhancing properties of art, inclusivity, and honoring one’s heritage. She strongly believes in the power of engagement with art and design to connect individuals, cultures, and communities.

Sharon brings with her a creative entrepreneurial spirit, many years as a successful textile and graphic designer, 14 years in art education including designing and implementing creative spaces for students, management and tech skills, and above all a commitment to establishing relationships and enhancing lives through the promotion of art participation and volunteerism.

Part-time staff:

Elle Pace, Program Coordinator, recently moved to Bishop to set down roots here in the community that her parents and grandparents called home. As a graphic design major in college, she has a deep passion for the arts, and her skills and expertise are an asset to the team here at ICA. Elle is grateful for the opportunity to work closely with her community and helping to bring arts opportunities to our students.

Jane Pace, School Arts Coordinator & Gallery Coordinator, has over 15 years experience working in the arts. Her passion for the arts started in college where she majored in Art and Education. Originally from the Eastern Sierra, Jane is excited to help ICA bring the arts to the community.

Board Members:

Karen Atkinson – Former Arts Educator, Lone Pine, CA

Elizabeth Caplun – Former Executive at Stanford University, Bishop, CA

Jeff Griffiths – Inyo County Supervisor, Bishop, CA

Judyth Greenburgh (Vice President) – Artist, Designer, Freelance Creative Consultant/Director, Darwin, CA

Jesse Steele – Inyo County Film Commissioner, Founder of Eastern Sierra NOW, Big Pine, CA

Pete Watercott (President) – Retired Inyo County Senior Center Chef, Musician, Bishop, CA

Dr. John Wehausen (Secretary/Treasurer) –  UC Biologist, Musician, Bishop, CA




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