Sculptor L'Deane Trueblood, nationally known landscape painter Valoy Eaton and Doris S. Melich, a Salt Lake civic volunteer, have been appointed to the Utah Arts Council Board of Directors by Gov. Norm Bangerter.
They will replace sculptor Grant Speed, visual artist V. Douglas Snow and at-large representative LaVelle Moss, who all resigned due to time constraints. The appointments give the board wide geographic representation, since Eaton now resides in Vernal and Trueblood is from St. George.Eaton has participated in most of the major art shows in the West and other important exhibits throughout the nation. He is a lifetime member of the National Academy of Western Art, and chaired the NAWA executive committee for two years.
Trueblood's recognitions include the Springville Art Museum's show of Utah sculptors, and Black Canyon juries show. She also won the first purchase award for the Dixie College invitational art exhibit.
Melich's work on behalf of arthritis research spans nearly 30 years, climaxed in 1986 when she received the National Arthritis Foundation Pyramid Award, for helping to establish the National Institute for Arthritis. She's also been a member of the Utah Ballet and Utah Symphony guilds, the Salt Lake Art Center and a devoted worker in Girl Scouting for 40 years.
* A CHANGE IN THE Pioneer Theatre Company staff, the addition of six new members to the PTC advisory board and new officers for Salt Lake Acting Company's board of trustees have been announced this past week.
Increasing awareness in PTC will be one goal of Marcia Reider, who has joined the company's staff as group sales manager. She'll also coordinate sales to schools, clubs, businesses and other organizations interested in attending the theater as a group.
Reider most recently worked in Los Angeles for film production companies as executive and production assistant, casting and vocal coach. Prior to her Los Angeles experience, she worked in several capacities for Comworld Pictures in Midway, Utah, and was owner and creative director of her own promotional advertising business in Salt Lake City for three years. An actress, she has also appeared in films, on TV and in regional theater.
New officers for the 1988-89 season at SLAC are Susan Glasmann, president; Michele Schulte-Franks, vice president; Kerry Lehtinen, secretary, and Jim Herbster, treasurer. Glasmann is assistant manager of corporate communications for Questar Corp.; Franks has worked as research assistant for Wallace & Associates; Lehtinen is senior vice president for Harris & Love Advertising Agency, and Herbster is vice president of administration for Northwest Pipeline. New members of SLAC's board of trustees will be elected on Sept. 17.
Six new faces have been added to the PTC advisory board - Terrell Dougan, Kirk R. Nelson, Edward J. Gryska, Margaret N. Billings, Brent J. Welch and Suzanne M. Scott.
Billings received her law degree from the University of Utah College of Law in 1977. She is development director of the Children's Service Society of Utah and is a partner in the law firm of Prince, Yeates & Geldzahler.
Dougan, a former Deseret News columnist and former assistant to Gov. Scott M. Matheson, has acted in commercials since the age of 3. A fitness expert, she teaches at the Salt Lake YMCA, gives corporate fitness seminars and is completing the eighth edition of "This Is the Place," a guidebook to Salt Lake City.
Gryska, who has been artistic director for Salt Lake Acting Company for 18 years - producing more than 100 plays - has acted in plays and films, both locally and in Chicago. He's taught English, drama, film and humanities at Cottonwood High School and has been a member and program director of Utah Citizens for the Arts for three years. He's also served as artistic consultant to Park City Performances.
Nelson, assistant vice president for US WEST (formerly Mountain Bell of Utah), has been involved in many civic and community activities not only in Salt Lake City but Denver and Seattle. He previously served as director of investor relations for US WEST in Denver.
Scott, a Salt Lake native, has participated in Junior League, the Fine Arts Museum advisory board, the Community Services Council and the Ballet West and Pioneer Theatre Company guilds, among others.
Welch, a University of Utah graduate, has been with the Nice Corp. of Ogden since 1981. He was recently appointed by Gov. Bangerter as a board member of the Institutional Council at Utah Valley Community College in Provo and has been actively involved in various educational and athletic projects promoting Weber State College.
In addition to these new board members, PTC has also retained Scott Loveless of Salt Lake as attorney and renewed David C. Johnston's position as chairman of the advisory board for another term.
* UTAH SYMPHONY marketing and communications director Sean Toomey heads east next month to assume the position of marketing director for the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. His appointment becomes effective Aug. 29.
A native of New Jersey, Toomey joined the Utah Symphony in February 1985. Prior to that he was director of the Park City Arts Festival and previously headed Creative Concerts, a concert promotion company. During his tenure with the orchestra he has coordinated research projects and developed advertising campaigns that, according to the orchestra's executive director, Paul R. Chummers, have resulted in a 17 percent increase in subscription sales.
In Baltimore Toomey will coordinate direct marketing, advertising and publications. Said he of his new job, "The Baltimore Symphony is in the enviable position of knowing where they want to go, knowing how to get there and knowing how to get the resources to make it all happen. They've already achieved many of the things we've been striving for in Utah and I'm looking forward to joining their team."
* PHOTOGRAPHS BY Stephen Moody of Artistic Images of Salt Lake City were recently showcased in the 97th International Exposition of Professional Photography, held July 8-13 in Orlando, Fla. The photos, four in number, were among 2,500 works displayed at the exposition, the largest exhibit of its kind to date.