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For Immediate Release Aug 3, 2009 Contact: Becki Gervin 408.961.5814 bgervin@montalvoarts.org Montalvo Expands its

For Immediate Release Aug 3, 2009

Contact: Becki Gervin 408.961.5814 bgervin@montalvoarts.org

Montalvo Expands its Management Team with Two New Appointments

Nancy Glaze appointed deputy director, Diane Maxwell appointed director of marketing

SARATOGA, Calif. – Montalvo Arts Center is pleased to announce two new appointments to its senior management team: Nancy Glaze, former director of arts and culture at the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, and recent interim executive director at Montalvo will assume the role of deputy director. Diane Maxwell, former development and communications director for Djerassi Resident Artists Program, assumes the role of director of marketing and communications.

Both individuals bring a wealth of knowledge and experience in their related fields to Montalvo, a multidisciplinary Silicon Valley arts center and historic Saratoga landmark.

During her seven months as interim executive director at Montalvo, Glaze managed day-to-day operations and worked extensively with the organization’s Board of Trustees to begin establishing a sustainable business plan for the organization. Glaze brings a long-standing familiarity with Montalvo’s history and arts programming through her 23-year arts leadership tenure with the David and Lucile Packard Foundation in Los Altos. Glaze serves on the boards of American’s for the Arts, Arts Council Silicon Valley, and the San Jose Institute for Contemporary Art.

At Djerassi, Maxwell was responsible for organizing and promoting numerous public events and

broadening awareness of the organization through a successful lecture series “Where Art Originates: Artists & the Creative Process” in collaboration with the Palo Alto Art Center. Maxwell was a key force in executing the launch of the organization’s new membership program and creating residency partnership awards with similar organizations in the Bay Area and Southern California. Maxwell has also served in communication positions at the San Francisco Jazz Organization; San Jose Museum of Art; and the Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego. Diane

is a member of ArtTable, Inc.; Alliance of Artists Communities; Public Relations Society of

America; and American Association of Museums.

“Nancy and Diane have extensive experience in arts management, and we are thrilled to have them at Montalvo,” Executive Director Angela McConnell said. “The expertise and passion that they each bring, and the accomplishments that span their careers make them ideal additions to our senior management team.

About Montalvo Arts Center Montalvo Arts Center is a nonprofit organization dedicated to forging meaningful connections between art, artists and the communities it serves through creation, presentation and education

in extraordinary ways and settings. Located in the Saratoga hills, Montalvo Arts Center occupies

a Mediterranean-style villa on 175 stunning acres, which Senator James Phelan left to the people

of California for the encouragement of promising students in the areas of art, music, literature

Phelan left to the people of California for the encouragement of promising students in the areas

and architecture. In January 2005, the organization expanded its name from "Montalvo" to "Montalvo Arts Center" to commemorate its 75th year as an arts center and to better communicate its mission to increasing local, national and international audiences. For more information about Montalvo Arts Center, call (408) 961-5800 or visit www.montalvoarts.org .

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