Santa Barbara Seasons on The Arts Fund, May, 2013

By D.J. Palladino on May 02, 2013 in Press

FINDING THE FUND: THE ARTS FUND FACES A CHANGING MISSION

Catherine Gee not only runs The Arts Fund for Santa Barbara, but you might say she’s a client, too. Gee, whose name is pronounced like the expression of wonder, came here less than five years ago as an arts consultant working for Morris Squire’s Rumble Art Show, with interests so diverse that they put the word “eclectic” to shame. The daughter of a professional artist who emigrated from Mainland China, Gee studied Spanish, violin, fine arts, art history and writing at Sewanee (University of the South). While later working for Squire and Summerland Winery—since she wasn’t busy enough—she heard about the Individual Artists Award program—which The Arts Fund gave each year from a different art form or genre—applied and won honorable mention. Read more...