Carpinteria Arts Center names Paige Van Tuyl as Executive Director


Carpinteria Arts Center names Paige Van Tuyl as Executive Director


The Carpinteria Arts Center is excited to announce Paige Van Tuyl as the next Executive Director of the nonprofit arts organization. 


“With the recent completion of our new 865 Linden Avenue building (galleries, kitchen and studios) and refurbished courtyard, having Paige at the helm will help elevate our nonprofit organization to meet its vision of being among the premier small-town community arts centers in America,” says David Powdrell, former board chair and current Interim Executive Director.  “We are wildly excited to have Paige on our team,” Powdrell adds.      


A graduate of the University of California Santa Barbara with a degree in the History of Art and Architecture, Paige brings years of valuable nonprofit leadership experience to the organization, having served on the staff of Girls Inc. of Greater Santa Barbara, the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, the Jewish Federation of Greater Santa Barbara, and the Santa Barbara City College Foundation.  Paige’s passion for the arts, education and the community makes this the perfect project for her to head in Carpinteria.  Paige adds, “I am excited to explore the opportunities to increase our impact as we build momentum as an organization – exploring new ways to craft and enhance our community’s experience, locating greater philanthropic partnerships, increasing awareness and value of the Arts Center’s identity and elevating the conversation around the arts.” 


Board chair, Casey Summar, adds “Paige is exactly the dynamic leader the board was seeking for the Arts Center’s next chapter.  Our tremendously bright future just got that much brighter.”


Paige looks forward to meeting with the artists, members, donors, volunteers and the general public to help identify community needs and wants that will help the arts organization meet its goals.  “Getting my degree in the History of Art and Architecture inspired all of the moves in my career that have thankfully landed me at the Carpinteria Arts Center.  It’s the smartest thing I’ve ever done,” Paige concludes. 


The Carpinteria Arts Center, doing business as the Lynda Fairly Carpinteria Arts Center, is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit arts organization located at 865 Linden Avenue.   


Contact:     David Powdrell, Interim Executive Director

                           Carpinteria Arts Center

                           (805) 684-7789




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